NUTLEY, NJ - Redevelopment counsel hired to survey Diamond Springs and Ciccolini Brothers properties during the Tuesday, Aug. 18 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting.

The BOC proclaimed Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The 19th amendment was ratified 100 years ago Aug. 18, 1920 and one week later on Aug. 26 it was signed into law giving women the right to vote.

COVID-19 overtime for the July 24 Payroll is $4,512.17. The state government will reimburse these funds as part of the CARES Act.

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Ordinances

Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner introduced Ordinance No. 3452 to adopt the Nutley HLR (Hoffmann-La Roche) Phase III Redevelopment Plan for the On3 site. See Ordinance No. 3452.

The public hearing for the ordinance will be held during the Tuesday, Sept. 15 BOC meeting.

The BOC approved Ordinance No. 3448 introduced by Public Affairs Commissioner John V. Kelly III. The ordinance amends the salaries of certain officers and employees of the township effective Sept. 1, 2020 — fulltime public health physician base minimum salary $5,000 and base maximum salary $30,000. The previous range was $20,000 to $25,000.

Nutley resident Rory Moore questioned the increase. Kelly said competitive rates improve the township's ability to negotiate.

Also approved was Ordinance No. 3447 introduced by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco. The ordinance will enforce two hour parking on both sides of the street on Morris Place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Hancox to (north) end. If the ordinance passes the Department of Public Works will erect and maintain signs so stating ‘’Two Hour Time Limit Parking Only 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.”

Resolutions

Granada Construction Corporation in Newark was awarded a contract not to exceed $552,507 for the New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant Avenue Roadway Improvements – Section 2 (Myrtle Avenue to River Road).

Topology, LLC in Newark was awarded a non-competitive contract to provide professional planning services at a blended rate of $150 per an hour, not to exceed $50,000 from July 3, 2020 through July 2, 2021, related to the ongoing redevelopment of the Hoffmann La Roche Properties at the On3 site. The funds will be reimbursed by escrow accounts set up by each developer of the property.

The BOC approved Resolution No. 183-20 to allow the developer PB Nutclif Master, LLC. To submit to the Planning Board the proposal to subdivide 111 Ideation Way into two lots in the Phase IIA Redevelopment Agreement at the On3 site presented to the BOC during the Aug. 11 public meeting. See related story: Nutley's On3 update: 200 Metro Blvd. occupied; changes to Phase IIA of Roche site Redevelopment.

John P. Inglesino of the Law Firm of Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC. in Parsippany was awarded a contract not exceed $25,000 from Sept. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020 for the services of a special redevelopment counsel for the redevelopment of the Diamond Springs Restaurant and Beach Club site, 35 Evergreen Ave. The contracts sets the hourly rate of $215 for legal services by attorneys and $100 for services by paralegal or law clerk.

Inglesino was also awarded a contract with the same disclosures as above for Downtown Redevelopment of the downtown area including the Ciccolini site on Franklin Avenue.

A refund of overpayment of tax charges for $2,490.15 to the owner of 214 Kingsland St.

Public Comment

Janet Canonico of Nutley thanked the commissioners for proclaiming Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day but asked them to look at their departments and see if they are promoting equality and to compare the salaries of men and women. In addition, she asked them how many women police officers, firefighters, parks and road department employees are working for the township and if any women are leading the departments.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.1 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.