NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley BOC appoints the township prosecutor and grants a disabled war veteran a tax exemption during the Tuesday, Feb. 16 public meeting. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was marked absent excused. 

COVID-19 overtime in the Department of Public Safety for the Feb. 5 Payroll is $45,251.08. The state government stopped reimbursing these funds when the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ended on Dec. 31. However, the township can still submit COVID-19 related expenses to the Federal Emergency Management Agency at a rate of 75 cents on a dollar. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco said during a previous BOC meeting that if one person in the police or the fire department tests positive for the COVID-19 virus the entire shift has to be quarantined for 10 days forcing overtime on other first responders.

Resolutions

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The township appointed Raymond Reddin, Esq. as Municipal Township Prosecutor for the township through May 21, 2022.

The BOC passed a resolution to grant disabled war veteran Carlos Bolanos of Nutley full exemption of property taxes at 33 Highfield Lane for Jan. 1, 2021 and all the years thereafter. The township refunded $3,094.72 of 2021 property taxes to Bolanos.

The BOC granted a refund of overpayments of $4,930.20 in tax charges for the year 2021 to the owner of 78 Yantacaw Place.

The township awarded Turnout Uniforms in Little Falls a one-year contract for $48,000 for police, dispatchers and crossing guard uniforms and equipment.

Resolution No. 28-21 was passed to allow the Department of Public Works to purchase a RAVO 5-iSeries Compact Street Sweeper and Related Accessories for $266,740.80 from Atlantic Machinery in Silver Springs, Maryland.  In addition, the BOC approved Resolution No. 29-21 allowing the DPW to purchase a Kenworth T-880 Tri - Axle and Related Accessories for $213,433.13 from Gabrielli Truck Sales in North Dayton.

The BOC approved the transfers of 2020 Appropriation Reserves in the Department of Public Works and Water Utility of $40,000 from Group Insurance and City of Newark Water Other Expenses to Passaic Valley Water Other Expenses.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 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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