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The Township of Tewksbury will hold Clean Up Day on May 16th, from 8:00am–12:00pm, in the parking lot of the DPW Municipal Garage, at 165 Old Turnpike Road.
Proof of residency will be required to bring one load of trash to the site. No hazardous waste, recyclable material, bulk wood, or scrap lumber will be accepted. Commercial vehicles will not be accepted.
Senior Citizen Pick up
Senior citizens who require assistance may call the Municipal Clerk (439-0022 x 727) to schedule a pick up of bulky items. Calls must be received no later than Friday, May 8th.
The shredding truck will be located in the lower parking lot at the Police Administration Building, at 169 Old Turnpike Road (Route 517).
Residents of Tewksbury Township are invited to bring documents for destruction in boxes or bags. Documents from businesses will not be accepted.
For more information, contact Roberta Brassard, Municipal Clerk, at 439-0022, ext 727.
Rabies is a virus spread through bites or open wounds of an infected animal via saliva. In rare instances, the virus can be spread through the air. All mammals are susceptible to Rabies, and it is a disease of significant public health concern.
Veterinarians who treat sheep and goats are usually called out as an emergency to see a neurologic animal. Many of these animals are not vaccinated for Rabies. Since there are a number of diseases that look like Rabies, it makes the veterinarian’s job more difficult to diagnose. Rabies can look like anything. The only way to diagnose Rabies is by submitting brain tissue to the New Jersey Animal Health Diagnostic Lab for analysis. Diseases we see in Hunterdon County that can look like Rabies in sheep and goats include Listeria (a bacterial infection), parasites that spread to the brain, polioencephalomalacia (a vitamin deficiency), ear infection, brain abscess, brain tumor, and poisonous plant ingestion. There are two forms of Rabies: dumb and furious. Sheep and goats usually develop the furious form of the disease.
Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Rabies, and any unvaccinated suspicious animals need to be reported to the state. The disease rapidly worsens once clinical signs occur, and the mortality rate is nearly 100%. In addition, any human who was exposed to the rabid animal will need to undergo post-Rabies prophylaxis treatment, which is very expensive and not covered by insurance.
The best prevention for Rabies is vaccination. For unvaccinated sheep and goats, we recommend a primary series of two vaccinations given one month apart followed by an annual booster. The vaccine is extremely safe. In addition, you can prevent wildlife from getting to your herd with adequate fencing and housing. Rabies is endemic in New Jersey, averaging around 300 confirmed cases annually, so protecting your livestock and yourself is imperative.
Dr MaryBeth Hamorski & Dr Meredith Steudle
Dr Hamorski & Dr Steudle can be reached at 908-832-7523
My name is John Gallagher and I am a student at Voorhees High School and a Life Scout in Troop 199 in Oldwick. As part of my Eagle Scout award, I will be working at the Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) in Tewksbury. My project entails refurbishing the dilapidated gazebo and building several benches for use in the new outdoor education area. Each year, WWS provides numerous environmental programs for schools, scouts and summer day camps with the aim of stimulating awareness and understanding of the total environment — natural, altered, human and historic — among people of all ages to develop a sense of responsibility for the care and wise use of our natural resources.
I would greatly appreciate any help with my project in the form of donations (checks payable to Troop 199 please), materials, or help at one of my work days! Please e-mail me at email@example.com for more information.
Thank you very much!
In keeping with the township’s concerns about public safety, the Fire Marshal wants to remind all residents about the need to maintain smoke sensitive alarms in their homes and businesses. This is especially true in residential cases where there are many instances where open flame uses, such as cooking and candles could possibly cause a fire, if not properly contained and heating devices are used in case of power outages.
Residents who rely on oxygen supply relating to health issues are encouraged to make sure that they maintain their existing smoke alarms. If your home does not have smoke alarms, you need to install one battered powered unit on each floor in your home, including the basement, to insure your safety.
Please check all battery back-up smoke detectors regularly. If there is a power outage, you need to depend on these detectors which will not work if the batteries are not working.
If you have any questions concerning your smoke detectors, please call Tom Anderson, Fire Marshal at 908-439-0022 ext. 728.
St. John Neumann Parish is now accepting registrations for Religious Education (K-8) for 2014-2015. There will be classes offered on Sunday mornings, at 9:00am (K-6), and Sunday evenings, at 6:00pm (Jr. High); both sessions meet twice a month. There is also a monthly Saturday family program.
A few program highlights include Advent and Easter activities, Class Masses, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, May crowning, and an overnight Confirmation retreat. Registration forms are available on St. John’s website: www.ccsjn.org. Please note: First Eucharist requires a two-year preparation beginning in First Grade. For more information, or new parishioner inquiries, contact Renee Ciszewski, Director of Religious Education, at 832-2162, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised the numbering of all principle structures located within the Township is required. This is a matter of Public Safety. In the case of an emergency a difference in minutes can mean the difference between life and death. House numbers are imperative for a quick reference. The more camouflaged and hard to find the numbers are, the longer it will take emergency personnel to arrive at the scene. All signs should be placed at the end of each driveway, whether it be the intersection of a public road or common driveway with other residential locations.
As per Township Ordinance 15.04.040 General Requirements;
Tom Anderson, Township Fire Marshall
$250 Property Tax Deduction for Veterans Or Surviving Spouses
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty. You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey. Claim Form V.S.S must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or collector.
Full Property Tax Exemption For 100% Disabled Veterans Or Surviving Spouses N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.30 et seq. 100% permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of such disabled war veterans are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged disabled veteran who had active service in time of war in the US Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran. Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify. Wartime service connected disability must be certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.)
You must be the full or partial owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey. Claim Form D.V.S.S.E. must be filed with your municipal tax assessor.
$250 Real Property Tax Deduction For Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons Or Surviving Spouses
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq.
To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, or a permanently and totally disabled individual or the unmarried surviving spouse, age 55 or more, of such person. You must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested. You must be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested. Income may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is claimed, excluding with restrictions, monies received from social security, Federal and State pension, disability and retirement programs.
Claim Form PTD must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or collector. Additionally, Form PD5, Annual Post-Tax Year Income Statement must be filed with your tax collector each year after initial qualification.
Tewksbury Senior Scholarship
Imagine not being able to pay your bills, arrange medical appointments, or handle legal issues, and having no family able to assist you when you have to make important life decisions.
Primary Election June 2nd
As always, our office is open the Thursday and Saturday before the Primary for walk-in Mail-in Ballot voting. This year’s extended Primary voting hours are Thursday, May 28th until 7:00pm, and Saturday, May 30th, from 9:00am–1:00pm. Phone me at 908-788-1214 if you have any questions regarding the Mail-In Ballot process.
Mary H. Melfi,
The Tewksbury Township Committee is seeking input, comments, and suggestions from Township residents regarding the current format and use of the Township's website, www.tewksburytwp.net.
Important Information Regarding Open Burns/Bonfires
An “Open Burning Regulations” packet contains all of the information needed in order to apply for and obtain open burn permits. The packets are available at the Municipal Building, located at 169 Old Turnpike Road, Monday through Friday between 8:30AM–4:00PM. Included in the packet is an “Application for Fire and Safety Permit” which needs to be completed and submitted to our office along with the $42 application fee and a copy of the State permit before an open burn permit can be processed. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please feel free to contact me at 908-328-3020.
FIRE/SAFETY INSPECTIONS REQUIRED
The State of New Jersey requires a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector and Fire Extinguisher Inspection prior to the closing of a sale of residence and also prior to a change of tenant in a rental property. To schedule an inspection, apply at the Tewksbury Township Administration Building, 169 Old Turnpike Road.
A closing cannot occur without the Certificate of Inspection. A fine may be issued if a tenant moves in prior to the inspection, in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
Tewksbury Township Fire Official
Established in 1938, the Oldwick Fire Company (OFC) currently responds to 150 calls per year. This volunteer organization of thirty-five members relies on its two pumper trucks, a tanker/pumper, and a brush truck to serve Tewksbury Township.
Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 8:00PM at the firehouse, on Oldwick Road (rt 523), south of Oldwick. Their office phone number is 439-2514 (dial 911 for emergencies). New Members are always welcome.
BANQUET HALL OPEN
The Oldwick Fire Company’s new banquet hall is now available to host your next event. The facility can handle events up to 200 people. The banquet hall is suitable for weddings, business meetings, organization or club meetings, birthday parties, instructional seminars, or classes such as karate, dance etc.
The banquet hall is in the lower level of the Oldwick Fire House, at the intersection of Routes 517 and 523, and offers beautiful woodland views in its surprisingly secluded setting.
For more information, or to book your event, phone 439-2514, or drop a note to:
Oldwick Fire Company
attn Banquet Hall Committee
PO Box 83
Oldwick, NJ 08858.
Bruce’s son, Michael, has formed an American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team at North Hunterdon High School. The event will be held May 29th. For those in the community who would like to make a donation in memory of Bruce, the Web link is: www.http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=1820026&pg=team&fr_id=67022&s_locale=en_US&et=LGkwLm4-Oa4Ax124tDz5Eg&s_tafId=1545743.
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