West New York 2012 Property Taxes are set to increase 3%. West New York recently introduced its 2012 Temporary Budget. Compare this to the 2011 Temporary Budget and you’ll notice that spending has increased from $14,953,650 to $15,209,200, an increase of 1.7% or $225,550.
West New York 2012 Property TaxesCounty: Hudson
Total Levy: $61,085,962.70
Percent county taxes: 21%
Percent school taxes: 24%
Percent municipal taxes: 55%
Average tax bill: $6,754.08
Change from 2010: $176.91
The Town of West New York reissued its Web Design/Consulting Service so the qualified firm can get paid to “face book” and “twitter”.
Original Version from October 4, 2011 RFQ:
“It is the intent of the Town to solicit Qualification Statements from Respondents that have expertise in the provision of web design consulting services and services ancillary thereto.”
New version from December 30, 2011 RFQ:
“It is the intent of the Town to solicit Qualification Statements from Respondents that have expertise in the provision of web design consulting services and services ancillary thereto. The Town is seeking a qualified firm or person(s) to design, maintain and operate a web site and or other social media outlets such as face book and twitter. The town is also seeking proposals as to the ability to notify residents through the website and other means of any emergency notifications.”
2012 starts with more allegations of corruption in West New York.
The Jersey Journal is reporting that that a tree on property owned by West New York Mayor Felix Roque was trimmed by municipal employee working on town time.
Moreover, the State Department of Community Affairs is probing allegations concerning violations at properties owned by West New York Mayor Felix Roque, his chief of staff Silvio Acosta and town commissioner Ruben Vargas.
Silvio Acosta is currently (as of 1/1/2012) deputy mayor and chief of staff of the Town of West New York under current Mayor Felix Roque.
Silvio Acosta filed for bankruptcy on 1/5/1994.
Silvio Acosta worked for the Town of West New York as a state-licensed housing inspector from 1998 – 2009.
Silvio Acosta bought 6608 Lincoln Place on December 7, 2004 for $270,000.
Silvio Acosta was fired in July 2009 due to the illegal conversion of 6608 Lincoln Place.
Because the situation has not been abated, the fines have been mounting since the 2009 inspection, and as of yesterday totaled $500,857, officials said.
1) State of New Jersey 2:94-bk-20063
2) “West New York’s new deputy mayor, who is mayor’s chief of staff, owes town more than half-million dollars for fines assessed two years ago for illegal conversion of two-family house to six-family use” Jersey Journal, Jean-Pierre Mestanza. August 11, 2011