Free Rabies Clinic
Saturday, December 7th at the Firehouse - 57 Mountain Boulevard
9:00 am to 10:00 am
All are welcome
The Borough of Watchung wishes to inform all Borough residents and non-resident Borough property owners that a Borough-controlled deer management program will begin on or about December 2, 2013 and may continue until February 15, 2014. The program will be conducted under the same format as that previously utilized under the Community Based Deer Management Program.
The Watchung Texier House Museum will have a Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1;00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum will be decorated for the holidays with antique ornaments from the collection of the late Jane Cole, an avid antique Christmas collector and member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. One tree will feature antique German ornaments and another will have a patriotic theme. The museum features collections of artifacts and photos from Watchung history, including Moldenke's Castle, ice cutting on Watchung and Best Lakes, sports champions, Pedeflous and O'Connor's restaurants, government and social organizations and more. Staffed by volunteers from the Watchung Historical Committee, the Texier House Museum is also open its regular hours, the first and third Sundays of the month, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The 2013-2014 Deer Management Program
Board of Adjustment, Meeting Cancellation
The Watchung Board of Adjustment has cancelled the meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2013. The Board will meet at their next regularly scheduled meeting on December 19, 2013
An Important Message from PSE&G:
We've heard your calls for better communication and made some significant changes there, too. We've ramped up our pre-storm messaging across all channels, with a focus on helping you understand what to expect from an event, how you can prepare and stay safe, and how you can best communicate with us. We launched MyAlerts, which allows our customers to opt in for text messages as well as email notifications about outages in their area and service restoration. We urge all our customers to sign up for MyAlerts (http://www.pseg.com/myalerts) and to update contact information with us now, before the next storm hits. Meanwhile, more communications upgrades are on the way. By this spring, customers will be able to report outages via text message, too. And, very soon, customers will be able to get localized outage information online and through their smart phones
Free Tire Drop-off for Somerset County Farmers, Residents
HILLSBOROUGH – The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Department to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage. The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, N.J. 08844.
Somerset County residents and farmers can drop off up to eight tires per household.
This free drop-off program provides an opportunity for residents to remove unwanted tires from their property before the cold weather arrives. Proper disposal of tires benefits communities. Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus. In the fall and winter, they can cause tripping hazards when covered with leaves or snow.
Tires also can be dropped off during the year at the county Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the First Saturday of the Month drop-off program. Upcoming drop-off dates are Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.
The tire drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The Borough of Watchung is offering mulch on a first come, first serve basis beginning Wednesday, November 6th at the Ness Property site, located at 666 Mountain Boulevard between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm This mulch will be available to both residents, non-residents, landscapers, contractors, etc. FREE for pickup ONLY. We will load your truck. An appointment must be made.
Watchung residents may choose to have the mulch delivered to their home at a cost of $50.00 per truckload (5 cubic yards.)
Please call 908-756-00091 to schedule an appointment.
Mobus Field Tennis Court Now Open
The Borough is looking for residents who are willing to work on our volunteer boards.
Residents who wish to dispose of grass clippings should put them out with their regular trash collection in closed plastic bags or containers. Loose grass clippings CANNOT be put out at the curb or in the street. Grass clippings are not recyclable due to the lawn chemicals that remain on grass for a long time and most make the clippings unsuitable for mulch which is why loose grass clippings cannot be recycled. (Posted 6/24/13)