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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. Please let us know if we can do more.

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Fireworks Celebration: Come out to celebrate the Fourth of July with your friends and family! The Township fireworks are scheduled for Friday, June 30 at Rider University. A live band will be performing at 6:00 p.m. with the fireworks scheduled to start about 9:30 p.m. See the flyer for more information.
  • Fireworks and Your Pet: Please see the attached flyer for tips to ease your pet's 4th of July stress.
  • Due to the Fourth of July holiday, trash collection regularly scheduled for Tuesday, July 4 will be collected on Saturday, July 1.
  • Please be advised that all municipal offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: 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. Nominations must be received by August 4, 2017. Click here for the press release and a nomination form.
  • Tips to Reduce Conflicts and Encounters with Bears: Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in "bear country'' in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions to reduce the risk of potential encounters. For more details see the attached flyer. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and also a podcast they have provided.
  • Mosquito Control Efforts - The Department of Environmental Protection is working closely with New Jersey's county mosquito control agencies to step up public education efforts to reduce mosquito-breeding habitats and combat illnesses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and the non-native Zika virus. Click here for Press Release.
  • Central Park: You may have noticed some activity recently in Central Park. A new park storage building is being built. This will increase the storage capacity for the recreational leagues in the Township. In addition, along side of that building an inclusonary playground is being constructed.
  • Reduced 2017 Cost for Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    The 2017 cost to participate in this program has been reduced for all participants in the Curbside Organic Collection Program. For details and information on how to sign up, please click here. .

  • Fackler Road - Starting June 26, 2017, Fackler Road (between US Route 206 and Princeton Pike) will be closed during the day for re-paving. The project is anticipated to take approximately one week. The roadway will remain open for local traffic, deliveries and school buses.
  • Blackwell Road - Starting June 23, 2017, Mercer County will begin bridge repairs on Blackwell Road between Cold Soil Road and Federal City Road. The road will be closed 24/7 for approximately three months. Please following the posted detours.
  • Province Line Road - Please be advised that this road project will continue for approximately another 2 weeks between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Province Line Road (between US Route 206 and Princeton Pike) will be closed to all traffic in the northbound direction.  The southbound lane will remain open to traffic.  Northbound traffic will be detoured.  
  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • PSE&G to Upgrade Aging Cast-Iron Gas Facilities in Lawrence - Public Service Electric and Gas has been working in Lawrence to replace older gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping - ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. The project is almost complete with only final paving to be completed. See Press Release.
  • PSE & G will soon be working in our neighborhoods replacing gas lines. Please see the attached information from PSE & G for additional details.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Hisorical 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 stemps. 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.
  • Transco Garden State Expansion Project - Williams, which operates the natural gas pipeline known in our community as Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco), has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a project which includes modifications to existing Compressor Station 205 on Cold Soil Road. For more information click here.
  • Penn East Pipeline Company LLC has announced plans to construct a new pipeline to transport natural gas from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to an interconnection with the existing Transco pipeline in Hopewell Township, Mercer County. A formal application was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under docket number CP15-558-000. Lawrence Township has filed a motion to intervene as an interested party. To view the motion, please click here For the most recent project updates, click here. (updated 12-16-15)
  • 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 - Please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office at 609-844-7018 to set up an appointment or for additional information regarding this program.
  • Home Owner Information
    • 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 Insurance Rate Maps The 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 additional 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.
  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 2015 REPORT OF AUDIT: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 has been submitted and accepted by the Lawrence Township Council. The 2015 CAFR contained no negative findings or recommendations on the fiscal activity of the Lawrence Township municipal government. See full the report Financial Audit for 2015.
  • 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.

WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

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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 switched to Nixle a real-time notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, and text.

See full Press Release.

All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Lawrence Township Police Department, 609-896-1111. If you would like to receive emergency notifications please register below.

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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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