NUTLEY, NJ - Public Safety Department salary ordinances were introduced during the Tuesday, Dec. 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting.

Ordinance

Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco introduced Ordinance No. 3434 to fix the salaries of certain officers and employees of the township effective Jan. 1, 2018 for the IBEW Local 1158 of the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety telecommunicators’s salaries will be $23,000 minimum $23,000 to $64,000 maximum.

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Ordinance No. 3435 to fix the salaries of certain officers and employees of the township effective Jan. 1, 2018 for the FMBA Local 44 and 44A Department of Public Safety was also introduced by Petracco. The salaries for firefighters will be $25,000 minimum and $105,599.19 maximum; lieutenants’ salary will be $106,300.64 minimum and $127,124.67 maximum; captains will be $126,590.37 minimum and $148,650.22 maximum; and deputy chief will be $166,688.58 minimum and $185,879.89 maximum.

Public hearings for both ordinances will be held during the Dec. 31 BOC meeting.

Petracco also introduced Ordinance No. 3433 to allow for handicap parking on Jefferson Street on the south side, beginning at a point 285 feet west of Crestwood Avenue, east for a distance of 22 feet; and removal of handicap spaces at Wesley Place on the east side, from point 135 feet south of King Street, south for a distance of 22 feet; Milton Avenue on the north side, beginning at a point 530 feet west of Bloomfield Avenue, west for a distance of 22 feet; and King Street on the south side, from point 234 feet east of St. Mary’s Place, east for a distance of 20 feet.

A public hearing will be held during the Jan. 2, 2020 BOC meeting.

Public Comment

Rory Moore of Nutley suggested that the township’s webpage NutleyNJ.org should update the residents on the progress of the On3 site. He thinks it should be updated at least once a month. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci said the township has at least started updating the residents via the township website and has outlined the Nov. 6 public meeting held by Topology at John H. Walker Middle School. Tucci said other news about the On3 site is also listed there. The township has a link on the front page titled Roche Redevelopment Information which contains links to most of the current and past news about the On3 site.

According to Township Attorney Alan Genitempo there should be a draft report of the traffic study by the middle of December and have a final report by January. Moore suggested the report be put up on the township’s webpage.

Tammy Rossi of Nutley asked Scarpelli to make sure the website is updated with the current members of all the township boards.

Rossi questioned Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers about his comment during the Dec. 4, 2018 BOC meeting. According to Rossi, Rogers said he would hold a meeting with all interested citizens who wanted to serve on the various township boards. Rogers said that was the intent but it is not up to him to do, that the mayor appoints the boards. Scarpelli said he conducted interviews last year and he will do that again this year. There are openings that need to be filled.

Rossi also asked about the Diamond Springs Beach Club vs. the Township of Nutley litigation. Genitempo said some depositions were completed and as there are no court appearances or court dates on the calendar; it is on hold. Rossi said there is construction equipment on the site and questioned if they have applied for permits. Genitempo said no permits were applied for. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said David Berry, construction and zoning official, will check the site if they are doing work on storing equipment illegally.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.