NOTICES TO PUBLIC
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Hosted by the North Caldwell Mayor & Council
Co-hosted by the Walker’s Pond Conservancy
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00am
North Caldwell, NJ – Walker’s Pond officially open as a 17 acre public park this Saturday, June 19, 11:00 am. The ribbon-cutting will occur at Walker’s Pond, 400 Mountain Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ. The North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi and Council will be attending along with invited guests Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, State Senator Joe Pennacchio, State Assembly members Jay Webber and BettyLouDeCroce. Chairman John Chiaia of The Walker’s Pond Conservancy LLC, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation, stated on behalf of the Conservancy “All residents are welcomed and encouraged to attend the official park opening, and to hear of the many planned park improvements.”
“We are all excited that this project of many years, spanning numerous mayorships and councils, has now come to fruition and that we are having this ribbon cutting to commemorate, display and introduce Walker’s Pond as a park for all residents. This property can be used for passive recreation, fishing, bird watching, photography and as a nature preserve with much more to come in the future. The Borough is appreciative of the grants from Essex County that were used for the purchase of the property and for the dredging of the pond. We could not have done this without the efforts of former Mayor Matarazzo, former Mayor Levine and the former council members.” – Mayor Joseph H. Alessi
The property was owned by Carlee and Woody Walker. They opened their property every winter and allowed skaters from the area to enjoy skating on the pond. They even provided free hot chocolate to the revelers. Dances were also held at the site.
The 17+ acre property was purchased in December of 2016 upon the death of Woody Walker and the termination of the Walker Family Trust. The Borough is extremely grateful to the Walker family for selling the property to the town. They sold the property for less than they would have gotten from developers so that their family legacy could continue.
Mosquito Spraying Update from Essex County:
This is to inform you that our mosquito spray trucks will be out on the following days in the areas of
est Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Millburn / Short Hills, Livingston, and Fairfield.
Tuesday 6/15/21 (9 pm) – Wednesday 6/16/21 (7 am)
Wednesday 6/16/21 (9 pm) – Thursday 6/17/21 (7 am)
Thursday 6/17/21 (9 pm) - Friday 6/18/21 (7 am)
Friday 6/18/21 (9 pm) - Saturday 6/19/21 (7 am)
Saturday 6/19/21 (9 pm) - Sunday 6/20/21 (7 am)
The schedule is dependent on weather and application time in area.
Attention North Caldwell Property Owners:
Please be advised that the Borough of North Caldwell has been ordered to complete a Boroughwide revaluation of all North Caldwell properties. This program has been ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation and approved by the State of New Jersey, Division of Taxation. In order to comply, the Borough has awarded a contract to Professional Property Appraisers to complete this work so that it can be implemented for the Tax Year 2022.
The goal of the revaluation program is to update all assessments to fair market value. To achieve this goal, all pertinent information must be accurately collected. All property owners should expect to receive a letter of introduction from Professional Property Appraisers regarding the start of field inspections. Each representative from Professional Property Appraisers that is performing the field inspections will be registered with the North Caldwell Police Department and will be wearing a photo identification badge.
At the conclusion of the program you will be notified by mail of the assessed value established for your property. You will also be given an opportunity to discuss the new value with a representative from the appraisal company, if you so desire.
Any property owner who would like information relevant to the revaluation program should contact Professional Property Appraisers at 1-866-957-1388.
Your cooperation during the revaluation of the Borough of North Caldwell is necessary for its success. It will also ensure the most accurate assessment of your property.
** Enroll in the Borough's New Emergency Alert System **
The Borough of North Caldwell is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or phone call (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. This service is currently provided through a combination of Nixle and CodeRed (Reverse911). On May 1st, all of these services will be provided by one provider - CivicReady. Please visit the following link (https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1657) to enroll in the new emergency alert system. It is important that you enroll through this website because your current data will not be automatically imported from the previous providers. As such, you must enroll with CivicReady to continue receiving alerts as previous providers will be discontinued.
The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. Non-emergency alerts could include road closures, water main breaks or significant ongoing police or fire activity. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information. In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event.
Please provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact on the above link. Adding your address will improve your personalized messages so you do not receive alerts that do not pertain to your geographical area.
These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.
If you wish to subscribe to SMS text messages only, text your zip code to 38276. There is also a mobile app available which can be downloaded from GooglePlay, the AppStore and from the registration page provided above.
Interested in making ONLINE PAYMENTS for Property Taxes, Water and Sewer Bills?
The Borough has expanded the ability to make online payments to include Property Taxes and annual Sewer fees in addition to Water Utility payments. Please use the "ONLINE PAYMENT" icon to the upper right corner of this home page and enter your name, address or block/lot to access your account. (NOTE: Sewer accounts are identified by "S" in front of the block number. Sewer billing is posted on June 15th of each year.) Payments may be made by credit card or ACH. Service fees apply.
COVID vaccine distribution is being coordinated by Essex County. Please visit www.essexcovid.org to schedule a test, schedule a vaccine or for guidance on virus prevention and symptoms. Scheduling cannot be done by Borough staff. Any questions, please contact 973-877-8456.
Outreach for Homebound Residents: The Borough is seeking homebound residents so we can work to offer them an at home COVID-19 vaccine if they choose. While we know some of our homebound residents, we do not know all. If you are homebound, have a neighbor or know of anyone in North Caldwell that you believe is homebound, please email Chief@northcaldwell.org so we can offer them this free service. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
THE 2021 BOROUGH FLYER IS NOW AVAILABLE!
* Annual Trash, Bulk, Recycling Schedule *
Copies are available at the front door of Borough Hall during business hours or can be mailed upon request. Contact: email@example.com or (973) 228-6410, x-104.
ANNUAL PET LICENSING...
continues through the month of January. All dogs and cats must be licensed by January 31, 2021 to avoid a $10 late fee. ** Rabies vaccinations must not expire prior to November 1, 2021 in order to license the pet for the year.** Please use the exemption form if the rabies vaccination expiration does not comply with this State regulation. New pets can be registered by completing the registration form and submitted proof of rabies vaccination and neuter/spay documentation.
MIDPOINT REVIEW REPORT
Under the Fair Housing Act and its Third Round Judgment of Compliance and Repose, the Borough is required to post a Midpoint Review Report.
Click to view the Midpoint Review Report.
North Caldwell & Essex Fells Shared Court will now hold Court by video (virtual Court) sessions pursuant to the Hon. Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D 2nd Omnibus Order dated Feb. 28, 2020. Regular in-person Court sessions will remain suspended until further notice.
If you have a matter that is scheduled with the Municipal Court of North Caldwell / Essex Fells or will like to view a Court session, please complete the registration form by Clicking Here. After registering you will receive an email confirmation with the instructions on how to access the Virtual Court session.
Anyone with questions or concerns about Virtual Court should contact the Court office prior to the scheduled session. Court Officials may be reached by calling 973-228-6420 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank you in advance for patience and understanding as we all adapt together to these new changes.
MISSED TRASH COLLECTION?
Residents may now submit Trash Collection inquiries/reports ("missed garbage collection") through our new online portal. Please complete the
GARBAGE INQUIRY FORM under the QUICK LINKS menu.
Provide the location and type of trash collection (household trash, bulk, yard debris, etc). The request form will be directed to the Trash Collection Company as well as to Borough Hall. You will receive a confirmation of the submission and a response to your inquiry by email.
Essex County’s 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) can be found at
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ADVICE TO RESIDENTS CONCERNING CANVASSERS AND SOLICITORS
The Code of the Borough of North Caldwell requires all Canvassers and Solicitors to honor “No Solicitor” signs posted by residents and shall immediately depart from premises so posted. Residents may download and print a No Solicitor sign courtesy of the Borough of North Caldwell by following this link:
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