Notices

 

THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY PUBLISHES ITS OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICES IN THE COURIER NEWS, BRIDGEWATER, SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ. TO SEARCH ON-LINE FOR PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLISHED BY THE TOWNSHIP,  go to http://www.njpublicnotices.com/ and SEARCH “TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY”.  THE BELOW LIST MAY CONTAIN NOTICES FROM OTHER ENTITIES IN ADDITION TO MONTGOMERY TWP. WHICH MAY BE OF GENERAL INTEREST TO MONTGOMERY RESIDENTS.


NOTICE OF 5-18-17 DUMPSTER BID OPENING CANCELLATION

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NOTIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION

April 11, 2017

 

Project: Princeton Ave, Blue Spring Road, Salisbury Road Improvements
Montgomery Township

Attn:    Residents and Businesses on Princeton Ave

 

Please be advised that, on or about April 17, 2017, construction on Princeton Avenue, between Route 206 and Van Horn Brook, is scheduled to begin as part of the above referenced project and is expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

The working hours on this road will be from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. During these hours, the road will be closed to all thru traffic. However, the road will remain open to emergency vehicles, school buses, postal services, garbage trucks, and residents and businesses within the limits of the project.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please feel free to contact our office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance,

Top Line Construction Corporation
22 Fifth St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-7570
(908) 231-7402 (fax)

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Montgomery Twp./Princeton Notice of Tree Removal Project, Cherry Valley Road to begin March 2

On Thursday, March 2nd, weather permitting, Stonaker Tree Service, a subcontractor to Mazza Mulch, plans to commence removing of trees along Cherry Valley Road for the road widening project scheduled for later this year. Work will begin just west of the Cherry Valley Road and Cherry Hill Road intersection and progress eastward towards Rt. 206. Should …. Read More  (PDF)

2/28/17

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To All Montgomery Township Sewer Utility Users:

Please be advised, the mailing of the 2017 Sewer Tax bills has been delayed. The first half year billing due on 3/1/17 will be moved to a future date. Ample notice will be given to all residents regarding a new due date for the first half billing. Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions.

Michael W. Pitts Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Certified Tax Collector
Montgomery Township, NJ

2/22/17

 

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Feb. 21, 2017 PSE&G NOTICE REGARDING TREE TRIMMING ALONG CHERRY VALLEY ROAD  (link to pdf of letter)

2/21/17

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BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 NOTICE OF ELECTION The budget adopted for the year 2017 by Resolution of the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, following a public hearing at its meeting held January 10, 2017, is as follows: Anticipated Revenues General Fund Balance Utilized $50,000.00 SFS Basic Entitlement Grant 1,780.00 Amount to be Raised by Taxation 820,050.00 TOTAL REVENUES $ 871,830.00 ============= Operating Appropriations Administration: Election $ 750.00 Office Expense 15,500.00 Professional Service 24,500.00 Advertising 1,000.00 Commissioners’ Equipment 300.00 Total Administration 42,050.00 Cost of Operations: Apparatus Housing $138,000.00 Insurance 55,000.00 Supplies/ New Equip. Expense 40,000.00 Training/Education 32,000.00 Maintenance and Repairs 55,000.00 Utilities 35,000.00 General Operating 75,000.00 Montgomery EMS 3,000.00 SFS Grant Equipment 1,780.00 Turn-out Gear 20,000.00 SCBA (Breathing Apparatus) 10,000.00 Contingency 15,000.00 Total Cost of Operations 479,780.00 LOSAP 50,000.00 Capital Appropriations: Reserve for Future Capital Outlay 300,000.00 Total Capital Appropriations 300,000.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS $ 871,830.00 ============= Proposed Tax Rate per $100.00 = $0.044 Based on 2016 assessed valuation of $1,873,197,533.00 A copy of the budget is available for review at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building during normal business hours, or a copy may be obtained by calling (609) 466-3967. The annual election and budget referendum for the Board of Fire Commissioners of Montgomery Township, District No. 1, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Firehouse located at 35 Griggstown Road in Belle Mead, New Jersey. Eve M. Fedun, Secretary.

 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 NOTICE OF ELECTION The budget adopted for the year 2017 by the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 2, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, after a public hearing held at a meeting held January 5, 2017, is as follows: Anticipated Revenues Unreserved Fund Balance Utilized $ 25,800.00 Interest on Investments & Deposits 2,500.00 SFS Basic Entitlement Grant 1,780.00 Amount to be Raised by Taxation 901,000.00 Total Revenues $ 931,080.00 Operating Appropriations Administration: Election $ 800.00 Office Expense 10,500.00 Professional Service 35,000.00 Advertising 2,000.00 Total Administration $ 48,300.00 Cost of Operations: Insurance $ 85,000.00 Apparatus Housing 192,000.00 Supplies Expense/New Equipment 70,000.00 Training/Fire Prevention 60,000.00 General Operating 160,000.00 Montgomery EMS 4,000.00 SFS Grant Equipment 1,780.00 Contingency 10,000.00 Total Cost of Operations 582,780.00 LOSAP Appropriation 50,000.00 Capital Appropriations: Reserve for Future Capital Outlay 250,00.00 250,000.00 Total Appropriations $ 931,080.00 Estimated Tax Rate per $100.00 = $.046 Based on 2016 assessed valuation of $1,912,722,033.00 A copy of the budget is available for review at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building during normal business hours, or a copy may be obtained by calling (609) 466-3967. The annual election and budget referendum for the Board of Fire Commissioners of Montgomery Township, District No. 2, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 Firehouse located at 529 Route 518 in Montgomery Township (Blawenburg), New Jersey. Stephen B. Weingart Clerk of the Board

 

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Resident Reminder on Flushing Items Down Sewers & Costly Blockages –

SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM HANDOUT

posted 2/03/17

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Tree Removal Public Meeting – Cherry Valley Road Improvement Project – February 15, 2017 7 to 9 PM 

posted 2/01/17

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Notice of $17,539,513 General Obligation Note Sale  – February 8, 2017 11 AM Bid Deadline  (PDF Link)

posted 1/24/17

 

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RESOLUTION #17-1-13 – TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

BE IT RESOLVED That the following is established as a schedule of meetings of the Township Committee to be held during the year 2017 said meetings to be open to the public and publicized in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.  All meetings will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Except as otherwise noted the location shall be the Township Municipal Building, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, NJ.

January                                  5                                 July                             6

19                                                                    20

February                                2                                 August                        3

16                                                                    17

March                                    2                                 September                   7

16                                                                    21

April                                      6                                 October                        5

20                                                                    19

May                                        4                                 November                   2

18                                                                    16

June                                        1                                 December                   7

15                                                                    21

 

January 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Reorganization Meeting

In accordance with the dictate of the Open Public Meetings Act, a copy of this resolution shall be immediately:

(a)       Posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board and shall remain so posted for the year 2017.

(b)       Sent to the officially designated newspapers.

(c)       Filed in the Office of the Township Clerk.

(d)       Sent to those persons who have requested and paid the charges for copies

of the schedule and revisions thereto and shall be promptly sent to those persons who hereinafter make such request and prepay such charges.

 

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the 2017 Montgomery Township Committee Reorganization Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the court room at the Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  The agenda to the extent known will consist of professional and committee appointments, setting the 2017 meeting schedule, election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, swearing in of Township Committee members, and adoption of the 2017 temporary budget and various resolutions.  The public is, as always, welcome to attend this public meeting.

Montgomery Twp. Clerks Office, 12/21/17

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee meeting scheduled for November 10, 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Montgomery Township Committee will be Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Montgomery Twp. Clerks Office, 11/09/16

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Notice of $4,092,583 General Obligation Note Sale  – Sept. 13, 2016 11 AM Bid Deadline  (PDF Link)

posted 8/30/16

 

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MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Courier News – 888-516-9480

Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

 

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            August 8, 2016

RE:                  Meeting Cancellation

 

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee meeting scheduled for August 18, 2016 has been cancelled.

 

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

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NNDEP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Leidy Southeast Expansion Project – Skillman Loop

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has received applications for the installation of approximately 1,250 linear feet of 42-inch gas pipeline within Montgomery Township, Somerset County. This pipeline installation represents the final construction phase of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company’s (Transco) Skillman Loop. Under previous permits issued by the Department, this length of pipeline was to be installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). However, due to local geologic conditions, the HDD installation has been unsuccessful. Therefore, Transco is requesting a new Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit and a Major Modification to their existing Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit that would allow this length of pipeline to be installed, within regulated areas, by open trenching.

APPLICANT: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company

PROJECT:    Leidy Southeast Expansion Project- Skillman Loop

LOCATION: Immediately north of Cherry Valley Road (Milepost 1778.2 to 1778.5) Montgomery Township, Somerset County

 

FILE NUMBERS:

File No. 0000-13-0012.3 FHA160001 (Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit)

File No. 0000-13-0012.3 FWW150001 (Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit- Major Modification)

The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to attend a Public Hearing and present comments on these applications.

HEARING DATE: August 9, 2016

HEARING TIME: 7:00 P.M.

HEARING LOCATION:  Montgomery Township Upper Middle School Auditorium, 375 Burnt HiIl Road, Skillman, New Jersey 08558

 

The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to submit written comments on the above referenced applications postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the close of the Public Hearing to:

Mark Harris

Division of Land Use Regulation Mail Code 50 l-02A

P.O. Box 420

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420

DEP Bulletin Date: July 6, 2016

 

8/03/16

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EPA TO PERFORM 2ND 5-YEAR REVIEW OF CLEAN-UPS AT MONTGOMERY TWP. & ROCKY HILL SUPERFUND SITES

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its 2nd Five-Year Review of the Montgomery Township Housing Development and Rocky Hill Municipal Well Superfund Sites located in Somerset County, New Jersey. This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site, which included: 1. connecting affected residents to the public water supply; 2. sealing of private water supply and monitoring wells within the contaminant plume; and 3. pumping and treating of contaminated groundwater continues to ensure the effectiveness of the remedy continues to be protective of public health and the environment and is functioning as designed.

What is an EPA Five Year Review?

EPA inspects Superfund sites every five years to ensure that cleanups conducted remain fully protective of human health and the environment. These regular reviews, which are required by federal law when contaminants remain at a site, include:

▪ Inspection of the site and cleanup technologies;

▪ Review of monitoring data, operating data, and maintenance records, and

▪ Determination if any new regulatory requirements have been established since EPA’s original cleanup decision was finalized.

The five-year review is expected to be completed in 2016 and the results will be available at the local site repository listed below.

For More Information

There are several ways to review information on this site. The Administrative Record, which includes EPA documents used for selecting the cleanup plan, is available for public review at:

Mary Jacobs Library
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553
Phone: (609) 924-7073

 

EPA Region 2, Superfund Records Center
290 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
Phone: (212) 637-4308

 

You May Also Contact

If you have any concerns or information about a change in current site conditions, please contact:

 

Michelle Granger
EPA Project Manager
Phone: (212) 637-4975
Email: granger.michelle@epa.gov

 

Pat Seppi
EPA Community Liaison
Phone: (212) 637-3679
Email: seppi.pat@epa.gov

LINK TO NOTICE AS PDF

7/13/16

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3rd QUARTER PROPERTY TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED BY JULY 21

Please be advised, Montgomery Township has received necessary tax figures from Somerset County and had prepared tax bills for the second half of 2016. Property owners should expect an actual (not estimated) property tax bill in the mail by July 21, 2016. Unless otherwise stated on the bill, the 3rd quarter billing will be due August 01, 2016 with a grace period ending August 19, 2016. (The usual 10 day grace period has been extended due to the date of mailing.) The 4th quarter billing will be due November 01, 2016 with a grace period ending November 10, 2016.

Alternatively, the Township’s online payment portal is now available for payment of third quarter taxes (2.99% convenience fees for credit card payments, no fee to pay by e-check).

Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions,

Michael W. Pitts Jr., CPA, CMFO, CTC

Chief Financial Officer, Montgomery Township

2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

908-359-8211

7/12/16

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MONTGOMERY TWP. 2016 SEWER BILLING NOTIFICATION:

To All Montgomery Township Sewer Utility Users:

Please be advised, the 2016 Sewer Tax bills will be mailed on approximately 5/20/16. The first half year billing will be due on 6/07/16 with a grace period ending on 6/16/16.  The second half year billing will be due on 9/01/16 with grace period ending on 9/10/16.

Sewer bills are currently available to our residents to view / pay via our website at:

http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/finance/payment/

This payment link is also readily accessed from the homepage of the Montgomery Twp. website by clicking the “Online Bill Pay” icon in the upper right hand side of page, for future reference.

There is also a helpful sewer fee calculator on the Tax Collectors page.

Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions.
Walter Keith Sheppard
Chief Financial Officer
Certified Tax Collector
Montgomery Township, NJ

wsheppard@twp.montgomery.nj.us

5/11/16

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NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has received an application for the installation of approximately 1,200 feet of 42-inch gas pipeline via open cut construction within Montgomery Township, Somerset County. This pipeline installation represents the final construction phase of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company’s (Transco) Skillman Loop. Under previous permits issued by the Department, this length of pipeline was to be installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). However, due to local geologic conditions, the HDD installation has been unsuccessful. Therefore, Transco is requesting a new Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit and a Major Modification to their existing Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit that would allow this length of pipeline to be installed within regulated areas by open cutting. APPLICANT: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company PROJECT: Leidy Southeast Expansion Project-Skillman Loop LOCATION: Immediately north of Cherry Valley Road (Milepost 1778.2 to 1778.5) Montgomery Township, Somerset County FILE NUMBERS: “Skillman Loop”: 0000-13-0012.3 FHA 150002 Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit 0000-13-0012.3 FWW 150001- Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit- Major Modification The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to attend a Public Hearing and present comments on these applications.

HEARING DATE: February 11, 2016 HEARING TIME: 7:00 P.M. HEARING LOCATION: Montgomery Township Upper Middle School 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, New Jersey 08558 All information submitted by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company to the Division of Land Use Regulation in support of the above referenced applications is available for public inspection at the office of the Municipal Clerk in Montgomery Township, Somerset County for the Skillman Loop. The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to submit written comments on the above referenced applications postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the close of the Public Hearing to: Mark Harris, Division of Land Use Regulation Mail Code 501-02A P.O. Box 420 Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420.

Source: New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Use Regulation

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FIRE DISTRICTS 1 & 2 ELECTIONS & BUDGET REFERENDUMS FEBRUARY 20th

TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY NOTICE OF ELECTION AND BUDGET REFERENDUM BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 The budget adopted for the year 2016 by Resolution of the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, following, a public hearing at its meeting held January 12, 2016, is as follows: Anticipated Revenues General Fund Balance Utilized $ 50,000.00 SFS Basic Entitlement Grant 1,780.00 Amount to be Raised by Taxation 815,550.00 TOTAL REVENUES $ 867,330.00 Operating Appropriations Administration: Election $ 750.00 Office Expense 14,500.00 Professional Service 24,000.00 Advertising 1,000.00 Commissioners’ Equipment 300.00 Total Administration 40,550.00 Cost of Operations: Insurance $ 55,000.00 Rental Charges 138,000.00 Supplies/ New Equip. Expense 47,000.00 Training/Education 29,000.00 Maintenance and Repairs 55,000.00 Utilities 35,000.00 General Operating 68,000.00 Montgomery EMS 3,000.00 SFS Grant Equipment 1,780.00 Turn-out Gear 20,000.00 SCBA (Breathing Apparatus) 10,000.00 Contingency 15,000.00 Total Cost of Operations 476,780.00 LOSAP 50,000.00 Capital Appropriations: Reserve for Future Capital Outlay 300,000.00 Total Capital Appropriations 300,000.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS $ 867,330.00 Proposed Tax Rate per $100.00 = $0.044 Based on 2015 assessed valuation of $1,868,181,802.00 A copy of the budget is available for review at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building during normal business hours, or a copy may be obtained by calling (609) 466-3967. The annual election and budget referendum for the Board of Fire Commissioners of Montgomery Township, District No. 1, will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Firehouse located at 35 Griggstown Road in Belle Mead, New Jersey.

 

TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY NOTICE OF ELECTION AND BUDGET REFERENDUM BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 The budget adopted for the year 2016 by the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 2, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, following a public hearing at a meeting held January 7, 2016, 2015, is as follows: Anticipated Revenues Unreserved Fund Balance Utilized $ 25,000.00 Interest on Investments & Deposits 2,910.00 SFS Basic Entitlement Grant 1,780.00 Amount to be Raised by Taxation 883,390.00 Total Revenues $ 913,080.00 Operating Appropriations Administration: Election $ 800.00 Office Expense 10,000.00 Professional Service 34,000.00 Advertising 2,000.00 Total Administration $ 46,800.00 Cost of Operations: Insurance $ 85,000.00 Apparatus Housing 192,000.00 Supplies Expense/New Equipment 75,000.00 Training/Fire Prevention 58,500.00 General Operating 140,000.00 Montgomery EMS 4,000.00 SFS Grant Equipment 1,780.00 Contingency 10,000.00 Total Cost of Operations 566,280.00 LOSAP Appropriation 50,000.00 Capital Appropriations: Reserve for Future Capital Outlay 250,000.00 250,000.00 Total Appropriations $ 913,080.00 Estimated Tax Rate per $100.00 = $.046 Based on 2015 assessed valuation of $1,869,698,916.00 A copy of the budget is available for review at the Montgomery TownshipMunicipal building during normal business hours, or a copy may be obtained by calling (609) 466-3967. The annual election and budget referendum for the Board of Fire Commissioners ofMontgomery township, District 2, will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 firehouse located at 529 Route 518 in Montgomery Township (Blawenburg), New Jersey

Source: Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1 and Fire District No. 2, Montgomery Township, NJ

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MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

Courier News – 888-516-9480

Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

 

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            December 17, 2015

RE:                  Special Meeting Notice

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, December 21, at 8:00 a.m.  The meeting will take place in the court room at the Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  The agenda will include the following items:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Refund Overpaid 2015 Taxes
  3. Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate
  4. Cancellation of 2015 Taxes and Sewer Charges
  5. Cancellation of Grants Receivable and Appropriations
  6. Resolution Authorizing a Shared Services Agreement with Princeton – Health Education Services
  7. Resolution Authorizing Purchase of Diesel and Heating Oil Under Morris County Cooperative Pricing System
  8. Resolution to Authorize Auction of Used Township Vehicles and Equipment
  9. Resolution Declaring Certain Township Equipment as Salvage – Sewer Utility
  10. Approval of 2016 Recycling Agreement with Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  11. Resolution Authorizing a Sewer Participation Agreement – Block 32001, Lot 11
  12. Resolution Rejecting Request for Proposals Submitted for Multi-Sports Camp
  13. Resolution Authorizing Extension of a Competitive Contract for Sewer Excavation Services – Waters & Bugbee
  14. Transfer of Funds
  15. Approval of Minutes
  16. Payment of Bills
  17. Transco Update

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

 

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MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Courier News – 888-516-9480

Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            December 17, 2015

RE:                  Meeting Cancellation

 

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

Due to emergent situations, there will not be a quorum for tonight’s Township Committee meeting and, accordingly, it is canceled.

Any pending ordinances may be re-introduced in 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and wish you happy holidays.

 

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

 

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MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Courier News – 888-516-9480

 Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

                            Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

 

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            November 6, 2015

RE:                  Meeting Postponement

 

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee Regular Meeting scheduled for November 12, 2015 has been postponed to November 19, 2015.

 

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

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Notice of $4,092,583 General Obligation Note Sale  – Sept. 21, 2015 11 AM Bid Deadline (PDF Link)

posted 9/09/15

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Estimated Third Quarter Property Tax Bills are being mailed out Friday, July 31, 2015. The Grace Period for payment without interest being charged has been extended to August 28th, 2015. Thank you.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE – Due to the delay in the mailing of sewer bills this spring, the period for appeals to be filed is extended until 7/1/15.  Questions regarding appeals may be directed to Township Engineer Gail Smith at 908-359-8211 ext. 295. Posted 5/26/15

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KNOW YOUR FLOOD RISK: Public Open House

March 19th, 2015, 4PM – 8PM

Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy
402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II office released updates to the flood hazard maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for Somerset County. These updates were preliminarily issued to Somerset County and incorporated areas on June 30th 2014. The FIRMs identify areas that have flood risk in Somerset County. Insurance companies use FIRMs to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and their contents, and lenders utilize this information to determine flood insurance requirements. Somerset County residents and property owners are encouraged to learn more about their flood risk and the updates shown on the preliminary flood hazard maps by looking up their property’s address in the “What’s my BFE” tool at www.region2coastal.com.

Somerset County will hold a public Flood Risk Open House on the updates at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy located at 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ on March 19, 2015. Attend the Open house any time between the hours of 4PM – 8PM. No appointment is required. Using interactive flood hazard maps at this Open House, representatives from the State, Somerset County, and FEMA and their mapping partners, will be available to answer flood risk and insurance questions, and explain the preliminary flood hazard maps. Residents are encouraged to bring their elevation certificates and/or flood insurance policies to the event in order to get the best information about how their flood insurance may change as a result of the new preliminary flood maps.

The following information will not be available at this event: Disaster-related recovery efforts and outstanding insurance claims.

Please plan to attend this event if your property is currently mapped within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), newly mapped into an SFHA, and/or if you currently have flood insurance. If you are unsure of your flood risk, please refer to the Preliminary FIRMs which are available on the FEMA Map Service Center website, https://msc.fema.gov/portal, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627) or your local flood plain administrator or building official.

If you are in a high-risk flood zone, known as the SFHA, you may be required by your lender to carry flood insurance. FEMA staff will be available at the Open House to talk about these changes.

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. It is vital for property owners to understand their risk and taking advantage of tools and programs available to them. Property owners can take action by purchasing flood insurance and implementing mitigation actions to help reduce future flooding impacts.

The preliminary flood hazard maps that will be shared at the Open House are an update of the existing FIRMs. These preliminary FIRMs and the associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) provide the basis for flood risk education and floodplain management measures. Somerset County is required to adopt updated maps to continue participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes flood insurance available to the community.

For additional information on flood hazard risk and the mapping process, please visit www.region2coastal.com.

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SEWER UTILITY BILLING DELAY

Please be advised that due to difficulties obtaining the necessary documentation from New Jersey American Water, the Sewer Utility bills for 2015 are not yet available.

We are working diligently to address this issue and will have them distributed as quickly as we are able. The due date for the first half billing will be adjusted to reflect our delay in providing you the billing information.

Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions.

Walter Keith Sheppard
Chief Financial Officer
Certified Tax Collector
Montgomery Township, NJ

wsheppard@twp.montgomery.nj.us

Date: March 10, 2015

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MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF HEALTH RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01: BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING SCHEDULE

BE IT RESOLVED that the following is established as a schedule of regular meetings of the Board of Health to be held during the year 2015; said meetings to be open to the public and publicized in accordance with the “Open Public Meetings Act”.  Regular meetings will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m., and the location shall be the Township Municipal Building, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey.

February 11, 2015                            August 12, 2015

March 11, 2015                                 September 09, 2015

April 08, 2015                                   October 14, 2015

May 13, 2015                                    November 11, 2015

June 10, 2015                                   December 09, 2015 7:00 pm Joint Mtg.

                                                             Hopewell Borough Hall

July 08, 2015                                    January 13, 2015 – Org. Mtg. 7:00 pm

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in accordance with the dictate of the Open Public Meetings Act, a copy of this resolution shall immediately be:

A. Posted on the Municipal Building bulletin board, and shall remain so posted for the year 2015.

B. transmitted to the officially designated newspapers.

C. filed in the office of the Township Clerk.

D. mailed to those persons who have requested and paid the charges for copies of the schedule and revisions thereto and shall be promptly mailed to those persons who hereinafter make such a request and prepay such a charge.

E. Posted on Montgomery Township Website.

 

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RESOLUTION #15-1-25 – 2015 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

BE IT RESOLVED That the following is established as a schedule of meetings of the Township Committee to be held during the year 2015, said meetings to be open to the public and publicized in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.  All meetings will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Except as otherwise noted the location shall be the Township Municipal Building, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, NJ.

    
January6July2
1516
February5August6
1920
March5September3
1917
April2October1
1615
May7November12
21
June4December3
1817
January 2016 Reorg7

 

In accordance with the dictate of the Open Public Meetings Act, a copy of this resolution shall be immediately:

(a)    posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board and shall remain so posted for the year 2015.

(b)    Sent to the officially designated newspapers.

(c)    Filed in the Office of the Township Clerk

(d)   Sent to those persons who have requested and paid the charges for copies

of the schedule and revisions thereto and shall be promptly sent to those persons who hereinafter make such request and prepay such charges.

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MEMORANDUM – 2015 TWP. COM. REORGANIZATION MEETING

TO:                 Courier News – 888-516-9480

 Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

                        Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            December 26, 2014

RE:                  Reorganization Meeting Notice

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee Reorganization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the court room at the Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  The agenda to the extent know will consist of professional and committee appointments, setting the 2015 meeting schedule, election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, swearing in of Township Committee members, and adoption of the 2015 temporary budget and various resolutions.

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

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MEMORANDUM – MEETING CANCELLATION

TO:                 Courier News – 888-516-9480

    Princeton Packet – 609-924-3842

    Montgomery News – 908-874-0032

    Trenton Times – 609-396-3633

 

FROM:            Donna Kukla, Montgomery Township Clerk

DATE:            November 7, 2014

RE:                  Meeting Cancellation

 

Following is a notice, which is being sent to you in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (Sunshine Act).  This notice does not have to be printed.  It is for information only.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Committee meeting scheduled for November 13, 2014 has been cancelled. 

Donna Kukla

Montgomery Township Clerk

 

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BOARD OF HEALTH SPECIAL MEETING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Montgomery Township Board of Health has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Conference Room in the Municipal Building at 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Formal action will be taken. The agenda, to the extent known, consists of the following items

 

  1. Introduction of Board of Health Ordinance 2014-02, Adopting NJAC 8:57-1 Appendix B by Reference, “Quarantine and Isolation Model Rules for Local Boards of Health”, to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

 

Jennifer Jankay

Secretary to Montgomery Board of Health

Date Posted: October 13, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE

RARITAN & MILLSTONE RIVERS FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION

amended meeting date:

The following meeting has been changed by the Raritan & Millstone Rivers Flood Control Commission, Somerset County, State of New Jersey:

Month                         Date                Location/Time                        Topic

FROM:

September                   09/24/14          Manville/7:00 p.m.                 Year/Project Plan Overviews

325 North Main Street

Manville, NJ 08835

TO:

September                   09/30/14          Manville/7:00 p.m.                 Year/Project Plan Overviews

325 North Main Street

Manville, NJ 08835

Action may or may not be taken.

 

Ann Marie McCarthy

Recording Secretary
Raritan & Millstone Rivers Flood Control Commission

Date Posted: 9/15/14

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TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY

NOTICE OF GREEN ACRES PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that the Township of Montgomery (Township) will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township’s Municipal Offices, located at 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey.  The purpose of the meeting will be to receive public comment as to the proposed diversions of portions of Township-owned lands and lands upon which the Township holds conservation restrictions.  The affected properties which the Township owns are as follows:

  1. Block 27001, Lot 6 –              620 Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike (Route 518); and
  2. Block 15001, Lot 26 –            Corner of Dutchtown-Harlingen Road and Allshouse Way

The affected properties on which Montgomery Township holds conservation easements are:

 

  1. Block 33001, Lot 26.01 –       Corner of Cherry Valley Road and Mountainview  Road

(owned by WBT Mountainview, LLC)

  1. Block 33001, Lot 26.02 –       367 Cherry Valley Road

(owned by PRL Cherry Valley, LLC)

  1. Block 33001, Lot 28.02 –       1062 Cherry Hill Road

(owned by the Waldorf School Association of Princeton)

  1. Block 33001, Lots 18            Cherry Hill Road

and 21 –  (owned by Robert and Caroline Phinney)

  1. Block 26001, Lot 1.02 –         246 Burnt Hill Road

(owned by Princeton Show Jumping, LLC)

  1. Block 16002, Lot 9.01 –         Burnt Hill Road and Dublin Road

(owned by East Country Estates Homeowners  Association, Inc.)

  1. Block 4001 Lot 10.03 –  421 Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (Route 601)

(owned by Theodore H. Pedersen)

 

As to said lands, a permanent right of way  and easement (totaling 4.629 acres), temporary workspace (totaling 15.732 acres), and temporary access roads (totaling 0.437 acres) is proposed to be acquired from said landowners by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) for the expansion of Transco’s existing underground natural gas pipeline transmission system and easement.  The lands in question are encumbered by State of New Jersey Green Acres restrictions, and a final application for the major diversion of said lands has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, for approval by the Department’s Commissioner and by the State House Commission.  As compensation to the Township for the diversion of lands and for the partial release of the conservation restrictions described above, Transco has proposed to pay the Township $937,200.00.

Please take further notice that this hearing will also serve as the public hearing required under N.J.S.A. 13:8B-5 in connection with the partial release of the conservation restrictions across the abovementioned parcels upon which the Township holds a conservation easement.

At the public hearing, you may appear in person in order to comment on the proposed diversion or, in the alternative, you may submit written comments by October 27, 2014, to Donna Kukla, Municipal Clerk, Township of Montgomery, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502.  A copy of any written comments must also be provided by you to Kevin Appelget, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420.

Copies of the final application will be available to the public for inspection at Montgomery Township Municipal Building, located at 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey and at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, located at 64 Washington St., Rocky Hill, New Jersey.

By:      Donna Kukla, Clerk

Township of Montgomery

2261 Van Horne Road

            Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

Date Posted: 9/10/14

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DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER 2014

Police Proclamation Supporting the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Statewide Crackdown

 

Whereas, impaired drivers on our nation’s roads kill someone every 30 minutes, 50 people per day, and almost 18,000 people each year; and

Whereas, 19% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey in 2012 were alcohol-related; and

Whereas, an enforcement crackdown is planned to combat impaired driving; and

Whereas, the summer season and the Labor Day holiday in particular are traditionally times of social gatherings which include alcohol; and

Whereas, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has asked law enforcement agencies throughout the state to participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Statewide Crackdown; and

Whereas, the project will involve increased impaired driving enforcement from August 15 through September 1, 2014; and

Whereas, an increase in impaired driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadways;

Therefore, be is resolved that Montgomery Township Police Department declares it’s support for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Statewide Crackdown from August 15 through September 1, 2014 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept.

Date: 8/15/14

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POLLING LOCATION CHANGE – Districts #1 and #13

Notice is hereby given that voters in Montgomery Township Districts #1 and #13 will no longer be voting at the Princeton Fraternal Service (Masonic) Lodge on River Road.

The new polling location is Trinity Episcopal Church on Crescent and Park Avenues in Rocky Hill.

Posted 5/20/14

 

CLICK-IT OR TICKET SEAT BELT CAMPAIGN MAY 19 to JUNE 1

Law enforcement officers from the Montgomery Twp. Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 19 and running through June 1, the annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts.

“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.   “In 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.”

The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 91%. Poedubicky noted that the goal for this year’s campaign is to increase the statewide rate to 92%.  “To meet our goal, we must continue both enforcement and public outreach efforts that educate all motor vehicle occupants about the importance of buckling up, every ride,” he said.

Poedubicky added that the campaign will focus on rear seat passengers, as well.  Despite laws requiring adult back seat passengers to buckle up, adult back seat belt use stands at only 44 percent.

During the 2013 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 422 police agencies participated in the two-week initiative.  As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 26,049 seat belt citations, 4,895 speeding summonses and made 860 drunk driving arrests.

Posted 05/09/14

 

KID CONNECTION NOW ENROLLING FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

Montgomery Kid Connection, Montgomery’s premier Preschool, Kindergarten Enrichment program, and Before/After school is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year.   Please click on the Kid Connection link above or contact the Director, Andrea McKenna at 908-359-2111 for more information and registration options.

Posted 04/04/14

 

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FINAL INSPECTIONS ARE MANDATORY

If you have had any construction permits issued to you within the past 10 years that have not had the final inspection please call the Code Enforcement Office to schedule an inspection so your permit may get closed.  These would include additions, basement alterations, generators, water heaters, furnaces, a/c units, etc.  Once a final inspection is approved a certificate of approval or occupancy is issued and mailed to the homeowner. 

If you are not sure you have had your inspections please feel free to call the Code Enforcement Office to check.  Please help us avoid having to send letters and/or notices of violations for not requesting a required inspection.  If you have any questions call the office at 908 359 8211 ext. 271.

Posted 03/19/14