News & Announcements for Sunday May 24, 2015
The 2015 RCOLT Application for Summer Camp has been posted. If you are planning on enrolling your children, please send your applications in ASAP to reserve their spot. Any questions, please call the clerk at 908-859-3355 x223.
The Environmental Commission is sponsoring a hike at the Marble HIll Trail on National Trails Day, June 6, 2015. Please see our flyer for more information.
Dog Licenses are now overdue and summons are being issued. Please call Phyllis Coleman at 908-859-3355 x224 if you have any questions.
On June 14, 2015, at 6:30pm the Unserviceable Flag Burning Ceremony will be held at the Lopatcong Veterans Memorial, conducted by Boy Scout Troop #54, and assisted by Veterans. The public is invited.
The LAA 9th Annual Golf Outing planning is in full swing! There are event packages for non-golfers as well. Please see the brochure to find out more about how you can participate or sponsor this event.
Community Day will be held on Saturday August 15, 2015 with a raindate of Sunday, August 16, 2015. More details to follow!
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:
Updates from the Tax/Sewer Collector:
-2012 Homestead Benefit Credits will be adjusted on your May 2015 tax bill. If you were eligible for the Homestead Benefit you will be receiving an updated May tax bill in April.
-Please see the 2014 Senior Freeze Eligibility Requirements to see if you are eligible for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement.
JCP&L will be performing vegetation management around their power lines during the course of 2015. Their management plan includes the use of pesticides, trimming limbs with the use of an aerial saw, and possible removal of dangerous trees. Please see their memo for more detailed information on their plans and for important safety information about the use of the aerial saw.
Our 2015 Calendars are now in stock! Come down to the town hall during regular business hours to purchase yours for $5. Proceeds will benefit the 2015 Community Day events.
Our Shop Lopatcong card is complete! Stop by Town Hall during business hours and pick yours up for just $5! Many thanks to our local businesses for participating in our card and giving us some great discounts. Shop Local - Shop Lopatcong!
The Township Clerk/Administrator can now be reached at 908-859-3355 x223.
If you have a pool that has been approved through our building department, you may be eligible for the Swimming Pool Credit:
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.
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.
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.
Senior Nutrition Program
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