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Fall Leaf Curbside Collection Begins Oct. 28

It’s that time of year again; the curbside leaf collection program will begin Oct. 28 and run through Nov. 29. The leaf drop-off program started Oct. 21, and also runs through Nov. 29. Regardless of whether they are picked up or dropped off, the leaves must be placed in brown paper biodegradable bags with the […]

Advisory Committee: Allow Temporary Ag Signs on Open Space

Seasonal agricultural signs would be allowed on township open space under a proposal approved by the open Space Advisory Committee. The committee at its Oct. 15 meeting voted to recommend that the Township Council amend the ordinance banning such signs to allow the temporary seasonal signs. Only the council can change ordinances. The proposal was […]

Park Pond Dredging Costs Less Than Expected

Park Pond Dredging Costs Less Than Expected

A pond dredging project at Colonial Park ended up costing about $300,000 less than anticipated. The Somerset County Freeholders at their Oct. 8 meeting are expected to authorize the final payment to Netcong-based Salmon Brothers for dredging and dam repair at Duck and Mettler’s ponds. The final cost will be $892,489.91, which is $307,470.09 less […]

Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

The historic Wyckoff-Garretson Wagon and Barn House on South Middlebush Road will get a $53,000 fix-up, thanks to a grant recently received by the Meadows Foundation. The $53,380 grant is from the Somerset County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The Meadows Foundation’s grant was one of six totaling $895,000 awarded by […]

Gunther Farm Lease to be Put Up at Auction

The farming lease for Gunther Farm will be put out to bid, now that the last lease has been rescinded by the Township Council. The council voted at its Sept. 10 meeting to rescind the lease that was held by GM Hay and Straw. The five-year lease on the 75-acre property was due to expire […]

Council Ok’s State Survey of Gypsy Moth Eggs

A survey of gypsy moth eggs will be conducted in the township by the state Department of Agriculture sometime between now and January. Whether any spraying will be conducted if eggs are found is another matter. The issue of who would pay for what could be expensive spraying caused some consternation at the August Township […]

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