News & Announcements for Tuesday January 17, 2017
It's 2017 and the 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 Planning Board Meeting for December will be cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Please be advised that the Sewer Smoke Tests are still occuring. You should be notified by the company prior to the test taking place. If you have any questions, please call town hall at 908-859-3355.
Phillipsburg Mall (the indoor mall entrance to Kohls) each Wednesday in January at 9am.
The Rent Leveling Board meeting on November 17, 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeing date is January 19, 2017.
If you haven't seen it already, please check out our newly revamped Senior Citizen Info Tab on our front page for updated news for our Seniors. Information about Medicare Enrollment, the Flu Vaccine Program and our new Sewer Discount Program has been recently added.
Clink link for: 2014 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT INFORMATION
If you are awarded this benefit, it will be credited on a future tax quarter
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:
News from the Tax Collector:
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!
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 Citizen Info
Attention Warren County Seniors!
497 Route 94
293 Main St.
Faith Discovery Church
33 Brass Castle Rd.
Phillipsburg Senior Center - Satellite Site - contact the center for Activity Center
310 Firth Street
2016 FARMER MARKET VOUCHERS
FLEX COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASS
Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services
Most Recent Copies of the "Warren Senior Voice"
 Warren County Department of Human Services:
 Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services:
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
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
 Local Resources - Information and Assistance:
 State of New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
FOR WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY:
FOR LOPATCONG RESIDENTS ONLY:
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,