PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda. The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 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 March 27, 2017 Planning Board meeting
Cancellation of March 14, 2017 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Board of Adjustment scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 has been cancelled due to the expected snow storm.
Docket #7-17, 218 Knox Avenue, LLC, 1527 Anderson Avenue, Block 3853, Lot 6 will be carried to the meeting of Tuesday, March 28, 2017, no further notice on the part of the applicant.
Docket #8-17, Ivan & Maria Buva, 305 Tom Hunter Road, Block 3951, Lot 5 will be carried to the meeting of Tuesday, March 28, 2017, no further notice on the part of the applicant.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning from midnight tonight to midnight Tuesday night. Snow will move into the area overnight tonight and continue through Tuesday afternoon. Total snow accumulation is expected to be 10 - 14 inches with locally higher amounts of 18 - 24 inches possible. Snowfall rates of 1 – 3” inches per hour are possible. White out conditions are possible for Tuesday morning. Winds will be 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 40 MPH. This will cause blowing and drifting snow. Residents should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Also, customers can report outages at www.pseg.com or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The utility’s mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area. Updates will be available on the Borough of Fort Lee's Office of Emergency Management Home page at www.fortleeoem.org for updates.
Winter Storm Garbage Pickup
There will be no garbage pickup in the Borough of Fort Lee on Tuesday, 3/14/17 due to the winter storm. The next garbage pick-up will be on Friday, 3/17/17.
Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow entry period begins March 1, 2017
2017 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival Entry Period Starts March 1st
The Fort Lee Film Commission announces its 13th annual Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow High School Student Film Festival. The festival is open to all high school age students who reside in Bergen County. The entry period runs from March 1st through July 1st, 2017. Applications are available at www.jerseyfilmmakersoftomorrow.org.
Free film screening and live performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present a free screening of the classic 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Screening is March 29th at 7pm in the meeting room of the Fort Lee Public Library at 320 Main Street. Admission is free.
On April 7th at 7:30 pm we will have a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire by the Hudson Shakespeare Company in the Library Meeting Room at 320 Main Street in Fort Lee. Admission is free but seating is limited. Doors open at 7pm.
For further info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763.
2017 Battle of the High School Bands
Reel Jersey Girls Women's History Month Film Festival in March
Fort Lee Film Commission’s Reel Jersey Girls Women’s History Month Film Festival in March at the Fort Lee Public Library
The Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library present a month long film festival dedicated to the women filmmakers, from the pioneers of the early days of cinema in Fort Lee up to a modern young filmmaker of today.
Fort Lee now a "Stigma Free" community
The Borough of Fort Lee has proudly passed by resolution to become a "Stigma Free Zone." This was done to raise the importance of Mental Health Awareness.
Stigma-Free Zones aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of the disease of mental illness and create a culture wherein residents who have the disease of mental illness feel supported by their community and neighbors and feel free to seek treatment for the disease without fear of stigma.
2017 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival set for Sunday, June 4, 2017
The 15th annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival is set for Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. There will be two stages of free musical entertainment and over 100 arts & crafts and food vendors and artists. For an application please download below or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763. Application fee is $75 made out to the Borough of Fort Lee. Deadline for receipt of application and fee is May 20, 2017.
Fort Lee Film Town USA Podcasts
The Fort Lee Film Commission monthly podcasts are up and they center on the film history of America's first film town, Fort Lee, NJ. The podcasts include news about upcoming events, film screenings and details about the soon to be built Barrymore Film Center here in Fort Lee. The hosts of the podcast Fort Lee Film Town USA are FLFC Executive Director Tom Meyers and FLFC Chair Nelson Page along with our moderator Christina Kotlar. The link below will take you to our podcast.
December 2016 installment of "Fort Lee Today On Demand"
The Borough of Fort Lee has released the third installment of a video newsletter that showcases the people and places of Fort Lee's past, present and future: "Fort Lee Today On Demand". Please visit our YouTube Channel, and subscribe.
Mayor's Message - Winter 2016-2017
There is so much to do here in Fort Lee and its government's job to communicate with each and every one of our residents so that everyone has an opportunity to participate in our many activities, programs, and events. From our 5K Diabetes Run and Health Fair to our incredible Holiday Tree Lighting and Main Street Art Festival, Fort Lee has become the "place to be" in northern New Jersey. As Mayor it is very frustrating to hear one of our residents say "I wish I knew about that, I would have attended" or "when was that event, I am sorry I missed it". In an effort to "get the word out" and make sure all of our residents are aware of what's going on here in Fort Lee, there are a few new and exciting initiatives that we have put into place to make sure no one is ever left out and which are available at no cost to all of our residents.
Download the "Fort Lee Today" newsletter
The Fort Lee Today newsletter publishes quarterly and brings you up-to-date news about the Borough of Fort Lee. The newsletter is mailed to residents, and made available for download on this web site.
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.