News & Announcements for Saturday October 10, 2015
Four Town Hall style meetings have been announced on DRUG ADDITION which ..."is affecting our community in ways that will forever change the landscape of Warren County." The meetings are scheduled from September 29th through October 8th. The public needs to be aware of this growing problem!
The meetings are sponsored by the Coalition Healthy Communities, a program of the Family Guidance Center, Community Prevention Services, Warren County Prosecutor's Office, Warren County Department of Human Services and Saint Luke's Hospital.
See information on Mayor's Wellness page.
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.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting has been cancelled for tonight, September 9, 2015. The next meeting date is October 14, 2015 at 7pm.
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.
Message from Tax Collectors Office: New Jersey homeowners will begin to receive their 2013 Homestead Benefit applications packets the week of August 31st. The deadline for filing is 10/30/15. The Homestead Benefit Internet filing application on the Division of Taxation website www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ and automated telephone system 1-877-658-2972 will be available 24/7.
***Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Lopatcong***
Information from the Warren County Mosquito Control Commission(WCMCC):
A sample of mosquitoes, collected 7/31/15 has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample was collected from Strykers Rd. in Lopatcong. The sample was submitted to the state laboratory on August 10 and results were received today. The sample consisted of 60 Culex species mosquitoes, which are known to amplify the virus in the bird population, since they are primarily bird biters.
The WCMCC has increased their surveillance and control efforts in the surrounding area and plan to do adult mosquito control with truck-mounted ultra-low-volume spray tonight, August 17, 2015 between 8:15 pm and 11:00 pm.
Additional mosquitoes from that area will be trapped and tested following the treatment and the WCMCC will keep us posted.
If you have any questions, please contact the WCMCC at 908-453-3585.
From JCP&L: It is Hurricane Season in the Atlantic. Be alert and pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions which can include severe thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain, hail and high winds. Be prepared by monitoring the weather and use common sense to minimize the danger to you and your family.
The NJ Office of Emergency Management website is a valuable source of information for preparedness. Please visit this website to learn how to create your emergency tool kit:
The Division of Taxation has begun to mail 2014 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) checks to applicants who filed by the original deadline of June 1, 2015. Keep in mind that the deadline has been extended for 2014 applications to Oct. 15, 2015.
There is an Unserviceable Flag box in the lobby at the Municipal building if you would like to drop off your unservicable flag.
The deadline for residents to file their 2014 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to Oct. 15, 2015. The original deadline was June 1, 2015. Any questions, please contact the Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230.
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:
JCP&L will be performing vegetation management around their power lines during the course of 2015. Their management plan includes the use of pesticides, trimming limbs with the use of an aerial saw, and possible removal of dangerous trees. Please see their memo for more detailed information on their plans and for important safety information about the use of the aerial saw.
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.
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!
The Township Clerk/Administrator can now be reached at 908-859-3355 x223.
If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:
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.
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.
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.
Senior Nutrition Program
497 Route 94
293 Main St.
Faith Discovery Church
33 Brass Castle Rd.