NUTLEY, NJ - Two resolutions were approved for more township roadwork during the Tuesday, May 21 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci was absent excused.

Ordinance

Ordinance No. 3419 introduced by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans during the April 16 Board of Commissioners public meeting was approved. The ordinance authorizes a special emergency appropriation in the amount of $550,000 in connection with the costs attributable to a complete reevaluation of real property for the use of the township and the tax assessor. Monies from the Kenneth Mecca settlement will be used to offset the cost of the township’s reevaluation.

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Resolutions

A resolution was passed to declare the week of May 19 through 25 in Nutley as part of National Public Works Week.

Resolution 18-19 a one year contract from Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019 not to exceed $90,000 awarded to Sal Electric in Jersey City for electrical services for the township was challenged by another bidder on April 22, 2019. The challenge was won by court order rescinding the resolution. TSUJ Corporation in Wayne was determined to be the lowest qualified bidder and was awarded a matching contract for the remainder of the period from April 22, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Cifelli and Son General Contracting, Inc. in Nutley was awarded a contract not to exceed $177,464.50 for the Ernest Street Improvements subject to final approval of the Essex County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $156,800.

A resolution for approval to submit a grant application and execute a grant contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the township of Nutley Grant Avenue Improvement Project – Section 2 from Myrtle Avenue to River Road was passed.

Steve Westbrook was granted a refund of $50 per each tree he replanted, a total of $150 and Sal Scarpa was reimbursed for $50. 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, that is approved by the township forester the fee is reimbursed.

Disabled veteran Daniel M. Fasanelli was granted full exemption from property taxes from Feb. 19, 2019 and all subsequent years on the property of 27 Brown St. in a resolution approved on May 7, 2019. A homestead rebate for 2016 was applied in error to the second quarter property taxes for 2019. A refund of $408.16 will be refunded to Fasanelli.

Disabled veteran Dennis Cedrone was also approved for full exemption of property taxes from March 4, 2019 and all subsequent years on the property of 50 Columbia Ave. on May 7. A refund of $818.10 was approved to Cedrone for 2019 property taxes. He also had a homestead rebate of $404.37 and an automatic disbursement payment of $2,322.62 applied to his second quarter 2019 property taxes. Cedrone was granted a refund for both.

Refunds of escrow monies for land use applications in the total amount of $8,300 were approved for 72 Dodd St. for $4,750; 74 Dodd St. for $1,580; and 74 East Passaic Ave./Darji for $2,000.

Refunds of overpayment in tax charges for 2019 were refunded to 65 Povershon Road for $414.92 and 52 Overlook Terrace for $1.039.26.

An off-premise 50/50 cash raffles license was approved for the Rotary Club of Nutley for Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The board went into executive session to discuss contract negotiations and litigation. No action was taken. The introduction for Ordinance 3420 for adoption of the amended Phase IIA Redevelopment Plan for On3, the former Hoffman-La Roche site was tabled until further notice.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6.