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Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Regular Council

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Zoning Board

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Conference Council

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Planning Board

Taxes, Water and Sewer

Look Up Your Property
Taxes Online

Borough Residents wishing to view their Property Taxcharges please click the link below.

Calling All Veterans

Register with the Mayor for upcoming Veteran's events by emailing Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup. Residents can bring their recycling to the Recycling Center. Please check the link below for information.


Prepare Before
Clean-up & Repair

When working on home and/or business repair be sure to both protect yourself when cleaning mold and beware of asbestos. Get further info via the flyer provided below.

Dumpster and POD Permits Required

Dumpster and POD
Permits Required

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Essex County Division
of Senior Services

This Division offers a wide range of services to Essex County Senior Citizens, such as adult day care centers and basic transportation services.

For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at...
(973) 395-8375

Buy a Paver and Support Essex Fells

Buy a Brick
Support Our Youth

The Essex Fells Recreation Foundation invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick Program!

When you purchase a personalized brick that will line the entrance to the new Fieldhouse at the Recreation complex, you are supporting the development of the youth in our community.

Car Theft Advisory

Residents Urged to Lock Car Doors After Recent Break-Ins

The Essex Fells Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock their car doors to recent car burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area. The vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.

Residents are also reminded to remove any valuable items inside their vehicles such as GPS units, iPods and other electronic devices. As always please call us to report any suspicious activity.

Essex County's Resident Groundhog Sees His Shadow @ Turtle Back Zoo

Groundhog Day Prediction by Essex Ed
Means Six More Weeks of Winter

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Essex Ed, resident groundhog at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo, saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. The Groundhog Day legend states that if the groundhog sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of bad weather. In addition, Essex Ed predicted the Atlanta Falcons would defeat the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl.

“I prefer warmer weather, so I’m a little disappointed in Essex Ed’s prediction. I was really hoping for spring weather to arrive early this year,” DiVincenzo said. “It may be cold outside, but it’s still a great time to come out and Experience Essex, and our wonderful Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex. Waiting for Essex Ed on Groundhog Day creates excitement about Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo and highlights its role as an educational resource,” he added.

Chief Vincent Kulik - Retirement Dinner

My Dear Townspeople:

We are seeing a transition in our Police Department that is both bittersweet and wonderful at the same time, and it is tribute to our outgoing Chief, our incoming Chief, and the outstanding personnel of the Essex Fells Police Department that make it so.

Our Chief, Vincent A. Kulik, Jr., commenced employment with the Borough of Essex Fells’ Police Department in July, 1988 as a regular sworn officer.  Patrolman Kulik quickly, and continually, embraced the duties and responsibilities of that position with enthusiasm, pleasantness, professionalism and dedication.   His superb performance as a patrolman led to his promotion to Sergeant of the Police Department in January, 1998.  Sergeant Kulik then successfully completed courses in Crash Investigations, Vehicle Dynamics, Speed Radar use, Alcotest and Breathalyzer Operator and Arson investigator, and willingly shared his expertise with his fellow officers and has ever since been a mentor and teacher to all the officers of the Police Department.

Then, in October, 2009, Vincent Kulik became the ninth Chief of the Essex Fells Police Department. Chief Kulik’s dedication and commitment to the residents of the Borough has always been of the highest order and represents all that is meant by the motto emblazed on the sides of our patrol cars, “TO PROTECT AND SERVE.”  He is extremely well respected and admired by this Mayor and the governing bodies throughout his career in Essex Fells, as well as his fellow officers of the Essex Fells Police Department, the Police Departments of our surrounding towns, County and State, and the residents of Essex Fells for his constant care and professionalism.  Chief Kulik always made himself available to everyone in town any time, often with no notice beforehand, and always responded with a warm, friendly, and ready to help attitude.  He was always willing to go above and beyond whatever was asked of him.  Chief Kulik loved being a police officer and the Borough loved him for that.

The Chief and I have a wonderful relationship forged out of many occurrences over the last 19 years of working together, some heartbreakingly tragic, some frustrating, some hilariously fun, but always built upon respect.  I am very proud to call him my friend and a friend of the Borough.

Chief Kulik (Essex Fells Police Badge No. 158) is retiring from duty in the end of January, 2017 from the position and the Department he loves, and all of us owe him such tremendous thanks and respect for the lifetime of commitment and care that he has given to the residents of Essex Fells. I know everyone in town joins me in wishing Godspeed and good luck, and especially, extending a very sincere “thank you” to “our Chief” and his wife, Judy, as they go to the next chapter in their lives.

In February, 2017, Lieutenant William Theilacker will take the oath of office and become the 10th Chief of the Borough of Essex Fells’ Police Department.  Soon-to-be Chief Theilacker has the thanks and support of every resident of the Borough as he embarks on this challenge and begins to make the Essex Fells Police Department his own as the Chiefs have done who have come before.  We congratulate him, thank him and wish him all the very best.

Ed Abbot
Mayor – Borough of Essex Fells

February 2017 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of February that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.

“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.

Events scheduled for February are as follows:

2017 Recreation T-Ball, Baseball & Softball Registration

Registration for the upcoming 2017 Season of Recreation T-Ball, Baseball and Softball has begun. Rates, dates, and locations can be found below. Deadlines for registration are as follows: T-Ball by April 11th, 1st and 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball by March 17th, and 3rd to 8th Grade  Baseball and Softball by February 27th.

T-Ball 2017 at the Academy

1st & 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball 2017

Grades 3-8 Recreation Baseball/Softball 2017

PSE&G Offers Tips to Stay Warm & Safe

With the arrival of frigid weather, PSE&G offers tips to help customers stay warm and safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Winter 2016/2017 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

The public is invited to participate in the Winter 2016/2017 activities at the Essex County Environmental Center.

The Essex County Environmental Center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Parks System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All programs require a minimum number of participants to run. For more information, please call 973-228-8776.

New Jersey Family Names Essex Fells Among Best Towns for Families 2016

Photo by New Jersey Family

On March 24, 2016, New Jersey Family, the essential source for New Jersey parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2016. The list ranks New Jersey towns based on important family livability factors such as school quality, affordability, diversity and crime rates. Oradell, located in Bergen County, tops this year’s list of more than 500 towns.

The Borough of Essex Fells Ranked Among Top 20

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