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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Mosquito Spraying - Please be advised that Mercer County Mosquito Control will be spraying in certain areas of Lawrence Township this week. Please click here for further information.
  • MCIA Event - The Mercer County Improvement Authority is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, September 29, 2018 between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. at the Dempster Fire School on Lawrence Station Road. Please click here for further details.
  • Community Day - The Lawrence Township Community Day will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Village Park. Please see this flyer for event details. Lawrence Township businesses may register to be a vendor by clicking this link.
  • Trenton Water Works Forum - Trenton Water Works officials along with the Mayor of Trenton will be hosting a community forum on October 18, 2018 from 7pm to 9 pm at the Lawrence Senior Center.  It will be an opportunity for TWW to explain the steps it is taking to improve the quality of water it is delivering to its customers and to answer questions. You may click here for a list of Public Education Forums being held.
  • Economic Development Awards - Every year, the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee, in conjunction with the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, conducts an awards program. The awards will be presented in seven categories. The awards are given to businesses, individuals, and civic groups that have enhanced the community in a special way: for job growth, expanding the tax base of the Township, building or renovating a structure that improves the quality of life in the community, or by participating in local activities that benefit the Township and its residents. The program will take place the morning of Wednesday, October 10, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM. The location is the Cobblestone Creek Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. For more details on this year's recipients see the attached.
  • Press Release: The Township of Lawrence and Sheft Associates, Inc. have reached an agreement for the acquisition of property at 2420 Brunswick Pike. Please see full press release.
  • Up Coming Road Work- Mercer County DOT has begun the the bridge replacement on Bakers Basin Road.  This will necessitate the full closure of Bakers Basin Road at the bridge location.  The closure applies to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. Click here for more information.
  • Tax Payments - Please be advised that the online tax and sewer credit card payment system is in "test mode" ONLY. We will advise residents as soon as it goes live.
  • Cat License Renewal Notice - September is cat license renewal month. All cats seven months and older must be licensed by September 30, 2018. Click here for the cat application license. Click here for additional details. If you have any questions regarding the licensing procedure, please contact the Clerk's Office at 609-844-7000.
  • Fall Rabies Clinic - The Lawrence Township Health Department is holding a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the National Guard Armory on Eggert Crossing Road. Please click here for the flyer and further details. If you have any questions, please contact the Animal Control Officer at 609-844-7092.
  • DVRPC Grant - Lawrence Township received a grant from Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to develop plans for the Brunswick Pike Streetscape Project. See the full Press Release.
  • Public Notice Regarding Required Trenton Water Works Mailing Due to Previous HAA5 Violation: Lawrence Township residents who receive drinking water from Trenton Water Works will soon receive a required mailing regarding a previous HAA5 violation. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that this is NOT an emergency situation and that there is NOTHING FOR RESIDENTS TO DO (meaning that residents do NOT need to boil water and do NOT need to take corrective actions). Rather, the mailing is required because the public has a right to know about the previous violation. The mailing suggests that individuals with specific health concerns and/or those who may be in an at-risk health category should consult with their doctor/health care provider. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIOLATION NOTICE Should residents have any further questions, they should contact Trenton Water Works at 609.989.3055.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Lanterfly Alert - The USDA has issued the attached Pest Alert for Lanternfly the latest invasive pest that threatens other plant life. If allowed to spread in the United States, this pest could seriously harm the country’s grape, orchard, and logging industries. What to look for and how to report sightings of the LanternFly are shown here.
  • Tips to Reduce Mosquito Population: With a wet spring coupled with the arrival of a hot summer, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding property owners of common-sense steps they can take to help reduce mosquito populations and the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses. The attached is from DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe.
  • 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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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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