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Property-Tax Savings Program Introduced at Caldwell Borough Council Meeting

March 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – Eli Weingarden of Municipal Cards, LLC presented a property-tax savings program at the Caldwell Borough Council meeting on Tuesday that he said allows people to reduce their property tax through everyday spending at local merchant stores.

According to Weingarden, homeowners can save money by using a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured debit card at ...

Fairfield Council Agrees to Find New Way to Honor Late Football Coach Michael Palmieri

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Anthony Palmieri, son of former Fairfield recreation football coach Michael Palmieri, addressed the Fairfield Township Council on Monday to inquire why his father’s monument was removed from Hollywood Avenue Park and why his memorial plaque was moved to the backstop of the baseball field.

Many friends and family members, including Michael Palmieri’s ...

Flood Insurance Issues Contemplated at Fairfield Township Council Meeting

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently informed the township of Fairfield that any new home that is sold in the community must have an elevation certificate in order for residents who live in the flood plain to receive a 20-percent discount on their flood insurance, according to Fairfield Township Administrator Joseph Catenaro.

Catenaro announced at ...

Fairfield Township Council Adopts Two Ordinances That will Affect Zoning

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council passed two ordinances on Monday that will affect zoning in the township.

The first ordinance establishes an overlay zone on the westerly side of Fairfield Road between Horseneck Road and Kulick Road within the Route 46 special highway district. This area is located directly across the street from a section of Fairfield Road that was recently ...

West Caldwell Introduces Municipal Budget with $64 Property-Tax Increase

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — A resolution officially introducing the Township of West Caldwell’s 2017 municipal budget was adopted at the mayor and council meeting Tuesday. Should the budget be adopted as written, homeowners will see a $64.92 property-tax increase.

According to Mayor Joseph Tempesta, however, the township still has the opportunity to potentially reduce the budget while it ...

Caldwell Moves Forward with Traffic Study and More From Caldwell Borough Council

CALDWELL, NJ – Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno informed the borough council on Tuesday that he has increased daily surveillance at Forest Avenue and Hatfield Street—an intersection that had residents concerned at the previous council meeting.

“We also conducted a speed survey and stopped 27 people,” ...

Ordinances on Water Service Charges, Building Measurements and Affordable Housing Adopted in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Ordinances dealing with water service charges, building-height measurements and affordable housing were passed during the Fairfield Township Council meeting on Monday.

Due to an increase in service charges from the Passaic Valley Water Commission, quarterly water rates will increase by three dollars, according to the council.

The quarterly charge for water consumed on ...

North Caldwell Residents Continue to Express Concerns About Field Conditions

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Dozens of North Caldwell residents attended the regular mayor and council meeting on Tuesday to express their concerns regarding the condition of the athletic fields in town—a discussion that has been ongoing since the summer.

During a July meeting, a group of local residents revealed the results of a 24-question survey distributed with the intention ...

Fairfield Police Chief Commends Civilians and Officers for Outstanding Service to Township

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Chief of Police Anthony Manna commended two civilians and several local police officers for their outstanding service at the Fairfield Township Council meeting on Monday.   

The civilian service award was given to residents Pedro and Danielle Silva for helping in the capture of a shoplifter on Oct. 19.

According to Manna, a ...

Roseland Councilmen Rescind Resignations and Apologize for Racist, Anti-Semitic Text Message Conversation    

ROSELAND, NJ – Roseland councilmen Thomas Tsilionis and David Jacobs, who resigned on Feb. 19 after being widely criticized for a racist, anti-Semitic text message conversation, told the crowd at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday that they are rescinding their resignations.

Both men announced that they would remain in their positions while resigning from the Republican ...

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North Caldwell Borough Council Reschedules Budget and Conference Meetings

March 16, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The mayor and council of the Borough of North Caldwell budget meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 20, and will start at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting will take place at Borough Hall, 141 Gould Avenue, in North Caldwell and action will be taken.

In addition, the mayor and council of the Borough of North Caldwell ...