2013 Municipal Budget 2014
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE IMPENDING BLIZZARD -
THERE WILL BE NO GARBAGE COLLECTION IN THE BOROUGH ON TUESDAY, JANUARY
27TH. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PUT OUT YOUR GARBAGE CANS, PLEASE
REMOVE THEM FROM THE CURB IMMEDIATELY. GARBAGE COLLECTION WILL
RESUME ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH.
Borough Hall Offices will be closed on Tuesday,
January 27 due to the Blizzard.
O&R TO MOBILIZE
WORKFORCE AS STORM APPROACHES
PEARL RIVER, NY Jan. 25, 2015 9 p.m. --- O&R has declared a
company-wide Storm Watch in anticipation of a significant snow storm
due Monday night through Tuesday.
The latest forecast calls for a storm packing at least 15 to 24 inches
of fluffy snow to hit the O&R service area beginning at 8 a.m. Monday
and continuing through 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
Winds are expected to be sustained between 20 and 30 miles per hour,
gusting to between 35 and 45 mph.
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
Today, O&R managers are running through the pre-mobilization check
lists and staffing plans are being set for deployment. O&R has reached
out to its mutual aid partners for assistance and, as a result,
Upstate utilities are preparing to send crews to help out.
There are several ways customers can report outages and check
service restoration status:
mobile app from your iphone, iPad or Android device;
Text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU);
Customer Assistance at 1-877-434-4100
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,
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
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
If you need further assistance, please contact
any of these members of our Community Response Team:
MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR JANUARY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M. - REORGANIZATION
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.- BUDGET MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M. - WORK SESSION
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
On behalf of the
Council and Borough Employees, I extend to you and your families a
very healthy, happy and prosperous 2015.
All of our
projects were completed in a timely manner this year. The
reconstruction, drainage and paving of Carter Street has been a long
awaited improvement. Phase II of Livingston Street is complete with
on street parking. Our businesses have seen an increase in patrons
and traffic has slowed down. The Home for the Holiday’s Parade was a
great success and we look forward to continuing the tradition. Mark
your calendars for Norwood Day on September 19th. This
year’s celebration was the best ever and difficult to top, but we are
hard at work doing just that.
My #1 priority
this year is to make sure that you are kept informed of upcoming
events and happenings around Norwood. Please take a moment to fill
out the questionnaire on the right side of this page and mail it to my
attention or drop it off at the Borough Clerk’s Office.
Again Happy New Year.
Mayor James P. Barsa
Us How You Want to Receive Communications
Please check the box below for the way
you would like to receive news and information from the Borough.
_____ Email, provide below your email
_____Reverse 911, provide below your
______Text Alerts, provide below your
cell phone #:
______On the Borough’s Web site
Please drop off your request at the
Borough Clerk’s Office or mail to:
Borough of Norwood
Norwood, NJ 07648
During snow storms
the DPW is out clearing the roads. Please do not park a vehicle or
permit a vehicle to remain parked on any street where there is a
covering of ice to any thickness or snow to a thickness of one half
inch. Any vehicle parked in violation of this restriction may be
towed at the owner’s expense. Remember, it is unlawful to cast
or plow snow into the street. To keep your driveway clear of
snow, place your shoveled snow on the left side of your driveway (when
viewed from the street) this way when the plow passes the snow will be
pushed away from your driveway not into it.
tenants are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks
within twenty-four hours of a storm or within twenty-four hours of ice
formation. Residents are requested to keep fire hydrants and catch
basins, on or adjacent to their properties, clear of snow and ice.
This will aid the Fire Department in the event of an emergency and
also prevent flooding.
REMINDER TO PET OWNERS: LICENSES DUE
All dogs and cats in
the Borough of Norwood are required to be licensed. Licenses must be
renewed prior to January 31, 2015. Pet owners who do not obtain a
license by March 1, 2015 must pay a $10.00 late fee. Renewal forms will
be mailed to all residents. You may also obtain a form by
free Rabies Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 31 from 8:30 AM to
10:00 AM at the DPW Garage, 453 Broadway.
If your animal’s rabies vaccination expires prior to November 1,
2015, your pet must be re-vaccinated before a 2015 license can be
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