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URGENT PUBLIC MEETING: NWS EARLE HOUSING RENTAL TO GENERAL PUBLIC – 1/17/2017 @ 6 P.M.

COLTS NECK HIGH SCHOOL, 59 FIVE POINT ROAD (CORNER ROUTE 537)

Dear Neighbor,

Naval Weapons Station Earle has informed Colts Neck Township and the surrounding communities of a plan to rent housing on the Base to members of the general public.  Currently, the Department of Defense has put a 60-day temporary stay on the proposal, expiring on February 1st. I’m writing to invite you to an open public meeting on this issue, scheduled for 6PM on January 17th at Colts Neck High School located 59 Five Points Road in Colts Neck Township. I will be joined by local officials to hear directly from members of the general public.

I am in steadfast opposition to this proposal based on the safety and financial concerns I have heard from local leaders and residents. It is imperative that you attend this important public hearing. The current proposal is a dangerous one. I do not believe that members of the general public should to be granted access to an active military weapons installation. To that end, I have introduced legislation in the State Senate urging our State officials to use all powers necessary to halt the Department of Defense’s initiative. Your county and local governments have also taken strong stands against this proposal and we are now seeking your voice so the Department of Defense can hear directly from those impacted the most.

I hope that you will stand with me on the premise that allowing non-military personnel onto an active military weapons installation is not in the best interests of this area’s safety. Please join us at 6PM, January 17th at Colts Neck HS.

Sincerely,

Senator Jennifer Beck

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING – CURBSIDE COLLECTION 1/9-31/2017

The Township will be collecting once live Christmas trees placed curbside (not in the roadway) beginning January 9, 2017 through January 31, 2017.  Trees should be free of decorations (lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland, etc.) and have no root balls attached.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 732-462-7998.

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2017 RECYCLING CONTRACT – SAKOUTIS BROTHERS DISPOSAL INC.

The 2017 contract for Recycling Services remains with Sakoutis Brothers Disposal Inc. through December 31, 2017.

A new recycling newsletter indicating collection dates will be posted on this website and mailed to your residence during the month of January 2017.  Collection dates for the four  zones within the Township for January 2017 are as follows:

Zone 1 (Monday) – January 9, January 23

Zone 2 (Thursday) – January 12, January 26

Zone 3 (Monday) – January 2, January 16, January 30

Zone 4 (Thursday) – January 5, January 19

Any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works, 732-462-7998.

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TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

2016/2017 Tax Rate Certification

First quarter 2017 taxes are due February 1, 2017.  To avoid interest payments for the first quarter, your tax payment must be processed by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Friday, February 1, 2017.

“State Statute N.J.S.A. 54:4-64.3) The validity of any tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall not be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a tax bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessments against him or his property.”

Please contact the Township’s Tax Collector’s Office, 732-462-5470, prompt #2, with any tax payment questions.

The Township taxpayer now has several options for tax payment. For Tax Payment options, click here.

After hours payments (checks only) may be left in the drop box at Town Hall.

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TOWNSHIP’S SNOW REMOVAL POLICIES – 2016-2017 SEASON

For the Township’s snow removal policies for the years 2016 and 2017, please click on the link below:

SNOW REMOVAL POLICIES – 2016-2017

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DEER MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF COLTS NECK

On September 14, 2016 the Township Committee adopted a resolution amending the discharge ordinance (Ordinance #2016-17).  Hunting will now be permitted on “parcels of three (3) acres or larger” which may be “aggregated continuous acreage of more than one landowner”. This is a step forward designed to reduce the deer population and result in fewer motor vehicle accidents, reduced incidents of Lyme disease, reduced loss to agriculture and damage to property.

What is required to meet the amended ordinance?

  1. Applicable to private property only.
  2. Hunters will possess all appropriate licenses and zone permits issued by NJ State Fish &Wildlife Division for hunting white-tailed deer.
  3. Written permission from all pertinent landowners must be in hunters’ possession while hunting. NO exceptions.

Questions?  e-mail the Wildlife Committee:  coltsneckwildlifecommittee@gmail.com

 

Ordinance 2016-17 – Amendment to the “No Discharge Municipal Code

DEP News Release – Deer Rutting Season 

 

 

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Colts Neck Emergency Notifications – Swift 911, Facebook & Twitter Sites

All residents are urged to subscribe to the Township’s Swift 911 Emergency Notification System.

See home page link (under home page calendar) for additions and updates .

The Township’s emergency notification system is free of charge to subscribers, and the information collected is not used for any purpose other than emergency notifications.

For Facebook and Twitter updates, “like” us at:

Police Department:  Facebook:  Colts Neck Township Police      Twitter:  twitter@coltsneckpolice

OEM:  Facebook:  Colts Neck OEM

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JCP&L ON-LINE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION UPDATES

For the latest in JCP&L emergency notification system updates, click on the following link:

JCPL Emergency Notification System Updates

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ENERGY AGGREGATION (CNCEA) PROGRAM, TRI EAGLE ENERGY, LP

Beginning with the late December 2016 reading to be billed in January, TriEagle Energy LP is the supplier of electric energy under the Township’s Energy Aggregation Program for the next 24 months.  They have replaced ConEd Solutions.

The Colts Neck Energy Aggregation Program, Round II, now has its own location within this website.

Please visit “Information” “Energy Aggregation Program, Round II” for most current information.

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“SHOP SMALL” AT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

The professionals and merchants of Colts Neck Township are here to assist you by providing a wide variety of  services and products to meet your needs during the holidays and throughout the year, all within a few miles from home.

Stop by or contact your local businesses for a fine blend of professional services, products and home town hospitality.

Colts Neck Business Directory

Colts Neck Business Association

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