NEWS LETTERS 

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NOVEMBER 

 

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 Adopted Budget

STORM WATCH

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:

Go to www.oru.com/mobileconnect to learn more about our mobile communication options.

 

To help its customers prepare to weather a storm, O&R offers these tips:

 

·       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 www.oru.com.

 

Public Notice

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.

 

Contracts

Borough Attorney                                            Labor Attorney

Borough Auditor                                             Bond Counsel

Planning Board Attorney                                 Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney

Borough Risk Manager                                    Borough Architect

Borough Planner                                              Prosecutor

Public Defender                                              Special Counsel for Tax Appeal Conflicts

Alternate Prosecutor                                       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., if applicable.

 

Lorraine McMackin, RMC, CMC

Borough Clerk/Administrator

 

 

The Norwood 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.

 

                

 

 

 

 FIRST 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

 

refreshment's. 

 

 

 

WESTY SELF STORAGE

 

 

TOY DRIVE

 

TOYS FOR TOTS - MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION

 

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 19

 

Please bring your New un-wrapped toys for all ages

 

95 Hudson Avenue

 

Norwood

 

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

mix your grass in with the leaves and leave it at the curb.  Leaf Collection will run from November 5 through

December, weather permitting.  Please keep leaf piles free from sticks, brush, logs, rocks, etc.  Please do not

place leaf 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:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeGU8ID4_m0

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.

 

MCj03482650000[1]GARAGE SALE PERMITS

 

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 2014:

Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd, Moonachie:  Saturday, March 8th, Saturday, July 19th

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus: Sunday, April 6, June 22nd and October 19th

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah: Saturday, May 17th, September 6th and November 1st.

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.

2014 Computer, Tire Recycling & Document Shredding Events

Sunday, April 27th and Saturday August 16th at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus and

Saturday, June 7th and Saturday October 25th at Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahway.  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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