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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. Please let us know if we can do more.

We are a Sustainable Jersey™ Certified Community. See details.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Trenton Water Works Public Presentation - Trenton Water Works first public presentation will take place Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Trenton City Hall, 6 – 8 PM. The forum will be for the general public and stakeholders. Experts will be available to share information on the utility, as well as discuss the distribution plant, lead service lines, and details of the Administrative Consent Order (ACO).
  • Fireworks Celebration and National Anthem Contest - The Annual Independence Day fireworks display will be held Saturday June 30 at Rider University. More details are included on the attached flyer.The Recreation Department is holding a contest and is looking for someone to sing the National anthem prior to the Fireworks. For more details on how to submit your name for consideration see the attached flyer.
  • Lawrence Township Economic Development Awards -

    Nominate a Lawrence Township business, civic group, or individual to be recognized for their contributions in improving the community. This could be for a new business, a new or remodeled building, or sponsoring community activities. Contributions toward preserving history and the environment will also be recognized. Click here for the press release and a nomination form.

  • Statement of May 4 Regarding Trenton Water Works - Please click here to read the statement from the Municipal Manager regarding the most recent correspondence from TWW and the replacement of residential water lines.
  • Trenton Water Works Hydrant Flushing - Please be advised that we have been informed that Trenton Water will be conducting their annual hydrant flushing during April and May. Click here to read Public Notice and Calendar with Area Map.
  • Important Notice Regarding Brush Pick-Up - All residents must be advised that the Department of Public Works will be collecting brush as scheduled by assigned zones. ALL TREES, THAT ARE CUT AND CLEARED BY A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR MUST BE REMOVED BY THAT CONTRACTOR. THE TOWNSHIP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL OF THIS TYPE OF BRUSH. Click here for administrative code.
  • Notice of Intent to Award Contract under a National Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – NATIONAL JOINT POWERS ALLIANCE. The Township of Lawrence intends to participate in the National Joint Powers Alliance for the purpose of purchasing (1) one Bandit Self-Propelled Stump Grinder Model No. 2550XP. Information regarding the contract may be found at www.njpacoop.org, It is the intent of Lawrence Township to make a contract award to Modern Equipment Sales & Rental Company pursuant to the proposal submitted in response to the Lawrence Township request for proposals. The Township of Lawrence is permitted to join National Cooperative Purchasing Agreements under the authority of N.J.S.A. 52:34-6.2(b)(3).
    Comment period ends June 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Press Release from Mayor Bobbitt - Please see important Press Release from Lawrence Township Mayor, Christopher Bobbitt, with regard to TRENTON WATER WORKS. (January 19, 2018)
  • Tips to Reduce Conflicts and Encounters with Bears: Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in "bear country'' in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions to reduce the risk of potential encounters. For more details see the attached flyer. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and also a podcast they have provided.
  • Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    For details and information on how to sign up, please click here. .

  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Historical Society have chosen to participate in the National Park Service's Passport to your National Parks(R) program. Record your visit to Lawrence Township with special passport cancellation stamps. See attached for additional information.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Killing Ash Trees - Emerald Ash Borer has been responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of Ash trees since 2002 when it was first found in North America. It has recently been confirmed that it is now in Mercer County. It is expected that nearly 100% of untreated Ash trees in our municipality will be killed by the insect. If you wish to learn about Emerald Ash Borer, the threat to Ash trees, and what to do about it, information is available at emeraldashborer.nj.gov.
  • Public Health Updates
    • Project Medicine Drop-off - In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the Division of Consumer Affairs has made it as easy as possible for you to safely and securely dispose of your unused medications. For more details see the attached flyer. To date we have collected over one ton of medication. See recent press release and detailed totals.
    • Child Passenger Safety - If you would like to request an appointment for an inspection of your child passenger safety seat please, complete this application and submit it to the Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office either by fax at 609-844-0282 or by email at kbarkalow@lawrencetwp.com. Once the application is received, you will be contacted by a Certified Passenger Safety Seat Technician to schedule an appointment. This inspection is by appointment only.
  • Volunteer for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. For more details about becoming a CERT member please contact Jack Oakley, Director of Emergency Management or CERT Team Leader Arlene Bonville.
  • Are You Register Ready?  The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness have created “Register Ready” a registry program which assists people with special needs in the event of an emergency. 

     

    Individuals with special needs or their caregivers can register electronically at www.registerready.nj.gov.  You can also register by calling New Jersey’s toll- free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register individuals, offer free translation and provide TYY services for the hearing impaired.

  • Help is available for paying your energy bill, winterizing or conserving energy. Click for more information.

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Emergency Notification System

In an effort to provide more reliable communications with residents in the Township of Lawrence, the Department of Public Safety of the township has switched to Nixle a real-time notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, and text.

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All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Lawrence Township Police Department, 609-896-1111. If you would like to receive emergency notifications please register below.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

  • Full report of the new 2017 comprehensive inventory of Lawrence Township's natural resources, with high quality pictures is available now! (large PDF file)

Lawrence Road Service Center (Pit Stop)

  • Click for information from NJ DEP

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