FAIRFIELD, NJ — The revaluation of Fairfield Township has been completed, and all property owners should have received a letter explaining the new assessed value of their property, according to Mayor James Gasparini.

The mayor noted that the state required the township to conduct a revaluation process this year so that all Fairfield property would be appraised at its fair market value. According to Gasparini, the letter explains that the new value of property “may or may not result in a tax increase or decrease.”

“The actual property taxes for the 2020 tax year cannot be computed until the county, school and municipal budgets are approved and the new 2020 tax rate is established in the summer of 2020,” the letter states.

Sign Up for West Essex Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Gasparini informed property owners to submit any questions to www.asinj.com by clicking on “Current Revaluation Information” and following the Fairfield Township link.

Anyone who desires to meet with an Appraisal Systems Inc. representative to discuss the revaluation is invited to schedule a meeting within 10 business days of the receipt of the letter. Meetings can be scheduled by calling 201-493-8530 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by CLICKING HERE and using the login and password provided in the letter.

Following an executive session during Monday’s township council meeting, the governing body approved a resolution for the promotions of four police officers to sergeant. According to the council, nine candidates were interviewed to fill vacancies left by retiring officers.

The four selected officers—Det. Brian Sabatelli, Det. Robert Sanger, Officer RJ Casendino and Officer Steven Ptaszynski—will be formally sworn into their new positions during the Jan. 13 council meeting.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the governing body approved the continuation of the Sand Road sidewalk project at the culmination of a Community Development Block Grant public hearing.

An ordinance entitled “Telecommunications facilities within the Public-Right-of-Way” was introduced that would give the governing body a say in the placement of such facilities if approved.

A second reading of the proposed ordinance will be held at the next council meeting on Monday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.