BOROUGH CALENDAR Mount Arlington by liaoqinmei

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									                                                                      A Message from the Mayor
Friends and Neighbors,                                                                                                                  conducted with some of our veterans and I hope you have a chance to see watch it. A warm thank
                                                                                                                                        you for those who took the time to join us and for those who may have missed it, I hope you can
Here we are at the end of another year. This one sure seemed to fly by. I hope you all had a great                                      make it next year. Our Christmas tree lighting took place last week and it sure helps to get me
summer and fall. Now we are into the winter season. Soon the lake will freeze and snow will fall.                                       into the holiday spirit. Thank you to our fire department for helping with that and to Santa Claus
I urge everyone to please be mindful of the ice as it freezes. Children should be instructed not to                                     for coming out to meet with our youngsters. It was heart warming to see all the smiles and see
go onto the ice until it is safe and should never attempt to go out on the ice without someone                                          the excitement building. In these times, it is great to see smiles and hear singing in anticipation of
looking after them. This is always a concern of mine being the Mayor of a lake community.                                               this very wonderful time of year.
Please do take some time and discuss ice safety with your children, it may save their lives.
                                                                                                                                        I don’t have much space to write so I will get down to some very basics and things you should be
This was a very busy fall and I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as                                       aware of. We have changed some of our zoning as I mentioned in my last letter. Storage of boats,
your Mayor for another 4 years. I appreciate your support and trust. It is hard for me to convey to                                     trailers, campers and other non motorized vehicles in front yards will no longer be allowed.
you all of the time and energy I put into being your Mayor. I am glad that enough of you                                                If you have such conditions, don’t be surprised if you receive a notice to move them to a screened
appreciated me to elect me back into office aside from much of the negative nonsense that was                                           side yard or back yard. We are continuing to work with the state about creating a long term
being spread around town about me by my opponent.                                                                                       parking and storage facility on our former landfill. We are also looking into a solar array to
                                                                                                                                        generate revenue in electric generation. This project is still a ways out but I hope it will offer an
I had some major surgery in September and I want to thank many of you for your cards, letters,                                          alternative storage location in the future as well as a revenue stream for our Borough to help
emails, prayers, and phone calls. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. It was a                                        offset some of the increases in our budget. NJ Department of Transportation is working towards
rough time but I came through it and am stronger than ever. Thanks to good Doctors at Saint                                             the installation of sidewalks to connect our train station with our existing
Clare’s, wonderful nurses, and my caring wife without whom I would not have made it through. Mayor Arthur              R. Ondish sidewalk network. This has been a safety issue that has concerned me since the station opened.
Even with this I was able to get out and campaign and speak to many of you in person. I wish I                                          Sidewalks were not included in the original plans due to a lack of funding. Now grants are being
could have seen everyone but time did not allow that to happen. I was also moving a little slower than usual due to     sought out and I hope to see this problem resolved in the near future. You may have noticed that some
my recovery from the surgery.                                                                                           signalization has already been upgraded in a movement toward pedestrian safety. The streetscape lights have
                                                                                                                        been beautifully decorated this year for Christmas. A generous donation from United Water enabled us to provide
I was very humbled to be elected First Vice President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities later in         these gorgeous decorations. If you remember last year, they came forward when they learned we didn’t have
November. I am very proud to represent Mount Arlington and Morris County. I was also elected President of the           funding to purchase decorations for our newly installed lights. It was too late last year, but this year we have
League of Municipalities Education Foundation. I appreciate my colleagues elevating me to these positions.              proudly presented these and our DPW did a great job installing them. We hope to have them for many years
I think that says something about my character since they do know me and work with me on an almost daily basis.         to come.
I look forward to serving and contributing to making lives better in Mount Arlington and statewide.
                                                                                                                        I must take a moment to remind everyone to please be mindful of the speed limits around the Borough. I receive
Mount Arlington is doing very well. We said goodbye to our Administrator JoAnne Sendler in October when she             calls about speeding all over town. Our police do a good job of monitoring but they can’t be everywhere all the
retired. JoAnne served our Borough well over the past 10 years. We are in a good place due to much of her               time. We have taken steps to print on the roadways, put up signs and the police monitor, but the speeding
guidance and experience. I wish her a very happy retirement. I was happy to learn in an article posted in the Daily     continues. Many have asked for speed bumps. Understand that speed bumps create a whole other set of
Record Dec 6, 2010 that the average tax bill in Mount Arlington was lower than 32 of the other towns in Morris          problems. They are not the answer. It is individual responsibility that needs to be called on to help stop this
County. We are also less than Byram, Sparta and Stanhope in Sussex County and less than Hackettstown in                 problem. Understand that only YOU can stop speeding. God forbid a child runs out into the road and YOU can
Warren County. 28 of those 44 towns had a larger increase in taxes over the last 10 years than Mount Arlington.         not stop in time. YOU will have to live with that for the rest of your life! SLOW DOWN!
Keep in mind that over the last 10 years we have modernized our infrastructure, buildings and grounds, equipment,
parks and playgrounds, many of our roads and refinanced our long term bonds to pay down our debt. This puts us          As I stated, my space is limited to try and give you a complete update of what is going on around our Borough.
in a place now where we don’t have to make these investments during these difficult economic times. I think we          What I offer to anyone is to reach out to me if you have a question about something or have feedback for me.
are doing quite well and we will continue to fight to keep our taxes as low as possible and continue to provide the     I offer my time to come to meetings if you are in an association or have a club or group that invites guests to
services we currently enjoy. This will not be easy but we are on track to do so thanks to good planning. I must also    speak. I enjoy spending time with you and would be glad to meet with you. We are all in this together and I need
commend our schools for controlling their costs as best they can during this same period since they do take the         you to help me. This election has taught me that I need to spend more time with you so you know more about me.
lions share of the tax dollar. I was pleased to learn that our property value declined less than 17 other towns in      For those who did not support me, I would especially like you to reach out to me so we can clear the air and get
Morris County over the past year. I believe much of that credit is due to the investments we have made in our           going in a positive direction together for the next 4 years.
Borough. People want to live here because we have a great little town and a wonderful community.
                                                                                                                        I encourage you to solicit our local businesses. One of our newest businesses is Sweet Motors in the center of
Looking forward to our 2011 budget, we are in good shape. With the new 2% cap imposed by the legislature, we            town. We now have our own discount liquor store. We have some wonderful restaurants and convenience stores
will reach that goal of being under that cap. Most do not understand that our budget can be built to an extent but      that I hope you will visit and support. Small businesses are the heart of all communities. Thanks for your support.
much depends on the rules put out by the state that change every year. The rules are not always forthcoming and
that delays the formation of a final budget plan. We have a plan and will know better into the new year where we        I hope to see you at our reorganization meeting on January 4 th when I will take my oath of office. I hope you can
stand. We have to wait until our final numbers come in for 2010 and then for the state to let us know the rules.        come and share this very special time with me and our re-elected Council member Nita Galate as well as our
The new 2% cap came with exceptions for health care cost and pension costs. These are bills that we receive from        newly elected Councilmember Paula Danchuck. This is going to be an exciting year in 2011. There are many
the state and must pay regardless. That is why they were left out of the cap because these are costs we have no         challenges to face and goals to reach. I look forward to it.
control over locally. I know Governor Christie is trying to find ways to send us the smallest bills possible but the
state has their own problems with closing budget holes                                                                  I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Even with our reduced staff we have still continued to have community events. Anyone who has some time and              Yours in Service,
would like to volunteer to help with our community events can reach out and let us know. We would appreciate            Arthur R. Ondish
the help and I know you will have fun while helping our community as a whole. We had a wonderful combined               Mayor
event with our schools for Veterans Day. I was very pleased with the turnout of veterans and was humbled to be          Cell: 201-787-6538
able to spend some time with these great people. A video was made of some of the interviews that the students                                                             Cover Design and Photography Courtesy of markmillerstudios.com
                                       January 2011
     Sunday                  Monday                      Tuesday            Wednesday             Thursday                Friday                Saturday
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                                          REMINDER…
                           January is Dog & Cat Licensing Month .
                        Please contact the Borough Clerk’s Office
          at 973-398-6832, Ext. 12 or Ext. 25 to renew your Dog & Cat license for 2011.

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                        Garbage Pick-Up             Council                                                          Co-Mingle Recycling
                        New Year’s Day              Re-Organization
                        Borough Offices             Meeting, Borough Hall
Sewer Bill Due                                      7:00 PM
                        Closed

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                        Garbage Pick-Up             Board Of Health         Christmas Tree                           Newspaper &
                                                    Re-Organization         Pick-Up                                  Cardboard
                        Water Bill Due              Meeting, Borough Hall
                                                    7:00 PM

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                        Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting         Christmas Tree                           Co-Mingle Recycling
                        Board of Recreation Comm.   Borough Hall            Pick-Up
                        Meeting, Borough Hall,      7:00 PM
                        7.00 PM

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                        Garbage Pick-Up                                                                              Newspaper &
                                                                                                                     Cardboard



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                        Garbage Pick-Up                                                                       HELP PREVENT HOUSE FIRES
                                                                                                  If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, please have
                                                                                                    the chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
                     Borough Directory & Council Information
               Mount Arlington Borough Hall                   Mayor's Office
    419 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856               Arthur R. Ondish                               Ext. 19
          Phone: 973-398-6832 Fax: 973-398-8662               Recreation Commission                              Ext. 54
            Mount Arlington Borough Web Site:                 Tax Assessor
                www.ci.mount-arlington.nj.us                      Jack Marchione                                 Ext. 23
     Please use: maboroughclerk@optonline.net to reach        Tax Collector
                                                                  Patricia E. Simari, CTC                        Ext. 13
      the Borough Clerk for Business Related Matters.
                                                              Utility Department (Water, Sewer, Garbage)
                                                                   Patricia E. Simari                            Ext. 14
                     Hours of Operation                            Judy Bauer
    Borough Hall Office Hours: Monday through Friday:
              Open: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                    Please Note: The Borough of Mount Arlington’s General
              Closed: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.                  Assistance Program is managed by the Office of
              Open: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Temporary Assistance at 340 West Hanover Avenue in
                                                              Morristown. Please call 973-326-7252 or 877-589-2556 for all
                                                              questions regarding the General Assistance Program.
Board of Health Administrator
    Patricia E. Simari                            Ext. 14     Meals on Wheels is subject to availability through the Morris
                                                              County Nutrition Program at (973) 285-6885. This program is not
Borough Clerk, Registrar & Dog/Cat Licensing
    Linda DeSantis                                Ext. 12     offered through the Borough of Mount Arlington.
Assistant Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar/Web Administrator
     Tina Mayer                                Ext. 25
                                                                               Borough Council Members
                                                              Council Member
Construction & Zoning Departments
    Suburban Consulting Engineers              973-398-0974      Nita Galate                                     Ext. 50
                                                              Council Member
Chief Financial Officer
                                                                 Stephen Sadow                                   Ext. 51
    Monica Goscicki                               Ext. 11
                                                              Council Member
Department of Public Works
                                                                 Robert Sorge                                    Ext. 52
     Paul Nelson, Supervisor                   973-398-4200
                                                              Council Member
Dial-A-Ride                                    973-398-2413
                                                                 John Windish                                    Ext. 55
Finance Office
                                                              Council Member
     Terry Smith                                  Ext. 11
                                                                 William Doran                                   Ext. 56
     Carolyn Rinaldi                              Ext. 16
                                                              Council Member
Land Use Board Secretary
    Reyna M. Burger                            973-398-0974      Paula Danchuk                                   Ext. 57
                         February 2011
     Sunday        Monday                      Tuesday          Wednesday              Thursday         Friday                 Saturday
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                                          Property Taxes Due                                        Co-Mingle Recycling

                                          Council Meeting
                                          Borough Hall
                                          7:00 PM
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              Garbage Pick-Up                                   Land Use Board                      Newspaper &
                                                                Work Session                        Cardboard
                                                                Borough Hall
                                                                7:00 PM


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              Garbage Pick-Up             Solid Waste (Trash)                                       Co-Mingle Recycling
                                          Bill Due
                                          Council Meeting
                                          Borough Hall
                                          7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up                                   Land Use Board                      Newspaper &
              Board of Recreation Comm.
                                                                Regular Meeting                     Cardboard
              Meeting, Borough Hall,
              7:00 PM                                           Borough Hall
              President’s Day                                   7:00 PM
              Borough Offices Closed


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              Garbage Pick-Up
                                                                                         Visit Our Website for More Information
                                                                                               www.ci.mount-arlington.nj.us
                                                         Borough Information
                                Dial-a-Ride                                                   Mount Arlington Borough Clerk/Registrar
                         Coordinator: Judy Bauer                                The Mount Arlington Borough Clerk/Registrar is Linda DeSantis.
                       Phone Number: 973-398-2413                               The Assistant Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar is Tina Mayer. The Clerk’s regu-
                                                                                lar business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 1:00 p.m. and
The Mount Arlington Dial-a-Ride provides transportation to our senior and
                                                                                2:00 to 4:30 pm. You may reach the Borough Clerk at 973-398-6832 ext. 12,
disabled residents. Transportation will be provided Monday through Friday.      and the Assistant Clerk at ext. 25.
Please make all transport reservations at least 48 hours in advance. To allow   Upcoming Elections: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 is the School Election, Tues-
pick-up and drop-off, medical appointments should be made no earlier than       da y, Jun e 7, 2011            is the Primary Election, and
9:30 a.m. and no later than 2:00 p.m. Pick-up for shopping days will begin      Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is the General Election. Please exercise your right
at 9:00 a.m. and drop-off at 9:30 a.m. Return pick-up will be at 11:00 a.m.     to vote.   Call the Borough Clerk’s Office for voting information at
                                                                                973-398-6832, ext. 12 or 25.
     Appointments can be made by calling 973-398-2413.
                                                                                Dog & Cat Licensing: All dog and cat licenses must be renewed every Janu-
                                                                                ary for the current year. In order to purchase a dog or cat license, you must
                                                                                show proof that your dog/cat’s rabies vaccination is valid through
                                                                                November 1st of the licensing year. You must also show proof that your dog or
                                                                                cat is spayed/neutered to obtain the reduced price. If your dog or cat’s
                    Mount Arlington Public Library                              rabies vaccine expires prior to November 1st of the licensing year, the Clerk’s
              333 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856                   Office cannot issue a license until the rabies vaccination is updated.
                        Library Director: Jim Garland                           If your dog or cat is neutered/spayed, the license fee is $16.20 for a dog and
                     Library Phone Number: 973-398-1516
                                                                                $15.00 for a cat. If your dog or cat is not neutered/spayed, the license fee is
               Library Web Address: www.gti.net/mountarlington
                                                                                $19.20 for a dog and $18.00 for a cat.
                                 Library Hours:                                 If you license your dog or cat after January 31st, a $1.00 per month fine will be
              Monday through Thursday: 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.               assessed for both dogs and cats in addition to the license fee.
    Friday: 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. ● Saturday: 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.    Licenses may be purchased through the mail.                 Please include a
             Ask about our Book Club and Movie Night                            self-addressed, stamped envelope, proof that your dog/cat’s rabies
                                                                                vaccination is valid through November 1st of the licensing year, proof that your
                                                                                dog or cat is spayed/neutered and your payment. Please make checks payable to:
                                                                                Borough of Mount Arlington. The Clerk’s Office will process your request as
                                                                                quickly as possible.
     **** ATTENTION ALL MILITARY SERVICE VETERANS ****                          Borough Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics: Information pertaining to
            Help keep our veteran’s registry up-to-date.                        Marriage, Birth and Death records are available through the Borough
     Please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 973-398-6832,                    Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics Office, 973-398-6832 ext. 12 or ext. 25 from
    ext. 12 or ext. 25 to provide your current name and address                 8:30 am until 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
      if you DO NOT receive a veteran’s deduction off your                      Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partnership Applicants: To apply for a
      taxes. The registry is important for mailings regarding                   marriage/civil union license, or Domestic Partnership Certificate, either
                                                                                applicant A or B must reside in Mount Arlington. Appointments are
     Veteran related events such as the Memorial Day Parade                     necessary to complete: marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership
                 and the Veterans Day Observance.                               applications. No appointments are scheduled after 3:30 p.m. Please call the
                                                                                Borough Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistic’s Office at 973-398-6832 ext. 12 or
                                                                                ext. 25, to schedule an appointment.
                                            March 2011
      Sunday                  Monday                      Tuesday      Wednesday              Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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                  DIAL-A-RIDE                        Council Meeting                                     Co-Mingle Recycling
       Offering transportation to senior and
                                                     Borough Hall
    disabled residents Monday through Friday.
                                                     7:00 PM
      Appointments can be made by calling:
                   973-398-2413

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                         Garbage Pick-Up             Board of Health   Land Use Board                    Newspaper &
                                                     Meeting,          Work Session                      Cardboard
                                                     Borough Hall      Borough Hall
                                                                       7:00 PM
                                                     7:00 PM

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                         Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting                                     Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                     Borough Hall
                                                     7:00 PM


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                         Garbage Pick-Up                               Land Use Board                    Newspaper &
                         Board of Recreation Comm.                     Regular Meeting                   Cardboard
                         Meeting, Borough Hall,                        Borough Hall
                         7:00 PM                                       7:00 PM


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                         Garbage Pick-Up
       Mount Arlington Fire Department — Station 26
 Mount Arlington Fire
Department Apparatus




                               Mount Arlington Fire Department              Engine 87
                                     Line Officers for 2011
    Engine 85              Fire Chief:             Brian Heber
                           Assistant Chief:        John Morsch
                           Captain:                Jamie DeAngelis
                           Lieutenant:             Steve Norman
                           Engineer:               Brian Shatzle
                               Mount Arlington Fire Department
                                Administrative Officers for 2011
                           President:              Marc Feinberg
                           Vice President:         Brian Kincaid
                           Treasurer:              Bob Kadel
                           Secretary:              Al Dunphy           Fire Chief’s Vehicle
    Ladder 86
                           Asst. Secretary:        Mike Montalto
                                         Phone Numbers
                        EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1
                        Phone List-Chief:               973-770-1924
                        Fire House on Howard Boulevard: 973-398-3440
                        Fire House at Lake Rogerene:    973-398-3600
                                   Fire Department Website
                                   www.MTAFD26.com
                                      Mailing Address:
                           P.O. Box 182, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
    Tanker 89                                                           Heavy Rescue 88
                                              April 2011
      Sunday               Monday                      Tuesday      Wednesday                    Thursday        Friday                   Saturday
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2011 School Election is Wednesday, April 27, 2011                                                           Co-Mingle Recycling      Sewer Bill Due
              Please Exercise Your Right to Vote
    Call the Borough Clerk’s Office for Voting Information
             at 973-398-6832, Ext. 12 or Ext. 25

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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting   Vegetative Waste                        Newspapers &
                                                  Borough Hall      Pick-Up Begins                          Cardboard
                                                  7:00 PM



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Water Bill Due        Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                                    Pick-Up
                                                                    Land Use Board
                                                                    Work Session
                                                                    Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting   Vegetative Waste                        Newspapers &
                      Board of Recreation Comm.                                                             Cardboard
                                                  Borough Hall      Pick-Up
                      Meeting, Borough Hall,
                      7:00 PM                     7:00 PM
                                                                                                            Good Friday
                                                                                                            Borough Offices Closed

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                      Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                                    Pick-Up
                                                                    School Election
                                                                    Land Use Board
                                                                    Regular Meeting
                                                                    Borough Hall, 7:00 PM
                                      Mount Arlington Police Department
                    Mount Arlington Police Department                   (973-398-2100) and ask for the records department to determine if the
                        520 Altenbrand Avenue                           report is available for copy. There is a cost for all reports in accordance
                                                                        with the laws and ordinances governing same. Ask for the Police
                       Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
                                                                        Secretary when you call.
                              973-398-2100
                            Fax: 973-398-6816
                     mapolice@mtarlingtonpd.com
Acting Chief of Police:             Keith Licata
Supervisors:                        Sergeant William Lowry
                                    Sergeant Edward LaBruno
Detective Bureau:                   Detective Sergeant James DiStasio
                                    Detective Reginald Goode
Patrol:                             Officer Joseph Wargo
                                    Officer Patrick DeRosa
                                    Officer Gregory Shallop
                                    Officer Greg Carson
                                    Officer Dennis McCoach
                                                                          Log on to http://moveoverlaw.com for more information.
                                    Officer Christopher Coupe
                                    Officer Matthew Green
                                    Officer Joseph Farina
                                                                                       Mount Arlington Police Department
Police Secretary:                   Valerie Kourtz                                       Childseat Technician Services

                                                                        The Mount Arlington Police Department is capable of
                                                                        performing childseat safety inspections and installation
                                                                        instruction. This service will only be conducted by officers who
                                                                        possess an up to date certification. Appointments can be made by
                                                                        calling the Police Department during normal business hours. Services
                                                                        requested without appointment may be satisfied if a childseat
                                                                        technician is available.

                          The Mount Arlington Police Station
                               GENERAL INFORMATION
               How to obtain a copy of a Police Report

Police reports are normally available for copy three to five
business days after the incident was reported. Reports may be
received at the Police Department located at 520 Altenbrand Avenue,
M ount Ar l i ngt on, New J er sey 07856. Pr i or t o
responding to the Police Department for a police report, please call                        Mount Arlington Police Vehicles
                                                  May 2011
     Sunday                Monday                      Tuesday            Wednesday                    Thursday          Friday                 Saturday
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Property Taxes Due    Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting         Vegetative Waste                           Newspaper &
                                                  Borough Hall            Pick-Up                                    Cardboard
                                                  7:00 PM


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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Borough Of Health       Vegetative Waste                           Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                  Meeting, Borough Hall   Pick-Up
                                                  7:00 PM                 Land Use Board
                                                                          Work Session
                                                                          Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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Solid Waste (Trash)   Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting         Vegetative Waste                           Newspaper &
                      Board of Recreation Comm.
Bill Due                                          Borough Hall            Pick-Up                                    Cardboard
                      Meeting, Borough Hall,
                      7:00 PM                     10:00 AM


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                      Garbage Pick-Up                                     Vegetative Waste                           Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                                          Pick-Up
                                                                          Land Use Board
                                                                          Regular Meeting
                                                                          Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                      Memorial Day                Garbage Pick-Up                                                     A Message From
                      Borough Offices                                                                         The Lake Hopatcong Commission
                      Closed                                                                                          If you must use fertilizer,
                                                                                                                  look for the ZERO in the middle.
                        Mount Arlington Department of Public Works
                                                                          Office Location:
                                                         1 Altenbrand Avenue ● Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
                                                       For Information Call: 973-398-4200; Fax 973-398-3344
                                                                 Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                                Mailing Address: 419 Howard Boulevard ● Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
The Department of Public Works should be called for                                                                               SEWER USERS
questions regarding the recycling center. Please call 973-398-                                           Important: No garbage disposals in sinks. Do not flush cat litter,
4200 for the Department of Public Works. All other questions                                             dirt, feminine hygiene products, diapers, fish, rags or dental floss.
regarding curbside garbage disposal and white metal/metal
pick-ups; please call the Utility Department at 973-398-6832                                             Grinder Pumps: If alarm sounds for grinder pump, do not use
ext. 14.                                                                                                 any water.

                     RECYCLING CENTER                                                                    Water: Make sure water meters are kept warm in Winter, and free
                                                                                                         from drafts. Repair any leaks as soon as possible.
     Center Hours: Saturdays only: 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
                                                                                                         Emergency: During business hours call 973-398-4200.
 We DO NOT accept Brush, Tree Trimmings and all batteries.                                                          After business hours call 973-398-2100.
          NO TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED
                                                                                                          Potholes and Catch Basins: Please call to report.
Co-Mingle: Plastic (1 and 2 only), we only accept #1 and #2 plastic. Other numbers
on containers mean it is garbage. No propane tanks are allowed at the Recycling
Center, we do not accept them. Glass bottles, cans, tin and aluminum only.                                               About MCMUA...
                                                                                                     MCMUA or Morris County Municipal Utility Authority
Unacceptable Items: Window glass, mirrors, furniture, plastic bags, vinyl siding,                        Hazardous Household Waste Program…
propane tanks, gas tanks, paint cans, light bulbs, ceramics, construction materials of                  Call 973-829-8006 to make an appointment
any kind, gas diesel, motor oils, antifreeze, kerosene, driveway sealer, aerosols,                        or visit their website www.mcmua.com
prescription bottles, syringes, styrofoam, and power equipment with gasoline and oil
not removed. Also latex paint is not accepted. These paints are not hazardous and        The following items are not the responsibility of the Borough, but are acceptable
should be dried out and disposed of with regular household trash.                        household waste for MCMUA:
                                                                                           -   Pesticides and herbicides
                          What CAN be Recycled ...                                         -   Oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes
Junk Mail (magazines, mail order catalogs, paper, phone books, greet cards, flyers,        -   Automotive fluids:
envelopes, manila folders, postcards, soft covered books & glossy newspaper                    antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, transmission/steering/brake fluid
inserts): Newspapers (any inserts delivered with newspaper should be thrown in             -   Batteries
with Junk Mail): For curbside pickup, place in brown paper bag or bundle with              -   Pool and darkroom chemicals
string, may also be brought to Borough’s Recycling Center and placed in appropriate        -   Small quantities of asbestos (up to 100lbs., double bagged, moistened
recycling bin.                                                                                 and sealed with duct tape)
Corrugated Cardboard (double-walled cardboard, shipping cartons, shoe boxes,               -   Driveway sealant
pizza boxes, paper towel/toilet paper holders, gift boxes, food & cereal boxes with        -   Roofing tar
liners removed): For curbside pickup, cardboard must be clean, carton must be              -   Propane cylinders
empty and flattened; tied into bundles or placed in brown paper bags. May also be          -   Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
brought to Borough’s Recycling Center.
                                                                                           -   Computers, monitors and television sets
                                                  June 2011
      Sunday               Monday                      Tuesday           Wednesday                    Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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    Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, 2011                        Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
              Please Exercise Your Right to Vote                         Pick-Up                                 Cardboard
    Call the Borough Clerk’s Office for Voting Information
             at 973-398-6832, Ext. 12 or Ext. 25

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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Primary Election Day   Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                                         Pick-Up
                                                                         Land Use Board
                                                                         Work Session
                                                                         Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting        Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
                                                  Borough Hall           Pick-Up                                 Cardboard
                                                  7:00 PM


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                      Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting        Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                      Board of Recreation Comm.                          Pick-Up
                                                  Borough Hall
                      Meeting, Borough Hall,                             Land Use Board
                      7:00 PM                     7:00 PM
                                                                         Regular Meeting
                                                                         Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up                                    Vegetative Waste
                                                                         Pick-Up
                                                      Tax & Utility Department
         Attention Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons and War Veterans                  ● Don’t assume – even if you get your water from a private well – that you do not
You may be eligible for a Property Tax Deduction of $250.00 per year.                  need to observe good water-use rules. Every drop counts.
Please contact the Tax Collector’s office (973-398-6832 Ext. 13 or 14) for more
                                                                                         We thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in conserving water.
information.
                     Tax and Utility Billing Due Dates for 2011                                            GARBAGE DISPOSAL INFORMATION
                                                                                       Garbage pick-up is on Mondays. Items for pick-up must be at curbside by 5am the
Sewer Bills                     January 2, April 2, July 2, October 2
                                                                                       day of pick-up. If a major holiday falls on a Monday, garbage pick-up will be on
                                                                                       Tuesday. These major holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of
Water Bills                     January 10, April 10, July 10, October 10
                                                                                       July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Solid Waste/Garbage Bills       February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
                                                                                         Garbage disposal cans are limited to 3 (three) 32-gallon cans per household.
                                                                                          One large bulk item can be placed at curbside on any Monday for pick up
Property Tax Bills              February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
                                                                                                            with your regular household garbage.
                 SALE OF PROPERTY FOR NONPAYMENT
                                                                                                                   CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
                       OF MUNICIPAL CHARGES
                                                                                       One container of construction debris can also be placed at curbside on any
The annual Tax Sale for the sale of Property for nonpayment of
                                                                                       Monday; this container shall be counted as one of the three containers allowed.
municipal charges will be held in June 2011. Any unpaid municipal charge
                                                                                       Construction debris shall consist of wood, sheetrock, metal lathe, etc.
from the year 2010 will be subject to tax sale. To avoid being sold at tax sale,
                                                                                       Absolutely no concrete, dirt, rock, or roofing shingles are allowed.
please bring your accounts current. Please contact the Tax Department at
(973) 398-6832 Ext. 13 or Ext. 14 for amounts due.
                                                                                                 *Please be informed, if too many items are placed at curbside,
                                                                                                             all of your items may not be picked up.
           MESSAGE FROM THE BOROUGH OF MT. ARLINGTON
                      PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
                                                                                       Recycling pick-up is on Fridays, alternating between co-mingle and paper/cardboard.
          We are asking all our water system customers to conserve water.
                                                                                       Vegetative Waste pick-up is provided on a weekly basis, collected every Wednesday
                            General Water-Savings Tips
                                                                                       beginning April 6, 2011 through December 7, 2011. No plastic bags. Twigs and
Verify that your home is leak free. Read your water meter before and after a two
                                                                                       sticks must be bundled and tied up (no longer than 4 feet) or placed in a disposal can.
hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the
same, there is a leak.
                                                                                                          PHONE NUMBER FOR METAL PICK-UP
● Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at a rate   Please call 973-398-6832 Ext. 14 or 13 before noon on Tuesday for an appointment.
of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year.                Metal is picked up Wednesdays by appointment only. Refrigerators and air
                                                                                       conditioners must have Freon Removal Certification. Use of metal container at
● Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully
                                                                                       recycling center, when open, is free. Recycling center does not accept any appliances
loaded. Set the water level for the size of the load you are using.
                                                                                       containing Freon.
● Take shorter showers. Replace your showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version.
                                                                                       IMPORTANT: If you have any problems with your garbage or recycling
● Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other       disposal service, you must contact the Utility Office (973-398-6832 Ext. 14) no
similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.                                     later than 10:00am the next day following garbage or recycling pick-up.

● Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first                                     REMINDER
while waiting for water to run hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
                                                                                         All items for pick-up must be at curbside by 5am of the pick-up day.
Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t let the tap run while you are
waiting for cool water to flow.
                                                 July 2011
     Sunday           Monday                      Tuesday             Wednesday                   Thursday          Friday                  Saturday
                                                                                                               1                       2
                                                                                                               Newspaper &             Sewer Bill Due
                                                                                                               Cardboard



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                 Independence Day            Garbage Pick-Up         Vegetative Waste                          Co-Mingle Recycling
                 Borough Offices             Council Meeting         Pick-Up
                 Closed                      Borough Hall
                                             7:00 PM

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Water Bill Due   Garbage Pick-Up             Board of Health         Vegetative Waste                          Newspaper &
                                             Meeting, Borough Hall   Pick-Up                                   Cardboard
                                             7:00 PM


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                 Garbage Pick-Up                                     Vegetative Waste                          Co-Mingle Recycling
                 Board of Recreation Comm.
                                                                     Pick-Up
                 Meeting, Borough Hall,
                 7:00 PM

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                 Garbage Pick-Up                                     Vegetative Waste                          Newspaper &
                                                                     Pick-Up
                                                                     Land Use Board
                                                                                                               Cardboard
                                                                     Regular Meeting
                                                                     Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                                                                                                               RECYCLING CENTER
                                                                                                         The Center is open every Saturday.
                                                                                                            Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
                                                   Board of Health
Board of Health Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other       Blood Pressure.
 month: January, March, May, July, September, and November.            PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test available (Fee $25.00).
                          Members                                       - Fees for each service are determined by the Mt. Arlington
         President to be appointed January 11, 2011                     Board of Health.
              Linda Tuorinsky, President 2010
         Ann Marie Westerfield, Vice President 2010                 Baby Well Clinic
                        Frank Hughes                                This service is primarily for vaccinations for children ages
                  Christopher W. Anderson                           newborn to eighteen years old. Certain qualifications do apply.
              Laura O’Reilly-Stanzilis, R.N.                        Please contact the Board of Health for more information at
                         Anne Puskas                                (973) 398-6832 Ext. 13 or 14.
                         Roy Morance
              Frank P. Wilpert, Health Officer
          Patricia E. Simari, Health Administrator                  The Mt. Arlington Free Rabies Clinic will be held in
                                                                    November 2011. You may contact the Board of Health in
              2011 Board of Health Meeting Dates                    September 2011 for the exact date (973-398-6832 Ext. 13
                                                                    or 14).
       January 11, 2011 Re-Organization/Regular Meeting
                         March 8, 2011                              Time:    10:00am – 11:00am
                         May 10, 2011                               Location: Mt. Arlington Firehouse
                         July 12, 2011                                        407 Howard Blvd.
                      September 13, 2011                                      Mt. Arlington, NJ
                       November 8, 2011
       January 10, 2012 Re-Organization/Regular Meeting             Services Available: Free Rabies Vaccination
                                                                    Questions? (973) 398-6832 Ext. 13or 14
The annual Health Fair/Clinic and the annual Flu Vaccine
Clinic will be held in the fall. Pre-registration is required for
both clinics. You may contact the Board of Health in                Lyme Disease
September 2011 for more information 973-398-6832                    Plan ahead to avoid TICKS by using insect repellants when
Ext. 13 or 14.                                                      appropriate and spraying clothing and shoes that are worn for
                                                                    hikes, yard work and play with permethrin products. Residents are
The Health Fair provides:                                           also advised to keep a tick remover on hand (the latter two prod-
 SMAC Blood Analysis, which requires fasting-includes              ucts are available at specialty stores). Lyme disease can be
   glucose and cholesterol testing.                                 avoided. Planning ahead and responding appropriately to an
 Female Cancer Screening – Gynecological Exam including            exposure can greatly reduce the risk of contracting the disease.
   PAP and breast exam.                                             Please call the Health Department or your doctor with any
 Male Cancer Screening – prostate and digital rectal exam.         questions.
                                 August 2011
     Sunday        Monday                      Tuesday      Wednesday                    Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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              Garbage Pick-Up             Council Meeting   Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                          Borough Hall      Pick-Up
              Property Taxes Due          7:00 PM


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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
                                                            Pick-Up                                 Cardboard




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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
              Solid Waste (Trash)
              Bill Due
                                                            Pick-Up
              Board of Recreation Comm.
              Meeting, Borough Hall,
              7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
                                                            Pick-Up                                 Cardboard
                                                            Land Use Board
                                                            Regular Meeting
                                                            Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                            Visit Our Website for
                                                            Pick-Up                                      More Information
                                                                                                     www.ci.mount-arlington.nj.us
                           Mount Arlington Services & Activities
                   Rescue Services                                       Mount Arlington Senior Citizens
During 2005, our contract with St. Clares Hospital evolved into
on site residency of Emergency Medical Technicians available      This exciting club was founded in July of 1973 and has
for immediate response at all times. Billing for service is       been growing ever since with many new members coming
handled directly between St. Clares Hospital and the patient.     from the Carriage Club, Ridgeview, Pennington/Nolan’s
                                                                  Point residences. We hold our fun-filled meetings the 2nd
                EMERGENCY Dial 9-1-1                              and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Lake Hopatcong
                                                                  Elks Lodge, 201 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington.
         Mount Arlington Borough Hall                             Our meetings begin at 1:00 P.M.
      419 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
                                                                  The meeting consists of a business portion, an occasional
              Please Note Our Hours of Operation                  speaker or bingo, followed by refreshments.
     Borough Hall Office Hours: Monday through Friday:
               Open: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                                      The New Officers for 2011 are:
               Closed: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                                                                       President:                 Judith Loughridge
               Open: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                                                       Vice President:            Juliette Savoia
        Closed Saturday, Sunday & Major Holidays                       Recording Secretary:       Anita Dillon
       Please use: maboroughclerk@optonline.net to reach               Treasurer:                 Sheila Studint
       the Borough Clerk for Business Related Matters.

                                                                                   Some activities include:
                                                                  Monthly Bus Trips: Beginning in April, monthly trips are
                                                                  scheduled and run until November.
                                                                  Mini Excursions: Trips to restaurants or shows close to
                                                                  home. Trips are coordinated by Carol Morhart.


                                                                         Join the Mount Arlington Seniors
                                                                          Call Our Membership Secretary
                                                                          Barbara Smith at 973-398-5159.
                    September 2011
     Sunday            Monday                Tuesday            Wednesday                    Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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                      A Message From                                                                    Co-Mingle Recycling
              The Lake Hopatcong Commission
                   If you must use fertilizer,
               look for the ZERO in the middle.

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                   Labor Day            Garbage Pick-Up         Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
                  Borough Offices       Council Meeting         Pick-Up                                 Cardboard
                  Closed                Borough Hall
                                        7:00 PM

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                  Garbage Pick-Up       Board of Health         Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                        Meeting, Borough Hall   Pick-Up
                                        7:00 PM                 Land Use Board
                                                                Work Session
                                                                Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                  Garbage Pick-Up       Council Meeting         Vegetative Waste                        Newspaper &
                  Board of Recreation   Borough Hall            Pick-Up                                 Cardboard
                  Comm. Meeting,        7:00 PM
                  Borough Hall,
                  7:00 PM

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                  Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste                        Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                                Pick-Up
                                                                Land Use Board
                                                                Regular Meeting
                                                                Borough Hall, 7:00 PM
                                                  Construction Department
                               Office Location                                    Zoning, Property Maintenance, or Construction Codes are identified during
                    Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.                           an inspection the existence of the violations will be noted in the Certificate;
                                                                                  a notice that the Buyer will be held responsible to abate/correct such
           100 Valley Road, Suite 202 ● Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
                                                                                  violations once the sale is completed will also be included. It is therefore
    For Information & Inspections Call: 973-398-0974; Fax 973-398-2121            strongly recommended that a Certificate of Habitability be applied for no
            TECHNICAL ASSISTANT/LAND USE BOARD SECRETARY                          less than 30 days in advance of the sale of a property. This will allow
                                                                                  ample time to resolve any issues found before the closing date.
                           Reyna M. Burger
                                                                                  The contact person for the permits and certificates listed above is the
                                                                                  Technical Assistant of the Construction Department, Reyna M. Burger.
The Construction Department, Zoning Officer, and Land Use Board                   Reyna is also the Land Use Board Secretary. She can be reached in person
Secretary are located at the office of Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.,       at the office of Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., 100 Valley Road,
100 Valley Road, Suite 202.                                                       Suite 202 by appointment by calling the Construction Office number
                                                                                  973-398-0974. You may also pick up Construction Applications for
The following permits and certificates are processed at this address:             building permits or Land Use Board applications for variances at the above
                                                                                  address anytime, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
     Construction permits issued under the provisions of the NJ State
      Uniform Construction Code Regulations;                                      You may also reach the Zoning Officer, Joe Weaver at 973-398-0974 or
                                                                                  contact him by e-mail at mtazoningofficer@gmail.com.
     Permits for the construction, structural repair or alteration of docks,
      “catwalks”, also, permits for the construction,
      alteration and structural repair of bulkheads (“seawalls”), boat-ramps      Check Before You Build
      and similar structures;
                                                                                  A call to the Construction Department and the Zoning Officer is an
     Zoning permits issued under the provisions of the Land Use                  important step, even when planning minor improvements. Regardless of
      Regulations of the Borough;                                                 the size and location of the proposed installation, residents should
                                                                                  become familiar with the zoning, construction code and permit
     Site Grading, Driveway, and Road Opening permits                            requirements before installing fencing, retaining walls, a garden shed or a
      pursuant to General Ordinances and the Land Use                             swimming pool. In general all improvements require zoning review
      Regulations of the Borough;                                                 before work may begin even if the project is exempt from construction
     Residential smoke detector/alarm       fire extinguisher and CO2            permit requirements.
      detector/alarm certificates as         provided by State and
      Municipal Regulations.                                                      For instance:

Certificates of Habitability processed under                 the   provisions               Fencing and walls, including retaining walls over two feet in
of the Land Use Regulations of the Borough.                                                  height are subject to zoning review and zoning permit.
                                                                                            A construction permit is not required for fencing six feet or less
A Certificate of Habitability is required prior to the sale or change in tenant              in height.
of a rental property for all residential properties to confirm compliance                   All garden or utility sheds require a zoning permit, but require
with the Borough's Zoning, Property Maintenance and Construction                             no construction permit if 100 square feet or less in floor area
Codes. So as not to halt the sale of a property a certificate is always issued               and less than 10 feet in height.
following the inspection. In the event that violations of the Borough's
                                  October 2011
     Sunday                Monday                Tuesday       Wednesday                      Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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         IMPORTANT NUMBERS to REMEMBER
                 Emergency      9-1-1
                 Police         973–398-2100

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Sewer Bill Due        Garbage Pick-Up       Council Meeting   Vegetative Waste                           Newspaper &
                                            Borough Hall      Pick-Up                                    Cardboard
                                            7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up                         Vegetative Waste Pick-Up                   Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                              Land Use Board
                                                              Regular Meeting
                      Water Bill Due                          Borough Hall, 7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up       Council Meeting   Vegetative Waste                           Newspaper &
                      Board of Recreation
                      Comm. Meeting,        Borough Hall      Pick-Up                                    Cardboard
                      Borough Hall,         7:00 PM
                      7:00 PM

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                      Garbage Pick-Up                         Vegetative Waste                           Co-Mingle Recycling
                                                              Pick-Up



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                      Garbage Pick-Up
                           Construction Department...Continued
                                                                                          Hours of Operation:
        Depending on their location on the lot and their            The Zoning and Construction Department is available by
         specific structural function, retaining walls less than     appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
         four feet in height may not require a construction          through Friday. For information concerning zoning and
         permit. Specifically, a retaining wall or series of         construction permits or variance applications, inspections
         retaining walls having a total height four feet or          and fees, or for consultation with other sub-code officials in
         greater, or a retaining wall less than four feet having a   connection with electrical, plumbing, and fire protection,
         negative impact on a foundation shall not be                please call (973) 398-0974.
         constructed, enlarged, altered, reconstructed or
         demolished without the benefit of a construction
         permit.

        Land disturbance, clearing, excavation for any pur-           **** ATTENTION ALL MILITARY SERVICE VETERANS ****
         pose, reshaping the contour of a property requires a                  Help keep our veteran’s registry up-to-date.
         permit, even if no other construction is taking place.         Please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 973-398-6832,
                                                                       ext. 12 or ext. 25 to provide your current name and address
                                                                         if you DO NOT receive a veteran’s deduction off your
            SWIMMING POOL ALERT!!!                                       taxes. The registry is important for mailings regarding
                 NEW RULES:                                             Veteran related events such as the Memorial Day Parade
                                                                                    and the Veterans Day Observance.
According to the current building code, an outdoor swimming
pool shall not be installed without permits (zoning and
construction) and it shall be provided with a barrier (approved
fencing) to prevent unobstructed and/or unauthorized access.
The code defines the outdoor swimming pool as a structure that                     IMPORTANT NUMBERS to REMEMBER
can hold water 24 inches or more in depth. This definition
                                                                            EMERGENCY                           9-1-1
included in-ground, aboveground, and on-ground swimming
                                                                            POLICE                              973-398-2100
pools, hot tubs and spas.
                                                                            DPW                                 973-398-4200
Please note that no exemption can be given to allow
unprotected “portable”, “inflatable”, “rigid plastic” and                   BOROUGH HALL                        973-398-6832
similar pools; if an outdoor pool can hold water 24 inches in               CONSTRUCTION/ZONING                 973-398-0974
depth, it must be protected with an approved barrier.                       LANDUSE BOARD SECRETARY             973-398-0974
Specifications for a barrier (approved fencing) can be obtained             LIBRARY                             973-398-1516
from the Construction Department.
                   November 2011
     Sunday        Monday                Tuesday            Wednesday                    Thursday              Friday                   Saturday
                                    1                       2                       3                     4                        5
                                    Property Taxes Due      Vegetative Waste                              Newspaper &
                                    Council Meeting         Pick-Up                                       Cardboard
                                    Borough Hall
                                    7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up       Board of Health         Vegetative Waste                              Co-Mingle Recycling
                                    Meeting, Borough Hall   Pick-Up
                                                            Land Use Board
                                                                                                          Veterans Day
                                    7:00 PM
                                                            Regular Meeting                               Borough Offices
                                                            Borough Hall, 7:00 PM                         Closed
                                    Election Day

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              Garbage Pick-Up       Solid Waste (Trash)     Vegetative Waste                              Newspaper &
                                    Bill Due                Pick-Up                                       Cardboard
                                    Council Meeting
                                    Borough Hall
                                    7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste        Thanksgiving Day      Co-Mingle Recycling
              Board of Recreation                           Pick-Up                 Borough Offices       Day After
              Comm. Meeting,                                                        Closed                Thanksgiving
              Borough Hall,
                                                                                                          Borough Offices Closed
              7:00 PM

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              Garbage Pick-Up                               Vegetative Waste        General Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2011
                                                            Pick-Up                               Please Exercise Your Right to Vote
                                                                                        Call the Borough Clerk’s Office for Voting Information
                                                                                                 at 973-398-6832, Ext. 12 or Ext. 25
                                                          Zoning Department
                                                                                     Buyer will be held responsible to abate/correct such violations once the sale is
                                 About Zoning...
                                                                                     completed will also be included. It is therefore, strongly recommended that a
Mount Arlington is staffed with a part-time Zoning Officer. This officer is          Certificate of Habitability be applied for no less than 30 days in advance of the
responsible for the enforcement of the Borough’s zoning ordinances. These            sale of a property. This will allow ample time to resolve any issues found
regulations set standards for business in our commercial zones and the               before the closing date.
requirements of our residential zones.          All zones have specific
                                                                                     The certificate of habitability ordinance is a zoning ordinance that Mount
standards governing permitted uses, signs, structure and building sizes,
                                                                                     Arlington has recently adopted. It applies to all residential properties within
locations and setback requirements. This ensures open space, and
                                                                                     the Borough. Mount Arlington adopted this specific ordinance to maintain
protects our town’s reputation as an older, well-planned community with a
                                                                                     housing and building standards in the community. Without its enactment, it
balanced mix of commercial and residential use located in an
                                                                                     would be very hard to ensure that residential buildings meet and conform to
attractively landscaped setting.
                                                                                     our zoning guidelines. This is very important, especially in established towns
Although Borough zoning regulations and the New Jersey Uniform                       with older buildings and infrastructure.
Construction Code are separate departments, in reality they go hand-in-hand          Simply stated, this ordinance requires that the owner of the property
in the daily operation of the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance.                            obtain a Certificate of Habitability wherever there is a change of
Before any construction permit is issued or any proposed change of use or            occupancy (as when a change of tenancy takes place) in a rental unit.
new construction is allowed, a zoning review must be completed to ensure             The certificate is to be obtained before the new occupancy takes place.
there are no conflicts with the zoning ordinances. If the proposal does not
comply with the zoning requirements, the application can be referred to the          It is strongly recommended that the application be submitted to the
Land Use Board for review. As you can see, there is a great deal of work that        zoning officer at least 30 days before the change in ownership or
is necessary before actual construction begins. All these steps are performed        occupancy, so that the required inspection can be scheduled and
on the local level.                                                                  completed without undue inconvenience. Someone is always available during
                                                                                     office hours to help with questions and to provide information if needed.
                             Property Maintenance                                    If they cannot provide the specific information requested, the
Property Maintenance Ordinances are enforced by the Borough’s                        inquiry will be directed to the correct area for a timely response.
part-time zoning officer.     Property maintenance affects primarily the             Please Note: The Certificate of Habitability does not replace or supersede
exterior condition of all buildings, structures and property located in the          a home inspection.
Borough.    This section of the ordinance ensures that residents and
owners of property in our community respect the rights of others,                                                    Office Location:
maintain their property consistently with the minimum standards                                           Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.
required, and do so in conjunction with other Borough ordinances.                                100 Valley Road, Suite 202 ● Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
It further protects the health, safety and welfare of all residents of                    For Information & Inspections Call: 973-398-0974; Fax 973-398-2121
our community.
                                                                                                        ZONING OFFICER : JOSEPH J. WEAVER
                           Certificate of Habitability                                  The Zoning Officer is available for consultation and inspections by
                                                                                               appointment weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Certificate of Habitability is required prior to the sale or change in tenant of
a rental property for all residential properties to confirm compliance with the                                   Land Use Board
Borough's Zoning, Property Maintenance and Construction Codes. So as not                          Combined Planning Board and Board of Adjustment
to halt the sale of a property a certificate is always issued following the
                                                                                                    Work Sessions - 2nd Wednesday of the month
inspection. In the event that violations of the Borough's Zoning, Property                         Regular Meetings - 4th Wednesday of the month
Maintenance, or Construction Codes are identified during an inspection the                            Meetings start 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall
existence of the violations will be noted in the Certificate; a notice that the                     Land Use Board Secretary: Reyna M. Burger
                             December 2011
     Sunday                  Monday                Tuesday        Wednesday               Thursday       Friday                 Saturday
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                                                                                                     Newspaper &
                 HELP PREVENT HOUSE FIRES                                                            Cardboard
     If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, please have
       the chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.

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                                                                  Pick-Up Ends




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                        Garbage Pick-Up       Council Meeting     Land Use Board                     Newspaper &
                                              Borough Hall        Regular Meeting                    Cardboard
                                              7:00 PM             Borough Hall
                                                                  7:00 PM


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                        Garbage Pick-Up                                                              Co-Mingle Recycling
                        Board of Recreation
                        Comm. Meeting,
                        Borough Hall,
                        7:00 PM

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         Municipal Stormwater Ordinances—Letter from the Mayor
Dear Residents and Business Owners:                                                                              § 136-3. Illicit connection to municipal storm sewer system.
                                                                                                                 [Ordinance No. 21-04]
As your Mayor, I have prepared this letter to update you on how we can improve Mount
                                                                                                                 According to these ordinances, it is illegal to spill, dump or dispose of any substance into the storm
Arlington’s environmental quality with respect to storm water and protecting the quality of the receiving
                                                                                                                 sewer system. Remember, only storm water belongs in a storm drain. Our storm sewers discharge
waterways where storm water discharges.                  From time to time the New Jersey
                                                                                                                 directly into rivers, streams, and Lake Hopatcong without treatment. Therefore, any substance that is
Department of Environmental Protection or “NJDEP” issues storm water (and other)
                                                                                                                 spilled into the drains can enter our waterways very quickly. The environmental benefit of this ordinance
regulations that citizens and business owners in the State must comply with. These requirements can
                                                                                                                 is preventing pollutants from entering our waterways, and maintaining water quality for swimming, fishing,
sometimes seem complicated or confusing to us in our busy lives, and to that end I hope that this letter
                                                                                                                 and drinking. If you need to dispose of any household hazardous products, such as certain cleaning
helps clarify the storm water compliance requirements for you as a business owner or resident.
                                                                                                                 products, lawn and garden care products, motor oil, antifreeze and paints, please contact the Morris
As you may be aware, Mount Arlington and all other New Jersey                                                    County Municipal Utilities Authority (phone no. 973-829-8006) for the locations and dates of household
municipalities operate under a general permit for storm water. This permit has the force of law, was             hazardous waste disposal opportunities.
issued in 2004, and includes a “phasing in” approach to ultimately bring all communities into compliance
                                                                                                                 Chapter 186 Animal Sanitation
with each aspect of the regulations.             The storm water permit requires us to conduct
                                                                                                                 §186-1 Duty of owner/keeper of pets
certain activities in such a way that the quality of storm water entering our roadside catch basins and
                                                                                                                 [Ordinance No. 24-04]
other drainage features is protected. Practices including but not limited to: 1) Allowing pet wastes to
                                                                                                                 Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing
remain in public areas or adjacent to public rights-of-way such as sidewalks, parks, and roads;
                                                                                                                 microorganisms that can contribute to environmental and health problems. When left on the ground, pet
2) Dumping unsuitable chemicals, paints or other hazardous substances down the drain; 3) Dumping
                                                                                                                 waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, and
motor vehicle lubricants or fuel onto the ground or into drains; 4) Improperly storing leaves on the
                                                                                                                 reservoirs. By cleaning up after your pet, you help to minimize the amount of bacteria and disease
roadside; 5) Feeding wildlife; 6) Improperly using fertilizers; and, 7) Littering, can and do contribute to
                                                                                                                 causing microorganisms which can end up in our local water bodies. According to this ordinance, you
significant pollution of our waterways and reservoirs. The Borough of Mount Arlington has adopted
                                                                                                                 must clean up after your dog after it defecates on public property or on someone else’s private property.
specific ordinances related to storm water quality protection as directed by the NJDEP.
                                                                                                                 Dog droppings must be picked up (for example, in a plastic baggie); then disposed in the trash or flushed
These ordinances cover the practices noted above and include: ● Littering ● Yard Waste ● Illicit
                                                                                                                 unwrapped down the toilet.
Connection ● Improper Disposal of Waste ● Pet Waste ● Wildlife Feeding ● Fertilizer Application
Ordinances.                                                                                                      Chapter 48 Animals
                                                                                                                 §48-10 Waterfowl
All Borough of Mount Arlington municipal ordinances can be read at the following website:
                                                                                                                 [Ordinance No. BH 2003-01]
www.ci.mount-arlington.nj.us. The details of the specific ordinances are provided below:
                                                                                                                 According to this ordinance, you are not allowed to feed waterfowl. This includes birds such as ducks
                                                                                                                 and geese. These animals tend to congregate where they expect to find food, and the longer they stay
Chapter 113 Littering
                                                                                                                 in one area, the more droppings will concentrate there. Those droppings will eventually be washed into
§113-1 through §113-8
                                                                                                                 our local water bodies and negatively impact water quality. By adhering to this ordinance, you can help
[Ordinance No. 22-04]
                                                                                                                 to minimize the amount of bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms that end up in our local water-
According to the Littering Ordinance, you must dispose of any sort of garbage, refuse, rubbish, etc. in a
                                                                                                                 ways, which is an environmental benefit.
trash can or litter receptacle. It is illegal to throw litter onto the ground (this includes roads, sidewalks,
lawns, etc.) whether on public or private property. You are not allowed to throw litter from a moving            Chapter 88 Use of Fertilizers
vehicle, and you are not allowed to sweep litter into gutters or streets. The environmental benefit is that      §88-1 through §88-2
this ordinance prevents litter from being washed down storm drains and ending up in our local water              [Ordinance No. 07-03]
bodies, and also reducing storm sewer back-ups caused by clogged drains.                                         According to the Use of Fertilizers ordinance, you are not allowed to apply fertilizer that contains more
                                                                                                                 than 0.5% phosphorous, and you are not allowed to apply fertilizer when the ground is frozen; or within
Chapter 144 Solid Waste
                                                                                                                 10 feet of any wetland or water body. The one exception is that your use of fertilizer is not limited when
Article 1 Recycling
                                                                                                                 establishing a new turf area for the first time (first growing season).
§144-5 A. (8) Yard Waste
According to the Yard Waste Ordinance, you must containerize your yard wastes such as leaves and                 Enforcement and Violations
grass clippings, and bundle brush and branches. These may be picked up from curb-site according to               These ordinances are being enforced by Borough of Mount Arlington officials. The mandated penalties
your collection schedule, or you may bring them to the Borough Recycling Center. Do not put your                 for violating these ordinances include a fine up to $2,000, imprisonment in the County Jail for up to 90
leaves, grass clippings, brush or branches in the street, where they can get washed down into a storm            days, or a period of community service up to 90 days. These penalties can be administered per
drain. The goal of this ordinance is to prevent these yard wastes from clogging up storm sewers.                 offense. On behalf of the Borough of Mount Arlington, I would like to personally thank you for your
The environmental benefit from this ordinance is that it reduces flooding by preventing leaves from              cooperation in complying with these ordinances. Together, we can reduce the amount of pollutants in
accumulating and blocking the storm drains.                                                                      our storm water and maintain a safe and healthy local environment.
Chapter 136 Storm Sewer System                                                                                   Sincerely,
§ 136-2. Improper disposal of waste into municipal storm sewer system.                                           Arthur R. Ondish
                                                                                                                 Mayor, Borough of Mount Arlington
            The Morris County Housing Rehabilitation Program
                  General Requirements                                                    Program Requirements
This program provides funds to income eligible homeowners to       Funds are to be used for major repairs or conditions related to
address major system failures in their primary residence.           health or safety.

Please check the box that applies:                  YES   NO       Examples of Work: roof replacement, furnace replacement,
                                                                    upgrade electrical, construct new well or septic, sewer or
1. Are you a permanent Morris County                                water hook-ups, provide handicapped access, etc.
   Resident? (except Dover and Parsippany?)
                                                                   Type of Assistance: No interest, No Payment 6-10 year
                                                                    Forgivable Loan (term is dependent on amount of assistance).
2. Do you own and have you lived in the
   house for at least one year?                                    Contact Community Development BEFORE any work is
                                                                    done or contracts are signed.
3. Is this the only house you own?
                                                                                                   Interested?
4. Is the total assessed value of your home
   Under $350,000?                                                        If you have answered YES to these questions and
                                                                               you are in need of our help, call or write:
5. Do you fall within the income limits in                                  Morris County Community Development
   the chart below?                                                                        P.O. Box 900
                                                                                   Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
                                                                                          (973) 285-6030
                        INCOME LIMITS                                    (800) 852-7897 (TDD) Hearing/Speech Impaired
                Family Size          Gross Income
                    1                   $40,250                                              Directions to Borough Hall
                                                                                    The Mount Arlington Borough Hall is located at
                    2                   $46,000                                   419 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

                    3                   $51,750                From Route 80 East:                Take Exit #30 and stay to the right onto ramp.
                                                               Bear left (North) onto Howard Boulevard (County Road 615). The Borough Hall Building is
                    4                   $57,500                approximately 3 miles North on Howard Boulevard. Located at the corner of Edgemere Avenue
                                                               & Howard Boulevard.
                    5                   $62,100                From Route 80 West: Take Exit #30 and stay to the right onto ramp. At end of ramp, bear right
                                                               at traffic light, this will put you on Howard Boulevard (County Road 615). Follow above
                    6                   $66,700                directions.
                    7                   $71,300                From Route 15 South:              Turn right onto Edison Road (across from Pathmark).
                                                               At end of road, turn left onto Espanong Road. Go about 3½ miles and bear right onto Howard
                    8                   $75,900                Boulevard. Go about ¼ of a mile and the Borough Hall Building will be on your right at the
Borough of Mount Arlington
419 Howard Boulevard                    Standard “A”
                                        Postage Paid
Mount Arlington, New Jersey 07856
                                        Permit No. 20
                                          Dover, NJ
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