NUTLEY, NJ - Salary ordinances approved during the Thursday, Nov. 7 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting.

Ordinance No. 3431 introduced by Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli will fix the salaries of certain officers and employees for non-union employees in the departments of public affairs, revenue and finance, public safety, public works and water, parks and public property, and legal.

Ordinance No. 3432 introduced by Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli will fix the salaries of certain officers and employees of Teamsters Local 97 in the departments of public works and water and parks and public property.

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Public hearings for both ordinances will be held during the Dec. 17 BOC meeting.

Ordinance No. 3429 introduced by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco during the Oct. 15 BOC meeting was passed. The ordinance allows for 20 feet of handicap parking on Friedland Road on the north side, beginning at a point 360 feet west of Union Avenue; Windsor Place on the east side, beginning at a point 220 feet west of Kingsland Street; Yale Street on the west side, beginning at a point 430 feet south of Hancox Avenue; and Kingsland Street on the north side, beginning at a point 25 feet west of Cathedral Avenue.

Ordinance No. 3430 to fix the salaries of certain officers and employees of the township effective Jan. 1, 2017 for the FMBA Local 44 and 44A Department of Public Safety introduced by Petracco on Oct. 15 was approved. The salaries for firefighters are now $25,000 minimum and $96,628.23 maximum; lieutenants’ salary are now $103,204.51 minimum and $116,337.09 maximum; captains’ are now $122,903.28 minimum and $136,036.02 maximum; and deputy chief is $161,833.58 minimum and $170,106.45 maximum.

Public Comment

Carmine Alessio of Nutley voiced concerns about the township’s Municipal Land Use Policies and Procedures by the Code Enforcement Department. He believes the policies are not enforced when it comes to variances on East Centre Street, and believed the property value of his home on East Centre Street is going down.

Alessio said about 72 hours prior to the meeting he was walking to Monsignor Owens Park directly across the street from his home and noticed the cyclone fence belonging to the back-end 98 and 102 East Centre St. properties was removed. Alessio believes the properties were extended more than 10 feet with a self-made wall and stockade fence on to public property. He said also four trees on the park side were removed to accommodate the residents of those properties.

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci said he was unaware that anyone extended their property onto the Parks property but the township will investigate it and if it was, it will be corrected. Tucci assured Alessio that no trees were cut on Parks property to accommodate anyone. Tucci said the township only cuts down trees when they are dead or hazardous.

Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said he would notify the construction official to conduct an immediate inspection of the properties.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.