Borough of Lincoln Park News for January 2019 

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Mayor 2019

January 8, 2019

Borough Council
Re-Organization Meeting

Mayor Runfeldt's 2019 Remarks


Congratulations to:

Mayor David Runfeldt returning for a 4th term.
Returning Council:  Councilwoman Ann Thompson & Councilman Dan Moeller
Newly Elected Councilman Andrew Seise
Newly Hired Police Officer Sean Soto

All were sworn in at the January 8th meeting. 


Jan  2019

Borough Calendar

  • Jan 1:    Borough Offices Closed
  • Jan 7:    Council Re-Organization & Work Mtg
  • Jan 7:    Rt #1   Bulk Recycling
  • Jan 9:    Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • Jan 14:  Rt #2 Bulk Recycling
  • Jan 21:  Borough Offices Closed (MLK Jr. Day)
  • Jan 22:  Council Regular Meeting 
  • Jan 22:  Rt #3 Bulk Recycling
  • Jan 31:  Dog License Deadline
  • February 9: Pequannock Valley Rotary                                           Valentine's Dinner Dance 
  • February 28: THE CHER SHOW on Broadway

Law Enforcement Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, also known as L.E.A.D., is observed next on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. It has been observed annually on January 9th since 2015.


christmas tree collection

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

Please remove all decorations, wires, lights, tinsel, etc...and place at the curb on the dates listed below.  Wreaths and artificial trees will not be accepted.

January 11 and 18, 2019


bulk collection

Curbside Bulk Collection

  • Route #1:  Mon, Jan 7

  • Route #2:  Mon, Jan 14

  • Route #3:  Tues, Jan 22


Clerk Services

Borough Clerk's Office:

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

Non-Solicitation List -  Resident Form

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

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

2019 Recycling Calendar

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! 


 RT #1  JANUARY 7            RT #2  JANUARY 14           RT #3 JANUARY 22



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....



Janet Cassidy, Superintendent of Recreation

Patti Delaporte, Asst Superintendent of Recreation

LP Recreation is accepting applications for an Assistant Lake Director for the 2019 Summer Season.  This is a temporary seasonal position with full-time hours from Memorial Day though Labor Day.  Please contact Patti Delaporte for more information or to apply - 973-694-6100 EXT #2206


Stay Fit with LP Recreation:

Fitness classes will resume the week of January 21, 2019.  Check out the 2019 class schedule to see what works for you.  Not sure what class is right for you?   
Not sure what class is right for you?  Try  a complimentary class during the week of Jan 21 -24,  

(no rainchecks)! 
  • YOGA in the Community Meeting Room 7-8pm, please bring a mat and water
  • New!  Functional CIRCUIT TRAINING in the PAL/Community Center gym 9:30-10:30am, please bring a mat, water and weights (optional)

  • ZUMBA in the PAL/Community Center gym 7-8PM, please bring water

  • New Night!  CARDIO & STRENGTH TRAINING in the PAL Meeting Room 7-8pm, please bring a mat, water and weights (optional)

*New!  Class Packages are "interchangeable", not specific to a single class
 Additional Class information and fees can be found on the website. 


The Cher Show


January Calendar of Events
visit the LP Library at 12 Boonton Tpke or visit their website at http://www.lincolnparklibrary.org.  


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.



dog license

Happy New Year from the Health Department!

Too Cold to Walk Outside?
“Walk with a Doc” at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne at the food court every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9am. The first few minutes the doctor will give a brief presentation on an important health topic, then for the remainder of the hour, participants will go for a walk together. The program is FREE.  Call 973-831-5475 for pre-registration. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring a friend!
January is National Glaucoma Month
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. The best way to protect your sight is to get regular comprehensive eye exams. For more information visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation at www.glaucoma.org
STD Awareness Campaign
“1 in 2 will have an STD by age 25” Use protection. Get tested. Text STD 898-211 or call 211 to get tested,
Atlantic Health System Free Cancer Screenings
The Morris County Cancer Education & Early Detection Program (NJCEED).  Provides early detection screenings, assistance in planning appointments, follow-up to patients diagnosed through the program and community-based outreach & education.  For more information, to find out if you’re eligible or to schedule an appointment call 973-971-5952

Upcoming screenings for women:

January 16th, January 30th & February 13th

Upcoming screenings for men:

February 6th

food pantry

Lincoln Park Food Pantry

January is a time for new beginnings.  Please remember to donate to your local food pantry for your New Year’s resolution !   If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance please contact us: 973-694-2890 or e-mail us at Foodpantry@bolp.org
Follow us on Instagram:  Foodpantry2018


Year-Round Donation Drop-Off Locations:

  • Borough Hall 
  • LP Public Library 
  • PAL Building 
  • St Joseph Parish
  • The First Reformed Church of LP
We also accept monetary donations to purchase fresh fruits & vegetables for our families in need each month.  Checks may be made out to:
Borough of Lincoln Park - FOOD PANTRY
34 Chapel Hill Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Gift Cards are always welcome! 

  • Children’s snacks
  • Juice boxes
  • Condiments - ketchup, mustard, mayo
  • Salad dressing
  • Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  • Pasta
  • Salt & pepper (any spices)
  • Feminine products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent



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

Building / Zoning

Sal Marino, Construction Official Building Inspector / Zoning


The owner or tenant of any land abutting a public highway, street or avenue in the Borough shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such public highway, street or avenue within twelve (12) hours of daylight after the same shall fall or otherwise be formed or accumulate thereon. 



Lincoln Park Fire Department

The LP Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy 2019.

Smoke rises, so mount smoke detectors on the ceiling or high on the wall. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors weekly and vacuum them monthly. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding battery replacement. Replace carbon monoxide detectors every five years and smoke detectors every 10 years.




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

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.


Social Media


There are so many ways to stay in touch with the Borough and to get the information you need.    Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or visit our website and look for NOTIFY ME.

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 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.


Dinner Dance


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