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VETERAN’S FIELD TO BE COMPLETED
The Mayor and Council unanimously awarded a $7,471,110.89 contract to Tomco Construction of Mount Arlington New Jersey at the Mayor and Council meeting of Monday May 16 for the final completion of Veteran’s Field.  Tomco Construction was the successful bidder who completed the little league field and Community Center parking lot last year, on time and on budget.  Mayor McPartland was pleased with this award “this has been a difficult, tedious, and arduous road to get to this point, but we are at a good place”, saying after the meeting.  The Mayor and Council had to advertise for two separate bids since January due to only one bidder submitting a bid the first time, that bid in excess of $12million, was deemed over budget by about $4.5million.  The borough’s engineer, CME Associates, had estimated the final phase of the project to be about $8.5million.  The bid was structured so that if the Mayor and Council felt the bids were excessive for certain components, those components could be removed to pare down the project scope and cost.  This was done for the Tomco award, removing items such as fencing and a comfort station.  The contingency plan prepared before the bidding was that if components were removed due to cost, the borough would consider bidding out those removed items separately or perhaps have the Public Works Department install some features. The work should begin sometime in June and as components are completed, those components will be opened to the public.

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District 1 & 2 Voting Information

Be advised that if you currently vote at the Historic Borough Hall at 916 River Road, effective Tuesday June 7, 2016 Primary Election, and every election thereafter, you will now vote at the Edgewater Fire Headquarters located at 838 River Road, one (1) block south of the current location.  Edgewater Election District(s) #1 and #2 will vote at the Edgewater Fire Headquarters, 838 River Road, one (1) block south of the current location effective the Tuesday June 7, 2016 Primary Election and every election thereafter.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Edgewater Borough Clerk, the Edgewater Election Official, Annamarie O’Connor, at 201-943-1700 ext. 3137.

 

North Jersey.com- Home buyers taking closer look at property taxes

   
  
              
 

2016 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

  The Governing Body introduced the 2016 Municipal Budget on Monday March 21, 2016 that will result in an average $29.00 decrease to the Edgewater property owner compared to last year.  Remember, when you receive your tax bill, it includes three taxing entities, municipal, schools, and county.  The total appropriations for budget year 2015 were $26,740,532, a 1.64% increase from the previous year.  The total appropriations for budget year 2016 will be 28,051,926, a 4.67% increase from the 2015 budget year.  The tax levy, or the amount to be raised in taxes in 2015 was $21,173,819, an increase of $793,888 or 3.90%.  The 2016 tax levy will only increase $362,954, or 1.71% from the previous year.  Some of the main appropriation increases are salaries and wages at $136,024, $70,500 for insurances, $47,000 for utilities, the mandatory library contribution of $74,590, pension payments of $97,383 whereby the state continues to defer their mandatory payments however towns must still make there’s, public safety expenses of $59,320, and $320,000 for reserve for uncollected taxes, the amount we need to budget in consideration of taxpayers who do not pay taxes on time. The Mayor and Council are always aggressively looking at ways to reduce cost.  This year, the Mayor and Council negotiated with our employees, a change in health care providers, that will result in a potential savings of close to 20% from the previous year, savings realized by the Borough, savings realized to the employee, since all employees now contribute to the cost of medical insurance, and savings that gets passed on to the taxpayer.  Edgewater was fortunate enough to receive state fiscal aid in the amount of $750,731, the same amount as last year; this money will go directly to tax relief, or less the amount needed to be raised by taxes.  On the typical residential property assessment of $460,245 the average amount of municipal taxes to be paid will be $3,523, a $29.00 decrease from the amount paid last year.  A public hearing on the introduced budget will tentatively be scheduled for May 16. To view the 2016 Budget click here.
   Blue Stork Pin Award given to Edgewater Police Officers
 
  

 
   

  

 

Letter to the public regarding the Board of Adjustment application at 615 River Road