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The Borough has contracted with a new hauler for recyclables, who will provide an improved service.
As with past contracts, the terms call for property owners to place all yard waste curbside in bio-degradable paper bags.
Brush can be tied up with string. FINAL pick-up for 2015 will be Monday, Dec. 7.

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 Nov. 26, 2015 Thu..
Thanksgiving Day
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 Nov. 29, 2015 Sun.
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Tree Lighting
Due to overcrowding, pre-registration is now required to participate in the raffle. To be eligible, you must donate a new, unwrapped toy at the Tree Lighting.
Sponsored by Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Drugs, Alcohol & Tobaco Use
pre-registration form >>> 
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 Dec. 5, 2015 Sat.
Holiday Movie
Sponsored by the Mayor & Council
and the Recreation Committee

Movie: The Good Dinosaur
Doors open: 8:30 am
Where: AMC Loews, Wayne
  next to Willowbrook)
Cost: New, unwrapped toy
One parent per family
W.P. Residents ONLY
more info >>> 
 Dec. 7, 2015 Mon.
Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
Conducted by W.P. Amer-ican Legion Ladies Aux
7 pm, American Legion Post #238, 410 Mt Pleasant Ave
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Living Mayors Pose For Posterity
photo by Karen Pomante  
(standing) Frank T. Gambatese, Matt Capano,
Pat Lepore, Garry Colletti, Keith Kazmark
(seated) John J. Ciborski, Mary B. Zaccaria
Benefit Softball Tournament Held In W.P.
The Mayor and Council presented two checks for funds collected during the benefit softball tournament in honor of Officer Melvin Santiago.
TOURNAMENT RAISES FUNDS — A presentation of two checks was made at the Oct. 7 Council Meeting, representing the funds that were raised by a benefit softball tournament, held in Woodland Park at Memorial Field on Aug. 29, to honor Melvin V. Santiago, a Jersey City police officer slain in the line of duty. One check for $1,800 was given to the Melvin Santiago Memorial Fund, and the other for $7,000 was given to the NJSPBA Survivor Welfare Fund.
Cathy McBride, mother of Melvin Santiago Louis Dearani, owner, United Fire Sprinklers
Maria Flynn, for the Boys & Girls Club volunteers Carmen Criscione, tournament announcer
PRESENTATIONS PICTURED ABOVE — (clockwise from top right) Louis Dearani, owner of United Fire Sprinklers; Carmen Criscione, tournament announcer; Maria Flynn, representing the Boys & Girls Club volunteers; and Cathy McBride, mother of Officer Melvin Santiago. Not present to accept a Certificate of Appreciation were Anthony Colandro, owner, Gun For Hire, Woodland Park Range; Thomas O’Beirne, pres., Thomas J. O’Beirne & Co., Inc.; Frank Gencarelli, owner, Francesco’s Restaurant; Jodi & Emily Santangelo, Santangelo Funeral Home; Judy Schumacher, dealer principal, Schumacher Chevrolet; and Kaitlyn Kallert, tournament director.
Borough Gets $250K Check From County
ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDS AWARDED TO W.P. — A ceremonial check was presented to the Mayor and Council representing a check for $250,000 from the Passaic County Open Space & Farmland Preservation Fund. The grant will allow for field improvements at Frank Zaccaria Park. “This is one of the largest open space awards in W.P. history and will be a great benefit to our young athletes!” said the Mayor. Holding the check above are (lt. to rt.) Freeholder Director Hector C. Lora, Open Space Committee Member Cassandra Lazzara, Councilman DeCesare, Councilwoman Gatti, Councilwoman Pascrell, Councilman Spinelli, Council Pres. Kallert, Freeholder Pat Lepore, and Mayor Kazmark.
Mayor Calls For PSE&G To Fix Roads
MAYOR MEETS WITH PRESS — Flanked by George Galbraith, DPW Superintendent, Mayor Keith Kazmark met with reporters at the corner of Terrace Ave. and W. 32nd St. In an effort to make it known to the public that PSE&G’s on-going projects in Woodland Park, intended to harden natural gas distribution lines, are leaving the Borough’s roads in deplorable condition. Both the Mayor and Galbraith are very dissatisfied with PSE&G’s lack of commu-nication. And, Mayor Kazmark is demanding that the utility re-pave affected streets from curb to curb, as the trenches ruined many streets not in need of resurfacing.
< read Aug. 18, 2015 press release >
Mayor Presents Proposal To Improve Parks
Mayor Keith Kazmark spoke to a roomful of about 40 residents eager to learn about the proposed plans to improve Rose Place Park and Frank Zaccaria Park.
TOWN HALL STYLE MEETING HELD — About 40 residents listened to Mayor Kazmark’s proposed improvement of Rose Place Park and Frank Zaccaria Park on Apr. 20 in the Aldo P. Napoli Community Room. The Mayor wants to use Open Space funds from the Borough and the County to put in a new loop path at Rose Place Park; install a new soccer fileld in Zacarria Park; repair the tennis courts at Rose Place Park; and expand the parking at Zacarria Park; among other things.
Proposed Site Plan Mayor’s PPT Presentation

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NEW FEMA Flood Maps &
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CDBG Program Modification
   Passaic County intends to modify the “FY 2013 Action Plan” for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  The Borough of Woodland Park will use $51,776 in funds remaining from their FY 2013 project toward costs associated with the FY 2015 project to improve Radcliff and Ray Avenues. A previous amendment to create a demolition project will be cancelled. . . .
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NJDOT Funding Doubles For
McBride Streetscape Project
   The N.J. Dept. of Transportation has announced that, under its 2015 Municipal Aid Program, Woodland Park was again selected to receive $250,000 in funding for Phase I of the McBride Avenue Streetscape Project.
   Woodland Park’s grant application was one of 630 receive by the NJDOT. Just under $78.75 million was awarded this year.
   Last year, NJDOT awarded Woodland Park another $250,000 for the same project under the 2014 Municipal Aid Program, bringing the total funding to $500,000.
2015 Re-assessment Over
   The Borough contracted Appraisal Systems, Inc. to assist in conducting the Reassessment Program.
   Appraisal Systems has reported that the inspection and valuation phases have concluded. Property values have been mailed for all residential properties. . . .
read more >
County Drafts New 5-yr Plan
   Passaic County became an entitlement community receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in 2008. In Fiscal Year 2013, a new Five-Year Consolidated Plan was prepared.
   The CP allows a community to take a comprehensive approach to the use of resources granted to the community by HUD. On an annual basis, Passaic County submits an Action Plan containing the proposed activities outlining the use of CDBG funds for the upcoming program year. The Action Plan relates the activities to goals and objectives outlined in the 5-Year CP. . . .
<Read the 2013 Plan draft report>
State’s Most Flood-Prone Areas
   Woodland Park property owners have filed 101 repetitive flood claims during the past 35 years.
   Click HERE for the full report.
Important Changes Affect
Flood Insurance Requirements
   On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law.
   This law repeals and modifies certain provisions . . . <more>
NJDEP Awards Grants For
Flood Mitigation Projects
   On Mar. 10, the NJ Dept. of Envi-ronmental Protection announced that 36 municipalities in three counties will receive grants to finance projects to clear waterways of snags, debris and shouls.
   Two grant applications benefitting Woodland Park were submitted. The DEP awarded $150,000 for a Woodland Park/Little Falls project to clear the Peckman River.
   And, $150,000 for a Woodland Park/Totowa project to clear local portions of the Passaic River.
County Grant Announced
   The Passaic County Freeholder Board approved a recommedation by the Passaic County Open Space Trust Fund to award a grant of $99,000 to W.P. for improvements to Rose Place Park.
WP Getting Mitigation Funds
   A grant has been awarded by Passaic County to the Borough for $823,263 from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
   The Federal funds will be used to acquire and demolish three flood-prone residential propertiese and create open space in perpetuity.
   Final Project Descriptions >>>
   Fair Housing Notice >>>
NEW ADDRESS SIGNS Offered To Speed Emergency Responses
   The Public Safety Committee in cooperation with the West Paterson Volunteer Fire Dept. and the W.P. Fire Prevention Bureau is addressing the need for emergency services to more easily locate homes in some areas of the Borough with mailboxes at the curb.
   New reflective address and directional signs have been installed in some locations. Now these blue and white signs are being made available to other homeowners who want them for $15.
   For more info, click HERE >
Noise Ordinance Amended
To Change Prohibited Hours
   Ordinance No. 10-5, known as “Noise Ordinance Amending Time Periods”, prohibits “loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise” in violation of Section 5-17.4 Prohibited Acts.
   These are “prohibited between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M., on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednes-day and Thursday; and the hours of 10:30 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. on the days of Friday and Saturday, in a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50) feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which noise is emanating shall be prima face evidence of a violation of this section.”
Need Help Paying PSE&G?
   PSE&G is encouraging their residential customers who need help paying their energy bill to apply for one of the available programs.
   You may quality under LIHEAP, USF, NJ Lifeline Credit or NJ Shares.
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