News and Announcements
Thursday Town Hall Update
The municipal building is open, but is still without phone and internet service.
There will be a charging station set up outside town hall. Residents are asked to stay in their car once they plug in their phone or accessory. This will be open till 4:30 p.m.
Notice of Aerial Mosquito Larviciding
On August 5 through August 7 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled aerial (by plane) applications over uninhabited, wetland areas located in Wantage. You may see a plane flying over residential areas; however no applications of this product are made over residential neighborhoods. The pilot is simply positioning the plane to approach the wetlands that will be treated. Click here for more details.
Municipal Building Open to the Public
The Municipal Building is open to the public with normal hours. A maximum of 25 people (including employees) are allowed in town hall at once.
Masks are mandatory.
Scheduled Recreation Fall Events Have Been Canceled
Due to the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, including how the virus could affect our community and the uncertainty of restrictions placed by the government, the Recreation Committee has needed to reevaluate its upcoming programs. At this time, the Wantage Township 5K and the Wantage Day Fall Festival are canceled. We continue to discuss new ideas and hope to bring a few of them to you this year.
Wantage Township Plant Exchange
The Recreation Committee is excited to announce its newest event — The Wantage Township Plant Exchange — coming this fall! Continue to visit our website and social media pages for the latest up-to-date information on this event and others.
NJ Department of Agriculture Issues Notice about Unsolicited Seeds
The NJ Department of Agriculture has been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Do not plant these seeds. See the News and Announcements page for more information.
Virtual Job Fair
The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a job fair via Zoom on August 6. See the News and Announcements page for details.
A Reminder about Pools
We understand that as summer approaches and households are looking for ways to enjoy the summer and provide recreational opportunities during the current public health emergency and “stay at home” order they may be considering the installation of a pool; however please note that all state and local zoning and construction regulations still apply. read more
Please Practice Social Distancing as You Walk in the Park
Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 118 stating all state and county parks have to close. Wantage Township will continue to allow Woodbourne Park to stay open as long as social distance rules are followed. Please remind your family that if groups of people are seen together at the park, we will have to close Woodbourne. Maintain 6 feet apart from all walkers — for your safety and theirs. Thank you. Wantage Township
Municipal Court Update
The Municipal Court has canceled in-person sessions. It may be possible to set up a video court proceeding for certain cases. In-person payment has also been suspended. There are alternative payment options. read more
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