From the Desk of Mayor Paul Hoelscher,
With the impending tropical storm Isaias and the continual COVID-19 concerns, please read my community updates below:
The County has chosen a new method of reporting COVID-19 cases to each municipality. Harrington Park has 7 active cases of COVID-19 on record. The new numbers do not reflect the total amount from the beginning of the pandemic recording. Total deaths still remains at 3. Please continue your concerted efforts to social distance, wear masks in public, and follow the recommended health and safety guidelines in larger groups.
You can now pay your taxes on-line through our Borough website.
Third quarter taxes were due 8/1/2020 with grace period for 20 days. IF RECEIVED after 8/20/20, interest charges revert back to 8/1/2020.
Fee for paying taxes online with credit card is 2.95% of the transaction cost, and if you pay by your checking account it will be $1.05.
Our direct website to pay taxes online is www.edmundsgovpay.com/Harringtonpark
This link allows you to look up your taxes, print current tax bill, and see if your taxes have been paid.
You can also, mail your tax payments, or drop it off in drop box at the Borough Hall parking lot entrance. If you require receipt, please provide a stamped, self-addressed, envelope, and it will be mailed to you. The on-line link will allow you to print the status of your tax payment.
If you have a PTR form, drop in the lock box in at Borough Hall and include your phone number. They will be signed weekly and you will be called to set up an appointment for pick up.
Finally, Harrington Park is preparing all the departments for the impending tropical storm. As always, it is recommended to stay indoors during these types of storms and do not travel unless absolutely necessary.
Thank you as always, stay safe and stay healthy!
Dear Harrington Park Residents,
As your Mayor, I want to share with you what we are doing in preparation for any problems(s) that might develop in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Friday, March 6, 2020, we held our first meeting to organize and develop a task force to deal with potential problems. The group consisted of members of Council, the Police Department, the Ambulance Corps, Board of Health, Recreation, and local education leaders. Our goal is to provide you with the best information available, as well as protecting our residents and first responders, who may have to assist or transport those affected.
The Bergen County Health Office has provided us with the following information:
While CORVID-19 is a new disease and there is still information not known about it, the risk of contracting it in the United States still remains low.
County Tool Kit:
COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public
You can check back often as the County of Bergen and the State of New Jersey will update their websites on a regular basis.
Hopefully, conditions will improve and we can all get back to our normal lives.
Paul A. Hoelscher
Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher-(Center)
Councilman Gregory Evanella
Councilman Allan Napolitano, Council President
Councilwoman Diane Walker
Councilwoman Joon Chung
Councilman Jeffrey Brockman
Councilman Jorden "Nick" Pedersen
Harrington Park is governed by a Mayor and six (6) Council members elected for terms of four and three years, respectively.
All serve without pay or expenses.
The Mayor and Council generally meets the second and third Monday each month at the Borough Hall at 7 p.m,
and when special meetings are needed.
All meetings are open to the public in compliance with New Jersey’s Sunshine Law.
During Council meetings citizens are given the opportunity to address the Mayor and Council
on proposed ordinances or any other issues of concern.
2020 Council Assignments:
Plan. Bd., BOA, Building, Fire and Ambulance Chair, Napolitano, Evanella, Walker
Police, Court, Personnel Handbook Chair, Evanella, Walker, Napolitano
DPW, Build & Grounds, Sanitation/Recycle. Chair, Walker, Napolitano, Evanella
Bd. of Health, Envir. Commiss. Chair Brockman, Pedersen, Chung
Finance, Admin. & Exec., Grants Chair, Pedersen, Chung, Brockman
Recreation, Liaison BOE, Public Info (website, soc. media, newsletter) Chair, Chung, Brockman, Pedersen
2020 DESIGNATED PROFESSIONALS FOR BOROUGH ASSIGNMENTS
(without competitive bids as authorized by NJSA 40A:11-1 et seq.)
Borough Auditor - Gary W. Higgins, CPA, RMA
Borough Attorney –John R. Dineen, Esq.
Special Police Counsel – Raymond Wiss, Esq.
Judge-Matthew Fierro, Esq.
Prosecutor – Siobhan Bailey, Esq.
Alternate Prosecutor-Laura Nunnink, Esq.
Public Defender – Robert C. Metzdorf, Esq.
Borough Engineer & Sewer Engineer - Michael J. Neglia, PE, LS, PP
Special Planning Consultant-Richard Preiss PP, Phillips Preiss Grygiel, LLC
Risk Manager – Brian H. Eifert, CPCU, AAI
Planning Board Attorney-Gail L. Price Esq., Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio
Zoning Board of Adjustment-John Schettino, Esq.
Special Counsel (M&C) - Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
Special Counsel (Environmental)-Michael G. Luchkiw, Esq.