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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
Dairy Street Recreation Fields Update
To Our Residents,
As many of you know, our borough has recently experienced some exciting
upgrades to its recreation facilities. Most recently, in 2015, we installed a new
retaining wall and added sidewalks adjacent to the Johnny VanderMeer field on
Dairy Street. These upgrades presented a safer environment for our children, our
residents, and guests who spend time at our field during football and baseball
seasons. 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, and dug outs.
The project commenced this past May after the bid process was complete and
awarded to the lowest bidder (per state law). It was scheduled to be completed in
the fall. Unfortunately, this project has not gone as smoothly as anticipated and
changes are currently being made in order to complete the field as soon as possible.
While this is not what we had hoped for, we would like you to know that we will
never compromise public safety over construction deadlines. Several of our council
members have been following this project closely and have been vocal about the
integrity of the project. A decision was made to cease and desist with the current
contractor and move in a different direction. While the project may be delayed, if
not for our council members staying on top of the situation, the long-term effects
would have been more damaging than the delay. The project will be completed
within its original budget and our residents will not bear any burden of the cost.
The borough council has been working hand-in-hand with our Board of Education,
district administration, and community members to accommodate sports programs
displaced by the construction and to minimize the disruption to the greatest extent
possible. The Midland Park Junior Football and Cheerleading squads are practicing
on the field in front of the high school where a safety fence has been installed. A
mesh fence will also be installed to keep balls from going into the neighbors’
properties. If the project continued as business as usual, it is our belief that the
issues with the field would have compromised the integrity of the game, would have
been aesthetically unpleasing, and most importantly would have created safety
issues for our children, residents, and guests.
As Midland Park continues to build for a better tomorrow, we will keep you
informed every step of the way. Thank you for your patience and please don’t
hesitate to contact us with any questions, suggestions, and/or concerns.
Mayor Harry Shortway, Jr.
Councilman Mark Braunius
Councilwoman Lorraine DeLuca
Councilman Jerry Iannone
Councilman Kenneth Kruis
Council President Nancy Peet
Councilman Robert Sansone
2016 Midland Park Community Day
WHEN: Saturday September 10th 12-4PM (immediately following the 5K)
**Rain Date Sunday September 11th, 12-4PM
WHERE: Vets Field on Dairy Street, Dairy Street Pavilion and surrounding are. We
encourage people to walk if you’re close, otherwise park in front of the high school.
Golf carts will be stationed for those needing assistance to and from the picnic
HIGHLIGHTS: The Midland Park Volunteer Fire department will be cooking hot dogs,
hamburgers and cheeseburgers for which donations are greatly appreciated.
There will be plenty of participants on site, offering a variety of activities, raffles, and
giveaways, live music! We look forward to seeing everyone for a fun-filled day with
friends and neighbors.
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.
The Borough will be issuing Dog and Cat Licenses beginning May 11, 2016 through
July 29, 2016, Monday – Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. After July 29, 2016 there is a late
fee of $10.00 added to the cost of the license. Licenses can also be renewed by mail,
please make the check payable to the Borough of Midland Park, and include proof of
current rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering, and a self-addressed stamped
envelope. The state law requires that rabies shots must be valid for 10 months of
the licensing year (Expiring no earlier than March 2017). Licensing fees are as
follows $10.00 for a spayed/neutered dog, or $13.00 if the dog is not
spayed/neutered. For more information regarding Licensing, please contact Borough
Hall at 201-445-5720.
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 2015 Review & 2016 Almanac
Click here for the Fall 2015 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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