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SNOW REMOVAL REMINDERS

Sidewalks 
Residents are reminded that snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight after the snow has stopped falling.  If by reason of low temperature it is impossible to remove such snow and ice, then salt, ashes or sand sufficient to make the same safe for pedestrians should be applied to the ice until such time as it can be removed.  See Section 177-1 of the Borough Code
Parking on Snow Covered Roads
When snow has fallen in excess of two inches,  no vehicles shall be parked on any street or roadway or portion thereof. Such parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic or impede the passage of ambulance, fire or other emergency vehicles.

HOLIDAY REMINDERS

Trash
Trash will be collected Tuesday December 26th and Tuesday January 2nd due to the Monday Holidays.  Please place your containers at the curb by 7:00 a.m. 
Gifts and gratuities
We understand that residents may wish to offer tips and gifts to Borough employees, particularly at this time of year.  Please be aware that Borough employees are instructed not to accept donations, gratuities, contributions or gifts that could be interpreted to affect their Borough duties.

SCAM ALERT

The Borough Police Department reports that some area residents have received " blackmail letters" that threaten to reveal private information about them to their spouses, family or friends unless a "confidentiality fee" is paid in BITCOIN to a Receiving Bitcoin Address that is listed in the letter.  This is a SCAM.  The Police Department advises never to engage with people who send letters like this or call with this kind of information or threats.
If they call you, hang up. If they point you to a website, do not log on to it. Once a scammer thinks that you are even remotely concerned, they may continue to prey on you.


News for Mercer County Veterans


Author Talk with Ellen Rand on her book: Last Comforts



2017 Notice Fall Leaf Collection in Pennington Borough


New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment. 


Effective August 1, 2016 Notary Services are not provided by the Borough.  Residents can find a notary at the Mercer County Library


SWIFT 911 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
Emergency communications are now available to Borough residents from Swift911.  Swift911 will replace the CodeRed system.  If you signed up for CodeRed, you will need to update your contact information and preferences with Swift 911.  All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “Pennington Boro”.

Please note that the Swift911 system uses publicly available phone numbers only - if you want alerts sent to you by email, or to your mobile phone, via text or voicemail messages, you must log on to the secure link on the Borough website and sign up for message alerts.   You can also download the Mobile Portal app on your smartphone and manage your subscription directly from your mobile device. Questions?  Call the Swift911 helpline at 1-800-794-3891 and select Option #3.


Fingerprinting Information


Volunteers Wanted - There are many opportunities for public service that fit a variety of interests, time commitment and skills, including Planning Board, Environmental Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Historic Preservation, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development. If you are interested, please complete a Citizen Leadership Form and return it to the Borough Hall. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Borough Administrator, Eileen M. Heinzel. A full list of Borough committees can be found in the "Government" tab of the Borough website.


StreetLights - Is there a streetlight out in your neighborhood? If you’re a PSE&G electric customer, you can report a streetlight here or call PSEG at 1-800-436-7734.
Important Note: The pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help PSEG locate and complete the repair.


IRS and Public Utilities Scams

Tax Map - 2015


PLANNING AND ZONING:

Borough Zoning officer is part time and in the Borough office Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Affordable Housing Information

CONSTRUCTION:

Construction of any type other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner, is limited to the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am - 7:00 pm on Saturday. Construction other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner is not permitted on Sunday.

PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER DEPARTMENT:

2017 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Pennington Borough 2017 Household Trash & Recycling Calendar

2017 Water Quality Report - For the Year 2016 (pdf)

RECREATION:

Parks & Recreation Commission 2017 Events Calendar

Pennington Connection to the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail:
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, New Jersey. The Pennington connection to the LHT starts at the Stony Brook bridge on Pennington-Rocky Hill Road. To learn more about the LHT click here.

Pennington Trail Guide

SHADE TREE:

Tree Planting Program

Residents are reminded that Pennington Borough has a noise ordinance that prohibits construction of any type other than repairs or maintenance done by a homeowner during the hours of 7 pm to 7 am Monday through Friday, 7 pm to 8 am On Saturday and all day on Sunday.

ANIMAL CONTROL:

Animal Control and Health Services are provided by Montgomery Township:

Montgomery Township for Animal Control and Health Services
Phone Number: 908-359-8211 x-245

Foxes

Bear Safety Tips

Bear Information for Homeowners

Rabies Alert

Precautions to Take in an Unlikely Encounter with a Coyote

HEALTH DEPARTMENT:

Health Department Launches a Bright New Web Page

Mercer County Community Health Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan

Controlling Mosquitoes In Your Municipalities

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST:

LOOKING FOR SOLAR?
EnergySage is the only independent comparison-shopping website for solar energy systems and financing options in the country. The EnergySage portal accessed through SolarHopewell.org [1] (see link on the left banner of the website) provides concise information about financial options including purchase and lease comparisons, solar technologies and materials, specifications for your situation, and projected future savings. The online marketplace provides direct contact with a growing list of pre-screened and validated solar installers. By fostering competitive bidding the process leads to the most appropriate system design and scale and leads to the best possible price quotes.

A Short and Simple Glimpse at the Property Tax In New Jersey

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Resident Advisories

SPEED LIMIT ENFORCEMENT
The Borough purchased a solar-powered mobile traffic monitor that will be positioned in various areas throughout the Borough. With school set to re-open in September, residents are reminded to slow down and avoid cell phone use while driving. The Borough speed limit is 25 mph. Violators will be ticketed. Fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device can run between $200-$400 for first time offenders.

SIDEWALKS
Sidewalks are an integral part of the fabric of our community.  Please be sure to keep sidewalks clear of ice, snow, shrubbery, grass and any other landscaping that would interfere with the safe passage of pedestrians and children on bicycles.  Snow and ice should be removed within 12 hours of daylight after a storm ends.  Sidewalks should be completely clear from overgrowth and trees should be trimmed to allow clearance up to seven (7) feet.  If your sidewalk needs repair, a permit is required and can be obtained in the Borough Hall or online (under Forms & Permits).

DOGS
Please be reminded that Pennington Borough does have a leash law. Dogs must be "controlled by an adequate leash not more than six feet long." Additionally, Borough Code requires that "the person in control of said dog or dogs shall immediately remove all feces deposited by said dog or dogs in a sanitary manner and shall dispose of all such feces in a sanitary manner and in a way so as not to interfere with the rights of others." For the safety of your neighbors and your pet we ask for your compliance.


 

 


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