Leadership

Kearny-Bayonne Controversy

Issue 24 and Volume 65.

Kearny-Bayonne Controversy Following the action of Kearny, N. J., in filing an appeal from the vice-chancellor’s decision, denying an injunction against the city of Bayonne, the Kearny town council has instructed its assessors to consider placing a new appraisal on the water mains owned by Bayonne and located in Kearny. At the present the assessed valuation of these mains is $150,000. According to the council, Bayonne’s own appraisal places the value of these pipes at about $729,000. With an increased valuation of $579,000, Kearny would receive in additional taxes about $14,000. In this connection Councilman Booth said: “During the exhaustive investigation which I made preparatory to the injunction application before Vice-Chancellor Lane, many hidden facts were revealed. Among them I found that the city of Bayonne, through its own appraisers, determined the value of its pipe lines at $1,166,000. of which five-eighths of this property is situated in Kearny. This…

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