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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

  • Holiday Food/Cooking Safety Tips - The attached flyer provides some pointers from the NJ Poison Control to insure a happy and safe holiday season.
  • Tax Sale - The Lawrence Township tax sale is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Municipal Building. Click here to see notice.
  • Boards and Committees Vacancies - Volunteers are currently needed to serve on the following Township boards and committees: Affordable Housing Board, Cable Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Construction Board of Appeals (Architect, Fire and Plumber), Environmental Resources and Sustainability Green Advisory Committee, Growth and Redevelopment Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Human Relations Advisory Committee, Municipal Alliance on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Shade Tree Advisory Committee.
  • New Jersey Safe Stops - New Jersey has instituted a new "Safe Stops" initiative to make every traffic stop end safely for all those involved. This information will instruct the public about what to do and not do during a traffic stop. Please go to this link for specific information: nj.gov/oag/safestopnj/tips
  • AGE TO PURCHASE TOBACCO- Effective November 1, 2017 the age to purchase smoking products in the state of New Jersey will be 21. For more details see the attached.
  • Road Work on Keefe Road - Mercer County will begin bridge repair work on Keefe Road on or about Monday, November 6. Please click here for further information.
  • 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.
  • 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. .

  • 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.
  • 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 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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