News & Announcements for Thursday April 27, 2017
The Sewer Appeal Panel meeting has been cancelled for April 19, 2017. The next meeting will be held on July 19, 2017.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the Lopatcong Police Department. See the flyer for more information.
Updates from the Tax/Sewer Collector:
1st Quarter Sewer Bills were mailed out on 3/24/17 and are due on 4/10/17.
The Tax Collectors Office will start processing and mailing 2nd quarter 2017 adjusted tax bills for recipients of 2014 Homestead Benefit Credits.
With the release of the homestead benefit adjusted tax bills, the Tax Collector would like to remind you that homestead credits that have been applied to properties for the second (May 2017) quarter are not to be transferred or otherwise altered due to change in homeownership.
It has been determined that the Homestead Benefit Credit information can be treated as public information, once adjusted tax bills are produced. This means that normal business rules and public records policies apply. If you are planning on selling your home please inform your attorney the status of your homestead rebate.
The Rent Levling Board meeting for tonight, March 16, 2017 has been cancelled. The next meeting is May 18, 2017.
The Mayor's Wellness Walks for April will be on d at the Lopatcong Municipal Park , meeting at the parking lot near the Veterans Rally Point at .
Please see the Transportation News for information about NJ Transit busing available for Phillipsburg High School students in Lopatcong.
The Celebration of the Pool's 50th Anniversary will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017. We are looking for volunteers to help, so please contact Recreation Committee Chair Lori Ciesla at 908-827-1060 if interested.
It's 2017 and the Township is looking for volunteers for the following Boards:
Rent Leveling Board
Shade Tree Commission
If you have any questions or need further information on these positions, please contact Mayor McKay at 908-859-3355, Ext. 225
Please be advised that the Sewer Smoke Tests are still occuring. You should be notified by the company prior to the test taking place. If you have any questions, please call town hall at 908-859-3355.
If you haven't seen it already, please check out our newly revamped Senior Citizen Info Tab on our front page for updated news for our Seniors. Information about Medicare Enrollment, the Flu Vaccine Program and our new Sewer Discount Program has been recently added.
Clink link for: 2014 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT INFORMATION
If you are awarded this benefit, it will be credited on a future tax quarter
Court Dismisses Mayor’s Lawsuit:
The Court has granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing the claims made by Mayor McKay in his March 2016 lawsuit against Council members Pryor, Belcaro and McCabe (collectively "Council Defendants"). In simple terms, a party is entitled to summary judgment when the Court finds there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and the moving party (in this case, the Council Defendants) is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.
The 60-page decision may be viewed by clicking on the link below:
News from the Tax Collector:
Veterans Rally Point Information:
Pavers can now be ordered indefinitely: The Veterans' Committee has completed their Rally Point project for Lopatcong Park. This project includes a open pavilion and large concrete pad for concerts, performances and community functions. In addition, they have created a brick walkway in the vicinity of the Veterans' Memorial. Please help the committee raise funds for these endeavors by purchasing an engraved brick for the pathway. See the flyer for more information.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Make sure to CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! Before starting a project, please call NJ ONE CALL, 1-800-272-1000 or 811. See their website for more information.
There is an Unserviceable Flag box in the lobby at the Municipal building if you would like to drop off your unservicable flag.
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) always monitors conditions associated with seasonal storms and is prepared to respond should outages occur.
Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.
To improve communication in the township, we have created several email lists to which you can subscribe. We have created the following lists:
If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:
If you are a veteran or a surviving spouse/civil union or domestic partner of a veteran or serviceperson, you may be eligible for a Veteran's Property Tax Deduction. Please see the state's Veteran Form to apply.
The Warren County Department of Public Safety provides the public with a way to receive Emergency notifications via home or work telephone, cell phone, or cell phone SMS text messages. Emergency messages may include evacuation and sheltering information, missing persons notifications, mosquito treatment announcements and other serious emergencies or dangerous conditions. This system will NOT be used for non-emergency purposes such as campaign messages or recreational event announcements. To sign up, please visit their page and register your desired numbers.
Nixle is also used by the State of NJ for various alerts.
If you are in need of a Landlord Registration Statement, it has been added to our website, on the menu on the left.
In order to effectively communicate with our residents in the digital age, we have started our 'Council Corner' blog. We feel that open and honest communication is key to good government. Please check out 'Council Corner' often! If there is any topic you would like to see addressed, please let us know!
Senior Citizen Info
497 Route 94
293 Main St.
Faith Discovery Church
33 Brass Castle Rd.
Phillipsburg Senior Center - Satellite Site - contact the center for Activity Center
310 Firth Street
2016 FARMER MARKET VOUCHERS
FLEX COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASS
Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services
Most Recent Copies of the "Warren Senior Voice"
 Warren County Department of Human Services:
 Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services:
Division of Aging and Disability Services
Wayne Dumont, Jr. Admin. Bldg.
165 County Route 519 South
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1949
Director, Scott A. Burd
Toll Free: 1 (877) 222-3737
Phone: (908) 475-6591
Fax: (908) 475-6588
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
 Local Resources - Information and Assistance:
 State of New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
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Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County (PCFAC):
500 Mt. Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, New Jersey 07863
Office Phone: 908-453-2174, Office Fax: 908-453-4241
Warren County Recycling:
Warren County Recycling Coordinator,