Drug Addiction Epidemic in Our Back Yard
Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 26
Applications are Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset Deadline is May 15
2017 Spring/Summer Newsletter
Are your trees healthy? Visit the Environmental Commission’s page for important information on diseases that may be ruining your trees.
Watchung Shred Event will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Warren Municipal Complex, 46 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Watchung/Warren Green Fair. For a list of other Shred Events in Somerset County, please click here.
Poll Workers Needed
RECREATION SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
FEBRUARY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS (SEWER) DUE
This is a reminder for those residents who have a sewer assessment payment due in FEBRUARY for Johnston Drive, Bonnie Burn Rd. and Valley Drive.
Past due payments are subject to additional interest, calculated at the same rates as delinquent taxes, and payments that remain unpaid from the prior year are subject to sale at the annual tax sale. Please check your schedule for the amount due or contact the tax office.
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
At PSE&G, we know that winter heating costs can be challenging for households that are low income or on a fixed budget. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help, but is only taking applications until April 30, 2017. LIHEAP provides financial assistance towards winter heating and medically necessary cooling bills. It also screens program applicants for another payment assistance program, the Universal Service Fund (USF), which provides low income households with a monthly credit of $5 to $150. There are also payment assistance programs for clients who are not low income, but have fallen behind on their energy bills. For more information and to download program applications, visit pseg.com/help or call 1-800-510-3102. Attached is a quick reference guide on all programs, as well as a LIHEAP application.
2017 Excellence in the Arts
The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission is pleased to announce it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Excellence in the Arts Awards.
The awards are dedicated to honoring those individuals and organizations demonstrating exemplary leadership in and dedication to fostering the fine and performing arts in Somerset County.
Awardees are considered in each of the following categories:
ARTS IN EDUCATION or MENTORSHIP
ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY
ASPIRING YOUNG ARTIST
Additionally, one young artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Friends of Somerset County Cultural & Heritage, Inc.
If you know of a nominee who merits recognition, an application form and guidelines can be printed from the attached document (or found on-line at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/excellence-in-the-arts)
Nominations must be received by March 3, 2017. Awardees will be honored at a ceremony on April 19, 2017 at the Green Brook Middle School Auditorium.
Please spread the word of this wonderful opportunity to honor Somerset County artists, organizations, corporations, mentors or individuals supporting the arts in Somerset County. We would be grateful if you would forward this email to those who might be interested in submitting a nomination.
Any questions or for a hard copy of the application, please contact Kaitlin Bundy at email@example.com or at (908) 231-7000 ext. 7246.
The Watchung Recreation Department is conducting a brief survey for 2016. By completing this survey and giving feedback we can focus on areas of concern and improve our community.
Please click here to access the survey
The Watchung Governing Body opposes the construction of a new bi-directional pipeline though the Township that would transport crude oil and refined petroleum products between Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey. To learn more about the CAPP and other municipalities who stand against the Pilgrim Pipeline, visit www.stoppilgrimpipeline.com.
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Some Tips if You See a Bear
Watchung homeowners may apply now to borrow up to $25,000, interest free, to repair their homes through the Watchung Housing Rehabilitation Program. Homeowners must meet State income guidelines to qualify. Please click here for an application form. Details on the program can be obtained through Steve J. Weinberg at 732-390-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation
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