News & Announcements for Tuesday September 27, 2016

Today

Clink link for: 2014 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT INFORMATION 

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

 


 

Tax Assessor schedule for the week of September 19, 2016:

Monday 9/19: 9am - 2pm

Wednesday 9/21: 9am - 4:30pm

Friday 9/23: 9am - 11:30am 

 


 

Please see our 2016 Leaf Clean Up schedule for the fall.  Please note:  the schedule can change due to weather, emergencies, leaf volume and demand, at the DPW Supervisor's discretion.  The schedule is a projection and not fixed.   


Technician 1 (Civil Service) – The Township of Lopatcong – Police Department is looking to hire one (1) person for the position of Technician 1 Full-Time – 35 hours per week.  Definition: Under close supervision of Chief of Police performs varied clerical work involving the processing of discovery requests, gun permits,  record keeping, filing, statistical reports, communication with the public, etc.  Does other related work as well. Requirements – NJ residency, 18 years old, possess high school diploma or equivalent and higher.  Benefit package included.  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, September  30, 2016.  The Township of Lopatcong is an EOE.      


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

 


 

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, WARREN COUNTY – Seeking a full-time certified CFO (may consider part-time).  Lopatcong Township has a 6.5 million dollar budget with a small sewer utility of approximately $2 million dollars.   Responsibilities include bi-weekly payroll, monthly reconciliations of all accounts, etc., and familiarity with Municipal Software, Inc. Fund Accounting System.  Budget and cash management experience as well as purchasing skills are necessary.  Salary will commensurate based on experience and full-time or part-time status. Please note the office employs a full-time accounts payable/payroll clerk. Submit cover letter and salary requirements to:  Beth Dilts, Township Administrator, 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by September 30th.  Questions can be addressed to Beth Dilts at 908-859-3355, Ext. 223.


Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 10, 2016 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 12noon

Township Clean Up Day will be on October 1, 2016 from 7am -12noon 


The Zoning Board meeting for August 10, 2016 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be held on September 14, 2016. 


Herbicide Notice 2016 


The Planning Board meeting of July 27, 2016 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be on August 24, 2016. 


The Mayor's Wellness Committee weekly walk will be held on Wednesdays through October 26, 2016 at 8:30am, meeting at the Veterans Rally Point.


 

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!   


 

The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to Oct. 17, 2016. The original deadline was June 1, 2016.

The Division of Taxation mailed 2015 Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) applications in February, and many eligible residents still need time to file. Eligible residents who have not yet filed should complete and mail their PTR applications as soon as they can—even though the filing deadline has been extended.

Reimbursement checks for eligible senior and disabled residents who file their 2015 applications by the original June 1deadline are scheduled to be mailed in mid-July. Checks for eligible applicants who file 2015 applications after June 1will be processed and delivered as quickly as possible thereafter.

The Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program is distinct from the State’s other property tax relief programs, with its own eligibility requirements and applications. Applicants can receive benefits under the Senior Freeze Program and any of the State’s other property tax relief programs for which they qualify. However, the total amount of property tax relief benefits received cannot exceed the amount of property taxes paid on their principal residence for the same year.

• To ask questions or to order an application: 1-800-882-6597 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.MondayFriday, except State holidays)

• To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597

• To listen to information: 1-800-323-4400

• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Offices (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.MondayFriday, except State holidays):www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ot1.shtml

• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml

 


Township is looking for volunteers for the following Boards:

 

Rent Leveling Board

Shade Tree Commission

 

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


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 
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:

http://www.lopatcongtwp.com/docs/swimmingpoolcredit.pdf

 


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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Senior Citizen Info

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                                 Warren County
                          Senior Nutrition Program     
           
                         Call your local site for reservations
      
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                              North Warren

497 Route 94
Columbia, NJ  
908-496-4001

Hackettstown

Senior Center
293 Main St.
Hackettstown, NJ
908-850-5438

Faith Discovery Church

33 Brass Castle Rd.
Washington, NJ
908-689-0650 

Phillipsburg 

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

310 Firth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ
908-859-2423

  

2016 FARMER MARKET VOUCHERS

 

2016 Farmers Vouchers Flyer  

 

FLEX COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASS

 

2016 Flex Flyer 

 

Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services 

 

2016 WCDADS Pamphlet

 

Most Recent Copy of the "Warren Senior Voice"

 

Senior Voice - March 2016 Issue

 

USEFUL LINKS:

[1]  Warren County Department of Human Services:

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/nutrition.html

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

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/dosshome.html

            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:

            http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Humanservices/local_resources.html

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

            https://www.adrcnj.org/

 

 

 

Recycling Information

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FOR WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY: 

Paper Shredding Event on September 24, 2016                       

Hazardous Waste Collection September 25, 2016

 

FOR LOPATCONG RESIDENTS ONLY:

Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 10, 2016 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 12noon

Township Clean Up Day will be on October 1, 2016 from 7am -12noon

 

USEFUL LINKS:

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

Website:   http://www.pcfawc.com/recycling-center.html

Warren County Recycling:

Warren County Recycling Coordinator,
Victor Camporine:
908-475-6532

Website:  http://www.co.warren.nj.us/Recycling/index.html