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Meeting CancelledThe meeting of the Mayor and Committee scheduled for May 12 has been cancelled. See public notice.
Help WantedWantage Township has an opening for a laborer. See classifieds page for details.
Utility Bills HelpThere are many reasons families struggle to pay their bills. Unemployment, medical bills or even a car repair can break a budget. The good news is that there is help available to help pay energy bills. Programs are available to provide financial assistance to moderate income customers, senior citizens, and people on disability, as well as low income customers. New Jersey residents who need help paying their energy bills can call 1-800-510-3102 to find out if they qualify for assistance, and how to apply. Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Many people who qualify for energy assistance assume they don’t meet program requirements. Others may think the application process is difficult—and it is not. There is help available for most income levels. NJ SHARES, the PAGE Grant, or the TRUE Grant can help families who have fallen behind on their electric and gas bills, but are not considered low income.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides income-eligible families with an average of $300 per year to pay their heating bills. Most programs accept applications year-round. However, the deadline to apply for financial assistance from LIHEAP is April 30th. Every year, millions of dollars of available aid goes unused. Take a moment to check things out and see if you qualify for help!
Concerns about ATVs and Dirt BikesComplaints continue to be received from residents in various areas of the Township about illegal use of ATVs and dirt bikes on public roads and other people's private property. It is important for the message to be carried: Individuals violating this law will be prosecuted. If youths are involved, their parents will be held accountable. PLEASE! It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of courtesy. And IT IS A MATTER OF THE LAW. Keep ATV's and Dirt Bikes off public roads and property, and off the private property of people who have not given you permission for the use of their property.
E-mail Address Dedicated to Recycling Facility ConcernsIn response to a request from Wantage Township, RER Supply has created a dedicated E-mail address for members of the public who wish to report a concern regarding the presence of odors being generated from its Route 23 Recycling facility, and/or any other concerns. read notice
Library Homebound ServicesWhen someone is ill or homebound, a good book can be a great comfort. The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are pleased to offer two free services to members of the Sussex-Wantage community. continued...
Trimming Trees/Bushes on Public Rights of WayFrom time to time, the Township must trim hedges, bushes, tree branches, shrubbery and other forms of landscaping planted along the public right of way. If you have trees or bushes planted along the public right of way, and you do not want the Township to trim them, for fear that we may damage the plant or tree, please contact the Administrator's office at 973-875-7192. We will have a member of the Public Works Department come out and explain our needs, and if it is necessary to improve sight distance, we will allow you the opportunity to trim and prune the plants yourself, in a way that you find acceptable and will at the same time meet the needs of the public for safety along the roads. Please work with us on this issue! If we do not hear from you, and the public's safety is being compromised by sight distance problems, we will take appropriate action to prune and trim the branches and shrubs. Take a pro-active stance now to protect your curb-side landscaping, if you think this will be a problem or issue for you.
Do Not Do Business with Unlicensed PeddlersRead notice
Avoid Phone ScamsArticle on how to avoid phone scams
Redevelopment PlanA preliminary investigation regarding the designation of a proposed area in need of redevelopment known as the Route 23 Redevelopment Area.
Download the report PDF 8.5 MB Ordinance 2015-10
How Does Wantage Township Inform Citizens About Emergencies And Other Important Public Notifications?See Mayor's Notes
Ongoing Points of InterestWe at Wantage Town Hall often are asked the following questions, being on-going points of information the general public is interested in knowing:
- Is my property in a flood zone?
- Where is my polling place for voting on election day?
- Are there wetlands on my property?
- How can I keep track of County road and bridge closures?
- Where are Dedicated Open Space properties in my town?
- Where are Farmland Preserved Properties located in my town?
This and other information is available through the County of Sussex, by using the following link: http://sussex.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html We always welcome your phone calls, but in some cases, the local government is not in a position to have the data or information you are seeking. In those situations, we would direct you to search the above resource. Try out the above link, and keep it handy for the future in case you have questions on these topics. We hope this is helpful to you!
Continued best regards,
Wantage Township Mayor & Committee