Englewood Cliffs is a borough in Bergen County,New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,281,reflecting a decline of 41 (-0.8%) from the 5,322 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 312 (-5.5%) from the 5,634 counted in the 1990 Census.
The borough houses the world headquarters ofCNBC (NBCUniversal), theNorth Americanheadquarters of South Korean conglomerate LG Corp, and the American headquarters of global CPG conglomerate Unilever, and is home to both Ferrari andMaserati North America. Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
The borough’s formation dates back to an election for Road Commissioner in Road District 1 betweenWilliam Outis Allison and Clinton Blake, a future mayor of Englewood. Blake won the vote, but Allison challenged the result, arguing that women had been improperly allowed to vote. The vote was overturned, but Englewood officials would not seat Allison, which ultimately led to his successful efforts in 1895 to have Road District 1 secede to form the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, with Allison serving as the new municipality’s first mayor.
Englewood Cliffs was formed as a borough on May 10, 1895, from portions of the now defunct townships of Englewood Township and Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was formed during the “Boroughitis” phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, as of one two boroughs created in 1895 after 26 boroughs had been formed in the county in 1894 alone. Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.329 square miles (8.623 km2), including 2.089 square miles (5.410 km2) of land and 1.24 square miles (3.213 km2) of water (37.26%).
LG Electronics held agroundbreaking ceremony on November 14, 2013 to build anenvironmentally friendly North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, having received a favorable legal decision subsequently being appealed based upon building height issues. Protesters have sharply criticized the proposal, arguing that the 143-foot (44 m) height of the building exceeds the borough’s 35-foot (11 m) limit and that the height of the building above the tree line will disrupt views of the Palisades. Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
Englewood Cliffs is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions electedat-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Englewood Cliffs, the most common system used in the state, is a “weak mayor / strong council” government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2016, the Mayor is Republican Mario M. Kranjac, whose term of office ends December 31, 2019. Elected to office in 2015, Kranjac became the borough’s first Republican mayor in 40 years. Members of the Englewood Cliffs Borough Council are Council President Carrol McMorrow (R, 2018), Edward Aversa (D, 2017), Nunzio Consalvo (R, 2016), Lauren Eastwood (R, 2015), Zhi Liang (R, 2016), Gloria Oh (D, 2017) and Mark Park (R, 2018). Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D,Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate byCory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021)and Bob Menendez (D,Paramus, 2019). Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 37th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Loretta Weinberg (D, Teaneck) and in the General Assembly byValerie Huttle (D, Englewood) and Gordon M. Johnson (D, Englewood).The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. As of 2015, the County Executive is James J. Tedesco III(D, Paramus; term ends December 31, 2018). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. Bergen County’s Freeholders are Freeholder Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2017; Fort Lee), Vice Chairman Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2016; River Edge), David L. Ganz (D, 2017;Fair Lawn), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes) Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, 2015; serving the unexpired term of office that had been occupied by James Tedesco before he was sworn in as County Executive) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes).Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D,Northvale), Sheriff Michael Saudino (R) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,505 registered voters in Englewood Cliffs, of which 1,069 (30.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 761 (21.7% vs. 21.1%) were registered asRepublicans and 1,675 (47.8% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties. Among the borough’s 2010 Census population, 66.4% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 84.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide). Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,369 votes (54.6% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obamawith 1,086 votes (43.3% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 19 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 2,506 ballots cast by the borough’s 3,697 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.8% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County).In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,415 votes (51.0% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,301 votes (46.9% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 20 votes (0.7% vs. 0.8%), among the 2,775 ballots cast by the borough’s 3,674 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County).In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,457 votes (52.1% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerrywith 1,316 votes (47.0% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 11 votes (0.4% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,799 ballots cast by the borough’s 3,594 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.9% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county). Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 74.2% of the vote (1,182 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 24.9% (397 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (14 votes), among the 1,669 ballots cast by the borough’s 3,528 registered voters (76 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 47.3%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,059 votes (51.5% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 879 votes (42.7% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 54 votes (2.6% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 12 votes (0.6% vs. 0.5%), among the 2,057 ballots cast by the borough’s 3,588 registered voters, yielding a 57.3% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county). Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
Emergency medical services (EMS) are provided to the borough of Englewood Cliffs by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center under the terms of an agreement between the borough and the hospital. Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
The borough had been served by the Englewood Cliffs Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which was staffed by trained and certified Emergency Medical Technicians who were on call from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM on weekdays and 24/7 on weekends. ECVAC maintained three vehicles, two Ford Type-III ambulances and a Chevy Tahoe SUV and responded to an average of over 300 medical emergencies each year. The ECVAC was disbanded in August 2012 by the Mayor and Council of Englewood Cliffs, citing delays in providing prompt emergency response to borough residents due to the lack of volunteers. Englewood Cliffs NJ Homes for Sale
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