April 2020
Greetings!

Here's the latest information about things going on in the Borough of Pompton Lakes this month, assembled and produced by the Public Information Department.
Mayor Serra's Message
I greet you this month in the hopes you and your families are safe and well! I would like to reassure the residents of Pompton Lakes, we as a Borough, are doing everything possible to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens during this unsettled time. 

As we meet the challenges for COVID-19, I must say I have never been prouder of our first responders and volunteers . The Police, Fire, First Aid along with our CERT members who are out in the forefront are fully trained, operational and ready to assist those in need. 

Administrative offices within the Borough remain opened with restricted access for residents on a rotating schedule. The Department of Public Works continue to provide regular scheduled pickups for trash and recyclables; some changes within the Recycling Center have been implemented.   

I have suspended all Board, Agency, Committee and Commission meetings as well as Borough Activities until further notice. Public facilities such as the Civic and Teen Center have been closed. The Pompton Lakes Library is also closed until further notice and programs have been suspended.

All these precautions are in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus and to comply with Federal, State and Health agencies. From the start of this pandemic, I have interacted and communicated with Councilmembers and Administrative Management; Police, Office of Emergency Management, Health Officer, State, and Local Agencies. I have included our Department of Public Works, Municipal Utilities Authority and our Board of Education with crucial information and data.  

Residents continue to be apprised of current information/data through the Borough website, Facebook, and Public Television Channel PLTV77. Some forms and applications are available in the Municipal Main Lobby or the Borough Website. Refer to the Borough Town Calendar for email addresses. Residents have the ability to make a tax payment online. If you need assistance, refer to the listing of departments below. 

Please only use 911 for emergencies and use the general number for other police business 973-835-0400.
 
Main Administrative Office Number -- 973-835-0143
  • Building Department – Brinda / ext. 223
  • Planning and Zoning – Lynnette / ext. 241
  • Construction Official – Sal / ext. 223
  • Clerk’s Office / ext. 275
  • Liz / ext. 238 --- Kathy / ext. 222
  • Registrar -- Barbara / ext. 221
  • Borough Administrator -- Kevin / ext. 239
  • Tax Office – 234
  • Board of Health – Jill / ext. 235
  • Assessor – Jill / ext. 231
  • Court Administrator – Terri / ext. 236 – JoAnn / ext. 237
  • Police Records – Sharon / ext. 244
  • DPW – Dan / ext. 281 – Tim / ext. 280
 
Additional information for COVID-19 can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov) and the New Jersey Department of Health website (www.nj.gov/health). Furthermore, if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms with those of COVID you can call the Chilton Medical Center’s Nurse Screening Hotline at 1-862-260-3199.

As I conclude, please know we are committed to providing services and remain available to those who depend on our assistance. Please act responsible, be patient, respectful and abide by the guidelines from our officials. Our community has experienced difficult times in the past with remarkable resilience and I am confident we will help each other through these challenging times. 

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – AND TOGETHER WE WILL BE STRONGER!

Until next time,

Mayor Michael Serra  

Top Story
Smile Drawing on Grant Avenue
Coronavirus Hits Pompton Lakes, Bringing Out Acts of Charity by Pompton Lakes Residents
In these trying times, as the coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, heartwarming actions by Pompton Lakes residents and first responders have brought much-needed feelings of support and uplifting moments.
Pompton Lakes' Police Department stepped up, with Chief Clark delivering baby formula to a mother in town who had no means of obtaining it for her child. The Pompton Lakes Police Department has implemented a program where residents may call if they need dire assistance with essential items. Not to mention the brave first responders of the Pompton Lakes Police & Fire Department and Volunteer First Aid Squad, who are courageously responding to calls amid this crisis.

Pompton Lakes residents have been showing their support to health care workers who are on the frontlines of treating those hit by the virus. Many workers around the country have themselves fallen ill, are working long hours, and often must quarantine themselves from those in their own homes, unable to hug their spouses or children. Residents have done such things as provide food to healthcare workers and first responders, to painting and drawing symbols on their driveways and front doors. One of many examples, the Cardinal Cafe' graciously provided hot meals to healthcare workers at Chilton Hospital who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.

Oakland resident Jackie Thomas has started a ribbon program to support our healthcare workers and first responders. "When Pompton Lakes residents drive the streets and see the ribbons, it will remind us to stay home, because others can't", Thomas said in a Facebook post.

Valerie Coll and the Pompton Lakes Business Improvement District created a poster identifying which local restaurants are open for take out and/or delivery.

Many of the towns children are drawing rainbows –a sign of hope—and putting them on their windows. Some also have sent messages of thanks to first responders and health care workers. Artastic of 222 Wanaque Avenue painted "the comeback is always stronger than the setback" on their storefront window, providing positivity and hope to the community. " This community has shown a tremendous amount of support for each other. Whether it be by their outpouring of support and willingness to help via social media posts, the collecting of things for people in need or simply painting kind and positive messages on sidewalks and windows to bring happiness to all who see", Councilwoman Jenn Polidori said.

Mayor Michael Serra and the entire Pompton Lakes Borough staff have been working day in and day out to keep residents informed in various ways, including social media posts and letters giving the newest data on the cases in Pompton Lakes.

The Mayor, Borough Council, and Borough Administrator, Borough Clerk, OEM, Police, Fire, and many other town officials and departments confer daily to ensure the town meets the needs of residents under the unprecedented, challenging circumstances. The Borough has been providing daily updates on the Borough's social media accounts.

Finally, from all of your neighbors, we thank our town's health care workers, police, firefighters, EMT, and employees who continue to go to work at their jobs at restaurants, supermarkets, pet stores, and all other businesses classified as essential. 

We are Pompton Lakes Strong!!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information HUB
COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses and Workers
  • Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order No. 107 - CLICK HERE FOR PDF which lays out new specific restrictions and rules, many of which apply to businesses.
  • The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available.
  • CDC Guidance for Businesses - A guide for business and employers for dealing with the Coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Employee Benefits Info on One Page - Here is a chart on what benefits employees qualify for when their work status is impacted by coronavirus.
  • New Jersey set up a website with information for businesses and the impact of coronavirus.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration set up a website with info on business guidance & loan resources related to coronavirus.

State of NJ Resources for Businesses:

For Information on both State of NJ and Federal USSBA Programs:
 
A package of new initiatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority includes a grant program for small businesses, a zero-interest loan program for mid-size companies, support for private-sector lenders and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), funding for entrepreneurs, and a variety of resources providing technical support and marketplace information. Taken together, they will provide more than $75 million of State and private financial support, with the opportunity to grow to more than $100 million if additional philanthropic, State, and federal resources become available. The initiatives will support between 3,000 and 5,000 small and midsize enterprises and are meant to complement recently announced federal economic recovery initiatives.
 
Please see each program below for more information, including full eligibility criteria.

State of NJ Grant and Loan Programs:

  • Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program: A $5 million grant program with up to $5,000 for businesses of less than 10 employees. Grants from $1,000 to $5,000; non-profits eligible; targeted companies such as retail, restaurants, entertainment and recreation companies and others. No application fees. No homebased businesses. Must have W-2 employees. Up to 10 employees.
  • Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program: A loan program for loans of up to $100,000 with 0% interest for the first five years. It resets for years 6 to 10 at a low interest-rate, capped at 3%. Cover companies and non-profits, no homebased businesses. Personal guarantees required. Business must be in business one year. $5 million or less in annual revenue. Up to $100,000. Must pledge collateral, if available. Minimum credit score of 600. Interest rate will not be adjusted due to credit risk. No application fees initially. Principal payments deferred for 12-18 months.
  • Programs to Mobilize Private Sector and Non-Profit Capital to Support Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak. EDA is working directly with banks as well as the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) to make loans easier.
  • Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Emergency Assistance Grant Program: Up to $1.25 million to fund the program. Each grant up to $500,000 to CDFI institutions.
  • Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund: Up to $10 million to fund the program. For CDFI loan recipients for working capital; up to $75,000 per loan; rates must be lower than 3.75 %; loans not longer than 7 years. Enhances each CDFI to provide loans to companies. NJEDA requests that each CDFI waive all fees.
  • Small Business Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program: Up to $10 million. Micro, small and mid- sized businesses and non-profits. Loans up to $500,000. Guarantee capped at 50% of loan, not to exceed $100,000. NJEDA is in second position. Borrower minimum FICA score 600. No application fees.
  • NJ Entrepreneur Support Program-COIVID-19: Up to $5 million. 80% loan guarantees for working capital, for companies with under $5 million in capital and under 100 employees. Up to $200,000 loan guarantee per company. Other investment restrictions.
  • Credit Delegations to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic: Current loans in portfolio: Three month moratorium up to 12 months of good standing loans; ability to subordinate to additional debt, i.e. working capital; ability to waive late fees; additional provisions.

The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available.

State of New Jersey Website Devoted to COVID-19 Business Concerns:
The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov , will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization.
In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Helpline is now available from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800- JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.


Resources for Workers:

A new site has been set up by the Governor’s Office to help share information with the public regarding the current situation. The "Jobs Portal" shows opportunities for employment, and the data comes from the employers themselves. This can be a good resource for NJ LWD, One-stop’s, Workforce Development Board’s, College staff, businesses, or for anyone who may have been displaced to find a new opportunity.

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal. The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jersians during the outbreak
Please visit the link below for important information on Sick Leave benefits for your employees and business compensation.

Resources for Workers:

Paid Relief for Workers:

Small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing COVID-19-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act).

The act gives businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with up to 80 hours of paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. There are two credits available:

Paid Sick Leave Credit:

For an employee who is unable to work because of COVID-19 quarantine or self-quarantine or has COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis, eligible employers may receive a refundable sick leave credit for sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay, up to $511 per day and $5,110 in the aggregate, for a total of 10 days (up to 80 hours).

For an employee who is caring for someone with COVID-19, or is caring for a child because the child’s school or child care facility is closed, or the child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19, eligible employers may claim a credit for two-thirds of the employee’s regular rate of pay, up to $200 per day and $2,000 in the aggregate, for up to 10 days (up to 80 hours). Eligible employers are entitled to an additional tax credit determined based on costs to maintain health insurance coverage for the eligible employee during the leave period.

Child Care Leave Credit:

In addition to the sick leave credit, for an employee who is unable to work because of a need to care for a child whose school or child care facility is closed or whose child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19, eligible employers may receive a refundable child care leave credit. This credit is equal to two-thirds of the employee’s regular pay, capped at $200 per day or $10,000 in the aggregate. Up to 10 weeks of qualifying leave can be counted towards the child care leave credit. Eligible employers are entitled to an additional tax credit determined based on costs to maintain health insurance coverage for the eligible employee during the leave period.

Using the Credits:

Under guidance that will be released next week, eligible employers who pay qualifying sick or child care leave will be able to retain an amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying sick and child care leave that they paid, rather than deposit them with the IRS.

The payroll taxes that are available for retention include withheld federal income taxes, the employee share of Social Security and Medicare taxes, and the employer share of Social Security and Medicare taxes with respect to all employees.

If there are not sufficient payroll taxes to cover the cost of paid qualified sick and child care leave, employers will be able file a request for an accelerated payment from the IRS. The IRS expects to process these requests in two weeks or less. The details of this new, expedited procedure will be announced next week.

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES):

Summary:

  • $150 billion for state and local governments to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, including an estimated $3.44 billion for New Jersey;
  • Approximately $200 billion for hospitals, health providers, and health research, including expanding funding for the personal protective equipment (PPE) desperately needed including ventilators, N95 masks, gowns, and gloves;
  • $750 million in Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state, local, and tribal grants to help agencies address the public health emergency, including an estimated minimum award of $15 million for New Jersey;
  • $260 billion in expanded unemployment benefits, including an additional $600 per week for the next four months, providing an additional 13 weeks of federally funded benefits, and expanding eligibility to include workers in the gig economy and self-employed workers;
  • Immediate, direct cash payments to lower and middle-income New Jerseyans, $1,200 for each adult and $500 for each child, beginning to phase out at an annual income of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for a household;
  • More than $375 billion in small business relief, including $349 billion for forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees and keep them on payroll; $17 billion for debt relief for current and new SBA borrowers; and $10 billion in immediate disaster grants;
  • $25 billion in aid for transit systems, including an estimated $1.25 billion for New Jersey Transit;
  • Provides $900 million to help low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills, including an estimated $12.4 million for New Jersey;
  • $16 billion to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile;
  • $1 billion for the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic supply chains;
  • $100 million for firefighter grants to provide PPE, supplies, and reimbursements;
  • $1.5 billion to support National Guard Title 32 operations, which move them to state active duty in times of domestic crisis.

Small Businesses: 

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office, which you can locate here.

  • Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans:
  • The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy to snap-back quicker after the crisis. PPP has a host of attractive features, such as forgiveness of up to 8 weeks of payroll based on employee retention and salary levels, no SBA fees and at least six months of deferral with maximum deferrals of up to a year. Small businesses and other eligible entities will be able to apply if they were harmed by COVID-19 between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020. This program is would be retroactive to February 15, 2020, in order to help bring workers who may have already been laid off back onto payrolls. Loans are available through June 30, 2020.
  • What types of businesses and entities are eligible for a PPP loan?
  • Businesses and entities must have been in operation on February 15, 2020.
  • Small business concerns, as well as any business concern, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a 501(c)(19) veterans organization, or Tribal business concern described in section 31(b)(2)(C) that has fewer than 500 employees or fewer employees than established by the relevant industry code.
  • Individuals who operate a sole proprietorship or as an independent contractor and eligible self-employed individuals.
  • Any business concern that employs not more than 500 employees per physical location of the business concern and that is assigned a North American Industry Classification System code beginning with 72, for which the affiliation rules are waived.
  • Affiliation rules are also waived for any business concern operating as a franchise that is assigned a franchise identifier code by the Administration, and company that receives funding through a Small Business Investment Company.
  • What types of non-profits are eligible?
  • All 501(c) (3) non-profits with 500 employees or fewer, or more if SBA’s size standards for the non-profit allows. Please visit https://www.sba.gov/size-standards/ to find out your non-profit’s SBA size standards by number of employees. For example, churches and museums with fewer than 500 employees are eligible. You will need the 6-digit North American Industry Classification Code for your business.
  • Small Business Debt Relief Program:
  • This program will provide immediate relief to small businesses with non-disaster SBA loans, in particular 7(a), 504, and microloans. Under it, SBA will cover all loan payments on these SBA loans, including principal, interest, and fees, for six months. This relief will also be available to new borrowers who take out loans within six months of the President signing the bill into law.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants:
  • These grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19 within three days of applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). To access the advance, you must first apply for an EIDL and then request the advance. The advance does not need to be repaid under any circumstance, and may be used to keep employees on payroll, to pay for sick leave, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions, or pay business obligations, including debts, rent and mortgage payments.
  • What is an EIDL and what is it used for?
  • EIDLs are lower interest loans of up to $2 million, with principal and interest deferment available for up to 4 years, that are available to pay for expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred, including payroll and other operating expenses.
  •  Who is eligible for an EIDL?
  • Small business concerns (including sole proprietorships, with or without employees)
  • Independent contractors
  • Cooperatives and employee owned businesses
  • Private non-profits
  • Tribal small businesses
  • Who is eligible for an Emergency Economic Injury Grant?
  • Those eligible for an EIDL and who have been in operation since January 31, 2020.
  • Counseling & Training
  • If you, like many small business owners, need a business counselor to help guide you through this uncertain time, you can turn to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Women’s Business Center (WBC), or SCORE mentorship chapter. These resource partners, and the associations that represent them, will receive additional funds to expand their reach and better support small business owners with counseling and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. There will soon be a joint platform that consolidates information and resources related to COVID-19 in order to provide consistent, timely information to small businesses. To find a local resource partner, visit https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/. 

Important Links:
 
Borough Clerk's Office
During this difficult and challenging time, administrative duties and services for the Borough must continue. As a small community, we have been accustomed to personal services within the Municipal Offices. In an effort to protect both our staff and residents, the offices have restricted access as well as a rotating schedule. Please know the office staff is available to answer your questions or concerns through email, fax and by calling the respective department. 
 
For those residents who wish to conduct business within the Borough may do so in the Municipal Lobby entrance way. For your convenience, a table has been setup with information, documents and applications. Anyone who wishes to file a form or make a payment may do so by using the secure drop-box located in the lobby. At this time, no cash will be accepted for any department
 
I continue to communicate with local and state agencies for guidance with changes for Elections, Open Public Records, and other mandatory duties I am responsible for administrating. My office will continue to share the responsibility for updates and channeling information for posting to social media as well as designated areas throughout the Municipal Building. 
 
At this time, Regular Council Meetings will take place, as it is imperative to continue to conduct the Business of the Borough of Pompton Lakes. Additional information will be forthcoming as to a media for conference calling providing residents the opportunity to participate.  
Elizabeth Brandsness, RMC
Municipal Clerk/Deputy Administrator
973-835-0143 ext. 238
clerk@pomptonlakes-nj.gov

Upcoming Public Meetings
Borough Council Meeting: April 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Council Chambers)

Meeting information will be posted as it becomes available to the public.

All Board/Committee/Commission Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Garbage and Recycling Cheat Sheet
The Borough of Pompton Lakes would like to inform residents on what is accepted in recycling.

Accepted Materials:
  • Mixed Paper, Office Paper, and Envelopes
  • Corrugated Cardboard (flatten and/or cut into bundles)
  • Telephone Books and Soft Cover Books
  • Glass Food and Beverage Jars (all colors)
  • Aluminum & Metal Beverage Containers
  • Pet Food Cans
  • Milk Jugs and Plastic Beverage Bottles
  • Detergent and Shampoo Containers
  • Juice Boxes & Juice/Beverage Cartons
  • Plastic with #1, #2, or #5 Symbols

Not Accepted:
  • Plastic Bags
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Light Bulbs
  • Aluminum Foil & Baking Pans
  • Drinking Glasses, Dishes, and Broken Window Glass
  • Ceramics and Pottery
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Motor Oil and Anti-Freeze Containers
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Cookie Tins and Bandage Tins
  • Carbon and Waxed Paper
  • Tissue Paper, Napkins, Paper Plates, and Paper Towels
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastics with #3, #4, #6, and #7 Symbols.

Any questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works at (973) 616-5900.
Recycling Center

The Borough Recycling Center is located on Grove Street and is open to all Borough Residents and Businesses. Residents and Businesses must display on their mirror or show the attendant a valid Borough decal or I.D. upon entering the Center. The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 
The Recycling Center offers biodegradable lawn and leaf bags at a cost of $.35 cents per bag. The following materials are accepted at the Recycling Center:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves, Brush & Tree Limbs (max length 8 ft; max diameter 2 inch)
  • Co-mingled Glass, Plastic & Metal Recyclables
  • Aluminum cans - must be separated from other co-mingled recyclables
  • Paper & Cardboard Recyclables
  • Corrugated Cardboard – must be separated from other paper recyclables
  • Electronic Equipment & Computers
  • Metals
  • Waste Engine Oil
  • Car Batteries
 
Tires may be brought to the Recycling Center at a cost of $2.50 per tire without the rim and $5.00 per tire with rim. Propane tanks are not accepted at the Recycling Center.
 
LEAVING MATERIALS AT THE RECYCLING CENTER GATE WHEN THE CENTER IS CLOSED IS CONSIDERED ILLEGAL DUMPING AND PUNISHABLE BY FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.
Recycling No Paper:
March 11 & 25
 
Borough Wide Paper Pickup: March 4 & 18
 
Metal: Every Monday and Thursday
 
Garbage: Please refer to the Borough Calendar for Garbage Collection dates
 
Plastic Film Recycling
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is currently accepting plastic film in the Borough Hall Lobby as the Lobby remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is accepted:
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Bread bags
  • Cereal Liners
  • Ice Bags
  • Amazon Poly Mailers
  • USPS Flat Rate Bubble Mailers
  • Salt Bags
  • Dry Clothing Bags
  • and MUCH MORE!

Help us earn a FREE Community Bench!
Pompton Lakes Library

Digital resources are available with your library card:

All materials currently checked out have had their due dates extended to a minimum of May 15. 

Do not feel a rush to return materials. 

Fines will be waived in May.

Library updates are available at:


If you need help with your library card, need to get one, or have any questions please email the library at pllibrary@pomptonlakeslibrary.org . You may also call at 973-835-0482 and leave a message if no one is able to take your call.

​The book drop is open to return materials, but do not feel a rush to return them.

Community Announcements
Prevention Coalition
The Pompton Lakes Prevention Coalition is hosting TIPS Training on Saturday May 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Pompton Lakes High School, 44 Lakeside Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.
Board of Health
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is offering a well-child clinic for ages birth to 21 years. Appointment is required at (973) 694-1800, ext. 3236.
Board of Health
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is hosting a FREE Hearing Screening on Thursday May 28, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. To register, call (973) 835-0143, ext. 235.
Board of Health
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is hosting an Osteoporosis Screening on Monday May 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. The fee is $10 per participant. Space is limited and appointment is required. To register, call (973) 835-0143, ext. 235.
Free Memory Screening
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is hosting a FREE Memory Screening on Monday June 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m . at the Borough Hall, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. Appointments are required at (973) 835-0143, ext. 235.
Recreation
All Pompton Lakes Recreation Programs and programs at the Pompton Lakes Teen Center are suspended until further notice.
No Solicitation Registration
5-21.12 "No Solicitation" list and "No Solicitation" signs.

A. The Borough of Pompton Lakes shall institute a list of Borough residents who request that solicitors not solicit on their property. The "No Solicitation" list shall be maintained by the Municipal Clerk.
B. Residents of the Borough shall have their name and address added to the list by the Municipal Clerk upon receipt of a written request for such action. Such requests shall be maintained with the list.

C. Prior to any conduct of a solicitation covered by this section, the solicitor receiving a license or permit to solicit shall be provided with a copy of the "No Solicitation" list by the Municipal Clerk with the license or permit, and the licensee or permittee, their employees, agents, assistants or helpers shall thereafter refrain from any solicitation on the properties or to the names set forth on the list.

D. Borough residents and property owners may post "No Solicitation" signs on their property. In such event, no solicitor shall solicit or canvass on such properties.

(1983 Code § 125-31)

The form can be found on the Borough  Website  
Please E-Mail this  form  to the Municipal Clerk at clerk@pomptonlakes-nj.gov

Fax 973-839-8132 or Mail to: Borough of Pompton Lakes, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442, Attention Municipal Clerk

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 973-835-0143 EXT. 275
Trails Committee
Trail Maintenance Events for 2020:

Family Hike Series - 2020:
  • April 19 at 10 a.m. - CANCELLED!
  • Castle Point Loop Trail
  • Skyline Drive Ringwood
  • May 3 at 10 a.m.
  • Appalacian Trail at Pochuck Valley
  • 451 NJ-94, Vernon
  • June 6 at 10 a.m. (Trails Day 2020)
  • South End Trails Pompton Lakes
  • Program to be announced!
  • September 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Demarest Nature Center
  • Wakeless Drive, Demarest
  • November 8 at 2 p.m.
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • New Weiss Center
  • Snake Den Road, Ringwood

Maintenance Days - 2020:
  • Meet at Willow Field Back Parking Lot, bring gloves, hand tools. Trash Bags are supplied.
  • May 9 at 10 a.m.
  • May 31 at 10 a.m.
  • June 14 at 9 a.m.
  • July 12 at 9 a.m.
  • August 16 at 9 a.m.
  • September 26 at 10 a.m.
  • November 19 at 10 a.m.

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Pompton Lakes - STIGMA FREE
Pompton Lakes - Stigma Free!
Why is it important to reduce stigma? 

The World Health Organization ranks mental health conditions, including alcohol and substance use disorders, as the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Nearly one in five U.S. adults
live with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017), yet more than half will not seek treatment. Why? The main reasons cited are shame and fear of judgment from friends, family, and co-workers. In other words, the STIGMA associated with mental diseases-even though it's a disease like any other.

Helpful Tips to Be Stigma-Free:

  • Avoid using disrespectful terms to describe individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders.
  • Avoid blaming people with mental illness or substance use disorders for their afflictions.
  • Be a role model. Treat people with mental illness and substance use disorders with respect and encourage others around you to do the same. 
  • Declare your home or business to be a Stigma-Free Zone.
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Walk for Hope - 2020
Join us for the 2nd Annual Walk for Hopeon Saturday May 30, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Hershfield Park. Together, we walk to reduce the stigma of mental illness and mental health conditions, and substance use disorders. This event is sponsored by the Pompton Lakes High School Health and Wellness Coalition, Pompton Lakes Prevention Coalition, and the Pompton Lakes Stigma Free Task Force.
Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-(800) 273-8255
Veterans Help Line
1-(800) 273-8255
Passaic County Events
Passaic County
Tuesdays at the Plaza is aimed at increasing community involvement in downtown Paterson and educating the public about services provided by Passaic County and local organizations.

The program is organized by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc.

This program is free and open to the public. Funds made possible by a grant from the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council.
Passaic County
First Responders Flash Briefing
Pompton Lakes Police Department
Community ShareCam Program
Community Share Cam is a community safety program instituted by the Pompton Lakes Police Department which allows both residents and businesses to partner with the PLPD in the fight against crime throughout the Borough. Simply by registering YOUR home or business surveillance system with the Pompton Lakes Police, YOU can be an invaluable asset in solving crimes in your neighborhood.
When a crime occurs in your neighborhood, the Pompton Lakes Police will call on YOU and request a copy of YOUR video footage. This footage will help establish leads, identify suspects and save valuable investigative time. All registered camera locations are stored in a secure database and are entered into our Records Management System allowing the PLPD to map out locations of cameras throughout the Borough. Community ShareCam DOES NOT provide the Pompton Lakes Police with direct access to YOUR surveillance system. Residents and businesses will only be contacted by the PLPD in the event of a crime occurring in the area of your camera coverage.
“Pompton Lakes Police Department and you working together as neighbors”

To participate in the Community Share Cam Program register your information using the link below.

For further information contact the Detective Bureau at 973-835-3992

Pompton Lakes Borough Council
Mayor Michael Serra

Council Members
Council President - Ekamon Venin
William Baig, Frank Jaconetta, Terri Reicher, Erik DeLine, Jennifer Polidori

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