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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Recycling is Monday, December 22. Be aware that the Municipal calendar incorrectly indicates that December 22 is a Tuesday.
  • Holiday Trash Collection Schedule - There is no trash collection on Thursday, December 25th. The make-up day is Saturday, December 27th. There will be regular trash collection on Friday, December 26. (Note - the Municipal calendar incorrectly indicates that Thursday is December 24 and Friday is December 25)
  • Road Closings and Traffic Impacts
    • Due to the predicted weather forecast, Bakers Basin Road will now be closed on Thursday, December 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Please follow posted detours.
  • Public Health Updates
    • Influenza Alert - Health officials are beginning to see increased influenza illness in parts of the United States and in New Jersey. For information about this year's vaccine read the attached.
    • Frequently Asked Questions About Ebola - The attached provides updated information about Ebola from the New Jersey Department of Health. You can also call the Ebola Call Center at (800) 962-1253.
    • Project Medicine Dropoff - 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.
  • Home Owner Information
    • Winter Weather Preparation - Please see important information from PSE & G in preparation for the anticipated wintry weather.
    • New Jersey HomeKeeper Program -Funded by a grant from the US Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund program details are available at www.njhomekeeper.gov or the call center at (855)-NJ-KEEP-1.
    • Hope Ownership Preservation Effort - NJ HOPE (Home Ownership Preservation Effort) provides information about resources available to homeowners delinquent in their mortgage payments, need counseling or have questions: www.state.nj.us/dobi/njhope
    • Flood Insurancce Rate MapsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps to incorporate engineering data and impacts from Hurricane Sandy. See attached letter for addtional information.
  • 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.
  • Yard Waste and Leave Collection  

    Beginning in November and continuing through December, yard waste collection is suspended at which time Public Works will collect only leaves. Leaf collection will began on November 3, 2014. Residents will continue to place loose leaves at the curb for collection. The Township will assign one (1) leaf collection crew to each brush zone for approximately eight weeks. Each crew will continue to collect leaves in your zone on a weekly basis through December 31, 2014. See the attached for more details.

  • The Townships of Ewing, Hopewell, West Windsor and Lawrence have joined together to investigate and evaluate Community Energy Aggregation programs. Please see information on the attached.

  • Lawrence Eco-Curbside Waste Collection

    Lawrence Township will be offering voluntary Food Waste Recycling in the near future. For more details regarding this program click on the attached link. To sign up interested residents should contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 or by email at jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com to be placed on a list for further instructions.

  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 2013 REPORT OF AUDIT: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 has been submitted and accepted by the Lawrence Township Council. The 2013 CAFR contained no negative findings or recommendations on the fiscal activity of the Lawrence Township municipal government. See full the report Financial Audit for 2013.
  • 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.

  • Concept Plan Business Route #1 from NJ DOT is available in two parts:
  • Help is available for paying your energy bill, winterizing or conserving energy. Click for more information.

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WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

  • Online Property Search
    Find property data such as Yard Waste and Garbage Collection zones for your residence.

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Emergency Notification System

In an effort to provide more reliable communications with residents in the Township of Lawrence, the Department of Public Safety of the township has implemented a high speed notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager.

The system can contact up to four telephone numbers until reaching the designated party. Emergency messages are able to reach TTY (teletypewriter) phones used by those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Lawrence Township. If you would like to receive emergency notifications please register.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

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

Lawrence Road Service Center (Pit Stop)

  • Click for information from NJ DEP

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