While New Jersey officials evaluate Donald Trump’s remediation budget proposal for the failed EnCap project in the Meadowlands, the borough of Rutherford is seeking $1.2 million from EnCap for land taxes and impact fees it claims the development company owes the municipality.

Maraziti, Falcon, & Healey LLP, special counsel for Rutherford, sent last week a letter to Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump and manager of the remediation project, indicating that EnCap is in default of a 2004 financial agreement between the municipality and the company. Since signing the contract, EnCap’s ownership structure changed and Cherokee Investment Partners II now holds a majority interest in the company, yet the remediation plan is still commonly known as the EnCap project.

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