Government

May 7, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Lumber supply issues are delaying the replacement of a swim meet dock at Horseshoe Lake Park, said a township official today. Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood said the delay means the new dock will not be ready by Memorial Day, as originally planned. “The estimated finish ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Shawn Potillo was chosen Tuesday by the Roxbury Mayor and Council to fill the unexpired term of former Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died March 31. Potillo, a 43-year-old Republican, was one of three people nominated by the Roxbury Republican Club to fill ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The main odor-elimination system at the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood is scheduled to be shut off for two weeks for maintenance, but officials do not expect plumes of noxious sulfur dioxide to drift over Roxbury. The work, expected to begin April 26, involves replacing the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The municipal government taxes paid by Roxbury property owners will not increase under the township budget introduced this week. The $29.97 million spending plan, which will be up for final adoption May 11, is slightly altered from the budget presented in February by Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The township will soon rename a park in honor of former Roxbury Township Councilman Richard Zoschak who died recently. The announcement was made Tuesday by Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo during a somber tribute to Zoschak, who died March 31. Zoschak, a landing resident of 38 years, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Telling dozens of unhappy residents it was making the best of a bad situation, the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved several zoning amendments related to affordable housing. The most controversial of the new zones is one that allows for the creation of 175 units of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury school district is seeking a review by the township Planning Board of its proposed outdoor pavilion project behind Lincoln-Roosevelt School. Here’s the rub: Work at the site — the former tennis courts between Lincoln-Roosevelt and Franklin School in Succasunna — has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Veteran Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died Wednesday, “loved Roxbury” and his constituents, said his wife and council colleagues today. Zoschak, 76, died in the afternoon at Morristown Memorial Hospital, said his widow, Diana Zoschak. She said her husband of 40 years ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Some Succasunna residents are unhappy with the township’s designation of an 8-acre site on Hillside Avenue as a place where a new senior housing complex can be built. The site, at the corner of Route 10 and Hillside Avenue was once called the Beeman Estate, and it is known for its ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Concerned about impacts to Roxbury’s quality of life, particularly when it comes to truck traffic, township officials are close to limiting the size of warehouses in industrial districts. An ordinance that imposes the size restrictions was introduced several weeks ago. It is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury residents dissatisfied with the service provided by Optimum/Altice should listen-in at an upcoming public hearing, said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo this week. The state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has scheduled the virtual hearing for March 16. The hearing, to start at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Restaurants in Roxbury will be allowed to continue serving customers in outdoor dining areas this year, but township officials — fearing overcrowded parking lots — might curtail the practice if COVID-related indoor dining limits are eased. The matter was discussed Tuesday by the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A $159,000 upgrade is in the works for the fuel filling station owned by the Roxbury School District but also used by township vehicles, according to officials. The fueling station, situated on Bryant Drive between Roxbury High School and Eisenhower Middle School in Succasunna, was ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Bucking a trend, Roxbury is not forcing stricter stormwater control practices on property owners doing minor outdoor projects, such as building patios. The matter was discussed Feb. 23 by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd and township engineer ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township today put some numbers behind what Roxbury residents already know: It’s been a tough winter in terms of snowfall. For the past decade, Roxbury’s average annual snowfall total has been about 50 inches, said Mayor Bob DeFillippo. “This season so far, we have gotten 57 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Taxes paid to the township by the average Roxbury homeowner would increase by about $32 per year under a municipal budget presented by township Manager John Shepherd. The proposed 1.47 percent increase in the budget, if approved by the Roxbury Mayor and Council, would represent the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Faced with rising costs due to minimum-wage hikes, Roxbury might bump up the fees it charges for recreation programs, especially for out-of-towners. Among the changes being weighed: Elimination of free beach passes for non-resident senior citizens. The proposed new fee structure ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Residents should do their best to keep fire hydrants near their homes clear, but given that some hydrants remain buried under “mountains of snow,” township officials are not expecting miracles, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Discussing the situation at Tuesday’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Township officials are looking for a way to avoid spending $270,000 to repair the historic Ledgewood Pond Dam, a project dictated by the state which is offering no funding. The 19th century structure, built as part of the Morris Canal and situated in Morris Canal Park, is on the ...

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ROXBURY — A plaque commemorating Roxbury resident Curtis Mulch, who died last June while operating a weed harvester on Lake Hopatcong, will likely be placed in Mount Arlington not Roxbury as proposed in July. Current plans call for installing the plaque at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township will take steps this spring to alleviate the hazard posed by exposed cherry tree roots on Memory Lane - the dirt pathway at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna - and no trees will be cut down in the process, said officials. The problem, which led to a lawsuit several ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township appears to have weathered this week’s “historic” snowstorm buried under nearly three feet of snow but otherwise in relatively good shape, said Mayor Bob DeFillippo. “The nor’easter that started Jan. 31 hit many areas of Roxbury Township pretty hard with several areas ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Mayor and Council will soon decide whether it wants to push forward - with a $10,000 appropriation - the creation of the "Righter Road Greenway Trail" connecting Horseshoe Lake Park and Ledgewood Park. The township has already spent more than $25,000 on the project, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The township is expected to be blanketed with up to two inches of snow per hour for about 12 hours tomorrow and residents are being asked to make sure no vehicles are left parked on roads. "Our major winter storm is rapidly approaching the area," said a forecast provided to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Are you a disgusting slob? Do you leave garbage, and your dog’s waste, in Roxbury’s parks and along its trails? Didn’t think so. But not everybody using the township’s open spaces these days is as conscientious, according to Mayor Bob DeFillippo. On Tuesday, the mayor ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The “very tired” public restroom at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna might receive a renovation and upgrade, one that would include heat and hot water. The project was among several suggested Tuesday by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd during a capital improvement budget ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The miniature train that last carried children around Horseshoe Lake Park about 40 years might live again, but not in Roxbury. The locomotive, along with the narrow-gauge tracks and ties that once carried it, are being donated by the township to the Bergen County Parks Department ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials will try harder to help older residents, especially those without computers, who have questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccination, they promised Tuesday. The issue was raised at the meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council by Roxbury Councilman Mark Crowley.

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ROXBURY, NJ – Due to a “Herculean effort” by Roxbury Chief Financial Officer Lisa Spring and her staff, the township was recently reimbursed for nearly a quarter-million dollars of unanticipated COVID-19 expenditures, said Mayor Bob DeFillippo. Slaying the Hydra and capturing the Cretan Bull ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury endured a tough 2020, with more than 40 of its people succumbing to COVID-19, but Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Tuesday expressed hope for a better 2021 and said the township remains “a great place to live, work and raise a family.” DeFillippo’s comments were made after he was ...

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