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Somerset County Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire has announced that the Somerset County Freeholder board will present medals this fall to past and current Somerset County residents who served in the U.S. military in Southwest Asia between 1990 and 1995. The presentations will be made as part of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) exhibit at the Somerset County Park Commission’s North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Eligible veterans are asked to complete a registration form by Aug. 1. To complete the form online, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/medalforms. For more information, eligibility requirements or to request that the form be mailed to you, call (908) 541-5720 or email email@example.com
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN MEETING DATE
Please be advised that the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council originally scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015 has been changed to Thursday, July 9, 2015. The meeting will be held at the Borough Hall, 15 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069, and will begin at 7:00 P.M.
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).
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
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
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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