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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Important Notice Regarding Yard Waste -

    Please be advised for the months of November and December yard waste collection is suspended. Crews will be collecting “LEAVES ONLY” in all four zones during November and December. No yard waste is permitted to be placed curbside during the months of November and December.  October’s Zone 1 and 2 brush collection has already been completed, no additional yard waste collection will take place in Zone 1 and 2 until January 2019.  Crews will complete yard waste in Zone 3 and 4 for October.

  • 2018 Flu Clinic - The Lawrence Township Health Department is hosting three flu clinics this fall. Please click here for the scheduled dates and additional information.
  • Trunk or Treat - The Lawrence Township Police Department is hosting their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 25 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. It is being held in the Lawrence High School parking lot. Click here for the flyer.
  • Driving Safety Tips - The Department of Environmental Protection would like to remind motorists to drive with extra caution as deer mating season gets under way. Please click here for the DEP press release with tips to help motorists stay safe on the roads.
  • Sewer Bills - The sewer bills were recently mailed to residents. They are due in the Tax Collectors Office by 4:30 p.m. on October 25, 2018. Any payment received after that date will be assessed a penalty charge.
  • Mosquito Control Information - Mercer County Mosquito Control would like residents to be reminded that with the recent rain and damp weather mosquitoes will continue to breed in our neighborhoods. Attached please find some ways to reduce mosquito risks and reminders about how to reduce mosquitoes and mosquito breeding conditions from your property.
  • 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.
  • Veterans Day: The Township of Lawrence will observe Veterans Day on November 11 with a program beginning at 11:00 am. This year's program will be held at the World War I Memorial in front of the Lawrence Township Municipal Building. This ceremony will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The attached flyer contains more details.
  • 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.
  • 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 - All cats seven months and older should be licensed by September 30, 2018. There will be no late fee assessed if you stop in before October 31 to license your cat. 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.
  • 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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