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A Letter from Mayor Coiro

Dear fellow resident,                                                                                              

Each year, on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, a parade is held in Totowa to honor our veterans as well as recognize the contributions of our police department and volunteers in our community. The parade has been a tradition in Totowa for decades.  It has always been both a solemn day and a fun day culminating with a picnic at the American Legion on Union Boulevard.

This year, the parade will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, May 28.  However, the route of the parade will change slightly.  The parade will begin at the Municipal Building on Totowa Road.  From there, the parade will proceed past Washington Park School onto Crews Street.  At the corner of Union Boulevard and Crews Street, the parade route will turn left onto Union Boulevard.  The parade will continue down Union Boulevard without turning onto Totowa Road.  The parade will pass the American Legion and end after Lincoln Avenue.  Of course, the parade will stop at Veterans Park for the ceremony to honor our fallen veterans.

The American Legion will once again host a picnic in the parking lot of their property and provide delicious food and beverages for all to enjoy.  So come on out to honor our veterans and have some fun. I look forward to seeing everyone at the parade and afterwards.

Mayor John Coiro

EARLY VOTING DAYS FOR 2017 PRIMARY ELECTION

The 2017 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 with polling hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Registered voters from Passaic County who can’t get to the polls on Election Day may get their paper Vote by Mail Ballot before Election Day in the Passaic County Clerk’s Offices.

The County Clerk, Kristin M. Corrado, Esq., is offering extended hours at the County Clerk’s offices located at 401 Grand Street, Room 130, in Paterson and at 1237 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell (Wanaque), New Jersey on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Office hours for in-person early voting by the paper Vote by Mail Ballot at the County Clerk’s Offices are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot in person is Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Voters are responsible for returning their voted ballot to the Passaic County Board of Elections office also located at 401 Grand Street, Room 123 in Paterson, N.J. by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

If you need further information, please call the Passaic County Clerk’s Election Division at (973) 881-4127.  

Summer Camp Registration

The Board of Recreation will be holding Summer Camp Registrations on Wednesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 24th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration will take place at the Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ downstairs in the Eisenhower Community Room. Click on these links for the Registration Form and for Summer Camp Fees. If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Recreation at 973-956-1781 or email them at recreation@totowanj.org.

Borough of Totowa Swim Pool Registration

The Board of Recreation will be holding Swim Pool Registration on Wednesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 24th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration will take place at the Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ downstairs in the Eisenhower Community Room. Click on these links for Registration Fees, Pool Application/Guest Information and Community Pool Rules of Conduct 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Recreation at 973-956-1781 or email them at recreation@totowanj.org.

New York Yankes Trip

The Board of Recreation is having a bus trip to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles on Friday June 9th, 2017 for at 7:35 start time. The bus will be leaving at 5:00 pm in the parking lot behind the Library (Peterson Road). Registration will take place at the Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ downstairs in the Eisenhower Community Room on Wednesday, May 17th and May 24th. Click here for more information.

2017 Summer Concert Series

The Board of Recreation will be sponsoring a Summer Concert Series this summer. The concerts will be weather permittig and will take place on the front lawn of the Municipal Building. The concerts will be from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. See attached flyer for current concerts (Concerts Subject to Change). For more information please contact the Board of Recreation at 973-956-1781 or email them at recreation@totowanj.org.

PSE&G to Upgrade Aging Gas Pipes in Totowa

Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in Totowa to replace old gas pipes with new piping – ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. Work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting. The gas main replacement portion of the work is expected to be complete by the end of July. The paving and street restoration is expected to be completed in the fall. Read more....

Totowa ranked #7 in LendEDU’s study on the Best New Jersey Towns for Bagel Lovers.

April 2017 - Lendedu compiled rankings for the Best New Jersey Towns for Bagel Lovers list by using licensed data and a unique scoring system. For each town in New Jersey with a population above 5,000, they were able to find the exact number of bagel shops. That number was divided by the respective town’s population and the resulting number was LendEDU’s Bagel Density Index. A higher Bagel Density Index meant a better ranking, and Totowa had one of the best scores in the state!

The full report and methodology can be found here:  https://lendedu.com/blog/best-new-jersey-towns-bagel-lovers/

Local Resident in Need of Kindey Transplant

Former Totowa resident Nick Sauter, who now resides in Little Falls, is in need of a kidney transplant. Nick grew up in Totowa, NJ, went to Passaic Valley High School, and attended Rutgers University from 1973-1977 where he played four years of football and was a member of the 1976 Scarlet Knights Undefeated Football Team....read more

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 registration/renewals on a monthly basis, at the Totowa Public Library. These services are offered during the day on every third Tuesday (Schedule) during the hours of 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and in the evening on every first Thursday (Schedule) during the hours of 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm. See attached schedules for more information.

County Clerk Outreach Sites and Services Throughout Passaic County

The Passaic County Clerk's office has announced the schedule and locations for passports and other County Clerk services for the months of May and June.

Anyone requesting more information can call the Passaic County Clerk’s office at 973-225-3690.

 

Veteran's Identification Card Services Throughout Passaic County

The Passaic County Clerk’s Office and Department of Veterans’ Affairs are pleased to announce the May and June schedules for Veterans Identification Cards. The Clerk’s Office and Veterans’ Affairs have partnered to provide Passaic County Veterans with a free Photo ID Card. Anyone requesting more information can call the Passaic County Clerk’s office at (973) 225-3690. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Passaic County will be collecting Hazardous Waste on the following days: Sunday, April 2, 2017 and Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Wayne facility - 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne NJ (Behind Ski Barn) and June 10, 2017 at the West Milford facility - 30 Lycosky Drive. Click here for more information and to view the list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

Passaic County Tire Recycling Amnesty Days

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be holding its Tire Recycling Collection Event for residents on the following days: Saturday - April 29, 2017, Sunday, September 17, 2017 and Saturday - December 2, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Residents of Passaic County may bring up to 8 non-commercial tires (with or without rims) per household. Click here for locations. Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

Computers and Electronics Collection

Passaic County will be collecting computers and electronic equipment on Friday, May 5, Saturday, May 6, Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at the Wayne facility located at 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne (behind Ski Barn). Here is a listing of what items will be collected. Please note: This is for Passaic County residents only.

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

Passaic County's Office of Solid Waste and Recycling will be selling Compost Bins and Rain Barrels on the days listed below from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm - rain or shine . Residents may call to reserve bins and barrels in advance by calling (973) 305-5738. For more information, click here.

Saturday, May 13, 2017- at Clifton City Hall Complex, 900 Clifton Avenue at Dog Pound Road, Clifton.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - at Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque (Haskell)

Passaic County’s Document Shredding & Recycling Events

Passaic County’s Document Shredding & Recycling Event will take place on the following dates from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (rain or shine). The program is free of charge for residents who may bring up to 6 bankers boxes worth of paper items for shredding and recycling.  To see the items acceptable/nonacceptable and for more information, please click here.

 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 Passaic County Para Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne 

- Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Road, Paterson.

Lightning Detection System

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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 2015 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.

Solutions to Stormwater Pollution

NJDEP - Division of Water Quality - Did you know more than 60 percent of water pollution comes from things like motor oil, fertilizers, pet waste and detergents? By sharing the responsibility and making small, easy changes in our daily lives, we can keep common pollutants out of stormwater.

Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Our Water.

 

Passaic County Fair Housing Noticehousing

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.

Winter Warning - No Parking on Streets

SNOW PLOW

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.

HELP KEEP OUR STREETS SAFE!!
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.

New Jersey Drug Card

The Mayor and Council offers a FREE New Jersey Drug Card which provides help for you and your family with your prescription drug costs. Create and print your Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies.