News & Announcements for Friday August 22, 2014
Message from the Tax Collector: 2012 Homestead Benefit The filing deadline for 2012 Homestead Benefit Applications was January 31, 2014. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts for 2012 will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget for FY 2015, which must be adopted by July 1, 2014. Homestead benefits for 2012 are expected to be applied to May 2015 property tax bills. Additional information on the 2012 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available. Please contact the Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230 with any questions.
***ALERT from the Lopatcong Police Department***
Due to recent car break-ins throughout the Township, we urge you to lock your cars at all times. We also advise against keeping any valuables in your car overnight. - Chief of Police Scott Marinelli.
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Mark your calendars: the Free Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:30- 11:30 am at the Township Garage. Come down and get your pets vaccinated in time for their January license renewals to avoid any late fees or fines.
Lopatcong Business Owners, please regularly check out our EDAC page for updates. A new 'Helpful Links' section has been added, and there's more to come in the near future.
The Rent Leveling Board meeting for July 17, 2014 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on September 18, 2014.
Please take note of the updated Pool Dance schedule. The dance on July 11 has been cancelled due to the need to prepare for the Swim Invitational the next morning.
For more information, see the NJ Civil Service description of Chief Financial Officer.
**Important Note** The intersection of Belview Rd and Strykers Rd is now a 4 WAY STOP.
Temporary caution lights have been placed on the road as you approach the intersection to alert you to the change. Please be alert and safe.
As of today, June 17, 2014, the pool is open from 12 to 8 daily, weather permitting.
Effective immediately, the Zoning Officer will be holding evening hours on Tuesdays, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Please see our Council Corner for Judge Miller's opinion dated April 21, 2014 concerning the validity of Lopatcong Township's Ordinances 2011-07 and 2011-15 so that you may read and review the judgement in its entirety.
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.
Lopatcong Community Day will be held on Saturday August 30, 2014 at the Pool and Pavilion. More details to follow!
To further our goals of communication and transparency, we have created a New Ordinance page. As ordinances are introduced they will be posted to this page, along with the dates of their readings and adoption. Any questions, please call Council President Ciesla.
Fire Chief LaFord has asked us to remind elementary school parents and guardians to refrain from parking in the upper lot of the fire house at dismissal time. The upper lot needs to be kept clear so that the firefighters and responders can park there and so that there will be no traffic hazards when the units need to leave the fire house for a call. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
We currently have openings available on our Economic Development Advisory Committee. Also, if you are interested in any other committee or board that does not currently have an opening, please submit an application anyway. We will put you on the waiting list and will notify you when an opening is available. The Volunteer Form can be found on the left hand side menu of our website. Thank you!
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.
Please visit State Senator Mike Doherty's website to learn more about the Fair School Funding Plan for fair distribution of school aid throughout the State of New Jersey.
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!
Our Newsletters and Mayoral Letters can be found on our new Newsletter and Mayoral Letters Page.
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