Thank you for your continued support of the Union Hill residents displaced by the recent fire. The Township is no longer accepting physical donations, but gift cards and checks can still be forwarded to the Clinton Sunrise Rotary, PO Box 5435, Clinton NJ 08809. Please put "Union Hill" in the subject line. Rotary will handle disbursement of all monetary donations to our displaced residents.
Congratulations to Jack Hara, our 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Jack, who is the Chair of our Recreation Committee and who has served on the Rec Committee for many years, was awarded this honor at our annual Appreciation Dinner on December 5. Thank you for your years of dedicated service to the Township, Jack!
Congratulations also go out to Union Township’s newest Eagle Scouts, Rusty Freeman and Jake Porter. Mayor McBride and Committeeman Bill Bischoff had the pleasure of presenting proclamations to the new Eagles on November 30.
We are also pleased to announce that the Union Township was awarded Recertification as a Sustainable Community, Bronze Level, by Sustainable Jersey thanks to the hard work of our Environmental Commission and Green Team. This recertification makes Union Township eligible for new grants on environmental projects in 2014.
Our Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company received an award from the NJ State Police, Perryville Station, on December 4 for PVFC’s dedication, service and support. Congratulations to Chief Van Fossen and PVFC for this well-deserved honor.
County Bridge U-36, located on Van Syckels Corner Road, has been reopened. Many thanks to the County for their good work on this project.
We have a new initiative at our Recycling Center - we now recycle tires up to 36" in diameter, $3.00 per tire, cash or check; $6.00 per tire on rims. Tires accepted during Saturday morning recycling hours 8am-12pm; Union Township residents only!
Just a friendly reminder – Union Township does not pick up leaves and other tree debris. Please click here for suggestions on leaf and yard waste management from our Environmental Commission.
The DCA Division of Fire Safety has issued Bulletin 2013-3 regarding Sky Lanterns (Wish Lanterns). Sky lanterns are airborne paper lanterns, constructed of oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material. These lanterns or other similar airborne devices that use open flame to propel them are PROHIBITED within Union Township, as they have resulted in unintended fires either on or off the property of their intended release. For more information, please see the attached flyer on Sky Lanterns (Kongming/Wish Lanterns).
New Jersey Monthly magazine just rated Union Township, Hunterdon County #5 in their biannual survey of Top 100 NJ Towns. Five categories were considered: home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and lifestyle factors. For more information,
Our 2013 municipal budget has been Adopted, and we have worked hard to provide a 0% increase flat tax rate. You can view the details of the introduced budget here
Get your online tax information here.
Remember, you can now pay your Union Township property taxes online. Click here to be taken to our secure payment webpage.
If you choose to pay by check, please make checks payable to: Union Twp. Tax Collector
Mail check and stub to: Union Twp. Tax Collector, c/o PNC Bank, 39 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton, NJ 08809
JCP&L now has a special Well Water Customer List for homes and businesses dependent upon electrically operated private water wells. Call 1-800-662-3115 to be added to the Well Water Customer list, or complete the form that will be enclosed in future bill inserts.
JCP&L also has a new Critical Care list for households dependent upon electrically operated life-support equipment. Call 1-800-662-3115, and JCP&L will send you a form that must be completed and signed by your physician every year to verify that you have life support equipment. JCP&L will utilize this list to contact Critical Care customers by telephone if an outage effects electric service for more than 24 hours. The list will also be provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management. You can learn more about this free service here.
Would you like to be better informed in case of a County-wide emergency? Register for alerts from the County Communications Center at http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/rapidnotify.htm. In addition to weather alerts, the County may send out additional alerts where public health or safety may be endangered: for example, large fires, chemical spills, public water contamination, or certain police activity. Those who register can receive alerts on cell phones, home phones, or via email. The registration process is simple and can be completed from home, work or a computer in a public place such as a library. Residents who are unfamiliar, or uncomfortable, with computers should ask a family member to sign them up for phone notifications.
Register to receive email notices from the Township when the website is updated and to stay informed when emergencies occur. Click here