News & Announcements for Thursday October 23, 2014


The Planning Board meeting scheduled for October 22, 2014 has been cancelled.  Please be advised that the November Planning Board meeting may be moved up to an earlier date in November.  We will post that date when and if it is changed. 

On October 25 the LAA, along with the Recreation Committee, will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Yard Clean-up Event for our Veterans, Seniors, and Disabled/Infirm residents.  Please see our flyer for more information on how you can sign up or help out!

Please note:  the tax collector's office will only be open until 4pm on 10/14/2014 and will be open until 8pm on 10/15/2014 to make up the time.  

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.

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:


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.


***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.


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. 

**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. 

Herbicide Application Notice 2014 

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. 


Information on eligibilty requirements for the Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) for 2013 

 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. 

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