from the Tewksbury Township Equestrian Committee
The mission of the Tewksbury Township Equestrian Committee is to help
preserve and protect the balance between our modern world and the
equestrian lifestyle that has been a part of our community for
We are a diverse group of horse lovers appointed by Township
officials. We would like to be of assistance whenever
possible with regard to equine-related issues. One of our
main objectives is to increase understanding, tolerance and respect
between the horse community and all township residents.
In addition, the Equestrian Committee would like to thank those who
travel within our community for sharing our roads with horses and their
riders. Though Tewksbury has over 100 miles of trails, some
of the trails follow local roadways for short distances. We
sincerely appreciate drivers following the 25 mph speed limit when
horses are present (NJ State Law).
This year  the Committee has initiated a Welcome Basket (actually
a horse bucket) program for equestrian families moving into
Tewksbury. Committee members visit these new residents to
Welcome them to our community and present the bucket which contains
local information along with gifts for both horses and their people.
In recent months, the Committee in conjunction with the Somerset Hills
Pony Club donated a new jump to Christie Hoffman Farm
Park. The jump, which resembles a barn, was
designed and built by Morgan Rowsell. It joins roughly 20
other cross country jumps in the park which are routinely enjoyed by
pleasure riders, pony clubbers and local equine professionals.
If you have any questions or concerns related to horses in our
township, please do not hesitate to contact us. We
look forward to hearing from you.
Equestrian Committee: Patty Clucas, Chair,
Melissa Caikoski, Brittany Desiderio, Louisa Sargent, and Loren
Our official contact is: Shana
E-mail List Up and Running
The Tewksbury Equestrian Committee has announced the Equine E-mail List
is up and running. We hope this new E-mail Alert System will
the police identify loose horses and cut down the time it takes to
handle all equine-related situations.
During normal business hours (8:30AM-4:00PM,
Monday - Friday) contact Roberta Brassard, Municipal Clerk, at 908-439-0022, ext 727,
to report horse-related incidents. In the evenings, on
and holidays, contact the Police Department at their non-emergency
telephone number: 908-439-2503.
Township maintains the E-mail List for individuals wishing to be
included on the notification roster. If you are not on the
and would like to be, contact Equerstrian Committee Chair, Loren
Spiotta-DiMare, at author@LorensReadingRoom.com.
For serious emergency situations, call 9-1-1.
Taxes & Sewer Charges with your Credit Card Online
you can pay your property taxes and sewer charges from the comfort of
your home or office by using our online payment service.
cards accepted: MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, or
Visa®. A per-transaction convenience fee of 2.45%, or a $3
minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this
service. This fee will be disclosed to Cardholder prior to
transaction being processed and Cardholder will be given the option to
choose another payment method to avoid this fee.
ELECTRONIC CHECK PAYMENTS
Township now accepts electronic check payments using our online payment
service. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account
at your bank. You will need your 9-digit routing number, as
as your account number from your personal checks (see example
below). A per-transaction convenience fee of $1.50 will be
charged by the payment processing company for this service.
When Payment Options appears, click on the “Switch to Pay with Check”
link and then continue entering your information.
Please go to the Township’s website to make your online payment: www.tewksburytwp.net
Homeowners with intruder/fire alarm systems are reminded that
registration renewals are due by December 31st.
Reminder postcards will be mailed to all alarm system
owners. If your system’s registration expires, a
new permit application must be filled out and filed
with the Police Department.
Any new alarm systems must also be registered with the
Police. The information contained in the registration allows
the Police to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an
emergency. For more information, phone Jean Marie DuHamel at
908-439-3477, during regular office hours—7:30AM-3:00PM.
By law, all dog licenses must be obtained by January 31st of each year.
Please take a moment to send payment for your dog's license renewal
Unaltered dogs..........11.20 *
Late fees.................... 5.00/month per dog
*The additional $3.00 fee is a State requirement to establish an
"Animal Population Control Fund" in New Jersey. The fee will be waived
upon receipt of a veterinarian's statement or a notarized personal
certification by the dog owner attesting that the dog has been altered.
Forms are available at the Municipal Building.
Make checks payable to Tewksbury Township, and mail to:
169 Old Turnpike Road
Califon, NJ 07830
Certification of valid rabies vaccinations must be valid through
October of the licensing year. If certification expires prior to
October, 2010, please send proof of new vaccination with the licensing
TEWKSBURY'S free clinic is usually held in October.
If your family recently moved to the Township, or has a new dog, phone
the Dog Registrar for a licensing form. If your dog is deceased, please
notify the Dog Registrar.
Any questions about dog licensing may be directed to Tewksbury's Dog
Registrar, Kathy Reddy, at the Municipal Building, 8:30AM-4:00PM. Phone
439-0022, ext 729.
To contain expenses, no invoice or reminder is sent to individual dog
owners. If you have any questions, please phone BEFORE mailing your
check. If you have not yet renewed your dog's license, please send your
check (including the $5/month late fee) today.
The town-wide optional e-mail notification system is now up and
running. The system is designed to provide a means for the municipal
offices to promptly notify Township residents of public service
announcements. This is a voluntary system and only those residents who
sign up will receive the e-mail announcements.
To sign up to receive all future public service announcements the
township may make, send
an e-mail request, and specify which e-mail address(es) you
would like to have included on the list. All addresses will be kept
confidential from the public and other recipients. The system will only
be used for municipal public service announcements such as bridge
closings or road outages and not for political purposes or any private
Requirements for Emergency Access
In accordance with Tewksbury Township Ordinance, Section 12.08.060, all
driveways are to have a minimum driving width of 12' for their
entire length and shall be clear of tree limbs and other obstructions
to a height of at least 14' for the first 25' of the driveway and to a
height of 12' for the rest of the driveway length.
Please take time to look at your driveway and remove any limbs or
material that would hinder the access of emergency vehicles responding
to your location.
To obtain a N.J. Firearms Identification Card or pistol permits, or for
any other information regarding police, see the Tewksbury Police Web page.
Cell Phones Available
Do you fear being in an emergency situation and not being able to get
access to police or rescue services? Are you a victim of
domestic violence and fear no access to police when your partner is
enraged and/or is stalking you? Cell phones coded with 9-1-1
are available to you.
If you are a disabled or senior citizen, or a domestic violence victim
residing in Tewksbury, please contact Jean Marie DuHamel at police
headquarters for more information. Telephone 908-439-3477 weekdays from
Imagine you have an emergency in your home. Would emergency personnel
be able to find your house? The Police, Fire, and EMS workers who serve
Tewksbury need your help to find you in your time of need.
Be sure your house numbers are visible. As per Township Ordinance 5-92,
reflective or high-contrast numbers, at least 3" high, must be posted
at the end of your driveway, and be clearly visible from either
direction, on the road.
If you have a common driveway, please provide additional reflective 3"
numbers where your driveway splits off and on your house. Remember, in
an emergency, precious minutes can make a big difference.
For more information, phone the Tewksbury Police Department, at
908-439-3477, ext 777, from 7:30AM-3:00PM.
Northern Hunterdon County is looking for a few good volunteers for
their Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team. The Team
assists victims of domestic violence at police headquarters during the
height of crisis. Volunteers will respond to Tewksbury,
Califon, Lebanon Township, High Bridge, Clinton Township, and Clinton
Borough. Please phone Jean Marie DuHamel at the Tewksbury
Township Police Department (908-439-3477) for more information.
As winter approaches, we will be faced with the struggle of keeping the
outside outside, not only the cold weather, but small animals as well.
St. Hubert's Giralda, the Township's Animal Control Service provider,
is available to remove these animals for a fee. Small wildlife
(squirrels, raccoons) that have gained access to your house, as well as
stray cats living in garages, barns, brush piles, etc., will be removed
with cage traps.
Unfortunately, all unfamiliar animals must be assumed potentially to be
infected with rabies, and should be handled with care. For assistance,
phone St. Hubert's directly, at 908-526-3330.