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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.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE The Hampton Township Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting in person, as well as remotely when available, on Tuesday May 31, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. as the Hampton Township Municipal Building, 1 Rumsey Way, Balesville, NJ 07860. To attend the meeting remotely use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4919500389 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 250 6099 (Meeting ID: 491 950 0389). Formal action may be taken.
HAMTON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Planning Board cancelled their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. All business will be carried to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Township Planning Board scheduled on Thursday, May 19, 2022 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/j/82227198123?pwd=WUFKV0hQQ1YvNmNxTlA5ZkRBUExyQT09 meeting ID: 822 2719 8123 and use passcode: 629133 or to attend by phone dial: 929-205-6099, use meeting ID: 822 2719 8123.
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF HEALTH PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Board of Health will cancel its regular scheduled meeting of May 17, 2022. All business will be carried to Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Prevailing time 7:00 PM at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, Baleville, NJ. To access the meeting remotely, when available, 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 MEETING CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hampton Township Recreation Committee will cancel its regular scheduled meeting of May 18, 2022. The meeting will be rescheduled on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 all business will be addressed at that time. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Hampton Township Municipal Building, Baleville, NJ. To attend the meeting remotely, when available, use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4402561511 or dial in by phone to 929-205-6099 (Meeting ID: 440 256 1511). Formal action may be taken.
2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration is Here!!!
Municipal Office Hours
Community/Senior Center Meetings
Please call 973-383-5508, for field closures.
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.
The Municipal Office is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas
*General Election Day and Primary Election Day office hours may vary.
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.
Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Free Radon Kits Available
Please stop by the Clerk's Office to get your free Radon Kit while supplies last.
NOTICE OF AERIAL MOSQUITO LARVICIDING
The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled an aerial application May 20, 22- May 22, 2022 between 5am and 8pm. The Office will be using the product Vectobac GS EPA Reg #73049-10. Areas to be treated are uninhabited, wetlands areas located in the following municipalities: Vernon Twp., Wantage Twp., Hardyston Twp., Sussex Borough, Borough of Hopatcong, Town of Newton, Hampton Twp., Andover Twp., and Lafayette Twp. You may see a plane flying over residential areas, no applications of this product are made over residential neighborhoods. The pilot is simply positioning the plane to approach the wetlands that will be treated. Please contact the Office of Mosquito Control at 973-940-5225 from 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri if you have any questions.
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
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.