A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aberdeen Considers Property Tax Incentives to Attract Developers

Aberdeen Township has issued a public notice saying that it is seeking an attorney familiar with pilot agreements. A bit of research shows that the Council has not suddenly become enamored with airplanes and helicopters but has developed an interest in receiving payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT). Extraordinary property tax deals that help municipalities and developers reach agreement are referred to as PILOT agreements. The Council is obviously considering property tax deferrals or actual reductions that could help conclude development agreements at the glass factory and/or train station properties.

Aberdeen Res 2011-36 appoints Angela Morin as the township's community development representative to Monmouth County. Our acting township manager, Holly Reycraft, is to be named as her alternate. Ms Morin moves up from alternate representative to replace Joseph Criscuolo, who recently stepped down as Aberdeen township manager. Ms Reycraft, who is filling in for Mr Criscuolo as town manager, replaces Morin as the township's alternate representative. The actual function of a community development representative isn't particularly obvious.

Aberdeen town hall has a new phone system, according to a township notice. The message read, in part:

According to Interim Township Manager Holly Reycraft, residents will find that the new system is similar to the previous one with one key additional benefit. “With this system, we have the ability to place announcements on the main number providing information on such issues as delayed openings or early closings of township offices, and weather-related cancellations of meetings or garbage pickups,” she explained.   “Such information will be especially helpful this winter.”


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