LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

With Covid-19 restrictions recently being lifted and the Municipal Offices now open, the Borough of Totowa's Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:30 will now be open to the public. These meetings will no longer be held via zoom.

 

 
Passaic County Health Department COVID Update

Visit the Passaic County Health Department for an updated list of

all testing sites, vaccine information, COVID Relief and more at

Passaiccountynj.org

 
New Jersey Deparatment of Transportation - Rt. 3/46/Valley Rd./Notch Rd

NJDOT will be conducting a virtual Public Information Center on the Rt. 3/46/Valley Rd./Notch Rd. Contract B project from May 24 to June 4. Residents can visit www.Rt3Rt46ContractB.com during those dates to see a video presentation on the next phases of the project, as well as leave comments. We are seeking to maximize public outreach, given how many commuters travel through this corridor, and since the PIC is virtual, we can expand our reach beyond the immediate project area. For more information, click here.

 

 

PASSAIC COUNTY LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP & USF) offers financial assistance to those having difficulty paying their electric, gas and deliverable fuel bills. You can also inquire about our FREE Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps eligible families by reducing your heating/cooling costs with FREE energy upgrades to your home, including windows and doors, insulation, and heating systems. Click here for more information.

 
NOTICE OF PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AND PUBLIC HEARING
  ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR FY 2021 AND PUBLIC HEARING JUNE 15, 2021
PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91 and the Passaic County Citizen Participation Plan, as amended, Passaic County has prepared a new Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 for the Community Development Block Grant Program. The FY 2021 Annual Plan covers program period from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.    

Passaic County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12 noon. The hearing will be held virtually at the following WebEx meeting link: https://passaiccounty.webex.com/passaiccounty/j.php?MTID=m518604250bcab520f151a268327ee516,  Meeting number (access code): 129 817 1998, Meeting password: AQf6AvViQ63.  Join by telephone: +1-408-418-9388, 1298171998##.

The purpose of the hearing is to solicit citizen comments on the Annual Action Plan.  The FY 2021 Annual Plan identifies the activities that will be undertaken to address priority needs and local objectives during FY 2021.     

Copies of the Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 are available for public inspection and review at the following locations for a thirty‑day period from May 19, 2021 to June 22, 2021.

PASSAIC COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
401 GRAND STREET, PATERSON, NJ 07505, ROOM 417
www.passaiccountynj.org
AND
Passaic COUNTY PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY: 100 Hamilton Plaza,
Paterson, NJ 07505

AND
MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE OF THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES:
BLOOMINGDALE, HALEDON, HAWTHORNE, LITTLE FALLS, NORTH HALEDON, POMPTON LAKES, PROSPECT PARK, RINGWOOD, TOTOWA, WANAQUE, WEST MILFORD, AND WOODLAND PARK

The County expects to receive $891,398 for the program year that runs from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.  Activities in eight communities will provide infrastructure and public facility improvements and two non-profit agencies will provide public services are included in the FY 2021 Action Plan. All activities proposed will serve low and moderate income populations.

Passaic County intends to submit the Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about July 15, 2021.  The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners is expected to take action on the FY 2021 Annual Action Plan on June 22, 2021.  Interested persons are encouraged to express their views on the documents at the public hearing or in writing to the Passaic County, Department of Planning and Economic Development, 401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505, Room 417.  Persons requiring information in alternative formats should contact the Department at (973) 569-4720 (TDD Users: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center). All comments received on or by June 21, 2021 will be considered. 
La información será proporcionada en español a petición.

# Publication date: May 19, 2021

 
Police Department Notice

The Totowa Police Department has issued a warning concerning an important traffice issue:

There have been several car crashes that involve vehicles that have been parked contrary to traffic and then have pulled out into oncoming traffic. It is a violation of N.J.S. 39:4-135 to park in this manner. It is required to park on the right side of the roadway and in the direction of traffic.

The fine for this violation is $54.

 
Home Improvement Program

The Borough of Totowa invites you to apply to the New Totowa Home Improvment Program. If you live in Totowa, own your home, and your total gross annual income falls below the income limit for your household size, you may qualifty. Please review flyer for income restrictions. If you have additional questions or if you do not have internet access, call the Borough Representative at (609) 664-2781.

 
Board of Recreation Tennis Courts

The tennis courts at the PAL must now be kept locked. You will need to make an appointment to play tennis or pickle ball. To set up a time to play, please contact Mark Monteyne, Recreation Director at 973-956-1781 or email him at mmonteyne@totowanj.org.

 

 

Board Of Recreation's Totowa Trotters

The Board of Recreation presents Totowa Trottters - Spring into shape with Totowa's brand new walking club at the Totowa PAL walking trail. Dates and times will be based on the group's needs. Please call Board of Recreation Director Mark Monteyne for more information at 973-956-1781 or email him at mmonteyne@totowanj.org.

 
Recycling Requirements

The Recycling Market’s requirements have changed and they will no longer be accepting any type of plastic bag with recycling items.  This includes putting your commingled or paper recycling in a plastic bag.

Please do not place any of your recyclables in any type of plastic bag. Some examples are:

- grocery store bags
- department store bags
- garbage bags
- clear recycling bags
- Plastic case wrapping (water, gatorade, soda, juice etc)
- Cleaner bags

  Your recycling must be placed loose, in a recycling container only, or it will not be collected. Click here for more information.

 
Geese Sightings

Have you seen Geese at any of the Boroughs Parks, or any of our Recreational Facilities? If so, please contact Geese Chasers at 855-664-3373. You can leave a message on their machine - make sure you give them the park/facility name and address. Thank you.

 
Emergency Notifications

Please visit our Office of Emergency Management page to make sure you are included when a message is sent by Mayor John Coiro or our local emergency response team. It takes just a moment to fill in the appropriate information and you will be notified in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. You may also download a mobile app for your cell phone to receive any alerts.

 
County Clerk Services at the Totowa Public Library -

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The Passaic County Clerk's Office holds full Passport services, Veteran ID’s and Notary registrations on a monthly basis, at the Borough of Totowa Public Library. These services are offered every third Tuesday (11:00 am - 1:00 pm), and on every first Thursday (5:00 pm- 7:00 pm). Click here to see the 2020 schedule.

If you have any questions, please call the Totowa Library at 973-790-3265.

 

Passaic County Recycling Events

 

 

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Lightning Detection System

The Borough of Totowa maintains a Lightning Detection System at several athletic fields throughout the borough that includes Minnisink Road Field, Kennedy Field, Veterans Field and the fields located at the PAL. A SUMMARY about the Lightning Detection System is available to educate the public about the system and current policies. Rules for complying with the Lightning Detection System are posted at each of the fields.

 
Water Quality Report

The Borough of Totowa is pleased to present its 2019 Water Quality Report.  The Borough is required to distribute this report by the USEPA on an annual basis.  You can view the report by clicking here. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-956-1000 ext. 1071.

 
Social Security Information Available On-Line

The Social Security Association (SSA) now provides a service called My Social Security. This service is for people who currently receive monthly Social Security and/or Suplemental Security Income. Also, anyone who is 18 and older and has a work history may check their annual statement, which will no longer be mailed. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount today.

 

Passaic County Fair Housing Notice

Passaic County fully endorses state and federal laws regarding housing discrimination and actively promotes full access to housing opportunity, both rental and ownership. To see the complete Fair Housing Notice, click here.

 

 

Utility Bill Assistance

During cold weather, paying heating bills can become a struggle for some New Jersey residents, but here are a number of programs available to provide assistance to moderate income customers, senior citizens, people on disability, as well as better known programs that assist people with low incomes. New Jersey residents who need help paying their utility bills should call 1-800-510-3102 to find out if they qualify for assistance from any program, and how to apply or click here for more information.

 
Winter Warning - No Parking on Streets

Just a reminder, there is no parking on streets when snow covered until the Department of Public Works has completed all snow removal. Throwing snow/ice into the roads is NOT permitted. Click here for more details on our snow removal policy.

Please help keep our streets safe and park your vehicle(s) at the following facilities:

- The Community Center - 385 Union Boulevard
- The Municipal Complex Parking Lot - 537 Totowa Road
- Jefferson Place Parking Lot - Union Boulevard (next to American Legion)
- 262 Totowa Road Lot - Next to Memorial School
- Veteran's Field Parking Lot - Totowa Road (Next to Laurel Grove Cemetery)
- PAL Building/Field Parking Lot - Chamberlain Ave (PAL building lot) and Crosby Avenue (field lot) which are both located off Lincoln Avenue

 
   
New Jersey Drug Card

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