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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day- Borough Hall Closed

Friday, November 23, 2018

Day after Thanksgiving- Borough Hall Closed

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve- Borough Hall Closed

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Zoning Board

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Regular Council

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Conference Council

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

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.

Upcoming 2018 Essex County Holiday Events

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to these special winter events!

  • 2018 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Admission as free. Please see below for all dates and times in November and December.
  • Holidays at Kip’s Castle will be held Wednesdays to Sundays from Nov. 28th to Dec. 30th from 12 to 4 p.m. (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays) Visit Kip’s Castle for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s.
  • Historic Holiday House Tour will be December 1st and 2nd at various times. Decorated for the holidays, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors for one spectacular weekend. 
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours at Kip’s Castle this December. Please see below for all dates and times. Take a one-hour, guided twilight tour when the holiday décor shines. $8 admission. Space is limited.
  • Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. Register by Dec. 1st; Drop off by Dec. 3rd. Exhibit will be held from Dec. 5th through 15th; Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to NJ Businesses & Residents 
Affected by August Severe Storms & Flooding

New Jersey businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on 
Aug. 11-13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Phil Murphy on Oct. 18, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers Ocean and Passaic counties, and the adjacent counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Monmouth, Morris, and Sussex in New Jersey; Orange and Rockland in New York.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of New Jersey with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said McMahon. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

The Centers are located in the following community and is open as indicated:

Three Step Process - Disaster Loans

Disaster Loans Fact Sheet

DEP Honors Business Educators & Non-Profits at Annual Awards Luncheon for Their Leadership in Recycling

A business that recycles typical as well as unusual materials, a county government recycling program that creatively uses social media and its website to promote recycling, and a high school student whose battery recycling initiative at school is now a town-wide initiative are among those honored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as 2018 recycling leaders.

New Jersey Resources in Wall, Monmouth County, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority based in Pleasantville and Linzy Rosen of Westfield, Union County are among the 10 businesses, organizations and individuals recognized during the 38th Annual Association of New Jersey Recyclers Symposium and Luncheon held Oct. 17 at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, Monmouth County.

“The DEP commends the award winners for their work to promote recycling and educate their communities about the importance of diverting waste to better protect our natural resources,” Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “New Jersey is consistently a national leader in recycling because of these kinds of efforts that go above and beyond to help keep our environment safe and clean.”

DEP Launches Radio & Social Media Campaign Reminding Residents to Not Feed Black Bears

The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the launch of a statewide radio and social media campaign as part of its efforts to help New Jersey residents learn more about living with black bears and heighten public awareness about the risks of feeding them.

“Feeding bears has public safety consequences for entire communities,” said Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. “It is particularly important for those who live in or visit bear country to be mindful about feeding bears either intentionally, which is illegal, or unintentionally through careless practices around their properties or while out in the woods. Bears that learn to associate people with food can become nuisance bears and public safety risks.”

Under an exclusive Public Education Program with the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, radio spots – “It’s Wild to See a Black Bear in New Jersey, From a Distance” – are airing on radio stations throughout the state. The association’s network of member stations airs the spots as schedules allow.

Cold Weather Safety - Carbon Monoxide Kills Every Year

Warning. During New Jersey’s 2017 – 2018 heating season, the state’s poison control center received approximately 250 calls related to carbon monoxide (CO). Of these, 162 victims were evaluated in emergency departments and many required hospitalization.
Don’t be the poison center’s next statistic. Exposure to carbon monoxide can produce headaches, sleepiness, fatigue, confusion and irritability at low levels. At higher levels, it can result in nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, impaired vision and coordination, and death. During cold and influenza season, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can easily be confused with symptoms of viral illnesses like the common cold and the flu.
“Prevention and early detection are crucial in preventing poisoning injury and death from carbon monoxide,” says Diane Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director of the NJ Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The sudden shift in frigid weather forced homeowners and landlords to have to turn on their heating systems earlier than expected; without having them properly serviced beforehand to prevent CO exposure."

Public Notice About Drinking Water Monitoring


Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Essex Fells Water Department

Our water system violated drinking water requirements over the past year. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct these situations.

*We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 7/1/18-9/30/18 we did not monitor or test for Nitrate and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.*

What should I do?

There is nothing you need to do at this time.

The table below lists the contaminant we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for this contaminant, how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were taken.

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - Fall 2018

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