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Pennington Borough Fall Flu Clinic,
Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. at
Pennington Borough Hall, 30 N. Main Street


2017 Notice Fall Leaf Collection in Pennington Borough


2017 Tax Sale List


Shade Tree Removals
The Borough shade tree committee has identified a number of Pin Oak trees throughout town that are suffering from Bacterial Leaf Scorch ("BLS"), a terminal disease that is affecting trees throughout the Northeast.  With support from the shade tree committee, the Borough secured a grant from the State of New Jersey to remove a number of affected trees that are in the public right of way. Starting on or about August 15, 28 shade trees in the Borough Right of Way will be removed.  The work will be done in coordination with the Police Department.  All work will be completed by October 15, 2017.


Heritage at Pennington
Construction is underway on Phase 1 of a new housing development in the Borough at Franklin Street and Knowles Avenue. “Heritage at Pennington” by American Properties is an approved development that will consist of 19 buildings with 3 different residence styles — 32 2 story villas, 32 2 story townhouses, and 16 “COAH” or affordable housing units. Phase 1 will consist of 44 units and models are targeted for completion this fall. New sidewalk and curbing will be installed along Knowles Avenue this summer and along Franklin Avenue once the development is more fully constructed.


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. 


Solar Panels Coming to the Borough Public Works facility on North  Main Street
The Borough has partnered with PSE&G for the lease of a portion of the public works facility yard.  PSE&G will be installing a solar array that will capture and direct energy to the PSE&G power grid during normal operations.  In the event of an emergency loss of power, energy will be diverted to the public works facility for use during the duration of the emergency.  An on-site Tesla battery will store energy on-site.  This project is being constructed by Advanced Solar Products, the same firm that installed the solar panels at Hopewell Valley Central High School.  Construction will take place in the summer and trees will be planted in the fall along the frontage of the public works facility to buffer the solar array.


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.


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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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