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*ShopRite of New Milford will host a special shopping hour on Wednesdays, beginning 3/25 - 7am - 8am for seniors, expectant mothers and those with special needs.
*Free Shopping Service for Seniors - The BC Department of Human Services / Division of Senior Services  reports Umbrella is waiving their membership fee during this time. They connect seniors who need groceries & supplies with volunteers who can provide it. Click here for more information.
 

 * ALERT:   In an abundance of caution, the Borough has decided on the following, to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19 in our area:

  • The Senior Center and  Library are closed
  • Sr. Transportation is suspended
  • Organized Rec sports & activities are suspended
  • Borough Offices will be fully operational but the building is CLOSED to the public beginning Monday, March 16th.
  • All facilities and services will remain closed until further notice.
  • All committee, commission and board meetings - including Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board - will also be suspended until further notice.  The Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for April 20th will proceed but will be live streamed, no in person attendance will be permitted.
  • The DPW complex will also be closed to the public until further notice, including the recycling center - the office will be staffed and accepting phone calls.
  • All Borough fields, parks and playgrounds will be closed until further notice, in deference to the recommendation from the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management asking all municipalities to adopt a policy to discourage gatherings of large groups.
There will be receptacles for the Building Department, DPW and Zoning, Police Records/Municipal Court and the Clerk's Office located in the vestibule at Police Headquarters.  Please include a phone number with anything that is dropped off.

Tax payments can be made online, by mail or via the lock box located at the south entrance to the Borough Hall.  No in person payments will be accepted this quarter.


There have been inquiries as to whether or not the borough can extend the grace period for property taxes.  No authority exists to allow a municipality to extend the grace period more than 10 days. Under present state law this is only authorized during a natural disaster pursuant to (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67).

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation through this very unprecedented and challenging period in our history. 
COURT IS CANCELLED 

As per the Administrative Office of the Court, municipal court is canceled for the month of April.  All defendants will be notified via mail of a new court date. 

Filings and payments will continue to be accepted in the receptacle located in the vestibule at Police Headquarters.  Please include a phone number with anything that is dropped off. Defendants also may continue to make payments through the municipal court online payment system at NJMCDirect.com. Updated information about municipal court closures is available at njcourts.gov  To view the  press release from Chief Justice Rabner Click here


BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Please visit the Building Departments webpage for important information regarding Certificates of Occupancy Inspections / procedure during this time of COVID-19 or click here for information & form.

OVERNIGHT STREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT
The Overnight Parking Enforcement is suspended.  Please remember street parking is not permitted on roads during snow related weather events to allow the plowing of  streets.
CORONAVIRUSFor information and updates on the virus,
please visit the Health Dept. page. In addition, please read the letter from Mayor Putrino on the subject as it pertains to NM.


IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT LEAD IN YOUR DRINKING WATER   Click here for further information from SUEZ 

BLACK BALLOON DAY - The Borough of New Milford observed Black Balloon Day in an observance at 11AM on March 6, 2020.  Mayor Michael Putrino read a Proclamation and Alyssa Looman spoke about the national and international epidemic from a personal perspective, bringing awareness to overdose deaths. Visit photo gallery

BC CLERK BRINGS SATELLITE OFFICES TO NEW MILFORD!
4/28-4/30   Need to update a passport, apply for a business trade name, utilize a notary? No need to go to Hackensack because the Bergen County Clerk's office is coming to us this April. Employees of the Bergen County Clerk’s Office will set up in borough hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the processing of passport applications while providing passport photos on site, business trade names, notaries and photo cards for Gold Star Parents, veterans, Exempt Fire Fighter and Senior Golden Key Cards. Voter Registration Forms and Vote-By-Mail Apps will also be made available. A temporary DMV Inspection Station will be set up in the main parking lot area.   Click here for a flyer and additional details.  Click here for additional locations and dates.
• BC BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOTICE - POLL WORKERS NEEDED! Make $200 A Day - Visit here for details

• GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE BUS STATION - SADDLE RIVER TOURS BUS SERVICE TERMINATION (click here for more information)

• NEW MILFORD ANNOUNCES RADON ACTION MONTH
Free Radon Testing Kits are available to New Milford residents. Please come to the Clerks Office in Borough Hall to pick one up while supplies last.

KNIGHTS FIELD CONCEPT PLAN  (Concept Only-Subject to Change)

• PSE&G SCAM ALERTS - Sometimes imposters contact PSE&G customers demanding immediate payment and threatening service shut off. Don't be a victim, be prepared & protect yourself - Know the Scams - click here for details

• PSE&G To Lower Residential Gas Bills This Fall-click here for press release

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Don’t Be the Next Statistic. Experts at the state’s poison control center are all too familiar with the dangerous, even deadly health effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The center is often involved in the medical management of patients exposed to carbon monoxide. 

SUEZ LETTER ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY 
  Want to know if you have a lead service water line? Click here
  What should SUEZ customers know about lead in drinking water?   
Click here for Facts & F.A.Q's / Drinking Water: Lead - Fact Sheet

Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water  ES 

EMPLOYMENT / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Borough of New Milford has immediate openings for Crossing Guards.  Please go to Police Dept. Front Desk for applications.

 PUBLIC EVENTS
The Public Events Committee needs volunteers.  Please consider joining this very dedicated team to help plan town events such as the Memorial Day Parade and the Holiday Tree Lighting.  Send letters of interest to the Mayor here.
 
PROJECT MEDICINE DROP

The New Milford Police Department, today announced that it has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box in the lobby of our police station. Click here for the full press release.

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STATE / COUNTY / COMMUNITY NEWS
Bergen County Seal ImageALL UPCOMING BERGEN COUNTY EVENTS!  
Check out all the upcoming events and opportunities sponsored by the county.  Click here  for an events listing with posters and click here for a regular calendar view of all the county has to offer.

SUEZ ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT

BC HEALTH DEPT OFFERING FREE RADON TESTING

NEW JERSEY HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS - Application

Home Energy Assistance / Universal Service Fund / Weatherization Assistance
NJCEP VIDEO WITH TIPS  - New video on "Clean Energy" incentive programs for NJ residents, businesses and local municipalities - click here

NJ'S CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM - YOUR POWER TO SAVE

Join the thousands of New Jersey homeowners, businesses and municipalities that have taken advantage of incentives offered by New Jersey's Clean Energy Program™. These programs provide opportunities for you to save energy, money and help protect our climate and shoreline. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program strives to encourage and transform the way New Jersey consumes and manages its energy usage.  Click here to learn more about how you can participate and watch your savings add up!
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.

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REMINDER- April 1 is National Census Day. You can access the survey online at here or by calling 1.844.330.2020. It only takes a few minutes and will help insure that New Milford gets its fair share of federal funds.
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