Borough Council Meeting May 19, 2022

Borough Council Meeting will be held on May 19, 2022 in the Muncipal Building, at 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park

5.19.22 Regular Meeting

2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. Please click the below link for more information.

2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Current Planning Bd. & Board of Adjustment Docs

Board of Adjustment:

The Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for May 18, 2022 is cancelled.

 

 

Planning Board:

The next Planning Board meeting scheduled for May 23, 2022 has been cancelled.

COVID19 Vaccination & Testing Information

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Maintaining one’s mental health is an essential part of achieving overall well-being. The link below provides resources that will be helpful in connecting individuals with people who can benefit from talking about how they are feeling. There is also information about the virtual support groups and hotlines that are available through various organizations. https://www.nj211.org/covid-19-and-mental-health

COVID-19 Activity

New COVID Cases are Rising Sharply Primarily Because of the Increased Transmissibility of Omicron BA.2.

The rate of transmission in NJ has increased to 1.26. Any transmission rate above 1.00 is concerning and indicates that each infected person is passing the virus to at least one other person. The higher the number, the greater the risk of viral spread throughout the community. As of May 17, 2022, five of the six regions of the State, including our Northwest Region are in the High  (Orange) COVID Activity Classification. The Southeast Region remains in the Moderate (Yellow) COVID Activity Classification.

For the latest Statewide and Regional COVID Activity Report that specifies the Risk Levels by Region (usually updated by the State each Thursday), please click the following link: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/

The rate of new COVID infections in all of the municipalities within the Pequannock Health Department’s jurisdiction are sharply rising at this time.

The spread of COVID  is largely driven by a combination of the following factors:

  • Many within the population who remain unvaccinated or without booster shots
  • COVID outbreaks involving the highly contagious Omicron BA.1 variant or the BA.2 subvariant. Omicron BA.1 is well over twice as contagious than the Delta variant, and now accounts for roughly 20% of all sequenced COVID infections in the United States. Omicron BA.2 subvariant is approximately 1.5 times more contagious than BA.1and accounts for roughly 80% of all sequenced COVID infections in the United States. It is expected that BA.2 will continue to be the dominant strain in the coming weeks. The new XE variant which is a variation of Omicron, is currently being monitored. It is important to note that Omicron BA.1 and especially BA.2, cause a more mild form of COVID-19. Most within the population have some meaningful level of immunity from either past infection or vaccination, which is contributes to the more mild nature of the Omicron variant.
  • Breakthrough  infections among the vaccinated. The vaccines are only marginally effective against symptomatic and asymptomatic infection because of waning immunity or from the variant having some degree of immune escape, but they remain highly effective in protecting against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
  • Lifted or relaxed restrictions and drastically diminished practice of protective precautions

Please click the links below for more information on COVID19 vaccines and updates from the Department of Health:

May 2022 Update

April 2022 Update

January 2022 Update

Governor’s Press Release

December 2021 Update

November 2021 Update

October 2021 Update

September 2021 Update

August  2021 Update

July 2021 Update

June 2021 Update

May 2021 Update

 

NJDOH Guidelines for Quarantine Periods

Booster Question Flyer

3rd Dose vs Booster

3rd Dose vs Booster Checklist

3rd Dose Flyer for Immunocompromised

COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet

Vaccination Info

COVID_19_Report

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml

Vaccine Immunocompromised Flyer

Steps for Determining Close Contact Quarantine K-12 Schools

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

 

Low/Moderate Income Housing Locations in Florham Park (rentals):

Residents have to contact management offices to inquire about waiting lists or income requirements.

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

 

Del Webb at Florham Park:  (55+ Community).

Del Webb – Age Restricted Condos:  2A Applegate Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932

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

Municipal Housing Administrator: CGP&H (Community Grants Planning & Housing) – 609-664-2769 Ext. 5. Leave a message and you will get a call back within 48 hours.

 

Dahlia Brook Townhomes: 165 Ridgedale Ave

Florham Park Dahlia Flyer

 

Bergen County’s United Way: Independence Way

Affordable Housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

Contact Information: 201-291-0619.

https://bergenunitedway.org/florhampark/

Independence Way Rental Application

housing@bergenunitedway.org

 

Morris County Affordable Housing: 973-540-0389. Locations throughout Morris County that offer affordable housing.

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

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

https://www.nj.gov/dca/services/lps/hss/

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