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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.

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Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

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Open or Closed - due to weather

  •  Call 973-383-5508 for recording  


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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.

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​​​For Information COVID-19, please click here to be directed to the COVID-19 page.

The Hampton Township Municipal Office will be open to the public on October 1, 2020 from the hours of 9:15am-3:45pm. During 9-9:15am and 3:45-4pm the staff will be sanitizing the building.

​HAMPTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE- Social distancing requirements in place due to the Covid19 pandemic limit Hampton Township’s Meeting Room capacity to 17 people, therefore, the Hampton Township Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting in person, as well as remotely, on December 29, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.  The meeting will be held at the Hampton Township Municipal Building. To attend the meeting remotely, 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.​


Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony









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









Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Tim Dooley, Ms. Betsy Dewey, Karen Hansen & Andrew Korver (on behalf of Committeeman David Hansen), Mayor Philip Yetter, Committeewoman Eileen Klose and Committeeman Keith Gourlay













Ms. Betsy Dewey​​
Little Free Library!























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. 

Ms. Dewey and her granddaughters have stocked the shelves, so feel free to come down and "take a book and/or share a book".  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:15 P.M

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. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach her by email at betsydewey@embarqmail.com

Info from New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Do not plant seeds.  Take picture and send to AG and USDA
https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/news/hottopics/topics200727.html

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 joseph.zoltowski@ag.nj.gov 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.


  • ​​Just a reminder, dog licenses are due by February 10, 2021. After which a $5 per month per dog late fee will be assessed and risk of being summonsed by the Animal Control Officer. Please license your dogs.


  • Free Radon Test Kits are now available at the Hampton Township Municipal Office to residents. First come first serve for limited supply. Radon is a serious health risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer & the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. But because radon is invisible & odorless it is easy to ignore this potential hazard in our own homes. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium & radium break down in the soil & in rock formations. Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation & openings around pumps, pipes & drains. Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter of air. The average U.S. indoor level is 1.3 pCi/L. At 4 pCi/L, the risk of lung cancer from radon is greater than the risk from fire or other home accidents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & the DEP recommend that action be taken to reduce radon levels if the level in the home is greater than or equal to 4pCi/L. For more information on radon, please contact the DEP Radon Program at 800-648-0394 or visit www.njradon.org To view Hampton Township's Proclamation on Radon Action Month, please click here.



  

  • Are you experiencing homelessness and need child care? You may be eligible for up to six months of child care assistance while you complete your application. Call 1-800-332-9227 to get connected to your local child care resource and referral agency or visit www.childcarenj.gov for information. 

 

 

  • There has been a major issue with recycling in bags or mixed with trash at the dump site in Andover. Please review the link below for recycling education and why there should not be plastic bags with recycling. www.RORR.com/no-plastic-bags

 

 

  • The Board of Elections is looking for poll workers.  Interested people can call 973-579-0950 x 1591 with questions.

 

  • The Hampton Township Seniors are looking for members who are interested in participating in a variety of Recreational activities. Ages 55 and up to join. They Seniors meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Questions or if you are interested please call 973-383-5570. 
  • November 2020 Issue of The Senior Times available
    ​Please click here to view the issue

 

  • Have a power outage? JCP&L has a communications tool to be able to receive outage information and restoration times via email or text message. To get started please click here for the link- https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/communication_tools.html  and follow the instructions on their website. You may also report an outage to them this way.

  • Clean Communities, Litter and You! Clean Communities is a statewide litter abatement program established by the Clean Communities Act of 1986. Litter is a destructive force on our landscape; it is costly to clean up; impacts our quality of life and eventually ends up in our waterways. Why not become part of the solution and earn money for your non-profit civic, athletic, scout or youth group? Organize a road cleanup and receive a "mini-grant" based on number of participants, amount of trash and recyclables collected and distance of road cleaned. Hampton Township provides log sheets for collection statistics, gloves, safety vests, grabbers and trash bags. For more details call Betsy Pinzone, Clean Communities Coordinator 973-383-1041.

 

  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' Clean Energy Program: Receive tax-free money to make energy related improvements for: NJ Reisdents, Businesses & Government. Eliminate drafts during the winter, lower utility bills or operating costs, and improve the comfort of your indoor space. Call (866) NJSMART Email: info@njcleanenergy.com or visit: www.NJCleanEnergy.com/TIPS
  • Hampton Township Recreation Committee Facebook 

    www.facebook.com/HamptonRecreationCommittee  Like and Share
  • ​Power Outage?  JCP&L now offers a way to view or report

    On 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.

 

  • SCUMA-www.scmua.org - Televisions, computers, monitors, & portable laptop computers need to be brought to the SCMUA center;  as of January 1st 2011, Waste Management is prohibited from picking them up.
  • Just a reminder, the current contract with Waste Management states that garbage can be picked up as early as 6 a.m.  Please have your garbage out by at least 6 a.m. on garbage day only.
  • Have household batteries to dispose of? Click here to SCMUA's guide to proper household battery management.
  • Don’t forget your old phone books are recyclable!