LITTLE FERRY, NJ-The Borough Council could belifting rent control on vacant apartments. The new ordinance, whichwill be the subject of a public hearing next month, will not affecttenants who currently reside in the more than 1,300 rent-controlledapartments here.

The ordinance would take affect only after a lease has beenterminated, according to Thomas Sarlo, a member ofthe Borough Council's Finance Committee.

"Any tenant who is subject to rent control right now will alwayshave the protection of rent control, until they vacate theapartment," says Sarlo, who adds that the borough is also studyingways to make its commercial properties more attractive and looking at future redevelopment along the waterfront in orderto increase property valuations. See story in The Record.

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