Welcome to Wantage
Wantage Town Hall will close at Noon today, due to weather conditions.The Wantage governing body wishes every one a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.
Storm Notices from Electric Companies
The forecast calls for up to nine inches of wet snow in much of the northern half of New Jersey starting Wednesday morning and continuing into the evening. Heavy snow can snap tree limbs—damaging power lines and causing outages. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative Customers:
If you need to report an outage to SREC, please contact 1(877) 504-6463. You can also text an outage. To do so, you first need to have your cell phone number in the SREC database. Go to http://www.sussexrec.com/outages.asp. The instructions will give you all the details.
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who are without power can call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. A free smartphone app to report outages and access information and services related to their electric accounts is availabe for iPhones and Android smartphones (keyword "FirstEnergy"). Customers can use FirstEnergy’s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages. Text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to get started. For updated information on the company’s current outages and storm restoration process go to www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.
How Does Wantage Township Inform Citizens About Emergencies And Other Important Public Notifications?
The Mayor and Committee utilize a variety of methods to get the word out.
One way is through the Township Facebook page, so feel free to share our posts and encourage others to Friend Request us.
Another way is by posting the information on the Wantage Township website, at www.wantagetwp.com.
Wantage also maintains a "Blast E-mail chain" to send out notifications. If you are not already on this list, you can send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be included. HOWEVER, please understand that placing your E-mail on this distribution list renders your E-mail address a matter of public record, which must be disclosed by the Township if any one requests the list. For some people, that is not a concern. But if you wish to keep your E-mail address private, you should not join this distribution list, and instead check the Facebook and Website pages for notifications.
Wantage Township will also distribute Press Releases to media outlets (NJ Herald, WSUS, Star Ledger, Advertiser North). These notices may not reach you in a timely manner for time sensitive emergencies, but they are included as a matter of due diligence.
A new feature being rolled out by Wantage Township is called the CodeRed emergency notification system, which has been organized by the Sussex County Office of Emergency Management under the supervision of Sheriff Mike Strada. In situations of emergencies, your home telephone will receive a recorded message alerting you to the situation and offering information available. If you do not have a land line telephone, or if you would like to receive these notifications by E-mail, text message, or cell phone contact, you can visit the following site and register:https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/EC48B6E1819C
Please note: you do not have to register for CodeRed notifications on your telephone land line. These notifications are automatic and require no action from you to receive them.
During regular office hours you may contact Wantage Town Hall at 973-875-7192 for further information as well.
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Winter Parking Regulations
From November 15 through April 15, parking is prohibited on the public streets of Wantage between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Do not park a vehicle on any Township Street or part thereof when there is snow or ice on the surface of the road.
Special Meeting Scheduled
A special meeting of the Mayor and Committee shall be held at 7 p.m. on December 2. The purpose of the meeting shall be to hold interviews with prospective candidates for the position of Municipal Court Judge. public notice
The Mayor and Committee meeting scheduled for December 11 has been rescheduled to December 4. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. public notice
Ongoing Points of Interest
We at Wantage Town Hall often are asked the following questions, being on-going points of information the general public is interested in knowing:
- Is my property in a flood zone?
- Where is my polling place for voting on election day?
- Are there wetlands on my property?
- How can I keep track of County road and bridge closures?
- Where are Dedicated Open Space properties in my town?
- Where are Farmland Preserved Properties located in my town?
This and other information is available through the County of Sussex, by using the following link: http://sussex.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html We always welcome your phone calls, but in some cases, the local government is not in a position to have the data or information you are seeking. In those situations, we would direct you to search the above resource. Try out the above link, and keep it handy for the future in case you have questions on these topics. We hope this is helpful to you!
Continued best regards,
Wantage Township Mayor & Committee
Township Publishes Fall Newsletter
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Notice: Construction Department Services Have Changed
Wantage Township has entered into an agreement with Hardyston Township; Hardyston Township will manage the Construction Department from the Hardyston Municipal Building. There will be limited office hours at the Wantage Municipal Building. See full notice.