News & Announcements for Saturday June 25, 2016

Today

We are excited to announce our first Music in the Park event!

Music in the Park will be held at the "Veterans Rally Point" at the Lopatcong Municipal Park on

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30-9:00 pm

Nakked Soul Band ( Blues, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Rock), featuring John Davis from Davis Optical on the guitar will be performing.

Bring a chair or blanket, enjoy the music and walk the Veterans' Walkway.

This event is sponsored by: Phillipsburg Area Veterans and is FREE to all 

 


 

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township of Lopatcong, County of Warren and State of New Jersey will hold an Executive Session Meeting scheduled on Monday, June 27h, 2016  beginning at 7:00 pm followed by a public session at 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Municipal Building located at 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  The proposed agenda for Executive Session will be to discuss a contractual matter involving an Agreement by and between the Township of Lopatcong and the Phillipsburg Board of Education and personnel matters.  The agenda for Regular Session will be the Introduction of the 2016 Budget, Interlocal Agreement regarding the Belvidere Intersection Roadway Project, fill vacancy on Council and any other business to come before Council.  Action may or may not be taken.  

 

                                                                                                                Margaret B. Dilts, CMC

 


 

The Mayor's Wellness Walk on 6/22/2016 will be held at the Lopatcong Park at 8:30am, please meet at the Veterans Rally Point.

 


 

The Environmental Commission meeting of June 14, 2016 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be held on July 12, 2016.


 

Aqua Zumba is back, starting next week!  Please check the flyer for upcoming dates and times. 


 

Job Opportunities:

The Lopatcong Township Police Department is seeking applicants for Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II/School Resource Officers. Please see the press release for more information.  

LABORER 1 (Civil Service) –The Township of Lopatcong - Department of Public Works. The Township of Lopatcong is looking to hire for the position of Laborer 1 in the Department of Public Works. Two (2) persons Full-Time – 37 ½ hours per week.  Definition – Under supervision, performs varied types of manual and unskilled laboring work and drives a truck in connection with work.  Use of Power Tools, repair and maintain streets, leaf collection, snow removal, concrete work, etc. are some examples of work.  Does other related duties as required.    Must be available for all emergencies.  Requirements – NJ residency, applicant must be 18 years old, possess a HS Diploma or equivalent required and hold a Commercial Driver’s License valid in the State of New Jersey and applicable endorsements for the class B or above.  Please submit a resume, including references to the attention of Margaret Dilts, Administrator at the Township of Lopatcong, 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 by Friday, July 1, 2016.  The Township of Lopatcong is an EOE. 


News from the Tax Collector:

**2nd Quarter Sewer bills will be mailed out on June 7, 2016 and are due on July 7, 2016.
 
The Tax/Sewer Collectors Office will be closed on Friday 6/3/2016 through 6/7/2016, and will reopen at 8:30 am on 6/8/2016,  Payments can be made with the Municipal Clerk's office or Provident Bank as listed below with the payment stubs.
 
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

Pool Hours - weather permitting:

From June 1 - 15 the pool is open on weekdays from 3:30pm to 6:00 pm.  On weekends it is open from noon to 8:00 pm.

Starting on June 16, the pool will be open for its regular season hours, from noon to 8:00 pm every day of the week. 


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!   


Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 with a raindate of August 28, 2016.  See our recreation page for more details! 


The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to Oct. 17, 2016. The original deadline was June 1, 2016.

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 June 1deadline are scheduled to be mailed in mid-July. Checks for eligible applicants who file 2015 applications after June 1will 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 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.MondayFriday, 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 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.MondayFriday, except State holidays):www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ot1.shtml

• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml

 


The Environmental Commission is sponsoring its annual Trail Walk in the Park on Saturday June 4th. This will be co-sponsored with the Mayors Wellness Committee.  All are welcome.  


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.


 

Dog licenses are now overdue.  A $2.00 fee will be assessed for every month payment is late.  In June 2016, the animal control officer will begin issuing summons. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Coleman at 908-859-3355 x224.


The Mayor’s Wellness Committee “MWC” seeks to Create a Healthier Community – Today, Tomorrow, Together!   The MWC is comprised of Township officials, medical professionals, residents, and representatives of the business community.  There are six members who have volunteered to form up this great new committee.   Join them now!   Interested - send Mayor an e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to express interest.   The MWC is just beginning to plan this year’s activities.   Make new friends, give back and get involved!        


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.   


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Senior Nutrition Program

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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

 

 

 

 

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 10, 2016 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 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