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WATCHUNG’S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25th at 9:30 am at the Veteran’s Memorial located In front of the Texier House on the Watchung Circle, 10 Mountain Boulevard. (Rain Location inside Borough Hall) All are invited to attend!
THE BOROUGH WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWIING SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING WATCHUNG’S 2015 COMMUNITY PICNIC
* WELDON MATERIALS * WARREN BLUERIDGE SPORTSMEN *
CALDWELL BANKER *
HOME DEPOT * US SPORTS * WEICHERT REALTY*
* GREAT CLIPS * COLORADO CAFÉ *
HURLEY AGENCY *
* SOMERSET FARMS* * MARINO’S PIZZA * DUNCAN DONUTS*
SUNBURST GYMNASTICS * TIGER SCHULMANN’S * WATER & WINE*
* MED EXPRESS * WATCHUNG/WARREN ROTARY CLUB*
* WATCHUNG LIONS CLUB *
* * AND WATCHUNG’S: * PBA * BOE * GIRL SCOUTS * ART CENTER * LIBRARY * CERT TEAM * HISTORICAL * PTO & PUBLIC WORKS *
THE WATCHUNG RECREATION COMMISSION
2015 Watchung Shred Event Saturday, June 13th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Police Department Parking Lot ( 880 Somerset Street)
Cat Licenses must be renewed between May 1st and May 31st at Borough Hall. Cat License Forms can be obtained on the Borough’s website under forms. A $3 licensing fee applies for neutered/spayed cats and a $5 fee applies for non-neutered/spayed cats.
The Borough of Watchung is currently working with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center to reduce the goose population through the Humane Society's goose egg addling protocol. To ensure that this program is effective, the Borough needs your cooperation. Please report any visible nests to Borough Hall at 908-756-0080. Please DO NOT TOUCH or DESTROY the eggs. This is a Federal Offense and is also counterproductive to the egg addling efforts.
Please refrain from feeding the geese in town for public health and safety reasons. Borough Ordinance No. 00/26 can be found in our code book on this website for additional details on violations.
DEP’S DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE ENCOUNTERS WITH BLACK BEARS DURING ACTIVE SPRING PERIOD
Bulky Waste Clean-Up
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation
HOMESTEAD BENEFIT FOR 65 OR OLDER, BLIND OR DISABLED
Residents who applied and qualified for the Homestead Benefit (income limits: $150,000 for homeowners age 65 or older or blind or disabled and $75,000 for homeowners under age 65 and NOT blind or disabled) will be receiving a HOMESTEAD BENEFIT ADJUSTED TAX BILL for the second quarter. Residents whose taxes are escrowed need to contact their mortgage company for further information. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, you may contact the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233. The NJ Division of Taxation website can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG - 811 (Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground utility lines which will help prevent you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines).
Volunteers Wanted for the following - Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed, Neighborhood Captain Program, Green Team
Effective January 1st, 2015 the Borough of Watchung has contracted with St. Hubert’s for animal control services
2015 Shred Schedule
THE NJDEP’s Compliance and Enforcement Program is now on Facebook. They are able connect and share relevant and useful compliance assistance topics, training updates and advisories on a regular basis. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/NJDEPComplianceandEnforcement and “Like” their page to receive up-to-date information.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:
Some residents have heard about the proposal/request of Pilgrim Pipeline to utilize the PSE&G right of way for the construction/installation of a pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would apparently run from Albany, NY to Linden. We have been advised that some residents close to the PSE&G easement might have received a letter from either Pilgrim or PSE&G providing details of the proposed plan. If you or any resident that you might be aware of may have received any communication of this nature, please ask them to send a copy to Borough Hall either by e-mail to TAtkins@watchungnj.gov or regular mail. You can also contact Borough Hall at (908)-756-0080. Thank you
The Resource Center of Somerset provides services to domestic violence victims and their children throughout Somerset County. Please visit Resource Center of Somerset for additional information or contact 908-359-0003.
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