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Road Improvement ProjectsWantage Township has various road improvement projects being undertaken, which will take place during the next two weeks. The anticipated start date is September 9, when improvements to South Shore Drive will begin. When that street is complete, the contractor will move on to Neepaulin Drive. During the week of September 14–18 a section of Pidgeon Hill Road will be improved and then the contractor will move on to Lower Unionville Road. All projects are anticipated for completion by September 18. Please plan alternate routes when you travel, to avoid delays and inconvenience
Warning - Do Not Do Business with Unlicensed PeddlersAs happens from time to time, We once again received a report of an individual attempting to sell meat from a truck to a Wantage citizen.
Such efforts to sell food items - or other services - door-to-door turn up in Wantage every so often. This type of solicitation is usually presented by the person saying that he has "completed his deliveries for the day" and had some extra inventory, and he wants to know if you want to buy it at a discount.
While the purchase of products through the Internet represents a valid and private business transaction, the act of knocking on some one's door in Wantage Township and offering to sell them something that they did not order represents an act of Peddling.
If any one knocks on your door and offers to sell you something, ask to see their Peddler's Permit. If they do not have a Wantage Township Peddler Permit, these individuals have not paid their fees to Wantage; they may not be registered with the State of New Jersey for Sales Tax compliance; they have not obtained a Food Handling Permit, so there is no protection for you regarding the safety of the food they sell you; and, they are taking commerce away from the legitimate Wantage Township businesses and farmers who pay their taxes in Wantage and rely on us to stay in business.
Please remember that you are not obliged to open your door to an unknown person, and you should act with caution whenever some one offers to sell you food, repave your driveway, clean your gutters, or any other service which you have not requested. If they are a legitimate business person, they will be willing to leave you with their contact information or send it to you in the mail and do business with you another day, if you choose to contact them. Do not accept suggestions of "good deals if you act now." Any such representations should raise a yellow flag of caution. If the offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Suspicious activity involving the offering of such services should be reported to the New Jersey State Police at 973-383-1515.
Avoid Phone ScamsArticle on how to avoid phone scams
Lake Neepaulin NoticeLake Neepaulin opened to the general public on July 1. Please remember:
FISHING: Catch and release policy. Anyone age 16 and older must have a valid NJ Fishing License in their possession.
BOATING: Rowboats, canoes, kayaks, inflatable boats, paddle boats, sailboats, and boats with electric motors are allowed.
NO BOAT MAY OPERATE A GAS MOTOR
NO ATV’S OR OFF ROAD VEHICLES
THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING
PETS MUST BE LEASHED * CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PETS
TRASH: This is a carry in, carry out facility. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community clean.
In accordance with the powers granted in Section 4.B of Ordinance 2015-06, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, NO SWIMMING REGULATIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT. ALSO, NO BOAT STORAGE ON SITE IS PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Park opens at dawn, closes at dusk. When gates are locked, park is closed.
Gypsy Moth NoticeIs your property experiencing heavy infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars? Do you see heavy infestation in property near you? The NJ State Department of Agriculture provides the following phone number for local residents to report heavy infestations: 609-406-6939 (Dept of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry.)
Redevelopment PlanA preliminary investigation regarding the designation of a proposed area in need of redevelopment known as the Route 23 Redevelopment Area.
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How Does Wantage Township Inform Citizens About Emergencies And Other Important Public Notifications?See Mayor's Notes
Ongoing Points of InterestWe 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