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We are a Sustainable Jersey™ Certified Community. See details.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Hurricane Season - Be ready before a storm strikes! This week marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and we would like you to take this opportunity to prepare in advance for potential storms this summer and fall. Click here for more details.
  • Smoke Alarms Available: The Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s Office through the NJ Division of Fire Safety has Kidde 10-year smoke alarms. These alarms were donated by Kidde through the WABC Operation 7 Save-A-Life Program for distribution to New Jersey residents. These smoke alarms are available for distribution to residents living below the poverty level in the community. If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal’s office 609-844-7018 or email etencza@lawrencetwp.com.
  • Route 206 Roadwork to Begin: We have been advised by NJDOT that the maintenance roadway repair project on 206 is anticipated to begin on June 3, 2019. Please see Notice to Residents.
  • Travelin' Across the USA: The Lawrence Community Concert Band is presenting a musical concert journey through American music this summer. Click here for details.
  • Nominations Sought: Nominate a Lawrence Township business, civic group, or individual to be recognized for their contributions in improving the community. This could be for a new business, a new or remodeled building or sponsoring community activities. Contributions toward preserving history and the environment will also be recognized. Click here for the press release or a nomination form..
  • Mark your Calendar - Fireworks Display June 28! This year the annual Lawrence Township fireworks display at Rider University will be on Friday June 28. Check back here for more details as we get closer.
  • Mercer County Master Plan Bicycle Plan Element Meeting: Mercer County is creating a Master Plan Bicycle Element to guide future bicycle facility improvements on County highways. Please click here to see the scheduled Public Meetings being held.
  • Vegetation Management Aerial Patrol - Jersey Central Power & Light will be conducting their Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrol. These inspections are scheduled from April through September on an annual basis and cover all transmission facilities system-wide. Patrols consist of a Forestry Specialist that accompanies the pilot to identify effectiveness of prior year’s herbicide application and identification of any conditions warranting further inspection from the ground and or corrective action. Haverfield will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning May 20th and 21st, weather permitting. 
  • Health Department News - The Lawrence Township Health Department was recently recognized by the NJ Department of Health with the 2018/2019 Influenza Honor Roll award. Lawrence received this recognition for their active participation in combatting Influenza through prevention and education. Conducting three clinics more than 250 individuals over the age of 18 received the flu vaccination while an additional 75 vaccinations were administered at numerous children’s clinics. Lawrence Health Department staff visited 32 public/private educational facilities from nursery schools through high schools to promote awareness of the flu. Additionally, Lawrence Townships Public Health nurses participated in the Lawrence Township Public School Wellness employee program where 188 staff were vaccinated.
  • Aqua NJ Public Notice - Please click here to read notice to customers regarding PFA contaminants in the water.
  • Mercer County Community Survey - We are asking all Mercer County residents to take a few minutes of their time to participate in this survey regarding important issues around subsance use. Click here for the link to the survey.
  • Ecological Center News - No commercial landscape trucks can purchase mulch or compost on Saturdays. Residents can only dump brush or load their own mulch or compost. No monetary transactions can take place on Saturdays.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Yard Waste Collection- Please click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new Yard Waste Collection rules.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW YARD WASTE COLLECTION RULES: Brush will be picked up according to the zone schedule. Please refer to the Zone Map. Brush should be placed at curbside no earlier than the weekend prior to scheduled week of pickup. Click here for details.
  • Ridesharing Safety Tips: With recurring instances of tragedies involving ridesharing, the Lawrence Township Police Department has compiled a list of recommended safety measures when utilizing these services.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Winter may be over, but some families in our communities are still struggling to pay winter heating bills. The good news is that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can provide financial assistance towards heating bills, medically necessary cooling, and weatherization for low income families. Households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible ($4,184 gross income a month for a family of four). Only the most recent month of income counts, so those who are behind on their bills due to unemployment, or other financial crises, may now be eligible. Both homeowners and renters are eligible and should apply. Although LIHEAP will continue to take applications until August 31st, don’t delay! To download a LIHEAP application or find out about other payment assistance programs, visit pseg.com/help or pseg.com/ayuda, stop by a PSE&G walk-in customer service center, or call 1-800-510-3102 or “211”.
  • Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water. For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.
  • Senior Tax Freeze Program: The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year (the current application year is 2018). More details are attached.
  • Lawrence Township Home Improvement Program: Lawrence Township is accepting applications for participation in its municipally sponsored home improvement program for low and moderate-income families. Your name can be added to the waiting list by calling Lawrence Township’s consultant, Affordable Housing Administrators at: (732) 892-4292. See the attached for more details.
  • Trenton Water Works Letter Attached is a public notice (English and Spanish) that is being mailed today to TWW’s 63,000 customers regarding the water utility’s failure to rectify the Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) issue within a year.
  • New Landscaper Registration Policy: A newly passed Ordinance, 2307-18 requires all landscaping contractors who perform work in Lawrence Township to complete a registration form. Please click here for additional details and form.
  • 2018 Property Tax Information for Income Tax purposes can be found by clicking the link to ONLINE TAX SEARCH.
  • Public Notice Regarding Required Trenton Water Works Mailing due to Violation - December 2018! Lawrence residents who receive drinking water from Trenton Water Works will soon receive a required mailing regarding excess levels of TTHM (disinfectant byproducts that form when naturally occuring organic matter combines with disinfectants, such as chlorine, which is added to kill microorganisms). This is NOT an emergency situation and there is nothing for residents to do (meaning that residents do notneed to boil water and do not need to take corrective actions). Rather, the mailing is required because the public has the right to know about the violations. For more details see the TWW notice. The attached is a listing of certified testing labs by county.
  • Social Security Scam Alert! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. For more details see the attached.
  • Press Release: The Township of Lawrence and Sheft Associates, Inc. have reached an agreement for the acquisition of property at 2420 Brunswick Pike. Please see full press release.
  • DVRPC Grant - Lawrence Township received a grant from Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to develop plans for the Brunswick Pike Streetscape Project. See the full Press Release.
  • Public Notice Regarding Required Trenton Water Works Mailing Due to Previous HAA5 Violation: Lawrence Township residents who receive drinking water from Trenton Water Works will soon receive a required mailing regarding a previous HAA5 violation. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that this is NOT an emergency situation and that there is NOTHING FOR RESIDENTS TO DO (meaning that residents do NOT need to boil water and do NOT need to take corrective actions). Rather, the mailing is required because the public has a right to know about the previous violation. The mailing suggests that individuals with specific health concerns and/or those who may be in an at-risk health category should consult with their doctor/health care provider. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIOLATION NOTICE Should residents have any further questions, they should contact Trenton Water Works at 609.989.3055.
  • Press Release from Mayor Bobbitt - Please see important Press Release from Lawrence Township Mayor, Christopher Bobbitt, with regard to TRENTON WATER WORKS. (January 19, 2018)
  • Lanternfly Alert- The USDA has issued the attached Pest Alert for Lanternfly the latest invasive pest that threatens other plant life. If allowed to spread in the United States, this pest could seriously harm the country’s grape, orchard, and logging industries. What to look for and how to report sightings of the LanternFly are shown here.
  • Do Not Feed Black Bears: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced the launch of a campaign in its efforts to help residents learn more about living with black bears and the risks of feeding them. Please click here for the Press Release.
  • DEP Offers Safety Tips as Bears Leave Their Dens in Search of Food: It is important for residents who live in "bear country" to be aware of steps they can take to reduce chances of bears coming onto their property. Please see Press Release. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.
  • Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    For details and information on how to sign up, please click here.

  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Historical Society have chosen to participate in the National Park Service's Passport to your National Parks(R) program. Record your visit to Lawrence Township with special passport cancellation stamps. See attached for additional information.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Killing Ash Trees - Emerald Ash Borer has been responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of Ash trees since 2002 when it was first found in North America. It has recently been confirmed that it is now in Mercer County. It is expected that nearly 100% of untreated Ash trees in our municipality will be killed by the insect. If you wish to learn about Emerald Ash Borer, the threat to Ash trees, and what to do about it, information is available at emeraldashborer.nj.gov.
  • Public Health Updates
    • Project Medicine Drop-off - In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the Division of Consumer Affairs has made it as easy as possible for you to safely and securely dispose of your unused medications. For more details see the attached flyer. To date we have collected over one ton of medication. See recent press release and detailed totals.
    • Child Passenger Safety - If you would like to request an appointment for an inspection of your child passenger safety seat please, complete this application and submit it to the Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office either by fax at 609-844-0282 or by email at kbarkalow@lawrencetwp.com. Once the application is received, you will be contacted by a Certified Passenger Safety Seat Technician to schedule an appointment. This inspection is by appointment only.
  • Volunteer for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. For more details about becoming a CERT member please contact Jack Oakley, Director of Emergency Management or CERT Team Leader Arlene Bonville.
  • Are You Register Ready?  The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness have created “Register Ready” a registry program which assists people with special needs in the event of an emergency. 

     

    Individuals with special needs or their caregivers can register electronically at www.registerready.nj.gov.  You can also register by calling New Jersey’s toll- free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register individuals, offer free translation and provide TYY services for the hearing impaired.

  • Help is available for paying your energy bill, winterizing or conserving energy. Click for more information.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

  • Full report of the new 2017 comprehensive inventory of Lawrence Township's natural resources, with high quality pictures is available now! (large PDF file)

Lawrence Road Service Center (Pit Stop)

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