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Fort Lee residents can now join the Palisades Park Swim Club

Mayor Mark Sokolich and the Borough of Fort Lee Council are pleased to announce that our residents can now become a member of the Palisades Park Swim Club.

Through a collaborative effort with the Mayor of Palisades Park, James Rotundo, and the Palisades Park Council, we were able to enter into a shared services agreement which will enable Fort Lee residents to join the Swim Club, and pay the resident fee.

Applications are available at the Jack Alter Community Center, the Borough Clerk's Office, or downloadable from this site.

Should you require additional information, feel free to contact the Mayor's office at 201-592-3500 extension 1500.

Joyce Kilmer tribute

Joyce Kilmer tribute on May 8, 2014

A program to honor acclaimed American poet Joyce Kilmer from his days in NJ through his heroic death on the battlefield in World War I - former Fort Lee councilman and award winning journalist Alex Michelini will discuss his work on Joyce Kilmer followed by a rare screening of the 1940 film "The Fighting 69th" featuring Jeffrey Lynn as Joyce Kilmer and starring James Cagney - admission free. May 8th at 7:00 PM in the Fort Lee Public Library Meeting Room  Lower Level (320 Main Street). Sponsored by the Fort Lee Film Commission and the Fort Lee Public Library. For further info call the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763 or the Fort Lee Public Library at (201) 592-3614 ext. 4010.

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Relocation of Building Department and Fire Prevention Bureau

The Building Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau announce that, on or about May 1, 2014, they are relocating their offices to 1365 Inwood Terrace (next to the Community Center)

If you are anticipating doing business with either of these offices after May 1, please telephone them directly to confirm their physical location:

  • Building Department: 201-592-3500 x1503
  • Fire Prevention Bureau: 201-592-3500 x1502
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Request for Proposals for Debt Collection Services for the Municipal Court


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Cancellation of April 17, 2014 Mayor & Council Executive Session

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thursday, April 17, 2014 Executive Session of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda.

The next executive session meeting of the Mayor and Council remains unchanged for May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Memorial Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

A copy of the agenda for May 1st meeting will be made available to the public on Wednesday, April 30th by 12:00 noon. p.m.

Neil Grant
Borough Clerk
April 11, 2014

Cliffhanger Film Festival Spring 2014

The Barrymores of Fort Lee on Film and Stage

Friday April 25th at 7:30 PM – screening of the 1934 film Twentieth Century, the greatest of all screwball comedies ever filmed -  starring John Barrymore and Carole Lombard. Admission free.

Saturday, April 26th & Sunday April 27th at 7 PM - live production of the acclaimed play "Barrymore" directed by Fort Lee High School Drama Department teacher Jodi Etra. Admission at the door $10 - $5 for senior citizens and students.

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Cancellation of Zoning Board meeting scheduled for April 8, 2014

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Board of Adjustment scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda.

The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Borough Hall

Upcoming change in street sweeper signs to new days

The Borough of Fort Lee is in the process of changing many sweeper signs to new days. This will be taking place throughout the month of April and possibly May.

Please watch for possible changes on your street during these two months.

If you have any questions, please call the Parking Authority at 201-592-3500 ext.1518.

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Fort Lee awarded $2,000 by JIF for safety efforts

South Bergen Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Local Towns Awarded $19,000 for Safety Efforts

Towns that are members of the South Bergen Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (South Bergen JIF) received awards totaling $19,000 for their safety efforts. All 23 eligible member municipalities qualified for the awards at the 22th Annual Safety Kickoff .  By preventing accidents, municipalities have saved their taxpayers millions of dollars in insurance premiums. Since 1991, the JIF has reduced its accident rate by 61% from 6.35 lost time accidents per 100 employees to last year’s 2.46.

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Notice of cancellation of 4/7/14 Planning Board meeting

The regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.

The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in council chambers, Fort Lee municipal building, 309 Main St., Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Battle of the High School Bands 2014

2014 Fort Lee Film Commission Battle of the High School Bands

Calling all High School Garage Bands! The annual Fort Lee Film Commission Battle of the High School Bands is set for Friday night, June 6, 2014 at 7 PM in the indoor auditorium / stage of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace).

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Run the Palisades 2014

"Run the Palisades" 5K & 10K - Sunday, May 18, 2014

Diabetes Foundation 6th Annual "Run the Palisades" 5K & 10K Run/Walk, plus Kids Fun Run and Health Expo. Sunday, May 18, 2014, in conjunction with our sister community of Cliffside Park.

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Barrymore Exhibit

Salute to Coytesville and the Barrymore Family

The Fort Lee Historical Society presents its new exhibit on the famous Barrymore acting family and the Fort Lee neighborhood they lived in, Coytesville.

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Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow 2014 Call for Entries

Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow 2014 Call for Entries

Call for Entries for 2014 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival Sponsored by the Fort Lee Film Commission

The tenth annual Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival application period is now open through July 1, 2014.

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Fort Lee Wellness Challenge

Fort Lee Wellness Challenge: March 10 - June 2, 2014

The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, Fort Lee Board of Health, and Club Metro of Fort Lee are challenging you to make Fort Lee healthier! We want you to help Fort Lee lose 500 pounds in 12 weeks. This town-wide challenge is free and open to residents of Bergen County.

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Call for Artists

Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival 2014: Call for Artists, Crafters & Vendors

Dear Vendor / Artist / Civic Organization:

We hope you can be part of the June 1st, 2014 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival.  Attached is an application form.


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2014 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Computer/Electronics Recycling, Tire Recycling and Paper Shredding Events

BCUA 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

The 2014 household hazardous waste collection program dates and locations are as follows:

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flu vaccine

Seasonal Flu vaccine available at the Fort Lee Health Department

Walk-ins are accepted on Tuesday mornings between 9-11 am.

Flu shots are free to anyone age 65 and older who present a Medicare card part B/medical insurance coverage and who are not covered by an HMO.  Flu shots will be administered to all others over the age of 18 for a fee of $10.

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Gallery Jack Alter Community Center Sign Dedication

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