What are the Netcong Community Partnership meeting dates/times & location?

The Partnership meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month in the Council chambers at the Municipal building at 6:30pm. At calendar of meetings is also posted on the website.

Where is the Netcong Community Partnership Office?

The office is located in the Netcong Municipal Building, 23 Maple Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857. We welcome your inquiries and requests to speak to your organization.

Is there a way to get regular and updated news about downtown Netcong?

Yes. In addition to printed materials, we actively use social media to send information about new businesses, special promotions, projects, events, alerts and Township announcements. Email us at info@gonetcong.org to sign up for email updates. For the most current news find us at www.facebook.com/gonetcong. For a complete listing of all downtown business and links to their profiles visit our business directory.

Does everyone in the SID have to pay the assessment?

Yes everyone in the designated area of the Special Improvement District (SID) is subject to the special assessment. Through the ordinance and by-laws of the organization commercial properties can be exempted.

Are all SIDs/BIDs the same?

No, all Special Improvement Districts/Business Improvement Districts (SIDs/BIDs) are not the same. Typically, a SID/BID is initiated by stakeholders (business/ property owners) with the support of the local community and in partnership with municipal government to address the unique needs of that business district. The structure of a SID/BID (goals, membership, Officers, district boundaries, conduct of business, etc.) can vary in both the Legislative Ordinance creating the SID/BID and the organizations By-Laws. The most common difference between SIDs/BIDs is revenue stream – special assessment, grants, sponsorships, etc. Budgets vary according to the funding sources.

Does the Netcong Community Partnership only represent the Business Improvement District?

Yes. The organization, funded by the special assessment, is an advocate for all members of the Netcong business district.

What does the Netcong Community Partnership do for Netcong?

Netcong Community Partnership provides services, such as streetscape enhancements, marketing local businesses, grants and the ability to work collaboratively with other business owners within the District.

How can I become a Trustee of the Netcong Community Partnership?

Applications to be a member on the NCP Board are accepted in the fall of every year. Trustees commit to fulfilling a two-year term. The Netcong Mayor and Council appoint board members annually. Contact the executive director for more information about becoming a trustee.

What is the Netcong Community Partnership’s mission?

The Netcong Community Partnership will attract, retain, and promote businesses in order to add to the quality of life and economic vitality of Netcong.

Who manages the Netcong Community Partnership?

The management of the NCP is a collaborative effort of the Board of Trustees and the part time executive director.

Why does the downtown need coordinated management and marketing services?

– Suburban properties, including office parks and shopping malls are developed, managed and marketed by a single ownership group or management company.

– Ownership of downtown buildings and land is divided among hundreds of individuals and companies with no coordinated management to advocate their interests.

– This situation makes it difficult to accomplish such tasks as:
• Providing enhanced safety patrols
• Promoting downtown as a destination
• Gathering and dissemination pertinent data on the downtown’s progress.

– Property owners working together and collaboration on initiatives for mutual benefit can easily overcome such obstacles.

Who runs the Netcong Community Partnership?

The NCP is run by a volunteer board of trustees made up of a combination of commercial property owners, business owners, government officials and a resident appointee. The volunteer Board of Trustees serves in an advisory capacity to the business district membership by establishing priorities and providing expertise and experience in decision-making. Trustees have fiduciary responsibility to the members they serve.

What kinds of programs and services do SID/BID fund?

Special Improvement Districts/Business Improvement Districts (SIDs/BIDs) provide targeted services that could include:
• Security
• Landscaping
• Façade improvements
• Advertising or marketing
• Sanitation services
• Publicity for the district and the businesses
• Recruitment of new businesses to fill vacancies and to balance the business mix
• Organize special events in the district
• Provide special parking arrangements for the district
• Provide temporary decorative lighting in the district

What is a Special Improvement District (SID) / Business Improvement District (BID)?

• A SID/BID is a professionally managed commercial and specifically defined area focused on the creation of economic and employment growth of said area.

• A SID/BID provides services through the framework of a District Management Corporation guided by a Board of Trustees.

• The areas of focus for each SID/BID vary depending on the needs of the commercial district.

• A SID/BID can provide security, advertising/marketing, sanitation, landscaping improvements, façade improvements, recruitment and retention and the organization of special events.

• The most successful SIDs/BIDs are those that are able to create a collaborative effort between business owners, property owners, government leaders and residents.

Who is the Netcong Community Partnership (NCP)?

The NCP is the management company designated by the Mayor and Council to manage the Special Improvement District (SID). The members of the organization are Netcong business and commercial property owners.

How can I get involved?

Public meetings of the Netcong Community Partnership are held every forth Thursday at 6:30pm in the Netcong Borough Hall. All are welcome to attend. Members of the Special Improvement District are invited to join the Board of Trustees as a committee member. We always need volunteers to help coordinate events, programs and other initiatives. Please contact NCP at info@gonetcong.org or (973) 347-0252 (X.113) for more information.