A rent control ordinance was introduced and a resolution to study multi-family housing was approved during the Nutley Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 20 public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent-excused.

Ordinances

Ordinance No. 3380 to amend the regulation ordered in the code of the township of Nutley, Chapter 532 “Rent Controls,” particularly Article I, sections 5 and 6 “Rent Control Procedures” was introduced by Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli. The ordinance will allow for rent increase based on economic hardship relating to that building if the landlord is qualified in which the landlord is unable to realize a seven-percent return on investment.

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A public hearing and second reading of the ordinance will be held at the March 20 public meeting.

A second reading and public hearing for Ordinance No. 3379 to amend the regulation ordered in code of the township of Nutley, Chapter 228 “Vehicles and Traffic,” particularly Article V, section 20 “Stop Intersections” was held. The ordinance was approved by the board. A stop sign will be placed at the intersection of Crestwood Avenue and Hope Street.

Resolutions

A resolution commissioning a study to assess the amount of multi-family housing the township of Nutley could support, and to measure the effect they will have on the township. The study will look at the impact on the sewage system, traffic and public safety. The immediately initiated study will look at the impact on the sewage system, traffic and public safety. The study will also look at what additional multi-family units will do to the already overcrowded Nutley public schools.

There are currently over 2,200 multi-family residential housing units in the township. According to the resolution the Board of Commissioners intend to maintain the nature and character of the township. Scarpelli said, “I hope we can look at some of the impact fees that we could have especially sewage and water.” Parks and Recreation Commissoner Mauro G. Tucci added, “So we can assess what the impact will be on the system and services and in fact to put in place impact fees and other regulations that will further our objectives.”

F&S Maintenance, LLC holder of Plenary Retail Consumption License was granted for renewal of the inactive license from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 year.

The 2017 budget appropriation reserve was transferred from City of Newark Water for $10,000 to Passaic Valley Water for the same amount.

The authorization for the township to sell surplus equipment of a medical table, through propertyroom.com was permitted.

The township of Nutley has offered to refund the permit fee of $1,152 to Holy Family Catholic Church for the interior alterations.

Escrow monies for land use applications in the total amount of $3,500 were refunded to the accounts of 20 Carteret Place, 567 Bloomfield Ave. and 100 King St. were granted.

Over payment in 2018 tax charges were refunded in the total amount of $19,658.94 to the accounts of 519 Coventry Drive, 388 High St., 23 Fernwood Terrace, 78 New St., 103 River Road A-2, 111 Cambridge Drive and 179 Vreeland Ave.

Raffle licenses for Holy Family Catholic Church, Melissa A. Centrella Scholarship Fund Inc. and Rotary Club were approved.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

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