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Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Township residents who are waiting for limbs downed in the recent nor’easters to be picked up by township employees were asked to be patient at the March 27 Township Council meeting. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said that it looks as though it will take a month before all limbs are picked up, but there are […]

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Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Update: The Board of Education approved the tentative budget. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at its April 26 meeting. Original Story: The 2018-19 school year could see a more-than tripling in the number of armed police officers in township schools. Included in the proposed 2018-19 school year budget set to […]

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Updated: Proposed Township Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Updated: Proposed Township  Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Update: The budget was adopted at the council’s April 10 meeting. Original Story: The Township Council March 13 introduced a $61 million municipal budget for 2018 that carries with it a slight tax increase, but, thanks to an increase in property values, a slight decrease in the tax rate. The total proposed budget – $60,855,068 […]

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Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

The long-discussed township youth center could be open for business by September of 2019. That was the projection Feb. 13 by Martin Kimmel, one of the architects contracted by the township to design the facility, which is targeted for a 40,000-square-foot parcel on Lewis Street. The proposed 25,000-square-foot, three-story building could cost between $13 million […]

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Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Requests for new equipment and new staff positions highlighted the Township Council’s first hearing for the 2018 municipal budget on Feb. 12. This is the first of two expected hearings, during which department heads and Township Manager Robert Vornlocker appear before the council to make their case for requested money for the coming year. Vornlocker […]

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Updated: Want To Pre-Pay Your 2018 Property Tax Bill? Check With Your Accountant First

Updated: Want To Pre-Pay Your 2018 Property Tax Bill? Check With Your Accountant First

Update: The township Tax Collector’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 30 to accept payments. But read below first … Original Story: Township residents who want to take advantage of a one-time loophole in federal tax law and pre-pay the first half of their 2018 property tax bills should first […]

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Update: Proposed Ordinance Ties Water Rate Hikes To Suppliers’ Increases, Establishes New Charge

Update: Proposed Ordinance Ties Water Rate Hikes To Suppliers’ Increases, Establishes New Charge

Update: The Township Council tabled the ordinance at its public hearing on Dec. 12. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker suggested the move, saying that he may have a “better way” to keep water rates in synch with rising supplier prices and ensure there is money for needed maintenance and upgrades. “I took the opportunity over the […]

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School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

School District, Township, Discussing Land Swap For Some Consolata Property

A deal through which the school district and township would swap land – leading to a new home for the district’s administration – could soon come to fruition. Under the deal’s terms, the township would be given the building and property at 1755 Amwell Road – the old Middlebush School – in return for giving […]

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Township Council Votes To Sell Liquor License, Buy Pothole Filler

Township Council Votes To Sell Liquor License, Buy Pothole Filler

The Township Council at its last meeting voted to sell one of the township’s plenary retail consumption liquor licenses and to purchase a piece of heavy machinery. Bids for the liquor license, which start at $250,000, will be accepted until Dec. 6. The licenses allow for the sale and consumption of alcohol on the licensee’s […]

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Township Looking To Add Electric Cars To Fleet

Township Looking To Add Electric Cars To Fleet

Acting on a suggestion from a Township Councilman, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker is researching prices for a mini-fleet of electric cars. Vornlocker said he’d like to have a recommendation to propose to the council during the 2018 budgeting process. Vornlocker said he’s looking at five cars, which would probably be used by the construction department. […]

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