After a multi-year battle with the Township of Franklin (Somerset), Mr. O’Grodnick prevailed after a Trial before the Hon. Michael J. Gilmore, J.T.C. in the Tax Court of New Jersey. Mr. O’Grodnick represented an owner of a residential house on land that was previously condemned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency. The Court found that that since the NJDEP condemned the land for the 3 mile run reservoir, a public use that was never constructed, the subject land was exempt from local property taxation and that only the house could be assessed for purposes of municipal property taxes.