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1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Notices and Announcements

Legal Notices

Ordinance Introduced

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following ordinance, as herein summarized, was introduced at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway held on January 9, 2020, and that said ordinance was passed on first reading by title only. Said ordinance will be further considered for final passage by the said Borough Council at the Community Center, 21-25 Union Street, Rockaway, New Jersey at a regular meeting to be held on February 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., at which time and place all persons who may be interested therein will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning same.

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.


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.

DATED: January 9, 2020
Patricia L. Bussow, 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


Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

Christmas Trees will be picked up until Friday, January 17, 2020, provided they are left curbside.

Employment Opportunity

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL (PART TIME) - BOROUGH OF ROCKAWAY, Morris County. Immediate opening, approximately 4-6 hours per week and on call. Must possess valid license for Construction Official with HHS. Submission deadline is February 12, 2020. more details >>

Recreation Signups

It's not too late to sign up for spring youth sports.
Track and Field onsite registration dates are February 1st and February 8th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson School.
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.

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!


Track and Field Registration

February 1 and 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thomas Jeffferson School

In the News

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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