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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

  • Tax Bills- Please be advised that the tax bills will be mailed out in about two weeks. They will be due on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. If you have additional questions, please call the Tax Collector at 609-844-7041.
  • Potentially Harmful Algal Bloom In Colonial Lake - As a precautionary measure the Lawrence Health Department and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are advising the public to avoid coming in contact with the water in the lake, keep animals away from the water and not eat any fish caught in Colonial Lake and the Shabakunk Creek due to the possibility of harmful algal blooms in the Lake. Please click here to read the complete press release and a detailed fact sheet.
  • National Night Out- Lawrence Township Police Department is hosting the 2017 National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Township Municipal Building. See flyer for more information.
  • Execessive Heat Warnings - During the next couple of days New Jersey will be under an execessive heat warning. Elderly ressidents should use extreme caution. If you have elderly family members or neighbors, please take a moment to check on them. You may go to this link for additional 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.
  • 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.
  • Central Park: You may have noticed some activity recently in Central Park. A new park storage building is being built. This will increase the storage capacity for the recreational leagues in the Township. In addition, along side of that building an inclusonary playground is being constructed.
  • 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 has begun 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 - On or about Thursday, July 6th, Route 206 will be closed in both directions for approximately four months 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.

Receive community information instantly! Sign up at Nixle.com today! It's quick, easy and secure. Click on the logo above!

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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