News & Announcements for Sunday February 7, 2016

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Notice is hereby given that the Council and Planning Board of the Township of Lopatcong, County of Warren and State of New Jersey,  will hold a Joint Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building located at 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865.  The proposed agenda will be to discuss the zoning of Block 116, Lots 26.01, 27, 27.02 and 28 also known as the Piazza Tract as requested by Larken Associates and other business the Board has scheduled.   Action may or may not be taken.

 


 

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.


Please see our flyer for the Walk for Wellness Wednesdays being sponsored by the Mayor's Wellness Committee. 


Snow Emergency Information:

snow emergency shall be in effect upon the accumulation of four inches of snow upon paved streets in the township. No notice or declaration of emergency need be given.

During a snow storm the Department of Public Works, DPW, will clear emergency routes first.  These Emergency Roads are:

RED SCHOOL LANE

STRYKERS ROAD

BRAKELEY AVENUE

SOUTH 1ST STREET

BALTIMORE STREET

THEN DPW will clear all emergency buildings. THEN DPW will work on main road branches throughout the township and continue until all roads have been plowed.

BY Township Ordinance, Sections 191.3 and 191.4 – if there is a snow emergency, which is defined as an accumulation of four inches of snow or more, all vehicles shall be removed from the street to driveways or other suitable off-street locations.  This will assist with snow removal.

Updates during the storm will be posted on our Facebook page.  You can access our page even if you do not have your own Facebook account. Please be safe and remember to check on your neighbors.

If assistance is needed, dial 911 in the case of an emergency.  If it is a non-emergency, please call the police dispatch number 908-859-2211. 


Job Opportunity:

Keyboarding Clerk 1 (Civil Service) – The Township of Lopatcong – Finance Office is looking to hire one (1) person for the position of Keyboarding Clerk 1 Full-Time – 35 hours per week.  Definition: Under close supervision of Chief Financial Officer performs routine repetitive clerical work involving processing of payroll, vouchers, purchase orders, tabulations, bills, etc.  Does other related work as well. Requirements – NJ residency, 18 years old, possess high school diploma or equivalent and higher.  Municipal accounting experience preferred.  Please submit your resume, including references to the attention of Margaret Dilts, Administrator at the Township of Lopatcong, 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 by end of business on Friday, February 12th, 2016.  The Township of Lopatcong is an EOE.        


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!        


The Shade Tree Commission reorganization meeting scheduled for January 14, 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2016. 


The Rent Leveling Board reorganization meeting scheduled for January 21, 2016 has been cancelled.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2016. 


The Veterans' Committee is once again working on an incredible project for Lopatcong Park, called the Veterans' Rally Point.  This project includes a open pavilion and large concrete pad for concerts, performances and community functions.  In addition, they are creating 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! 


Please note that you can now drop off your tax and sewer payments at the Hillcrest Branch of the PNC located at 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg NJ. We are also still accepting them at town hall. Any questions, please contact the Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230.   


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.


Additional Information on West Nile Virus from the WCMCC 


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:

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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