NUTLEY, NJ -  The 2019 tax sale-statement of proceedings was announced at the Tuesday, Oct. 1 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused.

Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said that on Sept. 17, the township held its annual tax sale which included both property taxes and water; properties that were in arrearages from 2018. A total of 17 properties were in the sale for property tax arrearages and 53 were for water arrearages for a total value of $129,479.28. The total tax levy for the town is over $115 million, which Evans claims is very minor. Many of the liens have been redeemed by the owners since Sept. 17. The tax sale-statement is consistent with the previous year.

October was acknowledged as Breast Cancer Awareness month and Oct. 10 as Put the Brakes on Fatality Day.

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Resolutions were approved to allow the insertion of $3,000 in revenue from the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Program; $3,000 in revenue from the Green Community Grant Program in the 2019 budget; $5,500 for Police Salary and Wages from the Click It or Ticket 2019 Seat Belt Mobilization Grant; $20,000 from the Municipal Alliance Grant Program; and $53,915.71 from the Clean Communities Program Grant.

D&L Paving Contractors, Inc. in Nutley was awarded a contract for various roadway improvements in the amount of the base bid of $216,514 and an alternate bid #1 of $31,062.27 for a total amount of $247,576.27. Change Order #1 was created to decrease the amount of the base bid by $32,671.15 and the alternate bid #1 by $68.43 for a total deduction charge of $32,739.58. The adjusted contract price is $214,836.69.

A refund of overpayments of water charges in the amount of $116.22 was granted to the owner of 87 Edison Ave.

Disabled veteran Daniel Fasanelli was granted full exemption from property taxes from Feb. 19, 2019 and thereafter on the property of 27 Brown St. Fasanelli received a homestead rebate in error for the year 2016, which was applied to the 2019 fourth quarter property tax record. A refund of the homestead rebate for $408.16 will be applied to the 2019 fourth quarter property tax to Fasanelli.

Disabled veteran Michael J. Walsh was granted full exemption from property taxes from July 30, 2017 and thereafter on the property of 43 Gerard Road. A refund of $409.19 was approved for 2019 property taxes.

Disabled veteran Dennis Cederone was granted full exemption from property taxes from March 4, 2017 and thereafter on the property of 50 Columbia Ave. A refund of $404.37 was approved for 2019 property taxes.

An off-premise 50/50 cash raffle license was approved for the Nutley High School Booster Club for Thursday, Nov. 21 and an off-premise 50/50 cash raffle was granted to the Nutley Irish American Alliance Inc. for Friday, Dec. 13.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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