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Welcome to the Borough of Midland Park!
Originally settled by the Dutch, Midland Park was incorporated as a Borough on
September 6, 1894 from portions of Ridgewood Township and Franklin Township
(now Wyckoff Township) and further expanded from additional lands acquired from
Wyckoff Township in 1931. Midland Park was named after the New Jersey Midland
Railway Company which operated a railroad through the area in the 1870s. With a
total area of 1.56 square miles and a population of 7,128 (as of the 2010 census) it
borders the Borough of Waldwick to the north, the Village of Ridgewood to the east
and the Township of Wyckoff to the west. Midland Park treasures it's "small-town"
feel yet offers a multitude of housing options, recreational facilities, quality public
and private schools, unique shopping and dining options, nine houses of worship,
and public transportation into nearby Manhattan making it a desirable town to call
Shredding Event 11/19/16
Midland Park will participate in the Bergen County Utilities Authority 2016 mobile
on-site residential document shredding program on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
It will be held in the municipal parking lot at 280 Godwin Avenue, behind the
municipal bldg from 9 am to 1 pm.
All personal documents with or without paper clips, staples and paperboard binder
covers will be shredded on site. Hardcover books, magazines, newspapers,
photographs, plastic binder covers and x-rays are not acceptable for shredding.
Hope to see you there!
Revised Fall Leaf Collection
The annual curbside leaf collection will begin October 17th in Leaf District 4. Each
district will be collected three times. It is important to have your leaves out at the
curb or edge of roadway the day before collection begins in your district to insure
your leaves are picked up. Each home will be picked up once per date, once the
street is completed for that date the Public Works will not return until the next date.
If the leaves are not out by the dates listed below, it will be your responsibility to
have the leaves removed. Do not put leaves out any earlier then 7 days prior to
schedule date. Collection schedules and district identifications are listed in the
Annual Service Almanac, which was mailed to each home last December. Additional
copies are available at the Borough Hall and on the Borough website.
These are the dates to have your leaves at the edge of the curb for your scheduled
pick up. (Collection begins the next day) Please be aware that inclement weather or a
low volume of leaves may alter the schedule.
Zone 4 - 10/16 , 10/31, 11/29
Zone 5 - 10/18, 11/2, 12/4
Zone 1 - 10/20, 11/7, 12/7
Zone 2 - 10/24, 11/10, 12/12
Zone 3 - 10/26, 11/15, 12/15
A Few Safety Precautions:
Leaves should be raked to the edge of the road, not into the lane of traffic.
Do not allow children to play in the leaves.
Safety concerns regarding leaf collection should be reported to the Midland Park
Police Department at 201-444-2300.
Keep vehicles off the street on days scheduled for leaf collection in your district.
Do not park on leaves.
Keep laves at least 10 feet away from storm water catch basins as per state storm
Leaves at the curb must be either loose or in paper bags.
Leaves and other vegetative matter may be brought to the Recycling Center on
Greenwood Avenue on Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. The Center is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
4th Annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest
The Midland Park Recreation Department is sponsoring it's Annual Halloween Home
Decorating Contest. Entries must be received by October 26th and judging will held
October 27-30th. For more information and to enter see the flyer below.
Annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest Flyer
Dairy Street Recreation Fields Update
To Our Residents,
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the upgrades
at the Johnny VanderMeer field on Dairy Street since our last communication in
As outlined in our town-wide email dated August 16, in keeping with our
commitment to providing high-quality, safe, and aesthetically pleasing recreation
facilities, the Mayor and Council, under the leadership of recreation liaison,
Councilman Mark Braunius, approved a new project specific to the Johnny
VanderMeer field. The upgrades include new lighting, a new grass field, foul poles,
Unfortunately, the project was not moving forward in the way we anticipated and a
stop order was placed on the job, which has ultimately caused a delay.
Please know we have been working diligently to rectify the situation so our promise
of providing a high-quality, safe, and aesthetically pleasing recreation facility will be
That being said, this past week, the borough was given the green light to move
forward with the field completion, which includes the placing of the sod and the clay.
The work will begin this week.
As we said before, while this is not what we had hoped for, we will never
compromise public safety over construction deadlines. In the end, the decision was
the right one and we appreciate everyone's patience as we work toward the
completion of the project. It will be completed within its original budget, which
comes with no cost to our residents.
Thank you to the Board of Education, the Midland Park Junior Football and
Cheerleading Association, and most importantly, members of the community for
working hand-in-hand with us through this transition.
As the project moves forward, we will keep you informed and updated. If you have
any specific questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly and
again, thank you for your understanding and patience.
Mayor Harry Shortway, Jr.
Councilman Mark Braunius
Councilwoman Lorraine DeLuca
Councilman Jerry Iannone
Councilman Kenneth Kruis
Council President Nancy Peet
Councilman Robert Sansone
Summer Water Restrictions
Due to lack of rainfall we are now in Stage II water restrictions. Please see the
attached flyer for more information regarding Ridgewood Water's Stages &
Summer Water Restrictions
Zika is a viral infection that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Locally
transmitted cases of Zika have not been identified in the US, although the potential
for local transmission exists as the Aedes mosquitoes are present in many states.
The Board of Health strongly encourages protection for yourself, your family, and
our community from mosquito bites:
- Eliminate standing water in and around your home. Be sure to empty and scrub
birdbaths frequently. Turn over, cover or throw out items that hold water (tires,
buckets, planters, toys, flowerpots)
- Tightly cover storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) to avoid entry of
mosquitoes. For containers without lids, cover with wire mesh with holes smaller
than an adult mosquito.
- Keep mosquitoes out of your home by using screens on windows and doors, repair
holes in screens, use air conditioning when available.
- Prevent mosquito bites by using an EPA-registered insect repellent containing
DEET, picaridin or IR3535, always using as directed.
- Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Consider using
permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
For additional information, please contact the NorthWest Bergen Regional Health
Commission at 201-445-7217, or www.nwbrhc.org.
Ridgewood Water Class Action Case
A court-sponsored mediation was recently conducted in the long running case,
Township of Wyckoff, et al v. Village of Ridgewood, Superior Court of New Jersey,
Law Division, Bergen County, Docket No. BER-L-5651-12. The case is a class action
that was brought by the municipalities of Wyckoff, Glen Rock and Midland Park on
behalf of themselves and all of their residents who purchase water from the
Ridgewood Water Utility. To read the full press release click below.
Press Release From the Borough of Midland Park
DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT ACTION FILED WITH SUPERIOR COURT SEEKING
SUBSTANTIVE CERTIFICATION Please click here to view
Midland Park Police
The Midland Park Police Department is currently utilizing a free emergency
messaging service called NIXLE. Residents can go to the NIXLE.com web-site and sign
up for free or they can text a keyword MPKPD to 888777, or text 07432 to 888777
to sign up for this service. By signing up residents will receive real-time emergency
messages that are issued by the Police Department.
You can also follow the Police Department on their facebook page and twitter
Meeting Minutes & Agendas
Both past and present for the Mayor & Council, Planning Board and Zoning Board
minutes and agendas can be found on their respective pages on this site. Use the
main menu at the top of the page to locate which page you want. The
meetings/agendas for the past 3 years are also available for your viewing.
Midland Park Honoring Borough Veterans
The Midland Park Governing Body would like to honor our Borough Veterans that
have recently returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Please contact the Midland
Park Borough Hall with the name, address and return date of your family member or
friend so the Council may recognize these brave soldiers. Please call 201-445-5720.
Midland Park Budgets are Posted Online
To see the budget details for Midland Park simply Click here.
Midland Park Maps
Borough Street Map
Borough Voting District Map
Borough Leaf Pick Up District Map
Midland Park Fall 2016 Review & 2016 Almanac
Click here for the Fall 2016 Review
Click here for the 2016 Almanac
Bergen County Utilities Authority 2016 Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Flyer
Click here to download the flyer
Bergen County Utilities Authority 2016 Collection Events
Click here to download the flyer
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