Articles Archive for February 2014

[28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 9 views]

Dear Residents:

There is expected snowfall for Sunday night into Monday and the timing and intensity of the accumulation is unknown. Depending on the intensity, there may not be garbage pickup on Monday as the Public Works Department works to keep the streets clean.

If you are able to park in your driveways, please do so to assist in the street cleaning process. Street parking will make it extremely difficult for plows to maneuver through streets that are narrow and have snow banks from the past winter storm.

We encourage residents to keep an eye on the weather Sunday night. Should we experience a large accumulation, the City will offer free parking in the downtown parking garage in addition to Liberty School Parking lot.

During the snowfall, the Police and Public Works Departments will be working to enforce snow parking restrictions as per City Ordinance § 25-21 Parking During Snow Accumulation. The following streets are not to be parked on while streets are snow covered:

. Grand Avenue

. Engle Street

. Dean Street

. Palisade Avenue

. Dana Place

. Broad Avenue

. Van Brunt Street

. West & East Englewood Avenue

. Lafayette Place

. Lafayette Avenue

. West Forest Avenue

. East Linden Avenue

. Jones Road

. Lydecker Street

. Booth Avenue

. West Hudson Avenue

. Tenafly Road

. Knickerbocker Road

. Liberty Road

. Van Nostrand Avenue

. William Street

. North & South Woodland Avenue

The Police Department will ensure that the ordinance is enforced which may be subject tickets, tows and/or fines.

For your safety, The Fire Department would like anyone with property on or adjacent to a fire-hydrant to please assist by shoveling around the hydrant to insure access in case of emergency.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

For more information regarding snow accumulation please visit www.weather.gov

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 43 views]

Dear Residents:

Please see article in the February 22, 2014 Record: “Englewood Planning Board approves long-debated master plan”

I am happy to say that the Planning Board has adopted a new master plan for Englewood. The Planning Board is expected to memorialize the approval at its next meeting.

Stayed tuned for updates.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

Englewood Planning Board approves long-debated master plan

Saturday, February 22, 2014

BY KIM LUEDDEKE

STAFF WRITER

The Record

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ENGLEWOOD — After several community meetings, extensive public comment and exhaustive review, the Planning Board has adopted a new master plan for the city.

“It’s been a long process, gentlemen and ladies, but I think we’re finally there,” acting Planning Board Chairman Lewis Baer said Thursday.

The board approved the 157-page document — a blueprint for development and activities in the city — by a 6-1 vote. Curtis Caviness cast the lone no vote.

The board is expected to memorialize the approval at its next meeting, City Manager Tim Dacey said.

The plan is meant to help officials make land-use decisions as they work to transform the city into an arts and cultural center with a thriving downtown and improved mass-transit options. Among the ideas outlined in the plan are a mixed-use, walkable downtown that balances residential living with commercial activities; promotion of the arts; reuse or redevelopment of Liberty and Lincoln schools; a parking- and congestion-management plan to mitigate downtown traffic; and capitalization of development opportunities in the event the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is extended to Englewood. The rail line starts in Jersey City and ends in North Bergen.

The plan also discusses turning Englewood South, an industrial section, into a neighborhood of entrepreneurs and an area where artists can live and work
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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 17 views]

Dear Residents:

There is expected snowfall after 9am tomorrow with new snow accumulation estimated at 1 to 3 inches.

If you are able to park in your driveways, please do so to assist in the street cleaning process. Street parking will make it extremely difficult for plows to maneuver through streets that are narrow and have snow banks from the past winter storm.

During this time, the City will be offering free overnight parking in the Downtown Parking Garage for all residents beginning tonight at 6 p.m. until Sunday, 2/16 at 6 p.m. Please note that the roof the parking garage will be closed. There will also be additional parking in the Liberty School parking lot.

During the snowfall, the Police and Public Works Departments will be working to enforce snow parking restrictions as per City Ordinance § 25-21 Parking During Snow Accumulation. The following streets are not to be parked on while streets are snow covered:

. Grand Avenue

. Engle Street

. Dean Street

. Palisade Avenue

. Dana Place

. Broad Avenue

. Van Brunt Street

. West & East Englewood Avenue

. Lafayette Place

. Lafayette Avenue

. West Forest Avenue

. East Linden Avenue

. Jones Road

. Lydecker Street

. Booth Avenue

. West Hudson Avenue

. Tenafly Road

. Knickerbocker Road

. Liberty Road

. Van Nostrand Avenue

. William Street

. North & South Woodland Avenue

We urge residents on the above streets to take advantage of the free garage parking. The Police Department will ensure that the ordinance is enforced which may be subject tickets, tows and/or fines.

For your safety, The Fire Department would like anyone with property on or adjacent to a fire-hydrant to please assist by shoveling around the hydrant to insure access in case of emergency.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

For more information regarding snow accumulation please visit www.weather.gov.

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[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 5 views]

Good Afternoon,

Englewood has received about ten inches of snow since early this morning. Our DPW crews have been working since 1 AM trying to keep-up with the snow on our main roads. We are now in the predicted “lull” of the storm which is expected to last until about 9 PM tonight. During this period, we expect sleet and freezing rain to fall on the snow that we have already received. This combination will make driving conditions very hazardous and everyone is urged to stay off of the roads for the rest of the day and night.

After 9 PM tonight, we expect snow to resume and continue until about 4 AM. It is expected that another four to six inches of snow will be added overnight, so the morning drive on Friday will be very challenging.

DPW will be working overnight and will be plowing on Friday until all City streets are safe and passable.

In order to facilitate the plowing, garbage collection was suspended for both today and tomorrow. Please do not place your cans at the curb. Please use your driveway so the plows can widen out the streets when they plow. Parked cars make it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to plow.

Free parking is available until 8 PM on Friday in the downtown garage and in the parking lot at the Liberty School.

City offices will be closing today at 2:30 PM and will reopen on Friday at 10 AM. Please remember to clear your sidewalks and please do not throw snow into the streets.

Regards,

Frank Huttle III

Mayor

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[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 8 views]

Dear Residents,

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6am Friday, February 14, 2014. The anticipated accumulation is between 10 and 14 inches and temperatures well be in the upper 20’s.

If you are able to park in your driveways, please do so to assist in the street cleaning process. Street parking will make it extremely difficult for plows to maneuver through streets that are narrow and have snow banks from the past winter storm.

During this time, the City will be offering free overnight parking in the Downtown Parking Garage for all residents beginning tonight at 6pm until Friday, 2/14 at 6pm. Please note that the roof deck of the parking garage will be closed. There will also be additional parking in the Liberty School parking lot.

Garbage collection will also be suspended Thursday and Friday and will resume its regular schedule next week.

During the storm, the Police and Public Works Departments will be working to enforce snow parking restrictions as per City Ordinance § 25-21 Parking During Snow Accumulation. The following streets are not to be parked on while the streets are snow covered:

. Grand Avenue

. Engle Street

. Dean Street

. Palisade Avenue

. Dana Place

. Broad Avenue

. Van Brunt Street

. West & East Englewood Avenue

. Lafayette Place

. Lafayette Avenue

. West Forest Avenue

. East Linden Avenue

. Jones Road

. Lydecker Street

. Booth Avenue

. West Hudson Avenue

. Tenafly Road

. Knickerbocker Road

. Liberty Road

. Van Nostrand Avenue

. William Street

. North & South Woodland Avenue

We urge residents on the above streets to take advantage of the free garage parking. The Police Department will ensure that the ordinance is enforced which may subject those in violation to tickets, tows and/or fines.

For more information regarding the Winter Storm warning please visit www.weather.gov.

Please use extreme caution throughout the day tomorrow.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 11 views]

Dear Residents:

Please see my video interview today on NBC New 4 video regarding the salt shortage.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/New-Jersey-Towns-Battle-Ice-Amid-Salt-Shortage/243817501

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 6 views]

Dear Residents:

Please see yesterday’s article from the Star Ledger on NJ.com: “No salt for you! with Bergen County’s supply now depleted, towns bracing for ice storm.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2014/02/depleted_salt_reserves_a_concern_for_bergen_officials.html#incart_river_bergen

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 7 views]

Dear Residents,

It is now about 4:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday and I want to update you on the snow/ice storm that we have just experienced. Englewood DPW began operations at midnight and began plowing our streets overnight. We had about 5 inches of snow on the ground before the snow began to mix with freezing rain as daybreak neared. Once it began to mix, we shifted into a snow plowing and salt application mode, with about 25 trucks deployed throughout the City. We also went out to pick-up whatever recycling was placed at the curb. DPW will continue to pick-up recyclables on Thursday and Friday.

DPW, under Director Jim Koth, is continuing to plow and salt the side streets. This effort will continue throughout the night, as we clear the snow from the business districts and make sure that the roads are safe and clear around all of our schools.

I was able to work with the County and we did receive three truck loads of salt, which is about half of what they owe us. These loads will help Englewood during the current statewide shortage of salt that the media has been reporting on. By effectively managing our resources, our roads were mostly open and safe by noon today. I appreciate the cooperation of the residents of Englewood. There were few cars on the roads overnight, and most traffic seemed light this morning. This allowed DPW and the Police Department to better respond during the emergency situation we experienced this morning.

We expect all post-storm clean-up to be completed by Thursday morning.

Once again, thank you for your cooperation.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1 views]

Please see the 2/6/14 Englewood Suburbanite’s front page article:
“$7.2M bond for new firehouse OK’d”

Dear Residents:

I am pleased to announce that our firefighters will have a new and much deserved firehouse which this body and mayor should be proud to participate in and make happen. I am also proud that this new facility will be named in honor of former Councilman Jack Drakeford who passed away last year.

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

http://www.northjersey.com/news/243894991__7_2M_bond_for_new_firehouse_in_Englewood_approved.html?page=all”>

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 3 views]

Dear Residents,

The predicted Winter Storm has arrived. The storm has brought more ice than snow at present which can be even more dangerous for travel and road conditions. The Statewide and County salt shortage has intensified these conditions. The City has salted main roadways but conditions remain extremely dangerous on secondary roadways. I would urge all residents to stay indoors and not to travel for the remainder of the day. Residents living on or near streets with hills should not travel given the likelihood that secondary roads maybe unsalted and effectively impassable this morning.

Please stay tuned to local weather forecasts for up to date information on the storm’s progression and I will update you should conditions change in the City.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 10 views]

Dear Residents,

Please be advised that there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight through tomorrow, 2/5 at 6pm. This storm will bring heavy snow and icy conditions to the area. The roadways will deteriorate quickly.

There is a STATEWIDE SALT SHORTAGE and we are urging motorists to stay off the roads tonight and tomorrow.

During this time, the City will be offering free parking in the Downtown Parking Garage for all residents effective immediately. Please note that the roof deck of the parking garage will be closed. There will also be additional parking in the Liberty School parking lot.

During the storm, the Police and Public Works Departments will be working to enforce snow parking restrictions as per City Ordinance § 25-21 Parking During Snow Accumulation. The following streets are not to be parked on while streets are snow covered:

. Grand Avenue
. Engle Street
. Dean Street
. Palisade Avenue
. Dana Place
. Broad Avenue
. Van Brunt Street
. West & East Englewood Avenue
. Lafayette Place
. Lafayette Avenue
. West Forest Avenue
. East Linden Avenue
. Jones Road
. Lydecker Street
. Booth Avenue
. West Hudson Avenue
. Tenafly Road
. Knickerbocker Road
. Liberty Road
. Van Nostrand Avenue
. William Street
. North & South Woodland Avenue

We urge residents on the above streets to take advantage of the free garage parking. If you are able to park in your driveways, please do so to assist in the street cleaning process. The Police Department will ensure that the Ordinance is enforced which may subject those in violation to tickets, tows and/or fines.

Please use extreme caution throughout the day tomorrow.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle

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