NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners addressed parking issues at the On3 campus, the future of the Ciccolini building, and funding for Nutley Family Service Bureau at their open public meeting. 

The meeting opened with a moment of silence for the passing of Yolanda A. (Liloia) Perrotta, 102, mother-in-law of Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans.

Ordinances

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Ordinance No. 3436 to adopt the amended Nutley Phase IIA Redevelopment Plan for the 14 acres of the property on On3, formerly the Hoffmann-La Roche campus. The amended ordinance will permit occupants and visitors to utilize and access the parking garage/structure on Block 201. Lot V, for vehicle parking on a temporary basis up and until Sept. 30, 2020.

A public hearing will be held during the Tuesday, Feb. 18 BOC meeting.

Resolutions

Jonathan Bruno was appointed public defender for the Township of Nutley effective Jan. 1, 2020 and expiring Dec. 31, 2020.

Resolution No. 09-20 was approved to provide funds in the amount of $25,000 to the Nutley Family Service food pantry in two payments, one in January and one in June.

DMR, Architects, P.C. in Hasbrouck Heights was awarded a six-month contract from Jan. 1, 2020 to Jun 30 2020 not to exceed $21,000 for professional planning services primarily related to the Blight Study of the Ciccolini Brothers property, 537 Franklin Ave.

Resolution No. 12-20 was approved to pay debt services and temporary appropriations to the 2020 municipal budget.

Resolution No. 13-20 was approved for temporary appropriations to the 2020 municipal budget from the total appropriations in the 2019 budget, less appropriations made for capital improvement fund, debt service and public assistance for 26 and one-quarter percent, a total of $13.040 million for the Current Fund and $1.122 million for the Water Utility.

Resolution No. 14-20 was approved to cancel all property tax credits or delinquent amounts in the amount less than $10.

Resolution No. 15-20 was approved to permit fixing the eight percent rate per annum on the first $1,500 of  delinquencies for non-payment of taxes and 18 percent per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500. As of Jan. 1, 2020 any quarterly taxes paid by cash, check or money order have 10 days grace period.

Transfer of 2019 appropriation reserves in the Department of Public Works for $8,000 from Water Operations Other Expenses to Water Operations Salary and Wages and $8,000 from Recycling Other Expenses to Recycling Salary and Wages were approved.

Overpayment in 2017 tax charges in the total amount of $10,840.06 were refunded to the owners of 6 Cleveland St., 244 Coeyman Ave., 549 Washington Ave., and 53 Carrie Court.

Overpayment in 2019 property taxes due to a successful court judgment in the total amount of $6,406.96 was refunded to 181 Franklin Ave.

Cub Scout Pack 142, sponsored by Vincent United Methodist Church, attended the Tuesday, Jan. 14 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting to earn their 'Citizenship in the Community' merit badge. Although the scouts did not get to meet Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli and the rest of the commissioners due to a long executive session, Sandra Carella, assistant to Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco explained to the Webelos all about the process of creating ordinances and resolutions. The mayor invited the children to come to another meeting.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

 

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