County Report
May 2019
Board of Chosen Freeholders
John W. Bartlett Esq.,  Director  - Cassandra "Sandi" Lazzara,  Deputy Director
Assad R. Akhter - Theodore O. Best Jr. - Terry Duffy - Pat Lepore - Bruce James
Passaic County Celebrates Military Appreciation Month
Passaic County celebrates Military Appreciation Month on May 29, 2019 with the annual Veterans Medal Ceremony.

Veterans that served during wartime can register for a Commemorative Veteran's Medal. Registration forms can be downloaded online from . Applicants, please send your completed registration form and a copy of Form DD214 Record of Service and Honorable Discharge to:

Veterans Services, Mr. John Harris
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200
Totowa, NJ 07512

For more information, please email or call (973) 569-4090.
Wednesday, May 29
5:30 PM
Passaic Vicinage Superior Court
71 Hamilton Street
2nd Floor, Ceremonial Courtroom
Paterson, NJ 07505
Passaic County to Host The Moving Wall
Passaic County will honor veterans during Military Appreciation Month as we host  The Moving Wall at Garret Mountain Reservation  from May 9 to May 13. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, built by veteran volunteers for those who do not have the opportunity to go to Washington. 

The Moving Wall will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Veterans will have 24-hour access to the memorial. Special ceremonies and events are also planned:

Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:30 AM - Procession of the Moving Wall to Garret Mountain
6:00 PM - Opening Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019
Viewing All Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 AM - Dedication Ceremony
2:00 - 8:30 PM - Concert at the Park

Sunday, May 12, 2019
12:00 PM - American Legion Memorial Service

Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 AM - Conclusion of the Moving Wall Event
Sheriff Introduces AngelSense Tracking Program
Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik has announced the launch of a new and innovative tracking device for persons with special needs.

AngelSense uses GPS Tracking Technology to help locate and monitor a loved one’s location 24/7, receive instant lifesaving alerts, and even status updates of their arrival and departure to frequently visited locations. The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement office on the East Coast to implement AngelSense.
"As Sheriff, I want to help you keep your loved ones safe. Our department has teamed up with AngelSense, a leader in GPS tracking for special needs," said Sheriff Berdnik. "With their help we will give families security, knowing they will have access to their family member’s location and welfare at all times."
This device offers more than simple tracking. AngelSense is equipped with features like "Unknown Place Alerts", which notify you if your loved one is in an unfamiliar and potentially dangerous place. The "Alarm" feature allows you to activate an alarm on the device to find your loved one in a crowd or when hiding. AngelSense also offers "1- and 2-Way Voice", allowing you to check in with your loved one instantly, no picking up or clicking any buttons.
AngelSense can be attached to clothes discreetly and securely by using a magnetic tool and fasteners. The AngelSense device is connected to a real-time smartphone app and on the web, so you can instantly see the device’s location anytime. AngelSense is available to individuals residing in Passaic County at no cost. 
Visit the Passaic County Sheriff's website to apply for this program. For more information, contact the Community Policing Division at (973) 389-5920.
Passaic County Clerk Offers In-Person Voting for Passaic Municipal Election
The 2019 City of Passaic Municipal Election will be held on May 14, 2019 with polling hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registered voters from the City of Passaic who are unable to get to the polls on Election Day may vote ahead of time in the Passaic County Clerk’s Offices.

Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof is offering extended hours at the County Clerk’s offices located at 401 Grand Street, Room 130 in Paterson, New Jersey on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday 13, 2019.

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our Election Division at (973) 881-4127 or visit our website at .
May 2019 Recycling Events
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale and Education Program
Pick-Up: Saturday, May 11
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Ringwood Public Library Parking Lot
30 Cannici Drive
Ringwood, NJ 07456
The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling is offering discounted prices on Rain Barrels and Compost Bins. Compost Bins cost $54.95 and include free a Rottwheeler Educational Dial. Rain Barrels cost $69.95. To order, please visit Passaic County's online store . Each purchase includes professional instruction on how to compost throughout the day.

Items purchased can be picked up at our Spring Event on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ringwood Public Library parking lot. This event will be held rain or shine.
Computer and Electronics Recycling Event
Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hawthorne Memorial Pool
32 May Street (off Wagaraw Road)
Hawthorne, NJ 07506 
The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling will host a Computer and Electronics Recycling Event, rain or shine, on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawthorne Memorial Pool. This program is free for Passaic County residents with proof of ID.

Materials accepted include TVs, cell phones, computers, printers, ink and toner cartridges, DVDs and players, video games and systems, and more. A complete list of accepted and unaccepted materials can be found on the  Recycling page of our website.
The Office of Solid Waste and Recycling hosts recycling events throughout the year. For more information, please call (973) 305-5738.
Eye Screenings
The Passaic County Department of Health will hold free eye screenings for residents on Tuesday, May 21 in West Milford and Thursday, May 23 in Paterson. Test results will be provided with referral. Referrals made as needed on results of diagnosis. To schedule an appointment, please call the Passaic County Department of Health Services at (973) 881-4396.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
West Milford Health Department
1480 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
Thursday, May 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Center City Mall - P Level
301 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07505 
Summer 2019 Events
The Parks & Recreation Department hosts activities for the whole family in the Passaic County Park System. Check our website for a full list of events coming this summer.