City Council introduced an ordinance last week to officially change the name of the downtown Special Improvement District (SID).
The Rahway Democratic Municipal Committee elected a new chairman on Monday night with Kevin O’Brien succeeding Mayor Samson Steinman as leader of the city’s majority party.
City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and final approval of the 2017 municipal budget during its combined conference and regular meeting tonight, starting at 7 p.m. The $54-million spending plan, which projects an average municipal tax increase of $81, was introduced at the April 24 regular meeting.
Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) more than doubled in last year’s municipal budget, eclipsing $2 million after three new projects were added to the tax rolls. The spending plan for 2017 anticipates $1.3 million after the expiration of one five-year PILOT.
There were no local elections for City Council or mayor — that’s next year — but Rahway voters like the rest of the state still cast ballots in this year’s primary for governor and other state races on Tuesday.
City Council is scheduled to vote on a $140,000 Special Improvement District (SID) budget for 2017 during its combined conference and regular meeting on June 12.
Work at the Center Circle site on Main Street, namely removing the athletic bubbles, could begin as soon as the fall if permits and other timelines are met, setting the stage for construction of a 219-unit development that gained approval early this year.
Lawyers for the City of Rahway responded last week to a lawsuit brought by this website seeking release of body and dashboard camera recordings of two car accidents within the last several months involving Mayor Samson Steinman.