The starting time for the Thursday, December 8, 2016 Work Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. An agenda for the work session meeting will be available in the Borough Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 Noon.
Change in starting time for December 8, 2016 Mayor & Council Work Session Meeting
Holiday Parking 2016
The Fort Lee Parking Authority has announced that there will be free three-hour parking in the Borough starting Monday, December 12, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017.
The three-hour free parking on Borough streets in the downtown business district and in the Borough's parking lots will be for three hours only, after which normal parking enforcement will resume.
Because it is a joyous season, the Parking Authority and Mayor Sokolich and the Borough Council decided to grant three hours of free metered parking to invite and encourage residents to come out to shop at local stores and dine in the Borough's fine restaurants.
The Parking Authority wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!
Fort Lee's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Annual Fort Lee Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. Come celebrate with your community! Hot chocolate & refreshments; special holiday music by our DJ; and many more surprises. (Rain date: Friday, December 2, 7:00PM)
Please bring a toy to donate to the Fort Lee PBA Toy Drive (new toys and unwrapped).
November 2016 edition of "Fort Lee On Demand"
The Borough of Fort Lee has released the second installment of a video newsletter that showcases the people and places of Fort Lee's past, present and future: Fort Lee On Demand. Please visit our YouTube Channel, and subscribe.
You can also visit our Facebook group to keep abreast of the events in our community.
Reorganization Meeting of the Fort Lee Mayor & Council
The reorganization meeting of the Borough of Fort Lee Mayor and Council will take on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Memorial Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, 1st Floor Council Chambers, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. An agenda for the reorganization meeting will be available in the Borough Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, January 4th at 12:00 Noon.
Cancellation of November 28, 2016 Planning Board meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Cancellation of November 15, 2016 Zoning Board meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Zoning Board of Adjustment scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Cancellation of November 14, 2016 Planning Board meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Notice re. Borough Collection Program (2016)
Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
As in the past, there will be no fixed schedule for leaf pickup and the schedule is set for November 1 through December 15. Leaves may be placed in either paper bags placed at the curbside, loose in garbage receptacles, or piled at the curbside.
The Borough understands that this program requires the cooperation of our residents. Be assured that the efforts of all our residents help protect our environment, increase safety and reduce operating costs.
Thank you for your assistance.
The last date for grass pick up by Miele Sanitation was on October 15th.
Santa visits the Fort Lee Museum on Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Fort Lee Historical Society hosts a visit from Santa Claus at the Fort Lee Museum on Saturday, December 3rd from Noon to 5pm at the museum at 1589 Parker Avenue / parking and entrance on Palisade Avenue side of museum. First 100 children will get a free photo of them with Santa. Hot cider and donuts will be served free to the public. The museum currently hosts a vintage toy exhibit with archival photos of Fort Lee children that dates back to the 19th century and through the 20th century - the exhibit is titled The Kids of Fort Lee. For further info visit www.thefortleehistoricalsociety.org or call us at (201) 693-2763.
Fort Lee Museum exhibit "The Kids of Fort Lee" opens October 22, 2016
The Fort Lee Historical Society new exhibit "The Kids of Fort Lee" opens on October 22, 2016 and runs through April 2017. The museum will be closed until October 22 for this exhibit installation. The exhibit will include rare archival photos and artifacts as well as vintage toys and a case devoted to the old 5&10 on Main Street and its toy displays.
Fort Lee Battlefield Grant update: open to the public on October 18, 2016
The Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Historic Society will sponsor a discussion of the National Park Service Battlefield Grant Award won for a study of the Revolutionary War in the neighborhood of present day Monument Park in Fort Lee. The Borough's chosen consultant for this project, Revolutionary War historian and author Todd Braisted, will discuss the progress of his research and the importance of this area in terms of the history of the American Revolution. This meeting is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at 8pm at the Fort Lee Museum at 1589 Parker Avenue. For further info call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present "Laughter in the Shadows of War - 1941"
This 3-part film retrospective highlights the 75th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II with the screening and discussion of three wildly popular films of 1941 that kept Americans laughing and made box office stars of two Burlesque comedians from New Jersey, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers will introduce the films and discuss the importance of these films to American moviegoers in 1941.
Schedule of films:
- BUCK PRIVATES - Dec 2 at 6:30 pm
- IN THE NAVY - Dec 9 at 6:30
- KEEP 'EM FLYING - Dec 16 at 6:30 pm
Admission is free. Screenings take place in the Fort Lee Public Library Theater on the ground floor of the library at 320 Main Street. Doors open at 6pm and programs start at 6:30pm. For further info call (201) 693-2763.
Mayor's Message - Fall 2016
The past several weeks have been historic for our Borough...after over 50 years of remaining patient, our new state-of -the-art redevelopment has opened to the public. The iPic Theaters and our first farm to table restaurant known as City Perch has opened with well deserved fanfare. These openings represent only the beginning as the next several weeks will see many other grand openings including a variety of other restaurants, an exercise and wellness studio and well over 100,000 square feet of new and exciting retail uses for the entire community to enjoy. Coinciding with these new openings is our new 1-acre passive park located at the corner of Main Street and Lemoine Avenue which is now open to the public and has free public Wi-Fi for all to enjoy. Our new retail district, called Hudson Lights, also boasts luxury apartments with on-site parking for those residents that enjoy the conveniences of retail at their fingertips.
Zika Virus information
Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Since 2015 Zika has been identified in several countries and territories including Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. All current cases of Zika are travel-associated meaning that a person with Zika became infected outside the U.S. in an area with ongoing Zika transmission and then traveled to the U.S. There is no known local transmission of Zika in New Jersey, which means that mosquitos in our area have not been infected with Zika virus. There have also been some reported cases of sexual transmission of Zika by a man to his sex partners.
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Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal
Free Prescription Drug Card compliments of the Borough of Fort Lee
The Borough of Fort Lee Mayor & Council is pleased to offer you and your family/friends a free discount drug card. Simply print the free card below and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country. This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or underinsured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential (no name required on card).
This program also includes discounts on eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, and more. You can print as many cards as you need. Please feel free to forward this free Prescription Drug Card to your friends and family. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.