Edgewater Borough News April 2015

EDGEWATER – “A Great Place to Live”
By Gregory S. Franz – Borough Administrator

A NIGHT OF RECOGNITION – The Edgewater Mayor and Council invite all residents,
Emergency Responders, volunteers, and the whole community to “A Night of Recognition” honoring those who fought the Avalon fire and served the people of Avalon at Edgewater. Honorees are all first responders, volunteers, organizations, and businesses that helped during this tragic event. Honorary Guests are Senator Cory Booker, Congressman William Pascrell, and Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. Friday April 17th at 6:00pm at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND FREE CONCERT – On Saturday May 2 at 7:00pm at the Edgewater Community Center 1167 River Road, the Borough of Edgewater and the Edgewater Arts Council sponsor this wonderful night of patriotic music honoring veterans, wounded warriors, and the military. Space is limited and free tickets will be available at Borough Hall, the Edgewater Library, Holy Rosary Church, and the Community Center. Overflow parking will be available at the Edgewater Commons along River Road in front of the former Elaine’s Salon, free shuttle bus transportation will be provided along River Road and from the Edgewater Commons.

VETERAN’S FIELD UPDATE – The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that after a long cold and snowy winter, work was progressing on the remediation of Veteran’s Field. As of press time of this newsletter, almost all, if not all, of the contaminated fill would have been removed. Work is also progressing on the Little League Field behind the Community Center installing a new field turf product with a tentative completion date of late May or early June. We are hopeful that ball games can be scheduled in time for the summer season, look forward to a grand opening celebration. The plans for the final completion are being discussed with the borough’s engineer.

VETERAN’S BRING BACK MEMORIAL MARCH – Members of Edgewater American Legion Post 116 will be conducting a memorial march, the first in decades, to honor our fallen service men and woman. The march will step off from the American Legion at 1165 River Road at 10:30am on Memorial Day Monday May 25 and proceed to Memorial Park at the intersection of Route 5 and River Road where a solemn memorial service will be held at 11:00am. Organizations are welcome to participate.

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE – The annual First Aid Squad blood drive will be held on Wednesday April 15 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road. Please help support this worthwhile cause to replenish the local blood supply.

SPRING INTO HEALTH – The Recreation Department is sponsoring a lecture and dinner on the benefits of the “Mediterranean Diet” on Friday May 8th at 2:00pm at Mavi Restaurant at the Market Place Mall, 725 River Road. Cost is $10.00 per person includes lecture and dinner contact Sharon Carrol at 201-943-1700 ext. 6002.

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION – As the community is aware of the closure of Veterans Field due to soil contamination, the borough has decided to schedule limited summer camp activities at the Community Center. As an alternative, a modified camp will be held utilizing the George Washington School. Due to the alternate site, some programs will have to be modified or eliminated such as before and after camp, as well as some traditional programs that have used Veterans Field as the venue. As with previous camp registrations, registration is based on first come, first serve with a waiting list that will be generated for openings that may occur. Registration information for the modified Edgewater Summer Camp program was provided through the Edgewater Public Schools. Registration will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road. Space is limited and acceptance is based on first come, first serve, it is highly recommended that residents seek alternative programs. In order to provide a fulfilling and safe environment, especially this year due to the circumstances, the Edgewater program must be limited and modified. All campers must live in Edgewater and show proof of residency.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – The Borough of Edgewater is pleased to announce the “summer music series” at the Edgewater Marina. A series of concerts with a variety of music will be held throughout the summer and early fall at the Edgewater Marina. Bring a chair or blanket and a light snack and enjoy a night of live entertainment with neighbors, friends, and family, entirely free. Look for the upcoming schedule in future news releases and the borough web site.

VOLLYBALL IN THE PARK – The Borough of Edgewater is pleased to announce “volleyball in the park” at the Edgewater Marina. Just show up and be placed on a team or coordinate a team with friends and neighbors free of charge and no fees. Details to follow and coordinated through the Recreation Department, call 201-943-1700 ext. 6000 for details.

EDGEWATER ARTS COUNCIL SCHEDULES FREE CONCERTS – The Edgewater Arts Council along with the Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee are sponsoring free concerts on successive Sunday’s within the month of June on June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Shadyside Municipal Parking Lot, Thompson Lane and River Road. Bring a chair for your comfort.

EARTH DAY AND ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS – The Borough’s Shade Tree Committee, a volunteer committee of residents who work toward the education and preservation of our environment and trees would like to remind residents that Wednesday April 22 is Earth Day and Friday April 24 is Arbor Day. The committee works with the Edgewater Board of Education in creating a program at our schools to educate our children on the importance of our environment and trees. The committee would like to ask residents to do something special for our environment and community by perhaps creating a garden or planting a tree on your property. This year, the borough will take advantage of a $20,000 Community Stewardship grant it received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Forestry Service and plant trees around town. This project will strengthen our continued participation in the “Tree City” program, which we have been designated for the last eight years.
ANNUAL SHREDDING EVENT – The 2015 annual shredding event has been scheduled for Saturday September 19 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Edgewater Community Center. Bring your unwanted papers, tax returns, receipts and watch them be shredded in a state of the art shredding truck, free to residents.

ANNUAL TOWN WIDE CLEAN-UP – The Borough of Edgewater invites residents to participate in the annual cemetery clean-up to be held on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; please contact the Department of Public Works for details at 201-943-1700 ext. 5000. Be part of this hidden historic treasure of Edgewater and assist your neighbors in maintaining Edgewater’s past by sprucing up our own historic cemetery that dates back to 1795 and is the burial location of Edgewater’s Native American Princess Go-Won-Go-Mohawk.
The annual town wide clean-up and clean-out has been scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents are urged to place bulky waste items such as furniture, toys, computer equipment and general household items, yard waste such as tree and shrub branches, cut and bundled, and any unwanted items. The Public Works Department does separate the items, so all items are recycled appropriately. The only items NOT collected are batteries, paint cans, household hazardous waste, propane tanks, and tires. These items are recycled by the Bergen County Utilities Authority at locations and dates listed below;

The Bergen County Utilities Authority will be sponsoring the 2013 annual recycling event for computers, electronics, tires, and the shredding of paper documents. For event details call 201-807-5825 or log onto www.bcua.org, all events will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. rain or shine at the following locations:

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus
Saturday April 18, 2015
Sunday August 16, 2015

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Bergen County Utilities Authority is sponsoring its 2013 annual hazardous waste disposal program at three locations county-wide. The following items are acceptable and will be accepted for disposal: aerosol cans, paints, pesticides, solvents, and many items commonly found in the home that cannot be disposed in regular trash. For event details and information call 201-807-5825 or log onto www.bcua.org. All events are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. rain or shine at the following locations and dates:

Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie
Saturday March 7, 2015
Saturday July 25, 2015

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015


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  1. Edgewater Borough News January 2015
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  3. Edgewater News April 2014
  4. Edgewater Borough News December 2014

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