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Greetings From the Tewksbury Township Equestrian Committee

Equine E-mail List Up and Running

Pay Taxes & Sewer Charges Online

Alarm Renewals

Dog Licensing

Resident Notification System
Driveway Requirements for Emergency Access

Firearm Permits

Emergency Cell Phones Available

House Numbering

Domestic Violence Team

Animal Control Services

Greetings from the Tewksbury Township Equestrian Committee

The mission of the Tewksbury Township Equestrian Committee is to help preserve and protect the balance between our modern world and the equestrian lifestyle that has been a part of our community for centuries.

We are a diverse group of horse lovers appointed by Township officials.  We would like to be of assistance whenever possible with regard to equine-related issues.  One of our main objectives is to increase understanding, tolerance and respect between the horse community and all township residents.
       
In addition, the Equestrian Committee would like to thank those who travel within our community for sharing our roads with horses and their riders.  Though Tewksbury has over 100 miles of trails, some of the trails follow local roadways for short distances.  We sincerely appreciate drivers following the 25 mph speed limit when horses are present (NJ State Law).

This year [2014] the Committee has initiated a Welcome Basket (actually a horse bucket) program for equestrian families moving into Tewksbury.  Committee members visit these new residents to Welcome them to our community and present the bucket which contains local information along with gifts for both horses and their people.

In recent months, the Committee in conjunction with the Somerset Hills Pony Club donated a new jump to Christie Hoffman Farm Park.   The jump, which resembles a barn, was designed and built by Morgan Rowsell.  It joins roughly 20 other cross country jumps in the park which are routinely enjoyed by pleasure riders, pony clubbers and local equine professionals.

If you have any questions or concerns related to horses in our township, please do not hesitate to contact us.   We look forward to hearing from you.

The  Equestrian Committee:  Patty Clucas, Chair, Melissa Caikoski, Brittany Desiderio, Louisa Sargent, and Loren Spiotta-DiMare.

Our official contact is: Shana Goodchild
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Equine E-mail List Up and Running

The Tewksbury Equestrian Committee has announced the Equine E-mail List is up and running.  We hope this new E-mail Alert System will help the police identify loose horses and cut down the time it takes to handle all equine-related situations.

During normal business hours (8:30AM-4:00PM, Monday - Friday) contact Roberta Brassard, Municipal Clerk, at 908-439-0022, ext 727, to report horse-related incidents.  In the evenings, on weekends and holidays, contact the Police Department at their non-emergency telephone number: 908-439-2503.

The Township maintains the E-mail List for individuals wishing to be included on the notification roster.  If you are not on the List and would like to be, contact Equerstrian Committee Chair, Loren Spiotta-DiMare, at author@LorensReadingRoom.com.

For serious emergency situations, call 9-1-1.
Tewksbury Equestrian Committee
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Pay Taxes & Sewer Charges with your Credit Card Online

Now you can pay your property taxes and sewer charges from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service.  Credit cards accepted: MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, or Visa®.  A per-transaction convenience fee of 2.45%, or a $3 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.  This fee will be disclosed to Cardholder prior to the transaction being processed and Cardholder will be given the option to choose another payment method to avoid this fee.
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ELECTRONIC CHECK PAYMENTS
Tewksbury Township now accepts electronic check payments using our online payment service. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account at your bank.  You will need your 9-digit routing number, as well as your account number from your personal checks (see example below).  A per-transaction convenience fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.
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IMPORTANT:
When Payment Options appears, click on the “Switch to Pay with Check” link and then continue entering your information.

Please go to the Township’s website to make your online payment: www.tewksburytwp.net

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Alarm Renewals

Homeowners with intruder/fire alarm systems are reminded that registration renewals are due by December 31st.  Reminder postcards will be mailed to all alarm system owners.   If your system’s registration expires, a new  permit  application must be filled out and filed with the Police Department.

Any new alarm systems must also be registered with the Police.  The information contained in the registration allows the Police to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.  For more information, phone Jean Marie DuHamel at 908-439-3477, during regular office hours—7:30AM-3:00PM.
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Dog Licensing

LICENSING:

By law, all dog licenses must be obtained by January 31st of each year. Please take a moment to send payment for your dog's license renewal today.

FEE SCHEDULE:

Altered dogs..............$8.20
Unaltered dogs..........11.20 *
Late fees.................... 5.00/month per dog
*The additional $3.00 fee is a State requirement to establish an "Animal Population Control Fund" in New Jersey. The fee will be waived upon receipt of a veterinarian's statement or a notarized personal certification by the dog owner attesting that the dog has been altered. Forms are available at the Municipal Building.

Make checks payable to Tewksbury Township, and mail to:

Dog Registrar
Tewksbury Township
169 Old Turnpike Road
Califon, NJ 07830

RABIES CERTIFICATION:

Certification of valid rabies vaccinations must be valid through October of the licensing year. If certification expires prior to October, 2010, please send proof of new vaccination with the licensing fee.

TEWKSBURY'S free clinic is usually held in October.

NEW DOGS:

If your family recently moved to the Township, or has a new dog, phone the Dog Registrar for a licensing form. If your dog is deceased, please notify the Dog Registrar.

QUESTIONS ?

Any questions about dog licensing may be directed to Tewksbury's Dog Registrar, Kathy Reddy, at the Municipal Building, 8:30AM-4:00PM. Phone 439-0022, ext 729.

To contain expenses, no invoice or reminder is sent to individual dog owners. If you have any questions, please phone BEFORE mailing your check. If you have not yet renewed your dog's license, please send your check (including the $5/month late fee) today.
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Resident Notification System

The town-wide optional e-mail notification system is now up and running. The system is designed to provide a means for the municipal offices to promptly notify Township residents of public service announcements. This is a voluntary system and only those residents who sign up will receive the e-mail announcements.

To sign up to receive all future public service announcements the township may make, send an e-mail request, and specify which e-mail address(es) you would like to have included on the list. All addresses will be kept confidential from the public and other recipients. The system will only be used for municipal public service announcements such as bridge closings or road outages and not for political purposes or any private purposes.
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Driveway Requirements for Emergency Access


In accordance with Tewksbury Township Ordinance, Section 12.08.060, all driveways are to have a minimum driving width of 12' for their entire length and shall be clear of tree limbs and other obstructions to a height of at least 14' for the first 25' of the driveway and to a height of 12' for the rest of the driveway length.  Please take time to look at your driveway and remove any limbs or material that would hinder the access of emergency vehicles responding to your location.
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Firearms Permits

To obtain a N.J. Firearms Identification Card or pistol permits, or for any other information regarding police, see the Tewksbury Police Web page.
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Emergency Cell Phones Available

Do you fear being in an emergency situation and not being able to get access to police or rescue services?  Are you a victim of domestic violence and fear no access to police when your partner is enraged and/or is stalking you?  Cell phones coded with 9-1-1 are available to you.

If you are a disabled or senior citizen, or a domestic violence victim residing in Tewksbury, please contact Jean Marie DuHamel at police headquarters for more information. Telephone 908-439-3477 weekdays from 7:30AM-3:00PM.
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House Numbering

Imagine you have an emergency in your home. Would emergency personnel be able to find your house? The Police, Fire, and EMS workers who serve Tewksbury need your help to find you in your time of need.

Be sure your house numbers are visible. As per Township Ordinance 5-92, reflective or high-contrast numbers, at least 3" high, must be posted at the end of your driveway, and be clearly visible from either direction, on the road.

If you have a common driveway, please provide additional reflective 3" numbers where your driveway splits off and on your house. Remember, in an emergency, precious minutes can make a big difference.

For more information, phone the Tewksbury Police Department, at 908-439-3477, ext 777, from 7:30AM-3:00PM.
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Domestic Violence Team

Northern Hunterdon County is looking for a few good volunteers for their Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team.  The Team assists victims of domestic violence at police headquarters during the height of crisis.  Volunteers will respond to Tewksbury, Califon, Lebanon Township, High Bridge, Clinton Township, and Clinton Borough.  Please phone Jean Marie DuHamel at the Tewksbury Township Police Department (908-439-3477) for more information.
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Animal Control Services

As winter approaches, we will be faced with the struggle of keeping the outside outside, not only the cold weather, but small animals as well. St. Hubert's Giralda, the Township's Animal Control Service provider, is available to remove these animals for a fee. Small wildlife (squirrels, raccoons) that have gained access to your house, as well as stray cats living in garages, barns, brush piles, etc., will be removed with cage traps.

Unfortunately, all unfamiliar animals must be assumed potentially to be infected with rabies, and should be handled with care. For assistance, phone St. Hubert's directly, at 908-526-3330.
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