ORDERS & NOTICES
WPPD: Alternate side (all affected streets) and street cleaning (McBride Ave.) regulations are in full effect.
Woodland Park Property Tax Bill UPDATE:
Tax bills are due on May 1st. The State has not postponed the due date. However, Gov. Murphy has signed an executive order alllowing municipalities the option of extending the grace period to June 1.
At the May 6 Municipal Council meeting a resolution was approved extending the grace period for property taxes to June 1, 2020. This was done in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order and will allow taxpayers additional time to pay due to the current public health emergency. The Municipal Building is OPEN but CLOSED to the Public until further notice,
though Borough employees are working in all departments. Business hours 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM for the Building Dept. and 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM for all other departments, Monday thru Friday. Monday evening hours have been suspended.
For a list of Borough phone numbers and emails, click HERE
• The Recycling Center is open for recyclable drop-offs. • Trash and Recycling pick ups will be subject to change.
Notice from the W.P. Dept. of Inspections: "Interior" building code and fire code inspections will continue until further notice. • Other services, such as applications for permits, are being provided via a drop-off station at the front of the Municipal Building. For more information, call 973-345-8100 ext. 103.
The DPW office at 1 Browertown Rd. is CLOSED to the Public, until further notice. However, office staff are working. Normal business hours are in effect. Call 973-256-1264 option 1, for further information.
N.J. Judiciary (njcourts.gov) has announced a suspension of in-person Municipal Court until further notice. Cases are handled virtually over Zoom. READ MORE ...
Plastic Bag Ban SUSPENDED: Due to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) concerns and uncertainties, the Mayor and Council determined that compliance with the scheduled effective date on Apr. 1 for Ordinance 19-09 would cause hardship and confusion on the part for retailers and the public and passed Resolution R20-107 suspending implementation of the ordinance until an as-yet undetermined date in 2021.
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AT HOME TESTING: Passaic County residents now have access to a COVID-19 saliva test at home.
To Register: passaiccountynj.org/covid19HomeTest
MOBILE TESTING: Passaic County residents now have access to a COVID-19 saliva test at mobile testing sites.
Testing Sites are open from 9 am - 2 pm
Please note: You MUST still be a Passaic County resident
and a driver's license is REQUIRED.
Passaic County residents now have access to the COVID-19 a SALIVA test. The MOBILE TESTING SITES are open from 9 am - 2 pm on scheduled days of the month. The drive-thru test site at William Paterson University is no longer a set up for daily testing. Check the schedule for Mobile Test Sites.
Please note you MUST be a Passaic County resident.
Now OPEN designated days of the month. Please refer to the "COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING" schedule by clicking to enlarge it.
DATA: To access data on the "Confirmed Cases By Municipality", go to county's Coronavirus Information page and scroll below the COVID-19 Dashboard.
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All non-essential businesses are directed to CLOSE, as per N.J. Gov. Murphy's Executive Orders issued March 21. For a summary of Executive Order 107 & 108, CLICK HERE ...
New Jersey tax filing deadline is extended from April 15th to July 15th
Motor Vehicle Commission announced on Aug. 3 that it will now begin written driver tests, including commercial drivers. Because the demand is high, MVC officials are encouraging drivers to make an appointment. The tests will be given by appointment in all licensing centers except Oakland and Flemington. Appointments can be made up to 30days in advance, at https://mymvc.state.nj.us/apps/schedule-knowledge-test-appointment.html. • Road tests by the MVC restarted June 29, also on an appointment basis. • The REAL ID requirement has been extended for another year, until October 2021, so customers should not feel pressured. • Expiration dates of all drivers licenses, non-driver identifications, vehicle registration and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended for an additional two months. • Renewals, replacements, change of address and other transactions can be completed online at the NJMVC website.
Governor Philip Murphy's Executive Order 110 closing all daycare facilities except those that have been certified to stay open for "essential parents".
Governor Philip Murphy's Executive Order 107 stay at home directive and designation of essential businesses, plus Executive Order 108 invalidating all county and municipal restrictions. • Administrative Order No. 2020-10 has ameneded Executive Order 107 to designate some businesses as essential, such as pet grooming/daycare/boarding, religious worship supplies, vehicle deliveries, and personal care providers/caretakers. For the text of the administrative order, click here ...
Governor Phil Murphy announced Executive Order 118 on April 7, closing all State parks and forests and County parks to further social distancing measures.
Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 120 on April 8, postponing Primary Elections on Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7.
Governor Murphy signs Executive Order No. 122, on April 8th, to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Impose Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to include the requirement of masks by employees and customers and the limiting of customers to 50% of capacity.
— For a reader-friendly listing of the provisions of Executive Order No. 122, click here ...
April 28, 2020: Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health. The stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. To read the governor's principles and key metrics that will guide the process for lifting restrictions and restoring New Jersey’s economic health through public health, click here ...
April 29, 2020: Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 133, reopening State Parks on Saturday, May 2 and granting permission for counties to reopen parks as they so choose.
• All State Parks and Forests shall open to the public to engage in the following passive recreational activities in which social distancing can be readily achieved: fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, hiking, walking, running or jogging, biking, birding, and horseback riding.
• The following shall remain closed to the public at all State Parks and Forests: picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise stations and equipment, chartered watercraft services and rentals, swimming, pavilions, restrooms, and other buildings or facilities, such as visitor centers, interpretive centers and interior historical sites.
• The following recommendations and policies shall apply to all State Parks and Forests: a) Employees and visitors should wear cloth face coverings while in the State Park or Forest in all settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age; b) Available parking must be limited at all State Parks and Forests at 50% of the maximum capacity at one time, and visitors shall be prohibited from parking in undesignated areas, including in roadways and other undesignated areas; c) No picnicking shall be allowed, including on picnic blankets in signed picnic areas, and no picnic blankets, chairs, coolers, and other such personal property shall be carried into any State Parks and Forests. ... click here for full text
May 4: Gov. Murphy announced today that New Jersey Schools will be CLOSED for the remainder of the school year.
May 6: Gov. Murphy signed Executive Order 138 which extends the New Jersey's declared public health emergency under Executive Order 103 by an additional 30 days to June 5th.
May 30: Gov. Murphy issued Executive Order 149 and announced Safety Guidelines to Reopen Daycare Centers.
June 1: Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey to Enter Stage Two of Restart and Recovery on June 15th.
June 9: Gov. Murphy lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in effect since March 21 and expanded the number of people allowed in both indoor and outdoor gatherings. He stressed that residents should continue to be responsible and safe by wearing face coverings and keeping a social distance from others when out in public.
• Indoor gatherings will be permitted at whichever number is lower – 25% of a building’s capacity or 50 people total (up from 10)
• Limit on outdoor gatherings will be raised from 25 to 100 people
In addiction, the Governor anticipates being able to raise the limit on non-protest and non-religious activities to:
• 250 people on June 22
• 500 people on July 3
Limits are exempt where people are exercising their First Amendment rights or where they are attending outdoor religious services.
All outdoor recreational and entertainment businesses that were previously closed will be allowed to reopen on June 22, with social distancing and face masks, and with these exceptions:
• No waterparks
• No playground equipment
• No arcades
• No amusement rides
August 3: Indoor congregations has been reduced to 25% of a room’s capacity — with an overall 25-person limit (down from 100). • Outdoor gatherings remain capped at 500 people — with safety mainstays still in place like social distancing and face masks.
N.J. Governor Phil Murphy Announces “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health”
— April 28, 2020