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Liberty Township News Board

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Dog License Info

Download License Application (.pdf)

Dog licenses must be obtained for all dogs over six months of age.
Licenses must be renewed each year, before January 31st.
Proof of rabies vaccination must be produced before the license will be issued. For more info about dog licenese, click here.

NJDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter

As part of the statewide effort to implement COVID-19 vaccination, the DEP is sharing a new weekly newsletter from the New Jersey Department of Health.

Below is a link to the latest issue of NJDOH's Vax Matters newsletter.
https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/VaxMatters.pdf

As a reminder, you can also subscribe to the newsletter here:
https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

Warren County Mosquito Commission

The Warren County Mosquito Commission is now accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Assistant Inspector. The position runs May- August, Monday through Friday from 8-4. Interviews taking place now. sTraining will take place during Spring break or late winter depending upon the successful applicant’s schedule.

The position entails inspecting larval mosquito habitats within Warren County, setting adult mosquito traps and responding to resident service requests.   Training for this position will be provided, which will include obtaining a NJ Pesticide Operator or Applicator license.

For more information and an application please call 908.453.3585 or email Christine Fisher cfisher@warrencountymosquito.org.

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COVID-19 Vaccines - Scams and Fraudulent Schemes

We received the information below from ACL’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program.  They anticipate fraudulent schemes will be prevalent and false information will be circulated as fast as the vaccine begins to be distributed.  Please contact Marissa Whitehouse from SMP (email below) if you or anyone in your network suspects a fraudulent scheme.

From ACL:

Though we’ve only seen one COVID-19 vaccine scam in SIRS at this point, we know that this this type of fraud will move very quickly, very soon, and will take many forms. Scammers rapidly alter their tactics and adapt their schemes to the changing landscape, and we anticipate that they will leverage the pending COVID-19 vaccine to prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries. At this point, it is essential that we alert the public of likely schemes and provide them with information on how they can protect themselves:

  • You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from Medicare or the Health Department will contact you.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
  • If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.

As you receive specific vaccine fraud case information, please notify the SMP Mailbox (smp@acl.hhs.gov) and (marissa.whitehouse@acl.hhs.gov)via email ASAP.

Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today.

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Substance Use Evaluation and Treatment

Tri- County Behavioral Care offers caring and compassionate outpatient therapy for individuals and their families in recovery from substance abuse. Our skilled LCADC clinicians administer overall assessments and screenings in an intimate and professional setting. Together individualized treatment plans are created for the therapeutic well-being of the patient and their families for long-term success.

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Tax Information & Pay Your Taxes Online

https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=2114

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

2020 Budget – Introduced & Adopted

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 8/24/2020, Mountain Lake is under an Advisory for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB).

View more information on latest sampling information and details.

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