NUTLEY, NJ -  A parking pay station credit card ordinance was introduced at the Tuesday, Nov. 20, Board of Commissioners public meeting.


Mayor Scarpelli introduced Ordinance No. 3406 to amend in the code of the Township of Nutley Chapter 484, Parking Lots, Municipal, Article 1 Section 8 “Hours of Service; Parking Fees, Monthly Parking.

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If approved, the ordinance will allow for credit card use at the pay stations in municipal lots. The fee will be 50 cents for cash and $1 for credit per an hour at the pay stations. Monthly municipal parking fees for eight hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. is $50; 12 hour parking from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. is $70; 12 hour parking from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. is $60; and 24 hour parking is $100.

Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco introduced Ordinance No. 3404 to allow for handicap parking on Conover Avenue on the north side, beginning at 25 feet west of Union Bloomfield Avenue, for a distance of 20 feet.

Second readings and public hearings for both ordinances will be held during the Dec. 18 public meeting.

A public hearing was held for Ordinance No. 3400 to limit parking hours on certain streets in Nutley was introduced by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco during the Oct. 16 public meeting. 

It amends the previous ordinance under Chapter 228, entitled Vehicles and Traffic, particularly Article II (Parking on Certain Streets), Section 11 entitled Parking Time Limited and Section 32 entitled Permit Parking.

Parking on Highfield Lane from Washington Avenue to River Road and the entire streets for Edison Avenue, Oakley Terrace and Conduit Place will be limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, unless a parking permit placard is shown in the car. Note: Nutley does not allow for overnight parking.

The new parking time limit signs will be erected and maintained by the Nutley Department of Public Works.

According to Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo at the Oct. 16 public meeting, the parking signs will be on a six month trial basis.

Petracco said Nutley Avenue residents have approached him with concerns that the problem will just go to another street.  “This is still a pilot program...we may have to tweak some things and I’m willing to do it,” he said.

If anyone has concerns or problems on these streets, contact Sam Carella, assistant to the public safety director. Carella can be reached at 973-284-4929 or email

The public hearing on Ordinance No 3399 to amend Ordinance No. 412 of the Township Code entitled Water and more specifically, Chapter 685, Article 1, Regulations and Rates, introduced on Oct. 2, was deferred until Dec. 4 public meeting.


Emergency repairs to the roof of the Public Safety Building were approved due to the recent storm, water began to leak into the second floor touching electrical wires. The township entered into an emergency contract with Gabriele Roofing & Siding in Nutley to repair the roof on an emergent basis at a cost not to exceed $45,000.

A contract not to exceed $16,100 with Suburban/City Inspection, LLC in Ho-Ho-Kus for elevator inspections for the remainder of 2018 was approved. EIC Inspection Agency Corporation in Jersey City, which previously held the contract with the township, suddenly closed its business. The change of contracts will save the township $8,418.

A contract not to exceed $45,000 was awarded to GTBM, Inc. which owns Info-Cop E-Ticketing System for one year from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.  According to the resolution, the department of public safety needs to acquire proprietary software for the issuance of electronic tickets through mobile computers. The resolution states that the use of electronic ticketing increases efficiency, enables officers to return to service faster, eliminates data errors and auto-populates citations with the appropriate state number, fine and court information.

The Nutley Police Department entered into an agreement with North Arlington Police Department to utilize the police pistol range facilities for the year 2019 in an amount not to exceed $2,000.

The township entered into a non-fair and open contract with Delta Dental of New Jersey its current insurance for a one-year renewal rate, with a two percent increase. The anticipated cost will not succeed $362,100.

A request to advertise for sealed bids for recreation uniforms and equipment was approved. The bids are to be received at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 and will be opened and read in the Commission Chambers, Township Hall, One Kennedy Drive.

A transfer of appropriations of $40,000 from the 2018 budget from Sewer System Salary and Wages to Recycling Program Salary and wages was approved.  

A resolution to authorize the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the township and PB Nutclif Master, LLC to designate them as redeveloper of the portion of the redevelopment area covered by the Nutley Phase IIA redevelopment plan was approved

Resolution 272-18 the 2019 Shade Tree Committee Schedule was approved. The committee will meet Jan. 10; March 7; April 11; June 13; Sept. 19; and Nov. 7. Resolution 263-18 the 2019 township paid holiday schedule for 2019 was approved.  

Resolution 264-18 the 2019 Board of Commissioners public meeting schedule was approved. Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of every month. The end of the year meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 31. The first meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2.  Due to elections in June and November the meetings are moved to Thursdays, June 6 and Nov. 7.

The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.  is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley and is a member of the New Jersey Press Association. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @TAPintoNutley  and Instagram @TAPintoNutley

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