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The Tewksbury Historical Society Headquarters located at 60 Water Street in the Mountainville section of Tewksbury Township will be open on Saturday, November 9, Saturday, November 23, Saturday December 14 and Saturday December 21, all from 9 am to 12 pm.
The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation and was organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury. For more information on the Society, including directions, please call (908) 832-6734 and leave your name and phone number.
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.
My staff and I are here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions.
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.
Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2014, and is now compiling its extensive archives into a database that will be accessible on its Web site. Among its many historical documents are the church’s charter from King George III, and 1749 deeds from Ralph Smith, the primary landholder of “Smithfield”, renamed “New Germantown” in the 1750s, and then “Oldwick” during World War I.
My name is Marin Resnick, and I am a candidate for the Tewksbury Township Board of Education. As a mom of a 5-year-old daughter who is a current student in the township’s pre-school program, I have a vested interest in making sure our schools stay as successful as they have become.
One of the benefits of our schools system is the small class size. However, as the over-all school-aged population in Tewksbury continues to shrink, we walk a fine balance between small class sizes and providing the revenues to maintain them. School Choice has been a pathway to stabilizing class size while helping to generate additional revenues without additional burden to the taxpayer.. Last year, the adaptation of School Choice brought in $257,900 to our community and helped to maintain a flat tax rate.
As an advocate of sound fiscal policies and small class sizes, I support School Choice as way to keep revenues flowing while stabilizing class size.
Bullying is concern which has drawn national attention. Our children are our most precious asset and the future of our world. It is paramount that they learn to treat each other with respect at a young age. I fully support the continuation of Tewksbury’s Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying policy as it is crucial in creating a safe learning environment. Making sure our children are safe both on school grounds and off school grounds, and through cyberspace is critical. When children feel safe, they are not distracted by the threat of harm or fear and are able to focus on learning.
The world continues to evolve to a global economy and workplace. It is imperative our children now more than ever our children are prepared to enter the global environment. To do so, education must focus on advanced learning in language, math, science and technology. I fully support the 21st Century New Paradigm Goals, and the integration of a second language into the core curriculum.
While my primary qualification and responsibility is being a mom, I bring other qualifications to this position. I hold a masters in business administration and a certificate in financial planning from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and am a board member of the Pottersville Preschool.
In addition I am a licensed real estate agent with Leaf, Realtors in Oldwick and hold property and casualty insurance licenses.
For more information about me, please visit my Facebook page, Marin for Tewksbury Township School Board.
I look forward to your support on November 2nd.
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