Borough of Lincoln Park News for March 2019 

e-mail Mayor David Runfeldt


March  2019

Borough Calendar


Stop Opioid Addiction
Opioid Prevention

Opioid use has dramatically increased over the last few years.  It has hit us close to home in Lincoln Park over the last two weeks.  Although Lincoln Park has relatively few problems with opioid use, it is probably more than you are aware of. 

I am letting you know this in the hopes that you will realize what a problem this issue is, and that you can properly prepare yourself and your family when a problem arises, or even better, prevent one in the first place.     

The town newsletter, emailed each month, will now include information on seminars or programs that Morris County or neighboring municipalities hold which are open to our residents as well.  Along with all of these initiatives and efforts that the town is making, please explore the following links.  I think you will find them very useful.



Clerk Services

Borough Clerk's Office:

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

2019 Council Meeting Dates  

  • March 4:   Work Meeting

  • March 18: Regular Meeting - *TUESDAY*

Voting Information
  • Do you need to register to vote? 

  • Update an address? 

  • Change your party affiliation? 

    Please fill out the FORM and either mail to the Morris County Clerk OR drop off at the Clerk’s Office.    See You at the Polls!  



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! 



its a toilet not a trash can

What Not to Put in the Sewer

“Disposable” does not mean “Flushable”!   Cloth-like material is continuing to be found as the cause of blockages in our sewer system. The material could be anything from shop towels to any kind of wipes.  Residents are reminded that if a product claims to be “disposable”, it does not mean it is “flushable”. Product packaging clearly indicates disposal into a trashcan. Many materials potentially flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that connect to our sewers, the sewers themselves, as well as the treatment plant, eventually harming the environment.

Grease is a major problem for our system, it will coat the sewer walls and cause a clog and back up. Pour grease into a container, let it solidify, and then throw it into the trash.
  • Never pour grease down the sink drain or toilet! Grease cannot be broken down effectively during the wastewater treatment process. 
  • Grease clings to pipes and builds up over time.
  • Cold weather solidifies grease.
  • Blocked sewage (sewer backup) can surge up through sinks, floor drains and toilets
How to Dispose of Grease Properly
  • Pour grease into a container. Freeze it and throw it in the garbage.
  • Before washing dishes, scrape hardened grease into the garbage.
  • Additives claiming to reduce grease may only pass grease further into the pipe.
Other Items NOT to flush down the Toilet or Pour down the Drain
*Sticks     *Rags     *Paper towels     *Sanitary napkins     *Diapers

Click for instructions on disposal of other household waste such as paint, gas, thinners, anti-freeze and more.    



Get information on your collection schedule, cancellations, etc... SIGN UP TODAY!   Visit the Recycling page of our website for more information .


Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States

and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened. People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you smoke, are African American, or have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:

  • Get screened starting at age 50.
  • Encourage your family members and friends over age 50 to get screened.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.

For more information, visit the “Don’t Assume” campaign page.

care for your pets

Taking Care of Your Pets

Having a pet is a fun and rewarding experience. You get to enjoy the companionship of other creatures aside from humans, and depending on what kind of pet you have, each has a different kind of personality — some are energetic, some are shy, and some are even grumpy! No matter what their personality is, your pet is special to you and they reward you with their love. 
Pet owners should return the love they’re given by providing their animals with proper care.
To make your pets happy and healthy, here are the basic necessities that all responsible pet owners need to provide:
  • Learn about your pet’s special needs – Food, health, housing and general care to keep
  • Choose a pet that fits your lifestyle like Dogs, Fish, Lizards, Cats, Birds
  • Regularly exercise your pet according to its needs
  • Give your pet training by kindness and positive reinforcement
  • To minimize boredom, provide your pet with a stimulating environment
  • Provide appropriate housing for your pet, especially during hot and cold weather
  • Teach your family, friends and children how to interact with your pet
  • Find suitable boarding facilities for your pet whilst on holidays
  • Make sure to have your dog or cat vaccinated.
  • Renew your dog’s license by Jan 31st each year.



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

Like Us on Facebook

LP Recreation has a new page!

Please find us at Lincoln Park Borough - Recreation

The new page will offer information on Recreation Programs, Borough Special Events and Lake Happenings. 

Please visit us and stay in touch with Lincoln Park Recreation.  


Stay Fit with LP Recreation:

Fitness classes have resumed.  Check out the 2019 class schedule to see what works for you.




Summer Camp


  • LKC - Little Kids Camp - ages 3-4
  • K-6 - Grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade
  • Summer Tour - Grades 7th - 9th
Brochures will be available the week of March 4th.  Please visit our Summer Camp Page for more information.  

Tennis Lessons

Tennis Anyone?

Spring Classes begin in April and classes are forming now for Summer Tennis Camp.


food pantry

Lincoln Park Food Pantry

Jacque Castaneda
LP Food Pantry Coordinator


If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance please contact us: 973-694-2890 or e-mail us at, everything is kept confidential   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.  Gift Cards are always welcome! 

Checks may be made out to:

Borough of Lincoln Park - FOOD PANTRY
34 Chapel Hill Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
March food pantry needs


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


pal logo


General Meeting is March 27.  All are invited to join us to see what is going on or how to get involved.

The 2019 PAL Scholarship Application is now available.  


baseball softball

Baseball and Softball fans!

Register NOW for 2019 LP Baseball / Softball Season 

On-Line Registration Only:

This year the Rec Baseball Program, including t-ball, instructional, Prep 8 Minors, Majors and Seniors will be collaborating with our neighbors at the Wayne PAL Rec Baseball program. This will give us a larger team roster, making the league more robust and allowing players a better chance to hone and develop their skills.  With players, coaches and leadership from both towns, our baseball families will experience an expansion of each league, more playing time and more practice fields in Lincoln Park and Wayne, with  a more exciting post season “playoff” scenario.
Softball will offer: T-Ball, Instructional, Minors (if enough interest) and Travel leagues. T- ball and Instructional are played in Lincoln Park. Travel will play 50% of their league games in Lincoln Park and includes six local area tournaments.
Read more about Softball...

Both programs need VOLUNTEERS to coach or assist with the program. 

We are looking forward to a great season!

Daniel Hagerman
Lincoln Park Baseball & Softball
Raider Logo

PAL Raiders Football

LP Raider Youth Football Registration begins April 1.
We want to grow our football family! We welcome back anyone who has played, even if it has been a while, along with new members.

As parents, we worry about the safety of our children. Because we agree that safety is of utmost importance, our program has embraced new practice methods from USA Football including blocking and tackling drills. Our athletes’ safety is our number-one priority with focus on proper education and techniques. Talk to our coaches and parents and learn how Raider Football strives to build teamwork, self discipline, confidence, and friendship in our community.

Please visit the website at after March 15 for more details. 
e-mail us at



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. 



Emergency Medical Services

"UNDER THE SEA" 2019 FIRST AID SQUAD TRICKY  APRIL 4, 2019 at the Bethwood in Totowa.  Lincoln Park EMS will be having a Tricky Tray fundraiser on Thursday April 4th @ 6pm. The event will be held at The Bethwood in Totowa. Tickets are on sale now for $45 which includes one small sheet of prize tickets, dinner & dessert. If you purchase your ticket before March 1st you will get an extra sheet of small prize tickets. To purchase tickets please call 973-694-3304. 

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


CPR CLASSES:  Interested in attending a CPR class?  Contact us at  973-694-3304 x2910 and leave a message.  



Lincoln Park Fire Department

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.


                                                    Friday, March 29, 2019
                                                    hosted by LP Fire/Rescue Co. 2


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   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.


Don't look in the rearview,
just the windshield! 

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