BOROUGH OFFERS EVENING HOURS
FOR MUNICIPAL BUSINESS
To better accommodate residents, all Municipal Offices will be open one evening a month (3rd Thursday of each month). Residents will be able to take care of their Borough business, whether it be to obtain a building permit, pay their taxes, apply for a marriage license, pay for a dog license, etc.
Municipal offices will be open until 7:00 P.M. on the following Thursday evenings:
If you have any questions, please call Borough Hall at 908-756-0080
Weekend Journey through the Past Features
26 Free Historic Sites, Tours & Activities - October 8 & 9, 2016
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TAXES DUE
This is a reminder for residents who have sewer and or curbing assessment payments due
in September for the following streets:
Old Somerset/Century La./Valley Rd./Price Dr./Ridge Rd./
Cardinal/Woodledge/Johnston Dr./Skyline/Oakwood Rd./ and Birchwood.
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.
STEM Program Planned for Oct. 15 at Vo-Tech
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
Photos Sought for Somerset County Website
FARMERS MARKET THIS SUNDAY at BEST LAKE!
It’s going to be a beautiful day this Sunday –
please come out and support our Market!
BE SURE TO PICK UP YOUR “WATCHUNG” RE-USABLE
Watchung Farmers Market every Sunday from July 31st through October 2nd at Best Lake from 10am-2pm
Garden Club - Scentsational Night - October 13, 2016
Somerset County under "Drought Watch" - effective July 26, 2016
Mosquito season is here in New Jersey. The NJ Department of Health has developed a wide range of public awareness and education materials regarding prevention of mosquito-borne diseases including the Zika virus. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/zika/.
We would also like to remind you to follow the Department on social media, Facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth and twitter.com/NJDeptofHealth.
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.
Poll Workers Needed
Sign Up for Emergency Alerts from Somerset County
The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to Oct. 17, 2016. The original deadline was June 1, 2016.
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.
SAVE THE DATES - Additional Events
Borough News & Events - Please also visit our Facebook page for more updates and fun facts!
Volunteers Wanted for the following - Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed, Neighborhood Captain Program, Green Team, Recreation Commission
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