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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Weekend Events

22-May-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Thursday-23-May. 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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For Memorial Day
   The Bogota American Legion Post # 117 is looking for Veterans, or Active duty members of the Armed Services to  join in with the Veterans of Bogota for their annual Memorial Day Ceremonies. This includes the Bogota Memorial Day Service starting at 11:00a. This will take place in front of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ., in honoring and paying tribute to our veterans present and fallen.
  They are also looking for  any veterans and their families to march alongside of us on Memorial Day  Monday-27-May-2019 at  starting at 2:00 pm.
Anyone who is interested in  participating  is asked an informational meeting  is to be held on Friday-24-May at the Bogota VFW Post #5561, starting  7:00p. The  VFW Hall is  located at 241  W.Shore Ave in Bogota N.J. For more information please contact If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Zenovia Castro at zenoviarokz@yahoo.com

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Continuing 
  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.





      


Thursday-23-May
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-23-May
Bogota
The Bogota Public  Library host a workshop on how to purchase a car . This will be presented byRick Feingold worked on the Jaguar Select Edition brand marketing team for nine yearsThis 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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Memorial Day Weekend 24-27-May
Bogota


   This is Memorial Day weekend several closing have been announced. 
   - The Bogota Public Library will be closed on Saturday- 25-May -Monday- 27-May. They will reopen on Tuesday 29-May with regular Business hours.
 - The Schools of the Bogota Public School  system will be closed  for a half day on Friday-25-May & closed Monday- 27-May.  Regular session will resume on Tuesday 29-May. 
  - St. Joseph's School will be closed  on  Friday-25-May  & Monday- 27-May..  Regular session will resume on Tuesday 29-May. 
  - Trinity Lutheran School  will be closed starting  early on Friday-25-May & Monday- 27-May. Regular session will resume on Tuesday-29-May. 
 - Bogart School will be closed on Monday -27-May,
 - There will be no lawn waste collection on Monday- 27-May

 - Borough Hall offices will be closed on Monday- 27-May



Monday-27-May
Bogota
   The Bogota VFW Ralph Hall post #5561, and the Bogota American Legion Clifford Dunn Post #117 has announced the schedule for their Memorial  Day celebrations for 2016. This year Memorial Day will be on Monday -27-May.  The Bogota VFW, American Legion and the Borough of Bogota will hold their Memorial Day Service starting at 11:00a. This will take place in front of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ. This event is free and opened to the Public.  The Bogota Memorial Day Parade will start at Palisades Ave & Cedar St in Bogota. This will kick off at 2:00p The Parade will travel North on Palisade to E. Main St. It will turn left onto E. Main St and cross over the  1st Lt. Albert Graf Bridge to Elm Ave. It will make a right turn onto Elm ave and travel north to W. Grove St. It will turn Left onto W. Grove to Larch Ave. It will turn Left onto Larch Ave and travel South to Bogota Borough Hall  and will end after passing by the reviewing stand.
  In preparation for this Memorial Day the Bogota Dept. of Public Works has placed new American flags on the streetlight poles from E. Ft. Lee rd at Palisades Ave  along the parade route to W. Main St and Larch Ave. There are also  new flags hanging in front of Bogota Borough Hall on Larch Ave.
    During the parade the Bogota Girl Scouts will be collecting food items for the St. Joseph's Food bank.  Items such as  canned goods, cereals, pasta, boxes  of potatoes, rice & stuffing can be placed in the wagons that the Girls Scouts will be pulling as they march in the parade.
   Also on that same Monday the Volunteer members of the Bogota Emergency Services Dept. will have their annual inspection. The members, with their equipment, of  The Bogota Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad, will line in front of Borough Hall starting at 9:00a. They will then fall in to be reviewed by the Elected officials of Bogota Government. This will included Mayor Chris Kelemen and members of the Borough Council.
After the inspection the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold their remembrance ceremony starting at 10:00a at the memorial service  in Borough Hall Park.

  All these events are open to the public to view. The Bogota VFW will then host an indoor picnic of Hot-dogs and soda in the lower hall Ralph Hall, after the Parade. The post is  located at  241 West. Shore Ave. Bogota, NJ

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Tuesday-28-May
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, 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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Tuesday-28-May
Bogota

The Planning Board meeting scheduled to start at 7:30p This will be held in the Council Chamber located on the second floor of 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ. The public is invited to attend.    

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Board of Education

22-May-2019
    On Tuesday-21-May the Bogota Board of Education held their second meeting for the month of May.  At the start of the meeting Superintendent  Damien Kennedy used part of his comment time to honour Trustee Charles Severino  for his 25 years of service on as a trustee in Bogota . Mr. Severino was presented with a plaque from  the Board of Education.
  All the items that were pass on from the last meeting, and the new agenda from this meeting were approved. 
   One noteworthy agenda items  discussed were the acceptance to approve a submission to the New Jersey Department of Education on future work to be preformed at the High School.  Any tine the Board would like to make a renovation in any of the buildings they must submit drawing from the architect to Dept. of Education for approval. If approved it will then be  added  to the facility plan.  Further details and funded will be present to the Board of Education and the Public at a future meeting.  
   The Next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-11-June. The meeting will be held in the High School Cafeteria  located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin Pl.  Bogota, NJ. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00p. The Public is invited to attend. 



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Field Day

22-May-2019
  On Monday and Tuesday-21 & 22-May the students from the Bixby and Steen Schools spent the morning in Olsen Park on their annual Field Day trip. They took advantage of the two days of dry, sunshine, to play games and exercise out of door. Another benefit of this day was to allow the Student from both schools to got to know their counterparts from across town. Monday was the day for the Student from Kindergarten to Third grade to go to the park. They mainly stayed on the Western Side of the park  in Lady Buc Field playing games.
   On Tuesday it was the turn for grades 4-6 to play in the Eastern Side of the park and on Fiegel Field.  The Tuesday session had a number of different sports to take part in. This, being Bogota, there was a large number of Students playing Volleyball. Other sports included two separate  football games were being played. One was a touch football game, with the other being flag football. Three version of Kick/Base ball occurred in different areas. One game had the older Students the use a bat to hit a kickball. There was also a Frisbee throwing contest. 
  Members of the Junior Class of Bogota High School took the time to teach, coach , and even play along side the Younger Students. A few times some of  the Teachers joined in to play with the Grade-Schoolers.  As the time in the park, ran down, the idea came up to have the older representative from Steen And Bixby challenged the High-Schoolers to a Volleyball.  Then the Students walked back to their school for Lunch and a return to class work. 


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bogota Baseball

21-May-2019
    On Monday-20-May the#16 ranked  Bogota Baseball Bucs  played  in the opening round NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Tournament.  They travel to  the  #1 Wallkill Valley Rangers from Hamburg, NJ.  The game would be scoreless after one inning.  In the Bottom of the second inning Wallkill Valley scored 6 Runs to  open the scoring. Bogota would break though with two in the top of the fourth. The Rangers would finish the game with another 6 Runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and win the game 12-2. Ben Mizeski  and Jake Lonsky would have game highs with 3 Runs Batted In a piece for Wallkill Valley.  Bogota 's Danny Sanchez and Emilio Brionas  would each have on Run Batted In.  Mr.Sanchez hit a Double for the Bucs, and  Justin Rivera hit a Triple for the Rangers.  Each team would have one Stolen Base Jose Marte for Bogota and Jake Lonsky for Wallkill Valley.  Justin Rivera throw for 7 Strike-Outs in the win. With Jose Marte recording 6 Strike-Outs for Bogota. The Bucs record finishes at 8-13. 

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Bogota Borough Council

21-May-2019

   On Thursday-16-May the Bogota Borough Council held its second meeting for the month of May.  After the first round of Public Comments the Council listened to two presentations.  The first was by Jeffrey Schlecht  from RSC Architects. This was so that the Council could hear about the first ideas of replacing the Central Ave. Firehouse, which is used by Bogota Hose Co. #2.  The original building at this located was first built in 1886, making it older than the Borough itself.  It was expanded and enlarged to turn it into a Firehouse. Earlier this year an explosion of the boiler which has caused the lost of heat and hot water. It is currently as a garage the Hose #2 pumper. At the end of the Summer the building will be closed and the truck moved to a heated garage. 
   Mr. Schlecht present a draft proposal  that would be built on the existing lot of the West Shore Firehouse. One plan is to build a firehouse that will accommodate both the Hose #2 pumper and Engine Co #3 vehicle.  There would also be space for other vehicles owned by the Fire Dept. Included in the design. The thought is to sell the building & land at the Central Ave location, and build a new Fire House at West Shore Ave and Cypress. The equipment would be house at the Bogota DPW garage until at the new building is opened.  The West Shore location would serve the Eastern part of the Bogota, while the W. Broad St Firehouse is used for the western part of the Borough. The West Shore Firehouse is still within the range of desired response time for Bogota. It would also be a benefit to assisting Ridgefield Park.  The W. Broad St Firehouse is used to support Teaneck.  
   Mr. Schlecht gave an estimate of a move in date of  late 2022 if the new firehouse was approved by the end of this year. The need of a new firehouse was also talked about in the replacement  of Hose #2 pumper truck. A new truck was included in the General Bond that the Borough approved last year. Bur the funds to go to purchase  a new pumper was voted down, also last year.  It was stated at if a new firehouse was built then a cost of a new vehicle for Hose #2 will be reduced because it could be a standard size truck. Because of the size of the Central Ave Firehouse a special order  truck would have needed to be purchased. This was the first public discussion of this idea and more meeting and budgeting will be held in the future. 
    Next to presentation to be made was by Jon Stein of River Club Urban Renewal. Mr. Stein is the developer of the River Club Bogota being constructed along W. Ft.Lee rd. One par of his discussion was to allow his company to separate the main River Club complex for the old Hess garage across the street. It is currently being used as a field office  for River Club with no set plans for redevelopment.  This is being asked to done for financial reason. Mr.Stein was also asked to provided an update on the Apartment being built. He said that the first building started was Building #5  which is closest to W. Ft. Lee rd. This will be main building for River Club and will have a pool and other amenities for the resident of the development. This will also house the retail space  on its first floor with the four top floors for apartments. The council was told the first floor of  building #5 has been finished and work on the residential floors has begun. The schedule is to have building #5 to available for tenets in April of 2020. When the building is issued its Certificate of Occupancy ahead of this date then, the first major payment to the Borough of the Community Enhancement agreement will  be made. This payment will be about $650,000 and will be the third installment of the $3 million Community Enhancement fund to be made to the Borough. Mr. Stein continued by saying that Building #1’s foundation is under way and Building #2  will soon be ready for its foundation to start. 
There was no firm date of completed of the entire project , but Mr. Stein said that will be available to appear before the Council for more update.  
   All items on the consent agenda were passed . Along with discussion of amending a Borough Code dealing with housing and vacant lots. 
 The  next Bogota Borough Council will be held on Thursday-6-June. This will be a regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p. 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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