Wantage Township New Jersey


888 State Highway 23
973-875-7192
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org


News and Announcements


Please refer to the new Coronavirus page, for the many announcements, updates, closings, and cancellations. This page is updated frequently, so check in often for the latest information.

Legal Notices

Land Use Board Meetings Update

The December 8 and December 15, 2020 meetings of the Wantage Township Land Use Board have been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is January 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. All matters will be adjourned to the January 19, 2021 meeting. The meeting will be virtual, held by way of Zoom. OFFICIAL ACTION MAY BE TAKEN.

Jeanne McBride, Secretary, Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage NJ

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Announcements

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage School
The annual Christmas Tree lighting event will be a little different this year. (Of course it will! It's 2020!) Santa will be visiting the Wantage School to light the Christmas Tree and greet families from the steps located at the front of the school. Families can drive by, say “Hi” to Santa and receive a gift from one of his many elves who will be there to help.

We ask that cars:

  • enter the driveway of the Wantage School from Wantage School Road
  • proceed through the loop "backwards" and exit onto Route 23 from the school's entrance.

New this year: the recreation department will be holding a car-decorating contest that night! If you would like to participate, decorate your car with fun and festive holiday decorations. Pictures will be taken of each car decorated, and the winner will be announced on our recreation Facebook page.

Note: Santa will be arriving at the Wantage School by 7:00 p.m. sharp. Please do not arrive early and wait on Wantage School Road for him to arrive. Thank you!


Notices from the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

2021 Hunting Licenses Available Now

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife announced that hunters can purchase their 2021 license now either online or through an agent. Permit deer seasons remain open in many zones in 2021, and Winter Bow opens on Friday, January 1. A 2021 license is required. For information see the NJ Electronic Licensing System at aspirafocus.com/internetsales

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

The Division is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases. Symptoms include: difficulty standing, drooling, lethargy, respiratory distress, foam from the mouth or nose, and swelling of the face, tongue, and neck. Sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water. Reports can be made as follows:
Northern Region: 609-259-6965
Southern Region: 609-748-2065
Division Veterinarian: 908-735-6398

Websites:
More Information on EDH in Deer
Deer In New Jersey
Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics


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. Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:

  • DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
  • Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to joseph.zoltowski@ag.nj.gov and USDA SITC at SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov
This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to the USDA! Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at 1500 Lower Rd, Linden NJ 07036 for evidence. If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. The USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.

Do not plant seeds. Take picture and send to AG and USDA. For more information go to nj.gov/agriculture/news/hottopics/topics200727.html


Municipal Building Open to the Public

The Municipal Building reopened to the public on July 6. The public is required to wear a face mask and to maintain proper social distancing while inside. The number of people allowed inside at one time is 25, which includes employees.


SCMUA Resumes Special Events

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority has resumed its special events. See Paper Shred details. See E-Waste details.


Fraud Alert

The CDC wants to caution the public that it is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. If an individual claims to be from the CDC do not let them in your home or speak with them. They are imposters. Contact your local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality. See Sussex County Coronavirus page.

Only Clean Dirt Wanted — Guard Your Yard

Wantage Township warns residents about clean fill that may not be so clean.
See flyer on how to guard your backyard. PDF icon.
Click here for the NJ offical Guard Your Backyard website.
Click here to read Ordinance #2019-04, "Wantage Township Soil Importing and Exporting."

Environmental Complaints

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a toll-free telephone hotline number you can use to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting it. The 1-877-WARNDEP number can be used in the continental United States.

Food Drive

If you can, stuff the can! Non-perishable food is being collected to benefit the Sussex County Social Services food pantry. All the food collected in this food drive will provide emergency food assistance to residents of Sussex County. Donations may be dropped off at the Municipal Building; Look for the Champions for Charity can!

Wantage Township First Aid Squad Members Needed

Wantage Township Residents: If you are interested in joining the First Aid Squad, please contact the WTFAS today! Time committment is minimal and all training and drills to be certified will be provided. Drivers are needed as well as EMTs. The Wantage Township First Aid Squad is made up of volunteers—your neighbors—who provide emergency medical service in Wantage. For more information, please email wtfas.nj.recruitment@gmail.com

 

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Virtual Events

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Wantage Works Out

Ongoing
Wantage Recreation is hosting a Wantage Works Out program for residents. All different types of activities and workouts will be posted on the Wantage Recreation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wantagerecreationandparks. To make this even more fun, you can get involved by posting youself doing your workout. It can be one that Wantage Rec posted or one of your own. Let's make this fun and interactive, and the best way to do that is through your input and sharing this with your friends and family.


In-Person Events

To submit your Wantage event, click here.

NOTICE: All programs and meetings that were scheduled to take place at the Library or our schools have been canceled until further notice. When/If the organizers of other events contact the website with updates, these updates will be posted. It is recommended that you contact the organizers of events before attending.


NOVEMBER


DECEMBER

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Wantage School
Santa will be visiting the Wantage School to light the Christmas Tree and greet families from the steps located at the front of the school. Families can drive by, say “Hi” to Santa and receive a gift from one of his many elves who will be there to help. Santa will be arriving at the Wantage School by 7:00 p.m. sharp. Please do not arrive early and wait on Wantage School Road for him to arrive.

Winter Craft Fair

December 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colesville Firehouse
contact the firehouse for details.



ONGOING

Suspended until further notice

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