Notice of Location Change for Conference Council Meeting
Please be advised that the Essex Fells Borough Council is holding a Conference Meeting on February 7, 2017 and is changing the location of this meeting.
The meeting is as follows:
Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Essex Fells Elementary School
102 Hawthorne Road
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Formal action will be taken at this meeting.
Francine T. Paserchia
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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
Carfax for Police Welcomes Essex Fells Police Department
The Essex Fells Police Department has partnered with Carfax to make our Crash reports available online. Any OPRA or general requests for crash reports should be directed there. As these are publicly accessible documents with personal information there is a $5 fee (collected by Carfax and forwarded to the Borough) to obtain these reports. Residents can and should be directed to come into police headquarters to pick up their report for free.
Get your report through Carfax by clicking on the link under Quick Links on the website.
Notice of Special Planning Board ReOrganization Meeting
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Essex Fells Planning Board will meet to reorganize and to discuss or act upon public business in accordance with the attached agenda on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 255 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells, New Jersey. Formal action may be taken. Notice of revisions or additions to the above schedule will be posted and advertised as required by law.
Dated: January 10, 2017
MICHAEL D. SULLIVAN
Attorney for the Planning Board
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State of the Borough Address 2016
Good evening, Happy New Year, and welcome to the Borough of Essex Fells’ Re-Organizational meeting of 2017.
Once again, I am very pleased to tell you all that the State of the Borough of Essex Fells is strong, vibrant, and very healthy and sound. 2016 was a year in which we as a Council were faced with some of the same year in and year out challenges, such as balancing the budget with the ever increasing state budget mandates on spending, always trying to do more with less when the costs of operating our Borough are ever increasing; operating the Essex Fells Water Utility, which provides water to not only Essex Fells, but also three surrounding towns, in an economical and efficient manner; providing the resources and training for our Police and Fire Departments so that our commitment to public safety remains of the highest priority; properly maintaining our roads, sewers, and borough facilities and properties, efficiently operating our Recycling Center; and providing recreational facilities and programs for our Borough’s residents.
The year also provided unique challenges as well. By order of the New Jersey Department of Taxation, Essex Fells has been ordered to undergo a tax revaluation and we were very busy preparing and updating the tax maps and retained a revaluation company to assist us in accomplishing this goal. As of today, almost 70% of the town’s residences have been visited and inspected for the revaluation. The re-evalauation will be accomplished in 2017. Council President Wahl will provide us with a more detailed report on the activities of the Finance and Personnel Committee.
January 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 January 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 January are as follows:
Notice of Cancellation of Zoning Board Meeting
Please be advised that the Zoning Board Meeting scheduled for January 26, 2017 has been cancelled.
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.