News & Announcements for Sunday July 23, 2017

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The Annual Tax Bills will be mailed out on July 25th. As per the State Statute no interest may be charged for 25 days after mailing.  The 3Q payment will be due August 21, 2017.  Any payment received after that date will accrue interest back to 8/1/17.  There will be no  additional grace period. If you do not receive your bill by the end of the first week of August please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to have a duplicate mailed to you.  If you have recently purchased or changed your address please send new information to the email as well.
 
If you successfully lowered your assessment and received a judgment in your favor you will see the following.  The assessment will not change on your new bill but the Tax Collector will adjust the dollar amounts on the rest of 2017.  The amounts will be adjusted on 2018 as well.  You will see the new assessment on your judgment and then will see it again in 2018. 

The next Music at the Park series is on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 7:00pm with a performance by Jesse Rivera. 

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 

 


 

Township of Lopatcong Tax Sale Info:
Wed. 10/11/17 1:30pm
232 S Third Street Phillipsburg NJ 08865 ( Courtroom)
Office Hours: M,W,Th & F  8:30am-4pm  Tues. 12:30-8pm
 
Mailings will be sent week of 9/11/17 & 9/18/17
Notice of the Tax Sale will be published in the Star Gazette week of 9/25/17 & 10/2/17
Pre Registration Bidder Sheets must be done in advance.  Bidder Packets will be available at
Please email the Tax Collector for Tax Sale List
PAYMENTS MADE IN CASH, MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED FUNDS ONLY

Shredding Event will be held on September 9, 2017 at the Lopatcong Pool parking lot from 9 am to 12 noon. 


Due to the delay in receiving the 2017 tax rate, printing of the tax bills for the 3rd & 4th quarter 2017; 1st & 2nd quarter 2018 will be delayed.  There will be an extension to the grace period for 3rd quarter to accommodate this late mailing. As of the 7/14/17 we do not have the tax rate. Due to the amount of calls being received from this, updates will be posted weekly until bills are mailed and then additional due date information will be provided.


The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting has been cancelled forJuly 12, 2017.  The next scheduled meeting is August 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting for the H.C. has been carried.


The next Music at the Park series is on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 7:00pm with a performance by Mark Hannig. 

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 Mayor's Wellness Walks for July will be held at the Lopatcong Municipal Park, meeting at the parking lot near the Veterans Rally Point.  The July 5 walk will be at 9am, and the July 12 & 26 walks will be at 9:30am. Bring sunscreen and water. 


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


GET YOUR ANSWERS FAST BY CHECKING OUT THE NEW UPDATED NJ TAX RELIEF PORTAL.

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. 


 

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


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:

 

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 
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:

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:

http://www.lopatcongtwp.com/docs/swimmingpoolcredit.pdf

 


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.

http://www.wcpublicsafety.com/rapidnotify

Nixle is also used by the State of NJ for various alerts.  

https://local.nixle.com/register/


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 


 Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!

 

Calendar

 

 

 

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.  

 

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                                 Warren County
                          Senior Nutrition Program     
           
                         Call your local site for reservations
      
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                              North Warren

497 Route 94
Columbia, NJ  
908-496-4001

Hackettstown

Senior Center
293 Main St.
Hackettstown, NJ
908-850-5438

Faith Discovery Church

33 Brass Castle Rd.
Washington, NJ
908-689-0650 

Phillipsburg 

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

310 Firth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
908-859-2423

  

2016 FARMER MARKET VOUCHERS

 

2016 Farmers Vouchers Flyer  

 

FLEX COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASS

 

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

 

USEFUL LINKS:

[1]  Warren County Department of Human Services:

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/nutrition.html

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

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/dosshome.html

            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:

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/local_resources.html

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

            https://www.adrcnj.org/

 

 

 

Recycling Information

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FOR WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY: 

Paper Shredding Event on September 24, 2016                       

Hazardous Waste Collection September 25, 2016

 

FOR LOPATCONG RESIDENTS ONLY:

Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 9, 2017 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 12noon

Township Clean Up Day will be on TBD from 7am -12noon

 

USEFUL LINKS:

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

Website:   http://www.pcfawc.com/recycling-center.html

Warren County Recycling:

Warren County Recycling Coordinator,
Victor Camporine:
908-475-6532

Website:  http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Recycling/index.html