The Boonton Bulletin
December 2021 News & Updates
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Seasonal Reminders

Storms & Power Outages: We have been experiencing a very stormy season. Rain, wind, and hail can lead to power outages. Report power outages to JCP&L here. Track the progress of outage repairs here. Follow the Office of Emergency Management's Facebook page for the most current updates, advisories, and recommendations.

Town Hall Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: Municipal Offices will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve on Thursday, December 24th and December 27th (Christmas Day observed). Curbside garbage collection will take place as usual.

Leaf Pick Up:
Hill Section residents, please put leaves out by Dec 10th for pickup on Dec 11th
recently added:
Flats residents, please put leaves out by Dec 12th for Dec 13th pickup
These are the final leaf pickups for the year
Board, Committee, and Department News

Housing:
Morris Habitat for Humanity and Boonton Form Partnership to Rehabilitate Homes for Families in Need, find details and application here, read the news article in the Morris Focus here. Financial assistance is now available for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied one family houses to assist residents in the removal of unsafe conditions in their dwellings, such as plumbing, heating/energy, electrical, lead-based paint, roof, structural, siding and wall masonry, exterior painting, interior improvements and premise repairs. To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet federally recognized income guidelines

Planning and Zoning:
Reminder: the Town's Spatial Data Logic (SDL) Portal is now live! Boonton residents can use this portal to access and submit forms directly online, request public records, and to keep track of their property's profile with the Town. New users can register here (be sure to choose Boonton Town, NOT Boonton Township). Returning users can login here.

Board of Health:
Flu Shots:
The Town nurse provides flu shots for homebound residents or drop in flu shots for residents ages 3 - 65 years old. Call the nurse to make an appointment, leave a message and your call will be returned with a confirmation. The nurse can be reached at 973-402-9410 ext.627.
Rabies Clinic:
Save the date! The Town is planning a Rabies Clinic for February 5, 2022. More details to follow, information will be posted on the Town website here and shared on the Town's Facebook page.

Kiwanis Ambulance Board:
The Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad ceased operations November 15th. Ambulance services will continue to be provided, see the press release here for details.

Grant Committee:
The Town of Boonton has been awarded a 5-year designation, including an initial $125,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). Pending annual State budget capacity, the Town of Boonton is anticipated to receive up to $125,000 a year for a total of five years to assist with economic and community development.  Read the full announcement here:
Department Highlight: Public Works
Town Wide Holiday Decorations
It's beginning to look festive in town, thanks to the DPW. All the decorations and wreaths you see on town property are placed or coordinated by the DPW, including each piece at Santaland! Every decoration needs to get stored away safely for the year, and then taken out, made beautiful again, placed and secured by the staff at DPW. Thank you for making our town shine!

Have you seen the new 8 foot wreaths on the Darress Theatre and Town Hall? Thanks to DPW for installing them, they really add another level of holiday cheer to the town! A big thank you to Boonton Main Street as well for acquiring these wreaths through grant funding.
Money Saving Equipment
Making the town beautiful is only one small task covered by the DPW. Did you know all pot holes are filled by these town employees? Recently, the DPW purchased a Falcon 4 Ton Asphalt Hot Box and Recycler to better maintain and repair the streets of our town. This versatile piece of equipment can transport cold or hot mix keeping it warm for up to 48 hours during the winter months, making it easier to work with. It also has the ability to recycle unused asphalt chunks and millings. This addition to our service equipment will decrease man-hours and travel time to repair roads.
Leaf Collection
The DPW is still collecting leaves!

Remaining Leaf Pick ups:

Hill Section, have leaves out by Dec 10th
Flats, pick up added, have leaves out by Dec 12th

FINAL PICKUPS, there will not be additional pickups this year.
Employee Highlight
Joan Santucci
Administrative Assistant Public Works

Joan began working for the town in August 2021, replacing an employee who retired. Joan brings professional experience to the DPW, having been previously employed by the Hertz Corporation for nearly 30 years as a Senior Director of Sales Administration. Joan is currently focusing on:
  • Implementing an automated work order system to track tasks and tally hours.
  • Managing all contacts from the public and converting each into a trackable electronic work order.
  • Assisting in procurement, timekeeping, and accounts payable functions.

Joan has been a tremendous addition to the DPW and the town, please welcome her when you call the Department of Public Works.