Saturday, April 20, 2013
Daisies meet the Mayor, Police Chief and tour Borough Hall and Police Department.
New Milford's Daisy Scouts came to Borough Hall on Friday and had the opportunity to meet Mayor Ann Subrizi, Police Chief Frank Papapietro and get a tour of Borough Hall and the Police Department. The tour, arranged by Daisy Dad Councilman Michael Putrino, whose daughter is a Daisy, included a snack of munchkins and cookies. The girls also reveived real daisies to take home with them.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Councilwoman Hedy Grant's lawsuit to remove Borough Attorney Marc Leibman went before Superior Court Judge Joseph Conte on Friday afternoon.
Listening to arguments from several attorneys, Superior Court Judge Joseph Conte announced that he will issue a decision sometime next week on Councilwoman Hedy Grant's lawsuit to remove Marc Leibman as the borough attorney. Grant's lawsuit, which was filed in February, called for the court to invalidate the appointment of Borough Attorney Marc Leibman on the basis that his prior representation of Councilman Austin Ashley regarding the potential development of the United Water property by the S. Hekemian Group created a conflict of interest. Her suit further stated that Ashley was "disqualified by self-interest" from voting for the appointment of Leibman as Borough Attorney. Grant seeks a judicial determination that Ashley had a "…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mayor Subrizi lends her voice to the conversation provoked by the Riverkeeper's position on the development of the United Water Property.
Regarding the development of the United Water property, the question that no one seems to be asking is "What's best for New Milford and its residents?" As Mayor, that is the question I am charged to consider in this situation, and all matters, that affect our town. The Riverkeeper has offered an opinion on the fate of the United Water property that SOD disagrees with. No issue is without opposing opinions and SOD's response demonstrates that there is no room in the conversation for any voice other than their own. Since the property entered into a private sale contract with Hekemian, I have fielded many opinions from residents, many of whom tell me they want a Shop Rite and a field on that property, as long as there are no apartments that …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Election day brought a change in the balance of power on the council; power restored after Sandy, threatened by Athena.
Preliminary counts show Putrino and Ashley take the election, while residents cast a resounding 'no' for the Field of Dreams. Ashley and Putrino "anxious to get to work on behalf of the residents of New Milford." See how the candidates did in each district, with the unofficial counts. Just when some residents saw their power come back after 10 days, Athena took it away. Lawmakers set up an Amazon.com "wish list" where residents can purchase much-needed items and have them shipped to the legislators' district office where they will be delivered to those in need. FEMA approves Christie’s request to extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance to cover all New Jersey counties as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Federal representatives on hand to help …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Subrizi thanks those who kept the town safe during the dark days of Sandy.
Friday, November 9, 2012
We have just survived Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Athena. There is much to be grateful for. No one was injured. That is the most important. Without your health you have nothing. Many homes were damaged, and the restoration period has begun. There is information on the Borough web site regarding help with this phase. I want to thank everyone for their fortitude and patience, although I know we were on borrowed time with patience. In the beginning we are not able to know that it will take 10 days to get everyone’s power restored. We don’t know that the streets around Ascension Church will be affected in the way that they were; or that there will be 6 houses on Fulton Street that have a problem; or that Holland Avenue would have …
Monday, November 5, 2012
80 percent of New Milford has power restored.
According to Mayor Ann Subrizi, 80 percent of New Milford has had their power restored since Sandy's punch took down wires and caused damage at the substations. That leaves 20 percent of the town still in the dark. Although there are still a few large sections of town that remain without power, PSE&G reports that these are primarily sub-station circuit problems. Once the circuits are fixed at the substations, PSE&G workers will repair the transmission boxes that affect individual houses, as appears to be the problem in the Birchwood area of town. Once the transmission boxes are repaired, power will return to those individual houses that are still without power. PSE&G has been importing help from all over the country to help restore New …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Since most of the town, including Borough Hall, remains without power, Patch is in touch with Borough officials to keep New Milford Residents informed.
Borough Hall remains closed due to the power outage. Without power and phones, there is no way to connect to the internet, send out reverse 911 calls, or effectively communicate with the residents of New Milford to provide updates on what's going on in town in the wake of Sandy, Mayor Ann Subrizi told Patch. However, officials want residents to know that all emergency services are in full operation and Borough Hall will re-open as soon as power has been restored. "I want residents to know that our Police Department is fully staffed and on-call for any emergency," Subrizi said. The Fire Department and Ambulance Corps are also fully staffed and on-call to respond to any emergency. Subrizi reported that the DPW is fully staffed and working …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
With most of the town, including Borough Hall, without power, phone or internet, the mayor wants to keep residents updated on post-Sandy clean-up and repairs.
Mayor Ann Subrizi reported that PSE&G has "hundreds of linemen on the ground" from out of state with 200 more expected to arrive and support their regular crew in repairing lines to restore power to more than 120,000 homes throughout Bergen County. According to PSE&G, New Milford has between 2000 and 5000 reported outages. According to Subrizi, PSE&G has also supplemented their regular tree trimmers with crews from out of state to clear the lines of overhanging branches.She also said that the DPW has begun to pick up debris and clear the roads. Subrizi asks the residents for their patience in having their power restored. According to PSE&G, power is restored to emergency services first--hospitals, police, fire and ambulance. Shelters, …
Friday, October 26, 2012
With Sandy headed our way, Subrizi urges Christie to order the reservoirs be lowered in advance of the storm.
Mayor Ann Subrizi has sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie asking him to lower the reservoirs in advance of Hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter that the National Weather Service forecasts to hit Bergen County between Sunday and Tuesday. "The full capacity of the United Water Oradell Reservoir is 23.16 ft.," Subrizi said. "It is currently at 18.07 ft." Subrizi states that it is not only important that the reservoirs be lowered to make room for the rain, "but more importantly, to make room for the runoff that will surely occur on the following days." Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Christie agreed to order the lowering of the reservoirs to ease flooding, and Subrizi is hoping that he will do it once again. "This could be the decision …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The New Jersey DEP turns its back on maintaining Bergen County's waterways as homeowners and small business owners suffer the financial and emotional cost of repetitive flooding.
Monday night's meeting of the Bergen County Flood Advisory Committee brought out many residents from flood affected towns who have tired of not seeing results on the issue of flooding in their neighborhoods. According to a large group of residents from River Vale who attended the meeting, "We want action and we want it now," they told Patch. "We're not gonna take it anymore." "There's been no action, no movement and certainly no results, no solutions to flooding," a resident of River Vale, who asked not to be identified, said. The Flood Advisory Committee, created by Freeholder John Driscoll after Hurricane Irene to look at flooding on County-wide scale and establish a unified voice in fighting for State and Federal aid, is comprised of …