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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 your own.
Mayor’s Report – Ridgewood Water’s Billing Practices
I have been contacted by residents about Ridgewood Water company billing
practices. It seems that the water company has been sending Estimated Water
Usage Bills for upwards of 7 years. During that past 7 years the water company
hasn’t verified actual gallon usage. The water company uses their own formula for
estimating and sometimes the estimates are unrealistically low giving the resident
the impression they are fully paid and not using more than the actual usage. On the
opposite end of the scale, residents are being billed for estimated water usage far
above actual gallons used.
In either case the extremes are resulting in major charges to the consumers. These
charges become due when the water meter is either changed or when a property is
being sold and a final water meter reading is required for the closing. I have heard
of bills as low as $1600 due and others multiple thousands of dollars. This is
happening not in just Midland Park but Wyckoff and I’m sure in Glen Rock and most
likely in Ridgewood as well.
I am recommending that all our residents look at their water meters and record the
meter reading. That will establish a base line. Compare prior bills for any other
meter reading to see how close the numbers might be. Don’t be surprised if your
meter reading is lower than the bill reading. Look at the gallon usage and then
recheck the meter 30 days later. Are you using the average monthly number of
gallons? Are you using more water due to lawn sprinklers or swimming pool use?
Only you can deal with the water company and the above measures will help you to
establish correct information.
Ridgewood Summer Water Restrictions
Borough residents are advised of mandatory watering restrictions set forth by
Ridgewood Water. Please read the flyer for more information
Ridgewood Water Restrictions Flyer
Building Department Hours Updated
Construction Official / Zoning Officer – hours changed effective 5/18/2015
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Building Inspections: Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, & Friday 8:00 am
– 10:00 am.
The Building Dept. office hours remain the same (8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday
From The Mayor & Council
At the Council meeting (March 26, 2015) Councilman Pruiksma introduced an
initiative called Stigma Free M.P. The Mayor and Council unanimously supported
this initiative. Twenty Volunteer Liaisons are needed to attend an 8 hour free
training being held in May creating a Stigma Free Task Force. If you would like to
learn more about serving as a liaison on the Stigma Free Task Force please call
Borough Hall 201-445-5720 and leave your name and contact information.
Board of Health
"Midland Park Walks for Wellness!" program is very pleased to announce the
launching a new healthy living initiative called “ MP Walks for Wellness Challenge”.
This challenge is designed to motivate us all to be more physically active and eat
increased fruits and vegetables and water , so that we can enjoy better health.
The challenge will start on May 1st, 2015 and run for four (4) weeks. It has two
major components: Wearing a pedometer to track daily physical activity, and
Tracking the number of fruits and vegetables and water consumed daily.
We on the BOH believe this challenge will help us all to be healthier, and it will also
help to create a healthier and happier Midland Park .
Over the next few days, you’ll be receiving more information from the BOH. If you
have any questions, please contact Laurie Dicorcia or Nancy Peet. We all are looking
forward to participating in this challenge and I hope you’ll join in the challenge too.
Midland Park Council, Midland Park Board of Education, Midland Park Police and
Ambulance have all committed to join in and increase their daily steps for wellness.
Let’s get healthier together! Remember 30 minutes of ping pong equals to 3,480
steps. And Yoga 72 steps.
Enjoy the Challenge and looking forward to seeing you at Wortendyke Park on May
2nd for the start of the walk
MP Walks for Health Registration and Waiver Forms
The Borough of Midland Park is pleased to offer an additional shredding event to
our residents. This is an on-site residential document shredding program set up
for Saturday, June 6, 2015. It will be held in the Municipal parking lot at 280
Godwin Avenue, behind the Municipal Building from 9 am to 1 pm.
Shredding Event Flyer
From the Mayor & Council
For the most current information regarding Ebola and Enterovirus D68 you can visit
NWBRHC's website at www.nwbrhc.org
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
Midland Park Budgets are Now 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 2014 Review & 2015 Almanac
Click here for the Spring 2015 Review
Click here for the 2015 Almanac
Bergen County Utilities Authority 2015 Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Flyer
Click here to download the flyer
Bergen County Utilities Authority 2015 Collection
Click here to download the flyer
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