News & Announcements for Tuesday May 31, 2016
Veterans Rally Point Information:
Please see our flyer for information on the upcoming Memorial Day and Veterans Rally Point Dedication Ceremony.
Pavers can now be ordered indefinitely: The Veterans' Committee is once again working on an incredible project for Lopatcong Park, called the Veterans' Rally Point. This project includes a open pavilion and large concrete pad for concerts, performances and community functions. In addition, they are creating 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 Pool willl be open for the Memorial Day holiday, from 12-8pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 12-6pm on Monday.
Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 with a raindate of August 28, 2016. See our recreation page for more details!
The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to . The original deadline was .
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 deadline are scheduled to be mailed in mid-July. Checks for eligible applicants who file 2015 applications after will 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 ( , – , 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 (www.state.nj.us/treasury/
• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/
The Environmental Commission is sponsoring its annual Trail Walk in the Park June 4th. This will be co-sponsored with the Mayors Wellness Committee. All are welcome.
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township of Lopatcong, County of Warren and State of New Jersey will hold a Special Meeting on . The meeting will be held in the Municipal Building located at 232 S. Third Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. The proposed agenda will include the 2016 Budget, payment of bills, and any other business to come before Council. Action may or may not be taken.
News from the Tax Collector:
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.
The 2015 Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Tax Freeze) eligibility requirements have been published. Please see the flyer for the requirements. If you have any questions, please contact our Tax Collector at 908-859-3355 x230.
Dog licenses are now overdue. A $2.00 fee will be assessed for every month payment is late. In June 2016, the animal control officer will begin issuing summons. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Coleman at 908-859-3355 x224.
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:
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.
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!
Senior Nutrition Program
497 Route 94
293 Main St.
Faith Discovery Church
33 Brass Castle Rd.
FOR WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY:
FOR LOPATCONG RESIDENTS ONLY:
Lopatcong's Shredding Event will be on September 10, 2016 at Lopatcong Park from .9am - 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,