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Garden Club of Watchung's Plant Sale May 9, 2015
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.
NJ AMERICAN WATER has announced its Hydrant Flushing schedule.
Watchung is scheduled between now and May 4, 2015. During the flushing, residents may experience low pressure and discolored water. If discolored water occurs, NJ American Water advises to run the cold water for 3-5 minutes until it clears.
Bulky Waste Clean-Up
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation
Watchung Historical Committee Veteran’s News Release
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/.
Poll Workers Needed to work on Election Day
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.
DEP Tips On Encounters With Black Bears
How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator