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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 Lead Notice: The Lawrence Township Health Officer has confirmed with the NJDEP and Trenton Water Works (TWW) that of the approximate 30 homes tested in the Township for lead levels in the drinking water, 3 came back with elevated limits. TWW believes based upon this test results that the elevated levels are relate to the pipes within the homes tested and it is not a system wide issue. NJDEP and TWW along with Township Officials are working together in response to these findings. TWW users in the Township have been issued a letter providing information and guidelines on how to address issues of elevated lead levels in drinking water and safeguards to follow. A link to more information is provided below here: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water
  • Tax Bills- Taxes are due in the Tax Collector's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The new tax amounts can be found on the "Online Tax Search" link in the upper right-hand corner of this page. If you have additional questions, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041.
  • Red White and Bang Kids Triathlon- This years triathlon will take place on Monday, September 4, 2017. Click here to view flyer or you may go to the Recreation Department home page for more details.
  • Inclusionary Playground Is Open- On July 11th, Lawrence Township, the Lawrenceville School and Mercer County representatives officially opened the new inclusionary playground at Central Park. We hope this playground provides everyone with the opportunity to engage in some fun with thier family and friends. Click here to see press release and a picture of Siara Mason cutting the ribbon at the event.
  • 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.
  • Mosquito Control Efforts - The Department of Environmental Protection is working closely with New Jersey's county mosquito control agencies to step up public education efforts to reduce mosquito-breeding habitats and combat illnesses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and the non-native Zika virus. Click here for Press Release.
  • Reduced 2017 Cost for Curbside Organic Collection Program!

    The 2017 cost to participate in this program has been reduced for all participants in the Curbside Organic Collection Program. For details and information on how to sign up, please click here. .

  • Blackwell Road - Mercer County continues the bridge repairs on Blackwell Road between Cold Soil Road and Federal City Road. The road will be closed 24/7 for approximately three months. Please following the posted detours.
  • NJDOT Route 206 Closure - Route 206 continues to be closed in both directions for until some time in the fall in order to complete the bridge project.   Please see important details from NJDOT regarding this closure.
  • 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 - Please contact Lawrence Township Fire Marshal's Office at 609-844-7018 to set up an appointment or for additional information regarding this program.
  • 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.
  • LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP 2015 REPORT OF AUDIT: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 has been submitted and accepted by the Lawrence Township Council. The 2015 CAFR contained no negative findings or recommendations on the fiscal activity of the Lawrence Township municipal government. See full the report Financial Audit for 2015.
  • 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

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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.

See full Press Release.

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 a 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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