Residents have been reporting an increased number of coyote sightings in the Borough. Do not approach or engage wildlife. Coyotes are by nature wary of humans. However, coyote behavior changes if given access to human food and garbage. The NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife Division offers the following guidelines to avoid conflict with coyotes:
-Never feed a coyote. Deliberately feeding coyotes puts pets and other residents in the neighborhood at risk. Feeding pet cats and/or feral (wild) cats outdoors can attract coyotes. The coyotes feed on the pet food and also prey upon the cats.
-Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
-Remove sources of water, especially in dry climates.
-Bring pets in at night.
-Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
-Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry, and other farm animals.
-Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
If you observe coyotes in the daytime that show no fear of humans or if a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact your local police and NJ Fish and Wildlife at 908-735-8793; outside of normal business hours call the DEP Hotline at 877-WARN-DEP.
Whippany-Passaic Rivers’ Flood Mitigation Project is now Underway. For more information, please click the link below.
The next Board of Adjustment meeting is scheduled for March 20, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Application to be heard: Roman Gorbal (3/20/24)
Application to be heard: Mark Berkowitz (3/20/24)
Application to be heard: Daniel Zuena (3/20/24)
Application to be heard: BPS Development Company LLC (3/27/24)
Application to be heard: Thomas and Stacey Belli (4/3/24)
The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for February 26, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Agenda: February 26 2024 Meeting Agenda
147 Columbia Turnpike: Affordable Rentals Waiting List
Residents have to contact management offices to inquire about waiting lists & income requirements.