MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2014
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. - WORK SESSION
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.- REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. - WORK SESSION
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2013 Municipal Budget 2014
O&R TO MOBILIZE
WORKFORCE AS STORM APPROACHES
PEARL RIVER, NY Nov. 25, 2014 9 a.m. --- O&R has declared a
company-wide Storm Watch in anticipation of a significant snow storm
due on Wednesday.
The latest revised forecast calls for a storm packing 4-8 inches of
wet, heavy snow to hit the O&R service area Wednesday and continue
through the day and into the evening hours.
Winds are expected to be sustained between10 and 20 miles per hour,
gusting to between 25 and 35 mph. The temperature is expected to hover
between the low 30s and the high 30s.
Because this storm activity increases the potential for power line
damage and electric service interruptions, O&R is preparing to
mobilize its workforce to carry out the company’s Emergency Response
Plan early Wednesday morning.
Today, O&R managers are running through the pre-mobilization check
lists, staffing plans are being set for deployment, supplies and
equipment are being prepared for dispersal and trucks are being
readied for the road.
O&R company crews will be getting their pre-mobilization instructions
and O&R’s contractor line, tree and damage assessment crews will be
briefed. Approximately 25 additional crews have been contracted thus
far to supplement O&R field crews work.
There are several ways customers can report outages and check
service restoration status:
www.oru.com/mobileconnect to learn more about our mobile
To help its customers prepare to weather a storm, O&R offers these
For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it
is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free
1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call
your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.
Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything
they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences.
Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep
pets on a leash.
If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car and
make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away, and try to keep the
occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should
handle the situation.
Stock up on non-perishable food, bottled water, manual can opener,
baby supplies and pet food. Set your refrigerator and freezer controls
to their coldest settings. Fill the bathtub with water.
Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights,
candles and matches, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and
important medications. Update your personal list of emergency phone
numbers. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to
report power outages.
If you experience a power outage, don’t assume that O&R automatically
knows about it or that someone else will report it. To be sure the
outage is reported, please call O&R toll-free at 1-877-434-4100 to let
O&R know what happened. The more information you can provide, the more
O&R can help you.
Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the
wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.
If a family member relies on electrically operated medical devices,
secure a portable generator or make alternate arrangements for care.
O&R does not provide customers with generators.
Keep at least a half-tank of gas in your car. Consider having extra
cash on-hand, in case ATM machines don’t work.
Listen for storm alerts on the radio. In case of power outages, O&R
will keep the stations updated on repair progress.
Learn how to manually open and close any electrically powered garage
door, security door or gate.
For more information, visit O&R’s Storm Center at
Borough of Norwood
Fair and Open
Request for Qualifications, for 2015
The Borough of Norwood (“Borough”) is soliciting qualification
statements from interested persons and/or firms for the awarding in
2015 of contracts for the provision of the services listed below by a
request for qualification process (“RFQ”). Individual persons and/or
firms interested in assisting the Borough with the provision of these
services must prepare and submit a qualification statement in
accordance with the procedure in this RFQ. The Borough will review
qualification statements only from those persons or firms that submit
a qualification statement that includes substantially all the
information required to be included as described, in the sole judgment
of the Borough’s Mayor and Council.
The Borough intends to qualify person(s) and/or firm(s) that: (a)
possess(es) the professional, financial, and administrative
familiarity with the Borough, experience, training, and capabilities
to provide the proposed services, and (b) agrees and meets the terms
and conditions determined by the Borough that provide the greatest
benefit to the taxpayers of the Borough.
The selection of qualified respondents is not subject to the public
bidding or competitive contracting provisions of the Local Public
Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq. The selection is,
however, subject to the fair and open process authorized by the New
Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play Law, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq.
The Borough has structured a procurement process that seeks to obtain
the desired results, while establishing a competitive process to
assure that each person and/or firm is provided an equal opportunity
to submit a qualification statement in response to RFQ.
Qualification statements must be submitted to and be received by
Lorraine McMackin, Borough Clerk/Administrator, at the office of the
Borough Clerk, 455 Broadway, Norwood, N.J. 07648, on or before 4:00 PM
on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Qualification
statements will not be accepted by facsimile transmission or e-mail.
The responses will be opened at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, December
17, 2014, in the Office of the Borough Clerk for review by the
Mayor and Council.
Borough Attorney Labor
Borough Auditor Bond
Planning Board Attorney Zoning Board
of Adjustment Attorney
Borough Risk Manager Borough
Public Defender Special
Counsel for Tax Appeal Conflicts
Appraiser/Expert Witness for Tax Appeals
Information Technology Planning
Consultant for the Preparation of a Master Plan
The Borough’s Mayor and Council reserves the right to select qualified
contractors in their sole discretion, which shall be exercised in
accordance with their sole judgment as to the public interest. Those
responding to the RFQ are required to comply with the provisions of
N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq.,
Lorraine McMackin, RMC, CMC
Borough Hall Staff would like to remind you that Borough Hall will be
closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the
Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving
and hope you will be sharing it with loved ones.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE,
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th
Parade steps off at 4:00 PM from the
Library parking lot on Summit Street. The
parade will proceed north on Summit
Street down Hudson Avenue to Livingston
Street with a stop off at the "Town
Center" (by the clock) for entertainment and tree
lighting. The parade will then
proceed down Livingston Street to the Norwood Fire
Department's Fire House on Broadway
for a visit with Santa, entertainment and
TOTS - MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION
28 - DECEMBER 19
bring your New un-wrapped toys for all ages
Mon - Fri
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. / Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. / Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Last Day
for Grass Pick-up by Miele Sanitation is Monday, October 27, 2014.
After that date you may
grass in with the leaves and leave it at the curb. Leaf Collection
will run from November 5 through
weather permitting. Please keep leaf piles free from sticks,
brush, logs, rocks, etc. Please do not
piles closer than 10 feet of any storm drain. During leaf season,
brush collection is suspended.
Whether your community has been hit with a small but violent microburst
or your town is part of a widespread outage, we have a process in place
to restore your power safely. Watch our latest storm restoration video
to see how we do it.
Feel free to post the video on your Website:
Don’t forget to download our new app at
O&R Mobile gives you easy access to the latest tools to help you weather
Fox Hill Manor
Fox Hill Manor is a 94 unit condominium
complex for senior citizens 55 and older. It is located on
D'Ercole Court off of McClellan Street. Applications are now being
accepted for one-bedroom re-sale units. Please call 201-784-3536,
to obtain an application form and additional information.
The Borough of
Norwood requires that anyone holding a garage sale, lawn sale, attic
sale, rummage sale, estate sale or any other type of sale in residential
zones obtain a permit from the Borough Clerk's Office. The permit is
valid for two consecutive days, is limited to one/quarter at any given
address and the fee is $5.00/day. Garage Sales are limited to the hours
of 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All signs must be removed within 48 hours
after the last day of the sale. You may download an
PV MEALS ON WHEELS
PV Meals on Wheels in a
non-profit organization available to all individuals that live alone,
cannot drive, shop or cook for themselves.
They provide 2 nutritious meals;
a hot one (consisting of a protein, starch and vegetable) and a
sandwich, 2 milks, a dessert and fruit.
Special dietary needs are
accommodated such as lactose intolerant, low sodium or low sugar. There
is a fee of $7.35 a day. The mission of this organization is to improve
health, reduce isolation and promote a better quality of life. If anyone
would like this service or would like to volunteer, please call
201-358-0050 or visit
www.pvmealsonwheels.com for more information.
Church of the Holy Communion, 66 Summit Street has started a Food
Pantry. Hours of Operation are the third Thursday of every month
from 6-8:30 PM and the following Saturday from 9-11:30 AM
Donations of Gift cards to supermarkets, money or non-perishable food is
greatly appreciated. The following are drop off points:
The Church of the Holy Communion and Episcopal Child Care
Services, 66 Summit Street; Immaculate Conception Church, 211 Summit
Street; The Presbyterian Church of Norwood, 701 Broadway; St. Andrews
Episcopal Church, 31 Lyn St., Harrington Park; Norwood Borough Hall, 455
Broadway; Norwood Senior Center, 453 Broadway and Northvale Borough
Hall, 116 Paris Ave., Northvale. Look for their brochure at all
As of January 1, 2011, the Electronic Waste
Act, states that "Covered Electronic Devices" are no
longer permitted to
be disposed of as solid waste. The following are no longer
permitted to be placed at the curb for pick up: Televisions & Computer
Monitors: Laptops & Desktop Computers and Telephones with a video
display over 4 inches. The DPW announces that they now have a container behind the DPW Building to
collect all electronic equipment. Please place your unwanted or
broken items into the dumpster. Or call 201-767-7200 ext. 26 to
schedule a curbside pick-up on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Recently the Norwood Police Department has joined with a
company called Nixle to
provide text alerts to cell phones and emails to
computers or PDA's, to add another way of alerting our residents with
information. The Norwood Police has had reverse 911 for a couple
of years, but didn't have the ability to make cellular text alerts or
mass email warnings. Now residents can be at work or on vacation
and still get news or information concerning Norwood. In order to
receive this new service, the resident goes to
and logs onto the service. This service doesn't cost Norwood
anything and the resident's information remains private and won't be
used for anything other than Norwood alerts. Should there be any
questions, please call Chief Jeffrey Krapels office at 201-784-2964.
Leroy S. Mead Post III, Closter, NJ will destroy U.S. Flags no longer
serviceable in conformance to flag courtesy. The Closter Police
Department is the collection site.
BE ADVISED IT IS ILLEGAL TO DISCHARGE YOUR
SUMP PUMP, STORM DRAINS,
DOWNSPOUTS OR FOUNDATION DRAINS INTO THE SANITARY SEWER. THE B.C.U.A. IS OFFERING AN AMNESTY PROGRAM TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES WHO
HAVE ILLEGALLY CONNECTED INTO THE SANITARY SEWER UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012
TO CORRECT THE CONNECTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN
ILLEGAL CONNECTION YOU MAY CALL THE B.C.U.A.'S HOTLINE AT 201-807-5825.
A HOMEOWNERS GUIDE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AND CAN BE ACCESSED ON THE WEB AT