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Friday, July 20, 2018

Board of Education

20-July-2018
    The Bogota Board of Education has announce an added meeting to take place on Tuesday-24-July. This will be a Special Meeting and is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. During this Special Meeting there will be voting on different positions  of  Personnel  that need to be filled. There may also be other action taken The will be held in the Gymnasium of the Bogota  High School, located at  2 Henry C. Luthin Place, Bogota, NJ. The meeting is open to the public. 
  Due to the construction in the front of the High School it is asked any attending please use the back entrance of the building located on Highwood Street in Teaneck. Access to Highwood St, Teaneck is off of Queen Anne Rd two blocks north of Degraw Ave. The High School is located at the end of the block. The outdoor back recreational area will be available for parking.
 - From the front of the High School head Southwest on Palisade Ave Toward E Broad St.
- Turn Left onto E Main St.
- Continue onto Degraw Ave.
- Turn left onto Queen Anne Rd.
- Turn Left onto Highwood Street.  


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Council Meeting

20-July-2018
   On Thursday-19-July the Bogota Borough Council held their meeting for the month of July.  The start of the meeting was opened up to Citizen remarks. A number of people spoke on support the idea of a new Community Center, to replace the excising Recreation Center. This was an idea first proposed by a number of past Mayors over the years.  When a PILOT program granted to the developers of the River Club project, a "Community Benefit" clause was added. The developer will pay the Borough a set figure, above the tax payment, when certain parts of the agreement are met. The first payment was made upon completion of the sale of the property to the new developer. This money was use as  tax relief  against the new budget, and allowed a zero increase in the property taxes for the next budget. The next payment to the Borough will be then the developer is given the permit needed to start foundation work. Over the next few year a payment will be made to the Borough when each individual building is granted a Certificate of Occupancy. In total, once the River Club is fully open, the Borough will receive an addition 3 million dollars beyond the yearly PILOT payment. The use of this"Community Benefit" fundings can only be voted on  the Council that is seated at the time the payment is made. A tentative schedule for the completion of the River Club project is 18-months to 2 years. There is the possibility that the member of Borough Council will change over that time. 
  While each member supports, and agrees, with the idea of a new Community Center some would like to plan, financially, to allow the center to be affordable to the Borough. Other member will would to raise funds through Municipal Bonds and use the future "Community Benefit" funds to assist in paying off the bonds for the  Community Center. The members of Council did vote to have a presentation of preliminary design, and funding options for a new Community Center  at the next Council meeting scheduled for Thursday-16-August.  At  this meeting there will also be the opportunity for public comment on budget for the next fiscal year. 
    Another presentation that is schedule for the next Council meeting is to discuss the motion of allowing a question to be place on the ballot, for the next election on Tuesday-6-November-2018, to form a committee to study the idea of changing the style of government used by the Borough of Bogota.  During the same election date a list of  candidates would also need to be place on the ballot.  This would be the first step in changing, or keeping, the Charter of Bogota as a Borough form or to another form of Government.  If these ordinances are accepted to placed  on the November -2018 ballot then  anyone wishing to have their name place, on the ballot, for consideration to be elected as a member of the  Charter Committee  would need to submit a valid petition to the clerks office by Tuesday-4- September in order to be allowed to be place on the ballot. The charter committee will need to have five members elected by the public in order to start the process to study which form of government Bogota will use. This will also be available for public comment at the next Council meeting.
   In his report Mayor Chris Kelemen  expressed his understand of  feel of confusion by many Bogota resident over the change in part the Borough's recycling policies. He announced that a letter will be mailed to every household in Bogota to explain the new policy. The company contracted by the Borough to accept its recyclables abruptly change what they will accept in May- 2018.  See story at:  https://www.bogotablognj.com/2018/06/new-recycling-rules.html  As of this time there will be no fines issued for not following the new rules, the recycle materials will not be pick up. There will be other outlets that will continue to post the new recycling rules in Bogota. 
     The next Bogota Borough Council meeting will be held on Thursday-16-August will start  1/2 half hour earlier at 7:00p. The meeting will still take place in the council chambers located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. These meeting are open to the public.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Weekend Events

19-July-2018

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Thursday-19-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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Continuing
 Starting on Monday-26- February the main parking lot and front entrance to Bogota High School will be closed. This is due to the reconstruction of the Parking lot. Work is scheduled to continue until First week of September-2018.   All access to the High School will be through the side door on the North side of the building.






Sunday-1-July
Bogota


  Starting on Sunday-1 July-2018 the Borough of Bogota will change the ordnance in what can be recycled. Bottle & cans recycling pick-up the Borough of Bogota will now be limited to: Aluminium, Glass, Bi-metal/Tin cans. Aluminium foils and pie plates will be accepted but must be clean. Plastic Containers with the symbol  1, 2, or 5  only  will also be accepted.   All recyclable material must be placed in  reusable trash receptacles.  Items places in plastic bag will not be collected. Paper and cardboard recycling remains unchanged.
   The  collectible the products that have been removed from the accepted list will now be accepted by The Borough of Bogota in cooperation with the Ridgefield Park  environmental commission and collected in a separate way. The Trex Corporation has provided bins to accept the following item. Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrapping, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, zip lock & other re-seal able bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All  recyclable materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected the Trex Corporation will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials. The benches will be donated to both Bogota and Ridgfield Park on a rotating basis. As of now a Trex collection bin is in the lobby of the Bogota Borough Hall and  the Bogota Public Library can be accessed  during  regular business hours. More bins are planned for other locations in the future.
  The collection day under the new rules will be Thursday-5-July (due to the Fourth of July Holiday) Then every other Wednesday. 

  For more information please see the accompanying poster below.







Wednesday & Thursday-11 & 10-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 web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Thursday-19-July
Bogota
   The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular meeting and work session. This is schedule to start at 7:00p. It will take place in the Council Chambers located on the second floor at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  This meeting is open to the public. 

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Thursday-19-July
Teaneck, NJ

The Teaneck Farmers Market is 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.
  The Teaneck Public Library will be at The Farmers Market with a Craft and Story time for Children  at 3:00 every Thursday.
   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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Friday-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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Friday-20-July
Hackensack, NJ

    The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will present next in its Main St. Live Concert Series will take place in the Atlantic St. Park in Hackensack. The Concert is schedule to begin at 7:00p. This is a free event with limited seating , it is advised to bring a blanket, or folding chairs. For more information please visit their website at: www.hacpac.org 

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Monday-16-July
Bogota
    Every Monday in July the 101 Pub will donate 10% of a Lunch or Dinner tab to the Bogota Football Bucs.  The bill needs to be paid for in cash. And the flyer below must be shown to the server. 
  The 101 Pub is located at 101 Queen Anne rd Bogota, NJ 

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Monday-23-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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Monday-23-July
Hackensack, NJ

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will present its next Sunset Yoga series will be held in the Atlantic St. Park. This is schedule to start at 7:30p, and is free to the public. Is this open to anyone wishing to practice, or learn about the benefits of yoga regardless of skill level. Everyone you wishes to attend is required to provide their own mat, towels, and water. Comfortable clothing that will allowed  free and ease of movement  should be worn.For more information please visit their website at: www.hacpac.org 


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bogota's Test Kitchen

17-July-2018
   On Monday-16-July the Bogota Public Library held the first meeting of the Library's newest book club. Bogota's Test Kitchen will have participants explore a selected cookbook a month then bring a dish from that book in a book club pot luck dinner while discussing the material. This first meeting was held in the picnic shelter in Olsen Park. This was to introduce the the members to each other and pick-up copies of the first book to be looked at. The inaugural book chosen was  Giada's Italy featuring recipes by Giada De Laurentiis. To set the mood for the idea of Italian cooking  Cafe Europa Pizzeria Owner Vittorio Guerrtni , and Head Cook  Javier Aparicio guided the attendees in art of pizza making. Mr. Aparicio first shown how to create a the pizza crust from fleshly made dough, and shape it into a platform for topping to be added. He displayed an efficient method of adding sauce, then building the rest with layers of cheese and toppings.  Then the members had a chance to create their own personal pizza under the watch eye of Mr. Guerrtni, who offer suggestions and talked his experiences running a food business. 
   Each member was given their own pre-made shell and there free to create an item based on what they were in the mood for this evening. The pizza was cooked over hot charcoals and was then able to tasted by the creator and others. 
   This was a interactive start to the cooking book club. Those who did not already have the first book in the series could check it out there, and told about the next step. The next meeting will be on Monday-20-August and be held in the second floor of the Bogota Library. At the next meeting members are to bring a recipe from this month book, and serve it to the other members as a potluck dinner. While over dinner members can discuss the book, why the chose their dish, and what was it like in the cooking process. 
  Bogota's Test Kitchen is scheduled to hold their meeting on the third Monday of the month in order to give the members the weekend to prepare their chosen dish. This is a free event and open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.  Anyone wishing to partisapate mush register before hand, with this cookbook of the month available at the Library.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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