THE BOROUGH OF HOPATCONG MUNICIPAL BUILDING
111 River Styx Road, Hopatcong, NJ 07843 Telephone (973) 770-1200 Police (973) 398-5000 Emergency is 911

EVENING HOURS

The Borough will continue to have evening hours
to accommodate its residents in 2014.
Evening hours will be from 5pm to 7pm
on the following dates:

February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
 
June 26
September 25
October 23

FREE TREE SEEDLINGS FOR HOPATCONG RESIDENTS

Saturday, April 19, 2014
9am to 2pm
Hopatcong Borough Hall Parking Lot

The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign will Provide
"Free Tree Seedlings"

For more information: Click Here


APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

Hopatcong's Town Hall Meeting
April 24, 7:00pm
Borough Hall

LEARN HOW TO HELP YOURTH STAY ALCOHOL-FREE

For more information: Click Here
To RSVP, Please Contact Tina at 973-383-4787


EARTH DAY GUIDED NATURE HIKE 2014

Saturday, April 26; 10am (rain date: May 4)
Roland May Eves Mountain Inlet Sanctuary

Sponsored by the Hopatcong Environmental Commission

Come Celebrate Earth Day by getting outdoors to enjoy nature
and became familiar with the biodiversity of our surroundings.
The hike will be guided and narrated by Cliff Lundin.

Please Call 973-770-0461, If you are Interested in Attending.


HOPATCONG WOMAN'S CLUB ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

April 27, 2014
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Perona Farms

Perona Farms is located at
350 Andover-Sparta Avenue, Andover Township
Luncheon, prizes and fashions by Coldwater Creek

For more information Call Cindy at 973-398-3980 Or Click Here

For Press Release Click Here


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER CEREMONY

Thursday, May 1st
12:00pm Noon
Maxim Glen Park

The National Day of Prayer
calls on all people of different faiths in the United States
to pray for the nation and its leaders.
Please Join Us.


RABIES CLINIC FOR DOGS AND CATS

Saturday, May 3rd
9am to 12pm
Hopatcong Senior Center

For Information Call 973-770-1200 Option # 4


SHRED DAY

Saturday, May 3rd
9am to 12pm
DPW Parking Lot

On-Site "Mobile Shredding" for All Paper Documents
Residents are limited to 30lbs. each.


HOPATCONG BOROUGH WIDE GARAGE SALE

May 3, - May 4, 9am - 6pm
Rain or Shine

To Fill Out an Application Form: Click Here


PUBLIC HEARING

May 6, 2014
7:30 PM
Senior Center

Re-examination of the Master Plan and
River Styx Form Based Code Copies
are available at Borough Hall / Municipal Clerk

For the Re-examination Report: Click Here

For the Form Based Code: Click Here


LAKE HOPATCONG BLOCK PARTY
A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE LAKE HOPATCONG COMMUNITY

Saturday, May 10
10am - 5pm
Hopatcong State Park

You won't want to miss this fun-filled day of activities for all ages.
Presented by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation

For more information: Click Here


MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE
Saturday, May 10
9am to 5pm
Northwood Engine Co. # 2

Sponsored by Northwood Engine Company # 2
Ladies Auxiliary
The Northwood Engine Co. #2
is at Maxim Drive & Indian Trail

For more information: Click Here


AN EVENING OF SOLID GOLD
FEATURING JOHNNY CONTARDO

Former Lead Singer of Shanana
May 17, 7:30pm
St. Jude Church Hall

For Ticket information: Click Here


HUDSON FARM CLUB SPRING CHARITY HIKE

May 17, 2014
Hudson Farm

Hudson Farm is located at 270 Stanhope-Sparta Road
Hike will take place rain or shine.
Hikers may enter the trail between 7:30am & 11:30am
(Registration begins at 7am at Hudson Farm)

For More Information: Click Here


E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
34 South Route 94 Lafayette, NJ 07848

2014 Dates: 3/15, - 5/3, - 7/26 - 10/11

For more Information: Click Here


DINOSAUR STOMP
5K / WALK FAMILY FUN DAY

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Modick Park

8:30 am registration 5K starts at 10 am

For more Information and Registration Form: Click Here


A TRIP TO MAINE OPEN TO ALL SENIORS

May 12-15, 2015
Deadline March 20

Sponsored by Hopatcong Seniors Inc.
(Open to all Seniors)

Featuring Tours of Portland & Kennebunkport
Four days and three nights
May 12 - 15, 2014

$464.00 Double Occupancy Deadline March 20

For more information Call 973-398-2217 Or Click Here


2014 LAKE HOPATCONG FOUNDATION GALA

Saturday, July 19
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club

For more information,
please call Lauren Rossi at 973-663-2500


HOPATCONG POUND PROJECT INC.

Pet Photo Contest First prize $100.00

For Entry Form: Click Here


TAX RETURNS FOR SENIORS

Free of Charge
Call John Maine for Appointment
(973) 945-2872


HOPATCONG WOMAN'S CLUB
"Career Development Award"

The Hopatcong Woman's Club is offering a
"Career Development Award"
In the amount of $500 to a female Hopatcong resident
who is planning to return to school.
The applicant must be 25 years old or older.

Please call Norma Rung, Education Chair, at 973-398-4948
or email at normarung@yahoo.com for an application.
The application will be mailed to you.
The completed application must be received by March 28, 2014.


NEW HONEYWELL ALERT SYSTEM

FOR THE BOROUGH OF HOPATCONG

The Borough Of Hopatcong has recently implemented an
Emergency Communication System called "Hopatcong Alert."
This system allows us to send general and emergency communications
to our residents as needed.

If we have your e-mail address we have also e-mailed you
registration instructions to reference if needed.

To Sign Up Click Here


BURN A LITTLE WISER IN SUSSEX COUNTY

The Sussex County Department of Environmental and
Public Health Services would like to remind residents to take
measures for reducing residential wood smoke.

If done properly, wood burning can be a safe and economical
heating method. Season your wood outdoors during dry summer months,
store wood outdoors, stacked off the ground, and covered on top.
Start your fires with newspaper and dry kindling or another option
would be to install a log lighter in your fireplace.
Never burn household garbage, painted wood, ocean driftwood,
or wet wood in your burning appliance.

For Additional Important Information:
Click Here


STANHOPE AREA MOMS CLUB

Serving Moms in Stanhope, Netcong, Hopatcong & Byram,
We are a support group for you, the at-home mother of today.
Whether you are home full time, part time or run
a home business, we are here for you!

MOMS Club® is an international organization designed for
at-home mothers everywhere. We help you to feel good about
your decision to stay at home with your child(ren)
and give you the opportunity to share in activities with
other at-home mothers and their children.

Contact us for more information at: moms.24x7@gmail.com

Or check us out at: StanhopeAreaMomsClub.com


TAX APPEALS FOR 2014

Tax Appeal Deadline for 2014 is April 1, 2014

Applications are available at the Sussex County Tax Board


FOOD BOX COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Jolin Food Box Program

The food you can purchase is restaurant quality
but offered to you at wholesale prices.
The Food Box Program can reduce your overall food bill.
You can order the monthly food box from Byram Bay Christian Church.

For more information and order forms go to:
outreach@bbccchurch.org

Also more Information:
Click Here


HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

An assistance program that provides funds to help
eligible households to meet their heating and cooling needs.

For more information visit website:
www.norwescap.org/help_program_details.php?ID=9


FOOD PANTRIES

Opening date: The first week in April
The Church of the Hills
3545 Route 206, Far Hills, NJ
Saturdays 11am – 1pm

A New Food Bank that supplies meat, produce,
dairy and groceries will be available soon.

Contact: Andrew Liput, 973-975-8434

For a List of Food Pantries in Sussex County:
Click Here


WE ARE NOW ON-LINE

Attention: Homeowners and Banks Please Visit
www.hopatcong.org Click menu item "On-line Payments"
View Tax/Water or Sewer Information
Make Payments for Taxes, Water and Sewer.

Credit Cards can only be used On-line.
They are not accepted in the Tax Office at Borough Hall.

For information call 973-770-1200 option #2

For more information:
Click Here


LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSITANCE PROGRAM

The Department of Community Affairs recently announced
that supplemental benefits are available through the
federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Eligible households do not need to reapply, the benefits are
available because there was an increase in funding.

For more information:
Click Here


IMPORTANT REMINDER

Please remember to change the batteries
in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
It is important that theses life saving devices work now
more than ever, in the wake of the extreme weather
we have been experiencing in recent months.

Rich Cook, Chief Fire Marshal


NEW JERSEY HOMEKEEPER PROGRAM

The Homekeeper Program offers financial help
to homeowners who are in danger of losing their home as
a direct result of unemployment or underemployment.

click here for more information


THE NEW JERSEY HOMEKEEPER PROGRAM

This program is funded through a federal grant
from the United States Treasury's Hardest Hit fund.

For additional information visit  NJHomeKeeper.gov

click here for more information


NEW JERSEY FERTILIZER LAW

A new law has gone into effect which regulates
the requirements for using fertilizer in New Jersey.

click here for more information


SUSSEX COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

OFFERS SUSSEX COUNTY WOMEN'S HEALTH SCREENINGS

Access the flyer below
Sussex County Women's Health Screenings


IN HONOR OF OUR TROOPS:

The Borough wants to publicly recognize all of our residents who are currently serving in the armed forces and those who have served in the past, on a special page of our new website called "In Honor Of Our Troops." Please enclose a digital (non-returnable) photograph or e-mail a jpg version of the photo to spetillo@hopatcong.org. Please include a photograph and the information on the form obtainable below about any member of the armed forces from Hopatcong. If desired, you can attach a brief biography up to a maximum of 290 characters including blank spaces and punctuation marks, on the space included on this form.

Thank you for your help.
Please
click here for the form.

THE REMEMBRANCE PAGE:

The Borough wants to publicly recognize anyone who died while in the armed forces who was from Hopatcong on a special page of our new website called "The Remembrance Page". If available, please enclose a digital (non-returnable) photographor e-mail a jpg version of the photo to spetillo@hopatcong.org. Please include a photograph and the information on the form obtainable below. If desired, you can attach a brief biography up to a maximum of 290 characters including blank spaces and punctuation marks, on the space included on this form.

Thank you for your help.
Please
click here for the form.

MEETING BY-LAWS

Borough meetings to be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order, and at the discretion of the Mayor or presiding Officer.

Public Comment Period (s) shall provide an opportunity for each individual to speak for five (5) minutes, and when appropriate as determined by the presiding official, an extension may be granted. Members of the governing body may respond to the individual if they so chose at the conclusion of the Public Comment Period. Any and all comments should be addressed to the governing Body, not to the general public and delivered in a civil and non-provocative manner. The governing body shall by motion close the public comment period by a majority vote. The Public Comment Period shall not exceed one (1) hour unless approved by a majority vote of the governing body.

Adopted: Resolution #19-10 Date: January 6, 2010


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Borough is looking for volunteers to join our "Firewise Communities Program." This program is intended to serve as a resource for local agencies and fire departments who are working toward a common goal: reduce loss of lives, property, and resources to wildland fire by building and maintaining communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings. Volunteers are needed to hand out flyers, register people at the recycling center, help organize Firewise Day, assist the chairman in writing progress reports and other activities.

If you are interested or need more information
Please contact Scott Wallis at 973-229-2560 or at his e-mail
whmr@optonline.net


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

To deliver Meals on Wheels to frail homebound seniors
in the town of Hopatcong on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Just an hour of your time and a smile are all that are required
for this rewarding community effort.
Meals are delivered between 10:30 and 12 noon.

Please call the MOWs office at (973) 209-0123
for more information on the application process
Thank you!!


SUSSEX COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES QUICK GUIDE

click here for more information


HOPATCONG SENIORS: COME AND JOIN THE
GOLDEN LUNCH BUNCH AT THE CIVIC CENTER

Located on Lakeside Blvd.
Seniors who want a change of scenery by getting out of the house
for a few hours a day. A Light Breakfast and a Great Lunch.
Make New Friends and Partake in Fun Activities.
Bus Transportation Available.

9am-2pm, Monday thru Friday
for more information please call
Donna at (973) 398-9111


FACING FORECLOSURE OR DELINQUENT
MORTGAGE PAYMENTS ?

please contact link below for assistance:
http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/njhope


"EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS"

click here for more information


THE HOPATCONG POUND

Is in need of towels, blankets, food for dogs or cats, kitty litter,
and any cleaning supplies which include bleach.
please drop off your donations at the pound between the
10:30am to 2:30pm weekdays and 10:00am to 12pm on weekends.

Thank you very much.


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