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We are pleased to announce Hampton Township's ISO rating has dropped! What does this mean? ISO (Insurance Service Office) creates a rating for fire departments and their communities . What this rating does is score how well your area is well protected by the fire department. We would like to thank Hampton Township's Fire Department in helping the Township's ratings drop. The lower the rating, the better protected we are! Because of the Fire Department's efforts, the cost of your Homeowner's Insurance should decrease. Currently, Hampton Township's Rating is 5/5Y. The 5 stands for 90% of the Township's dwellings are less than 5 miles from a reliable water source. The 5Y means we are at a 5 today and in the past an 8! f you have any questions, please call ISO at 1-800-444-4554.
All Hampton Township Committee & Board meetings will be full virtual through August 2021.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE The Hampton Township Committee will hold their regularly scheduled remote Meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Balesville, NJ 07860. The meeting can be accessed remotely, using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4919500389 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 491 950 0389). Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE The Hampton Township Committee will hold an in-person/remote Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Balesville, NJ 07860. The purpose of the meeting is to consider Solid Waste and Recycling Services. The meeting can be accessed remotely, if available, using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4919500389 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 491 950 0389). Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Committee will hold their Annual Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, prevailing time 7:00 PM at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860. The meeting will be held in-person and remotely. To access the meeting remotely use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4919500389 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 491 950 0389). Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD The Hampton Township Planning Board will hold their Reorganization Meeting via remote technology on January 20, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. Applications will be heard and Reorganizational matters will be discussed. To attend the meeting use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82227198123?pwd=WUFKV0hQQ1YvNmNxTlA5ZkRBUExyQT09 and use passcode: 629133 or to attend be phone dial: 929-205-6099, use Meeting ID: 822 2719 8123. Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Zoning Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. via remote ZOOM for the purpose of considering two (2) Resolutions regarding 21-03ZB; 274 Newton Swartswood Rd. and 21-04-ZB; 34 East Shore Rd. applications. The public may attend the meeting virtually using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83338450871?pwd=YWtQcDdDSlZiR1dQZ2lyRmtYQTB6UT09 and use passcode: 233529 or to attend by phone dial: 929-205-6099, use meeting ID: 833 3845 0871
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - Please take notice that the Hampton Township Zoning Board cancelled their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. All business will be carried to an in person meeting of the Township Zoning Board scheduled on Thursday December 2, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Remote access will be available for the public’s convenience when possible, however, the meeting will commence and continue even in the absence or interruption of remote access for any reason. The public may attend the meeting virtually using the following link:
https.//us02web zoom us/s/81750505083 and use passcode: 199179 or to attend by phone dial: 929-205-6099, use meeting ID: 817 5050 5083.
Remote Annual Reorganization Meeting
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF HEALTH PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Board of Health will hold their Annual Reorganization Meeting remotely on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Prevailing time 7:00 PM. To access the meeting remotely use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4402561511 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 440 256 1551). Formal action may be taken.
Special Remote Meeting
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Hampton Township Board of Health will hold a Remote Special Meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the BARKS Animal Shelter Application for Board of Health License. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To attend the meeting use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4402561511 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 440 256 1511). Formal action may be taken.
Remote Annual Reorganization Meeting
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP RECREATION COMMITTEE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Recreation Committee will hold their Annual Reorganization Meeting remotely on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Prevailing time 7:00 PM. To access the meeting remotely use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4402561511 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 440 256 1551). Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP RECREATION COMMITTEE PLEASE TAKE NOTE The Hampton Township Recreation Committee will cancel it's regular scheduled in-person meeting on November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Hampton Township Municipal Building, Baleville, NJ. All business will be carried over to the Annual Reorganization Meeting January 19, 2022 For convenience, you may access the meeting remotely by using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88631012039 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 886 3101 2039 Passcode: 787385); however, it you cannot access the meeting remotely for any reason, the meeting will continue in person. Formal action may be taken.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD MEETING CANCELLED : PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Planning Board cancelled their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. All business will be carried to virtual meeting via Zoom remote technology of the Township Planning Board scheduled on Thursday January 20, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. The public may attend the meeting virtually using the following link:
822 2719 8123 and use passcode: 629133 or to attend by phone dial: 929-205-6099, use meeting ID: 822 2719 8123.
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Free Tax Preparation
United Way of Northern NJ is asking for help to promote their Free Tax Preparation Program. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers tax free preparation to low and moderate-income residents and persons with disabilities who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.
The average cost for a paid tax preparer is $270 and is a large expense for someone already struggling to pay their bills. Many people, desperate for their refunds, are taken advantage of by unscrupulous tax prepares or take refund anticipation loans at high interest rates which significantly reduces their total refunds. The IRS Tax Law certified volunteers help individuals and families secure all eligible tax credits and get their full refund with no cost to them.
Please share the information below to anyone in the community you feel would benefit from this program.
If you would like more information sent electronically or would like to speak to someone about the tax program please email email@example.com or call (973)993-1160x529.0
Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Tim Dooley, Ms. Betsy Dewey, Karen Hansen (on behalf of Committeeman David Hansen), Mayor Philip Yetter, Committeewoman Eileen Klose and Committeeman Keith Gourlay
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Committeeman Ed Ramm and Mayor Tim Dooley.
Ms. Betsy Dewey
Little Free Library!
2022 Garbage/Recycling Change
Hampton Township is pleased to announce the new garbage and recycling contract with Blue Diamond. Starting January 2022, all residents will be collected by Blue Diamond. Blue Diamond may collect your garbage as early as 6 A.M. Please make sure it is out in time. Currently, the only change in the contract effects Monday's Collection. Below, you can see the new garbage collection schedule. Please work with us as a team to ensure a successful garbage transition and as always, do not hesitate to call the office with any questions.
Residents can directly contact Blue Diamond with any garbage and recycling questions or concerns at 973-598-9800.
Thank you to Retired Librarian Ms. Betsy Dewey, and her family, for generously donating and creating a "Little Free Library" in front of the Hampton Township Municipal Building.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and improves book access by fostering neighborhood book-exchange boxes around the world. The small library boxes number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries! Hampton resident Betsy Dewey purchased and painted the LFL box now located in front of the municipal building. She will be acting as its steward. She and her family initially stocked the library with a variety of books for all ages. You are encouraged to stop by and take whatever catches your eye, then bring books to contribute when you can. Betsy is responsible for the upkeep of the box and will be regularly adding to the collection.
Open or Closed - due to weather
Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Hampton Township Committee Food Drive
The Hampton Township Committee held their second food drive to benefit local families in April. The image above is from Benny's Bodega stating: "We are proud to say we live in Hampton Township!!!!
Look at this amazing haul that was delivered to us yesterday raised by our amazing town!!!!! This is the definition of people helping people, what an awesome site!!!!!
Kevin and John who delivered this load were incredible, it was a pleasure to meet them and to thank them personally!!!
It takes a village, and we have THE BEST one around!!!!!"
Hampton Township Welcomes USMC Sergeant Aaron Alonso!
To view the Tunnel to Towers Foundation Home Dedication Ceremony that took place on Thursday, May 27th, please click here.
To view the NJ Herald article, please click here.
Tunnel to Towers Home Dedication Ceremony
Mayor Tim Dooley welcoming Sargent Aaron Alonso to
Hampton Township and expressing his appreciation to the volunteers who helped with the project.
Tunnels to Towers CEO Frank Siller.
The Hampton Township Committee in attendance at the
Home Dedication Ceremony: Mayor Tim Dooley, Committeeman Keith Gourlay, Committeeman David Hansen, Committeewoman Eileen Klose and Deputy Mayor Philip Yetter.
The Hampton Township Community lending their support.
Message From the Township Committee:
At the last Township Committee meeting, the 2021 Budget was introduced. The Township is unable to control the spending in Trenton, we are unable to control the spending in Sussex County, but we were able to control the spending in Hampton Township. As a result, we as your Township Committee are proud to report that even with the state cutting funding to our schools, the 2021 Hampton Township Municipal portion of the budget reduces property taxes and at the same time, increases the annual donation to Hampton Township Fire & Rescue by $25,000 for the safety & well-being of our residents!
Info from New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Do not plant seeds. Take picture and send to AG and USDA
Hampton Township Recreation Committee Facebookwww.facebook.com/HamptonRecreationCommittee Like and Share
Power Outage? JCP&L now offers a way to view or reportOn Website & App For Smart Phones
FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory:National flood insurance program & implementation of the homeowner flood insurance affordability act & the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. To view the article
Hampton Township Fire & Rescue:Members needed for Fire & EMS. Free Training! For more information please call 973-940-7322 and leave a message.
Homeowner's Insurance and Hampton Township's ISO Rating
COVID TESTING SITE
Diligent Urgent Care is holding a COVID Testing site starting this Saturday, December 4, 2021.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: COVID Testing site will be closed 12/25 and 1/1. It will reopen Saturdays starting January 8, 2022.
Location: Hampton Twp. Senior/Community Center
87 Halsey Rd., Newton, NJ 07860
This is the first in a series featuring individuals making a difference in improving water quality in the Highlands and Ridge & Valley regions of New Jersey. Twelve environmental and conservation organizations are working together to protect the quality of drinking water in northwestern NJ, part of the 4-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative.
Municipal Taxes Did Not Increase
**ALERT** JCP&L Phone Scam
It has been brought to our attention of a phone scam involving JCP&L. The caller claims to be from Jersey Central Power & Light and claims your account is delinquent. Please call JCP&L directly at 888-544-4877 (888-LIGHTSS) to verify your account status, or log into your account online.
In the early 1700’s the forest teemed with wildlife. Wolves, bear, deer, bobcat, turkeys, and rich variety of small game shared this bountiful land with the Leni Lenape Indians. Settlers had yet to discover the beauty and the serenity of what was to become modern day Hampton Township.
On March 10, 1864, the State Legislature officially established the Township of Hampton, New Jersey. The small villages of Baleville and Washingtonville were no longer under the wing of the Town of Newton but became the community centers of the newly established township. The gristmills, country stores, and schools had sprung up as the population had increased and bound the inhabitants together and helped them to endure and prosper in this remote corner of the state.
Now, at the turn of the millennium, the Indians and wolves are but a memory. However, the scenic charm that attracted those early settlers still work its magic today. Over the years farms have replaced forests, and dams fill valleys with lakes where streams once wound their way down to the Delaware. Three centuries of growth and change have transformed Hampton Township from a wilderness into a thriving community, with a modern commercial corridor surrounded by rural neighborhoods that remain a haven for residents and tourists alike.