February 18, 2017


Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) MCL Violation at the Elmwood Park Water System

Our water system recent violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation. 

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results from March 2016 through December 2016  show that our system exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHM at one location.  The standard for TTHM is 80 ug/L.  It is determined by averaging all samples collected from each location for the last 12 months also known as the Locational Running Annual Average. The Locational Running Annual Average at the DPW Garage on Slater Drive, for January thru December 2016 was 82.6 ug/L.

What should I do?

  • There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

  • If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about drinking this water.

What does this mean?

This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours. 

TTHM are four volatile organic chemicals which form when disinfectants react with natural organic matter in the water.

[*People who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have increased risk of getting cancer.]

What is being done?

Additional hydrant flushing of the water system is being conducted by the DPW to reduce TTHM concentrations.

For more information please contact Robert De Block at 973-998-9100 at De Block Environmental Services, LLC, PO Box 675 Woodland Park, NJ 07424

“Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.”

This notice is being sent to you by the Elmwood Park Water System, PWSID# NJ0211001


Elmwood Park Tax Sale - March 28, 2017

Borough of Elmwood Park

182 Market Street

Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07407

                                                                                                                                                                Tax Collector


                                                                                                                                                                201-796-1612 Fax

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The Elmwood Park Tax Sale will be held on March 28, 2017

at 10:00 A.M. in the Municipal Building;  

All Persons must be pre-Registered to be eligible to bid.

To request information concerning the sale and a Registration form

Interested parties may contact the Tax Collector at

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Return the Registration form to me via email in the

original Excel format to enter your registration.

Once the Advertisement has been published in the Record

A copy of the Property Listing

will be available on this website

          A copy of the prospective sale items, updated weekly will be sent to Registered Bidders; below is a Fact Sheet and a copy of the procedures for conducting this Sale.

                                                                            Thank you,

                                                                             Frank J. Santora; C.T.C.

                                                                                                Tax Collector  

In Answer to your inquiry Municipality                                             Elmwood Park Borough

County                                                      Bergen

Collector’s Name                                    Frank J Santora

Office Location/Mailing Address         182 Market St

                                                                   Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Phone/Fax                                                201-703-2221

                                                                   201-796-1612 Fax

Email                                                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Hours:                                           Mon-Fri

9:00AM – 4:00PM

Tax Sale                                                     March 28, 2017     10:00AM

Calendar or Fiscal                                     Calendar   Standard Sale

6% Year End Penalty                               NO

Advertised in                                             The Bergen Record

Software                                                    Edmunds

Other charges in Sale                                None

Priors in Current Sale                               Will announce at sale

Method of Payment Accepted                            Certified Check, Money Order,

                                                                   NO WIRE TRANSFERS

Large amounts of cash will not be accepted

          Cash will only be accepted to complete payments of amounts under $100.00

          EXAMPLE         LIEN SOLD                           5,385.17

                                      CERTIFIED CKS                  5,300.00

                                      CASH                                          85.17


          I have provided all information concerning My Tax Sale

          Have you provided all of your contact information?

           If not, PLEASE do so.

In addition, I would prefer that successful Lien purchasers use the Lien Bidder’s information form that I provide when tendering payment. It contains the required Notice of Disclosure and presents Purchaser information in a uniform manner, thereby maximizing efficiency and reducing the prospect of errors

Thank you


Elmwood Park Tax Sale 2017


This is a Registered Sale. If you are not Registered by Noon, March 23, 2017

You will not be allowed to bid.

* Please turn off or make silent all Cell Phones, Beepers, etc.   NOW

* Bids will be accepted from all responsible parties. Bids are to be received in percentages starting at 18% per annum and work downward to 0 %. All bids are to be in full percentage points only, fractional bids will not be accepted.

* Items with prior liens will be announced. You may bid on items with existing liens.

* Should the bid reach 0 %, Premium bids will start at $100.00 and increase in     $100.00 increments until the lien on the property is sold.

* Notation will be made of bidders’ names & bids at the striking of each property.

Winning Bidders: Hold up the folder bearing their names at the end of each bid.

* Items not bid on will be sold & struck to the Municipality at 18%

* After all properties have been announced and sold, the sale will be recessed until after settlement. Successful bidders will proceed to the Tax office for settlement.

* The collector will calculate the amounts owed by the respective bidders

* Payment must be in guaranteed funds, Certified Check or Money Order only, unless prior arrangements have been made. We do not accept Wire Transfers

Separate checks are required for Premiums.

Cash will NOT be accepted. There are 4 Major Banks in the area


* If any properties are not settled by 1:00PM, the Sale will be Continued.

          If you wish to be included in the continuation, leave contact info with collector

* Successful bidders failing to complete purchase will be banned from future sales.

* The Tax Collector reserves the right to adjourn the sale of any individual piece of property from day to day or from week to week in accordance with New Jersey Statutes.

* If you do not fully understand these proceedings, do not bid or comment during the sale.

* Order shall be maintained throughout the proceedings, The Tax Collector has the right to have removed from the room any person or persons who are, in the collector’s opinion, disruptive or unable to comply with the directions pertaining to the conduct of the sale. Anyone deemed to be disturbing this proceeding will be removed at the discretion of the Tax Collector.



Elmwood Park Library Survey

Let your voice be heard by completing a Library survey and returning it to the library or emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request for Qualifications and Proposals 2017 - posted 12/14/16

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:45A-20.5, et. seq. referred to as the New Jersey Pay to Play Law, the Borough of Elmwood Park, County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, hereby solicits its proposals for the award of contracts for the following "Professional Services" for the 2017 calendar year:

Rescheduling of Mayor & Council meeting

The December 1, 2016 regular public meeting of the Elmwood Park Mayor and Council has been changed to Wednesday, November 30.

Statement from Council President / Acting Mayor Louis R. Vuoncino

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

Let me begin by again extending my heartfelt condolences to the Mola Family on the loss of our Mayor, Richard A. Mola.

Few can imagine a consecutive 45 year career as Mayor, but Mayor Mola accomplished that through his constant hard work and provided incredible service to our Borough. He will certainly be missed by all of us, but his legacy and dedication will be remembered always.

Cancellation of November 2016 Planning Board meetings

Both the regularly-scheduled work meeting which was to be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and the regularly-scheduled public meeting which was to be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 have been cancelled. There are no pending applications before the Board.

Changes to 2016 meeting schedule of the Mayor & Council

The November 3, 2016 regular public meeting of the Mayor and Council has been canceled.

The November 10, 2016 work session will begin at 7:00PM, followed by a public meeting at 8:00PM.

Statement on the passing of Mayor Richard A. Mola

It is with great sadness and deep respect that we report the passing of long-time Elmwood Park Mayor Richard A. Mola.

Mayor Mola was a pillar of this community, serving as Mayor for 45 years. His caring nature for the people he served and dedication to the Borough he loved so much will be greatly missed.

On behalf of the entire Borough of Elmwood Park, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Mola family during this difficult time.

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