At the January 7, 2013 reorganization meeting of the Kearny Mayor and Council, resolution 2013-(R)-35 (below) was introduced by Mayor Santos and passed unanimously. This resolution is in response to actions taken by the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee requesting changes to the current Meadowlands tax sharing formula which could reduce revenue to the Town by almost $4 million a year.
On Saturday December 12, 2012, the Town of Kearny welcomed Santa Claus. Santa made an early visit to town and was escorted along Kearny Avenue, Midland Avenue and Davis Avenue by our Kearny Police and Fire Departments. Santa then made his way on stage at the Kearny High School Auditorium to meet and greet more than 500 children with candy canes, coloring books and crayons. Each child was also given a choice of a toy from a wide selection on stage.
This Holiday Season, we ask you to support our Kearny businesses. Everyone in Kearny was affected by Super Storm Sandy and its aftermath, in one way or another, including Kearny businesses. Local merchants need our support so please consider shopping at our local businesses and dining at the great eateries that Kearny has to offer. There are many unique and specialty retailers in town, making it easy to find that perfect gift.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 hundreds of families celebrated at the Annual Kearny UEZ Holiday Tree Lighting Festival outside Town Hall on Kearny Avenue. The festival has become a popular town-wide tradition and the kickoff of the holiday season in Kearny. The evening began at 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, November 30, 2012, Mayor Santos joined Library Director Josh Humphrey, the Library Board Trustees, including President Jennifer Cullen, Council Members Eileen Eckel and Carol Jean Doyle, and the many Friends of the Library in honoring Dennis Triano for his 31 years of service as a Library Trustee. Originally appointed by Mayor Henry Hill in 1981, Dennis is the longest serving Library Board Trustee in the State.
On Monday, October 22, 2012 Mayor Santos joined Rich Lopriore, President of PSEG Fossil, at the dedication ceremony for PSEG’s addition of six peaking units at the South Kearny Generating Station. The new natural gas-fired units are capable of producing over 270 net megawatts of power.
Remarks of Mayor Alberto G. Santos:
Tax Bills for the next four quarters are currently being printed and will be mailed by July 30th.
The due date for the 3rd quarter Tax Bill has been extended to August 24th and the Tax Office will be open late until 7 PM on Wednesday, August 22nd.
The Tax Office can provide the amount due on your 3rd quarter Tax Bill should you wish to pay before receiving your bill in the mail. They can be reached at 201-955-7888.
Despite the extreme heat, one of the largest crowds in recent memory enjoyed Kearny’s 4th of July celebration. Families began arriving early in the afternoon, setting up seats in the prime viewing areas to listen to the Garden State Orchestra’s performance and to enjoy the fireworks display.
Mayor Alberto G. Santos is pleased to announce that on June 27, 2012 the Town of Kearny in cooperation with North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) will hold a job fair for area residents. The job fair will be held in the Kearny Main Library, 318 Kearny Avenue, on the lower level from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information on this program please call (201) 998-2666 or visit the library website www.kearnylibrary.org.