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BULKY WASTE PICK UP
June 5-9 East side of Township; June 12-16 West side of Township. See notice. 5/8/17


POLL WORKERS NEEDED
Have FUN and get PAID while participating in democracy. Board of Elections training classes are being scheduled now. For more information call Jeannie at 973-579-0950 extension 4. 4/1/17


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that a special meeting of the Wantage Township Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM at the Wantage Township Building, 888 State Route 23, Wantage NJ. The purpose of this meeting shall be to discuss the 2017 Budget. Formal action may take place. Debra Milikin, Administrator, 02/24/17


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE the November 15 & 22, 2016 meetings of the Land Use Board of the Township of Wantage have been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm, 888 Route 23, Wantage NJ 07461. Official action may be taken. Jeanne McBride, Land Use Board Secretary, 11/10/16


Energy Presentation
Concord Energy Services gave a presentation about the New Jersey Government Energy Aggregation Program at the August 11 Wantage Township Meeting. If you would like to know more about the program you can download information here. Further information may be found at njaggregation.us.


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
The July 19, 2016 meeting of the Land Use Board is canceled. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Jeanne McBride, Land Use Board Secretary, 7/8/16


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage have cancelled the meeting originally scheduled to be held on May 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Matters that had been scheduled to be heard at that meeting shall be given consideration at the next regularly scheduled Wantage Township Meeting on May 26, 2016 at 7 PM. The meeting shall take place at the Wantage Township Building, 888 State Route 23, Wantage NJ. Formal action may be taken. Christine M. Von Oesen, Deputy Clerk Township of Wantage, 5/5/16


Meeting Rescheduled
03-07-16   The Wantage Township Land Use Board meeting scheuled for March 15, 2016 has been rescheduled. The new date is March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage NJ. Official action may take place.


Help with Energy Bills
02-29-16   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. more info


Notice to Bidders
NOTICE is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for a STAND-BY GENERATOR. Bids will be opened and read at the Wantage Township Municipal Building on December 1, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Read complete bid notice.
posted Oct. 27, 2015


Wantage Township First Aid Squad Equipped with New Life-Saving Device
Wantage Township EMTs received a new device to help treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The Autopulse helps improve blood flow to the heart and brain during SCA. Read complete press release.


Curfew in Effect October 30 & 31
It is unlawful for anyone under the age of 18 years to be in any public place in the Township of Wantage on October 30 and October 31 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following date, unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian. No parent or guardian shall knowingly permit any juvenile to violate the curfew. The following apply:

posted Oct. 18, 2015


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE — Meeting Rescheduled
The Wantage Township Land Use Board meetings scheduled for October 20 and 27, 2015 have been rescheduled. The new date is November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage NJ. Official action may take place. Jeanne McBride Land Use Secretary. Posted Sept. 25, 2015

Road Improvement Projects
Wantage Township has various road improvement projects being undertaken, which will take place during the next two weeks. The anticipated start date is September 9, when improvements to South Shore Drive will begin. When that street is complete, the contractor will move on to Neepaulin Drive. During the week of September 14–18 a section of Pidgeon Hill Road will be improved and then the contractor will move on to Lower Unionville Road. All projects are anticipated for completion by September 18. Please plan alternate routes when you travel, to avoid delays and inconvenience.
posted Sept. 01, 2015


Gypsy Moth Notice
Is your property experiencing heavy infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars? Do you see heavy infestation in property near you? The NJ State Department of Agriculture provides the following phone number for local residents to report heavy infestations: 609-406-6939 (Dept of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry.)

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE LEGAL NOTICE
ORDINANCE #BOH 2015-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XXI, FEES, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE
NOTICE is hereby given that the above Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting of the Wantage Township Board of Health, held in the municipal building the 20th day of July, 2015, and the same came up for final passage at a meeting of the said Township Board on the 3rd day of August, 2015 at which time, after persons interested were given an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance, the same was passed and will be in full force in the Township according to law. By order of the Board of Health of the Township of Wantage, in the County of Sussex, State of New Jersey. Jeanne McBride Land Use Secretary


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE — Meeting Rescheduled
Take Notice the Wantage Township Land Use Board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to July 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.. The meeting will take place at Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage NJ 07461. Official action may be taken. Thank you, Jeanne McBride Land Use Secretary


ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING AT SCMUA
The SCMUA will be conducting Electronic Waste Recycling Events on August 1 and on October 10, 2015. This program is available to Sussex County residents, businesses, local school districts, municipalities and county agencies. The SCMUA conducts these special events to regulate the disposal of electronics, or “E-Waste” that contain cathode ray tubes (CRT’s), lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium and other hazardous materials, and remove from the waste stream pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfill and the leachate generated. YOU MAY BRING UP TO 5 (FIVE) ELECTRONIC ITEMS FREE OF CHARGE PER VEHICLE ON THE ABOVE DATES ONLY, TO THE SCMUA RECYCLING FACILITY IN LAFAYETTE. YOU MAY BRING ON E-WASTE DAYS: Computer Systems, VCR’s, Copiers, Printers, DVD & CD Players, Radios, Televisions, Fax Machines, Stereo Equipment, and Cell Phones. MICROWAVES ARE CONSIDERED AN APPLIANCE AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS E-WASTE. THEY CAN BE DISPOSED OF AT 13 CENTS PER POUND AT THE BAGGED GARBAGE AREA DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.


CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARD
Wantage Township Recreation is seeking nominations for the 3rd annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award. To be eligible one must be a Wantage resident. The person should be an inspirational role model and have demonstrated an active interest and involvement in community affairs. This person should somehow contribute to the betterment of our community. If you know someone who you believe exemplifies these qualities and would like them to be recognized, download an Award Nomination Form. Forms can also be obtained at Wantage Municipal building or by calling 973-875-7192. All nominations must be received by April 20, 2015. The winner of the 2015 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award will be announced on the Wantage Township website by May 22, 2015, and will be recognized at Wantage Day on May 30, 2015. The winner’s name will be added to the plaque which is on permanent display at the Wantage Municipal building.


Beware of telephone scams
A Wantage resident reports that he recently received a telephone call from someone who claimed to be from "Windows Support", and informed that there was a problem on his computer. The caller then attempted to have the resident give remote access for his computer to the caller so the problem could be "fixed". THIS IS A SCAM. NEVER GIVE REMOTE ACCESS CONTROL TO YOUR COMPUTER OUT TO AN UNKNOWN PARTY! Several other Scams are also being attempted in the area, which were reported recently in the NJ Herald. Please heed Police Warnings: Never give personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, credit card data or banking information to any person which cannot be identified with absolute certainty. If you are contacted by someone identifying themselves as a police officer, federal agent, IRS representative or any other governmental entity over the telephone, or as a Computer Support Individual who you did not contact, extreme caution should be used and no information should be given to that person over the telephone. Thank you.
Wantage Township Mayor and Committee


Report of Intruder
A Wantage resident reported that at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, an intruder attempted to break into his home in the Mount Salem section of Wantage, bordering land along the Appalachian Trail. General description: male, approximately 5'7", 190 lbs, white beard; person was wearing camouflage, gloves, hat. Anyone with information on this should call state police at 973-383-1514. Please be diligent regarding making sure doors and windows to your home are locked. Be smart and be safe.


Accident Response Drill
Members of the Wantage Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Jon Morris, and members of the Wantage Township First Aid Squad practiced a simulated bus vs. van accident. Students played the roles of victims, 25 members of the First Aid Squad, and almost 50 members from the Beemerville Company and the Colesville House participated.
Photos and info by David Burns | Burns/@FD4D


Military Families Survey
The Center for Prevention and Counseling would like to support the active and veteran military families in Sussex County. Our goal is to create an advisory board to aide in identifying military families in our area and gather information to help address the needs of those who have served and sacrificed for our Country. This includes not just our service members, but their spouses, children, and other loved ones as well. In our recent interaction with local military families it has been brought to our attention that finding and accessing services can be very challenging. This is especially due to our remote location.

In achieving this, we are asking that you please complete this anonymous survey to aide us in compiling a local resource list that can help guide those in need towards easily obtainable and helpful services. The online link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2TV3DY6. For more information please contact Natalie Yanoff-Smith at the Center for Prevention and Counseling, 973-383-4787.


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE — Meeting Canceled

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. The meeting scheduled to be held on April 9, 2015 has been canceled.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER NOTICE

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will hold an informal Public Information Center regarding the Wallkill River Bridge Replacement project on Route 23 in Wantage, on March 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The Public Information Center will be held in the Meeting Room of the Sussex-Wantage Branch Library, 69 County Route 639, Wantage, New Jersey. The project will replace the existing bridge with a pre-cast, three-sided frame structure. The cross-section of the proposed bridge includes a 12-foot wide travel lane and an 8-foot wide shoulder in each direction along with a sidewalk on the west side of the bridge. Department representatives will be available for questions from the public. Maps and plans will also be available. YOU CAN GO ANY TIME BETWEEN 6 - 8 PM ON MARCH 5, WHENEVER IT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU. THE GOVERNING BODY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO ATTEND AND MAKE CLEAR OUR DESIRE THAT THIS PROJECT BE STARTED AND COMPLETED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. The longer it takes, the longer Wantage residents and business owners are inconvenienced and negatively affected. Help them to help us - tell them to hurry up!


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE— Special Meeting March 11

TAKE NOTICE that the 2015 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A special meeting shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 11, 2015. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold a budget work session. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


Notice to Quoters
Wantage Township is accepting quotes for the recreation fields maintenance program. Quotes must be received no later than 4 p.m. February 5, 2015. Download program quote information.


Online Public Auction Sale
The Township of Wantage will conduct a Public Auction Sale of surplus Township property no longer needed. The auction will be held over the Internet and will run from 9 a.m. Saturday, January 10, to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015. aution notice


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE— Special Meeting December 29

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A special meeting shall be held at 9:00 a.m. on December 29, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to approve year-end financial resolutions, payment of bills, consider renewal applications for soil removal operations, consider possible shared service ventures with another municipality for Finance Officer services, and consider action on an appointment for Acting Judge. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE— Special Meeting December 16

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A special meeting shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 16, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold interviews with prospective candidates for the position of Municipal Court Judge. These interviews shall be conducted in closed executive session, under the exclusion allowable for a matter involving the employment of a prospective public employee to be appointed by the governing body. No formal action shall take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


SNOWPLOWS AND MAILBOXES

It's an unfortunate fact that, in rural towns with lots of snowfall, snow plow operators may hit your mailbox and cause damage to the mailbox and/or post. It happens all over Sussex County and, in fact, all over rural USA.

Please accept our promise: we are not aiming for it. We didn't want to damage it. The last thing we want is to do something that will anger the public and cause possible criticism toward us. There is no upside to annoying the public.

More times than not, in a heavy snowfall, it is not actually the case that the snow plow hit the mailbox, but instead the displacement of large volumes of snow will push over the mailbox and post. Snow is a solid, and two solid objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. When large amounts of snow need to be pushed off the public road, the mailbox will sometimes lose out.

Other times the plow itself may, in fact, directly hit a mailbox. Again, this is not on purpose, but an accident. If you ever have any doubts about this, please contact Jim Doherty (Administrator) or Bob Wagner (DPW Supervisor) at town hall. Jim and Bob will make arrangements after the snow emergency has been dealt with for your snow plow operator to speak directly with you, and offer you his promise that it was not personal or malicious. Our DPW workers are dedicated and caring people, Wantage citizens themselves, many of whom have deep roots and all of whom have strong pride in our community. We are accountable to you and we want you to be proud of us.

If we do damage your mailbox, please do not attempt to flag down the snow plow operator in the middle of the storm to report it or express your disappointment. While that may be your immediate inclination, please understand that doing this is neither safe nor productive. Please instead call Wantage Town Hall at 973-875-7192. Even if no one is present, you can leave a voice mail message that we will receive. Tell us your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can follow up with you.

We at town hall will create a master list of people and addresses who call in regarding damaged mailboxes. As time permits after the storm has ended, Bob Wagner and his crew will contact you from that list in the order the calls were received and find out what we can do to make it right for you.

Sometimes, all that is needed is to put the post and mailbox back up, which we will do if the ground is not frozen. Other times, the post and/or mailbox may have been damaged beyond salvage.

If we cannot fix it for you permanently right away, we will provide you with a temporary mailbox that can be used for the remainder of the winter. When the snow season is over, you can buy a new mailbox and post, comparable to your old one, and submit the receipt along with the old mailbox to us at town hall. We will reimburse you the cost of the mailbox. This is a courtesy service Wantage provides, but is not an opportunity to upgrade a mailbox at taxpayer expense, so that is why we ask you to submit the old mailbox, for comparison purposes. We will also use the old mailbox to supply our inventory of future temporary mailboxes (unless it is beyond use, of course).

Sometimes, a mailbox has been placed too close to the edge of the road, which will increase the likelihood of it being hit by a plow. Our DPW Supervisor will work with you to make sure the new mailbox is placed a safe distance from the road - not too far for the mail delivery person, not too close for the plow. While this won't guarantee anything, it will do everything in our power to avoid having this happen in the future.


STORM NOTICES FROM ELECTRIC COMPANIES
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TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A special meeting shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 2, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold interviews with prospective candidates for the position of Municipal Court Judge. These interviews shall be conducted in closed executive session, under the exclusion allowable for a matter involving the employment of a prospective public employee to be appointed by the governing body. No formal action shall take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. The meeting previously scheduled to be held on December 11, 2014 has been rescheduled. The December meeting shall now be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 4, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Wantage Township governing body. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


Wantage Township Now Owns Lake Neepaulin
Wantage Township now owns the body of water named Lake Neepaulin, the dam which supports that lake, and the beach property along South Shore Drive. Read notice


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. The meeting previously scheduled to be held on September 18, 2014 has been rescheduled. The September meeting shall now be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 25, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Wantage Township governing body. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


NOTICE: CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT SERVICES HAVE CHANGED
WANTAGE TOWNSHIP HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP
Hardyston Township will manage the Construction Department from the Hardyston municipal building located at 149 Wheatsworth Road in Hardyston. A satellite office will also be operated from the Wantage Municipal Building at 888 Route 23 South, Wantage.

NEW OFFICE HOURS FOR THE WANTAGE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

MONDAY THRU THURSDAY:

OPEN 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CLOSED 11:30AM - 12:30 PM
OPEN 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

FRIDAY: OPEN 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Should an individual need to contact or do business with the Department after 2:30 p.m., the main office of the Department at the Hardyston Municipal Building will be open and available to Wantage residents and contractors during normal business hours Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) until 4:30 p.m. Telephone 973-823-7020 Ext 9001.

Either the Construction Official or the Building Inspector/Sub-code Official (predominantly the Building Inspector/Sub-code Official) will be working out of the Wantage satellite office Monday and Wednesday mornings until noon. It is anticipated that the Construction Official or Building Inspector/Sub-code Official would be available to meet with the public for scheduled appointments in the office during those hours, in addition to performing inspections. Inspections in Wantage will also be conducted at other times throughout the week, scheduled in coordination with the needs of Hardyston Township and all of its partners.

In addition to the times where the Construction Official and/or Building Inspector/Sub-code Official is working physically in Wantage Township, the Construction Official and/or Building Inspector/Sub-code Official shall be available for consultation with the public and/or Wantage Township employees during normal business hours.


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed.  The meetings previously scheduled to be held on September 11, 2014 and September 25, 2014 have been cancelled.  The September meeting shall now be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 18, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey.  The purpose of the meetings shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Wantage Township governing body.  Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. The meeting previously scheduled to be held on August 14, 2014 shall now be held at 7:00 p.m. on August 21, 2014. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meetings shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the Wantage Township governing body. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A Special Meeting shall be held on June 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meetings shall be to consider renewal of various liquor license applications, and to give consideration of final adoption to Ordinance 2014-13, entitled “AN ORDINANCE TO MANDATE DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES BY THE TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PURSUANT TO C. 52:14-15f et. seq.” Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


LEGAL NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE

REVISED NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THE CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT REPORT, PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40:56-30.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Wantage will hold a public meeting on April 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 South, Wantage, NJ 07461, at which time the Mayor and Township Committee will consider for adoption the Revised Report on the Special Assessment for the Lake Neepaulin Dam prepared by the Wantage Township Tax Assessor. The purpose of this Report is to confirm the properties included in the Assessment as well as the methodology and amount of the special assessments as certified by the Township Tax Assessor. The Special Assessment accompanies the construction of the dam on Lake Neepaulin by Order of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and in accordance with the New Jersey Safe Dam Act, N.J.S.A. 58:4-12 et seq.

The above documents are on file in the Municipal Building and may be inspected during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide all parties in interest of the date and time of the public meeting, at which time all individuals will be provided the opportunity to be heard regarding the subject matter.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the Hearing previously scheduled to be held on March 27, 2014, by the Tax Assessor of Wantage Township, in compliance with the requirements of NJSA 40:56-25 and 40:56-26, has been rescheduled to take place on May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461. At this hearing, the Assessor shall give all parties interested or affected by the Improvement of the Lake Neepaulin Dam Rehabilitation ample opportunity to be heard upon the subject of the special assessment for this improvement.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A Budget Work session meeting shall be held on March 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meetings shall be to hold a budget work session. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


LEGAL NOTICE
TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THE CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT REPORT, PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40:56-30.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Wantage will hold a public meeting on March 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 South, Wantage, NJ 07461, at which time the Mayor and Township Committee will consider for adoption the Report on the Special Assessment for the Lake Neepaulin Dam prepared by the Wantage Township Tax Assessor. The purpose of this Report is to confirm the properties included in the Assessment as well as the methodology and amount of the special assessments as certified by the Township Tax Assessor. The Special Assessment accompanies the construction of the dam on Lake Neepaulin by Order of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and in accordance with the New Jersey Safe Dam Act, N.J.S.A. 58:4-12 et seq. The above documents are on file in the Municipal Building and may be inspected during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The purpose of this Notice is to provide all parties in interest of the date and time of the public meeting, at which time all individuals will be provided the opportunity to be heard regarding the subject matter.

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE By: James R. Doherty Administrator/Township Clerk


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A Budget Work session meeting shall be held on February 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting shall be held at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meetings shall be to hold a budget work session. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


WANTAGE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2014 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. The meeting of the Mayor and Committee previously scheduled for February 13, 2014 shall be held instead on February 20, 2014. The Public Hearing for Ordinance 2014-03 shall be held at this meeting. The meeting scheduled for February 27, 2014 shall be held instead on March 6, 2014. The meeting scheduled for March 13, 2014 shall be held instead on March 20, 2014. The meeting scheduled for March 27, 2014 has been canceled. All of these meetings shall be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meetings shall be to consider the regular order of business of the Wantage Township governing body. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk Township Of Wantage


Common-Sense Cold Weather Tips
For tips on how to stay warm click here.

Department of Health Public Service Announcement
How to stay warm and healthy during Super Bowl festivities; New Jersey's Commissioner of Health, Mary E. O'Dowd, shares tips. read more


PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2013 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed. A special meeting of the Mayor and Committee shall be held on December 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to consider the adoption of year-end financial resolutions. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


2013 Hurricane Season Information from the Office of Emergency Management
The State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has put together a comprehensive Hurricane Survival Guide (see attached or use link below). We ask that you please take a minute to look this over and share with family and friends. more


DEP Reminds Residents to Recycle TVs, Computers, and Monitors as Required by Electronic Waste Management Act read notice PDF


Route 284 Work - Traffic Impact
Rt. 284, from Route 23 to the NY state line, is scheduled to have grading, dranage, milling and paving work done; alternating traffic Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Saturday 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; Sunday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The proposed start date of this project is Monday, July 15. Work is weather dependent and subject to change. Public Notice

Important resurfacing project on Route 284
More than seven miles of deteriorated pavement to be improved in both directions. Read press release.

New traffic patterns announced in association with Route 23 realignment project in Sussex
TransOptions issues update on Rt. 23 project. Click to read notice.


Friends of  Wantage Animal Shelter
raining cats and dogsThe first meeting of the Friends of  Wantage Animal Shelter will be held on September 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Wantage Town Hall. We are seeking volunteers to work in a fund raising capacity for necessary renovations and additions to the Wantage Animal Control Building. To get this project done, great minds and busy hands must get together to expand the building.  If you have any special talent that you think may help, or just the drive to help animals, please contact Lynn Negele @dlnegele@centurylink.net or leave a message for Lynn at the Wantage Municipal Building, 973 875-7192.


bearPeople and Bobcats and Bears, Oh My!"
Living in Northwest New Jersey is a wonderful experience, full of exciting opportunities for communing with Nature. It also carries with it a responsibility to stay fully informed about wildlife that you may come into contact with. See below public information provided from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/end-thrtened/bobcat.pdf
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm


Meeting Rescheduled
The Wantage Board of Health meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 11 at 7:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to September 18 at 7:30 p.m.. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461.


Route 284 Work - Traffic Impact
Rt. 284, from Route 23 to the NY state line, is scheduled to have grading, dranage, milling and paving work done; alternating traffic Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Saturday 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; Sunday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The proposed start date of this project is Monday, July 15. Work is weather dependent and subject to change. Public Notice


Sussex County Veterans Picnic
Saturday, August 17, noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 213
Picnic for veterans and their families. Pre-registration is required by August 5. Call 973-579-0555 ext.1221 or e-mail seniorservices@sussex.nj.us. Public Notice.


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2013 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed.

The meeting of the Mayor and Committee previously scheduled for July 11, 2013 has been changed to the date of July 18, 2013. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey beginning at 7:00 p.m.. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular meeting for the month of July, including the public hearing on Ordinance 2013-08. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


Bridge X-54 on Oil City Road OPEN
Please be advised that as of 2:30 PM on Thursday, May 23rd, Bridge X-54 on Oil City Road in Wantage, NJ has been fully OPENED to through traffic. See the project notice and location map for additional information.


TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the 2013 Meeting Schedule for the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage has been changed.

The Mayor and Committee shall hold a special meeting on the date of February 15, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold a budget work session. Formal action may take place.


The Mayor and Committee have also rescheduled the regular meeting previously scheduled for May 30, 2013. This meeting shall now take place instead on the date of May 23, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Town Hall, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the second regular monthly meeting for the month of May. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage


Berry Road Bridge Closed
The Sussex County Engineer has stated that the Berry Road Bridge has been determined by the County to be unsafe, to the point that it requires closure. As of Friday, February 15, the bridge is officially closed. While repair projects on this bridge were undertaken in the recent past several years, those repairs did not take as hoped, and the entire bridge needs to be replaced, at an estimated cost to the County of $600,000. It is going to take three to four years before this project works its way up through the already-existing backlog of county bridge repair and replacement projects scheduled on the County priority lists. The bottom line is that a vehicle will not be able to travel from Armstrong Road to Sherman Ridge Road, or vice verse, via Berry Road. If a car gets to the end of Sherman Ridge and wants to get to Armstrong, they will have to turn left onto Berry instead of right, and then turn right onto CR 628 to get to the other end of Berry, from there proceeding to Armstrong. It adds about a 3/4 mile +/- roundabout trip onto the course instead of just being able to get to Armstrong directly off Berry. The same holds true in reverse if some one on Armstrong wants to get to Sherman Ridge. A public notice with more details from the County will be posted when received.


Taxpayers Be Aware
It has come to the attention of the Sussex County Board of Taxation that there is false solicitation being distributed throughout Sussex County in the form of a pink postcard.  This pink postcard resembles the mandatory assessment notice sent to all taxpayers as required by law. The information on this pink postcard may not necessarily reflect the correct assessed value or other information concerning your property. This pink postcard is NOT APPROVED by the State of New Jersey or the Sussex County Board of Taxation. more

Signatures needed to run for the Wantage governing body (Mayor and Committee). Click here for signature requirements.


New Jersey Phone Kidnapping Scams
During recent weeks, various sources in law enforcement and media outlets have been reporting phone kidnapping scams occurring in Central and Northern New Jersey and New York. View notice.

Foreclosure Assistance
The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency recognize that many New Jersey families are currently going through or facing foreclosure. The State of New Jersey and the federal government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners. Information about these programs is free.
About Foreclosure, First Steps:
www.nj.gov/dca/hmfa/foreclosure/about/
Foreclosure Fast Facts in English | Foreclosure Fast Facts in Spanish
For more information on foreclosure relief programs, please call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Provides Assistance to Homeless and At-Risk Veterans and Their Families
This program, funded by a US Department of Veteran Affairs grant, aims to keep veteran families from losing their homes and to rapidly re-house homeless veterans and their families. SSVF services include temporary financial assistance and case management services ranging from assistance in finding jobs and child care to linking the veteran to health care services. more

Low Energy Assistance Program
The Department of Community Affairs recently announced that supplemental benefits are available through the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Eligible households do not need to reapply for the program to receive supplemental benefits. The benefits are available because LIHEAP funding for the year increased beyond the original projection provided by the federal government. more


HomeKeeper Program
Worried about losing your home? Click here for the flier from the NJ HomeKeeper program.

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline is January 30
The Governor's Office of Recovery & Rebuilding reminds you of the SBA Disaster Loan Deadline. Read press release.

Christmas Tree Collection
The Wantage Public Works Department shall begin the curb-side collection of Christmas trees on Monday, January 7. Collection will continue throughout the month of January, and the collection schedule may be affected by weather.

Courtright Road to Be Closed for Construction
Due to an emergency bridge replacement, Courtright Road will be closed for approximately 2–3 weeks, beginning in January; actual date of road closure TBD. Click here for notice from the Sussex County Division of Engineering.

Suspicious Van in the Wantage Area
Reported 12/09/12 - details, including update

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage previously scheduled to be held on November 8, 2012 has been rescheduled, and shall now be held on November 15, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the governing body. Formal action may take place.
James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk, Township Of Wantage

 

Wantage Township Board of Health Vacancy
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Health for an unexpired term running through 12/31/2014, please print out a Citizen Leadership Form and mail the completed form to Wantage Town Hall. Thank you!

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage previously scheduled to be held on September 20, 2012 has been rescheduled, and shall now be held on September 27, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the governing body. Formal action may take place. James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk Township Of Wantage

Motorists Urged to be Cautious for Deer on Roads this Fall
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads across the state with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer are more active. press release

 Motorists Urged to be Cautious for Deer on Roads this Fall
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads across the state with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer are more active. press release

The 2012 Sussex County Resurfacing Program will include the following roads:

If funds are available, the County will also include County Route 650, also known as Deckertown Turnpike, from the County Line to Colesville Lusscroft Rd. The project is currently being let out to bid, with an award of contract to follow. The Project will involve Resurfacing of streets, and includes Milling, Paving, and Striping.

Anticipated Work Hours – in road 7 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Schedule of Work at this time calls for Mill & Pave to be done Late September 2012, with Striping & Pavement Markings done thereafter.

EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS, as most work will be conducted under single-lane closures.

For more information about this project please feel free to contact the Sussex County Division of Engineering: 973-579-0430 or e-mails can be sent to dpw@sussex.nj.us

 

Road Work
The County of Sussex shall be making improvements along County Route 628 and County Route 565 in Wantage Township. Scheduled to begin on or about August 27, the road work should not take more than seven work days to complete. A single lane of traffic shall be maintained at all times. Road closures are not anticipated for this project. All traffic control and work zone safety shall be in place each day prior to commencing work within the roadway or impacting the flow of traffic. Questions can be directed to the County Office of Engineering at 973-579-0430, to the attention of Elizabeth Awad.

 

Public Service Announcement: Grill Safety
The Department of Community Affairs' Division of Fire Safety recently reminded residents to review fire safety grilling tips to avoid injury this summer.
Click here for Safe Summer Cooking Tips

 

NJDEP Press Release - Wildfire Insurance
Click here to see the NJDEP Press Release concerning updating homeowners insurance policies regarding wildfires.

 

Township Supports St. Clare's
Resolution supports the retaining in-patient services at St. Clare's Hospital in Sussex. Click here to read resolution.

 

Notice to All Lott Road Field Users:
The suspicious person from Lott Road field has been identified. He is a 16 year old special needs student who resides in the area. Without going into too much detail his intentions were investigated by State Police detectives and found to be innocent. He panicked when approached by adults and bolted. He is a big kid with a ponytail which would explain why some thought he was an adult. He was advised to not interact with the children in the future when at the park.

 

Woodstoves - A Note from the Building Department

With the rising cost of home heating fuels, many homeowners are deciding to install solid fuel appliances such as wood and pellet stoves to lower their heating bills.

Please be advised that permits are needed to install one in your home or business. Depending on type of unit to be installed, a fire, building or plumbing permit maybe required.

If you have installed or you have purchased a home with an appliance without permits, You may contact our department to apply for a permit and have your stove inspected.

Our main objective is to protect the public from a loss of life or the potential of having Insurance compensation being reduced or eliminated.

Thank you,
Patrick Stefanelli, Construction Official
February 9, 2012

 

Warning of Scams
At the Organization meeting of the Wantage Governing Body, Sussex County Clerk Jeff Parrott warned citizens of several on-going scams being pursued throughout the county. Senior citizens are particularly asked to take notice and warning of these scams, as quite often it is the elderly who are targeted.

One scam involves receiving a telephone call from some one who will try to convince you that it is necessary for you to have a certified copy of the deed of ownership for your property, and will offer to provide you with that document for a fee which could be $25 or more. Do not be fooled by this scam! If you do ever need to obtain a certified copy of your deed, you can obtain one at any time directly from the County Clerk's office, whenever you need one, and the average fee is in the range of $16 or less.

Another attempted Scam involves a telephone contact from a person claiming to be from an agency dealing with Medicaid or Medicare, and they will ask you to confirm information over the telephone. They will read you a fictional social security number, in the hope that you will realize it is wrong and provide them with the correct information. Social security numbers can be used to perpetrate Identify Fraud against you! Several other variations on this Scam can be attempted, but they all involve an effort to trick you into telling them private information that they, in turn, can use against you. Never tell some one your social security number or any other private information over the telephone!

 

Reward for Vandalism Information
The Mayor and Committee have authorized a $1,000 reward to be paid to the person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the party responsible for the act of vandalism at Woodbourne Park in Wantage Township.
    An unknown party stole military medals that had been donated to the Veterans Memorial within the park. The donation had been made by a Homeless Veteran who wished to honor his fellow servicemen and servicewomen. The medals were secured behind a plexiglass display within the base of the Memorial's centerpiece, and they were stolen by some one who smashed the glass.
   "This is an inexcusable insult to the Wantage Community and to Military Veterans everywhere. The Wantage governing body is outraged by this act. We call upon the New Jersey State Police to dedicate their full attention and efforts in identifying the person or persons responsible for this criminal act, and bring that person to justice. The memory and honor of our proud military veterans deserves nothing less" Says Mayor Bill Gaechter.
    Any one with information regarding this situation are requested to contact the New Jersey State Police or Wantage Township Municipal Building.

 

Warning - Do Not Do Business With Unlicensed Peddlers

A young man driving a white Van, advertising the company "US Beef", knocked on my door last evening, saying that he had completed his deliveries for the day and had some extra produce, and wanted to know if I wanted to buy it. I explained to this young man that such a solicitation is not permitted in Wantage Township. Please do the same if any person attempts to make a similar unsolicited sale to you.

While the purchase of food products through the Internet represents a valid and private business transaction, the act of knocking on some one's door in Wantage Township and offering to sell them something that they did not order represents an act of Peddling. There are currently no licensed peddlers in Wantage Township other than a hot dog cart on Route 23 and a Snack/Refreshment Cart that operates in the Township public parks.

If any one knocks on your door and offers to sell you something, ask to see their Peddler's Permit. If they do not have a Wantage Township Peddler Permit, these individuals have not paid their fees to Wantage; they may not be registered with the State of New Jersey for Sales Tax compliance; they have not obtained a Food Handling Permit so there is no protection for you regarding the safety or quality of the food they sell you; and, they are taking commerce away from the legitimate local Wantage Township businesses and farmers who pay their taxes in Wantage and rely on us to stay in business.

Please remember that you are not obliged to open your door to an unknown person, and you should take care to act with caution whenever some one offers to sell you food, fix your driveway, clean your gutters, or any other service which you have not requested. If they are a legitimate business person, they will be willing to send you their contact information in the mail and do business with you another day, if you choose to contact them. Do not accept suggestions of "good deals if you act now". Any such representations should raise a yellow flag of caution. If the offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

Suspicious activity involving the offering of such services should be reported to the New Jersey State Police at 973-383-1515.

Continued best regards,
Jim Doherty, Township Administrator
posted 7/8/11

 

Rabies Confirmed In Wantage
Please be advised that several cases of rabies have been confirmed in wildlife and feral cats within the Wantage community, within the last several days.

Citizens are cautioned to make sure that pets and children do not approach or interact with wildlife or stray cats. Please also do not feed wildlife or stray cats. Avoid all interaction with wildlife to the greatest extent possible.

Please remember that you can´t always tell for sure if an animal has rabies just by looking at it. But if the animal is acting strangely, take all necessary steps to avoid it.

Some animals may act mad when they have rabies. They will be hostile and may try to bite you or other animals. Other animals may act timid or shy when they have rabies.
Still others may act friendly or try to approach you or your pet. Since this is not how a wild animal should act, back away from the animal (do not turn your back on it), and go in your home or car to remove the danger of accidental interaction.

Never feed or approach a wild animal, and be careful of pets that you do not know. If you see a stray dog or cat, don´t pet it.

If you simply "see" a raccoon, bat or skunk during evening hours, this in and of itself is not unusual behavior, because said animals are nocturnal by nature.

If any animal is acting strangely, call your local animal control officer for help. Please report any unusual or strange behavior by wildlife and stray cats to the Wantage municipal building at 973-875-7192 during daytime hours, and leave a message at the Wantage pound at 973-875-9390 after hours or on week ends.

In the event of any bite or scratch from an animal, seek medical attention immediately and have the medical professionals contact the appropriate animal control department.

Thank you,
Jim Doherty
Wantage Administrator
posted 7/7/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage shall hold a special meeting on August 2, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to discuss proposed ordinances dealing with regulations of outdoor wood burning furnaces, solar energy developments, and ownership of domestic animals. Formal action to adjust the wording of these proposed ordinances may take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk
Township of Wantage
posted 7/6/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage have rescheduled the August meeting of the Wantage Township governing body. The meeting previously scheduled for August 11, 2011 has been rescheduled to take place on August 18, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the regular monthly meeting of the governing body. Formal action shall take place.

James R. Doherty, Administrator/Clerk
Township of Wantage
posted 7/5/11

 

Get a Taste of the Great Outdoors with Fun Activities at New Jersey’s Parks and Forests
New Jersey delivers a great diversity of outdoors experiences in a small package—camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and even rock-hunting. There’s no better time than now—Great Outdoors Month—to get a taste of some of the many outdoors adventures New Jersey has to offer—and to get started on a lifetime of appreciation for the outdoors.
Click here to read complete press release with June schedule PDF     posted 6/2/11

 

Helicopters May Be Flying Overhead During the Next Few Weeks
FirstEnergy/JCP&L has contracted for aerial survey data collection to be performed via helicopter on all transmission lines over 100,000 volts. "Aerial survey/Lidar" data collection is scheduled to begin in the JCP&L service area on Friday, March 25, 2011, and continue for approximately three weeks, including weekends. This is independent of JCP&L's required biannual inspections. Typical flight elevations are 700-800 feet, much higher than the biannual inspections. The helicopter pilot will be in communication with local airports, when in their airspace. The helicopter will be flying approximately 25-30 mph over the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. Poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays. 3/28/11

 

POSTING SIGNS & BANNERS ON UTILITY POLES IS ILLEGAL!
New Jersey State Statue 27:5-9, prohibits the placing of signs (political or otherwise) on public utility poles. A sign may not be painted, drawn, or maintained upon public utility poles. Penalties range from $50 to $500 for each offense. Each day of the violation may be deemed to be a separate offense. Aside from being illegal, these signs pose a safety hazard to utility workers. Not only do the signs often prevent them from being able to physically climb the pole, but nails, staples, etc. could cause injury to utility workers or could jeopardize the integrity of safety equipment (gloves) that may unknowingly be punctured by these staples and-nails. Please obey the law! 3/24/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage shall hold a special meeting on the date of March 7, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold a budget work session. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty,
Administrator/Clerk
Township Of Wantage
2/25/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage previously scheduled for April 14, 2011 has been rescheduled to take place on April 7, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m.. The meeting will take place at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold the first monthly meeting of the Wantage Township governing body. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty,
Administrator/Clerk
Township Of Wantage
2/10/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Wantage shall hold a special meeting on the date of February 3, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will take place at the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey.  The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold a municipal budget preparation meeting. Formal action may take place.

James R. Doherty,
Administrator/Clerk
Township Of Wantage
2/2/11

 

TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE NOTICE TO QUOTERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Quotes for the following service:
Recreation Field Maintenance Program
shall be received no later than the date of February 23, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. prevailing time. Quotes will be received by the Administrator/Clerk of the Township of Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, at the Wantage Township Hall, 888 Route 23, Wantage, New Jersey.
Copies of the Quote Specification Page and Proposal Form may be obtained from the office of the Administrator/Clerk, within the Township Hall building, during normal business hours.

Quotes must be submitted in standard proposal form. The Township shall not be responsible for late mail deliveries, and no quotes shall be accepted after the time stipulated in the NOTICE TO QUOTERS.

The Township Committee reserves the right to award a contract in its sole discretion, and further reserves the right to reject any and all quotes, or to waive irregularities, decide as to the responsibility of the quoters, and if applicable, to make award on a lump sum or individual item basis.

The Township of Wantage recognizes and complies with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. As such, the Township of Wantage endorses nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in every public service provided through municipal departments, programs and contractors. It is a requirement and an expectation that all vendors who do business with the Township shall likewise endorse the philosophy of this act, and shall strive to meet the requirements of it in conducting its business affairs.

James R. Doherty
TOWNSHIP OF WANTAGE
888 Route 23
Wantage, N.J. 07461
2/1/11

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP SHELTER ACTIVATION PROCEDURES, Effective January, 2011

To Find Out if A Shelter Has Been Opened in Wantage Township in response to a prolonged "no electricity, no heat" situation during a winter storm:
  1. The person in need of emergency shelter should call the County Office of Emergency Management, to see if the County or the Red Cross has opened a warming shelter anywhere in the county. County OEM Telephone number: 973-579-0888. If the answer is no, or if the County's shelter cannot be reached by the local resident(s):
  2. The person in need of an emergency shelter should call the State Police non-emergency number at 973-383-1515 (Do NOT call 911).
  3. State Police will then contact Wantage Township Emergency Management Coordinator Joe Konopinski, who will try to find out how long the power outage will continue.
  4. The Wantage Emergency Management Coordinator or his desingee will take appropriate steps, if deemed necessary, to open a local warming shelter.
  5. The Wantage Public Works Supervisor and Township Administrator will coordinate any needed transportation to the shelter, open up the shelter, and handle public information regarding the shelter.
  6. If it becomes necessary to make arrangements for food and overnight accommodations, the County Office of Emergency Management will make appropriate arrangements through the Red Cross. The County OEM will make contact with Red Cross.

Possible Door-to-Door Solicitation in Wantage

A group called the New Jersey Environmental Federation, also known as the Clean Water Action Project, Inc., utilizes their constitutional and legal rights as a Non profit group to conduct door-to-door education and fund-raising. As a non-profit group, they are exempt from the need to obtain local permits in order to carry out their activities.

A representative of this group will be knocking on doors in Wantage Tuesday evening, and perhaps for the next few days. We are informed that the representative of this group will be driving either a 1977 Blue/Green Ford Van, or a 2004 Black Yukon. The organization's representative is named Chamar Vernon, and is a Sussex County resident.

The representative of this organization who may be knocking on doors will be operating between the hours of 4 - 9 pm. This group informs that they have contacted the NJ State Police with their identification information. The organization says that their goals are to protect waterways and drinking water, educate citizens about drinking water, reduce pesticide use, and to elect "green" candidates. They may also request donations.

Whether or not you choose to open your door in response to this solicitation is entirely up to you. There is no obligation for you to engage in a conversation with this group, or to offer any donations, unless you desire to do so. If you wish them to leave, you may tell them to do so without opening your door. If you wish to listen to them and/or speak with them, that also is entirely up to you.

Jim Doherty
Wantage Township
1/19/2011