News & Announcements for Monday January 26, 2015
Due to the State of Emergency issued by Governor Christie, the municipal building will close at 3pm on Monday January 26, 2015 and will be closed all day on Tuesday January 27, 2015. Please see the Snow Emergency Info note below if you need any assistance. Thank you.
***SNOW EMERGENCY INFO***
During a snow storm the Department of Public Works, DPW, will clear emergency routes first. These Emergency Roads are:
Red School Lane
South 1st 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.
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.
Our 2015 Calendars are now in stock! Come down to the town hall during regular business hours to purchase yours for $5. Proceeds will benefit the 2015 Community Day events.
The Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in honor of Martin Luther King Day
LAA Spring Sports sign ups have begun!
Any questions, contact the appropriate LAA Director.
Our Shop Lopatcong card is complete! Stop by Town Hall during business hours and pick yours up for just $5! Many thanks to our local businesses for participating in our card and giving us some great discounts. Shop Local - Shop Lopatcong!
Christmas Tree Pick Up will take place during the month of January. Please place your tree by the curb for free pick up until January 31, 2015. Any questions, please call the clerk's office at 908-959-3355 x223.
The Township Clerk/Administrator can now be reached at 908-859-3355 x223.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nixle is also used by the State of NJ for various alerts.
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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