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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to report an issue, please use this link to contact us.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • MUNICIPAL OFFICES ARE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 26 AND MARCH 27.- We will open again Monday; March 30; however, we will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)- Use this link for information about COVID -19.
  • MERCER COUNTY TO OPEN TEST SITE - Mercer County, in collaboration with health care partners, will open an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. See the attached for more details.
  • MESSAGE FROM MERCER COUNTY- The attached is a message from the Mercer County Executive detailing the process for reporting updates from the County regarding the number of reported cases of COVID 19.
  • UPDATE FROM MERCER COUNTY- The attached is a March 28 update from Mercer County.
  • UPDATE FROM LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP- The attached is a March 28 update from Lawrence Township.
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE COVID CRISIS- With may facing unemployment and/or reduction in hours the Governor's Office has created a website to indicate potential employment oppportunities.
  • UPDATE FROM SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION- Social Security offices will be closed for in-person service but remain open for virtual and digital contact. Use this link for more details ontains more details.
  • LUNCHES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN - The Lawrence Township school district has been preparing and distributing lunches to students and siblings under 18 who have been receiving free and reduced lunches in the past. If you have a child(ren) that is qualified and not yet receiving lunches or have a friend, family or neighbor that can avail themselves of this program they simply need to email child(ren) name and address to: Lunch@ltps.org
  • TRENTON WATER WORKS ONLINE- Trenton Water Works has introduced and oline system for customers to manage their accounts. More details are attached.
  • COVID PREVENTION MEASURES- The Lawrence Township Health Department has prepared some basic prevention measures for COVID 19 on the attached.attached.
  • Municipal Building Closed to the Public - All municipal buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Offices will be closed for business on Thursday and Friday, March 26 and March 27. A secured drop box has been located at the North Entrance to the Main Municipal Building that should be used to drop off or deliver any item. Please make sure it is properly addressed to the person or department to ensure proper delivery. We encourage anyone doing business with the municipality to call or email to discuss alternative ways to handle your issue. We suggest using email. We will get back to you.
  • Governor Orders Statewide Stay at Home - To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice.The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.
  • Update from Mercer County - The attached correspondence from Mercer County Executive provides updates from the County.
  • False Text Information - The attached correspondence from the NJ State Police provides details about false information being circulated by text.
  • “Register Ready” New Jersey’s statewide Disability and Access and Functional Need (DAFN) registry. This free, secure, voluntary database allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs, and their families, friends, caregivers and associates, an opportunity to provide  information to emergency response agencies so responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. For more details including how to register, see the attached.
  • Public Works Department Announcement - The Department of Public Works main office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Residents may still bring electronics and tires every Wednesday between 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 for assistance.  Residents may email inquiries to gwhitehead@lawrencetwp.com or jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com. Landscaper Registrations and mulch orders, please email jbrokofsky@lawrencetwp.com for assistance.  Residents and Landscapers may also call our office for assistance. 
  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING TRASH COLLECTION - The Township has been advised that the trash company will be picking up trash earlier than normal because of staffing during the coronavirus pandemic. We ask that you please put your trash out the night before, after 5:00 pm, in order to ensure you don't miss the pick-up. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • COVID in Lawrence Township Press Release - The attached press release contains information regarding cases of COVID in Lawrence Township. (added 3/16/2020)
  • MUNICIPAL COURT NOTICE - All Court sessions are suspended between March 16 and March 27. Additionally, Lawrence Court Offices will be closed to the public until further notice See Press Release. Please also be aware that the Township now has mailbox outside of the North door entrance. You may deposit any payments or correspondence in this mail box.
  • TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID 19- This link will provide a resource parents during difficult times from the National Association of School Nurses.
  • ECOLOGICAL FACILITY CLOSED - The ecological facility will be closed the remainder of the week, March 16 through March 20. The Township will monitor the ongoing situation and post on this webside as to the schedule for next week.
  • MUNICIPAL OFFICES UPDATE- Police, Fire, EMT and other essential employees will be required to continue with their responsibilities. Public restrooms at parks will be locked. The Senior Center is closed.The Nutrition Program has been suspended. Visit the Township COVID-19 webpage for more information on all things relating to our response to this public health crisis. (updaed 3/23/2020)
  • Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from CDC - If you operate a business or are an employer you may be interested in using this link for "Interim Guidance" from the CDC. (added 3/17/2020)
  • TWW Announcement - Trenton Water Works is temporariy suspending some of their services as outlined in the attached release and flyer. (added 3/16/2020)
  • EASTER EGG HUNT sponsored by the Lawrence Township Police Department, scheduled for April 4th, has been postponed. No new date has been scheduled at this time.
  • Aqua NJ Spring Flushing - On Wednesday, March 11, Aqua NJ will begin their annual water line flushing, weather permitting. Please see attached notice with map and information. Aqua NJ will be contacting those customers they have telephone numbers for. You may also go to their website for additional information and updates.
  • Volunteer Board Appointments - The Municipal Clerk is accepting applications for several committees seeking to fill vacancies. These committees include Construction Board of Appeals, Environmental Green Resources, Growth and Redevelopment, Historic Preservation, Public Safety, Shade Tree and Trails, Open Space & Stewardship. For more details on these committees use the following link. To apply for one or more of the vacancies use the attached.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RECYCLING - Please go to the Public Works home page to see information regarding new recycling requiements.
  • 2020 Mulch Delivery Program - The Lawrence Township Mulch Delivery Program will begin on April 20 and run through May 15. Click here to see the flyer.
  • Message from JCPL - Jersey Central Power & Light is planning to replace an existing cable to enhance network communications on the electric system. They have sent out this letter to to neighboring property owners advising them of their plans. Residents should also be aware they will be using a helicopter during this work and should not be alarmed.
  • BRUNSWICK PIKE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS - At the February 11 meeting of the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee, Clark Caton Hintz, presented a concept streetscape design, "BRUNSWICK PIKE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS". A link is provided to view the presentation as a pdf document.
  • New Jersey American Water Treatment Change - As part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual at the company’s Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These surface water treatment plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union. Please click here for full details.
  • Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade - This year's Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. The Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee would like to invite all Lawrence Township Veterans and families to march or ride in the parade. Please go to the Recreation homepage for full information.
  • Mercer County Passport Days - Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will once again host special passport service days for residents of Mercer County. The County Clerk’s Office will visit municipalities throughout the Capital County to accept US Passport applications on site. Please click here for more details.
  • Mercer County Prescribed Burn - Mercer County Park Commission in conjunction with several other government agencies will be conducting prescribed burns within the Pole Farm section of Mercer Meadows this year. Please read attached letter for full details.
  • Trenton Water Works - For those residents who could not attend the recent presentation by Trenton Water Works, they have provided us with a copy of the Power Point presentation.
  • Senior Connect - Lawrence Township has put together a new booklet titled Senior Connect. This will be a bi-weekly publication which will include various articles and information taken from our website, Facebook and Twitter. It will be available for you to read at the Senior Center, the Municipal Clerk's Office and the Recreation Office. Please click here to see a copy.
  • Dog License Month: January was dog license month. You can still license your pet without being assessed a late fee. Licenses can be obtained in the Clerk's Office. You may also use the attached application form to register your dog.
  • State and Federal Officials - The attached contains the contact information for your State and Federal elected officials.
  • TWW Announcement: TWW will begin a phased rollout of its corrosion-control project on Tuesday, December 3. The project will introduce zinc orthophosphate into a portion of our 683-mile, water-distribution system to prevent lead from leaching into the drinking water from the older service lines and household plumbing fixtures in TWW's service area. We started laying the groundwork for corrosion control in February 2018. Corroded water-service lines are often a source of lead contamination in drinking water. Attached contains more details about the program and Orthophosphate.
  • Homeless Hotline: Beginning January 1st, the State of New Jersey will have a homeless hotline. Click here for details.
  • MCIA Recycling Guidelines: Think Beyond the Bucket! You can recycle so much more than just paper and plastic. Please take some time to go to the Mercer County website for recycling information and to see their new "Beyond the Bucket" resource guide.
  • TWW - Connects Reverse 911 System: TWW - Connects is a Reverse 911 or "Robocall" system that Trenton Water Works will be using to nofiy residents about water related issues. See flyer for more details and how to register.
  • Aqua NJ Public Notice - Please click here to read notice to customers regarding PFA contaminants in the water.
  • 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 - Mercer County reminds residents that assistance is available for energy bills for those who qualify. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can provide financial assistance towards heating bills, medically necessary cooling and weatherization for low income families. Both homeowners and renters are eligible and should apply. LIHEAP will take applications until August 31, 2020. For more information and the application, go to the Mercer County website.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Carbon Monoxide - Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas and is dangerous and can have deadly effects. Please click here to read NJ Poison Information News Release.
    • 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.

WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

  • Municipal Manager's Blog
    Follow Kevin Nerwinski on his Social Media Posts to Community Pages on Coronavirus.

  • Online Tax Payment
    Pay your property taxes online. VIsa and Mastercard ONLY. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Sewer Payment
    Pay your sewer bill online. Visa and MastercARD only. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Tax Search
    Look up your tax payment history and what you currently owe.

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

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