NEWS ABOUT THE TAX BILLS
Due to New Jersey State Legislation and additional State Aid provided to our schools,
the tax rate to produce tax bills was delayed. Tax Bills will be mailed to property owners
on Friday, July 28, 2017. A grace period is printed on your August tax stub.
FAIR LAWN MEMORIAL POOL
2017 Pool Season
Residents of Woodland Park are eligible to purchase membership badges for Memorial Pool through an Interlocal Agreement.
IMPORTANT! Proper Identification must be shown to purchase memberships.
An ordinance to amend the Woodland Park Code Chapter XXII Zoning and Chapter XXXIII Subdivision and Site Plan,
in order to implement the Woodland Park 2012 Master Plan Amendments, and < READ MORE >
Adopted: Feb. 15, 2017
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PHASE I - RT. 46 / RT. 3 PROJECT
McBride Ave. Streetscape Underway
Hillery St. to Willow Way
North from W. 34th St.
North to Glover Ave.
MAR. 29, 2017 — Phase 1 of a streetscape project to beautify McBride Ave. has begun from Hillery St. to the Borough border at Glover Ave. The cost is being covered by grants. The N.J. Dept. of Transportation provided $250K from the 2014 Municipal Aid Program and another $250K from the 2015 Program. An additional $29,582 was allotted to the Borough by the Passaic County Corridor Enhancement Fund. The curbing and sidewalks are expected to be completed by the end of June and the entire project by the end of July.
Council Meeting Held At Four Seasons
APRIL 20 — Four Seasons at Great Notch hosted a Council Meeting in their Clubhouse. The Mayor and Council conducted a regular meeting attended by about 300. Pictured immediately above, at left, is a resident posing a question to the governing body, in the middle, is Nordan Murphy, the municipal engineer who was on hand to anwwer any questions; and at right, the front row is filled by most of the Borough's officials. • Below, at left Mayor Kazmark swears in Danny Schaefer as a Special Police Officer while his mother, Louann; father, Len; brother, Officer Lenny Schaefer; and Chief Galietti look on. • Below, at right the Police Chief speaks about the recognition of the actions taken by Officers Richard DiZenzo and Leonard Schaefer that saved the life of a resident.
W.P. Historical Society Appointed
JAN. 20 Ceremony: (at left) Frederick “Rick” Lijoi, retired W.P. Superintendent of Schools, was named “Borough Historian.” (below) Members of the W.P. Historical Society were appointed by Mayor Keith Kazmark. Most of them devoted countless hours to the 2014 Centennial Celebration.
(pictured, lt. to rt.) Mayor Kazmark, Bernadette Bargiel, Sandra Witty, Rick Lijoi, John Bernie, Roger Nick, Terri Nick, Linda Hade, Cathy Dolan Singer, Judy Tedeschi, Karen Pomante, Amanda Pomante, Patricia Lightner
(not pictured) Linda Hoffman, Sue Sypniewski, Maureen Mulroony, Lois Wilk
Mayor Presents Proposal To Improve Parks
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.
WP Municipal Alliance Holding
First Annual FAMILY NIGHT
As of 4pm on Tues., Apr. 25, all meetings and activities are suspended so that families will not be interrupted. That means there are no sports, school programs or town meetings. WP students have a night FREE OF HOMEWORK.
Attached is the flyer of the local restaurants and eateries offering Special Discounts for families on “Family Night”.
2016 Community Aggregate
Program Ended in December
Please note that Constellation Energy Service’s reduced electrical rate contract with the Borough, through the Passaic County Energy Cooperative Pricing System, expired in December.
Billings for electric customers in Woodland Park should have automatically reverted back to PSE&G, without residents having to take any action.
$250K Grant To Fund Field
Improvements At Zaccaria Park
A grant was awarded by the Passaic County Open Space & Farmland Preservation Fund for $250,000. 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.
NEW FEMA Flood Maps &
Flood Insurance Info
For more information on flood map revisions and flood insurance ramifications visit floodsmart.gov and fema.gov .
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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. . . . Read More • View Map of Streets to be Paved • Review Consoli- dated Plan Listing of Projects
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.
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
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.