Mayor and Council


From the Desk of Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher
Our six member DPW, under the direction of our new Superintendent, Steve Nappi, continue their efforts to clear the trees that fell during the storm.  In some cases, the branches are too large for the chipper and will be left at the property. The DPW will be around at another time to collect.
If you have piles of garden debris (grass clippings, small branches, leaves, etc.) at your curb, please be advised that the mixture should place in barrels or containers for pick up on Monday morning.  Failure to do that will result in the debris being left at the curb.  Please co-operate with this request.
There are still some phone lines hanging from trees or running across lawns.  A Verizon representative suggests you call the company directly since they may be unaware of your individual circumstances. Also, please remember to advise your children not to touch or step on any wires near or on the ground.
I thank you for your cooperation, understanding and patience.
Please enjoy your weekend.
Paul A. Hoelscher

Dear Harrington Park Residents,

As your Mayor, I want to share with you what we are doing in preparation for any problems(s) that might develop in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Friday, March 6, 2020, we held our first meeting to organize and develop a task force to deal with potential problems. The group consisted of members of Council, the Police Department, the Ambulance Corps, Board of Health, Recreation, and local education leaders. Our goal is to provide you with the best information available, as well as protecting our residents and first responders, who may have to assist or transport those affected.

The Bergen County Health Office has provided us with the following information:

While CORVID-19 is a new disease and there is still information not known about it, the risk of contracting it in the United States still remains low.

County Tool Kit:

COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public

You can check back often as the County of Bergen and the State of New Jersey will update their websites on a regular basis.

Please be assured that every attempt will be made to provide you with more information, as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Borough Hall at 201-768-1700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Task Force will be meeting once again this week to discuss the latest information that has been received through the County Board of Health.

Hopefully, conditions will improve and we can all get back to our normal lives.

Stay well,

Paul A. Hoelscher


Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher-(Center)

Councilmembers (L-R)

Councilman Gregory Evanella

Councilman Allan Napolitano, Council President

Councilwoman Diane Walker

Councilwoman Joon Chung

Councilman Jeffrey Brockman

Councilman Jorden "Nick" Pedersen

Harrington Park is governed by a Mayor and six (6) Council members elected for terms of four and three years, respectively.

All serve without pay or expenses.

The Mayor and Council generally meets the second and third Monday each month at the Borough Hall at 7 p.m,

and when special meetings are needed.

All meetings are open to the public in compliance with New Jersey’s Sunshine Law.

During Council meetings citizens are given the opportunity to address the Mayor and Council

on proposed ordinances or any other issues of concern.

             2020 Council Assignments:

                                                                               Plan. Bd., BOA, Building, Fire and Ambulance    Chair, Napolitano, Evanella, Walker

                                                                               Police, Court, Personnel Handbook   Chair, Evanella, Walker, Napolitano

                                                                               DPW, Build & Grounds, Sanitation/Recycle.  Chair, Walker, Napolitano, Evanella    

                                                                               Bd. of Health, Envir. Commiss.  Chair Brockman, Pedersen, Chung

                                                                               Finance, Admin. & Exec., Grants  Chair, Pedersen, Chung, Brockman

                                                                               Recreation, Liaison BOE, Public Info (website, soc. media, newsletter)  Chair, Chung, Brockman, Pedersen


             (without competitive bids as authorized by NJSA 40A:11-1 et seq.)

            Borough Auditor - Gary W. Higgins, CPA, RMA

            Borough Attorney –John R. Dineen, Esq.

            Special Police Counsel – Raymond Wiss, Esq.

            Judge-Matthew Fierro, Esq.

            Prosecutor – Siobhan Bailey, Esq.

            Alternate Prosecutor-Laura Nunnink, Esq.

            Public Defender – Robert C. Metzdorf, Esq.

            Borough Engineer & Sewer Engineer - Michael J. Neglia, PE, LS, PP

            Special Planning Consultant-Richard Preiss PP, Phillips Preiss Grygiel, LLC

            Risk Manager – Brian H. Eifert, CPCU, AAI

            Planning Board Attorney-Gail L. Price Esq., Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio

            Zoning Board of Adjustment-John Schettino, Esq.

            Special Counsel (M&C) - Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Special Counsel (Environmental)-Michael G. Luchkiw, Esq.






    Sine Die Jan. 4, 2020   Reorg. Jan. 4, 2020
     January 21, 2020  
     February 10, 2020   February 18, 2020
       March 9, 2020    March 16, 2020
  April 13, 2020 Cancelled     April 20, 2020
         May 11, 2020     May 18, 2020
  Sine Die Jan. 5, 2019   Reorg. Jan 5, 2019
    January 22, 2019  
    February 11, 2019   February 19, 2019
      March 11, 2019     March 18, 2019
       April 8, 2019      April 15, 2019
   Spec. Meeting April 22, 2019       May 20, 2019
      June 10, 2019      June 17, 2019
        July 8, 2019  
      August 12, 2019     August 19, 2019
    September 9, 2019   September 16, 2019
     October 15, 2019     October 21, 2019
   November 12, 2019    November 18, 2019
     December 9, 2019    December 16, 2019
             *****            *****
   Sine Die Jan. 6, 2018    ReOrg Jan. 6, 2018
     January 16, 2018    February 12, 2018
    February 20, 2018

   Spec. Meeting Feb. 26, 2018

      March 12, 2018      March 19, 2018
       April 9, 2018      April 16, 2018
       May 14, 2018       May 22, 2018
       June 11, 2018      June 18, 2018
        July 9, 2018  No Regular Meeting July
      August 13, 2018     August 20, 2018
   September 17, 2018
Spec. Meeting Oct. 5, 2018    October 15, 2018
Emergency Meeting Nov. 8, 2018  November 19, 2018
   December 10, 2018  December 17, 2018
          ******          ******
   Sine Die Jan. 7, 2017    ReOrg Jan.7, 2017
     January 17, 2017    February 13, 2017
    February 27, 2017     March 13, 2017
     March 20, 2017      April 10, 2017
      April 17, 2017        May 8, 2017
      June 12, 2017       June 20, 2017
       July 10, 2017       July 17, 2017
     August 14, 2017     August 21, 2017
  September 11, 2017   September 18, 2017
Spec. Meeting Oct. 5, 2017     October 10, 2017
    October 16, 2017   November 20, 2017
Spec. Meeting Dec. 4, 2017   December 11, 2017
   December 18, 2017  
       June 13, 2016      
      June 20, 2016
       June 30, 2016        July 11, 2016
       July 18, 2016      August 8, 2016
    September 12. 2016    September 19, 2016
    September 26, 2016      October 5, 2016
     October 17, 2016     November 21, 2016
    December 12, 2016     December 19, 2016


Minutes from early 2016 and earlier are here




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Mayor's Corner

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