So... Mount Arlington endured the storms and is just about back to normal operations. Now time for the clean-up.
We understand there is a lot of snow and other stuff to clean up, but it is important for everyone's safety that the sidewalks get cleared as outlined in the Borough Ordinance. With the high snow we cannot have a situation that people need to walk in the roadway, so please take the time to clear any sidewalks that you are responsible for. Clearing fire hydrants would be appreciated as well.
Thank you for your understanding, stay warm, and be safe.
A message from our Department of Public Works:
Public water customers without heat can leave a sink faucet running at 1/4 open to help prevent pipes from freezing especially during the overnight hours.
The civic center will be open all night if you need a place to go. If it is not open when you arrive just call 973-398-2100 and the police will let you in.
Please check on your neighbors, there is no immediate end in sight so we need to get through this together.
I just got off the Mayors conference call with JCP&L.
—They said it could be several days before power is restored. They are working on assessing the restoratio...n times and will be giving a Global Estimated Time Of Restoration (ETR) this evening. Some MtA residents received automated messages from JCP&L indicating ETR’s. They are not accurate. I brought this up with JCP&L and they are addressing the problem. If you get an automated message please call JCP&L and let them know.
—Unfortunately, there has been a fatality in the JCP&L service area with a person coming in contact with an energized downed line (not Mt. Arlington). Do not go anywhere near a downed line. Call JCP&L and report it.
—Please check on the welfare of your elderly and disabled neighbors, and those who do not have internet or a Facebook account and may not see these posts.
— The Civic Center ( next to the Police Station on North Glen Ave.) will remain open for the duration of this event for getting warm and charging phones. If you need to get in and it is not staffed please call the police at 973-398-2100 and someone will let you in.
—I will keep you posted as I get more information
Stay safe. Mount Arlington Strong.
If you need to travel, there are many trees and wires down and blocking the roadways. DO NOT drive under fallen trees, move wires, or go around road closure barricades. They are there for a reason...your safety. I know it is an inconvenience but crews are out to clear things up as soon as they can.
Mt Alington OEM will be opening the Civic Center (18 N. Glen Ave, Mt Arlington) as a warming center at 11 a.m. The center will be staffed by members of the CERT team. If you plan on bringing multiple devices to charge please bring your own power strip as outlets are limited.
Be very careful traveling to the Civic Center, or anywhere you go. Many trees and poles are down with numerous road closures.
Take a look, you may just find a familiar place listed as one of the safest small towns in America
Rich Cooke, the Aging in Place Coordinator for Morris Habitat for Humanity, recently gave a presentation to the Mt. Arlington Seniors. They provide assistance to make changes that will enable seniors to move around safely inside their homes and complete the routines of daily living. By doing this, the program will help senior residents continue to live in their own homes longer and maintain their independence.
We are starting to receive reports of the IRS phone call scam again. These phone calls say the person receiving the call has tax violations and there will be a warrant for their arrest if not taken care of immediately. It also says the local police will be coming for them.
-Local police DO NOT deal with IRS violations....
-The IRS DOES NOT call you threatening to arrest for tax violations.
-DO NOT respond to these messages. Simply ignore them and delete them from your voicemail.
Due to the amount of phone numbers and IP addresses associated with these calls they are nearly impossible to stop so ignoring them is the best we can do at this time.
On January 23, 2018 the first court session was held in Mt. Arlington since 2009. It was the inaugural session of the newly formed Mt. Arlington/Wharton shared Municipal Court.
Once a bother, always a brother-
We are accepting donations on behalf of past member, Robert Ranft, who we lovingly call "Silent Bob".
He devastatingly lost hi...s home due to a fire on the morning of January 7, 2018. He has lost everything he had and we want to help him find some sort of normalcy during such a difficult time. Donations like gift cards, etc. can be dropped off at the Mount Arlington Police Department anytime. We can also accept donations at our firehouse on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month after 7PM and every Friday after 7PM. Thank you in advance for your assistance!
On behalf of the Mt. Arlington Police Department, we would like to thank Frank Diehl of BLAIRSTOWN POWERSPORTS for allowing us to be part of presenting his gene...rous donation to a child in town suffering from an on going battle with leukemia.
Frank arrived early Christmas morning alongside friends and Santa to donate an Atv, riding gear, and other goodies to the child and his family. We appreciate you making his Christmas morning so special. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
Chief Licata was recognized at the Morris County Chief's of Police Officer Installation event for his term as President of the Association during 2017
The PD would like to thank Officer DeRosa and the FOP for putting together our No Shave November event. The following participants and sponsors raised $1,000 that will be sent in to the National Cancer Society in honor of Mayor Arthur Ondish.
Thank you for your contributions and support!
Unique Hair Cutters
Management Resource Services, Mark Saveageau
Chiropractic Health Clinic of Sparta
The Hinczynski Family
The Zicolello Family
The Mt. Arlington Family Dentistry