PARSIPPANY – Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Justin Musella is set to address a crucial issue that has been generating widespread concern in the community. On Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m., a town hall meeting titled “The Dangers Of Taxpayer-Funded Private Development In Parsippany” will be held at the Parsippany Main Public Library, located at 449 Halsey Road.
This informative session will feature guest speakers including School Board Member Elect Andy Choffo and Ken Kaplan of KenKap Realty. The focus of the discussion will be the potential hazards associated with Mayor James Barberio’s current endeavor to rapidly grant substantial tax breaks for private developers during a lame-duck Council session.
One aspect of this situation is the attorney representing all six of the proposed PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) programs, which have garnered support from the Mayor and four sitting council members. The attorney in question is none other than former Township attorney John Inglesino, who served during Barberio’s initial Mayoral term between 2010 and 2017.
At a recent council meeting, a significant number of residents and school board members voiced their concerns regarding these PILOT programs. They highlighted how tax exemptions for private developments could have a detrimental impact on the township’s finances, school system, government resources, and the residents themselves.
This town hall meeting serves as a platform for open discussion, providing the community with valuable information about the potential consequences of these tax breaks and the importance of safeguarding the township’s well-being. Councilman Musella, along with his esteemed guest speakers, is committed to ensuring that residents are well-informed and engaged in the decisions that will shape the future of Parsippany.
This press release was submitted by Councilman Justin Musella.