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Notice of Mayor & Council Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 22

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There will be a Special Meeting of the Bergenfield Mayor and Council on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. to Award Bid for Boiler Replacement and To Approve Payment of Bills.

Town-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 10

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Town-Wide Garage Sale sponsored by Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 6467 on October 10, 2009, raindate October 11th. $15 registration fee includes participant's name and address, map detailing locations, and advertising and press releases by auxiliaries. Deadline for entries is October 1st . Registration forms available at Borough Hall or by calling 201 265-8871.

Sons of Italy Annual Rummage Sale on September 18-19

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 The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Tri Valley Lodge #2829 is hosting its 2nd annual Rummage Sale and Membership Drive on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 8am to 5pm, at the Cooper's Pond Shelter House on West Church Street in Bergenfield.

The event will be held RAIN OR SHINE.

Various household items, exercise equipment, bric-a-brac, clothing, books and more will be available for sale. Proceeds are to raise funds OSIA Tri Valley Lodge #2829 to further its mission and support its causes and its commitment to promoting positive images of Italian Americans.

New members are always welcome. For further information about the mission and activities of Sons of Italy Tri-Valley Lodge, call Christine Vitale at 201-385-4638 or visit www.trivalleylodge.org.

New Bridge Road Bridge temporary closing beginning October 15

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The Bergenfield Police Department Traffic Bureau would like to advise motorists that on or about October 15, 2009 the New Bridge Road Bridge, which is located between Windsor Road and Woodbine Street, will be closed for approximately four months to vehicular traffic. A foot bridge will be erected to allow for pedestrian traffic. Lieutenant Madalone will be working closely with the construction company to open the roadway to vehicular traffic as quickly as possible.

According to Captain Thomas Yurkin, this County project must be completed as the culvert is failing and needs immediate attention. Detour signs will be erected in order for motorists to navigate through the area. The detour route will increase traffic on S. Washington Avenue, Woodbine Street, Windsor Road, W. Clinton Avenue, and S. Prospect Avenue, Yurkin added. Motorists have the choice of utilizing W. Clinton Avenue or the State Street Bridge in Teaneck in order to avoid the project location. Motorists should allow additional time when traveling in these areas of town. Local businesses on New Bridge Road will remain open as this project will not require roads to be closed affecting any businesses. Motorists will still be able to drive to a business on New Bridge Road, they just have to detour around the closed bridge.

Once completed, not only will the new bridge be a benefit, but the addition of an eastbound lane from Windsor Road to the entrance of Pathmark allowing motorists to travel directly into the Pathmark lot. The project also calls for new traffic signals at the intersection of New Bridge Road and Windsor Road, providing a safer intersection for pedestrians, Yurkin explained.

As more information is received regarding this road closure, the Borough website will be updated.

Motorists requiring any additional information should contact the Bergenfield Police Department Traffic Bureau at 201-387-4000 ext. 4008.

Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 13 at BHS

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The Bergenfield Community Center Building Fund is sponsoring a Car Show on Sunday, September 13 at Bergenfield High School from 12-5pm, with fun, food, prizes, and DJ music. General admission is $5.

Garden Club Mum Sale on Saturday, Sept. 12

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The Garden Club of Bergenfield will be conducting their Mum Sale on Saturday, September 12 at Cooper's Pond Park.

Patriot Day ceremony on September 11

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The Patriot Day Ceremony honoring our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, ambulance workers, and emergency workers and emergency service personnel, and those who enrich our country with acts of service and sacrifice, will be held on Friday, September 11 at Cooper's Pond Park at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor & Council Special Work Session on Tues., Aug. 25

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There will be a Special Work Session of the Bergenfield Mayor and Council on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7:30PM: discussion of proposed garbage ordinance.

Tips for hurricane season in New Jersey

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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) has some important information regarding this hurricane season.

Hurricane season runs from approximately June 1 through November 20, but as demonstrated by the 2005 season (including Hurricane Katrina) this time frame can vary. For New Jersey, the peak time for hurricanes and tropical storms runs from mid-August through the end of October.

NJOEM recommends the following readiness steps:

· "Get a Kit" of emergency supplies – the items that will help you stay self-sufficient for up to three days (72 hours), if needed.

· "Make a Plan" for what you and your family will do during an emergency – this includes knowing how to evacuate and how to Shelter-in-Place.

· "Stay Informed" of possible threats – especially during Hurricane Season. Tune in to your local media outlets for the latest breaking weather news. In the event of an emergency, a battery powered radio is a great tool.

Additional information on the hurricane season is available at http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricane-before.html.

Notice from the Tax Collector's Office about Third-Quarter Taxes

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The third quarter taxes are going to be mailed in about two weeks. We do not have the tax rate yet. The due date will be 25 days after the mailing date. Thank you.
Bergenfield Tax Collector

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