Council challengers in Teaneck called on their incumbent opponents to waive interest and fees for late property tax payments.
“The Teaneck Township Council should take immediate action to do what they can to protect residents facing economic hardship,” Ardie Walser said. “Residents who have lost their jobs should not have to face extortionate interest and penalties from the township. We are living in an emergency that requires rapid action over vapid gestures.”
Walser, Denise Belcher and Gina Gerszberg are running on the People for Progress slate against Mike Pagan, Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz, Karen Orgen
Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin and Councilman Henry Pruitt are not seeking re-election.
“It’s so disturbing that Teaneck is not following the lead of other town councils across the state. Brick has extended its tax due date by a month,” Belcher said. “Hammonton is going to meet to pass a cut in interest and penalties for late tax payments. Edison, Highland Park and Metuchen are all taking action to cut interest rates to near zero, the lowest level allowed under state law for late property tax payments.”