NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The North Caldwell Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for May 26, 2020 at 7:30pm will be held via teleconference due to the COVID-19 virus. If you would like to join the meeting, you may connect via web or by phone as follows:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1482600718
iPhone one-tap : US: +1(773)2319226,,1482600718# (US North)
Telephone: US: +1(773)2319226 (US North) Meeting ID: 148 260 0718
Borough Tennis Courts - Phase I Reopening
Saturday, May 23, 2020
The upper courts (courts 4,5,6) will be open for SINGLE play ONLY. Hours of operation will be daily from 7:00 am-7:00 pm. Use of the tennis courts is strictly for MEMBERS ONLY. All residents must register via Community Pass for access to the tennis courts.
The following policies have been established to ensure the health and safety of all residents:
1) Masks MUST be worn at all times except when in play.
2) Each player MUST use hand sanitizer before entering the courts and after exiting the courts. The hand sanitizer unit is located next to the entrance of the upper courts.
3) The restrooms at Liberty Park will remain CLOSED.
4) No spectators are permitted on the courts.
5) Members must maintain social distancing (no closer than 6 feet to another player) in addition to all other guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of New Jersey and local health departments all of which are subject to change from time to time as conditions evolve.
6. Members may not enter the tennis courts until the previous players have exited the courts.
7. Single play ONLY. No Doubles. Only 2 players allowed per court.
8. 1 hour maximum court time use (courts change over every hour). Players must vacate court after playing if someone else is waiting.
At this time, please go onto Community Pass and sign-up for your seasonal tennis membership. Any questions, please email Bill Maranz, Recreation Director at email@example.com OR Samantha O'Neill, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBERTY PARK IS OPEN FROM 7:00AM TO 7:00PM
SUBJECT TO GOVERNOR MURPHY'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 133:
- ALL PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS
- ALL PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO PRACTICE 6 FT. SOCIAL DISTANCING
- ONLY PASSIVE RECREATION IS PERMITTED
- PLAYING OF SPORTS OR USE OF EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED
- RESTROOMS AND ALL OTHER FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED
THE TURF FIELD AND WALKING PATH ARE OPEN SOLELY FOR WALKING, RUNNING OR JOGGING.
ANYONE WISHING TO USE THE TURF FIELD MUST SUBMIT THE FIELD USE APPLICATION TO THE NORTH CALDWELL RECREATION COMMITTEE AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.
ANYONE IN VIOLATION OF THESE REGULATIONS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE FIELD.
The Mayor and Council approved a resolution on Thursday, May 7, 2020 during a Special Meeting that extends the GRACE PERIOD for the payment of second quarter property tax payments. The tax payments were due on May 1, 2020. The grace period is now extended to June 1, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: Any payments made after June 1, 2020 will incur interest charges going back to the May 1, 2020 due date.
Borough Hall remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please mail payment to Borough Hall or utilize the mail slot near the front door of Borough Hall to deliver payments. Receipts/confirmation of payment can be mailed upon request.
Notice of Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council on Thusday, May 7, 2020 at 12:30pm: Notice and Agenda
North Caldwell & Essex Fells Shared Court will now hold Court by video (virtual Court) sessions pursuant to the Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D 2nd Omnibus Order dated Feb. 28, 2020. Regular in-person Court sessions will remain suspended until further notice.
If you have a matter that is scheduled with the Municipal Court of North Caldwell / Essex Fells or will like to view a Court session, please complete the registration form by Clicking Here. After registering you will receive an email confirmation with the instructions on how to access the Virtual Court session.
Anyone with questions or concerns about Virtual Court should contact the Court office prior to the scheduled session. Court Officials may be reached by calling 973-228-6420 or via email at email@example.com.
We would like to thank you in advance for patience and understanding as we all adapt together to these new changes.
HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE
As part of the Borough’s routine maintenance of its water distribution system, the North Caldwell Water Department will inspect fire hydrants and flush water mains between 7:00pm and 11:00pm from approximately May 11, 2020 through June 10, 2020. Flushing water mains involves the systematic opening of fire hydrants and allowing them to flow for several minutes. Residents may experience a slight discoloration of their water following flushing. If this occurs, it is suggested that residents run their water until it clears. The discoloration is temporary and presents no ill health effect, but may stain laundry. Residents are therefore advised to be sure water is clear before washing clothes. Please direct any questions or concerns to (973) 228-6410, x-132.
Please check the Ordinances tab to learn about introduced (pending) and adopted ordinances. Note the amendment of Chapter 96 concerning the removal of trees adopted on April 14, 2020.
The Primary Election date has been postponed from June 2, 2020 to July 7, 2020.
Should you wish to register to vote, change your address, or change your party affiliation, please complete and submit the New Jersey Voter Registration application ( http://www.essexclerk.com/_Content/pdf/forms/Voter-Register-Eng-09-08.pdf ).
Should you wish to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot, please complete and submit the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot ( http://www.essexclerk.com/_Content/pdf/forms/vote-mail-ballot-essex-english.pdf ).
More information regarding voting method (i.e. alternatives to in-person voting at polling places) is expected from Governor Murphy in the coming days.
The North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department is happy to arrange Birthday Drive-By celebrations during the observation of social distancing. To schedule a drive-by, email Chief Tim Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, donations are welcome and appreciated.
While adhering to the “Stay at Home” order, please consider helping your fellow North Caldwell neighbors by supporting their restaurant/catering/eatery businesses:
Caldwell Market Place – 5 Park Avenue, Caldwell – phone orders 862-702-3328
Farmhouse Coffee – 220 Mountain Avenue, North Caldwell - prepared foods and produce for takeout
The Food Architects – 732-572-1110 thefoodarchitectsnj.com
Jola Coffee – 15 Bloomfield Avenue, North Caldwell – Call in your order 973-403-0403
Nicolo’s Bakery – 6 Baldwin Street, Montclair – Reopening 4/7/2020 – 973-746-1398
Original Pancake House – 817 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell – 973-575-9161 for delivery
Palazzone 1960 – 190 Rt. 23 North, Wayne – takeout orders – 973-256-2734
Sam’s Bagels – 757 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-618-9320
ShopRite – 540 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell - Shop in-store or online for delivery
Tony D’s Pizza – 3 Hanford Place, Caldwell – 973-228-9500
Vitella’s Catering/Venue 104 – Text Ally 917-860-4588 for local delivery
Greens Do Good - hydroponic farm supporting the Reed Foundation for Autism - Franklin Lakes - 201-960-2355
Morris Apothecary, Apotheco Pharmacy Group - 69 New Road, Parsippany - 973-870-05470 for delivery of prescriptions
(Please submit any additions to email@example.com or call 973-228-6410, x-100 if you know of any other Borough residents with local businesses. This list will be revised and updated with your suggestions.)
We know that many of our senior residents are having a difficult time getting food, medicine and other essentials during this time. Many are rightfully concerned about being exposed to the Coronavirus and are reluctant to venture outside of their homes to go to the supermarket, the pharmacy or the bank. However, there are many volunteers in our town, at our local houses of worship or affiliated with organizations who are ready, willing and anxious to help. The only thing missing is the connection between those who need help and those offering help. If you are or know of a North Caldwell senior citizen who can use some help, please contact us at the following numbers and we will match you up with an eager volunteer:
Council President Cynthia Santomauro
Public Safety Chairman, Councilman John Chiaia
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Communications
**All Borough facilities (including fields, school grounds, tennis courts, playgrounds and the Hilltop dog park) are closed in an effort to promote social distancing.**
April 6, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Memo from Mayor Alessi
March 27, 2020 - Memo from Mayor Alessi
March 26, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Memo from Mayor Alessi
March 25, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Essex County Testing Facility Announcement
March 21, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Memo from Mayor Alessi
March 20, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Memo from Borough
North Caldwell Emergency Management Proclamation
March 16, 2020 - Nixle Alert: Governor Murphy's Executive Order
March 15, 2020 - Nixle Alert: North Caldwell Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
March 13, 2020 - Advisory Notice to Residents
March 12, 2020
Please know that Mayor Alessi, the Borough Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department, Fire Department, Health Department and Department of Public Works are closely working with the following Federal, State, County and Local authorities to provide the most current information and safety protocols: Centers for Disease Control, State Department of Health, Essex County Office of Emergency Management, Essex County Department of Health, West Caldwell Board of Health, West Essex First Aid Squad, West Essex School District and North Caldwell School District.
Please utilize the mail slot near the front door of Borough Hall to drop off any payments, water readings, etc. in lieu of dropping items off at the front counter.
The most current information about the virus can be found on the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most current information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The latest quarterly issue of
North Caldwell Community News
is now available here.
2020 Borough Flyer
* Annual Trash, Bulk, Recycling Schedule *
The annual flyer is available online here.
Copies are available at Borough Hall or mailed upon request
to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 228-6410,
x-104 or x-121.
In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020.
- March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
- April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
- May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
- December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.
- By March 31, 2021, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.
Please visit https://2020census.gov for more information.
MISSED TRASH COLLECTION?
Residents may now submit Trash Collection inquiries/reports ("missed garbage collection") through our new online portal. Please complete the
GARBAGE INQUIRY FORM under the QUICK LINKS menu.
Provide the location and type of trash collection (household trash, bulk, yard debris, etc). The request form will be directed to the Trash Collection Company as well as to Borough Hall. You will receive a confirmation of the submission and a response to your inquiry by email.
Residents may now pay WATER BILLS online. Please find the "Online Water Utility Payments" option under the Quick Links menu to the left of the home page. You can view your readings and bills and make a payment. Water meter readings can also be entered online under the "Water Meter Submission" Quick Link.
Online payments for Taxes and Sewer Utilities are coming soon!
Information regarding the Affordable Housing opportunities currently available at the Hilltop in North Caldwell
can be found at www.rpmwhiterock.com.
Essex County’s 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update is kicking off.
The HMP is updated every five years, with the goal to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. During this planning project, the county, local leaders and the participating communities will work in tandem to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce disaster vulnerability in our communities.
Visit https://bit.ly/2Lhu9IG and take the Essex County citizen survey at https://bit.ly/2KZdwT9.
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ADVICE TO RESIDENTS CONCERNING CANVASSERS AND SOLICITORS
The Code of the Borough of North Caldwell requires all Canvassers and Solicitors to honor “No Solicitor” signs posted by residents and shall immediately depart from premises so posted. Residents may download and print a No Solicitor sign courtesy of the Borough of North Caldwell by following this link:
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