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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

  • 2016 Tax Sale is scheduled for Monday, December 12th at 10:00 a.m. and will take place in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building. See attached information.
  • Lawrence Township has received Silver status as a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community. See attached notice.
  • The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency are sponsoring a free Foreclosure Resource Event on December 12, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake. See flyer for additional information.
  • The New Jersey DEP has issued a press release concerning the designation of a Drought Warning throughout the majority of the State.
  • September is Cat License Renewal Month - If you have not licensed your cat yet, please come in this month as a late fee will be issued beginning December 1. Click here for the application. If you have any questions, please call the Clerk's Office at 609-844-7000.
  • PSE&G to Upgrade Aging Cast-Iron Gas Facilities in Lawrence - Public Service Electric and Gas will be working in Lawrence to replace older gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping - ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. See Press Release.
  • Jersey Fresh is a program of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to help farmers inform consumers about the availability and variety of fruits and vegetables grown in New Jersey. Click here for the jerseyfresh.nj.gov website.
  • Work is beginning again on the bridge over the Shipetaukin Creek on Carter Road. Carter Road will continue to be closed. Please follow posted detours. See attached for more information.
  • PSE & G will soon be working in our neighborhoods replacing gas lines. Please see the attached information from PSE & G for additional details.
  • Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Hisorical 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 stemps. See attached for additional information.
  • What You Need to Know about Coyotes and Foxes

    Despite being one of the most successful urban mammals, many people are surprised to see a coyote or fox in their backyard – and that surprise often leads to panic. The good news is that there really is not much to worry about! For more details use the attached link. .

  • 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.
  • Lawrence Curbside Organics Update!

    Lawrence Township provides residents, on an optional basis, the opportunity to compost their organic waste through a Curbside Organic Collection Program. See details.

  • Transco Garden State Expansion Project - Williams, which operates the natural gas pipeline known in our community as Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco), has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a project which includes modifications to existing Compressor Station 205 on Cold Soil Road. For more information click here.
  • Penn East Pipeline Company LLC has announced plans to construct a new pipeline to transport natural gas from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to an interconnection with the existing Transco pipeline in Hopewell Township, Mercer County. A formal application was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under docket number CP15-558-000. Lawrence Township has filed a motion to intervene as an interested party. To view the motion, please click here For the most recent project updates, click here. (updated 12-16-15)
  • Public Health Updates
    • Mosquito Control - To reduce the risks from mosquitoes to local residents, Mercer County Mosquito Control Office practices what is known as Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) to suppress mosquito populations in the County; therefore, both larval and adult surveillance programs are the backbone of the County's operations. See information provided from Mercer County.
    • Zika Virus - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel warning for pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant. For details, please visit the CDC website or contact your physician. Also see mosquito travel quidelines and information provided from Mercer County.
    • 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 approximately 1400 pounds of medication. See flyer for 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.
  • Home Owner Information
    • New Jersey HomeKeeper Program -Funded by a grant from the US Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund program details are available at www.njhomekeeper.gov or the call center at (855)-NJ-KEEP-1.
    • Hope Ownership Preservation Effort - NJ HOPE (Home Ownership Preservation Effort) provides information about resources available to homeowners delinquent in their mortgage payments, need counseling or have questions: www.state.nj.us/dobi/njhope
    • Flood Insurance Rate Maps The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps to incorporate engineering data and impacts from Hurricane Sandy. See attached letter for additional information.
  • 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.
  • The Townships of Ewing, Hopewell, West Windsor and Lawrence have joined together to investigate and evaluate Community Energy Aggregation programs. Please see information on the attached.

  • 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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