News & Announcements for Monday September 22, 2014
The Special Meeting of the Town Council of the Township of Lopatcong scheduled for September 15, 2014 has been cancelled.
The 2014 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule has been posted. Please take note that this schedule is subject to change due to emergencies, weather conditions and the DPW Supervisor's discretion. If you have any questions, please contact the town hall at 908-859-3355.
The Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Business and Senior Expo on September 27, 2014 at Warren County Techncal School in Washington NJ. The Township will be providing busing to this informative event on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the flyer for more information and contact town hall at 908-859-3355 x224 for more information.
Township Clean Up Day will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7am to 12noon at the Fire House on Strykers Rd and at the Pool. Please check our flyer for rules and restrictions.
3Q Sewer bills have been mailed and are due by September 15, 2014. If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:
Senior Citizen Audit Program: the Fall 2014 semester begins on 9/2/2014.
The Planning Board meeting for August 27, 2014 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on September 24, 2014.
The Tax/Sewer Collectors office will be closing at 5pm on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. You may drop your payments in the outside drop off site located between the parking lot & S Third Street.
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.
Message from the Tax Collector: 2012 Homestead Benefit The filing deadline for 2012 Homestead Benefit Applications was January 31, 2014. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts for 2012 will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget for FY 2015, which must be adopted by July 1, 2014. Homestead benefits for 2012 are expected to be applied to May 2015 property tax bills. Additional information on the 2012 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available. Please contact the Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230 with any questions.
***ALERT from the Lopatcong Police Department***
Due to recent car break-ins throughout the Township, we urge you to lock your cars at all times. We also advise against keeping any valuables in your car overnight. - Chief of Police Scott Marinelli.
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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.
The Rent Leveling Board meeting for July 17, 2014 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on September 18, 2014.
**Important Note** The intersection of Belview Rd and Strykers Rd is now a 4 WAY STOP.
Temporary caution lights have been placed on the road as you approach the intersection to alert you to the change. Please be alert and safe.
Effective immediately, the Zoning Officer will be holding evening hours on Tuesdays, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Please see our Council Corner for Judge Miller's opinion dated April 21, 2014 concerning the validity of Lopatcong Township's Ordinances 2011-07 and 2011-15 so that you may read and review the judgement in its entirety.
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.
Please visit State Senator Mike Doherty's website to learn more about the Fair School Funding Plan for fair distribution of school aid throughout the State of New Jersey.
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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