July 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
The year 2020 continues to bring challenges. On August 4th New Jersey entered into a State of Emergency as heavy rainfall and dangerous winds resulted from Tropical Storm Isaias. The destructive storm triggered fallen trees, damaged branches, downed wires, and toppled telephone poles. Our community experienced electrical power and cable outages.

I, along with emergency officials, monitored the storm and provided residents information as it became available. Our first responders did an excellent job as they always do during emergencies. I would like to express my gratitude to the Police, Fire, OEM, First Aid, DPW, DMK and volunteers who responded and provided assistance - job well done! 

Both the power company, JCP&L and the cable company, Optimum/Altice were negligent in responding to the needs of our community. JCP&L and Optimum lacked in conveying communication as to estimate times as to when the power and cable services would be restored. During the August 12th Council Meeting the Governing Body agreed to take action and file formal complaints.
 
I would encourage residents to prepare for a storm prior to the event. Make sure you have adequate supplies or an emergency preparedness kit - create an emergency plan – means to communicate – identify ways to keep you and your family safe. I would urge residents to refer to the Borough Calendar / Prepare and Recover pamphlet, sign up for Alert Notifications, and connect to social media for information, updates and warnings. 

We continue to navigate through COVID-19 and residents should follow guidelines provided by the professionals, social distance and wear masks. The Borough has a total of 251 cases of the virus and 9 deaths. No new cases have been reported in the last 11 days. Please refer to the Borough Website and Social Media outlets for information regarding COVID testing dates, times and places.

Good news for some of our business owners! Gyms will be permitted to resume on Tuesday, September 1st and restaurants will be permitted to resume indoor dinning as of Friday, September 4th with 25% capacity.  Business owners must adhere to COVID-19 mandates for masks and social distancing. The past several months have been difficult so I would continue to ask all residents to continue to support local businesses.  
  
Some changes to future events:

  • September 6th -- Pompton Day Canceled  
  • September 6th – Fireworks / Hershfield Park
  • September 9th – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony / 6:30pm prior Council Meeting 
  • September 26th – Annual Garage Sale
  • September 27th – River Clean Up

Visit the Borough Website or Facebook for additional information.  

I would like to remind residents as school reopens to drive carefully. The Municipal Building, DPW, Recycling Center and the Library are closed on Labor Day Monday, September 7th -- have a safe Labor Day weekend.

Until next time,

Mayor Michael Serra 

Borough Clerk's Office
Borough offices are opened to the public and a mask is required prior to entering the building. Please be respectful to social distancing. Department staff are also available by telephone or through email. For your convenience and safety, many applications and forms are available on the website, payments for taxes can be made online as well as 24 hour access to a drop box located in the lobby. 

General Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 

As Election Official for the Borough of Pompton Lakes, I will have extended Late Night Voter Registration hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. My office will be opened from 8:00am through 8:00pm. I will continue to post Election information as it becomes available.  

The Passaic County Clerk, Danielle Ireland-Imhof announces updates for Passaic County residents for the 2020 General Election:

On August 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 177 which requires a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election be mailed to every active, registered voter. This Executive Order aims to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Specific changes included in Executive Order No. 177 are as follows:

  • All active, registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot without the need to fill out an application.
  • Ballots will be mailed to voters by Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • Voters will have several options to choose from when deciding how to return their completed ballot:
  • Option 1: Mail your completed ballot to the Passaic County Board of Elections with the postage-paid envelope provided with your ballot.
  • Option 2: Drop your completed ballot in one of the Secure Drop Boxes located throughout Passaic County. Secure Drop Box locations will be determined and announced by the Passaic County Board of Elections.
  • Option 3: Return your completed ballot to your assigned polling place on Election Day.
  • There will be limited polling locations for in-person voting on Election Day. Voters who do not complete their vote-by-mail ballot but instead wish to vote in-person will be provided a paper provisional ballot. ADA accessible voting machines will be available for disabled voters.
  • A notice of assigned polling locations will be mailed to voters, but, sample ballots will not. Sample ballots will be posted for viewing at www.PassaicCountyClerk.org.
  • The voter registration deadline remains October 13, 2020. New Jersey residents who are not registered to vote will have the opportunity to register online on a new system launching September 4, 2020. More details will be shared regarding this system as further information is made available. 

Additional information and announcements regarding the 2020 General Election will be posted at www.PassaicCountyClerk.org. Please direct questions to the Elections Division of the Passaic County Clerk’s Office at (973) 881-4127.

Elizabeth Brandsness, R.M.C.
Municipal Clerk/Deputy Administrator
973-835-0143 ext. 238
clerk@pomptonlakes-nj.gov

Top Stories
Mayor Michael Serra and the Borough Council Encourage Pompton Lakes Residents to Complete the 2020 Census
On behalf of the Borough of Pompton Lakes, I want to inform and implore you to be sure that you respond to the 2020 Census. It is important to the Borough as a whole that the 2020 Census be filled out and returned so you can be properly counted.
How to respond to the 2020 Census:

  • By Phone: 1-(844) 330-2020
  • Online: www.My2020Census.gov
  • Mail in hard copy questionnaire sent to your home

As you likely already know, the federal government is constitutionally required to perform a census every decade to get an accurate picture of the total number of residents in the country, where they reside, and how the government should allocate resources and representatives to properly reflect the current state of the county. Ensuring that Pompton Lakes is accurately counted is important to ensure we receive the proper attention from the federal government to go towards vital programs and services in our community. An inaccurate response would likely mean the loss of federal dollars to our Borough, leading to the likelihood that grants will be reduced or eliminated which otherwise would offset the need to raise taxes to fund improvements for the Borough.

I thank you for your participation and understanding of how important taking the 2020 Census is to the Borough of Pompton Lakes. Please be sure to respond to the Census before September 30, 2020 as Census workers will be done counting by that time.
COVID-19: Governor Slightly Reduces Travel Quarantine Requirement for Visits to U.S. States
Governor Phil Murphy has announced that residents traveling to New Jersey, whether visiting or returning home, from 32 states with high COVID-19 rates must self quarantine for 14 days when they enter New Jersey. That is a slight reduction from a high of 36 states in effect one month ago.
The Governor said quarantining is important to “keep the curve down” in New Jersey, which has been able to reduce the number of new infections and death due to COVID-19.
To offer some guidance to Pompton Lakes residents, here are Frequently Asked Questions for travelers, as provided by the state:

What is the 14-day quarantine travel advisory and how will it work?
Individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.

How are impacted states being identified?
The quarantine travel advisory applies to states identified as having a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents.

What does it mean to quarantine?
Quarantined people may stay at home or another location. If you are quarantined and you become ill, you can seek medical treatment from a healthcare provider.

Am I expected to quarantine in a hotel? Is there somewhere I should quarantine?
Travelers and residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine at home, or a hotel or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care or to obtain food and other essential items.

If I am from one of the impacted states, can I just get a diagnostic test and not self-quarantine?
You may choose to get a diagnostic/virus test, but you must still self-quarantine for 14 days. If you test negative, you are still advised to self-quarantine for 14 days because you remain in the incubation period.

How will the self-quarantine be enforced?
The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. It is expected that individuals will follow the recommendation to self-quarantine.

I am from an impacted state and rented a shore house for a week. What should I do?
You may wish to cancel your reservation and visit at a later date. Contact your travel agent or real estate agent to inquire about any potential cancelation and/or refund.

Are there support services for individuals who are required to self-quarantine?
Contact your local health department or 211 if you need additional information about available support services for self-quarantine.

Is anyone exempt from the travel advisory?
Yes. Individuals who are traveling to New Jersey from impacted states for business are exempted from the application of the travel advisory.

Does the quarantine recommendation also extend to passengers flying to New Jersey on connecting flights that stop in impacted states before arriving in New Jersey?
No. Examples of brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or layovers for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.
COVID-19: Be Wary of Cyber Criminals Seeking to Steal Your Username and Password
Cyber scammers are trying to take advantage of the COVID pandemic by tricking Passaic County residents into divulging their email username and password, warns Passaic County NJ.
Cybercriminals rely on trickery and emotional reactions to bypass your security. A recent phishing email is a great example of how the bad guys try to catch you off guard.
These deceptive emails have a generic subject lines, such as “COVID-19 Notification,” and include many grammatical errors. The message claims, “The pandemic has become a global issue and we’ll be deactivating your email for server propagation.”

Propagation usually refers to making a change to a web domain, like changing the name of a website or moving it to a different server. You may be wondering how those two subjects are related, but the sender doesn’t clarify. Instead the scammers direct you to “confirm non-removal of your email” by clicking the link provided. Do Not Click the Link!
The link in these emails leads to a phony login page that collects your username and password and delivers it to the the wrong person. Don’t fall for it!

Here’s how to stay sharp:

  • Remember to think before you click. This email is both confusing and urgent, which could lead to impulsive clicks.
  • Be wary of emails with spelling or grammatical errors, especially when they supposedly come from a reputable source.
  • Never click on a link or an attachment that you are not expecting. Even if it appears to be from someone in your own organization, the sender’s email address could be spoofed.

Stop Look Think – Don’t be fooled.

Get more information on COVID-19 scams from the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Upcoming Public Meetings
Borough Council Meeting: September 9, 2020 and September 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. Social distancing and masks are required. The meeting is broadcast on the Borough's Local Access TV Station Channel 77 and YouTube.

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:
September 9 & 23
 
Borough Wide Paper Pickup: September 2 & 16
 
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!
Do Not Put Gloves and Masks in Recycling!
IMPORTANT: Please do not put used gloves and masks into recycling! They are NOT considered household recycling and should be properly disposed of as trash (in bags). Thank you!
Pompton Lakes Library
Library Curbside Pickup Instructions
The Pompton Lakes Public Library is offering curbside pickup of library materials.

Curbside Service will be available:

Monday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Items may be placed on hold by telephone, email or online.
Please have your library card number or name ready by phone or provide it in your email.

  • Call: 973-835-0482 or 973-835-5661
  • Email: pllibrary@pomptonlakeslibrary.org,
  • Online: https://palsplus.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/PALSPLUS/? or
  • www.pomptonlakeslibrary.org
  • A library staff member will call or email you when your items are ready for pickup.
  • Arrive at the library and please park in an empty parking spot.
  • Once you are in our parking lot, call the library (973) 835-0482 or 973-835-5661 to let us know that you have arrived and to provide a description of your vehicle. Please have your library card or other ID available.
  • A library staff member will bring your items down in a clean plastic bag. The library staff member will be wearing a mask and gloves. Please wear a mask and stay inside your vehicle. If you open your vehicle’s trunk, we can place the bag inside.

You will only be able to borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other library materials, owned by the Pompton Lakes Public Library. Statewide inter-library delivery service is not available at this time. You may call another library directly to borrow their material.
Materials may be returned in our outdoor book drop. Materials will be quarantined for 3 days. Please note that we are not accepting donations at this time.

The Pompton Lakes Public Library staff members appreciate your consideration and patience.

The Library Building will remain closed until interior updates are completed to provide for the safety of staff and patrons.
Keep Up to Date:

Library updates are available at:


With any questions or if you need help with your library card or if your need to get one.

Digital resources are available with your library card:

  • Hoopla – always on-demand eBooks, audio books, graphic novels, music, movies and TV shows
  • RBdigital – over 3400 digital magazines and 1600 graphic novels.
  • OverDrive – eBooks and audio books

Materials are no longer being automatically renewed as of July 31, 2020. Please return items in book drop. Fines are being waived at this time.

The Pompton Lakes Public Library is now open on Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Community Announcements
Fireworks
The Borough of Pompton Lakes is hosting Fireworks at Hershfield Park on Sunday September 6, 2020 at dusk. 500 people are allowed on the field due to social distancing COVID-19 requirements. All must wear mask and maintain 6 ft. social distancing. Pompton Lakes Residents only. ID’s will be checked. Fireworks to be streamed live on the Borough’s Facebook Page.
Prevention Coalition
The Pompton Lakes Prevention Coalition presents a FREE webinar on SAMHSA's "Talk, They Hear You". This is a prevention campaign that helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. The summer break is always a good time to initiate these conversations with youth. Take advantage of this at home and visit www.pomptonlakes-nj.gov/240/prevention-coalition. Under the "webinars" tab click on "Talk. They Hear You".

Trails Committee
Trail Maintenance Events for 2020:

  • 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.
  • September 26 at 10 a.m.
  • November 19 at 10 a.m.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Announces Education Programs
Our 50th anniversary of Earth Day webinar series is back this fall with a new name- Earth Day Every Day! (Formerly "Earth Day at Home".) Open to the public, these sessions focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. We can all do our part to take actions that make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally-friendly lawn care, to recycling, to conducting a home energy audit. These actions, more than ever, start at home.
Details:

Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension every Monday evening at 6:30pm for this free series starting September 14th. These live, interactive sessions are 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Sessions are provided via Webex.



Register by clicking on the session title. Note you must register individually for each session you want to attend.
Passaic County
Passaic County
Glow House Kids are bringing their fun and unique glow-in-the-dark art program to Passaic County’s parks. This is so much more than a traditional art class – Elisa will be helping develop your child’s confidence and creativity through art. Their inventive program nurtures empowerment in creative play across all domains: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. (Ages 5 & Up)

Presented By: Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Passaic County
Passaic County is hosting various document shredding events:

  • Saturday September 12, 2020
  • Haledon Borough Hall, 510 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, NJ
  • Saturday November 21, 2020
  • The Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ

The collection sites are open from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until the truck is full. The event is rain or shine.

COVID-19 Rules:
  • 1 person per car
  • Must wear a mask
  • 6 ft. social distancing
Accepted Materials:
  • Old checks
  • Bank statements
  • Utility Bills
  • Tax Returns
  • Computer Printouts
  • Medical Information
  • Envelopes, Paper, Newspaper, Letterhead
  • Staples

Unaccepted Materials:
  • Metal binders
  • Plastics
  • Overnight shipping envelopes
  • Carbon paper
  • Any other non-paper items
Passaic County
Passaic County is hosting various computer and electronics recycling events:

  • Friday October 2, 2020
  • Saturday October 3, 2020
  • Passaic County Arts Center, John W. Rea House, 675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ

Collection sites are open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. rain or shine.

COVID-19 Rules:
  • 1 person per car
  • Must wear a mask
  • Stay in car
  • 6 ft. social distancing
Accepted Materials:
  • All types of computer equipment
  • Monitors
  • Hard drives
  • Cell phones
  • Copiers and printers
  • Video Game consoles
  • and much more!

Not Acceptable:
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Washers/Dryers
Passaic County
Passaic County is hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collections for 2020:

  • Saturday September 26, 2020
  • Passaic City Hall, Employee Parking Lot, 333 Passaic Street, Passaic, NJ
  • Saturday October 24, 2020
  • Ringwood Park and Ride, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ
  • Sunday November 22, 2020
  • PCCC Wanaque Campus, 500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ

Proof of Passaic County residence is required upon entry.
Accepted Materials:
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Solvents and Thinners
  • Varnishes and Waxes
  • Corrosives and Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Kerosene
  • Car Batteries
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Flares
  • Oil Filters
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Propane Tanks

Not Acceptable Materials:
  • Explosives
  • Dioxins
  • Electronics
  • Radioactive
  • Latex Paint
  • Tires
  • Silvex
  • Medical Waste
September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Take Action to Provide Support
Every year, millions of people experience thoughts of suicide. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent suicide loss survivors and individuals with suicidal thoughts from talking openly. 

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a reminder for us to take action to prevent suicide and provide support. With the right resources and intervention, individuals can find help or learn how to provide support to others, potentially saving lives. A strong social support system improves overall mental health outcomes and the ability to bounce back from stressful situations.

There are simple things that every person can say or do to help the people in their life who are struggling to get through the tough times.

SUPPORTING OTHERS & HOW TO BE HELPFUL:

Practice active listening. Active listening is different than just hearing what a person has to say. A good active listener puts everything aside and gives their complete attention to the person who is talking; asks open-ended questions to get more details about the topic that is being discussed (ex. “And how did that make you feel?”); and takes moments throughout the conversation to summarize what they’ve been told and make sure they are understanding clearly.

Don’t compare. If a friend or loved-one is going through a tough situation and they come to you for support, you might feel tempted to tell them about something that happened to you and how you were able to get through it. It’s okay to share about similar experiences, but be careful not to compare because it can make someone feel like their pain isn’t valid.

Ask what you can do. It can be tempting to assume what would be helpful to someone who is struggling, but it’s always better to ask them what they need from you. If you ask and get a response like, “nothing, I’m ne,” offer up a few suggestions for things you would be willing to do (without being pushy). 

Keep your word. If you have offered your support to someone and told them you would do something, keep your word. When a person is struggling, the last thing they need is to feel abandoned by someone else. If you absolutely can’t honor your promise, make a sincere apology and find another time that you can do what you said you would.

Don’t judge. To be truly supportive of someone, you need to put your personal opinions and biases aside. They may be struggling because of a mistake that they made, or you may think that they are overreacting, but you will never know what it is truly like to be that person in this moment, and criticism is not helpful to their recovery.

Offer to join them. When someone is going through a time of sadness or uncertainty, their emotions can take over and leave them feeling paralyzed and unable to take care of life’s obligations. Offering to go with someone to help them take care of responsibilities like walking the dog, going to the grocery store, or attending doctor appointments can help them feel a sense of accomplishment and lift their spirits.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Trained crisis counselors are also available 24/7 by texting "MHA" to 741-741. 
First Responders Flash Briefing
Pompton Lakes Police Department
Pompton Lakes Police Department Reminds Residents about Coronavirus Scams
We have recently seen an increase in the number of scams being orchestrated against unsuspecting citizens.

These are despicable people who view the pandemic as a golden opportunity to take advantage of someone. Please stay informed and never blindly give personal information or money to someone that you don't know and trust. If something doesn't seem right, there's a good chance it isn't. You can always call us (973-835-0400) if you have doubts. We have recently seen a number of bail bond scams and COVID stimulus scams.
In the bail bond scams, people will pose as a bail bondsman and indicate that a relative of yours has been arrested and placed in jail. In order for that person to be released, you will be required to post their bail. A courier will then either respond to your home to collect the bail money or ask that you wire it to them. Under no circumstances should you give them any of your money or personal information. We ask that you call the police immediately.
Scammers are also using these stimulus payments to try to rip people off. They might try to get you to pay a fee to get your stimulus payment or they might try to convince you to give them your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number.

Tips for avoiding a Coronavirus stimulus payment scam:

  • Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text, or email.
  • The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or to ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information.
  • You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money.
  • The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.
  • Report scams to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint
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

REMINDER: Complete the US Census!
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The image included in this post is a “QR Code” that can be scanned with a phone camera and will take you directly to the #Census questionnaire. If you do not have access to a phone camera, the other options to respond to the #2020Census are online, by phone, or by mail. The online questionnaire is offered in 12 non-English Languages. Help our community today by filling out the Census!! Complete the Census at 2020CENSUS.GOV.
Contact the Mayor and Borough Council
Michael Serra, Mayor - mserra@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Ekamon Venin, Council President - evenin@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Terri Reicher, Councilwoman - treicher@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Erik DeLine, Councilman- edeline@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
William Baig, Councilman - wbaig@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Frank Jaconetta, Councilman - fjaconetta@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Jennifer Polidori, Councilwoman - jpolidori@pomptonlakes-nj.gov
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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