Point Pleasant Boro Agrees To Grace Period For Property Taxes

Tom Davis

POINT PLEASANT BORO — Point Pleasant Boro has agreed to follow Gov. Phil Murphy's lead and has extended the grace period for paying property taxes.

Mayor Robert A. Sabosik noted that, under Executive Order #130, municipalities now have the option to extend the statutory 10-day grace period for property taxes due on May 1st to June 1st.

"The Borough Council and I have decided to take advantage of this and will extend the grace period to June 1st for our residents," he said.

Sabosik said the extension is not a requirement and many towns throughout the state "are not doing so because of the logistics involved since the governor made this option available only at the last minute."

"The Borough Council and I feel strongly that we should give every consideration possible to our residents during this crisis," he said.

The governor has declared a "stay-at-home" order for the entire state. All non-life-sustaining businesses in New Jersey have been closed. Read more: NJ Coronavirus Updates: Here's What You Need To Know

Here are the latest updates from Point Pleasant Boro and Point Pleasant Beach:

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HOSPITALS AND TESTING:

  • Hackensack Meridian offers COVID19 testing at its nine urgent care centers in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
  • Immediate care of Marlboro is offering a drive-thru COVID19 test in the Marlboro Medical Arts site located at 479 Rt 520 in Marlboro. Testing is by appointment only at (855) 925-5467 ext 0.
  • The PNC Bank Arts Center is a regional FEMA drive-thru test location and is open for testing every other day from 8 a.m. to 4pm for up to 500 persons per day. Click here for PNC Arts Test Center info & schedule.
  • On every Saturday, the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders -- police, fire, and EMS -- with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.
  • Central Jersey Urgent Care is testing up to 80 patients daily at Eatontown, Howell and Marlboro.

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This article originally appeared on the Point Pleasant Patch