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Licenses can be renewed by mail or in person, between January 2nd and January 31st at the Tewksbury Township Municipal Building, located at 169 Old Turnpike Road, Monday through Friday between 8:00am–4:00pm.
Please note that all license renewals must have a current rabies certificate on file with an expiration date good through ten months of the licensing year or the license cannot be renewed. An exemption to the rabies inoculation requirement shall be granted if you provide a written certification from your Veterinarian.
If you would like to mail in your renewal, please attach your check in the specified amount ($10 for all spayed/neutered dogs and $13 for unaltered dogs) made payable to Tewksbury Township, and a copy of the updated rabies certificate if required. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped ($0.68) envelope and mail to Tewksbury Township Dog Registrar, 169 Old Turnpike Road, Califon, NJ 07830. A late fee of $5 per dog, per month, will be assessed for all dog licenses not renewed by January 31st. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than January 31st, and late fees cannot be waived. For more information, phone Kathy, at 439-0022, ext. 729.
My name is John Gallagher and I am a student at Voorhees High School and a Life Scout in Troop 199 in Oldwick. As part of my Eagle Scout award, I will be working at the Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) in Tewksbury. My project entails refurbishing the dilapidated gazebo and building several benches for use in the new outdoor education area. Each year, WWS provides numerous environmental programs for schools, scouts and summer day camps with the aim of stimulating awareness and understanding of the total environment — natural, altered, human and historic — among people of all ages to develop a sense of responsibility for the care and wise use of our natural resources.
I would greatly appreciate any help with my project in the form of donations (checks payable to Troop 199 please), materials, or help at one of my work days! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you very much!
In keeping with the township’s concerns about public safety, the Fire Marshal wants to remind all residents about the need to maintain smoke sensitive alarms in their homes and businesses. This is especially true in residential cases where there are many instances where open flame uses, such as cooking and candles could possibly cause a fire, if not properly contained and heating devices are used in case of power outages.
Residents who rely on oxygen supply relating to health issues are encouraged to make sure that they maintain their existing smoke alarms. If your home does not have smoke alarms, you need to install one battered powered unit on each floor in your home, including the basement, to insure your safety.
Please check all battery back-up smoke detectors regularly. If there is a power outage, you need to depend on these detectors which will not work if the batteries are not working.
If you have any questions concerning your smoke detectors, please call Tom Anderson, Fire Marshal at 908-439-0022 ext. 728.
St. John Neumann Parish is now accepting registrations for Religious Education (K-8) for 2014-2015. There will be classes offered on Sunday mornings, at 9:00am (K-6), and Sunday evenings, at 6:00pm (Jr. High); both sessions meet twice a month. There is also a monthly Saturday family program.
A few program highlights include Advent and Easter activities, Class Masses, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, May crowning, and an overnight Confirmation retreat. Registration forms are available on St. John’s website: www.ccsjn.org. Please note: First Eucharist requires a two-year preparation beginning in First Grade. For more information, or new parishioner inquiries, contact Renee Ciszewski, Director of Religious Education, at 832-2162, or email@example.com.
Please be advised the numbering of all principle structures located within the Township is required. This is a matter of Public Safety. In the case of an emergency a difference in minutes can mean the difference between life and death. House numbers are imperative for a quick reference. The more camouflaged and hard to find the numbers are, the longer it will take emergency personnel to arrive at the scene. All signs should be placed at the end of each driveway, whether it be the intersection of a public road or common driveway with other residential locations.
As per Township Ordinance 15.04.040 General Requirements;
Tom Anderson, Township Fire Marshall
Residents applying for NJ Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) must meet all of the following Requirements for eligibility:
$250 Property Tax Deduction for Veterans Or Surviving Spouses
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty. You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey. Claim Form V.S.S must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or collector.
Full Property Tax Exemption For 100% Disabled Veterans Or Surviving Spouses N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.30 et seq. 100% permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of such disabled war veterans are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged disabled veteran who had active service in time of war in the US Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran. Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify. Wartime service connected disability must be certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.)
You must be the full or partial owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey. Claim Form D.V.S.S.E. must be filed with your municipal tax assessor.
$250 Real Property Tax Deduction For Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons Or Surviving Spouses
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq.
To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, or a permanently and totally disabled individual or the unmarried surviving spouse, age 55 or more, of such person. You must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested. You must be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested. Income may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is claimed, excluding with restrictions, monies received from social security, Federal and State pension, disability and retirement programs.
Claim Form PTD must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or collector. Additionally, Form PD5, Annual Post-Tax Year Income Statement must be filed with your tax collector each year after initial qualification.
Shares are now available in the Purple Dragon organic food co-op, now operating in Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Senior Scholarship
Imagine not being able to pay your bills, arrange medical appointments, or handle legal issues, and having no family able to assist you when you have to make important life decisions.
Register Now for the November Election
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 is the last day to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the November General Election. The Hunterdon County Board of Elections (located on the 3rd floor in the Historic Court House, 71 Main Street, Flemington) will be opened until 9pm the evening of October 14, 2014 for registration.
In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election. You do not need a reason to Vote by Mail. Don’t feel like going to the polls? Simply vote by mail or apply in person at the Clerk’s office. Now there is “no excuse” not to vote!
Mail-in Ballot applications are available from the County Clerk. In order to receive your ballot by mail, the application MUST be received in the County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, October 28, 2014. You are also welcome to apply in person for a ballot up until 3pm on Monday, November 2nd. Ballots will be available the week of September 22, 2014. In addition to our normal 8:30am-4:30pm hours, the office will remain open until Tuesday, October 14th until 9pm , 7pm on Thursday: October 30th and the following Saturdays from 9am-1pm: October 4th , October 18th , and November 1st to accept walk-in applications.
Passport staff will also be available during the expanded hours to assist and process passport applications. Photos may be taken on-site and no appointment is necessary.
Under the law, if a voter requests and receives a “Mail-in Ballot”, but does not return or deliver the ballot to the County Board of Elections, he or she can vote by provisional ballot at their polling place. For those voters who have applied to receive a ballot, ballots are scheduled to be mailed the week of September 22nd .
The Ballot includes choices for US Senate, House of Representatives, County and Local offices along with the Annual School Election. There will also two State Questions for your consideration.
Visit the website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/countyclerk.htm for a listing of all candidates seeking election along with information for the Military and Overseas Voters.
Voting is both a privilege and a responsibility. Remember, every vote counts. Make your voice be heard.
PASSPORT INFORMATION- EXPANDED FALL HOURS
Planning a winter break vacation? Travel requirements have changed. Effective June 1, 2009, ALL U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card or other travel document approved by the U.S. government to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and seaports of entry. Our knowledgeable staff is here to process your passport application. We NEVER require an appointment, take the best passport pictures in the county and offer passport friendly hours. The forms and additional information is available online at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/countyclerk.htm. Please call our office at (908)788-1221 with any questions.
A HUNTERDON 300TH CELEBRATION EVENT
“Searching the Search Room” is back. The course will be offered on Saturday, November 1st , 2014 from 9am-1pm the Hall of Records. The event is part of the exciting Hunterdon 300th celebration calendar. Registration is limited so please visit www.hunterdon300th.org to register. There is no cost to attend. Find out how to trace your property ownership, search for liens, easements or right-a-ways or do some research on your family tree.
My staff and I are here to serve you. If you have any suggestions and/or comments, please contact me directly at (908)788-1214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary H. Melfi
The Tewksbury Township Committee is seeking input, comments, and suggestions from Township residents regarding the current format and use of the Township's website, www.tewksburytwp.net.
Important Information Regarding Open Burns/Bonfires
An “Open Burning Regulations” packet contains all of the information needed in order to apply for and obtain open burn permits. The packets are available at the Municipal Building, located at 169 Old Turnpike Road, Monday through Friday between 8:30AM–4:00PM. Included in the packet is an “Application for Fire and Safety Permit” which needs to be completed and submitted to our office along with the $42 application fee and a copy of the State permit before an open burn permit can be processed. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please feel free to contact me at 908-328-3020.
FIRE/SAFETY INSPECTIONS REQUIRED
The State of New Jersey requires a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector and Fire Extinguisher Inspection prior to the closing of a sale of residence and also prior to a change of tenant in a rental property. To schedule an inspection, apply at the Tewksbury Township Administration Building, 169 Old Turnpike Road.
A closing cannot occur without the Certificate of Inspection. A fine may be issued if a tenant moves in prior to the inspection, in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
Tewksbury Township Fire Official
Established in 1938, the Oldwick Fire Company (OFC) currently responds to 150 calls per year. This volunteer organization of thirty-five members relies on its two pumper trucks, a tanker/pumper, and a brush truck to serve Tewksbury Township.
Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 8:00PM at the firehouse, on Oldwick Road (rt 523), south of Oldwick. Their office phone number is 439-2514 (dial 911 for emergencies). New Members are always welcome.
BANQUET HALL OPEN
The Oldwick Fire Company’s new banquet hall is now available to host your next event. The facility can handle events up to 200 people. The banquet hall is suitable for weddings, business meetings, organization or club meetings, birthday parties, instructional seminars, or classes such as karate, dance etc.
The banquet hall is in the lower level of the Oldwick Fire House, at the intersection of Routes 517 and 523, and offers beautiful woodland views in its surprisingly secluded setting.
For more information, or to book your event, phone 439-2514, or drop a note to:
Oldwick Fire Company
attn Banquet Hall Committee
PO Box 83
Oldwick, NJ 08858.
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