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Friday, July 19, 2019

Bogota Council

19-July

   On Thursday-18-July the Bogota Borough Council held their only meeting for July. During the Citizens Remarks one of the resident speakers asked for the resignation of two of the Council Members and one from the Board of Education. The reason for one of the Council Members was the editing of the video from the Council meeting on 6-June. This meeting started in the Council Chambers and then was moved to the Senior Centre about the Public Library. The explanation was that the video was edited to favor a Bogota resident. The statue of the Open Public records act is that the record of all official public meetings should be made available to the public. The Council Member responded by saying that the recording is only supposed to cover the meeting when they are in session. This would mean the recording needed to be stopped when the Council moved to a different venues. Recording would be start again when the meeting was called back into order. When the Council then adjourned to go into closed session the recording would then stop to a second time.  The Mayor then asked the Borough Attorney to look into who, and when, the original was edited to meet this requirement.
   After this and many other Citizens comments the Council heard from a representative of the Architectural firm to report on the plan to build a new Firehouse. He explained what type of changes can be made. He also said his firm looked into just upgrading one Fire house ( West Shore Ave) for that company is one concept. But when added the second Company from the Central Ave Firehouse would increase the cost. He also said that due to the size of the Central Ave lot a new Firehouse can not be built in at location. The next phase of this project is to present a design with a budget for the Council to consider.
    There were then discussion on the collection of Refuse and Recycling contract that will be needed to be renew soon, along with Borough Towing ordinance.The items on the Consent Agenda were approved. The Council approved the introduction of a bond ordinance to renovate the Basketball and Tennis courts in Olsen Park. The Administrator explained that the new design will cost 25% less than an earlier concept.
 When the floor was opened for the second session of Citizens Remarks  the majority of the comment were about the need for a New Recreation Center and the cost of a new Fire House.
  The next Bogota Borough Council will be held on Thursday-15-August. This again will start at 7:00p for their Summer Schedule. It will be held in the Council Chambers located at 375 Larch Ave. This meeting may be move to the Senior Center located on the second Floor about the Bogota Public Library. This meeting is open to the Public.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Weekend Events

17-July-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Thursday-18-July. Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added when they become available.



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Thursday-18-July
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. . This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Thursday-18-July
Bogota  
The Bogota Borough Council will be hold regular Council meeting and work  session. This will be the first meeting held during their Summer Hours and will be  starting at 7:00p.  This will be held in the Council Chambers located on the second floor  of 375 Larch Ave. Bogota NJ   This meeting is open to the public. 

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Thursday-18-July
Teaneck, NJ
This the Teaneck Farmers Market will be open for this season. Shoppers will be able purchase locally grown  and produced food items.  This annual event will be every Thursday from June to the end of October. The stand open at 12:00 noon and continue until 6:00p   The Teaneck Farmers Market is located in the municipal parking lot along Beverly Rd Teaneck, NJ. There is additional parking available near by.
   Later in the season  the market has a few extra events such as  a fitness demonstration,  a knife sharpener,  food tasting, and a blood drive.  For more information, and a schedule of upcoming events please visit their facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/TeaneckFarmersMarket/

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Saturday-20-July
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Saturday-20-July
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. También habrá Historias leídas en español en este momento. This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ

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Saturday-20-July
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library  will host a Shamanic Journey workshop. This will be presented by   Reverend Kathryn Gates-Ferris. Shamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual practice, dating back tens of thousands of years.  She will share the technique of shamanic journeying to travel towards a non-ordinary reality using the beat of a drum.
The introductory course will cover the following:
    1) Introduction to core shamanism
    2) Journeying to find your power animal
    3) Shamanic singing and dancing
Please bring a blanket or something to lay on, an eye cover, and a drum or rattle if you have one.This will  start at 10:00a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Sunday-21-July
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast. This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ

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Monday-22-July
Bogota
 The Bogota Public  Library will have their Youth's Sewing Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 9-18.  This will teach anyone the art of sewing. There will be a chance to learn machine, and hand sewing as well as shown different project and types of material. This will be from 1:00p to 4:00p in the back reading room.This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Monday-22-July
Bogota
     The Bogota Public Library will offer an AARP  Defensive Driving Course. This is designed for drivers over the age of 50 and will explain update driving rules and teach defensive driving techniques. This will start at 10:15 a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre  There is a $15 fee for AARP members and $20 for non-members  and anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Monday-22-July
Bogota
The Bogota Recreation Department will host a football clinic with Coaches and players from the Varsity  Football Program. This is open to Students grades 3 to 8 to learn more about playing football. This will take place at Fiegel Field from 6:00p to 7:30p. 
   Registration is now open for both the  Junior Football Program  and the Junior Cheerleaders: All divisions are opened to Girls  and Boys who live and attend any of the schools in Bogota.
- The Pee-Wee is for the youngest players which is for student from 2nd to 4th grade, and are under 11 years of age.
- The Junior division is for those players who are in 5th & 6st grade and are under the age of 13.
- The Senior division are those players who will be in 7th & 8th grade and are younger the 15 years of age.
 All home game will be played at Feigel Field in Bogota.
 For more information please visit the Bogota Recreation Department's website at: https://www.bogotarec.org/  or at (201) 487-4368 or bogotarec@gmail.com

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Monday-22-July
Bogota
Starting on Monday-1-July and for  every Monday in the month of July the 101 Pub in Bogota will donate 10% of the Lunch or Dinner bill to the Bogota Football Bucs. Bills must be paid in cash in order to qualify for the donation. The process will go to allow the Bogota Football players to attend the All County camp in Paramus.  Print out a copy of this flyer. It  can be shown digitally or just mention it.



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Monday-22-July
Bogota

The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.

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Cooling Stations

17-July-2019
  In preparation to the predicted extreme heat the Bergen County  Office of Emergency Management has published a list of location and times of facilities that will be available as cooling stations. These are open to the Public from  8:30a to 6:00p until further notice. Please contact the location nearest you at the phone number provided for more information. 
They are;
-One Bergen County Plaza (the Administration Building)
Hackensack, NJ 201-336-7300
on the first floor
  
-Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center 201-445-5690
46-50 Center St 
Midland Park, NJ  

-Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center 201-935-8920
147 Hackensack St.
E. Rutherford, NJ 

-Bergenfield Senior Center  201-387-7212
293 Murray Hill terr.
Bergenfield, NJ 

The National Weather Service has issued the following severe weather alerts for parts on New Jersey and New York.  Some of these continue through out the week.

Excessive heat and humidity are becoming increasingly likely on
Saturday, and possibly again on Sunday with high temperatures ranging
from the mid 90s to around 100 along with maximum heat index values
between 105 and 110.
 For more information please visit their website at:   https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick

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