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Highland Park Borough
Thursday September 7th, 2023 :: 11:30 a.m. EDT


Take Five Briefing - 9/5

Here is the latest Take Five briefing from the September 5, 2023 meeting of the Mayor and Borough Council.

1) Support for RWJUH Nurses: Mayor Foster joined the growing chorus of support for the striking nurses of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). During her remarks, she urged the administrators at RWJUH to find a way to resolve this ongoing dispute, emphasizing that the health and safety of valued frontline healthcare workers – our nurses – and our community’s health and safety is on the line.

2) Sabbath-compliant Meters Update: National Metering Services (NMS) has begun contacting residents who requested ‘Sabbath-compliant’ water meters and scheduling installations. If you are interested in obtaining a Sabbath-compliant meter you can contact NMS at 1-888-448-0009. For more information, please visit our website.

3) Arts in the Park Street Fair & Art Showcase: Highland Park’s much anticipated Arts in the Park event is returning to Raritan Avenue this Sunday, September 10th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Arts in the Park is Main Street Highland Park’s annual street festival, juried art show, and arts and crafts sale. In its 17th year, Arts in the Park draws thousands of art enthusiasts and visitors from the region to enjoy artistic offerings, live music, delicious food, children’s activities, and much more. Visit Main Street Highland Park’s website for more information.

4) Capital Ordinance to Replace Library Roof: An ordinance authorizing a capital expenditure of up to $215,000 from the Borough of Highland Park’s general capital fund balance was introduced and a public hearing will be held prior to its adoption on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. Funds will be used to make necessary improvements to the library roof in order to address persistent leaks. Improvements shall include but are not limited to replacement of the flat roof section as well as all engineering and architectural design work.  

5) Upgrades to the Felton Street Tot Lot: Borough Council authorized a contract with Ben Shaffer Recreation for upgrades to the Felton Avenue Tot Lot. Improvements include replacement of the playground area with equipment appropriate to 2 to 5 year olds as well as a new poured playground surface to improve accessibility and help with maintenance. Following the installation of the playground, the Borough will finish out the project with new landscaping, including a small patio, benches, picnic tables and shade trees. Due to ongoing supply chain issues, the vendor expects work to commence in Spring 2024. 

If you’re interested in watching the September 5th Mayor and Council meeting, go to the HPTV Youtube channel where the video of the meeting will be posted in its entirety. The next meeting of Mayor and Council is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.     

Highland Park Borough
Highland Park Municipal Building
Highland Park, NJ 08904

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