Department of Public Works is not back to full staff. Each employee is assigned his own vehicle and social distancing, when the work does not allow it, is strongly recommended.
Borough Hall – Administrative Staff is still working 1/2 staff in the office for 2 weeks while the other 1/2 staff works from home. Thanks to technology, this has been working well. If any paperwork is required (zoning, large trash item stickers …) people can call and make an appointment and someone will meet them at the door. Masks are required by both parties.
Payments are made via check through an existing mailslot in the front door. The Borough is the process of installing a professional lockbox near the front door for all correspondence. All incoming mail (US Post Office or from the Public) is sanitized with a UV light before going into the office.
Borough Hall staff is TENTATIVELY planned to be at ‘full staff’ no later than June 15th. The public will be allowed in on a one by one basis TENTATIVELY planned for the first week of August. Plexiglass windows will provide a barrier between the public and Borough employees. Six foot separation markers will be installed to help with social distancing. NO MASK, NO ENTRY will be the rule until further notice.
Police Department – The current schedule was designed to provide the maximum protection from possibly spreading the virus is one officer gets sick. To date, all 13 PD employes and support staff are healthy.
Chief Blesson is currently determining when his department will go back to their normal schedules.
As of May 28th, the County is reporting there are 29 confirmed covid-19 cases in Netcong. This number has been consistent over the last 10 days.
Netcong Food Bank as of May 28th
Families coming for food 317
Total bags of food handed out 332
Tues and Thurs 9AM – 1PM. Currently testing a 2 hr block on Friday evening.
We hand out masks to those who show up without one because our policy is
The Netcong Borough Emergency Food Bank is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to Noon in the Boro Hall Parking Lot. No ID is required. Please wear a mask.
Se Habla Espanol. La Despensa de Alimentos estará abierta todos los martes y jueves desde las 9 de la mañana hasta las 12 del mediodía.
With today’s rainy weather there are tents for cover.
You are only asked 2 questions:
How many in your family?
How many children?
Masks will be provided for anyone who does not have one.
The food trailer has been and will continue to be sterilized after each distribution and major restocking.
Last Tuesday at least 60 households representing over 180 people were provided assistance. Thank you to all the people and organizations who provided donations and to all of the volunteers who worked many hours.
Additional mask donations are needed. If you can help make masks, please visit netcong.org for more information.
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Despensa de alimentos de emergencia en Netcong Borough
La Despensa de Alimentos en Netcong Borough estará abierta todos los martes y jueves desde las 9 de la mañana hasta las 12 del mediodía. Ubicado en el estacionamiento de la alcaldía (Boro Hall).
No se requiere identificación.
Por favor use una máscara. Si no tiene una máscara, se le proporcionará una máscara.
Solo se le harán 2 preguntas:
¿Cuántas personas en su familia?
¿Cuántos niños en su familia?
La despensa de alimentos ha sido y seguirá siendo esterilizada después de cada distribución y reabastecimiento significativo.
Hi everyone. As you may have heard the municipal building is closed to the public. We are conducting business via telephone and email.
A subject that is germane to the NCP is our local restaurants and food establishments. Later this afternoon Chief Blesson and I will be distributing information packets to each food base establishment that explains the rules and regulations outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order. We will post this on social media and the Borough’s web site, but here is a preview:
Ralph Blakeslee, RMC, MPA, CMC
Borough Administrator/Zoning Officer
Borough of Netcong
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Home Supplies and Products
The 99cents store located at 51 Main street, Netcong NJ has Toilet Paper, Bounty, and some cleaning supplies in stock. If you’re in need then stop by
Netcong Borough restaurants are offering take out and some have delivery as well. Be sure to call well-ahead of time to place orders. Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations will remain open. Please be patient and kind (online and in-person) as we all get through these uncertain times together. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Enjoy the Convenience of Netcong Eatery’s Take Out or Order in – call ahead
The coronavirus public health crisis that we are facing has presented a number of child care issues for those New Jersey residents who are defined as “essential.” Under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 110, child care centers that want to remain open for emergency child care for essential workers had to apply to do so, and all other of the state’s child care centers were closed on April 1, 2020. A number of centers have applied to remain open for the critical work of serving the child care needs of essential employees. In addition, family child care programs do not fall under the Executive Order and can continue to operate.
As part of the emergency, the state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income. The Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development will administer the program.
If you are an “essential” employee needing child care, you must register with the Department’s county-based Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies. “Essential” employees who are normally eligible for the Child Care Subsidy Program must enroll in the ECCAP to continue receiving child care services. Your CCR&R will follow-up with you within two business days to gather additional information about you and your needs and help you identify a child care provider.
Stepping Stones Montessori School in Netcong will be open as an emergency daycare. Serving children 0 to 13 yrs old.
For all other families, the Emergency Child Care Assistance Program is now available. Under this program, the state will pay the following rates and you will be responsible for the difference between that and what the child care center is charging. What the child care center can charge you is subject to limits based on the center in which you enroll. Tuition for center services, including Emergency Child Care Assistance, cannot exceed 110% of the rate the center charged in February 2020.
Below is how much the state will pay per week for one child.
The state is committed to paying for child care in this way through the end of April and will revisit the situation at that time as we get additional information about federal resources to address this critical need.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires that employers maintain a safe workplace.
COVID-19 poses particular concerns for employers for several reasons, beyond the obvious need to protect employees who may be at risk and the need to address employee concerns
The SBA is working directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Small business owners in many states are now eligible to apply.
Situated at an ideal resting point between New York City and the Pennsylvania border, Netcong is the perfect place on the Route 80 corridor and state routes 4, 183 and 206 to stop for food fuel and fun. The welcoming, quintessentially American small-town offers an abundance of en route amenities and services for visitors and residents alike.
Take a break and fuel up with enough gasoline for a weekend in the Poconos and back. The three filling stations located within the town’s 1-square-mile radius typically offer prices at or below the current average in the state. — Netcong is known as the lowest-cost fuel stop you can make anywhere on Route 80 between Manhattan and the Poconos.
Stopped in your tracks by car trouble? Head for the convenient Family Care Car Center in town on Maple Avenue, or Alternative Auto on Allen Street.
for drivers rushing from point A to point B to destress and break the monotony
Founded in 1894, Netcong took its name from the “Musconetcong” River — meaning “grass creek,” “swamp stream,” “rapid stream” or “clear stream place” in the language of the Delaware River Lenape Native Americans who lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of New York State from time immemorial through the 1700s. The Lenape were known for a strong sense of tradition and peaceful ways, which typify Netcong today, along with a canal lock and tow path from the old Morris Canal that are still visible on the shore of the lake.
As a welcoming walking town and the home of many multi-generation households that fan out from scenic Lake Muscanetcong, Netcong offers home-style living at it simplest and best.
Borough-sponsored come-together community events span the entire year, with Netcong Day marking the passage from summer to fall in early September.
Nestled in the mountains of Morris County, the Borough of Netcong is a small town with a bustling Main Street and nearby Lake Musconetcong.
Located in Netcong, New Jersey, the NCP provides key resources and tools for local businesses in the community.