NEWS LETTERS 

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FEBRUARY 2015

2013 Municipal Budget    2014 Adopted Budget

Borough Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 for President's Day. 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M.- BUDGET MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 @ 7:00 P.M. - WORK SESSION

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Mayor’s Message

 

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

Tell 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 address:

 

 

_____Reverse 911, provide below your phone number:

 

 

 

______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:

 

Mayor Barsa

Borough of Norwood

455 Broadway

Norwood, NJ 07648

 

 

 

 

SNOW STORMS

 

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.

 

Homeowners and/or 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.

             

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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 clicking here.   If your animal’s rabies vaccination expires prior to November 1, 2015, your pet must be re-vaccinated before a 2015 license can be issued.

 

 

O&R: SOME HEATING METHODS CREATE CARBON MONOXIDE RISK

 

PEARL RIVER, NY Feb. 19, 2015 --- As frigid wind chills freeze the region, O&R reminds its customers that carbon monoxide poisoning can result from using malfunctioning, improperly vented or makeshift heating units.

 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is invisible, odorless and tasteless. It is formed by the incomplete burning of fuels such as heating oil, wood, gasoline, natural gas, propane and charcoal.

 

When heating units or motors are not working properly, or if exhaust fumes and chimneys are not properly vented outdoors, carbon monoxide can accumulate in the home, building or garage. The dangers of CO can be reduced by the installation of approved CO detectors, which can provide early warning of accumulated CO before it reaches as dangerous level.

 

Breathing even small amounts of carbon monoxide can result in headaches, dizziness and nausea. Prolonged exposure can result in more severe illness, or even death. If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately open the windows in your home and seek medical attention.

 

The signs of a CO problem:  To do your part to reduce carbon monoxide poisoning: 

If you smell gas, call O&R’s 24/7 gas emergency hotline at 1-800-533-5325, 911 or your local gas provider.

 

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:

http://www.oru.com/energyandsafety/storms/gettingyourlightson.html

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Don’t forget to download our new app at www.oru.com/app. O&R Mobile gives you easy access to the latest tools to help you weather any storm.

                                                                         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, Evelyn Marnell to obtain an application form and additional information.

 

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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 application.

PV MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

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.

 

FOOD PANTRY

The 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 these locations.

 

The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will be hosting a Hazardous Household Waste Collection on the following dates in 2015:

Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd, Moonachie:  Saturday, March 7th, Saturday, July 25th

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus: Sunday, April 26th, June 28th and October 18th

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah: Saturday, May 16th, September 12th and November 7th.

All days are between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Rain or Shine.

For further information including directions and acceptable materials, please visit their website at www.bcua.org or call 201-807-5825.

2015 Computer, Tire Recycling & Document Shredding Events

Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, August 16th at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus and

Saturday, June 6th and Saturday October 24th at Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah.  These Collection Events are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

 

 

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.

                                                                   

NIXLE ALERTING SYSTEM

 

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 www.nixle.com 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.

 

The 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.

 

 

PLEASE 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 www.bcua.org/publications

 

 

 

 

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