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Build-a-Rain-Barrel Workshop, Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm
The Union Township Environmental Commission (UTEC) and the NJ Water Supply Authority cordially invite you to attend "Build-a-Rain Barrel" workshop on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6 pm at the Union Township Municipal Building (140 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827). A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from a roof that would otherwise be run-off diverted into storm drains, streets, or streams. Rain barrels are used to water gardens and for other purposes (such as washing your car, etc.) with FREE water. This is not only a great way to save money on water bills or to lower usage of your well water, but it also significantly helps environment by reducing stress on storm water systems and streams.
Please join us at the workshop. Cost is $35 per barrel. RSVP by Friday, June 5, 2015 to Michelle Rollman - phone: 908-730-0270 ext. 223 or
See you there!
Union Township is seeking interested residents to fill two vacant seats on its Environmental Commission. The primary purpose of the Commission is to advise local officials and educate the community on environmental issues and to promote the conservation of natural resources in the Township. Environmental background is welcome, but not necessary. If you are passionate about the environment or helping our community, please consider joining us! Meetings are monthly. Please email your interest and credentials to Claudia Rocca, the Commission Chair, at email@example.com. Thank you!
Two Items of Interest to Union Township Residents
As most of you are aware, the Union Hill condominiums, units 1-18, have been partially demolished due to the fire last November, and construction plans are being finalized. It remains unclear when the rebuilt units will be completed and residents allowed to return. Construction is estimated to begin in August.
Many of these residents have relied upon homeowner's insurance policies to pay for rent of alternate housing since the fire, and unfortunately some of these insurance plans are coming to an end. There are a number of former Union Hill homeowners, most single and several elderly, who are actively looking for housing in Union Township or close by. If you are aware of an available apartment, in-law suite or even a furnished room or two for rent to one of our fellow residents in need, please contact Dawn Carone, Access Property Management, at 908 806-2600 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dawn has graciously agreed to act as a clearing house for short-term rentals for the "Union Hill 18". Many thanks to Dawn and Access Property Management for continuing to work on behalf of our residents. If you have questions, please contact Mayor McBride at email@example.com.
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.
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,
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.
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