Florham Park Update

Florham Park Update – June 2021

DPW Seeking Full Time Assistant

The Borough of Florham Park is seeking a full-time assistant to the Department of Public Works who will work under the direction of the DPW Director.

Duties include phone and e-mail interaction with residents and vendors, entering and processing purchase orders, data entry and filing.  Applicant should be customer service oriented, self-motivated, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have a strong attention to details.  Experience in local government and knowledge of Windows 10, Outlook, Excel and Word and is preferred.  Employment applications are available on the Borough website at www.fpboro.net/forms and should be submitted with a resume by Friday, June 25, 2021 to whuyler@fpboro.net or by mail to Borough of Florham Park, Attn: William Huyler – Borough Administrator, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932.  The Borough of Florham Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2021 Gazebo Concerts

All concerts are free! Provided to the public through donations from local residents and businesses. Bring your own blankets or chairs.

Location: Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Avenue.

Rain site: Ridgedale School, 71 Ridgedale Avenue, ¼ mile south of the gazebo.

If weather is questionable call 973-301-9698 or visit the web site: www.florhamparkgazebo.com

2021 Gazebo Concert Schedule

 

4th of July Parade To Be Held Monday, July 5th 2021

Florham Park has a wonderful tradition of celebrating our Country’s heritage each Independence Day.  This year marks the 64th annual July 4th Celebration for Florham Park, and while the celebrations will still be limited, the parade will go on! We are thrilled to honor the 40th anniversary of the Jerry Gibson Theater and their longtime producers Joe and Mary Hupcey with our 2021 theme “Spotlight on Florham Park: Our Resilient Community.”

 

The parade will be on Monday, July 5th and follow its longstanding traditional route. The parade will begin on Brooklake road at 9:30a.m.

 

Sadly, the continued crowd size, mask wearing, and social distancing restrictions will not permit us to adequately and safely host and celebrate the rest of our traditional activities. This year’s celebrations will not include the social garden, rides, or fireworks. The spaces within the Borough complex will not allow us to entertain the thousands who turn out for what has been a daylong celebration and maintain socially responsible and safe distancing for everyone.

 

For those who want to continue and update their Florham Park 4th July mug collection, please visit our website after June 1 to purchase this year’s cup. www.fpjuly4th.com/

 

We’re looking forward to celebrating our 65th Annual 4th July Celebration in 2022 with our full day of celebrations. However, we need your continued financial support to move forward with our plans. Your contribution year after year helps make Florham Park’s July 4th Celebration possible, and we deeply appreciate your support.

Regular Council Meeting June 17, 2021

 

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 17, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Borough Council Meeting

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COVID19 Vaccination & Testing Information

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

COVID_19_Report

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

June 10 Update

June 1 Update

May 20 2021 Update

COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet

EligibilityVaccines are now available to everyone 18 and older. Those who are 12 to 17 years of age  are also eligible, but only with Pfizer vaccine, at this time.

Trials are underway with other vaccines for those who are under 18 years of age.

There are Multiple Ways to Get Vaccinated. Appointment Based or Walk-up clinics are Now Easily Accessible

  1. 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.
  1. Make an appointment directly with a vaccination location. View locations here.
  2. If you work or volunteer at a select healthcare facility, make an appointment through your place of work.
  3. 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 at the time 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 are serving 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 and are now each processing thousands of appointments per day:

  • 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 – Sears Building, Rockaway Townsquare Mall

Starting May 16, the vaccination center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. It will also be closed on Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31).

Walk-ups 

The Site is now accepting walk-ups between 8 am and 3pm daily. Vaccinations are available for people 16 and over. Individuals between 16 and 18 must have a parent of legal guardian accompany them to the site.

Those with appointments will be processed FIRST, so please be patient when you arrive.

Note that the Site is distributing the Pfizer vaccine. If you come without an appointment for your second Pfizer shot, you’ll be asked when and where you received your first shot.

Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling appointments is the preferred method as walk-up will take more time to register. Walk-sups are only accepted between 8 am and 3 pm. Earlier or later times require an appointment. Get an appointment at the Morris County Regional Vaccination Center.

  • 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.
  • Chain Pharmacies, Mega Vaccination Centers and Other Outlets have Enough Vaccine to Meet the Demand. Vaccine Supply is Plentiful and Appointments are Easy to Get. Please Get Vaccinated!
  • The  vaccine supply in NJ has increased substantially. The pause of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine has been lifted.
  • The Mega-Centers and many Chain pharmacies, such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart are now allowing walk-ins.  Appointments are still recommended.
  • .Important Tips that Might be Helpful:
  • Get Vaccinated! The three approved vaccines were developed with an extraordinarily  high level of safety and efficacy. The pause on Johnson and Johnson Vaccine has been lifted. It is considered to have an extremely high level of safety. Vaccine appointments are readily  available, and appointments are easy to schedule. Continue practicing COVID safety precautions.  
  • Attempt to make appointments at the vaccination centers of your choice from the list provided on the NJDOH website, at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml. and/or walk-in at most chain pharmacy locations.
  • NJ 65 and older Vaccination Senior Support Line 856-249-7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for vaccination scheduling support. Dedicated appointment slots are reserved for those aged 65 and older. Appointment availability and scheduling varies by location.
  • If You Have Additional Questions or Need More Information:

For more information and updates about the Passaic County vaccination effort, go to https://www.passaiccountynj.org/government/departments/health/index.php

COVID-19 Testing

  • Morris County

At-Home Testing

Morris County will provide At-Home COVID test via pixel by Lab Corps,  for symptomatic individuals who are unable to leave their homes. See the Morris County website at https://health.morriscountynj.gov/coronavirus/.

  • Only Morris County residents are eligible
  • You will be asked to provide your health insurance information, but you will not be billed. If you are not insured, your test will still be completed with no cost to you.

Morris County is now offering no-cost, in-person saliva COVID testing (RT-PCR test) at County College of Morris.

Testing is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Starting May 15, hours are:

  • Mondays,  9am – 4pm
  • Wednesdays 9am – 4pm,
  • Fridays, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

Step 1. 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.

Step 2. 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.

Step 3. Sign Up

Sign up for an in-person testing appointment.

Current Council Meeting Documents

Below are the meeting documents associated with the May 6, 2021 Work Session

Click Below for documents:

DOC019

 

 

Current Planning Board & Zoning Board Meeting Information

Click on the link below for information on how to participate in a virtual meeting.

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

 

Board of Adjustment:

June 16, 2021 Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Click on the link below for public access to the meeting. This is a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

Agenda: June 16 2021 Meeting Agenda

BOA Zoom Attendee Invitation

The following application will be heard: Hartwell (6/16/21)

The following application will be heard: Hoo (6/16/21)

 

Planning Board:

June 14, 2021 Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Click on the link  below for public access to the meeting. This is a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

Agenda: June 14 2021 Meeting Agenda

PB 2021 Zoom Attendee Invitation

Application to be heard: Blue Foundry Bank (7/12/2021)

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 (Community Grants Planning & Housing) – 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/