will be a Norwood community menorah lighting ceremony on Wednesday,
November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Borough Hall. All families, children, and out
of town guests are welcome to attend. If the weather doesn’t cooperate,
we’ll move the menorah lighting to the Community Center, also at 6:30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
A second menorah
lighting ceremony will take place on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:30
p.m. at Borough Hall.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2013
REGULAR MEETING - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 @ 8PM
ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The Mayor and Council Work Session scheduled for
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 has been changed to Tuesday, December 3,
2013. The Meeting will begin at 8:00PM.
The Employees of the Borough would like to extend their
best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Please be reminded that the Borough Hall Offices and DPW will be closed
on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2013.
Extension of Filing Deadline for 2012 Homestead Benefit Applications
The deadline for homeowners
to file 2012 Homestead Benefit applications has been extended to
December 31, 2013. The original due date was November 22.
applications were mailed in October, and many homeowners need more time
to file. Residents can file their applications either online or by
phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most homeowners will receive their
benefit as a credit on a future property tax bill. Those who indicate
when they file that they no longer own the property or that their
principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement
community will be issued a check (or direct deposit).
Members of the public should
be referred to the following:
Benefit (for homeowners):
To file applications
To file applications by
To ask questions:
1-888-238-1233 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD)
for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
Taxation email address for
Homestead Benefit and general tax questions:
During Leaf Pick-up Season, brush pick up is suspended. Please do
not place your brush, limbs and or logs curbside, they will not be
picked up until the end of leaf season. If you put them on top of
the leaf pile your house will be passed by the truck and your leaves not
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 201-768-7145
to obtain an application form and additional information.
Dear Friends of the Food Pantry
We need your
We are down to our last can of tuna fish and have given away the last
jar of peanut butter. We are at a critically low level of food and our
shelves are in fact bare. Although we have a supply of canned beans,
soups and vegetables we are in immediate need of the following items:
Value Food items (canned meats and fishes and peanut butter of all
Cereal, Pasta, Canned
tomato products, prepared Pasta Sauces and Mac&Cheese
Toilet Tissue, Paper towels, Cleaning Supplies, Complete
Pancakes Mixes & Syrup, 100% Juices,
Coffees, Teas, Mayo, Salad
Dressing & Condiments: Parmesan Cheese & Pasta Shortening, Cake Mixes &
Granola Bars, Jams and Jellies, Hygiene
items (shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, baby wipes), Pet food and
treats for dogs and cats
If you can
help us in any way we would greatly appreciate your generosity. To
facilitate any pick up or delivery please contact Luanne Betz our Food
Pantry Director at 201-724-2041. For further information you may also
contact Diana Flood our Parish Administrator in the Church Office at
201-768-0634. Thank you in advance for your help with this vital
The Rev. Jim Petroccione
The Church of the Holy Communion
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.
TAX BILLS FOR THE FOURTH
QUARTER PROPERTY TAXES HAVE BEEN MAILED. PAYMENT IS DUE ON
1, 2013. YOU MAY MAKE PAYMENT UP TILL NOVEMBER 12TH WITHOUT A
PENALTY. ANY PAYMENT SHOULD BE MAILED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW. IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL KUNJESH TRIVEDI, TAX COLLECTOR AT 201-784-2960.
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
Your Home for Radon Exposure!
Test Kits for Bergen Residents!!
Free Test Kits will be available to
Bergen County residents only on a first come, first-serve basis (while
To receive a kit, please call Kelly
Diana at 201-634-2803 or visit Room 103A of the Bergen
County Department of Health Services’ Environmental Program,
Community Services Building, 327 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, N.J.
*(When picking up a kit, please bring proof of residency.)
**Kits will also be available at county health services for $20
after the supply of free kits has been distributed.
As of January 1, 2011, the Electronic Waste Management
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