News & Announcements for Saturday October 22, 2016
Upcoming Sewer Smoke Test
Starting next week, the Township will be conducting a sewer smoke test. A flyer detailing the test will be delivered to your house prior to the test being performed. Please see the notice below for more information. If you have any questions, please call town hall at 908-859-3355.
VOTERS IN WARREN COUNTY:
The Warren County Clerk's office is open - for early voting. You may vote up until on .
We will also be open on for anyone who cannot make it to the polls on .
Our office is located at the Court House in Belvidere 413 Second Street, 07823.
If you need an application for a vote by mail or have any additional questions give us a call at 908-475-6211.
You may visit our website at www.warrencountyvotes.com for information on all election matters including registering to vote, vote by mail applications, candidates and polling places.
The Mayor's Wellness Committee weekly walk will be held on Wednesdays through October 26, 2016 at 9:00am, meeting at the Veterans Rally Point.
The Zoning Board meeting has been cancelled for October 12, 2016. The next meeting date is November 9, 2016.
The Mayor Hereby Proclaims and Reminds Lopatcong Citizens that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County has outreach offices at 29C Broad Street, Washington, NJ 07882 and may be reached at 908 453 4121 (Outreach) 1-866 6BE SAFE (Helpline) and 908 453 4181 (Safe House). The website is: http://www.dasacc.org
Clink link for: 2014 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT INFORMATION
If you are awarded this benefit, it will be credited on a future tax quarter
Please see our 2016 Leaf Clean Up schedule for the fall. Please note: the schedule can change due to weather, emergencies, leaf volume and demand, at the DPW Supervisor's discretion. The schedule is a projection and not fixed.
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!
The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to . The original deadline was .
The Division of Taxation mailed 2015 Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) applications in February, and many eligible residents still need time to file. Eligible residents who have not yet filed should complete and mail their PTR applications as soon as they can—even though the filing deadline has been extended.
Reimbursement checks for eligible senior and disabled residents who file their 2015 applications by the original deadline are scheduled to be mailed in mid-July. Checks for eligible applicants who file 2015 applications after will be processed and delivered as quickly as possible thereafter.
The Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program is distinct from the State’s other property tax relief programs, with its own eligibility requirements and applications. Applicants can receive benefits under the Senior Freeze Program and any of the State’s other property tax relief programs for which they qualify. However, the total amount of property tax relief benefits received cannot exceed the amount of property taxes paid on their principal residence for the same year.
• To ask questions or to order an application: 1-800-882-6597 ( , – , except State holidays)
• To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
• To listen to information: 1-800-323-4400
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Offices (www.state.nj.us/treasury/
• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/
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.
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 Copy 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
FOR WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY:
FOR LOPATCONG RESIDENTS ONLY:
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,