Welcome from Mayor Robert Colletti

Elmwood Park Mayor Robert CollettiAs Mayor of Elmwood Park, it is my pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome. Whether you are a new resident, business, or visitor, I look forward to sharing the amenities our town has to offer. We are constantly moving forward with new plans, projects, and initiatives to improve our quality of life. I encourage you to become involved in our future, and will always appreciate your input. For more information please check out our website, and should I be able to offer any assistance, my door is always open.

Mayor, Robert Colletti

Suspension of Municipal Court sessions (3/26/20)

Municipal court sessions are suspended until Monday, April 27, 2020 in order to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19.

For this extended period, individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, a minor local ordinance violation, or other matter should instead await notice of a new court date.

Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.

Due to the municipal court building being officially closed, no in-person payments can be accepted at the court window.

Defendants may also continue to mail in payments but be advised that court staff may have limited access to the court office to process those payments.

To contact the Elmwood Park municipal court office by telephone, please call 201-796-1457. You may also contact the court office via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For updated information, visit the New Jersey Judiciary’s website at www.njcourts.gov.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

Letter from Mayor Colletti to residents - 3/27/20

March 27, 2020

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

Borough Officials are working behind the scenes, doing whatever is necessary, to support our professionals and department heads who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 crisis.

A top priority of the Governing Body was to explore options as to how the Borough can assist families that may feel the financial strains of dealing with the collateral issues that this pandemic has caused.

I was able to connect with the owner of Wendy's, located at 231 Route 46 West in Elmwood Park. The owner made a very generous donation to the Borough by providing us with $1,000.00 in food coupons that he will honor at his restaurant for those families that are struggling to make ends meet.

We reached out to our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Anthony Iachetti, and will be disseminating these coupons to families within the Borough's school district through his assistance. Those families that the school district feels can use the assistance most will be contacted by school officials.

Additionally, the Governing Body, Resident's Assistance Program, Elmwood Park PBA Local 185 and the Elmwood Park Police Department are currently working on a second outreach program that will be announced on Monday, March 30th as we are still working on its final components.

The Borough of Elmwood Park would like to thank Wendy's for their generous donation to the residents of Elmwood Park.

Please stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,
Robert Colletti,  Mayor
Borough of Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park Police Department launches new online reporting service for residents

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In rapid response to the Coronavirus public health crisis, over the weekend the Elmwood Park Police Department quickly implemented a new online reporting system to help keep their officers, and the public, safer.

Called the Citizen Online Reporting System ("CORES"), the new web portal at www.elmwoodparkpd.com gives residents the ability to do online filing of certain criminal incident reports, property check requests, and alarm system registrations.

Letter from Mayor Colletti to residents - 3/24/20

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

As the number of cases of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to grow, I want to reassure our residents that the Borough of Elmwood Park is taking this situation seriously. The health and safety of you, your family, and our employees remains our top priority.

Our professionals continue to serve the community day in and day out to ensure that you are protected and that the Borough continues to function effectively.

  • Previously, all public schools in Bergen County were closed until further notice.
  • In order to protect our Borough employees, as well as those coming into Borough offices, Borough Hall and all Borough offices will be closed to the public. Until further notice, Borough staff will be working on a modified staggered work schedule. The Police Desk, on the first floor of Borough Hall, will be open to the public. We encourage you to e-mail us or call the Borough at 201-796-1457 for assistance. Many of our services are available online, through the Borough website.
  • Borough Recycling and Garbage collection will continue as scheduled.
  • All Building Department inspections have been postponed, except for new construction outdoor inspections or total renovation of houses where no one is living in the house. All Building Department business will be conducted by appointment only by calling 201-796-1457 Ext: 204.
  • All non-essential Borough Board and Committee meetings have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Public Library is closed until further notice.
  • Municipal Court - Persons scheduled to appear in the Elmwood Park Municipal Court to contest a parking or traffic ticket or violation of an Elmwood Park ordinance from March 16-27, 2020 should not appear and should await a notice of a new court date.
  • All recreational programs at the Elmwood Park Recreation Center have been cancelled until further notice.
  • The Senior Center is closed until further notice.
  • The Recreation Center is closed to the public.
  • All school and recreational sports, including practices, have been cancelled. All public and Board of Education recreational fields, school grounds, tennis and basketball courts, and playgrounds within the Borough are closed. All organized sports activities scheduled on all municipal and Board of Education parks/fields, as well as recreational activities run by the Borough of Elmwood Park or Board of Education, are hereby postponed until further notice.

All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

Sincerely,
Robert Colletti, Mayor
Borough of Elmwood Park

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