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Orange & Rockland Life-Support Equipment Program

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Upper Saddle River NJ, If you or a loved one is on life support, make sure you enroll in our Life-Support Equipment program. It doesn’t guarantee uninterrupted electric service, but when unavoidable power outages occur, the program provides information and notifications to help you stay informed, prepared, and safe.

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Upper Saddle River on Coyote Watch

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Upper Saddle River NJ, The Upper Saddle River Police Department’s paramount function is the safety of all our residents. After the recent coyote attacks in Mahwah, N.J., The Upper Saddle River Police Department is furnishing all our residents with some tips concerning coyotes and what to do if you are confronted by a coyote. Residents need to remember that the Coyote is part of the wildlife population in the Borough of Upper Saddle River. Coyotes are usually very timid and have adapted to living with the general population. If you see a coyote, and it is being aggressive please contact the Upper Saddle River Police Department at 201-327-2700.

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UPPER SADDLE RIVER MAYORAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONS MAYOR’S USE OF SWIFT911 EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

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UPPER SADDLE RIVER NJ , Upper Saddle River residents who subscribe to the Borough’s Swift911 emergency notification system received a blast email Monday at 1:19 pm alerting them not to an urgent immediate situation in town but rather a message from Mayor Joanne Minichetti trying to explain away her failed leadership.

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Upper Saddle River Moves to Sure Up Finances

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Upper Saddle River NJ, at the USR September council meeting questions, were raised concerning the annual municipal audit. Municipalities are required to undergo an audit on a yearly basis. Recommendations are made. These audits are very thorough and stringent. Each municipality’s audit must be reviewed, posted on the municipality’s website and sent to the Department of Community Affairs for their review. Our auditing firm, Lerch, Vinci and Higgins have completed the Borough’s 2018 audit. It can be found on www.usrtoday.org.

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Apple Ridge Stop Work Order Lifted by Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, On August 28, 2019 the following email was sent to Toll Brother by Boswell Engineering lifting the Stop Work Order on that portion located in Upper Saddle River.

Please allow this email to summarize the chronology of this project since the issuance of a Stop Work Orders for this project on July 23, 2019. This email will also rescind the Stop Work Order issued on July 23, 2019 subject to the terms noted below.

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Reader says “Boswell, the NJDEP and NJ LSRP are all complicit in allowing the simultaneous deforestation of 100 acres”

“The ENGINEER is expected to be an engineer. The boroughs have gore Boswell engineering. Boswell, the NJDEP and NJ LSRP are all complicit in allowing the simultaneous deforestation of 100 acres; leaving a veritable desert, ripe for the erosion that ensued since the winter of 2017. People HAVE been complaining to all these entities, only to be ignored or told they have done everything within their power to control what is an uncontrolled situation. They have lied on multiple occasions to many different people…all of them. And they’ve refused to accept what has been proven: arsenic is being dumped…because to accept that would shine a light on their own mistake, in having allowed the entire property to have been “remediated” all at once. The Borough of USR has tried to pass the buck by stating that NJ DEP allowed that…but Boswell, and de facto the the town, had the authority to intervene. THE FAILURE IS ON ALL LEVELS. And Toll Brothers has done nothing that it wasn’t directed to do by the authorities. This is all at the feet of the regulators.”

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Reader says Problem Development, Blame the Building Department

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“If anything Toll Brothers removing 1000+ trees, replacing with new ones and bringing fresh clean top soil – in turn cleaning up 100+ acres is actually a good thing. Why doesn’t anyone blame the building departments – where is the frustration and anger in the incompetence from these town building departments? Toll Brothers is following their requests – building department should have been proactive and requested more from the beginning of the project to reduce the likely hood of run-off from future storms. As for home value some residents are complaining in the reduction of home value – however they are building luxury homes and should in fact bring the area up in value.”

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CBS News Revisits Apple Ridge Development Site

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Bergen residents express serious concerns over brown water that’s originating from nearby development construction site.

According to CBS News ,”Some Bergen County residents say they a water emergency on their hands.”

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Reader asks ,”What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper Saddle and Saddle River? “

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“What kind of music would you like Toll Brothers to bring to Upper and Saddle River? “Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company sponsors the Toll Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world.” For more information, visit http://www.tollbrothers.com

we suggest : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries – Ring (Official Video)

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Upper Saddle River officials and Toll Brothers’ arrive at a Corrective Action Plan and Schedule to Lift Stop Work Order

MINUTES OF THE MEETING WITH TOLL BROTHERS BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER JULY 24, 2019 1:00 p.m.

ATTENDEES:

USR Mayor Joanne Minichetti Craig Cherry, Toll Brothers Div. President Ramsey Mayor John Roth John Peck, Toll Brothers, Div. Sr. VP James Dougherty, USR Building Official Rick Hoff, Toll Brothers, Attorney Robert Regan, USR Borough Attorney David Fultz, Toll Brothers Joy Convertini, USR Deputy Municipal Clerk Carmine Merlucci, Toll Brothers Bobby Fleshman, USR Public Works John Lehane, Toll Brothers Kevin Boswell, Borough Engineer Quentin Weist, Ramsey BA Frank Rossi, Boswell Engineering Jay Kruse, ESE Consultants Mark Mayhew, SVP, ESE Consultants

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