Week in Review: Appraisal Systems Defends Results, New Development Comes to Town
A look back at the River Dell Week that Was.
The lone good news that came out of Monday night's meeting with River Edge Tax AssessorJames Anzevino and Rick Del Guercio Jr. of Appraisal Systems Inc., is that the deadline to file a tax appeal to the Bergen County Board of Taxation has been pushed back to May 8. But both Del Guercio and Anzevino defended the results of the most recent assessment citing the lack of a housing uniformity in town and a prior 2005 assessment.
Sometime in the near future the empty fenced in three-acre lot where the former Huffman Koos used to sit on Main Street, will become a focal point of activity. The owners of the property, Route 4 - Main Street LLC, has begun the process of seeking financial support from the state Economic Development Authority after spending the past year performingDepartment of Environmental Protection cleanup of trichloroethylene. Another upcoming development project will be a 7 Eleven site plan application by Ideal Properties LLC at 584 Kinderkamack Road, Block 619, Lot 3. Initially set for hearings to begin on April 19, the application has been postponed to the May 17 meeting.
A not often seen migratory bird, a Blue Heron has recently decided to make its nest not far from the Elm Street Bridge. Due to the possibility of negatively affecting the clutch, Bergen County has delayed the construction work on the bridge from April 9 to June 30.
With the new traffic light in place at the corner of Kinderkamack Road and Howland Avenue, River Edge turned its attention this week to resurfacing Howland Avenue up to the Paramus border. The borough funded project received an added boost when Sen. Robert Gordon and Asm. Tim Eustace presented a check for $146,500.
While the Oradell Fire Department normally gets first dibs at running training exercises in vacant homes, the borough's finest in blue took advantage of a future knockdown on Prospect Avenue for their most recent training scenarios. Led by Sgt. Kevin Doyle, who is one of two firearms instructors in the borough, Lt. Michael Oslacky and Patrolmen Richard Ligouri and Thomas Madden engaged in heightening their split second decision making skills in the use and discharge of their firearms.
State officials Monday released a list of more than 100 physicians, including Jay Rosen of Oradell, authorized to recommend medical marijuana to patients. Rosen is an urologist with Urology Special Care on Kinderkamack Road.
For a borough that runs on volunteers, River Edge officially thanked each and every single resident that gives back to the community on Sunday afternoon at the first ever Volunteer Appreciation Day in theLibrary.