Curbside White Goods: Thursday, July 5th. Call 201-327-2196 x 221 to schedule an appointment for appliance pickup at least three days in advance.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, July 21st at Bergen County Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Mahwah. Rain or shine. Free of charge for Bergen County residents. Please bring ID. For more information, visit www.bcua.org.
Recycling Depot: Every Saturday the Recycling Depot is open from 8 a.m. to noon. An attendant is on duty. The Recycling Depot accepts electronics (TV’s, keyboards, computers, radios, fax machines), textiles (old clothing, sheets, blankets, towels) and metals as well as plastics, glass, cardboard and aluminum. The State of NJ no longer allows electronics to be picked up with bulky trash and also doesn’t allow recycled items to be disposed of in black plastic bags. If you bring textiles to the depot, please avoid black plastic bags.
Trees and Vegetation: Borough Code Section 36-1 states that all homeowners must keep brush, plants and hedges 10 feet from the road on most lots and 25 feet on corner lots. It also states that plant life is not allowed to grow over the roadway. Ordinance Section 137-9 states that the homeowner must maintain all trees on their property and remove damaged or diseased trees as well as stumps, roots and dead trees. The DPW has assessed the town for our Zoning Officer who is sending notices to affected homeowners.
Property owners and tenants are responsible for maintaining trees and vegetation along both county and municipal roadways. Keeping your property compliant with local codes will improve visibility for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike. As we know, trees often times take down power lines during storms. Tree contact with power lines is the single leading cause of outages. If a tree is within a 10 foot setback and interfering with power lines, the homeowner can retain their own tree trimming company or report it to O&R. O&R will remove or trim it free of charge. Everyone is thanked in advance for their cooperation as this will be a tremendous help in reducing future outages for the community at large.
To report potential tree interference to O&R, call 877-434-4100 or visit the O&R website and look under Storm Information Center. There you will find Vegetation Management. Select the Report Tree Interference option and submit your tree interference problem.
DPW Brush Pickup: Pickup and chipping of storm debris has been completed. The DPW’s annual branch pickup will continue weekly. This annual curbside pickup begins at the start of April and runs through the end of October. In order to allow for these frequent pickups, the branches must be tied and placed in neat manageable piles curbside with branches no longer than 5’ length and 4” diameter. Stumps, logs and large trees cannot be picked up by the DPW. Disposal of larger items is the responsibility of the homeowner. Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potholes: Winter weather has left its mark on many of our roadways. If you would like to report a pothole, please e-mail DPWF@usrtoday.org and leave the precise location. The DPW has been steadily repairing holes and will add them to their list. Thank you for your assistance.
A Note from the USR Police Department: The warmer weather of July and August is historically a time for many of us to travel. The Police Department would like to offer some tips to make sure your home is protected while you are away. Preventing crime during family travel starts with making sure your home is protected while you’re away. The key is to make it look like you never left.
• Keep shades and blinds in their normal positions.
• Stop mail and newspapers, or ask a neighbor to pick them up every day.
• Put household lights on timers so they turn on and off at appropriate times.
• Arrange to have grass mowed while you’re gone.
• Activate your home alarm (if you have one).
• You might even leave a radio or TV on – or put it on a timer.
• Anything that might suggest someone’s home is a plus.
• Most importantly lock all doors and windows when you leave.
As a reminder, the Police Department will conduct daily checks of your residence, if you will be away for longer than four days. Contact the Police Desk at (201) 327-2700, prior to leaving for vacation, to register for this service. Please feel free to contact our crime prevention officer Sgt Lynch, directly, if you should have any questions or would like discuss any of the above information. We wish you and your family a fun and safe summer!
No Knock Registry: The Borough has a registry prohibiting salespeople to approach or knock on doors. Vendors are more likely to visit during the warmer months so we are reminding you of this registry at this time. To add your address to the list, download the No Knock Registry form at http://www.usrtoday.org/wp-cont…/…/2016/08/No-Knock-Form.pdf or visit Boro Hall. There is no fee for this service. Registered addresses will be provided with a self adhesive sticker to be utilized near or on the front door. Vendors must apply for a license to canvas in Upper Saddle River. When they do so, they are supplied with a list of addresses that have registered to not be disturbed. Residents are strongly encouraged to take the time to register.
Adult Walk-In Health Clinic: Thursday, July 26th from noon to 1 p.m. at Borough Hall. Services include a Health History Evaluation, Blood Pressure Measurement, Height and Weight, Individualized Counseling and Education, Referral and Follow-up and a Confidential Consultation with a Public Health Nurse. This is free of charge to adult USR residents on the 4th Thursday of each month through the Borough’s contract with the County of Bergen Health Department. For more information, please call 201-327-2196.
USR Tennis Permits Available for 2018: Tennis permits for the use of the USR tennis courts, located on West Saddle River Road in front of Reynolds School, are available at Borough Hall or at the Tennis Courts from Tennis Pro Sharron Mattiace. A family membership is $40.00 and an individual membership is priced at $25.00. All residents must have a permit and display permit on the new sign up board located at the entrance of the courts. For more information please call the USR Recreation Department at 201-327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol.com. Visit the Borough website at www.USRtoday.org for information about all Recreation programs.
Fall Tennis Clinics: Registration is now being accepted for the 2018 fall tennis clinics. There will be one 5 – week session to be held at the Wickersham Tennis Courts, located in front of the Reynolds School. The clinics will be held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s beginning on September 10th. The cost for the entire 5 week session is $95. Registration forms are available at Boro Hall or on the Boro website at www.USRtoday.org. For more information please call the USR Recreation Department at 201-327-3634 or email at USRRecreation@aol.com.
Borough’s Noise Ordinance: Any and all excavation, commercial landscaping, septic work, new construction, construction relating to additions, renovations, reconstruction and demolition shall be prohibited on any Sunday and legal holiday and may occur only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. However, maintenance, repairs and landscaping work may be performed by a homeowner on his or her own occupied dwelling or property between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. Please be courteous to your neighbors when maintaining your yard or working on your home and stay within the above time frame. The provisions do not apply to government agencies, utilities and weather-related issues or to any work performed by the Borough Department of Public Works nor any contractor retained by the Borough in connection with the maintenance of public parks, lands and facilities.
USR Library Programs:
‘Due South Band’ Summer Concert : Pack up your lawn chairs and picnic basket and head to the library for an outdoor concert featuring one of NJ’s top country bands! Hits from artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland to name a few will be performed. Thursday, July 26th at 7-8:30 p.m. The rain date is July 27th. This free event is sponsored by Friends of the Library and the USR Recreation Commission. Please park at Lions Park.
Join the Adult Summer Reading Club: Receive credit for books or audio books from June 1st–August 31st. These will count towards an entry in our weekly raffle, and you can earn extra entries by completing the activities listed on the website. There is no required reading, anything goes! Register online at usrlibrary.beanstack.org.
Reading on the Go: The library has Kindle Paperwhites, pre-loaded with fiction/non-fiction, best-sellers and current popular titles for adults. The Children’s dept. has Kindle Fires pre-loaded with the latest titles, chapter books and popular series for children in 4th grade–young adults. These devices loan out for one week at a time.
Borrow a Wireless HotSpot: Mobile hotspot routers give you the connectivity you need for your laptop, tablet or digital camera by creating your own mobile hotspot anywhere! It’s perfect for those temporarily without internet access, or when you’re on vacation. Borrow for a two week period, see our policy for details.
USRA Coalition Sponsors National Night Out at Crestwood Lake in Allendale on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Please join the USR/Allendale Coalition at a fun filled family event featuring music, games, crafts, ice cream and giveaways. Kickball, basketball and family vs. police tug of war! Free entrance for residents of Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River, Allendale and Upper Saddle River. I.D. required. Food trucks will have a variety of foods available for purchase. The USRA Coalition was formed in 2017 in recognition of the rise of prescription and non prescription drug and substance abuse in Bergen County, the state of New Jersey and throughout the nation. The mission of the USRA Coalition is as follows: “To educate and create awareness in our communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse and other related health issues.”
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. For more information, visit www.usracoalition.org or follow us at USRA Coalition on Facebook.
Save the Date! Town Wide Garage Sale: Due to the high level of interest last year, The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River is sponsoring our 2nd TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE on Saturday, September 29th with a rain date of Sunday, September 30th. You host the sale at your home. We get your permit, do the advertising and provide buyers with a map indicating homes having sales. This year an added feature will be the ability to rent a table at the Fire House Parking lot for those with smaller items to sell. Details and an application form are on the Woman’s Club website, usrwomansclub.org.
2nd Annual Oktoberfest October 6th: USR Cares and the Borough will present the second annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 6, 2018. New this year: Car Show, Wellness Way Workshops and Senior Citizen Lunch and Activity Tent! Please save the date. You won’t want to miss this community block party.
For information on Sponsorship and/or Vendors please contact: email@example.com
Thank you to the USR Recreation Dept., USR DPW, USRPD, our community organizations and our residents for their enthusiasm and time in participating last year and creating a wonderful community day. All proceeds benefit the mission of USR Cares to assist residents in crisis. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Please visit our website at usrcares.com.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer,
Joanne L. Minichetti, Mayor – email@example.com
Roger DeBerardine, Council President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven DiMartino – email@example.com
Jon Ditkoff – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent Durante – email@example.com
Joanne Florio – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Hafner – email@example.com