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The Hampton Township Committee recently adopted a resolution denouncing hate crimes. Unfortunately, the Committee was made aware that another incident of hate has been perpetrated in our community. The Hampton Township Committee stands firm in the belief that these types of incidents do not reflect the values of the citizens of Hampton Township, and strongly condemns these actions. The Hampton Township Committee celebrates diversity in the community and promotes the coexistence of all of its residents, and believes that a harmonious community depends on the willingness of its residents to practice mutual respect, decency and restraint. The Hampton Township Committee strives to ensure the safety of all of its residents against violence and aggression and denounces the hateful expression of religious or political intolerance against others. The Committee is saddened to learn of these events and is hopeful that through cooperation of multiple agencies that resolve can be accomplished and for peace to follow.
Community/Senior Center Meetings
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open or Closed - due to weather
For Information COVID-19, please click here to be directed to the COVID-19 page.
Please take notice: There will be paving August 3rd & 4th on Frank Chandler, Chanwood & Chandoga.
Please take notice: Gas line installation will be starting on Halsey Road on August 5th. One lane will be closed. Expect delays. Take Branchville Lawson Road to County Route 519 to avoid construction.
Info from New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Do not plant seeds. Take picture and send to AG and USDA
Information on unsolicited seeds from China
We have been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to email@example.com and USDA SITC at SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov
This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to the USDA! Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at 1500 Lower Rd, Linden NJ 07036 for evidence.
If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an Email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. The USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE REMOTE MEETING NOTICE
Due to social distancing in response to Covid-19, the Hampton Township Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting remotely on July 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. To attend the meeting use the following link: https://video.planet.net/Hampton or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 1-888-331-1035 and use the PIN Number 1999230764#. Formal action may be taken.
3rd Quarter 2020 taxes due on August 1st (Grace period ends August 10th) The State of New Jersey has extended the adoption of its budget until September 30 due to the Coronavirus, and as a result, town have not yet received a certified tax rate. It was recommended by the State of New Jersey to send estimated bills out for the 3rd quarter taxes. Estimated 3rd quarter bills were mailed out on June 13, 2020 to all property owners. These estimated bills look differently than the regular bills that are mailed once a year with 4 stubs. Property owners will receive a single 3rd quarter bill in June which is due August 1st. In October, you will receive your 2020 final and 2021 preliminary bill. The payment made in August will be reflected and the balance for 2020 will be due November 1.
The Hampton Township Park is now OPEN daily from dawn until dusk. As a reminder, there are no dogs, bicycles or roller skating/skateboarding allowed in Hampton Park. Please continue to follow safe social distancing while in the park and be respectful of others.
Please take notice: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Hampton is taking the following emergency and precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our residents and staff:
Until further notice all Municipal facilities are closed to the public, including but not limited to the following: Hampton Township Municipal Building, park/pavilion, playground, fields, Senior
Center, and DPW Garage. Staff will be working onsite and available to answer your questions. Please call (973) 383-5570 with comments and/or inquires.
Until further notice, meetings for the Township Board of Health, Township Planning/Zoning Boards, and the Township Recreation Committee are cancelled.
The Hampton Township Committee Meetings will take place; however, accommodations are being put in place to enable remote attendance. Dial-in information will be posted on the Hampton Township Website once available. The electronic meeting is being held in compliance with P.L. 2020, c.11
Please click here to view an important message from the Construction Official-our Building Department is taking all precaustions to prevent exposure to our staff as well as our homeowners & contractors. We are encouraging "Save the Trip"; we will try to answer all questions by phone & offer the option to mail applications & permits. A DROP BOX is set up in front of the Municipal Building for anyone who must drop off applications, blueprints, etc. Please view the rest of the document to see further instruction.
Due to the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in following the guidance of our schools, it is with regret that the Hampton Township Municipal Building and Community Center will be closed until further notice to all non-essential business for the health and safety of our employees and our community as a whole. We will do our best to continue to meet the needs of our residents while practicing the advice of "social distancing".
All tax payments and dog licensing will be accepted via the mail or it can be deposited in the brown non-postal mailbox found to the left of the front doors of the Municipal Building.
If you have a blue book (PTR-1 or 2) or a completed building permit application, please leave it in the bin with your phone number and we will notify you when it is completed.
If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment for business of a personal nature, please contact the appropriate office as found below. We will do our best to respond to your needs promptly,
Administration (i.e. Clerk, Finance): 973-383-5570
Tax Collector: 973-383-1692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction: 973-383-8845 email@example.com
Public Works: 973-383-8745 firstname.lastname@example.org
As we will all be monitoring the situation carefully, we will be sharing vital information as it becomes available to us. The health and welfare of our community is of our utmost concern and priority.
Please remain safe and healthy and we will weather this situation together.
Committeewoman Eileen Klose being sworn in by Township Clerk Kathleen Armstrong, with husband Tom Klose holding the Bible, at the Hampton Township Reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for a 3-year term.
Each year, about $675 billion federal dollars are earmarked for local programs and services. This money for the most part is apportioned based on Census count, and we have to live with the results for 10 years. Please help our community by making sure to respond to the upcoming Census starting in March. For more information on the Census and its importance, please visit www.census.gov
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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.
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.
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.