NUTLEY, NJ  - The Nutley Board of Commissioners announced payment of transitional state aid funds during the Thursday, Nov. 13 public meeting. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans stepped out after the executive session receiving an excused absence for the rest of the meeting.

COVID-19 overtime for the Nov. 13 Payroll is 10,411.27. The state government will reimburse these funds as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Ordinance

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Ordinance No. 3460 introduced by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco on Oct. 20 to allow for handicap parking on 140 Hawthorne Ave. north beginning at a point 170 feet east of Bloomfield Avenue and west for a distance of 22 feet was approved.

Resolutions

Resolution No. 266-20 is a Memorandum of Understanding for the receipt of $3.25 million in transitional aid funds for the 2020 calendar year from the Division of Local Government Services to support the municipal budget. In addition to all other sums provided by the state or its municipal subdivisions.

The BOC approved transfers of appropriations of $106,000 from Health Insurance and 100,000 from Other Insurance Premiums to Parks Other Expenses $206,000 in the 2020 Municipal Budget for the Department of Parks and Public Property. The transfer is for the department to purchase a new boom truck. According to Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, the current boom truck is 20 years old and no longer safe.

The Board appointed Eleni Pettas, municipal clerk, as the township’s Public Agency Compliance Officer (PACO), serving as the liaison between the Department of the Treasury, Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunity and the township for 2021. According to the resolution, the PACO serves as the point of contact for all matters concerning implementation and administration of the referenced statute and is responsible to make sure the contractor has agreed to contract performance that complies with the approved Affirmative Action Plan before any public contracts are awarded and any monies paid.

The BOC also appointed Adriana Russo as court administrator of the Nutley Municipal Court, which began on April 4, 2020. Russo has served as the administrator since April 4, 2017.

Integrity Roofing in Rahway was awarded a contract to upgrade the Nutley Public Library’s skylight for $249,340.

Stanziale Construction in Bloomfield was awarded a contract for $30,626 to construct an ADA Walkway at Father Glotzbach Park. Funds for the project will come from a Community Development Block Grant.

The township awarded John P. Inglesino of Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC. in Parsippany a one-year contract not to exceed $95,000 for the services of a Special Development Counsel. The 2021 fee schedule is an hourly rate of $215 for legal services by attorneys and an hourly rate of $100 for services by paralegal or law clerks.

The BOC awarded Hendricks Appraisal Company, LLC in West Orange a one-year contract not to exceed $50,000 for the services of a professional real estate appraiser. The company will assist with real estate appraisals, tax appeals and tax court appearances, and complete the necessary procedures to ensure the capture of added assessments arising from ongoing improvement activities in Nutley.

The BOC awarded a contract to C. Walter Searle Insurance Agency LLC in Nutley not to exceed $40,000 for professional risk management consulting services. In addition, the agency was awarded a contract not to exceed $10,000 to continue providing professional services for the Insurance Accident and Safety Review Board meetings.

The township entered into one-year contracts with U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance Contract, National Joint Powers Alliance, Keystone Purchasing Network, and HGACBuy Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current contracts.

The BOC approved Resolution No. 274-20 authorizing the purchasing agent to purchase certain goods or services from any approved New Jersey State Contract Vendor pursuant to all conditions of the state contract.

The BOC entered into a one-year contract with the Essex County Cooperative Purchasing Program to purchase certain goods or services.

The township awarded a one-year contract with Millennium Strategies LLC in Morristown not to exceed $40,000 for grant consulting services.

The Board entered into a one-year contract with GTBM, Inc., which owns the Info-Cop E-Ticketing System, not to exceed $45,000 to acquire proprietary software to issue electronic tickets through mobile computers.

Resolution No. 263-20 allows the Nutley Police Department to utilize the police pistol range facilities of the Borough of North Arlington Police Department, having its principal offices at 214 Ridge Road in the Hackensack Meadowlands, North Arlington, in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for one year.

The BOC authorized a one-year contract with the firm of Scarinci and Hollenbeck in Lyndhurst to provide labor counsel at a rate of $150 per hour.

The township refunded Jamie Lynn Richards Enterprises $100 for the Festival in the Park , and $150 each to the owners of 120 Franklin Ave. and 124 Raymond Ave. for Camp Nutley due to the pandemic

Alfred G. Russo received a partial refund of $5,386.78 for 2020 property taxes. Resolution 280-20 states that on Jan. 18, 2020, the Russo Family located at 320 Park Ave. suffered a tragic loss of human life arising from a catastrophic fire that engulfed their home. Alfred, sustained serious burns requiring hospitalization and extended care. Due to the fire, the tax assessor reduced the 2021 property assessment to recognize the temporary loss in property value and determined the property value adjustment for 2020.

The BOC approved refunds of overpayment of 2020 tax charges to the owners of 150 Vreeland Ave. for $2,378.22; 55 Ridge Road for $2,979.84; and 258 High St. for $1,690.96.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 via Zoom. To gain access to the meeting go to zoom.us/j/98805921694. Password: 876956. For those without computer access or mobile device you may dial into the meeting at:  (number based on your current location) US: +1 929 205 6099; +1 312 626 6799; +1 301 715 8592; +1 346 248 7799; +1 669 900 6833; or +1 253 215 8782. Meeting ID: 988 0592 1694.

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