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On Monday, July 20th, Tilcon Construction began milling Ridge Road. They will be back in one week to mill the following streets:
Jared Court; Kristy Lane; Oakridge Lane; Tall Timbers Road
The milling is necessary to remove the top of the existing pavement which will facilitate the paving work. Paving will begin approximately 2 to 3 weeks later. During this time, traffic in these areas could be affected. Please plan and prepare accordingly. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 908-756-0091
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Watchung History Day, Saturday, September 26th from 11:00AM until 4:00 PM on the Village Green. Don’t miss the Civil War Reenactors!
Summer Schedule: TEXIER HOUSE MUSEUM
The Texier House Museum will open during July and August, by appointment only.
For an appointment, please call Barbara Diem at 908-756-5949 or Betty Jean Aldrich at 908-755-6575.
The Borough will be implementing summer hours where staff at Borough Hall will be available to the public until 7:00 PM on Thursdays and until 12:00 PM on Fridays. This schedule will be in effect from June 4th through September 4th in an attempt to accommodate residents who cannot visit Borough Hall during regular business hours (8AM-4PM).
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
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation
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
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