Borough of Lincoln Park News for November 2018  

e-mail Mayor David Runfeldt


Message from Mayor Runfeldt: 

Election Day is just a few days away.  Now, maybe more than ever, it is tremendously important that you exercise your right to vote for the candidate that you feel will best represent you.  This is painfully true on the national level, but is also excitedly so in our local elections this year.  Many of our local and county elections are all fully contested this year.  In town, we will have at least one new council person seated after this election.  While national politics and elections get more and more heated and partisan, I have long said that “Party Politics” has no place in a small community such as ours.   Democrat or Republican, we all want to provide what is best for our community.  I hope that all of us in Lincoln Park will always remember that the people running for our local elections are often our friends, neighbors and co-workers and that our civility will rise above. 



Nov 2018

Borough Calendar





Clerk Services

Borough Clerk's Office:

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

  • November 5:  Council Work Meeting

  • November 19: Council Regular Meeting

Non-Solicitation List -  Resident Form

All vendors that wish to solicit in Lincoln Park, door-to-door, must first submit an application to the Clerk's Office with a $40.00 solicitor fee.  

The vendor is then directed to the Police Department for a background check.   Vendors are given the current non-solicitation list when they obtain their solicitation permit and they are not permitted to solicit any residence that is on the list.

If you have a non-solicitation decal on your front door/window and someone does come to your house, please contact the police.  

The "NON-SOLICITATION LIST" is maintained in the Clerk's Office.  If you wish to be on the list or would like to update your information or get another non-solicitation decal, please complete the form and either mail or email it to the Clerk's.  We will send you a non-solicitation sticker to place on a window or door.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions through the following e-mail links:
Cindi Sloane, Municipal Clerk or Courtney Fitzpatrick, Deputy Municipal Clerk.  



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  -  November 8 - 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. 

November Holiday Recycling Changes:

November 12: 
  • Recycling Yard will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.
  • Rt # 1 Recycling will be collected on Thursday, November 15.
  • NORMAL Garbage Collection
November 22 & 23:
  • Recycling Yard will be closed.
  • There will be no Garbage Collection on Thursday, November 22 

leaf collection

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 25 bags will be free, the second bundle will be a $12. (Limit to two bundles per Property)    



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....


toys for tots


xmas tree lighting

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 29 at the Clock Tower (CVS)
caroling begins at 6:45pm followed by the arrival of Santa to light our tree! 



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     


November Calendar of Events
visit the LP Library at 12 Boonton Tpke or visit their website at  


food pantry

Lincoln Park Food Pantry

If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance please contact us:
973-694-2890 or online at

Year-Round Donation Drop-Off Locations:

  • Borough Hall 
  • LP Public Library 
  • PAL Building 
  • St Joseph Parish
  • The First Reformed Church of LP

Leftover Halloween Candy will be gladly accepted.

If you are not using your free holiday item from ShopRite, please consider donating it to our food pantry.   Turkey, ham, lasagna, chicken etc. are all accepted.  Please contact the LP Food Pantry to make arrangements 
As we approach the end of 2018, we desperately need funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for our families.  If you or your organization would like to make a monetary donation please send a check payable to the Borough of Lincoln Park Food Pantry and mail to:

The Borough of Lincoln Park - FOOD PANTRY
34 Chapel Hill Road 
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Gift Cards are always welcome! 

thanksgiving for all

Lincoln Park
Thanksgiving Food Collections

There are 2 wonderful opportunities in Lincoln Park to help those in need to ensure everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this year. 

LINCOLN PARK FOOD PANTRY:  Our local Cub Scout Troop 143, is currently partnering with the children of LP schools on a holiday project - Thanksgiving Dinner Drive.  Their goal is to collect donations, to make up special holiday bags, for full Thanksgiving dinners, for our 50 families in need that are part of the LP Food Pantry.  Please help make their project a success!   Thanksgiving Donation drop-off locations are located at LP Elementary and Middle School during regular school hours. 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCHThanksgiving Food Drive St. Joseph's Church is providing Thanksgiving Baskets to those in need, (not just St. Joseph's Parishioners), that may not feel comfortable asking for assistance through the LP Food Pantry.  So as we prepare to give thanks for all the blessings in our own lives, let us remember those in need when times are so difficult for so many of our neighbors.  The Parish Thanksgiving Food Collection begins the weekend of November 3rd & 4th and will run through Saturday, November 17th. Packing will take place on Sunday, November 18th. Turkeys may be brought to the Hall and put in the freezer in the kitchen. Canned hams would also be appreciated.  Please call Kathy P at 973.696.3368 with any questions.


Health Dept Events:

Visit our webpage  to view upcoming health screenings and events. 


diabetes awareness

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month - This year's theme is "Everyday Reality".   For those who've been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily - from what they'll eat, wear, do and how they'll take care of themselves. Yet the 24/7 burden of diabetes management is often misunderstood. This campaign is intended to demonstrate the everyday reality of diabetes from the point of view of people living with diabetes or caring for someone with diabetes. For more information visit



Lincoln Park Municipal Alliance

Municipal Alliances are community-based prevention organizations comprised of volunteers.  The group promotes alcohol and drug abuse awareness.  INTERESTED IN HELPING?
contact Janet Cassidy

Stigma Free

Municipal Alliances are community-based prevention organizations comprised of volunteers.  The group promotes alcohol and drug abuse awareness.  INTERESTED IN HELPING?  contact Janet Cassidy

Recent programs sponsored by the Alliance:

Very special thanks to COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR HOPE and LINCOLN PARK SHOPRITE for supporting the Alliance and sponsoring Matt Bellace and Chris Herren.  


pal logo


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

Clothing Drive



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


Notify Me


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   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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