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Mayor & Council

Mayor and Council Meetings
Mayor and Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month and take place at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of the municipal center, 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, New Jersey 07647. All members of the public are welcome.

For any communications with the Mayor and Council, please e-mail the Borough Clerk at or call 201-767-3330 extension 219


Frances Weston
Municipal Clerk

201-767-3330 ext 219
[Send an email]

Governing Body

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Mayor Joseph McGuire

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Councilwoman Kara McMorrow

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Councilman Thomas Argiro


Councilman John M. Hogan

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Councilman Roy Sokoloski

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Councilman Martin Mattessich

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Councilman Domenic Menafra

Borough Code
Borough Code now on internet, to access click on link below

Mayor & Council

Unofficial May ​Meeting Highlights Update May 10, 2023
  • Honored the Northvale Volunteer Ambulance Corps with special certificates for their work during the initial COVID period in 2020-21. A plaque will also be displayed in Borough Hall.

  • Welcomed students from Northvale Public School as part of Student Government Day. Students we paired with the Mayor, Council, Clerk and professionals and played the parts of each. Excellent job by all who participated.

  • Opened meeting to public for comments on Open Space Grant Application for field Improvements at Hogan Park. No comments. Followed by a resolution to submit the application.

  • Authorized payment for the 2023 road paving program for the contractor and engineering companies.

  • Issued resolution showing support for the request to the state to delay the 4th round of affordable housing, extending the current obligation from 2025 to 2028.

  • Authorized the Tax Collector to prepare and mail estimated tax bills due by August 1, 2023

  • Approved 1st reading of ordinance amending the zoning of the Borough code lifting the prohibition on issuing licenses for cannabis growing and cultivation in the light industrial area. Strict prohibition on retail and delivery.

  • Approved 2nd reading of ordinance to resurface Veterans Drive and Legrand Ave – Phase II, Phase I completed in 2022.

  • Approved 2nd reading of ordinances to fix the salaries, wages and compensation for Borough Hall and DPW employees.

  • Approved 2nd reading of ordinance to adopt an official seal for the Borough of Northvale.

  • Read reports consisting of notifications of the annual Memorial Day Parade (May 29, 11AM), Concerts in the Park (Jun 29, Jul 20, 7 PM), Movie Under the Starts (8/25, 8 PM), Mayor stated he was able to bring down the $340K increase for 2023 garbage and recycling down by $80K after meeting with Interstate, act of vandalism reported at Veterans Park whereby clean out drains were broken open and filled with rocks, plastic and a tennis ball resulting in a good portion of the parking lot being dug up with the use of heavy equipment and a special camera needed to repair.

  • Discussion on where to place dog park with the money resulting from 2022 grant. Slated for Veterans Park.

Mayor & Council News

2023 Mayor & Council Meeting Dates:

  • Reorganization January 3

  • February 8

  • March 8

  • April 12

  • May 10

  • June 14

  • July 12

  • August 9

  • September 13

  • October 11

  • November 15

  • December 13

  • December 26 (Sine Die)

All meetings will be held in person in the Council Chambers

Resident Open Mic Night
4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM

Budget Work Sessions
These meetings will be held on Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM or Saturdays at 10:30 AM commencing on a date to be determined and will continue until the completion of the budget.

2023 Standing Committees 

Councilwoman McMorrow

Police, OEM Emergency Management/Public Safety; Ambulance; Northvale Preschool; Community Events


Councilman Argiro

Recreation; Parks & Playgrounds; Library; Open Space


Councilman Hogan

Planning/Zoning Board; Building/Zoning; Insurance; Safety & Risk Management; Flood Committee; Licenses & Permits

Councilman Sokoloski

Grants, Northern Valley Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Northern Valley Greenway, Municipal Court, Board of Health


Councilman Mattessich

DPW; Buildings & Grounds; Beautification Committee; Senior Center; Golden Age Club


Councilman Menafra

Fire Department; Fire Prevention; Northvale School; Northern Valley Schools; Municipal Alliance

Award of Contracts 2023

Please be advised that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale, County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, have awarded Professional Service Contracts for the year 2023.


Borough Attorney

Bruno and Ferraro

301 Route 17 North, Suite 211

Rutherford, New Jersey 07070


Borough Auditor

Steven Wielkotz, Wielkotz & Company LLC

401 Wanaque Avenue

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442


Borough Engineer

Neglia Group

34 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 426

Lyndhurst, New Jersey  07071


Bonding Attorney

Steven Rogut of Rogut McCarthy LLC

37 Alden Street

Cranford, New Jersey 07016-2106


Risk Management Consultant




Neglia Group

34 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 426

Lyndhurst, New Jersey  07071


Tax Appeal Attorney

Giblin & Gannaio, LLC

2 Forest Avenue, Suite 200

Oradell, New Jersey  07649


Real Estate Consultant

Associated Appraisal Group

6 Commerce Drive, Suite 303

Cranford, New Jersey 07016



Bruno Associates Inc.

1373 Broad Street, Suite 203B

Clifton, NJ 07013



Mark P. Fierro, Esq.

1086 Teaneck, Road

Teaneck, New Jersey  07666


Public Defender

Jordan D. Yuelys

505 Main Street, Suite 304

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


Environmental Engineer LSRP

Boswell Engineering

330 Phillips Avenue

South Hackensack, New Jersey  07606    ​


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