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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

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.

2018 Recreation T-Ball, Baseball & Softball Registration

Registration for the upcoming 2018 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 10th, 1st and 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball by March 13th, and 3rd to 8th Grade Baseball and Softball by February 26th.

T-Ball 2018 at the Academy

1st & 2nd Grade Baseball and Softball 2018

Grades 3-8 Recreation Baseball/Softball 2018

State of the Borough Address 2018

Good evening, Happy New Year, and welcome to the Borough of Essex Fells’ Re-Organizational meeting of 2018.
 
This is a remarkable night.  You all have just earlier witnessed an amazing event. An event that separates our free, democratic world from all others and an event that did not take place on the world’s stage, but rather right here in the beloved Borough of Essex Fells: the democratic transference of “the power of the people.”

Just now, Edward Davis, John King, and BJ D’Avella took an oath of office that said that they swear that they will “support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey; and that they will “bear true faith an allegiance to the same” - and here’s the most important thing – “under the authority of the people.”

“Under the authority of the people” – that’s you good people.  That is the power that you have entrusted to them, and to every elected official.  We are granted this sacred authority, “by the people” and not by a party, or by friends, or by any other influences, but “by the people” who have chosen us, who have entrusted us to do what is best for “the people” of the Borough of Essex Fells.  We have all sworn to it, and it is something that we do not ever take lightly.  And if that solemn and weighty oath is not enough, we add the final kicker, credited to George Washington himself when he took his first oath of office as President, “So help me God.”

The transference of power is powerful stuff.  Thank you all for being here to witness it.

As I remind everyone who takes the oath of office, You have been given a wonderful gift; a gift of trust from your town to do the very best you can for the benefit of all of the residents of Essex Fells.  We sit here as trustees of a very precious stone and it is indeed an honor; and with that honor comes tremendous responsibility.  Remember that, remember to be faithful to that trust, and you will be successful in the tasks that wait.  Also know that serving with you as fellow Council members are extremely talented, dedicated and caring neighbors who, I am happy to say, love this blessed Borough as much as I, and who very much look forward to working with you, together, on those challenges.         

Mayor Edward Davis, Council President Patricia Wahl, and distinguished members of the Governing Body of Essex Fells, thank you so much for allowing me the privilege and honor of delivering my last State of the Borough Address for the beloved Borough of Essex Fells for the year 2017.

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State of the Borough Address 2018

Good evening, Happy New Year, and welcome to the Borough of Essex Fells’ Re-Organizational meeting of 2018.
 
This is a remarkable night.  You all have just earlier witnessed an amazing event. An event that separates our free, democratic world from all others and an event that did not take place on the world’s stage, but rather right here in the beloved Borough of Essex Fells: the democratic transference of “the power of the people.”

Just now, Edward Davis, John King, and BJ D’Avella took an oath of office that said that they swear that they will “support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey; and that they will “bear true faith an allegiance to the same” - and here’s the most important thing – “under the authority of the people.”

“Under the authority of the people” – that’s you good people.  That is the power that you have entrusted to them, and to every elected official.  We are granted this sacred authority, “by the people” and not by a party, or by friends, or by any other influences, but “by the people” who have chosen us, who have entrusted us to do what is best for “the people” of the Borough of Essex Fells.  We have all sworn to it, and it is something that we do not ever take lightly.  And if that solemn and weighty oath is not enough, we add the final kicker, credited to George Washington himself when he took his first oath of office as President, “So help me God.”

The transference of power is powerful stuff.  Thank you all for being here to witness it.

As I remind everyone who takes the oath of office, You have been given a wonderful gift; a gift of trust from your town to do the very best you can for the benefit of all of the residents of Essex Fells.  We sit here as trustees of a very precious stone and it is indeed an honor; and with that honor comes tremendous responsibility.  Remember that, remember to be faithful to that trust, and you will be successful in the tasks that wait.  Also know that serving with you as fellow Council members are extremely talented, dedicated and caring neighbors who, I am happy to say, love this blessed Borough as much as I, and who very much look forward to working with you, together, on those challenges.         

Mayor Edward Davis, Council President Patricia Wahl, and distinguished members of the Governing Body of Essex Fells, thank you so much for allowing me the privilege and honor of delivering my last State of the Borough Address for the beloved Borough of Essex Fells for the year 2017.

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Mayor's 2017 Christmas Eve Address

Good evening.  Thank you, Mary Miczak and the Garden Club of Essex Fells not only for keeping this great tradition intact, but also for allowing me the wonderful opportunity to address you on this very special evening.  From caring for our municipal properties, to the remarkable volunteer work they do at senior care facilities, to the Mother’s Day Plant Sale, to the generous and wonderful plans they have for the continued restoration of the Glen back to its bucolic beauty, the Garden Club of Essex Fells and each of its members truly show what community service and love of community is all about, and Essex Fells is so very fortunate to have the Garden Club.  It is always such a privilege and honor for me to not only serve as your Mayor, but also be invited to make this Christmas Eve address, tonight marking my 16th and last address.

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Essex County Office of the Disabled Announce Available Services through (PASP)

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO AND THE ESSEX COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DISABLED ANNOUNCE AVAILABLE SERVICES THROUGH THE
PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICES PROGRAM (PASP)
Eligible Individuals Can Apply for Services through the PASP
that Helps Disabled Consumers Maintain Their Independence
 
Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Office of the Disabled announced that funding is available to help disabled consumers maintain their independence through the Personal Assistant Services Program. PASP is a consumer-directed program geared toward enhancing independence, flexibility, and choice among people with disabilities in need of assistant services, while promoting maximum independence and full participation within all aspects of community life. 
 
"Obtaining information about supportive services does not have to be a difficult and overwhelming process. Our Office of the Disabled enables individuals to gain access to information and referrals for services in one central location," DiVincenzo said. "We want to do everything we can to help residents with disabilities in Essex County maintain their independence and quality of life and the Personal Assistant Services Program is one way we are able to connect them with the support they need," he added. 
 
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January 2018 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December 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 December are as follows:

PSE&G Offers Top Six Tips to Stay Warm for Less

With cold weather on the way, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, offers its top six ways you can help keep the heat in and your heating bills down this winter with little or no cost.

  1. 1. Lower your thermostat by just 1 degree. You will hardly notice and this may reduce your heating bill by as much as 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day and 5 to 10 degrees at bedtime, if health conditions permit.
     
  2. 2. Everyone loves a cozy fire on cold days, but be sure to close fireplace dampers when you are not using it. This will help prevent warm air from escaping your home through the chimney.
     
  3. 3. Sunny out? Open curtains and blinds that face the sun to warm your home, and close them at night to avoid uncomfortable cold drafts.
     
  4. 4. Set your hot water heater to no more than 120 degrees. You’ll still be able to enjoy a hot shower, while saving energy at the same time.
     
  5. 5. Rearrange the room. Move furniture and drapes away from heating registers, radiators and baseboard element covers. Open any register or baseboard dampers to allow for maximum heat.
     
  6. 6. Seal windows and door frames. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal cracks and prevent drafts. While you’re at it, install draft guards beneath doors. Find them at your local hardware or home improvement store.
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