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Liberty Township News Board

Please visit libertytownshipnj.blogspot.com for Liberty Township announcements and emergency information.

Census Push Week

As we approach the time when Census takers begin knocking on doors in early August we want to convey the urgency to fill out the Census and to Fill It Out Now. The Statewide Census Push Week activities that you are organizing are intended to help accomplish that.

As you know, Census PUSH Week is set to begin on July 27th and Faith Community Weekend is this coming weekend, July 24-26. We want to make sure that you have as many tools available to you as possible to help you with your activities.

Here are some documents that contain talking points, activity examples, and resource links that will help you. Below is a link for you to register your PUSH Week activities and we strongly encourage you to do that. There is also a link to this past Tuesday's Statewide Census PUSH Week Kickoff Webinar. That also includes links to resource materials.

We suggest that you keep an eye on Census resource pages for any additional materials or information that may be posted. Specifically make sure to check out Census.NJ.Gov, the Census NJ 2020 Coalition site and 2020Census.Gov.

Our motto and hashtag for PUSH Week is #FillitOutNow. The urgency to fill out the Census is Now! Together we and our communities will accomplish a complete count.

Mosquito Control

The Warren County Mosquito Control Commission continually monitors the known mosquito production sites throughout the County; however, we need your help to monitor your own backyard!  Mosquitoes absolutely need standing water to complete their life cycle; standing water left by recent rains will provide plenty of sites for them to develop into biting adults.  Buckets, cans, rain barrels, plant saucers; literally anything that can hold water can produce thousands of mosquitoes in your own backyard.  Make your yard a mosquito-free zone by: disposing of any tires; drilling holes in the bottom of recycling containers; clearing roof gutters of debris; cleaning pet water dishes and bird baths regularly; checking and emptying children’s toys; maintaining swimming pools and keeping swimming pool covers from holding water. 

AMCA recommends people follow the three D’s to keep mosquitoes away:

  • Drain: Empty out water containers at least once per week
  • Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Defend: Properly apply an approved repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR 3535 or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

It is important to note that the Asian Tiger mosquito (ATM) doesn’t travel far from their initial habitat (where the egg they were hatched from was laid).  They usually stay within a block radius.  So if you’re being bothered by the ATM -the habitat is in your neighborhood!

Enlist your neighbors to help reduce the populations.  If your repellent isn’t working, try one with a different active ingredient.  

Call mosquito control for help when you’ve tried your best but are still being ‘bugged’ by mosquitoes!  908.453.3585

Farmland Assessment Applications due August 1st

Please email the Tax Assessor with any questions at taxassessor@libertytownship.org

Application link: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/FA1.pdf

Gross Sales form: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/fa1-gs.pdf

Lifeguards Wanted - Part-Time Seasonal

Applications are now being accepted for the following Liberty Township position:

  • Life Guard – part-time position, open water certification required, seasonal

Employment application available at libertytownship.org

Please submit completed application with resume to Municipal Clerk, Liberty Township, 349 Mountain Lake Rd, Great Meadows, NJ 07838 before July 6, 2020. EOE.

2020 Budget – Introduced & Adopted

2020 Census Response Rates

as of 06/09/2020

Kindly motivate your friends, family members and your loved ones to complete their census online, via phone or via mail.  It is easy, simple and it is a requirement to report every household member only once and at the right place.  Data drives dollars for local services in schools, after school programs, roads, transportation, public assistance, health care needs and much more.  It is important to report our data in an accurate manner. 2020 Census data will be utilized for the next 10 years to fund our local programs and services.  For every person that is not counted during census, the community loses $20,000 over a period of 10  years. This would lead to  a great economic burden on our local  County/ town/ Community resources.  The numbers below are in percentages.

Phillipsburg town Phillipsburg Tract 309, Warren 54.2
Phillipsburg town Phillipsburg Tract 307, Warren 55.6
Hope township Hope Tract 312, Warren 59.3
Knowlton township Knowlton Tract 312, Warren 59.3
Liberty township Liberty Tract 312, Warren 59.3
Frelinghuysen township Frelinghuysen Tract 311.02, Warren 63.4
Hardwick township Hardwick Tract 311.02, Warren 63.4
Washington borough Washington Tract 320, Warren 64.2
Phillipsburg town Phillipsburg Tract 308, Warren 65.8
Lopatcong township Lopatcong Tract 306, Warren 65.9
Phillipsburg town Phillipsburg Tract 306, Warren 65.9
Blairstown township Blairstown Tract 311.01, Warren 65.9
Hardwick township Hardwick Tract 311.01, Warren 65.9
Franklin township Franklin Tract 321.01, Warren 67.6
Harmony township Harmony Tract 318, Warren 67.9
Mansfield township Mansfield Tract 315, Warren 68.3
Belvidere town Belvidere Tract 317, Warren 69.3
Independence township Independence Tract 313.01, Warren 69.9
Hackettstown town Hackettstown Tract 314.02, Warren 70.1
Greenwich township Greenwich Tract 323, Warren 70.1
Pohatcong township Pohatcong Tract 323, Warren 70.1
Washington township Washington Tract 319, Warren 70.4
Hackettstown town Hackettstown Tract 314.01, Warren 70.5
Oxford township Oxford Tract 316.02, Warren 70.7
Alpha borough Alpha Tract 324, Warren 72
Allamuchy township Allamuchy Tract 313.02, Warren 73.7
Lopatcong township Lopatcong Tract 322, Warren 75.2
White township White Tract 316.01, Warren 75.7
Greenwich township Greenwich Tract 321.02, Warren 79.7
Lopatcong township Lopatcong Tract 321.02, Warren 79.7

Kudos to everyone who is working hard to improve self-response in the County of Warren.  Here are the response rates across the top 7 counties in the State.

Warren 68.8
Burlington 70
Bergen 70.1
Somerset 72.3
Burlington 71.4
Hunterdon 73.3
Morris 74.7

Let us get to the top in the State!

2020 Summer Recreation Program

5 Week Program - Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 7

Ages 5 - 12

Please Note – If you are interested in Summer Rec, please fill out the registration form by June 12 but do NOT submit payment at this time. When we know all of the details and guidelines outlined for summer camps, we will notify you with that information via the email you provide on the registration form. We will also notify you via email exactly when payment will be due.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Alert

Fraudsters are perpetrating numerous schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In one scheme, scammers have offered to help individuals file claims for unemployment benefits. The scammers then ask for personal information including social security numbers and dates of birth. The scammers may ask you to provide payment, or your credit card information, in assisting you in filing or qualifying for your unemployment benefits. You do not need to pay anyone to file or qualify for your benefits.

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Local Farms Offering Delivery and Curbside Pickup

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New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries

The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments. 

It is of particular interest for beneficiaries who have dependent children under the age of 17.

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Recycling News and Events

 

 

Mountain Lake Algal Bloom Identification

UPDATE: As of 4/8/2020 there still remains an algae bloom in Mountain Lake.

Warren County Board of Health posted advisories at public access points. Please respect the "RED" Danger signage. The Warren County Board of Health will share any new advisory recommendations received at Liberty Township Municipal Offices.

Lunch Pick-Up Revised

In order to make it easier for our families who utilize the District free and reduced lunch program to pick up pre-made takeaway lunches, we are expanding our pick up times. Beginning Thursday March 19, the new expanded pick up times are: 7-8 AM, 11-12 PM and 4-6 PM @ Hackettstown Middle School

Also, lunches for multiple future days can be picked at once to ease the burden of traveling on a daily basis.

If for some reason these expanded hours still present a problem, please reach out to your building principal to discuss making other arrangements.

Please note that during this period of closure, the price for reduced lunches is being waived.  All eligible Free & Reduced lunch families will receive lunch at no cost. 

Respiratory Disease Prevention Strategies

While the immediate health risk for the general public in the United States continues to be low, and as per the CDC exposure to the coronavirus (COVID19) is unlikely at this time, the staff of the NJSP Medical Services feels that it is prudent to discuss non-pharmaceutical interventions, which as the most important response strategy for all forms of respiratory illnesses, including flu, common colds and coronaviruses.

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Municpal Information Packet

Adult Mosquito Control Program

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JCP&L’s MyTown Feature Offers Valuable Municipal Information  

The MyTown link on the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) 24/7 Power Center provides comprehensive municipal outage and infrastructure information for every municipality in the company’s service area.  

Designed to help JCP&L customers access the important information they need during power outages, MyTown includes a summary of current outages as well as a snapshot of each community’s electric infrastructure.  

During major weather events, expanded information is available, including the cause of the outages, the time of the earliest reported outage, and the estimated restoration time.  

To obtain the latest outage information about your municipality, click the “MyTown” link on the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown.  

Volunteers Needed

Just 1-2 hours a week can make a difference in someone’s life!

Perhaps you’ve reached a point when you have a little extra time in your life. How about spending a little of that time with us assisting our seniors and residents with disabilities in Warren County by volunteering for:

  • The Warren County Meals At Home Program
  • The Volunteer Connection Program

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Tax Rate Table

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Animal Information

Animal Lost and Found

If you have lost or found  an animal please contact the Animal Control Official, Alan De Carolis at 908.377.0808

The Liberty Township Animal Holding Facility is located at
Blairstown Animal Hospital
29 Cedar Lake Rd
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Phone: 908-362-6430