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Mayor & Council Unofficial February Meeting Highlights

February 8, 2023

  • Mayor & Council honored the Northern Valley Old Tappan Marching Band in the Senior Center for their US Bands 2A National Championship in 2022

  • Councilman Sokoloski sworn in

  • Barsa Insurance Agency approved as Risk Management firm for the Borough

  • Northvale acts as lead agency for Riverside Coop (road paving coop consisting of multiple Boroughs and Townships in the area) – Agreement authorized for Colliers Engineering to be engineering firm for the coop and bid solicitation for road paving authorized.

  • Professional services contracts approved for all of the professional firms approved by the Council in January

  • Architect proposal authorized for installation of ADA compliant doors at Borough Hall entrance.

  • Ordinance passed amending the membership titles and employee quantities for the Department of Public Works.

  • Ordinance passed for state-mandated requirement of all businesses and rental units to produce a certificate of insurance to the Borough annually.

  • Council President McMorrow reported that a fundraiser for the Northvale Preschool is taking place on Monday February 13th at Cassie’s in Orangeburg – 20% of proceeds on all orders donated to preschool – need to mention you’re supporting Northvale Preschool

  • Northvale Ambulance Corps offering CPR class to Recreation coaches

  • Borough awarded grant for dog park installation at Veterans Park. Matching grant of $26K. Park needs to be installed by end of 2024

  • Neglia Engineering has been working with O&R and the streetscape contractor to have the lights functioning on the streetscape lights installed on Paris Ave. Hope to be on by end of week.

  • Walk with the Mayor & Council kicks off Health & Wellness campaign in the Borough on Sat March 18th at Hogan Park at 11 am coinciding with National Nutrition Month. Shop Rite will be there as well presenting healthy foods and recipes.

  • Open Mic night on 2/28 is an invitation to the public to voice opinions and questions regarding the consideration of amending the Borough’s ordinance to permit growing and manufacturing of cannabis in the industrial area. No retail sales or dispensaries permitted whatsoever.

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