Council Work Session April 1, 2021

Hi there the following information is to join the Zoom Council Meeting on April 1st:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 1, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Borough Council Work Session

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COVID19 Vaccination & Testing Information

*For assistance with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, please call: 855-568-0545. 

For information regarding COVID-19, and vaccinations, please go to:

www.nj.gov/health

www.covid19.nj.gov

These websites are updated on a regular basis with the most current information.

 

Determining If You Are Eligible for the Vaccine:

Currently, vaccines are available to:

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term and high-risk congregate settings
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals aged 65 and older
  • Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  • Learn more here.

 

If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are multiple ways to get vaccinated. It is recommended that you try them all:

  • Pre-register and make an appointment through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System. Register here.
  • You will first be notified when you become eligible for the vaccine and you will be notified again when an appointment is available to you through the scheduling system.
  • This online portal enables eligible individuals to schedule an appointment when one is available.
  • If you experience an error, need support with the scheduling system, or need to correct an error, you can complete an online form at nj.gov/vaccinehelpor call 855-568-0545 for phone support from 8 am to 8 pm. Due to high call volumes, callers are experiencing long wait times.
  • Make an appointment directly with a vaccination location. View locations here.
  1. If you work or volunteer at a select healthcare facility, make an appointment through your place of work.
  2. Veterans who receive care from VA health facilities or live in VA long-term care facilities may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Learn more here.

Note: If you make your first dose appointment by booking directly with a vaccine clinic, you should schedule a second dose appointment when you have your first appointment. If you did not receive a second dose appointment at the time of receiving your first dose, you need to contact the site where you received your first vaccine for assistance scheduling the second dose.

  • Six mega sites throughout New Jersey will serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups, part of a critical network of over 250 sites tasked with carrying out the State’s COVID-19 vaccination plan fairly and equitably. The following mega-vaccination centers opened in January:
  • Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center (opened 1/22/21)
  • Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands, East Rutherford (opened 1/22/21)
  • Burlington County: Moorestown Mall (opened 1/15/21)
  • Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell (opened 1/8/21)
  • Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison (opened 1/15/21)
  • Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare (opened 1/11/21)

 

Morris County Mega Vaccine Center:

Residency in Morris County is not required for this Vaccination Center. At this time, COVID vaccinations at this, or any site, are for the eligible priority groups specified above, only.

Registration Instructions for Eligible Priority Groups at the Mega Vaccination Center, Sears Building, Rockaway Townsquare Mall – This site requires those seeking vaccinations at this location to register directly with this vaccination center.   

  • Please use the link https://bit.ly/3onkSkC to register and schedule an appointment at the Morris County Mega Vaccination Center. For those who are unable to schedule an appointment because none are available, additional appointments will be released as allocations of the vaccine are received.
  • The Morris County Mega Vaccination Center is a collaborative effort of Atlantic Health System, Morris County, and the State of New Jersey. It’s located inside the former Sears building at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, in Rockaway. Sign up for additional COVID-19 information and vaccine updates from Atlantic Health System at (atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine)
  • No one will be permitted to walk in to a facility without authorization and no vaccine will be provided to individuals who show up unannounced.
  • Additional Atlantic Health System Vaccination Centers:
  • Additional Atlantic Health System Vaccination Centers are open in Clark, Hackettsown, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Newton and Pompton Plains.
  • Go to the following link to make an appointment, or sign up for alerts: atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine . Additional COVID-19 information and vaccine updates from Atlantic Health System are also available on this webpage.
  • No one will be permitted to walk into a facility without authorization and no vaccine will be provided to individuals who show up unannounced.
  • Passaic County COVID-19 Vaccination Sites for Eligible Priority Groups:

Passaic County has identified vaccination centers for the eligible priority groups. Most of these sites are not restricted to Passaic County residents. No one will be permitted to walk in to a facility without authorization and no vaccine will be provided to individuals who show up unannounced.

For vaccination updates in Passaic County, go to: https://www.passaiccountynj.org/government/departments/health/current_health_alerts.php

Vaccine Supply to NJ is Steadily Increasing

The  vaccine supply in NJ is gradually increasing with each passing week.

  • It is anticipated that the Mega-Centers will be at full vaccine capacity within the next two weeks.
  • Chain pharmacies, such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and others, are prioritized to receive vaccine. They will also begin providing a higher volume of appointments to those who are eligible, over the coming weeks.
  • .Important Tips that Might be Helpful:
  • First, be patient. The speed in which two vaccines were developed with a high level of safety and 95% efficacy is a miracle of modern medicine. Waiting a few extra weeks to find an appointment certainly is still much quicker than waiting years for a viable vaccine, which is normally what should be expected. For the next several weeks, it is likely that most sites will not have appointments available, as vaccine supply is scarce. Be emotionally prepared for this likelihood. Continue practicing COVID safety precautions.
  • Those who are in the eligible priority groups, as described above, should attempt to make appointments at the vaccination centers of their choice from the list provided on the NJDOH website, at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml.
  • Many of the vaccination centers listed may have a link to their own registration and appointment portals.  It may be helpful to go to every vaccination site’s link for which you have an interest, and register or attempt to make an appointment, until you are successful.
  • In most cases, you do not need to be a resident in the town or county where the vaccination centers on the list are located. Some vaccine centers are geographically restricting access by town or county. In many instances, this would not be consistent with Federal and State guidelines. The State has notified all sites accordingly, to make this clear.
  • Some of the sites that do not have vaccine appointments available will only ask that you try again at another time, but others may allow you to register and will send a follow –up email notifying you when they do receive vaccine and have appointments available.
  • Please check your emails frequently and immediately attempt to make an appointment as soon as this type of email notification is received. Vaccine is scarce and the limited number of available appointments will be booked up very quickly.
  •  Please note, it is important that those interested in receiving vaccine have access to email capabilities. If not, they should seek this capability to receive and send emails through friends, family, neighbors, caretakers, etc.
  • In addition to these efforts, periodically check with the NJDOH telephone call center for assistance in finding or making appointments. The call center phone number is (855) 568-0545. In the coming weeks, the call center may eventually have the capability to assist callers with making appointments at the various vaccination centers where vaccine may be available, at that time. High call volume is causing long wait times on hold.

 

COVID-19 TESTING:

  • No-Cost In-Person Testing at CCM

Morris County is now offering no-cost, in-person saliva COVID testing at County College of Morris.

Requirements

  • You must present proof during the appointment that you live or work in Morris County.
  • You must schedule an appointment to get your test. No walk-ins.
  • You can get a test whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms.
  • Don’t eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to your COVID test.
  • You must wear a mask during your appointment.

Directions and Precautions

Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.

List of Testing Sites in Morris County

2021 Recycling Schedule

Please click the link below for the 2021 Recycling Schedule.

For missed pick ups, please call the Morris County Municipal Utility Authority at: 973-659-3490.

2021 Recycling Schedule

Current Council Meeting Documents

Below are the meeting documents associated with the April 1, 2020 Work Session

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Current Planning Board & Zoning Board Meeting Information

Click on the link below for information on participating in a virtual meeting.

*Information For Attendees Participating in the Public Portion of the Meeting

 

Board of Adjustment:

April 7, 2021 Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

This is a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

Click on the link below for public access to the meeting:

Agenda: April 7 2021 Meeting Agenda

BOA Zoom Attendee Invitation

The following application will be heard: Artis

The following application will be heard: Hegan

The following application will be heard: Banasiak

The following application will be heard: Dino Robusto (April 21, 2021)

 

Planning Board:

March 22, 2021 Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

This is a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

Agenda: March 22 2021 Meeting Agenda

PB 2021 Zoom Attendee Invitation

The following application will be heard: Pet Supplies Plus

The following application will be heard: Rock-GW, LLC – Elm Street Subdivision

NJ Affordable Housing Opportunities

Please click on the link for more information & how to apply for affordable housing opportunities in Florham Park.

https://www.affordablehomesnewjersey.com/all-opportunities/municipalities/?mid=a1F1N000004oXQ0UAM

 

Del Webb at Florham Park:

55+ Community.

Del Webb – Age Restricted Condos

18 homes will be available for sale at Del Webb at Florham Park.

To join the waiting list, please visit the Del Web at Florham Park web page at AffordableHomesNewjersey.com.

Municipal Housing Administrator – CGP&H – 609-664-2769 Ext. 5

Bergen County’s United Way: Independence Way

Affordable Housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

https://bergenunitedway.org/florhampark/

Independence Way Rental Application

Contact Information: 201-291-0619.

housing@bergenunitedway.org

 

Low – Moderate Income Housing:

Riverbend: 973-665-0050, 1901 Sterling Drive, Florham Park

Sun Valley: 973-635-1316, 6200 Darling Drive, Florham Park

Park Avenue Apartments (Woodfield Estates): 908-364-7526 / 973-665-3295, 804 Ward Place, Florham Park

 

Morris County Affordable Housing: 973-540-0389

https://housing.morriscountynj.gov/housingcorp/

NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH): 609-292-3000

https://www.state.nj.us/dca/affiliates/coah/index.html

New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC): a clearinghouse of affordable housing opportunities throughout the State.  https://nj.gov/njhrc/