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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 mayor@essexfellsboro.com. Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling
Information

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.

Clean-Up

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.

Become a Volunteer Docent at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

“Our Docents help every visitor have an enjoyable and memorable experience at our zoo. Whether walking through our zoo grounds or making presentations in schools or at community events, our Docents are volunteer ambassadors who share their love and knowledge about animals and their habitats, and encourage the public to have respect for the environment,” DiVincenzo said. “If you love animals, we encourage you to attend the training course and become a Turtle Back Zoo Docent,” he added.

New Docents must be at least 18 years old and complete a seven-day course instructed by experienced TBZ staff. Training will begin on Sunday, February 12th and continue on Sundays through the end of March. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 which covers training materials and handouts. The application for the class can be accessed at http://turtlebackzoo.com/docent-volunteers/.

If interested, please contact the Zoo’s Volunteer Coordinator at tbzdocents@yahoo.com or call 973-731-5800, ext. 306 for more information.

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.

2016 Sustainable Homes & Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex Co. Environmental Center

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, December 3rd and all entries must be delivered on Saturday, December 3rd or Monday, December 5th.

The entries in the Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest will be on display as follows:

Dates:   Wednesday, December 7 through Friday, December 16, 2016

Times:  Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
             Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place:   Essex County Environmental Center       
             621B Eagle Rock Avenue                          
             Roseland, NJ   
                                                       

An awards ceremony will be held as follows:

Dates:   Saturday, December 17, 2016

Times:  9:30 a.m.

Place:   Essex County Environmental Center       
             621B Eagle Rock Avenue                          
             Roseland, NJ
                                                         

“Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful event that incorporates our mission to raise awareness about nature with a holiday theme. This hands-on, family-oriented project lets people of all ages learn about the environment in a fun way,” DiVincenzo said. “I am amazed at the creativeness and ingenuity of the entries each winter and look forward to another great contest,” he added.

10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as follows:

Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
             Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 2, 3 & 4
             Daily from Friday, December 9 to Tuesday, January 3

Times:  5 to 9 p.m. each night

Place:   Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
             Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
             560 Northfield Avenue
             West Orange, NJ

The Holiday Lights Spectacular will be closed on December 24th and 25th.

“We invite the public to make this Essex County holiday tradition your family tradition! Turtle Back Zoo will be turned into a Winter Wonderland, with extraordinary seasonal lighting exhibits and costumed characters. Stroll the landscaped paths of our Zoo and admire the illuminated images of everything from toy soldiers to penguins,” DiVincenzo said. “We are offering free admission to make this exciting attraction available to everyone. We also are encouraging our visitors to bring non-perishable food items, non-perishable pet food, new unwrapped toys, and new and gently used winter coats to help our families in need,” he noted.

Utilities Unite Against Scams - PSE&G Teams with More Than 80 North American Utilities to Stop Scams

(Newark, N.J. – Nov. 14, 2016) According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, more than 3 million consumers filed fraud complaints last year. Phone scams are among the most common complaints. To combat these con artists, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, joined forces with more than 80 energy companies across North America to educate people how to spot a scam. The collaborative designated the third Wednesday in November “Utilities United Against Scams Day.”

How the most common payment scam works:

  • Someone pretending to be a utility employee calls and threatens shut-off within an hour if they do not receive immediate payment via a prepaid card.

  • Victims are given a phony phone number to call back after they purchase the cards from a retail store.

  • When the customer calls back, they may hear voice response prompts that mimic those they would hear when calling a real customer service line. Some of these criminals use caller ID spoofing technology to replicate PSE&G’s number.

  • A fake representative asks for the numbers on the prepaid card or receipt. Within seconds the money is gone. 


Scam red flags:

  • The caller becomes angry and aggressive, telling the customer his or her account is past due and service will be disconnected if a large payment isn’t made – often within less than an hour.

  • The thief specifically demands the customer pay with a prepaid card or wire transfer.


“If a caller directs you to go to a local store to purchase a prepaid card to pay your bill, it is likely a scam,” said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G vice president of customer operations. “If you receive a call and are in doubt, hang up and call us at the phone number listed on our website or your PSE&G bill.”

The only way to protect against these scams is for customers to be cautious. Before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters and phone calls. While the utility accepts credit cards, prepaid cards and money transfers to pay bills, PSE&G would never demand a specific type of payment and threaten immediate service termination.

“Hiding behind an untraceable phone, scammers know it is doubtful they’ll be caught,” said Dunlap. “By educating people how to spot a scam, our Utilities United collaborative aims to spare many would-be victims and make the thieves’ underhanded jobs a lot harder.”

Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department, and file a complaint with the FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.

Revaluation Project

Attention Residents:

Introducing SALVATORE ARENA, as a Professional Property Appraisers employee working for the Borough of Essex Fells from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

Please allow this representative to inspect your property and collect data necessary to establish your Tax Year 2017 Assessment.

If you have any questions as to the validity of this identification, please call the Borough of Essex Fells Tax Assessor, Kevin Esposito at (973) 226-3400 on Tuesday’s between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.

Also any questions in regard to the Revaluation Project, please contact Mr. Esposito at the above number or at assessor@essexfellsboro.com.

AMERICAN WATER HOLDING STATEMENT:

“At American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and state drinking water programs set water quality standards designed to protect public health and American Water treats your water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium. 
 
The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. American Water routinely tests its water supply for total chromium and all results have been in compliance with the USEPA standards.  We are also voluntarily sample for chromium-6 in accordance with USEPA guidance. 
 
American Water is supporting national research through the Water Research Foundation to better monitor and treat for chromium-6.  The USEPA is also conducting a rigorous and comprehensive review of health effects of chromium-6.  Our water quality experts are closely following this research and if necessary, will be ready to implement changes in our testing and treatment.
 
Water quality results on chrome-6 and other parameters can be found on American Water’s website http://amwater.com/water-quality-and-stewardship/payment-locations.html .  Enter your zip code or city/state to get information on your specific water quality.  There you will find the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and a basic water quality summary with links to additional information on chrome-6.”
 

Fall/Winter 2016 Activities at the Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite youth to participate in the Fall/Winter 2016 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.

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