LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

   

BOARD OF HEALTH FLU SHOTS

Totowa Health Department will be offering flu shots for those over 18 years old by appointment only.  Please call 973 956-9378 for further information or to make an appointment.

 

2021 FIREMAN'S PARADE

The Totowa Fire Department along with the West Paterson Fire Department will again be hosting their Fireman's parade on November 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The parade will start in Totowa at 515 Union Boulevard and ending in Woodland Park at 1070 McBride Avenue. Children's toys will be collected along the parade route and donated to a local Children's Hospital. Click here for more details.

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

 

PASSAIC COUNTY'S COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT

Passaic County's Department of Planning and Economic Development has sumbitted it's Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Fiscal Year 2020, Reporting Period: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. This report will be displayed from
November 8, 2021 through November 23, 2021.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Last year, out of an abundace of caution, the Fire department stopped their door-to-door fundraising campaign and relied on your generosity through their mail-in, PayPal and Venmo options. This year, for the safety of the entire community, they will be doing the same. Please consider donating to the Fire Department so that they can continue to protect our community. Click here for donation information.

POLICE DEPARTMENT NOTICE

The Totowa Police Department has issued a warning concerning an important traffic 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 $55.

A MESSAGE FROM THE TOTOWA FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Totowa Fire Department is asking you to check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.   The life expectancy for a smoke detector is usually ten years and carbon monoxide detectors is seven. The manufacture dates are located on the backs of the detectors and is easily checked.

Please check the batteries on all of your detectors.   Don’t hesitate to call the Fire Department when the detectors are activated. It’s always better to play it safe!

PASSAIC COUNTY'S EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

The Passaic County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can help low and moderate-income tenants pay past overdue rent, as far back as March 13, 2020 and also help landlords with tenants who owe rent because of the effects of COVID-19. Applications are being accepted! For more information, call (862) 657-5797 Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM. For more information or to apply, 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.

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 RECEATION 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

LIGHTNING DECTETION 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.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.