NUTLEY, NJ - Seasonal two-hour metered parking from Dec. 16 to 29, was approved during the Tuesday, Dec. 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting.

The law firm of Genova Burns LLC in Newark was awarded a contract from Dec. 4, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020, not to exceed $15,000, for services of legal counsel to represent Nutley regarding grade railroad crossings by Norfolk Southern Industrial Railroad.  Resolution 319-19 states that the township strongly believes the closing of vehicular traffic over railroad crossings will seriously and permanently cause a hardship to the residents and taxpayers of Nutley. The law firm is charging an hourly rate of $200 for all attorneys and $75 for all paralegals for these services.

Resolution No. 323-19 a Memorandum of Understanding for the receipt of 2019 calendar year transitional aid to localities by and between the Division of Local Government Services and the Township of Nutley was read by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans. Nutley has met the criteria of the Transitional Aid Program and was awarded $3.250 million in state aid due to the substantial erosion of its property tax ratable base due to the departure of Hoffmann-La Roche, the municipality’s largest tax payer.

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On Nov. 19, a negotiated settlement was reached between the township and Teamsters Local 97 representing members of the Department of Parks and Public Property, Department of Public Works and Water Department. Resolution324-19 was approved to enter into a two-year contract with Teamsters Local 97 in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the negotiated settlement/contract.

On Dec. 2, a memorandum agreement was reached between the township and Nutley FMBA Local 44 and Local 44A. Resolution 325-19 was approved to enter into a two-year contract with Nutley FMBA Local 44 and Local 44A in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in memorandum agreement.

Arterial, LLC in Montclair was awarded a one year contract for the calendar year 2020 for professional planning services not to exceed $25,000 for a vehicular wayfinding system design service related to the ongoing redevelopments of Hoffmann-La Roche and to direct traffic between various existing and future designations within Nutley.

Mott MacDonald in Iselin was awarded a contract for the calendar year 2020, not to exceed $15,000 to defend the township in a tort claim made by Hoffmann-La Roche and other environmental issues. Services will be coordinated and managed by John Rolak Jr. professional engineer and principal of the firm and Roy Redmond, licensed site remediation professional.

Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC in Parsippany was awarded a contract not to exceed $75,000, as counsel for the township concerning litigation related to the redevelopment of the former Hoffmann-La Roche campus.

Angelo Cifelli Jr. Esq. of the law firm of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC in Nutley was awarded a one year contract not to exceed $17,000 for legal advice and services for the township’s land use policies and litigation.

Paul Ricci of Ricci Planning in Clark was awarded a one year contract to be paid at a rate of $120 per an hour as an independent planning expert for the Zoning Board of Adjustment to assist the board in reviewing evidence submitted for applications.

Pennoni Associates, Inc. in Newark was awarded a contract for the calendar year 2020 not to exceed $165,000 for services of an engineering consultant for the DPW.

S. Rotondi & Sons, Inc. in Summit was awarded a contract from Feb. 7, 2020 through Feb. 6, 2021 not to exceed $75,000 for the removal and recycling of Class B Clean Wood/Brush and Class C Leaves in the amount of $9.85/per cubic yard, and Class C Grass Clippings in the amount of $21.85/per cubic yard. The contract has an option for two one year extensions at the same price and/or agreed upon pre-stated increase.

Resolution No. 306-19 was approved extending the contract for one year with TSUJ Corporation in Wayne for electrical services not to exceed $40,000 and $50,000 in a Capital Ordinance 3425A. The contract was originally awarded on Dec. 27, 2018 for one year with the option to extend but not to exceed two years.

Resolution No. 307-19 was approved renewing the contract for one year with Advanced Mechanical Corp. in Nutley for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration services and purchase not to exceed $40,000 and $50,000 in a Capital Ordinance 3425A. The contract was awarded on Dec. 27, 2018 for one year, with the option to extend, but not to exceed two years.

Resolution No. 312-19 was approved renewing the contract for one year with F. Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal, Inc. in Irvington for the collection and hauling of co-mingled recycling material in the amount of $169,450 from Feb. 1, 2020 though Jan. 31, 2021. The contract was originally awarded on Dec. 1, 2017 for one year, with the option to renew for two one year extensions at the same price.

A transfer of appropriations in the 2019 budget for $100,000 from the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Emergency Management Salary and Wages for $70,000 and Uniform Fire Safety Salary and Wages for $30,000 to Office of Emergency Management Other Expenses for $70,000 and Fire Other Expenses for $30,000 was approved.

The township will provide municipal services to Cambridge Heights at Nutley Umbrella Associations, Inc. in the same manner as the township provides on public roads and streets to the township.

The township clerk is authorized to advertise for sealed bids for both Recreation Uniforms and Equipment and for a qualified Tree Removal Service for the removal of township trees. Bids are to be received and opened and read at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Commission Chambers, One Kennedy Drive. “These are for trees beyond the capability of our Shade Tree Department and our Parks Department to take down by themselves,” said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.

Scarpelli and Kathy Remusheski are appointed as representatives of the Community Development Block Grant Committee for the calendar year 2020.

Winfield Chasmar was granted a refund of $50 for the tree he replaced at his home at 110 Beech St. Shade Tree Preservation Ordinance No. 665-22 states that for each tree removed a fee of $50 is charged and for each tree planted in its place, which is approved by the township forester the fee is reimbursed.

An overpayment of water charges for 2019 in the amount of $2,530.22 was refunded to the owner of 67 Kenzel Ave.

A resolution was approved to allow for Mayda Inc. trading as Heller and Heller; Franklin Wine Shop trading as Nutley Wine Shop; and Majagdamba LLC. trading as Nutley News & Liquors to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31.

Nutley Music Booster Association’s on-premise 50/50 cash and merchandise raffles for Jan. 25, 2020 were approved.

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