COLTS NECK SWIFT 911 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
All residents are urged to sign up for the Colts Neck Swift 911 Emergency Notification System. Please go to the “On-Line Services” section of this website, and click the on-line portal to register or revise Swift 911 notifications.
JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT – EMERGENCY PLANS
JCP&L has issued its plans for the possible impact of Hurricane Joaquin, as follows:
JCP&L Plans for Potential Hurricane Joaquin
JCP&L customers have four options to report a power outage:
• Visit Facebook.com/JCPandL and click the “Report an Outage” tab
• Sign up for text messaging with JCP&L and text “OUT” from your mobile phone
• Visit the 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.com using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to speak with a JCP&L representative or visit jcp-l.com/connect
MONMOUTH COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANS
With the possibility of a storm heading to New Jersey this weekend, the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management is urging residents to prepare and has provided a list to plan and prepare for this or any storm:
Residents Urged to Plan, Prepare and Stay Informed
RESIDENTS WITH GENERATORS
Residents with natural gas generators are urged to have two to three cans of oil available in the event of power outage. The relatively small generator motors do use oil once operational, and the oil level should be checked to ensure optimum efficiency. As always, your installer, servicing company, and/or generator manufacturer should be consulted on the maintenance and operation of your generator.
Areas 1, 2, 3 AND 4 are completed as of October 1, 2015.
Property owners must remove all brush currently placed in the street or on the right of way or in sight from the curb immediately – written warnings and summons will be issued.
Brush collection will resume April 2016, and collection dates will be posted on the Public Works section of this website.
On September 23, 2015, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch
Ground water levels in some areas of Colts Neck have dropped substantially.
All residents are urged to conserve water usage from the private wells serving the Township.
For ways to conserve, please click on the following link:
WATER CONSERVATION TIPS
Overuse of wells could lead to the need to lower the pump, replace the pump with a stronger one to pull water from deeper in the ground, or replace the well because it has been damaged.
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold two regional auctions Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1, for farm leases on land owned by the DEP, managed by the State Park Service and spread across a dozen state parks, forests and recreation areas.
For detailed information, click on the following link:
Farm Lease Auctions – Detailed Information
The link below summarizes the project application to reconstruct the bridge on CR 537 and Slope Brook.
A complete copy of the application submitted to NJDEP is on file at Town Hall for on-site viewing.
Written comments are due by October 20, 2015.
Reconstruction CR537 Slope Brook Bridge
With the support of the Township’s Shade Tree Commission, Dr. Gordon Boak, Shade Tree Commission member, identified at least 40 different species of trees within the Town Hall Core Site. By Resolution 2014-132, the Township Committee endorsed the Shade Tree Commission’s efforts to establish a Level One Arboretum at the Town Hall Core Site. The Shade Tree Commission has received notification from Arbnet (www.arbnet.org), the National organization for arboretums, recognizing the Town Hall Core Site as a Level One Arboretum.
The arboretum map and the tagging of trees was begun in 2005 by resident Alec Bernstein as his Eagle Scout Project. (Alec has returned from studying clean water issues in India as a Fulbright Scholar.)
The following link is the updated guide to the many specimen trees located within the Town Hall Core Site.
In addition, the map is in the display case at the street level entrance to the Colts Neck Library.