News & Announcements for Sunday June 25, 2017


Herbicide Notice 2017

Updates from the Tax/Sewer Collector:

2017 Tax Bills will be mailed out once the Tax Rate is certified.  Bills should be mailed out by 7/17/17 and will be due w/grace period by August 10th.  If bills are mailed out after the 17th there will be an extension on the due date and the new date will be announced on the website and your bill.  Email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions or concerns.  The Collector will be on vacation 7/3-7/10 and returning 7/11 then out of office 7/12 & 7/13. PLEASE MAKE PAYMENTS AT PROVIDENT BANK.

Second Quarter 2017 Sewer Bills were mailed out June 16th.  Bills will be due July 
17, 2017.  Email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions or concerns.  The Collector will be on vacation 7/3-7/10 and returning 7/11 then out of office 7/12 & 7/13. PLEASE MAKE PAYMENTS AT PROVIDENT BANK. Information on address will be on back of bill.

The next Music at the Park series is June 28, 2017, at 7:00pm with a performance by The Woodford Brothers Band!

All events will be held at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends!

If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will post an update on our Facebook account by 6pm that same evening.  

Music in the Park Schedule

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting for June 14, 2017 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be on July 12, 2017. 


New Jersey Tax Correspondence Manager to ask questions about your Homestead or Tax Freeze info right to the State to respond.

Most of our summer events at the Park and Pool are now starting or will be soon.  Click to see the schedules for the 2017 season's Pool Dances, Aqua Zumba, Movies at the Pool, and Music at the Park.  For more information on our events, please see our Pool page or Recreation Committee page. 

Pool and Pavilion Rates have now been posted online for your convenience!  Please see our Pool page or Park page for more information. 

The Pool will open on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12 noon.  The Pool hours are as follows:

Until school is out, weather permitting:

Monday - Friday 3:30-8pm

Saturday-Sunday 12noon-8pm 


The application for the 2017 Summer Recreation Program , ReCoLT, has been posted.  It can be found under the Recreation Menu, or click here for the application,  Any questions, please call the clerk's office at 908-859-3355 x 223. 

Appellate Division Decision on A-5124-13T3/A-3132-14T3

We are looking for volunteers for the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested. 

The Sewer Appeal Panel meeting has been cancelled for April 19, 2017.  The next meeting will be held on July 19, 2017. 



The Mayor's Wellness Walks for June will be held at the Lopatcong Municipal Park , meeting at the parking lot near the Veterans Rally Point at 9:00 am. 

Please see the Transportation News for information about NJ Transit busing available for Phillipsburg High School students in Lopatcong.


It's 2017 and the Township is looking for volunteers for the following Boards:

Rent Leveling Board

Shade Tree Commission

Zoning Board

Environmental Commission


If you have any questions or need further information on these positions, please contact Mayor McKay at 908-859-3355, Ext. 225


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:


Court decision on WRN-L-000039-16


News from the Tax Collector: 

Effective Immediately residents should mail or drop off current tax and/or sewer payments at the following bank.
Township of Lopatcong
C/O Provident Bank
190 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Payments will be accepted during normal banking hours of the Branch

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  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:

Tax Collector's Department 

Sewer Collector's Department

Dog Licenses

Community Events

We will use these lists to send you any relevant information on the selected topic.  Sign up now! We look forward to keeping in touch.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.   

Social Media Policy 

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Senior Citizen Info


Sewer Discount Program

The Township Council has enacted a Sewer Discount Program for qualifiying Seniors and disabled residents.  Please see the flyer to check if you qualify.  





                                 Warren County
                          Senior Nutrition Program     
                         Call your local site for reservations

                              North Warren

497 Route 94
Columbia, NJ  


Senior Center
293 Main St.
Hackettstown, NJ

Faith Discovery Church

33 Brass Castle Rd.
Washington, NJ


Phillipsburg Senior Center - Satellite Site - contact the center for Activity Center

310 Firth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ




2016 Farmers Vouchers Flyer  




2016 Flex Flyer 


Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services 


2016 WCDADS Pamphlet


Most Recent Copies of the "Warren Senior Voice"


Senior Voice - March 2016 Issue

Senior Voice - Summer 2016 Issue



[1]  Warren County Department of Human Services:


[2]  Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services:


            Located at:

            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
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

            Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

[3]  Local Resources - Information and Assistance:


[4] State of New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection





Recycling Information



Paper Shredding Event on September 24, 2016                       

Hazardous Waste Collection September 25, 2016



Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 10, 2016 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 12noon

Township Clean Up Day will be on October 1, 2016 from 7am -12noon



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,
Victor Camporine: