Recently the Jersey Journal published the names of those property owners in Union City who owe money on their property taxes along with their sewage fees.
Imagine my horror and disgust when I realized that among those who are in arrears on their taxes are a current Union City commissioner, an individual who is a director of a major Union City agency and an attorney who is the recipient of numerous lucrative municipal contracts.
The question has to be asked, why doesn’t Revenue and Finance Commissioner Martinetti take immediate steps to garnish the wages of these 3 individuals in order for them to meet their legal as well as their legal as well as their moral obligations.
It was only 2 months ago in April that our city needed to acquire a 15 million dollar loan just to tide us over until June 30th, the end of the current fiscal year in Union City.
Apparently the interest rate on this loan remains a deep dark secret.
Also I don’t recall the last time our city officials shared with the public as to what is the current collection rate in reference to the percentage of Union City tax players including myself who are up to date with our property tax payments.
I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse if for example our Board of Education removes buildings such as the former Towne Cadillac Building at 23rd St. and Kennedy Blvd. from the tax rolls for reasons to this date they have failed to share with the community at large.