Bergen County Parks Department Park System Master Planning Process

Bergen County Parks Department initiated a master planning process for the Bergen County Park System. Below is a link that will direct you to the County's website. At the website you can take an online survery and view upcoming Master Planning Public Meeting dates.

However, whether or not you are able to attend any of the meetings, please take the online survey so you can be heard regarding the County Parks. 

Cancellation of December 6 and December 13, 2017 Planning Board meetings

The regularly scheduled work meeting of the Planning Board which was to be held on December 6, 2017 AND the regularly scheduled public meeting which was to be held on December 13, 2017 has been CANCELLED. There are NO applications that have been deemed complete before the Board.

P16-002 East Coast Elmwood Village, LLC., 24 Boulevard, Block 203 Lot 1. Application for a site plan. – will be heard at the work meeting on January 3, 2018

Discussion of potential re-development areas in town – will be heard at a later date still to be determined

Cancellation of November 8, 2017 Planning Board meeting

The regularly scheduled Public Meeting which was to be held on November 8, 2017 has been cancelled. There are NO applications that have been deemed complete before the Board.

Job Opening

LABORER, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – THE BOROUGH ELMWOOD PARK (Bergen County, NJ) is seeking a full-time laborer to work in the Department of Public Works. The work includes leaf/brush collection, road work, grounds maintenance, buildings maintenance, public work projects, snow plowing, sewer and water operations and repairs, operation of heavy equipment, and general maintenance of the Borough.  Must possess a NJ driver’s license, CDL B license preferred. Starting salary is $33,000 with excellent benefit package. Please send a cover letter and resume to Keith Kazmark, Borough Clerk, 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 29, 2017. No phone calls please. EOE.

Phishing Emails


It has come to our attention that residents are receiving “phishing emails” that are made to look like they are coming from Borough employees.


If you receive an email that appears to be coming from a Borough employee asking for money or personal information you should delete it. If you are corresponding via email with a Borough employee, please feel free to contact that employee by phone to confirm the email was in fact from them if you feel the email is questionable.

New Speed Limit on East 54th Street


At the September 21, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council, Ordinance #17-29 was adopted.


This ordinance reduces the speed limit on

East 54th Street to 25 m.p.h.


As of today, all signage on the entire length of East 54th Street has been updated to reflect the new speed limit.




Elmwood Park Police Department participates in "Project Medicine Drop" initiative

The Elmwood Park Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.

Street Sweeping Pilot Program

Please be advised that the

Street Sweeping Pilot Parking Program in


your area will be


effective October 16, 2017.


The Mayor and Council will now review

reports from our Public Works Department

and our Police Department and assess the

value of this program.


Please send any feedback you may have about

the success or concerns regarding the pilot

program to our

Municipal Clerk, Keith Kazmark at:

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

Subject Line:

Street Sweeping Pilot Program Feedback


Important information about your drinking water (8/28/17)

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) MCL have returned to compliance in the Elmwood Park Water System

This communication is a follow-up to our previous notification regarding elevated levels of TTHMs in the Elmwood Park system.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results from June 2017 show that our system was in compliance with the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHMs. 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 (LRAA). The LRAA at the DPW Garage on Slater Drive, (where the previous exceedence occurred) for June was 73 ug/L well below the MCL.

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.

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. The EPA has established conservative national testing standards and schedules that are intended to protect the public and to provide water utilities with sufficient data to respond to variations in water quality and to keep the public informed.

[*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

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Upcoming Events

18 Dec 2017
07:00PM -
Library Board Meeting
18 Dec 2017
07:30PM -
Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
20 Dec 2017
07:30PM -
Bd of Adjustment
21 Dec 2017
08:00PM -
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
22 Dec 2017
Borough Offices Close at Noon