UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR REGARDING ERUV: JULY 19, 2017
If you follow Social Media, concerns from residents have spread from Upper Saddle River to Mahwah regarding the ERUV. An ERUV is a closed perimeter area of about 26 square miles. Please click on the following link for more information: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/eruv
Clikck on the follwoing link for a list provided by O&R of every utility pole where the plastic pipes have been secured. (Click here: Listing of Poles ) Advice by our attorney is that we cannot do anything about the installation of these plastic pipes on these utility poles establishing a ERUV. There are links below that may better help you understand some of the issues.
The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) http://www.bpu.state.nj.us is the State of New Jersey public utility authority who has granted permission to this group to place the ½ plastic pipes for the purpose of a ERUV on Orange and Rockland (O&R) utility poles. https://www.oru.com/en/contact-us
Normally, O&R does not allow anyone to place anything on their utility poles without permission but because of several Federal Law suits, both BPU and O&R are obligated to allow these ERUV markings, But they have NO OBLIGATION to notify the municipality. The most recent litigation was in Tenafly NJ. http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/013301.txt
These markings connect Saddle River Road and East Mahwah road, by way of Airmount Road, Airmont Ave, Masonicus Road and Sparrowbush Road and a left hand turn onto Saddle River Road.
The ERUV is not complete until the perimeter is complete. The municipalities, both Mahwah and
Upper Saddle River, did not receive any notice, nor could O&R deny the application.
I realize a lot of information is circulating around town and some of it may be concerning to residents. I hope we have provided you with information that provides an understanding of the situation at hand. I, along with the Council, continue to explore options regarding this issue. We will pass on any new information as we receive.
Mayor Bill Laforet
A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR BILL LAFORET
Hoping that Winter is truly behind us, we are moving into Spring and all it has to offer!
Winter causes havoc on our roadways, water mains and infrastructure. I would like to thank the Department of Public Works for their work in keeping the Township in good working condition this winter and our Mahwah Police Department , Fire Department, EMS and Emergency Service volunteers for their help during the winter months in responding to the many emergency calls. Your dedicated service in keeping our town and our residents safe is greatly appreciated.
Quentin Wiest, our new Business Administrator, has been with us for several months now. He has brought with him a new set of eyes and a new perceptive. I consider him to be a great addition to our Township. The year-round responsibility of the Administrator and all of those who work at the municipal offices, help make Mahwah a fiscally responsible and financially sound community we all enjoy.
Mahwah is truly a great place to live and we are continually looking to improve in every way that services our community. With the addition of new businesses who have chosen Mahwah as their home, such as Dressbarn, Jaguar-Land Rover and Valley Health System, along with a number of small businesses, Mahwah continues to be the envy of may municipalities throughout Bergen County for our economic growth. I’m excited about the future of our community and am proud to be your mayor and to continue to serve Mahwah.
William C. Laforet