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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Wednesday May 16 Municipal Budget & Networking Presentation 7:00pm-8:00pm

Come meet fellow residents and the various community organizations we have in West Orange! A fabulous way to network, and share your ideas while getting to know more about this great community of ours. Councilman Joe Krakoviak will answer questions about the Mayor's 2018 municipal budget & tax increases. For more information, or inquiries about presenting, please click the button below:

Sunday June 16, 1:30pm New Jersey Native Pollinator Presentation

Join OGWO for a field visit at the home and garden of a West Orange resident. Visitors will learn from this newly planted, native pollinator garden, as it is presented by professional designer, Kim Eierman of Ecobeneficial

Attendees will receive a native seedling to take home.

Come and experience the excitement of attracting pollinators to your home.

Rain or Shine.

Please contact Our Green West Orange to RSVP! Space is limited. Directions provided upon RSVP. Hope you can join us!

Tuesday June 28 Livingston Planning Board Mtg 8:00pm

(The May 15th meeting was cancelled due to a power outage. This is the re-scheduled date.) Livingston Planning Board is having a special meeting to hear an application from Saint Barnabas Medical Center to expand their Emergency Department.  Per the legal notice in this week's West Essex Tribune they also want to put a large lit sign on the roof of the Emergency Department to possibly match the lighting scheme of the Cooperman Family Pavillion section of the Medical Center  which could impact the nighttime scenery in the neighborhoods across the street in West Orange.    

The meeting is being held at the Livingston Municipal Building at 357 South Livingston Avenue.  Attendees may also want to comment on amenities they would like to see in the enlarged Emergency Department.

Township Council Mtgs Tuesdays 2x/month, 7:00pm

West Orange Township Council agenda is posted on our Town's website,

If you can't make it to the meeting and wish to share your thoughts on something you feel is important, click the button below to send an email to your Town Council:

Planning Board Mtgs Wednesdays monthly 7:00pm

Come listen and comment on development applications that are before the Planning Board. To see what agenda items are up for discussion, and what Wednesday the meeting will take place, click the button below. 

Zoning Board Mtgs Thursdays monthly 8:00pm

Come listen and comment on development applications that are before the Zoning Board of Adjustment. To see what agenda items are up for discussion, and what Thursday the meeting will take place, click the button below. 

Mayor's Open Office Hours Thursdays 2x/month 6:30pm-8:30pm

Wish to speak with West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi? No appointments necessary. Share concerns you have regarding taxes, the loss of West Orange Trees, the need for bike safety lanes, sidewalks, or any other concerns (or celebrations) you wish to share. His office is in Town Hall, 66 Main Street.

If you can't make it to Town Hall for a sit down, send him an email:

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board Mtgs, Thursdays, monthly 7:30pm

Come find out what's happening in West Orange regarding Pedestrian Safety. Your input is always appreciated, and will help improve our small town of 47,000 residents!

Turtle Back Zoo, Educ. Ctr.                 

560 Northfield Ave.

West Orange

Want to send an email, get meeting dates, or find out more about the PSA Board? Click below:

WO Enviro Commission Mtgs, Wednesdays, monthly 7:00pm

Come meet your West Orange Environmental Commission advisory board. They welcome meeting residents who are curious about what environmental projects are on the table for West Orange.

If you plan to attend with a large group, please email the Commission prior so they can best plan accommodations for your group in the Town Hall Conference Room. 

Click the button below to send an email:

Essex County Freeholders Wednesdays, 2x/month 7:00pm

New Jerseyians always ask, "What is a 'Freeholder' ???"  Come learn more about what your County Board of Chosen Freeholders work to resolve. An opportunity to provide and listen to fellow county residents make Public Comment is a part of the agenda. 

Meetings take place in the Hall of Records, Rm 506, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,  Newark, NJ 07102.

ADA compliant facility, with signed interpreter upon request. (973) 395-8429

Want to find out what agenda items are on the Board's agenda? Click below, then tab for "Agenda":

WO Open Space Comm Mtg, Wednesdays Every Other Month 7:00pm

Meetings take place at Town Hall, 

66 Main Street
Conference Room 109
West Orange, NJ 07052

Historic Preservation Comm Mtg, 2nd Wednesday monthly 7:00pm

Meetings take place at Town Hall, 

66 Main Street
Conference Room 109
West Orange, NJ 07052

WO Human Relations Committee Mtgs, 4th Monday monthly 7pm

Established by municipal ordinance in 1992, the Human Relations Commission develops and implements programs and initiatives that encourage a positive and constructive dialogue within the township about diversity and diversity related issues. The commission encourages the inclusion of all people in the leadership of civic and community issues and groups. The commission is involved in community-building tasks and strategies that enhance and sustain respect among different groups and people.

Public Relations Mtgs, 2nd Thursday monthly 6pm

The Public Relations Commission was formed in 1996 to promote West Orange and the benefits of raising a family and starting a business.  A year later, the commission was created and since then, has charged itself with keeping current residents/businesses and luring new residents/businesses through effective promotion and communication of the various events, services, neighborhoods, and amenities offered.

WO TNVR (Trap Neuter Vaccinate Release) Program, Mtgs TBA

TNVR involves humanely trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them against rabies and other common illnesses, and returning them to their outdoor “home” to live out their lives. A “colony caretaker” then continues to provide food, fresh water and adequate shelter to the colony cats and monitors their health.

Mayor's Program for People with Disabilities

The Township of West Orange believes that there is a manifest need to provide recreational and social activities for persons who are mentally and/or physically disabled. It also recognizes its obligation to offer and provide information and services to the families of disabled persons. The Board shall foster community good will and understanding toward persons with mental and/or physical disabilities and make recommendations to the Mayor and Township Council for the development of policies and programs designed to achieve these goals. 

WO Arts Council, 3rd Thursdays monthly, 7:00 pm

The West Orange Arts Council will cultivate the arts within our community. Through education, outreach, arts programming, and facilities enhancement, the Arts Council will enrich and enliven the lives of all residents of the Township of West Orange. 

Meetings : WOAC Art Center, 551 Valley Road 

Click below for TOWN page, and hyperlink above for the WOAC website.

Mayor Parisi's Budget 2018

Mayor Parisi has proposed a 2% property tax increase.

 In addition, an increase of $3.5 million (or 4.4%), in revenues/appropriations in his 2018 budget.

Town Council, which has responsibility for approving all spending, will consider this proposal at a hearing Saturday, March 17, starting at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall. 

While this meeting is open to the public, it does not allocate time for public comment. If you’d like to let the council know your thoughts, you can e-mail them to

The budget hearing goes line by line through the budget and includes presentation/discussion by representatives of the mayor’s Administration and department heads.

For some reason, the budget is not posted to the town website. Here’s a link to the summary version of the budget posted to the town website. 

Here’s a link to the summary version of the budget:, which has the proposed tax increase and overall revenues cited.

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