Chief’s Fall Message 2014

Fall is here and before we know it the beginning of the holiday season will be upon us.  We all have to be reminded that as we progress into this season, the days continue to get shorter and it becomes darker earlier.

If you are walking or bicycling, please remember to wear lighter colored clothing in the evening hours and consider having some type of reflective garment or light to make you more visible.  Also, please cross in the crosswalks as crossing between cars or in the middle of the street during darker hours increases the likelihood of sustaining an injury.  Motorists have less time to react when someone darts out in the street from between cars.  Motorists are now required to come to a complete stop and wait for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Our new civilian Parking Enforcement Officer, Kyle Ruppert started on August 4th, 2014.  The parking enforcement officer will be walking the Main Street Business District and Municipal lots and will be enforcing overtime meters, parking for more than 2 hours at a meter as well as other parking, handicapped and fire zone violations.  Please remember to have time on your meter when parked in the Main Street Business District.

Halloween is on Friday, 31st, 2014 this year.  The safety of all our children is a priority all year but, becomes an increased concern on Halloween.  Here are some tips to make your Halloween safe:

  • Never trick or treat alone. Go with a group and preferably go with a grown-up.
  • Make sure your costume lets you see and hear perfectly. You need to be able to watch and listen for vehicle traffic.
  • Make sure your costume fits properly. It is easy to trip or fall on costumes that are too big.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing. Put glow in the dark or reflective items on your costumes to make you more visible.
  • Carry some type flashlight or other type of lighting.

Finally, there have been some questions in reference to the operation of motorized, electric scooters within the Village.  NJSA 39:4-14.12 states that no person shall operate a motorized scooter on any public street, highway, sidewalk or on public property or land.  This means that you are only able to ride the scooter on your own private property (not the front sidewalk) or with consent on private property of a person who has a contractual right for use of that property.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Sgt. Locarno.

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