News & Announcements for Thursday December 18, 2014


The Planning Board meeting for December 17 2014 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be on January 28, 2015.

The Zoning Board meeting for December 10, 2014 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be on January 14, 2015 at 7pm. 

Leaf Pick Up is ending this week, the week of December 8, 2014.   The DPW will be picking up what is currently out on the streets, weather permitting. Please do not push any more leaves to the curb, effective immediately.  They can still be bagged and brought to the Township Garage on N Third and Beers St.  If you have any questions, please call the DPW Supervisor at 908-859-0013 or the Township Administrator at 908-859-3355 x225. 

The LAA Softball Director position is now open, as Dave Lubert has retired from the postion.  We thank him for his many years of service and for putting softball on the map in Lopatcong.  If anyone is interested in the position, please fill out our volunteer form and submit it to our LAA President by December 12, 2014.  

The Requests for Proposals for 2015 for our Township Professional appointments have been posted on our RFP page.  If you have any questions, please contact Clerk Dilts at 908-859-3355 x225. 

The Rent Leveling Board meeting for November 20, 2014 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be the re-org meeting on January 15, 2015.  

Important Road Construction Info as of 11/10/14:

Baltimore Street will be down to one lane every day for at least another month.
S Third St will have sections closed off until about November 25th. 

If you have any questions, please call town hall at 908.859.3355.

The Budget and Tax Rate Comparison Worksheet for 2006-2014 that was prepared by our CFO and distributed at our last meeting is now online.  If you have any questions on it, please contact our CFO at 908-859-3355 x 248.

A new Council Corner piece on the Official Financial Documentation of the Township has been posted.

If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:


If you have moved from Lopatcong or if your dog is deceased, please contact Phyllis Coleman, Animal Registrar, at 908 859-3355 x 224 so that we can delete the dog out of our database.

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. 

 Effective immediately, the Zoning Officer will be holding evening hours on Tuesdays, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. 

Herbicide Application Notice 2014 

 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. 

Information on eligibilty requirements for the Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) for 2013 

 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! 

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.

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