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Fort Lee BOE, Governing Body Meetings, ‘Retreat to Victory’ This Week

The Week Ahead: a look at just some of what’s going on in Fort Lee this week.

After two cancelled meetings in the aftermath of Sandy, the Fort Lee Board of Education gets back to business Monday with a meeting at Fort Lee High School.

The posted agenda for the meeting, which can be downloaded here or from the Fort Lee Public School District’s website, includes an annual test score presentation and public hearings on “Observance Week of Respect and School Violence Awareness” and “Violence and Vandalism/HIB Report” for 2011-2012, along with the usual list of resolutions the school board is expected to vote on and barring any walk-ins.

The Fort Lee BOE’s regular business meeting takes place Monday at 8 p.m. in the Fort Lee High School library/media center.

On Thursday, the Fort Lee Mayor and Council will hold its monthly regular meeting as well. The meeting was rescheduled from Nov. 8, when the threat of inclement weather forced its postponement.

The agenda for the meeting will be available in the Borough Clerk’s office on Wednesday, but according to the postponement notice published on the borough’s website, the following public hearings are scheduled:

  • Ord. #2012-33--Amending Chapter 159 Builders and Contractors - to Comply With N.J.S.A. 56:8-136 Contractors Registration Act
  • Ord. #2012-34--Amending Chapter 258 Landscapers and Snowplowing Contractors – To Comply With N.J.S.A. 56:8-136 Contractor’s Registration Act
  • Ord. #2012-35--Appropriating $71,700.00 for Inwood Terrace Park Improvements and Authorizing the Issuance of $35,150.00 Bonds or Notes of the Borough to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof
  • Ord. #2012-36--Authorizing the Acquisition by Negotiated Purchase  or Eminent Domain of Property at 183 Main Street, Block 4851,  Lot 5 for the Purposes of Creating Additional Public Parkland  and Open Space 
  • Ord. #2012-37--Amending Chapter 289, Parking, Article IV Parking  Meters et al. Section 15 Parking Meter Zones Established (17)  Lewis Street and (20) Fletcher Avenue - Hours on Meters from  Three Hours to Nine Hours and One Hour to Nine Hours  Respectively
  • Ord. #2012-38--Amending Chapter 289 Parking, Article IV Parking Meters et al. Section 36 Residential Permit Parking – Certain  Streets to be Restricted to Parking for Residents Only (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

The Fort Lee Mayor and Council meeting starts an hour earlier than usual Thursday—at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.—because the Fort Lee Police Department is holding its annual Merit Board Ceremony, awarding police officers who go “above and beyond the call of duty” and civilians who make positive contributions to the community.

Capping off the week, the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is sponsoring Fort Lee’s annual “Retreat to Victory” event, celebrating the 236th anniversary of Washington’s 1776 retreat from Fort Lee.

The event, which takes place mostly at Fort Lee Historic Park, includes a parade to Monument Park; music, infantry and artillery demonstrations; and a battle reenactment.

“Fort Lee Historic Park on Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee has added new attractions over the past years, including a replica blockhouse, officers’ hut and functioning 32-pounder artillery piece,” according to a statement on the borough’s website. “This is surely an event you do not want to miss.”

For more information and a complete schedule for the two-day event, including next Sunday’s activities, click here or call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at 201-693-2763.

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