Elmwood Park Borough (Pop. 20,295) is seeking an experienced and qualified leader to serve as the Business Administrator. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate organizational, communication, management and leadership skills along with a proven record of successful collaboration and community engagement. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of career experience in a high-level administrative position with a municipality or comparable public institution.  The candidate should reside within a reasonable distance from Elmwood Park and must be able to demonstrate knowledge of municipal budgeting and the local public contract law, employment contract negotiations/collective bargaining, human resources/personnel management, Civil Service Commission rules and regulations, managing large scale projects, grant management and general public administration. The candidate should be capable of detailed financial and organizational analysis and reporting of same in a concise and coherent manner to the Mayor and Council.   The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a professional manner with the public, colleagues and the Governing Body is critical.  Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook. The candidate would preferably be knowledgeable of the statutory duties of the Municipal Clerk. Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) certification is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree, MPA or MBA preferred.  Certifications such as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) and/or Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) preferred, but not required. The Borough of Elmwood Park is governed by the Mayor and six Council Members under the traditional “Borough” form of government.  The Business Administrator position is sought to be filled immediately pending selection of a successful candidate to permanently fill the position on either a full-time or part-time basis. Applicant must include preferred salary. Please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, five years of salary history and four professional references to Deputy Municipal Clerk Barbara Dispoto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of business day October 10, 2018.  Mark subject line “Borough of Elmwood Park – Municipal Clerk/Business Administrator Search”.  Salary DOE/DOQ.  The Borough of Elmwood Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Important information about your drinking water - August 2018

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.

Community advisement from the Chief of Police regarding car burglaries

Please be advised that between April 1, 2018 until August 24, 2018, the Elmwood Park Police Department has investigated fifty-two (52) burglaries to automobiles. After review of the Investigative Reports, the burglaries are occurring across a wide area from Rosedale Avenue to Stone Avenue between the hours of 01:00 until 05:00. It should be noted that in all instances, the vehicles were left unlocked.

A Message from the Elmwood Park Fire Prevention Bureau

To help ensure the safety of all residents and property, there are fire safety codes that all must adhere to. When a new occupant moves into an apartment, private residence, or business, the property must be inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau to ensure all fire safety codes are met.

Elmwood Park’s Interim Fire Official offers a good general reminder for all residents:
Make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are placed in proper areas (in hallway near bedrooms, on first floor away from kitchen, at bottom of stairs of the basement and if there is any storage in attic). Test all alarms weekly and change detectors’ batteries when you change your clocks. Location requirements can be found in the forms under “Residential Smoke-CO-Fire Extinguisher Requirements”

As winter approaches and barbecue season ends.  DO NOT store propane tanks inside the house or garage.  They should be stored and secured outside at least 5 feet away from a window, door or structure.  NEVER store them in a trunk of a car or closed van.  

The holiday season is just around the corner and many of our homes and businesses will be decorated.  Make sure that all wiring and accessories do not overload your electrical outlets.  Limit the use of extension cords.  Every electrical device must be UL listed with a label on them or don't use them.

Keep all combustible materials far away from a heat source or open flame.

Never leave lit candles unattended ... EVER!

If you have not change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries recently, DO IT NOW, and do it every time you change clocks.

Business owners and property managers:

Contact the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221 for a Knox Box application, at this time you need a signed application form the fire official, but soon you will be able to order directly on line.  These boxes are mounted on the exterior of the building and contain entry keys for fire department access; they are required by local ordinance.

For additional information or concerns about fire safety, call the Interim Fire Official at 201-796-1457 x221.

Message from the Tax Assessor's Office

 Property inspections will begin regarding any home in which a building permit has been taken out in 2017 and 2018. This inspection process also applies to any permits that were taken out in 2016 that have not yet been inspected.
Information regarding the inspector is on file with the Police Department, Tax Assessor and Borough Clerk's Office.
To confirm if an inspector is in fact working on behalf of the Borough, call any of the following numbers with the name of the inspector from his ID, and we will be happy to confirm.
Police Department 201-796-0700 ext 116
Tax Assessor 201-796-1457 ext. 220
Borough Clerk 201-796-1457 ext. 600

Update of Road Construction Market St and Mola Boulevard:

Message from the Elmwood Park Police Department

Weather permitting, starting either Thursday June 28th or Friday June 29th the contractor will be detouring all Market Street westbound traffic onto Mola Boulevard northbound, the detour will continue westbound on Van Riper Ave where thru traffic will be able to continue onto Market St.


Market St eastbound traffic will continue eastbound on Market St but will be shifted into the westbound lanes.


Local Market St. traffic will be able to access all of the Market St. businesses by using Pine St, Beech St, Church St, and Chestnut St.


The detour will be in place only during the contractors work hours and the duration is estimated to take approximately 5 or 6 days.

Road Construction

Please be advised that starting Monday, June 25, 2018, the County of Bergen will begin their project to widen the intersection of Market Street and Mola Boulevard.
The project is estimated to take approximately 5 months.
Please plan accordingly.

Red Cross Emergency App

The Red Cross has an app that offers severe weather and emergency alerts.

Download for Free by texting GETEMERGENCY to 90999 or search "Red Cross Emergency" in the Apple or Google Play store.

Yard waste cannot be contaminated with other garbage

Please be advised that yard waste cannot be contaminated with other garbage. This includes paper and plastic. Yard waste contaminated with garbage puts the Borough at risk of being assessed penalties.Please be advised that yard waste cannot be contaminated with other garbage. This includes paper and plastic. Yard waste contaminated with garbage puts the Borough at risk of being assessed penalties.

We have received communication from the dump site along with the pictures which are listed below and advised of impending fines if it continues.

Please be mindful not to mow over litter or incorporate it into the yard waste. If the DPW sees that yard waste is contaminated, they have been directed to leave the yard waste so that the resident can remove the garbage and place it back out the following week.

contaminated yard waste

contaminated yard waste

contaminated yard waste

Request for Proposals for Library Construction Manager (posted 6/1/18)


Date Issued: June 1, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that sealed Proposals will be received by the Elmwood Park Public Library, for the Position of LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION MANAGER for the Elmwood Park Public Library Renovation Project. All Proposals will be opened publicly and read aloud on the Return Date and Time.

Return Date & Time: June 20, 2018, 11:00 AM

Return To:
Keith Kazmark, RMC/CMC/MMC
182 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

The Elmwood Park Public Library is soliciting proposals for the position of Library Construction Manager to provide professional services to the Elmwood Park Library Board Renovation Project. Elmwood Park Library Board may select one or more Library Construction Managers for the provision of these services based upon a fair and open process, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et. seq. and in accordance with the Resolution previously adopted by the Mayor and Council to secure such services through a fair and open process. In order to have a proposal considered by the Elmwood Park Library Board, an interested party must provide evidence that he/she satisfies the minimum requirements, as set forth in Section III of this document and that he/she otherwise complies with the proposal requirements set forth in the Borough of Elmwood Park’s REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS section of the Borough’s web site.

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Upcoming Events

20 Sep 2018
08:00PM -
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
24 Sep 2018
07:30PM -
Recreation Advisory Board
26 Sep 2018
07:00PM -
Homeowners Association Meeting
26 Sep 2018
07:30PM -
Board of Adjustment
03 Oct 2018
07:30PM -
Planning Board Work Mtg