Future alterations to municipal buildings

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

In anticipation of being able to reopen our Borough buildings, at some point, hopefully in the near future, we will be taking steps towards making our building safer for our employees and residents. This will include making minor alterations to our facilities.

Some of the changes will be as follows:

  • Adding protective plexiglass barriers in offices that interact with the public, where barriers do not currently exist.
  • Adding additional automatic hand sanitizer stations throughout our buildings.
  • Installing automatic light switches.
  • Change out high point touch areas in bathrooms, such as sinks, hand dryers, toilets and paper towels dispensers, to motion activated fixtures.

In the meantime, while still closed to the public, our offices are still operating. If you need assistance from any of our departments, please call Borough Hall at 201-796-1457.

Please see a list of extensions below:

  • Mayor's Office: Ext. 224 or 106
  • Borough Administrator: Ext. 104
  • Borough Clerk: Ext. 202
  • Building Department: Ext. 601
  • DPW/Recycling/Garbage: Ext. 450
  • Tax Office: Ext. 602
  • Fire Prevention: Ext. 221
  • Tax Assessor: Ext. 605
  • Police Desk: Ext. 116
  • Chief of Police: Ext. 107
  • Municipal Court: Ext. 603
  • Recreation: Ext. 350

Mayor Robert Colletti

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

Message from Mayor Colletti - 5/1/20

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

It is with great disappointment that I report that after consulting with the Veteran’s Committee, we have no other choice but to cancel this years Memorial Day Parade. As it stands, the Governor’s Executive Order would make it impossible to have an event such as a parade.

Our plan is to have some sort of organized ceremony, once the Executive Order is lifted or relaxed, to honor our veterans, who bravely and honorably gave their lives for our great country.

On a more positive note, I have been collaborating with the Borough Administrator/Police Chief to formulate a plan to re-open our Borough Parks starting this Monday, May 4th.

We would have like to have had them open and ready for Saturday, but due to some logistical issues, it won’t be possible until Monday at around noon.

In the meantime, our County Park, Artesian Fields is open, effective Saturday, as per the Governor’s order.

Please do your best to enjoy what appears to be a beautiful weekend, weather-wise.

Stay safe and God Bless you and your family.

Mayor Robert Colletti

Notice re. third quarter taxes

For the first time in over 26 years, the Borough of Elmwood Park was advised by the Division of Local Government Services, Local Finance Notice # 2020-07 dated March 20, 2020, to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter tax period due on August 1, 2020.For the first time in over 26 years, the Borough of Elmwood Park was advised by the Division of Local Government Services, Local Finance Notice # 2020-07 dated March 20, 2020, to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter tax period due on August 1, 2020.

The Corona Virus has affected state government as well as local governments in a way never seen before. Your tax bill is computed using a assessed value of your home multiplied by a factor. The factor is comprised of Municipal Government Budget, County Municipal Government, Local Library Budget, County Open Space.

The Average Home owner’s estimated tax bill due August 1, 2020 is comprised as: for example 330,000 assessed value of a home

  • County Tax: 330,000 x .27 = $891.00
  • County Open Tax: 330,000 x .01 = $33.00
  • District School Tax: 330,000 x 1.79 = $5,907.00
  • Library Tax: 330,000 x .04 = $114.00
  • Local Municipal Tax: 330,000 x .92 = $3,036.00

Which means the home owner tax bill estimated to pay the Borough will be 9,981.00. The home owner would take the February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 tax stubs, add them up, and would equal (in the example of 330,000 average assessed value, $9,981.00).

Once the State of New Jersey adopts their budget, only then, will the state release its rates to the Bergen County Board of Taxation, in turn, which will certify Elmwood Park's actual "rate: i.e. factor. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Tax Office at 201-796-1457 Ext: 212.

Thank you,

Roy Riggitano
CFO, Borough of Elmwood Park

Information regarding unemployment benefits and stimulus checks

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

We would like to share some information regarding unemployment benefits and stimulus payments. Please see updates below:

$600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC)

* If you are currently collecting unemployment: Residents already collecting unemployment will begin to see their $600 supplemental unemployment benefit arrive April 14 (for the week of March 29th). It will be a separate payment from your regular unemployment benefit, and will continue through July 25.

* New filers: You also will be eligible for the additional $600/week; it will be retroactive to the week of March 29th.

Freelancers, gig workers, independent contractors: While we wait for federal guidelines, we encourage you to apply for unemployment now. Your claim likely will be denied, but your ineligibility for regular unemployment is a prerequisite for receiving benefits due to COVID-19. Additional details will be posted online as they become available. Please visit myunemployment.nj.gov.

Stimulus Payments

Beginning April 14th, the government will send out the first economic stimulus checks of up to $1,200 to eligible taxpayers, beginning with people who have direct deposit set up with the IRS. You'll be able to track your payment with the IRS, through a tool called Get My Payment that the agency will have on its website this week, the IRS.

The IRS will turn on an online tracking tool called Get My Payment by April 17. This online tracking portal will show the status of your payment, including the date it's scheduled for deposit into your bank account, or mailed out to you.

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