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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM TAX OFFICE
The new tax bills have been mailed.  The August 1, 2016 payable date has been extended to Friday, August 19, 2016.   Interest will be charged back to August 1st on any third quarter payment received after 1:00 p.m. on August 19, 2016. All other tax quarter due dates remain the same.
Borough Hall Summer Hours: Effective July 11th - September 2nd
Monday – Thursday  8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm.

Overnight Street Parking restrictions suspended until Labor Day 
How to Handle Door-to-Door Solicitors & Scams - Ref. Ordinance  4-9.1
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Anti-Fraud Toolkit
Drought Watch Issued for Most of Northern NJ -

DEP Urges Voluntary Water-Use Reductions as Dry Conditions Persist-
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2016 Pet License Information
STATE / COUNTY / COMMUNITY NEWS

Air Conditioner Assistance Available During Heat Wave for Seniors

The oppressive heat and humidity is causing serious health problems for many people who are affected by respiratory problems, other health issues, or advanced age. Air conditioners can be provided for Bergen County residents who secure a prescription from a health care provider indicating the need for this assistance, and whose income is limited.
The Special Needs Assistance program (SNAP) at Heightened Independence & Progress (hip) can assist with payment for air conditioners in a prompt manner through funding provided by the Bergen County Department of Human Services. A simple process will result in payment to assist during the summer high temperatures. Additional services which are disability related can be funded through SNAP as well.

Please contact Maria Perez at Heightened Independence and Progress (hip201-996-9100 ext. 18

ZooFlix After Dark at Van Saun Park

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that a free "Zoo-Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park" movie series is starting this summer and will be held in August and September at Van Saun Park in the parking lot adjacent to the carousel at the Bergen County Zoo at 216 Forest Avenue. Thursdays will be kid-friendly movies while Fridays will be geared towards adult audiences.  Click on the flyer for movie dates and times.

Music at the Barn Free Concert Series

"Music at the Barn" series IShosted by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. July 31st starts off this 4-part Sunday concert series held at the County-owned Historic Wortendyke Barn Museum. It features Doc Lane and Loose Change with their own sound of blended psychedelic blues, funk, jazz, and Southern rock. Limited seating, bring chairs/blankets, pack a picnic. The series follows: August 28th: “The Slippery Chickens”; Sept. 25th: “Dean Shot & The Solid Senders w/J.B. Lawson, Oct. 23rd: “Blue Grass & Cider”. Rain or Shine. If rain, concert is played inside the barn.

Bergen Bites Back! Help Prevent the Zika Virus

in and around your home by joining the Bergen Bites Back initiative.  Get your yard ready for mosquito season now?  Click the flyer for important tips to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.Prevent mosquito breeding sites

Zika Basics Brochure
Zika - Pregnancy & Travel


Social Services Application Help -  July 27

A representative will be assisting ALL individuals including familes and seniors to apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps, NJ Family Care, Home Health Services, Community Care, Elderly / Disabled & Low Income Home Energy Assistance at the NM Borough Hall on 7/27/16 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Please click the flyer for further information or call the New Milford Health Department at 201-967-7075.

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program
Filing deadline for 2015 Senior Freeze (PTR) AppS extended to 10/17/16

This program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year. (The current year is 2015.)
Click here for further information



The New Milford Environmental & Energy Commission
is seeking input from any residents interested in participating in a Community Garden. If you have an interest, please email the Commission & provide your name and contact information or call Lauren Maehrlein at 201-265-6872

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Protecting New Jerseyans from Lead in Water

 
 
This program is FREE to all New Milford residents who have loved ones with certain disabilities. The Safely Back Home program is designed to provide additional peace of mind for: Parents of children (any age) with Autism, Down Syndrome, or other cognitive disabilities or people with family members that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, or other disabilities that involve wandering, routinely falling and/or becoming unconscious.  Safely Back Home information.

Statewide Respite Care Program - Openings Available

What is the Respite Care Program?

This program established by Chapter 119 of the Public Law in 1987, is designed to provide relief and support to the unpaid caregivers of frail elderly and disabled adults. The Program provides services for elderly and functionally impaired person to relieve their caregivers of the stress arising from the responsibility of providing daily care. Services in Bergen County are coordinated by the Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division on Disability Services through funds provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  See if you qualify and apply today.


New Milford Social Media Policy


An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 firefighters from as far as Baltimore filled this tiny, heart-shaped town Friday to pay their final respects to Barnas, a testament both to him and to the strong bonds that connect all firefighters. - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/A_heros_funeral_for_Wallington_fire_captain_Greg_Barnas.html#sthash.I1a3kITH.dpuf
An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 firefighters from as far as Baltimore filled this tiny, heart-shaped town Friday to pay their final respects to Barnas, a testament both to him and to the strong bonds that connect all firefighters. - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/A_heros_funeral_for_Wallington_fire_captain_Greg_Barnas.html#sthash.I1a3kITH.dpuf
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