Category Archives: City Council

Tax appeal settled on hotel, commercial space

A multi-year tax appeal settled for the commercial and hotel space at Carriage City Plaza yielded a combined refund of $85,000, a reduction of about 12.5 percent of its tax bill over the four disputed years.

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Center Circle project files for water permit

A 219-unit development planned for Main Street has filed an application with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a water main extension application, with consent from City Council.

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St. Georges Ave. auto center settles tax appeal

A St. Georges Avenue auto center won a tax appeal that slashed more than a quarter off its property tax bill for last year.

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City Council to approve 2017 municipal budget

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.

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PILOTs in the 2017 municipal budget

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.

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Annual $140K SID budget up for approval

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.

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City responds to OPRA lawsuit over video

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.

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