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AHDEEK TENNIS CLUB
Private Tennis Club

  • Location: Pelham Place
  • For Membership:
    Norm Frolow (President) 201-385-6084
    David Selick (Treasurer) 201-944-6046

 



BLOOD DONOR DAYS
  • Sponsored by the Bergenfield Blood Donors Association
    and the Board of Health.
  • Spring & Fall
  • Location: South Church Hall on West Church Street
  • Contact: Board of Health 201-387-4055 x5

 


BUILDING PERMITS
  • Required for most alterations including roofing, siding, fences, additions,
  • Apply in The Building/Zoning Department (basement level of Borough Hall)


CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY  
  • Required on all resales of homes, condos, rentals and new business tenants.
  • Apply at least 2 weeks prior to the closing.
  • Apply in The Building/Zoning Department
 



CODE ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
  • Accepts rental registration for all non-owner
    occupied single and multi-family dwellings
  • Contact: 201-387-4055 x4151



CHILD CARE
  • Before School
  • For elementary school children
  • Breakfast is served on a daily basis
  • Spanish translator is available
  • Location: Franklin School
  • Hours: 7AM-8AM
  • Contact: Kathy Moore 201-385-2732



CHILD CARE

 

  • After School
  • for grades K-8
  • Supervised by certified teachers and assistants
  • Program includes: activities such as arts and crafts,
    active and quiet games, and homework time
  • Transporation available from Roy W. Brown Middle School
  • Location:

    • Franklin School
    • Jefferson School
    • Lincoln School
    • Washington School
    • Hoover School
  • Contact: Director Rose Henn 201-384-0352


CLUB / ORGANIZATIONS / OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES  
  • Information may be obtained at the Bergenfield Free
    Public Library Information Center
  • Contact: 201-387-4040


COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM
  • Team comprised of police, educators, psychologists,
    a councilmember, clergy and social workers.
  • To help troubled youngsters
  • Contact: 201-262-HELP
  • Outreach Worker 201-387-5486 / 201-387-4050


CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION
  • Required for all contractors working in the
    Borough of Bergenfield, except for plumbers
    and electricians who are licensed by the state.
  • Homeowners may check to make sure that potential
    contractors are properly registered with the Borough
    Construction Code Department.
  • Contact: 201-387-4055 x4092


COOPERS POND
  • Popular spot for Wedding Photographs and
    Prom Pictures
  • Events:
    Art Exhibits
    Craft Fairs
    Summer Concerts
    Fishing Contests
    Plant Sales
    Christmas Caroling
    Ice Skating (when frozen)


GARAGE SALES
  • Limited to two two-day sales per year.
  • Permits are required for Garage Sales.
  • $5.00 in the Building Department.


HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY TRANSPORATION PROGRAM  
  • Providing residents with transportation to Doctors,
    Hospitals or Clinics in this area.
  • Also provides a shopping route every Wednesday.
  • Operation Days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • Operation Hours: 9AM-1PM
  • Contact: DPW Dispatcher at 201-387-4055 x4088
 


IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
  • U.S. Department of Justice Agency
  • Location: 970 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
  • Contact: 1-800-375-5283 / 1-800-870-3676 (for forms only)


MAYOR AND COUNCIL OPEN MEETINGS
AND WORK SESSIONS

  • Tuesdays at 8PM
  • Location:
    Council Chambers /
    Executive Council Chambers
    on the second floor in the Municipal Building
  • Contact: Clerk's Office 201-387-4055 x6 (to check dates)


MEMORIAL PARK PAVILION AREA
  • May be reserved for group outings and a letter of
    request must be written to the Mayor and Council. 
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Charge for usage, a refundable security fee, and proof
    of insurance which must be complied with in advance.
  • Contact: Clerk's Office at 201-387-4055 x6 (to check dates)


MUSEUM SOCIETY
  • Presently hoping to build their own facility on the
    Tunis Cooper Historic Property at Coopers Pond.
  • Bergenfield artifacts will be displayed here and several
    exhibitions will be presented each year. 
  • At this time, the museum's collection has over 900
    catalogued artifacts and over 1,000 catalogued photographs
    and slides and is still collecting
  • Contact: 201-384-8656 (if you wish to donate an artifact or photo)


OVERNIGHT PARKING
  • NOT permitted on the streets and roads in Bergenfield from 2AM to 6AM except on Howard Drive and Georgian Court.
  • Please advise the Police Department of any overnight emergency parking.


PASSPORT APPLICATIONS
  • Available in the Borough Clerk's Office
  • You must go to a U.S. Passport Agency or
    a U.S. Post Office with the required documents
    for issuance.
  • Application available at:
    http://travel.state.gov/get-forms.html
  • Contact: 1-900-225-5674
  • Closest Passport Agencies:

    • Bergen County Clerk's Office
    • One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ
    • Bergenfield Post Office
    • Tenafly Post Office

 



PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • Enforced by the Borough and residents are advised
    to properly maintain their dwellings and grounds.
  • Contact: 201-387-4055 x4092
 


PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER
  • In addition to the endless amount of books available, there are lectures, films, children's story hours, summer reading clubs, crafts, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, copier machines, art exhibits, and a reference and information department.
  • ESL program available.



RECREATION SUMMER PROGRAM
  • Start usually the end of June and continues to mid-August.
  • Variety activities including field trips to the bowling alley,
    skating rink, zoo, shore, etc.
  • Tennis lessons are available
  • Sign-up at the park in June.
  • Location: Memorial Park / Hickory Park
  • Hours: 9AM-12 Noon / 1PM-4PM
 


RENTAL REGISTRATIONS  
  • Required annually for all non-owner occupied single family and multi-family dwellings, and rental rooms
  • Inspections are required annually and whenever there is a change in occupancy.
  • Please register with the Code Enforcement Bureau at Borough Hall,
    201-387-4055 x4151


REVERSE 911
  • Notifies the residents of important notices or emergencies within the Borough and surrounding communities.
  • If you have an unlisted telephone number, please call Office of Emergency Management (201-387-4055 x4045) to add your number.
  • Information will be kept confidential.
 


SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS
  • Planned by the Mayor's Advisory Committee for Senior Citizens.
  • Plans a monthly event available to all Bergenfield Seniors.
  • Announcements of time and place to sign up are in the Twin Boro News. 



SNOW SHOVELING, SNOW BLOWING OR PLOWING
  • From sidewalks or driveways into the streets is prohibited.
  • Vehicles are prohibited from parking on any roadway when the road is snow covered.
  • According to Ordinance 1046: Sec. 3-6.1 "The owner or tenant of lands abutting or bordering on paved sidewalks of the streets, avenues and public places shall remove all snow and ice from the same within 24 hours after the snow and ice shall have ceased to fall or form." 


SOLICITING
  • Only permitted after issuance of a license.
  • Apply at the Police Records Department.


 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  • It's Board of Directors, Staff and Committees are working hard to revitalize Bergenfield's business district.
  • Mission:To fully realize Bergenfield's role as a pivotal center of the area's professional, commercial retial and social communities.
  • Contact SID Director at 201-384-8555 



SUMMER CAMP  
  • Child care program for working parents during the summer months.
  • Location: Jefferson Elementary School, 200 Hickory Avenue
  • Contact Rose Henn at 201-384-0352 for more information.
 

VOLUNTEERS
  • Always needed from the community for the Volunteer Fire Companies and the Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
  • All fire department activities in the Borough are performed by volunteers, with the exception of the work of the six paid daytime firemen.
  • Residents, who are at least 18 years of age and who are physically able to perform the tasks, are eligible to make application.
  1. Bergenfield Fire Co. No. 2
    Home Place at West Johnson Avenue
    201-387-4000 x4085 or press 3
  2. Alert Fire Co. No. 1
    West Church Street at Ralph Street
    201-387-4000 x4084 or press 3
  3. Prospect Fire Co. No. 1
    238 West Clinton Avenue
    201-387-4000 x4086 or press 3
  4. Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    Froelich and South Front Streets
    201-385-4000 x4079 or press 4