Environmental Services News
Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by officials from North Hudson Sewerage Authority and United Water today to announce major initiatives to upgrade Hoboken’s infrastructure and address flooding, water distribution, and power resiliency.
Mayor Zimmer announced a partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) to build Hoboken’s second wet weather flood pump in order to further alleviate Hoboken’s 200 year flooding problem. The City and NHSA will work together to apply for a low interest $9 million loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust. The City would pay for and own the pump, while NHSA has agreed to pay for the engineering, permitting, loan application preparation, and operations and maintenance, a contribution estimated at nearly $5 million over 20 years. The pump, with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day, would further alleviate flooding in Western Hoboken.
The City of Hoboken invites residents to participate in a public workshop to guide the development and direction of a Green Buildings and Environmental Sustainability Element of the current city Master Plan.
The interactive workshop will solicit input from participants and will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6pm to 8pm at the Hoboken Public Library’s Reading Room, located on the 2nd floor. The library is located at 500 Park Avenue.
As part of repaving work planned for this year on Monroe Street from 3rd Street to 6th Street, excavation for handicap ramps will begin on Thursday, April 4 at Monroe Street and 6th Street. The contractor will be at Monroe Street through the end of the week, working south to 3rd Street.
The City of Hoboken is providing 1,000 recycling bins for free to residents on a first-come, first-served basis effective immediately.
The recycling containers and lids are available for pickup at the Municipal Garage located on Willow Avenue between Observer Highway and Newark Street Monday through Friday, 9am through 4pm. They will also be available on Saturday, March 9th from 10am to 2pm. There is a limit of one bin per household, and residents should bring proof of address. Multi-unit buildings may collect up to one bin for every five units.
Enforcement of alternate side street parking regulations for street cleaning is suspended for Friday, March 8, 2013. All other parking rules, including meters, are in effect.
Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts.
In order to allow plows to clear as much snow as possible from parking lanes, enforcement of alternate side parking rules will resume on Monday, February 11.
Vehicles may resume parking along emergency snow routes. Parking rules are in effect, including parking meters.
The regular recycling and garbage pickup schedule is in effect. Pickup will take place on Sunday night.
UPDATE (3:30pm 2/8/13): There will be no garbage pickup tonight (Friday, February 8). Please DO NOT place any garbage out on the curb. The City will open an Emergency Operations Center at 4pm. To report any non-emergency issues or for any questions, call 201-239-6647.
UPDATE (12:30pm 2/8/13): All basketball games and practices are cancelled for today and tomorrow at Demarest, Wallace and the Multi Service Center.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for our area which is in effect from Friday 6:00am through Saturday 1:00pm. Damaging winds and snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches with localized higher amounts are possible.
Residents are encouraged to monitor the City website, www.hobokennj.org or sign up to receive free email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.org/alerts.
Construction at 1600 Park & Hoboken Cove
The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced today that the City of Hoboken is a recipient of a 2013 Safe Places to Play Grant. The City applied for the funding to pay for the turf field to be built as part of Phase 1 of construction at 1600 Park & Hoboken Cove.
“With a booming population as more families choose to stay here for the long term, our community needs more open space for recreation than ever before,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are so thankful to the U.S. Soccer Foundation for their generous support in building what will be a great field for our entire community to enjoy.”
A public hearing will be held on February 27th, 2013 at the Hoboken Historical Museum (1301 Hudson Street) for the public to review and provide feedback on proposed improvements to Elysian Park. Residents are invited to attend any time between 7pm and 9pm. A community meeting was previously held on December 20th, to solicit input from the public.
In advance of the community meeting, residents can review the proposed plan at www.hobokennj.org/elysianpark.
There will be no trash pickup on Monday night and no recycling pickup on Tuesday in Hoboken due to the storm. Residents and businesses are asked not to place any trash on the street either Monday or Tuesday as it will get blown away and litter streets.
Residents who do not have a land line or have not received emergency notifications in the past are urged to sign up for the City’s Reverse 911 system by visiting www.hobokennj.org/emergency. Residents may also sign up for text and email alerts at www.hobokennj.org/alerts.
Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.