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We in Lawrence Township take great pride in our community - even online. We hope this site serves you well. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to report an issue, please use this link to contact us.

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RECYCLING - If your curbside collection for recycling was not collected because of contamination (items that do not belong in your yellow bucket), kindly remove those items from the recycling bucket  for the next collection.  If you would like to drop off your recycling, the Lawrence Township Public Works Department is allowing residents, with proper proof of residency, to drop off their recycling at the Public Works Facility on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.(temporary drop off).  This temporary drop off is for residents that did not have their bucket collected because of contamination.  The facility is located at 240 Bakers Basin Road.  You can contact the Mercer County Improvement Authority with any questions regarding the contamination policy at (609) 278-8086.  Plastic bags in your recycling can is a major problem at the recycling plant.  If you place or utilize plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin, they often clog machines at recycling facilities and hinder the recycling process.  Place loose acceptable items in your recycling bucket. Please click here to see list of “Materials Accepted” and “Material not Accepted”. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Lawrence Township Department of Public Works at (609) 587-1894.
  • BRUNSWICK PIKE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS - At the February 3 meeting of the Lawrence Township Planning Board, Clark Caton Hintz, presented a concept streetscape design, "BRUNSWICK PIKE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS". A link is provided to view the presentation as a pdf document.
  • New Jersey American Water Treatment Change - As part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual at the company’s Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These surface water treatment plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union. Please click here for full details.
  • Recent 2019 N-Cov Virus- New updates regarding the virus: How To Stop The Spread of Germs and What The Public Shoud Do. The outbreak of a novel (new) corona virus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China is being monitored by health officials worldwide. The NJ Department of Health has created this new website with information regarding the virus. The website will be updated as new information is available. They have provided recommendations for travelers and guidance for health care professionals. See Fact Sheet.
  • Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade - This year's Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. The Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee would like to invite all Lawrence Township Veterans and families to march or ride in the parade. If you are a Lawrence Township Veteran or know a Lawrence Township Veteran that would like to be in the parade, please email us at recreation@lawrencetwp.com or call us at 609-844-7067.  We are also looking for neighborhood groups, clubs, teams, youth groups, schools, non-profit organizations, bands, antique cars, car clubs, and military groups to participate in the parade.  Please click here if you would like to sign up your organization to participate in this year's parade. Thank you,  Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee. See flyer.
  • Mercer County Passport Days - Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will once again host special passport service days for residents of Mercer County. The County Clerk’s Office will visit municipalities throughout the Capital County to accept US Passport applications on site. Please click here for more details.
  • Mercer County Prescribed Burn - Mercer County Park Commission in conjunction with several other government agencies will be conducting prescribed burns within the Pole Farm section of Mercer Meadows this year. Please read attached letter for full details.
  • Trenton Water Works - For those residents who could not attend the recent presentation by Trenton Water Works, they have provided us with a copy of the Power Point presentation.
  • Senior Connect - Lawrence Township has put together a new booklet titled Senior Connect. This will be a bi-weekly publication which will include various articles and information taken from our website, Facebook and Twitter. It will be available for you to read at the Senior Center, the Municipal Clerk's Office and the Recreation Office. Please click here to see a copy.
  • Municipal Calendars- The 2020 Lawrence Township Municipal Calendar is free and available to be picked up in any of the Municipal Offices, Police Building or the Senior Center. The calendar includes information regarding Recyling/Trash collection dates, contact information, office closings and more. You can use this link to download and print the calendar.
  • Dog License Month: January was dog license month. You can still license your pet without being assessed a late fee. Licenses can be obtained in the Clerk's Office. You may also use the attached application form to register your dog.
  • State and Federal Officials - The attached contains the contact information for your State and Federal elected officials.
  • TWW Announcement: TWW will begin a phased rollout of its corrosion-control project on Tuesday, December 3. The project will introduce zinc orthophosphate into a portion of our 683-mile, water-distribution system to prevent lead from leaching into the drinking water from the older service lines and household plumbing fixtures in TWW's service area. We started laying the groundwork for corrosion control in February 2018. Corroded water-service lines are often a source of lead contamination in drinking water. Attached contains more details about the program and Orthophosphate.
  • Homeless Hotline: Beginning January 1st, the State of New Jersey will have a homeless hotline. Click here for details.
  • MCIA Recycling Guidelines: Think Beyond the Bucket! You can recycle so much more than just paper and plastic. Please take some time to go to the Mercer County website for recycling information and to see their new "Beyond the Bucket" resource guide.
  • TWW - Connects Reverse 911 System: TWW - Connects is a Reverse 911 or "Robocall" system that Trenton Water Works will be using to nofiy residents about water related issues. See flyer for more details and how to register.
  • Aqua NJ Public Notice - Please click here to read notice to customers regarding PFA contaminants in the water.
  • Ecological Center News - No commercial landscape trucks can purchase mulch or compost on Saturdays. Residents can only dump brush or load their own mulch or compost. No monetary transactions can take place on Saturdays.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Yard Waste Collection- Please click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the new Yard Waste Collection rules.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW YARD WASTE COLLECTION RULES: Brush will be picked up according to the zone schedule. Please refer to the Zone Map. Brush should be placed at curbside no earlier than the weekend prior to scheduled week of pickup. Click here for details.
  • Ridesharing Safety Tips: With recurring instances of tragedies involving ridesharing, the Lawrence Township Police Department has compiled a list of recommended safety measures when utilizing these services.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Mercer County reminds residents that assistance is available for energy bills for those who qualify. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can provide financial assistance towards heating bills, medically necessary cooling and weatherization for low income families. Both homeowners and renters are eligible and should apply. LIHEAP will take applications until August 31, 2020. For more information and the application, go to the Mercer County website.
  • Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water. For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.
  • Senior Tax Freeze Program: The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year (the current application year is 2018).More details are attached.
  • Lawrence Township Home Improvement Program: Lawrence Township is accepting applications for participation in its municipally sponsored home improvement program for low and moderate-income families. Your name can be added to the waiting list by calling Lawrence Township’s consultant, Affordable Housing Administrators at: (732) 892-4292. See the attached for more details.
  • Trenton Water Works Letter Attached is a public notice (English and Spanish) that is being mailed today to TWW’s 63,000 customers regarding the water utility’s failure to rectify the Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) issue within a year.
  • New Landscaper Registration Policy: A newly passed Ordinance, 2307-18 requires all landscaping contractors who perform work in Lawrence Township to complete a registration form. Please click here for additional details and form.
  • 2018 Property Tax Information for Income Tax purposes can be found by clicking the link to ONLINE TAX SEARCH.
  • Social Security Scam Alert! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. For more details see the attached.
  • Do Not Feed Black Bears: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced the launch of a campaign in its efforts to help residents learn more about living with black bears and the risks of feeding them. Please click here for the Press Release.
  • DEP Offers Safety Tips as Bears Leave Their Dens in Search of Food: It is important for residents who live in "bear country" to be aware of steps they can take to reduce chances of bears coming onto their property. Please see Press Release. Additional information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Carbon Monoxide - Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas and is dangerous and can have deadly effects. Please click here to read NJ Poison Information News Release.
    • 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.

WHAT'S NEW ONLINE

  • Municipal Manager's Blog
    Follow Kevin Nerwinski on his new weekly blog to hear about topics important or of interest to our residents.

  • Online Tax Payment
    Pay your property taxes online. VIsa and Mastercard ONLY. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Sewer Payment
    Pay your sewer bill online. Visa and MastercARD only. (Should you have questions or problems, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041)

  • Online Tax Search
    Look up your tax payment history and what you currently owe.

  • Online Property Search
    Find property data such as Yard Waste and Garbage Collection zones for your residence.

  • Organic RecyclingCurbside Organic Recycling

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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)

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