CLARK, NJ - Township Business Administrator John Laezza explained a looming million dollar shortfall in tax revenue to local business owners at the Clark Chamber of Commerce meeting held at the Holiday Inn in late February.
“This is going to be a tough year for the taxpayers of Clark,” Laezza said. At the core of the issue is a negotiated settlement with Racer Trust, the current owner of the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex. After a protracted legal battle, the township agreed to refund the company charged with managing post-bankruptcy General Motors properties $804,000. Read more about the settlement.
Laezza said the township is also undergoing a reevaluation of its land-use master plan. “The new plans will include a reconfiguration of the downtown with mix-use apartments and stores rezoned for just that purpose,” he said.
The Clark Chamber of Commerce meets monthly, under the leadership of executive co-chairpersons Michele Murphy and Wayne Zuhl. Laezza's update came after a round of introductions by all present.
Doreen Babis, Supervisor of Special Services for the Clark School District, thanked the community for their support of a local charity event benefiting the schools. She asked local businesses to consider employment opportunities that Clark’s special education students could learn about. Students would be on site with a chaperone, and volunteer their time while learning about jobs in the community that they might want to consider in the future. Businesses interested in working with students can email email@example.com
The meeting was hosted by Edna Perez of Access Self Storage in Clark. Perez explained that Access is a full service facility with climate-controlled units, drive-up units, parking spots, moving supplies and an information center for planning a move.
The Clark Chamber of Commerce is part of the Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which boasts membership of over 1,200. Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly Clark meeting. For more information about the Clark Chamber of Commerce, contact (908) 352-0900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses of all sizes and disciplines are encouraged to attend the meetings to network and learn about the Clark business environment. Attendees at the most recent meeting include :
|Susan Anger-Gaul||Paul Davis Restoration||Union|
|Doreen Babis||Clark Schools||Clark|
|Anthony Battaglia||Kad Associates||Colonia|
|Alvin Barr||Clark Township Council||Clark|
|Kim Decker||Fanwood - SP YMCA||Scotch Plains|
|Steve Flood||Scomage Information Services||Scotch Plains|
|Lori Hyman||Holiday Inn||Clark|
|Britteny Mack||UCC Foundation||Cranford|
|Pedro Matos||Clark Chief of Police||Clark|
|Michele Murphy||Columbia Bank||Clark|
|Edna Perez||Access Self Storage||Clark|
|Bidisa Rai||Gateway Chamber of Commerce||Elizabeth|
|Cindy Tomasso||Michael Tomasso Contracting||Clark|
|Wayne Zuhl||Hallmark Realtors||Clark|
|Glenn Zuhl||2K Printing & Promotions||Roselle Park|
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