What Put Oradell First Has Done for Oradell

Preserving and Enhancing Oradell's Way of Life

People move to Oradell because of its character, and because it is a great place to live and raise children | Read article 1 | Read article 2

Put Oradell First has worked to preserve and enhance our quality of life. We have:

  • Fought and defeated Walgreens when they attempted to move into Oradell

  • Championed the inclusion of an historic planning element into the Planning Board's Master Plan for the first time to help ward off unwanted retail intrusion into Oradell

  • Introduced an ordinance to provide stricter restrictions to limit intrusiveness and prevent cell towers in residential neighborhoods

  • Worked to create zoning review sub-committee to revise land use laws to prevent overdevelopment

  • Voted for a public advocate for major land use cases

  • Re-designed Memorial Field Playground to accommodate young children

  • Re-zoned and designated various parcels of land as dedicated conservation/recreation areas

  • Improved traffic flow at OPS by construction of a drop-off lane

  • Created Oradell Family Day and the Oradell Street Fair with the assistance of the Special Events Committee

  • Rehabilitated the Oradell Free Public Library

  • Rehabilitated the Veterans & Seniors Building 

  • Obtained a $1 million grant for the preservation of the Blauvelt Mansion

  • Implemented traffic control, lower speed limits, and a left turn signal at Oradell and Kinderkamack Roads for improved pedestrian and motorist safety

  • Oradell officially joined the NIXLE network, becoming the first town in the Pascack Valley area to send e-mail and text message alerts from borough departments out to residents