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Notice of RoadworkPlease advised that the following streets in Wantage Township will be milled and paved. Expect delays; plan alternate routes:
All Roads in Clydesdale Ridge: 7/19, 7/20, 7/26 and 7/27
Pidgeon Hill Road, 7/21, and 7/22, 7/28 and 7/29
Layton Road: 7/25, 7/26, 8/1
Old Clove Road in Lake Neepaulin: 7/27, 8/2
Recreation July Meeting CancelledThe meeting of the Recreation Commission scheduled for July 27 has been cancelled.
Musicians Invited to Play at Talent ShowDo you or your group have musical talent you’d like to share?
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are seeking musicians to participate in their first-ever talent contest on the library’s outdoor stage. The talent show, SoundZ @ The Amp, will be held on Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m. Musicians of all kinds are welcome, including instrumental or vocal acts, solo performers, small groups, or bands. Adult and teen musicians can apply for a spot in the show by emailing the Friends’ music committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is Monday, July 25th. More information and the contest rules are available at the Friends’ website at friendsofswlibrary.org or at the library’s circulation desk. The contest will be judged by three members of the local music community. The winners will be invited to perform as the opening act to one of the Friends’ upcoming Thursdays at the Amp Concerts.
Wantage Man Leads State American LegionRoger Gengaro has been elected state commander of The American Legion, Department of New Jersey, the largest veterans organization in the state with about 48,000 members. read more
Wantage Royalty Named for 2016
|The annual Wantage pageants were held on Saturday, June 18. This year's Miss Wantage is Kelly M. Wask. The first runner-up is Taylor N. Hendrickson. Little Miss Wantage 2016 is Mackenzie J. Zollinger. Lorenzo Blanco was named Little Mr. Wantage 2016.|
Wantage Day 2016The annual Wantage Day event was held at Woodbourne Park on June 18. See photos
Fishing ContestBoy Scout Troop 153, in partnership with the Wantage Recreation Commission, held its first fishing contest at Lake Neepaulin on Saturday, June 11. Prizes were awarded for the biggest fish in each category of bass, perch, and sunfish. See results and photos.
Library Homebound ServicesWhen someone is ill or homebound, a good book can be a great comfort. The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are pleased to offer two free services to members of the Sussex-Wantage community. continued...
E-mail Address Dedicated to Recycling Facility ConcernsIn response to a request from Wantage Township, RER Supply has created a dedicated E-mail address for members of the public who wish to report a concern regarding the presence of odors being generated from its Route 23 Recycling facility, and/or any other concerns. read notice
Concerns about ATVs and Dirt BikesComplaints continue to be received from residents in various areas of the Township about illegal use of ATVs and dirt bikes on public roads and other people's private property. It is important for the message to be carried: Individuals violating this law will be prosecuted. If youths are involved, their parents will be held accountable. PLEASE! It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of courtesy. And IT IS A MATTER OF THE LAW. Keep ATV's and Dirt Bikes off public roads and property, and off the private property of people who have not given you permission for the use of their property.
Trimming Trees/Bushes on Public Rights of WayFrom time to time, the Township must trim hedges, bushes, tree branches, shrubbery and other forms of landscaping planted along the public right of way. If you have trees or bushes planted along the public right of way, and you do not want the Township to trim them, for fear that we may damage the plant or tree, please contact the Administrator's office at 973-875-7192. We will have a member of the Public Works Department come out and explain our needs, and if it is necessary to improve sight distance, we will allow you the opportunity to trim and prune the plants yourself, in a way that you find acceptable and will at the same time meet the needs of the public for safety along the roads. Please work with us on this issue! If we do not hear from you, and the public's safety is being compromised by sight distance problems, we will take appropriate action to prune and trim the branches and shrubs. Take a pro-active stance now to protect your curb-side landscaping, if you think this will be a problem or issue for you.
Do Not Do Business with Unlicensed PeddlersRead notice
Avoid Phone ScamsArticle on how to avoid phone scams
Redevelopment PlanA preliminary investigation regarding the designation of a proposed area in need of redevelopment known as the Route 23 Redevelopment Area.
Download the report PDF 8.5 MB Ordinance 2015-10
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