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1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Notices and Announcements

Legal Notices

Notice of Final Passage


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above entitled ordinance was duly considered and finally adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway at a meeting held on February 13, 2020 at the Community Center, 21-25 Union Street, Rockaway, New Jersey.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a complete copy of said ordinance may be obtained at no charge at the Office of the Borough Clerk, 1 East Main Street, Rockaway, New Jersey, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DATED: February 14, 2020
Patricia L. Bussow, Borough Clerk

ORDINANCE DESCRIPTION: This ordinance authorizes the Borough of Rockaway, that, in the CY 2020 budget year, the final appropriations of the Borough of Rockaway shall be increased by 3.5%, amounting to $332,991.00, and that the CY 2020 municipal budget for the Borough of Rockaway be approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance. Any amount authorized that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years.

Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway will hold a Budget Hearing on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Community Center, 21-25 Union St., Rockaway, NJ 07866. Said budget hearing shall be for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget for the Borough of Rockaway for the year 2020 and for the 2021 Capital Budget. Official action may be taken.
Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Borough Clerk

Clearance of Fire Hydrants

Please be advised that an ordinance has been adopted addressing access to fire hydrants and clearing of snow coverage around fire hydrants in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough. If there is a fire hydrant located on your residential or commercial property, please see ordinance details. New window icon. Link opens in a new window for this off-site link

Public Notices

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its first Five-Year Review of the Rockaway Borough Wellfield Superfund Site located in Rockaway Borough, Morris County, New Jersey. This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site, which included:

  1. wellhead treatment of the borough supply wells;
  2. potentially responsible party groundwater extraction and treatment system;
  3. EPA-lead groundwater extraction and treatment system;
  4. potentially responsible party soil vapor extraction system; and
  5. EPA-lead soil vapor and extraction system to ensure the effectiveness of the remedy continues to be protective of public health and the environment and is functioning as designed.

See complete five-year review public notice PDF icon. Link opens a PDF file.

Notice to Bidders

Elycroft Avenue Road and Drainage Improvements: Work to be performed includes the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the work as shown on the drawings and described in the specifications. Sealed bids will be received, opened, and read on March 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. see details >>


Attention Drivers - Please be aware of NJ's idling laws

Click here to see the Idling Regulations and Idling Enforcement PDF from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection New window icon. Link opens in a new window for this off-site link .

Recreation Signups

It's not too late to sign up for spring youth sports.
Rockaway Rowdies Soccer signups are ongoing until February 29th at New window icon. Link opens in a new window for this off-site link .
Little League registration information can be found at New window icon. Link opens in a new window for this off-site link

Recreation Committee Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Recreation Committee. Please contact Rob O'Connor at for details.

Fire Department Volunteers Needed

Rockaway Fire Department is looking for new members. Must be minimum of 16 years old to apply. Stop by the firehouse Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings. Visit to apply and for additional information.

Census Takers Needed

Join the 2020 Census Team, be a Census Taker. 2020 Census jobs provide: great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay, paid training. Apply online at New window icon. Link opens in a new window for this off-site link. For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.


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In the News

Annual Reorganization Meeting

The Borough of Rockaway's Annual Reorganization Meeting was held on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Read Mayor's speech. We look forward to the new year, one that promises to be full of change and new ideas for the Borough. Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Thank You Mayor Russ Greuter

At the final Council meeting of the year, Mayor Russ Greuter was recognized by the Borough Council and Police Department for his dedication and leadership to the Borough of Rockaway during his tenure as Mayor from 2010 to 2019. Thank you Mayor Greuter for your service to the Borough!

Mayor Russ Greuter

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