Borough of Lincoln Park News for September 2018  

e-mail Mayor David Runfeldt


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Chris Herren


Clerk Services

Borough Clerk's Office:

Cindi Sloane, Municipal Clerk, RMC CMR
Courtney Fitzpatrick, Dep. Muncipal Clerk, RMC CMR

  • October 1:  Council Work Meeting

  • October 15: Council Regular Meeting

Statewide Vote by Mail Law

A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August drastically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election. 

One of the changes involves how a voter can apply for a Mail-In Ballot. Before the change in the law, a voter had three options on the application. The voter could opt to receive a Mail-In Ballot for one election, all elections in one calendar year, and all future general elections.

Now, a voter has only two options for voting by mail. A voter can request a Mail-In Ballot for one election or for all elections every year until the voter opts out in writing. Voters can download the updated Vote by Mail application here.

Most importantly, all voters who requested and received a Mail-In Ballot during the 2016 General Election are now due to receive a Mail-In Ballot for the 2018 General Election and all future elections unless they have opted out by returning a form that was mailed to those voters in early September.

Please click here to download a form that you may complete and either e-mail, fax or mail to opt out of receiving a Mail-In Ballot for all future elections, following the upcoming General Election.

It is important to remember that, according to State law, any voter who receives a Mail-In Ballot will not be permitted to vote on a voting machine on Election Day. Voters will either have to utilize the Mail-In Ballot they receive or vote on a paper provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day.

QUESTIONS on the Vote by Mail process or about the new law?? Contact the Elections Division at 973-285-6066  or MorrisCountyClerkElections@co.morris.nj.us



Rick Beyer - Director of Public Works

2018 Recycling Calander

CONTACT US with questions about your Route # or any other concerns 973-694-6100 #2058


Recycling Collection Requirements have changed.  Please be sure to review the list of acceptable and non-acceptable material.  
Please do not put your recyclables in plastic grocery bags or clear garbage bags.  When in doubt, please throw it out! 

Brush Collection / All Routes  -  October 11 for all routes

Please refer to the Recycling Calendar for detailed collection information on brush, grass and bulk.   All brush and branches shall not exceed 3 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 ft long and must be tied and/or bundled in manageable 1-man piles with stick ends facing in one direction. Brush should be placed at the curb line NOT in the roadway or on sidewalks. 

Final Bulk Collection Dates for 2018:

  • Route #1:  October 1
  • Route #2:  October 15
  • Route #3:  October 29

Leaf Collection

Pick-up will begin, the first week of October. Leaves must be bagged in paper bio-degradable leaf/lawn bags, or in a barrel clearly marked free of any garbage or other debris.  (Bags or barrels should not exceed 50lbs). Leaf bags should be put to the curb no later than 24hrs before scheduled pickup. Bags will be available the first week of October, at 34 Chapel Rd in the finance department. The first bundle of 25bags will be free, the second bundle will be a $12. (Limit to two bundles per Property)    

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Town Shred-It Day - October 27

Town Shred it Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at 370 George Cobb Ln. (DPW Recycling Yard), form 8am - 12noon. 
*A limit of 30 lbs. will be shredded for free while you wait.* Questions or more information contact Alexis D’Ambrosia at Adambrosia@bolp.org or (973)-694-6100 ext. 2058



Recycle Coach: Whether it’s remembering to take out the trash or figuring out what you can and can’t recycle, we’ve got you covered. We worry about your garbage and recycling so you don’t have to. The Borough of Lincoln Park has partnered up with a new program called recycle coach!   Visit the Recycling page of our website for more information or click to read more....


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Municipal Court

Ashley Fritz
Court Administrator

Andrew M. Wubbenhorst
Municipal Judge

Kim Kassar




Stay Fit with LP Recreation:

Current classes:
  • Yoga:  Monday Evenings in the Community Meeting Room of the Municipal Complex                                                     
  • Zumba:  Tuesday Evenings in the PAL Gymnasium of the PAL Bldg / Community Center                                                              
  • Cardio and Strength Training:  Thursday Evenings in the Meeting Room of the PAL Bldg / Community Center                                                                 
October Calendar of Events
visit the LP Library at 12 Boonton Tpke or visit their website at http://www.lincolnparklibrary.org.  

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General Meetings are scheduled for September 26.  All are invited to join us to see what is going on or how to get involved.

Raiders Football 2018 Game Schedule
October 7: Boys Travel Basketball Try-Outs
October 13:  Angels Softball Evaluations

Join us for this year’s Raider Beefsteak!
Friday October 19, 2018:  
7:00pm- 11:00pm
American Legion, Lincoln Park 
$45.00 per person (check or cash payable to LP Raiders)


Health Dept Events:  

As always visit our webpage http://lincolnpark.org/309/6895/Upcoming-Health-EventsScreenings for current health events. 


Medicare Part B (no HMO) or $15. 
Contact the Health Dept to register  973-207-2036 / 2040
  • October 2 / 6-7pm: Flu Clinic - Municipal Complex 
  • October 10 / 10:30-11:30am:  Flu Clinic - St. Joseph's Church 


  • October 13 / 8-11am:   Adults SMAC Blood Screening - Montville Health Dept.    Cost is $33.  Please call for an appointment 973-331-3316.
  • October 20 / 10am:  Danielle's 3rd Annual Diabetes Walk at Lynne Park.    Raindate is October 21.  Giveaways, raffles and more.  Register with Danielle at 973-694-1038 or Danielle.columbo@wakefern.com
  • November 10 / 8am- 10am:  Free Rabies Clinic at Hose Co #2
Domestic Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Silence and lack of knowledge about domestic violence and sexual assault play a large part in why they persist.  Learn how to recognize DV/SA, what to do when you see it and how to stop it before is happens.  Visit NO MORE at https://nomore.org/learn/



Emergency Medical Services

IS YOUR HOUSE NUMBER VISIBLE?  Help protect your family members and property by making sure the number on your house is clearly visible from the street.  
VITAL minutes can be wasted trying to locate EMS calls due to buildings not being marked at all, being marked with wrong numbers, or by markings that are not visible from the street.  HELP us HELP you!

  • best location is on a mailbox on both sides and near the front door within the radius of the porch light
  • no less than (3) inches and must be Arabic numerals
  • conspicuously placed on the building facade parallel to the street so that it can be read from the center line of the street in daylight
  • any building more than fifty (50') feet from the street line should display numbers at least five (5") inches in height
  • if the house is not visible from the street,  the number shall be placed near the walk, driveway or entrance to such building and upon a gate, post or fence so as to be easily visible from the center line of the street
WE HAD A CPR SAVE!  Recently we had a patient who went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing.  With the help of our police officers and members on scene, they began CPR until the ambulance arrived within 6 minutes with the LUCAS machine, which provides accurate compressions simultaneously while we are giving breathes.  Advanced Life Support (ALS) arrived and did what they do best and collaboratively, regained a pulse.  Great job by Patrolmen Paul Segro and Jesus Nolasco and squad members Joe Giannetto, Casey Cox and Ruth Poskitt as well as Atlantic Health (Chilton) Paramedics.  This successful call would not be have been possible without the collaborative effort of all! 
SAVE THE DATE: Lincoln Park EMS Tricky Tray – APRIL 4, 2019 at the Bethwood in Totowa.  Keep an eye out for ticket sales!
CPR CLASSES:  Interested in attending a CPR class?  Contact us at  973-694-3304 x2910 and leave a message.  
And FINALLY…THANK YOU!!  Many thanks to all of you who have supported and continue to support our great organization. Your donations during our recent solicitations is GREATLY appreciated.



Go Paperless

The Water & Sewer Department is offering E-Bills.  
Go paperless and get your water and sewer bills emailed to you each quarter.   To sign up please stop by the Water Department or visit the Water Dept page of the Borough’s website.  Sign Up now for E-Bills

ACH DIRECT WITHDRAWL:  The Automated Electronic Funds transfer program allows you to pre-authorize payment of your municipal charges directly from your checking or savings account through electronic funds transfer - with no paper check involved!  To sign up for ACH Direct Withdrawal, visit the Finance Dept page to print the form.  Please drop off or mail back to the Borough with a copy of a voided check.


Property Maint

Homeowner Reminders

Sal Marino, Construction Official Building Inspector / Zoning

Sidewalk Maintenance and the Homeowner's Responsibilities.

All persons owning or occupying residential property; which has located thereon or abutting thereto any public or private sidewalk, which are used by and/or are open to the general public, shall be required to maintain, construct, replace and repair the same in a workmanlike state of maintenance and repair.  All holes, cracks, excavations, subsidence, or uneven pavement in sidewalks shall be maintained, filled, repaired or replaced as necessary, walks and steps repaired and other conditions removed where necessary to eliminate ground surface hazards or unsanitary conditions with reasonable dispatch upon their discovery.  It shall be the responsibility of the owners and occupants of residential property to take reasonable steps to discover any such ground surface hazards or unsanitary conditions; which may exist on sidewalks on their premises or abutting thereto. Failure to comply with Borough Ordinance can result in a summons being issued.

Exterior Maintenance - GRASS

All exterior grass and lawn areas of residential premises shall be maintained at a cut height of no more than six (6) inches. Failure to comply with Borough Ordinance can result in a summons being issued.


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Non-Emergent Notification System sending residents information about town events, public works, recycling, health events, recreation and much more! 


OEM & POLICE Notification System 

In the event of an emergency in our area we may send out notifications.  You may choose to receive the notifications through your landline telephone, cellular phone, text message or email. You may register for this free service at https://getrave.com/login/lincolnpark   In order to register for text alerts, text LincolnParkAlerts to 67283. While text alerts will be utilized, we encourage you to also complete the full registration at the website above.
If you have any questions please contact Officer Ruggiero at 973-694-5533.

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