The Secaucus Police Department would like to stress the importance of locking your doors. Over the past several weeks, there have been a string of burglaries involving unlocked vehicles. These burglaries were a crime of opportunity and likely would have been avoided if the doors were locked.

All suspects have been apprehended but residents should remain vigilant and take basic precautionary steps to deter such crime.

More information can be found at www.SecaucusPolice.org

 

Law enforcement officers from the Secaucus Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Property tax bills for 2017/2018 were mailed on Wednesday 7/26. The following letter was included with the mailing. 

Once again, the governing body has worked very hard on this year’s budget in an effort to keep the tax rate stable. Despite the economic climate and budgetary challenges, we have been able to accomplish this without any impact on services by careful management of the Town’s income and expenses. In preparing the budget, the Chief Financial Officer and Town Finance Committee conducted a line-by-line review to ensure that every revenue source pays its proper share and each municipal department allocates its resources wisely. Once again, there will be no increase in overall taxes. Although the school tax rate is increasing, the 2017 Municipal Budget will absorb this increase.

On Friday, July 21, 2017, numerous vehicle burglaries were reported to the Secaucus Police Department. In total, twelve (12) vehicles were reported to have been burglarized after 4:00 am in the area if Second Street. During the initial police response, patrol and detective division personnel worked collaboratively to process each vehicle for evidence and conduct a canvass of the area. As a result, surveillance footage was obtained from several locations that captured the group of, what appeared to be juveniles, committing the burglaries.

GAME ON is a program designed to provide regular physical fitness and activity opportunities to children of all ages. This program provides an opportunity for boys and girls of all skill levels to participate in a friendly, fun and safe environment. Various activities such as kickball, guard the cones, hockey, soccer, four corners, tag, capture the flag, scooters, and many, many, more.

Every Thursday from 11am-1pm, the City Green Veggie Mobile will be parked in the plaza municipal lot offering fresh produce, fruit, honey, and eggs! 

On March 28, 2017, the Mayor and Town Council introduced the Municipal Budget for 2017. Mayor Gonnelli stated, “I am pleased to report that, once again, the 2017 Municipal Budget reflects no municipal tax increase. While both the school and County will likely have tax increases, we have struck a budget that will absorb them. Therefore, for the second year in a row, overall taxes will remain flat. I would venture to guess there are very few, if any, municipalities in the state that have seen their taxes remain flat and had the municipal portion of the budget absorb tax increases from other governmental agencies.”

Sponsored by the Mayor and the Town Council. The proper tree will be determined by the Administrator of Tree Conservation and the Shade Tree Committee in consultation with the homeowner and in accordance with the curb location. 

The program is brought to you by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities & the NJ Clean Energy Program. Through NJCP you may be eligible to receive free services to become more energy efficient. Read more for a full summary of services and eligibility requirements. 

The Mayor and Town Council, along with The Secaucus Police Department, remind residents to remain vigilant with door-to-door solicitors and others who may come to your house this holiday season. It is important to refrain from allowing anyone into your home unless you are expecting a visitor and be sure to verify the identification of utility workers before inviting them inside.