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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:
                                                May 19th
                                                June 16th
                                                July 21st
                                                August 18th
                                                September 15th
                                                October 20th
                                                November 17th
                                                December 15th

If you have any questions, please call Borough Hall at 908-756-0080


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.


Did You Know?
Watchung’s Governing Body declared support for the nationwide Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization from May 23 - June 5, 2016 by introducing a Proclamation at the May 5th, 2016 Mayor & Council meeting and pledged to increase awareness of the mobilization and the benefits of seat belt use.


Some Tips if You See a Bear


Watchung Community Picnic, Saturday May 28th from 12pm-3pm


Yankee Game vs.Minnesota Twins - Friday June 24th - Click here for flyer

Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on May 30, 2016 at 9:30AM in front of the War Memorial at the Texier House


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 steve.weinberg@mac.com.


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


 



ADVISORIES

None at this time

 

MISCELLANEOUS


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.


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.


Stop Delivery of Unsolicited Material to your Home. (more information)


An application form to register Borough addresses as a “Do Not Knock” location has been added to the Forms web page. (more information)


Somerset County Permanent Prescription Drop-off Box Locations
(more information - English - Spanish)

 

UTILITIES


Water Quality Reports Available Online for New Jersey American Water Customers

New Jersey American Water announced today that the company’s 2015 Water Quality Reports are now accessible through its website at newjerseyamwater.com.  The annual report details the quality of water supplied by New Jersey American Water against the compliance standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. It describes local drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected, and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and the relevant answers concerning local drinking water are also included in the report.  Printed copies of the report are available to customers who cannot -- or do not wish to -- access it online. Customers can call the company’s customer service center at 800-272-1325 and request a copy of their local district’s report and it will be mailed to them.  In addition to the water quality report, customers can learn more about New Jersey American Water’s environmental stewardship and obtain further information on water quality at http://www.amwater.com/njaw/Water-Quality-and-Stewardship

Important information regarding Lead in Drinking Water


PSE&G customers who feel they need assistance paying your energy bill can find information at this link


Call Before your Dig  -  811

The federally mandated, national phone number, 811, helps prevent you from unintentionally hitting under-ground utility lines.  Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground electric, gas or other utility lines.  Digging without this information can cause power outages, and it’s extremely dangerous.

Simply tell the 811 operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and your local utility companies will be notified.  Within a few days, they will mark the location of the underground lines.  Please call at least three days in advance to avoid unnecessary delays to your project.  Know what’s below-Call before you dig!

For more information, visit www.call811.com


Attention: JCP&L Customers:
A new outage communication tool is available!  
JCP&L has a new enhanced 24/7 Power Center online outage map, available at www.jcp-l.com. It displays individual outages, with best-available estimated restoration times, as well as the cause of the service disruption. Click on "My Town" when you enter this link.

Visit www.firstendergycorp.com/connet for information on how to connect directly to JCP&L with your mobile tools.



PSE&G Customers Always on the Go 
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.

 

 

WATCHUNG BOROUGH CALENDAR

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