News & Announcements for Monday August 21, 2017


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Residents- This is a friendly reminder 3Qtr. Taxes are due. If taxes for 3q are not paid on time the interest will be calculated based on August 1st due date. Question can be emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

The next Music at the Park series is on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 7:00pm with a performance by 2 + 1 Math Rocks band. 

All events will be held at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends!

If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will post an update on our Facebook account by 6pm that same evening.  

Music in the Park Schedule   

Public Health Alert - Increase seen in Mushroom Poisonings

Have you signed up for our email lists yet? A few years ago, to improve communication in the township, we created several email lists to which you can subscribe. Click on the links below to sign up for 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 Tax/Sewer Collector This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the Tax and Sewer lists, and Deputy Clerk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the Dog Licenses and Community Events lists. 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting for August 9, 2017 has been cancelled. 

Mayor's Wellness Walks for August: Tuesday, August 8th at 9:30 am, Wednesday, August 16th at 9:00 am, no walk the week of August 21st, Wednesday, August 30th, 9:00 am. All meeting in the parking lot near the Veterans' Rally Point.

The Annual Tax Bills will be mailed out on July 25th. As per the State Statute no interest may be charged for 25 days after mailing.  The 3Q payment will be due August 21, 2017.  Any payment received after that date will accrue interest back to 8/1/17.  There will be no  additional grace period. If you do not receive your bill by the end of the first week of August please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to have a duplicate mailed to you.  If you have recently purchased or changed your address please send new information to the email as well.

If you successfully lowered your assessment and received a judgment in your favor you will see the following.  The assessment will not change on your new bill but the Tax Collector will adjust the dollar amounts on the rest of 2017.  The amounts will be adjusted on 2018 as well.  You will see the new assessment on your judgment and then will see it again in 2018. 

Township of Lopatcong Tax Sale Info:
Wed. 10/11/17 1:30pm
232 S Third Street Phillipsburg NJ 08865 ( Courtroom)
Office Hours: M,W,Th & F  8:30am-4pm  Tues. 12:30-8pm
Mailings will be sent week of 9/11/17 & 9/18/17
Notice of the Tax Sale will be published in the Star Gazette week of 9/25/17 & 10/2/17
Pre Registration Bidder Sheets must be done in advance.  Bidder Packets will be available at
Please email the Tax Collector for Tax Sale List

Shredding Event will be held on September 9, 2017 at the Lopatcong Pool parking lot from 9 am to 12 noon. 

Herbicide Notice 2017 


New Jersey Tax Correspondence Manager to ask questions about your Homestead or Tax Freeze info right to the State to respond.

Click to see the schedules for the 2017 season's Pool Dances, Aqua Zumba, Movies at the Pool, and Music at the Park.  For more information on our events, please see our Pool page or Recreation Committee page. 

Pool and Pavilion Rates have now been posted online for your convenience!  Please see our Pool page or Park page for more information. 

Appellate Division Decision on A-5124-13T3/A-3132-14T3

We are looking for volunteers for the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested. 

Please see the Transportation News for information about NJ Transit busing available for Phillipsburg High School students in Lopatcong.

It's 2017 and the Township is looking for volunteers for the following Boards:

Rent Leveling Board

Shade Tree Commission

Zoning Board

Environmental Commission


If you have any questions or need further information on these positions, please contact Mayor McKay at 908-859-3355, Ext. 225


If you are awarded this benefit, it will be credited on a future tax quarter 

Court Dismisses Mayor’s Lawsuit:  

The Court has granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing the claims made by Mayor McKay in his March 2016 lawsuit against Council members Pryor, Belcaro and McCabe (collectively "Council Defendants").  In simple terms, a party is entitled to summary judgment when the Court finds there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and the moving party (in this case, the Council Defendants) is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.


The 60-page decision may be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Court decision on WRN-L-000039-16


News from the Tax Collector: 

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

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!   

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  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.  

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.

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.   

Social Media Policy 

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Senior Citizen Info


Sewer Discount Program

The Township Council has enacted a Sewer Discount Program for qualifiying Seniors and disabled residents.  Please see the flyer to check if you qualify.  





                                 Warren County
                          Senior Nutrition Program     
                         Call your local site for reservations

                              North Warren

497 Route 94
Columbia, NJ  


Senior Center
293 Main St.
Hackettstown, NJ

Faith Discovery Church

33 Brass Castle Rd.
Washington, NJ


Phillipsburg Senior Center - Satellite Site - contact the center for Activity Center

310 Firth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ




2016 Farmers Vouchers Flyer  




2016 Flex Flyer 


Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services 


2016 WCDADS Pamphlet


Most Recent Copies of the "Warren Senior Voice"


Senior Voice - March 2016 Issue

Senior Voice - Summer 2016 Issue



[1]  Warren County Department of Human Services:


[2]  Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services:


            Located at:

            Division of Aging and Disability Services
Wayne Dumont, Jr. Admin. Bldg.
165 County Route 519 South
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1949

Director, Scott A. Burd
Toll Free: 1 (877) 222-3737
Phone: (908) 475-6591
Fax: (908) 475-6588
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

            Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

[3]  Local Resources - Information and Assistance:


[4] State of New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection





Recycling Information



Paper Shredding Event on September 24, 2016                       

Hazardous Waste Collection September 25, 2016



Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 9, 2017 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 12noon

Township Clean Up Day will be on TBD from 7am -12noon



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


Warren County Recycling:

Warren County Recycling Coordinator,
Victor Camporine: