PSE&G Prepared for Heat Wave

First Multi-Day Extreme Heat of the Season                                                 

With extreme heat forecast in the days ahead, Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is prepared to maintain safe, reliable service and meet the demand for additional power. Utility crews are ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur.

“We’re monitoring our system and are staffed and ready to respond to issues as they arise,” said Paul Toscarelli, PSE&G’s emergency preparedness director. “Since last summer, we’ve invested more than $1.7 billion in electric infrastructure improvements, which helps keep the power and your air conditioners on.”

PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers. We also encourage customers to monitor the weather and avoid being in extreme heat for lengthy periods. If customers cool off by getting in swimming pools, we encourage them to follow safe practices such as checking to ensure no electric devices are nearby that could accidentally fall into the water.

PSE&G also reminds customers that hot and sticky weather can lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following 10 simple tips:

  1. Don’t cool an empty house. Set your thermostat higher when you are away.
  2. Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows with caulk or weather-stripping.
  3. Replace air filters monthly. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder.
  4. Use a microwave or crockpot instead of the oven. Better yet, grill outdoors.
  5. Operate appliances in the morning or evening when it is cooler outside.
  6. When washing dishes or clothes, run full loads.
  7. Wash laundry in cold water.
  8. Close blinds and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat.
  9. Don’t cool unused rooms. Close the vents and shut the door.
  10. Ceiling fans cool fast and cost less than air conditioning. (In hot weather, set your ceiling fan to spin quickly, counterclockwise to push air downward toward the floor.)

For more ways to save on summer energy bills, visit https://nj.pseg.com/saveenergyandmoney/energysavingpage/summerenergytips.

Stay connected with PSE&G:

  • Compile a list of emergency phone numbers; include PSE&G Customer Service 1-800-436-PSEG.
  • Go to pseg.com/myaccount to sign up to report outages online and to check restoration progress.
  • Go to pseg.com/outagecenter to check the “Outage Map,” which is updated every 15 minutes with PSE&G outage information, and to register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications.
  • You can report an outage by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734) or via Alexa.
  • The new PSE&G mobile app enables customers using Apple or Android devices to securely and easily manage their accounts when and where the customers want to be served.
  • “Like” PSEG on Facebook and follow PSEG on Twitter @PSEGdelivers.

Stay away from downed wires:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines and immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or 911 to report downed wires.

Other important safety notes:

  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.
  • If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you alert PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments. For more information, visit www.pseg.com/life.

NJ Travel Advisory Expands, Haz Waste Day 7-25, CafeMerica @ The Grove, Case Report

Travel Advisory List Updated to 22 States

New Jersey Adds Four New States, Removes Delaware

To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, New Jersey has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.

As of Tuesday, July 14, there are currently 22 states that meet the criteria stated above:

Alabama (added 6/24/20), Arkansas (6/24/20), Arizona (6/24/20), California (6/30/20), Florida (6/24/20), Georgia (6/30/20), Iowa (6/30/20) Idaho (6/30/20), Kansas (7/7/20), Louisiana (6/30/20), Minnesota (7/14/20), Mississippi (6/30/20), North Carolina (6/24/20), Nevada (6/30/20), New Mexico (7/14/20),Ohio (7/14/20), Oklahoma (7/7/20), South Carolina (6/24/20), Tennessee (6/30/20), Texas (6/24/20), Utah (6/24/20), and Wisconsin (7/14/20).

Note: Delaware was removed from the list on 7/14/20

More info is available and this list is updated regularly on the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub.


 

Next HOUSEHOLD HAZ WASTE Drop Date 7-25

When: Sat, July 25, 9am – 2pm

Where:  South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844

The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents and farmers a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This drop-off opportunity is for residents only. No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required.

Adherence to social distancing guidelines is required. Residents must wear gloves and facial coverings, stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up and store hazardous materials in trunks or truck beds.

Mark your calendar and clear out your garage, shed or basement of old cleaners, yard and lawn pesticides, oils, oil-based paints, and other materials. Please read list below. After July 25th, there are only two more events scheduled this year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Remaining 2020 schedule:

Sept. 12
Branchburg Township Public Works Garage

34 Kenbury Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Oct. 17
South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), used oil filters, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, mercury, helium balloon tanks, fire extinguishers, used cooking oil, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, barbecue propane tanks

and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

DO NOT drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, or smoke detectors. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will NOT be accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed.

For more information on the types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7031, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX, E-waste and Tire) and much more is available at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling

More information at: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling/hazardous-waste-days

 



MONTGOMERY TOGETHER VIRTUAL MAIN STREET VIDEO:

CaféMerica at THE GROVE

Check out this Virtual Main Street video featuring the new CaféMerica and owner Robert.  It includes their great selection of Bubble Teas, the care they take to keep everything safe and immaculate, and some great footage of The Grove too!

Not everyone may have had a chance yet to stop over to The Grove at Montgomery, our newest shopping center at Rt. 206 and Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd.  It is a convenient spot that features a great selection of retail shops and eateries in an attractive, upscale setting.  You can even grab a bite to go at the Grove and walk over to the Montgomery Dog Park behind it or even take a walk from there on the wooded municipal trail out to Montgomery Veterans Park and back.

https://montgomerytogether.us/virtual-main-street-2/

 

 


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report on 7-13-20.

The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state ‘hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/15

NJ cases: 176,278
NJ deaths: 15,634
Somerset County cases: 5,057
Somerset County deaths: 550
Montgomery cases:  124
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
21           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

130 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   14 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/

Food Pantry Reopens, Power of the Census, In-Person Visits to Muni. Offices, Today’s Case Report

FOOD PANTRY OPEN BY APPT. – DONATIONS NEEDED

Montgomery Food Pantry Now Open!!

The Montgomery Township Food Pantry is now open for families needing assistance.  The Food Pantry is located at the Otto Kaufman Center on Skillman Road in the Senior Center area of the building.  All visits to the Food Pantry are by appointment only to protect the privacy of the clients. The Pantry has non-perishable food and non-food grocery items for Montgomery residents with temporary needs.  To apply for support from the Montgomery Food Pantry, please send an email to Denise Crowley at Montyfoodpantry@gmail.com or call 609-466-1054.

Please be assured that outside of the Montgomery Food Pantry’s administrative staff, no one will know about your participation in this program.  All information generated is coded by number so your identity is always protected.

For residents looking to make donations to the food pantry, below is a list of the items most needed at this time:

Laundry and dish detergents

Paper products

Cleaning supplies

Hand sanitizer

Hand soap

Disinfecting wipes

Baby wipes

Cereal

Pasta sauce

Donations should be dropped off to the Recreation Dept. lobby entrance of Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd., Skillman.  Please call the Rec office at 609-466-3023 when you arrive and someone will come out and take your donation.  Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.  Thank you for your generosity!


The Power of the Census is in Your Response

Montgomery Township currently has a census response rate of 76.4%.  This means 23.6% of our households have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.  Did you know our census response will impact us for 10 yrs.? More than $45 billion in annual federal funding New Jersey’s communities receive each year for programs and services relating to health, education, housing infrastructure and other critical resources.

  • It’s our power. It’s our Census. It’s time to get counted.
  • Join with your friends, neighbors and their families and fill it out online at GOV or by phone at 844-330-2020 (English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish) or any of the other language numbers listed at CENSUS.NJ.GOV .

#PoweroftheCensus #NJCensus2020


Rules on In-Person Visits to Municipal Buildings

The Township of Montgomery remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, employees, and the general public throughout the current health emergency. Following state guidelines, municipal staff are available for business and services via non-contact methods or by appointment via the following updated guidelines for service:

  1. Phone or email remain the preferred communication methods in order to  protect everyone’s health. Contact information for all departments can be found on the departmental pages of the Twp. website or in The Montgomery Guide (PDF). The main municipal phone number is (908) 359-8211 Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM.
  2. All requests for in-person visits will be evaluated to determine their necessity or if other options are suitable. If needed, arrangements will be made for an appointment at a specific date and time.
  3. In the event of an in-person visit, each department will be responsible for pre-screening residents using a brief health questionnaire. The questionnaire contains basic contact questions related to COVID-19.
  4. Visitors are asked to announce themselves by mobile phone upon arrival, if possible. The relevant staff member will meet them at the entrance at the appointed time.  Each visitor will need to wear a facial covering and will have their temperature taken via no-touch thermometer prior to entering the building.

 


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, July 10.
Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state ‘hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/13

NJ cases: 175,522
NJ deaths: 15,560
Somerset County cases: 5,018
Somerset County deaths: 551
Montgomery cases:  123
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

129 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   13 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/

 

 

Masks Required Outdoors, Workshop: Combat Racism, Business Types Open, Visit Virtual Main Street, Case Report

 

Masks Are Required Outdoors
when Social Distancing is not possible

Governor Murphy has passed Executive Order # 163 indicating that mask wearing is now required in outdoors public spaces whenever social distancing (keeping a six foot distance from others) is not possible. Read the order at:

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-163.pdf

 


THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL & REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

WORKSHOP: Understanding and Combating Racism — 
Causes, Consequences, and Antidotes

What is racism? Why do humans engage in racism and under what circumstances?  What is implicit bias?  How can you become an anti-racist?

In light of recent events, more people are becoming aware of how important it is to educate ourselves and become proactive in seeking solutions to racism in our society.  Many do not realize that they may be a part of the problem, due to passivity and complicit behaviors.

A presentation and workshop discussion on this topic, geared towards discrimination against members of the black community in particular, will be held remotely on Zoom on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 9 AM to 3 PM, with an hour break at Noon.  The above questions will be explored and participants will discuss the realities in our society, and how to build a more resilient community. Participants will be given tools to combat prejudice and discrimination based on common stereotypes. See flier for more details.

There is no charge for the workshop but open-minded, active participants are sought and the workshop will be limited to 40 people. A similar workshop held this past February 19thwas well-attended and elicited deep and meaningful conversations. Please join us remotely on July 25th!  Advance registration is required:


Read More…

 


Which Business Types are Allowed Open
& What Guidance Must be Followed?


The Business.NJ.Gov Team has created an up-to-date and useful guidance on what types of businesses are allowed open or are still closed  and what guidance they must follow(as of 7-06-20).  This State of New Jersey article may be found at  https://business.nj.gov and as a PDF here:

https://health.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/7-06-20_Business-Guidance.pdf


 
VISIT MONTGOMERY’S VIRTUAL MAIN STREET

There are now quite a few businesses who have posted videos on MontgomeryTogether.us’s Virtual Main Street.  Take a look!  Today we would like to give a shout out to Village Shoes which has relocated to the space between ShopRite and Sahara Restaurant!

In the videos, our local businesses showcase their products and services, as well as describing the steps they’ve implemented to protect customer safety during covid-19.

If you’re a local business, and would like to send us your 30 second to 1 minute video, email a link to MontgomeryTogether@montgomery.nj.us using a file sharing service like WeTransfer, Google or DropBox.


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state “hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/10

NJ cases: 174,628
NJ deaths: 15,479
Somerset County cases: 4,974
Somerset County deaths: 549
Montgomery cases:  122
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
12           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

128 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   12 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/

Which Business Types are Allowed Open & What Guidance Must be Followed?

The Business.NJ.Gov Team has created an up-to-date and useful guidance on what types of businesses are allowed open or are still closed  and what guidance they must follow(as of 7-06-20).  This State of New Jersey article may be found at  https://business.nj.gov and as a PDF here:

https://health.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/7-06-20_Business-Guidance.pdf

Uptick in Cases, Staycation Ideas, Pool Safety & Case Report

Uptick in Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Proves
We’re Not “Back to Normal”

By Stephanie Carey

LATE ADDITION: Today, Governor Murphy announced that mask wearing will be required outdoors in cases where social distancing cannot be achieved.  He is responding to data suggesting a risk of resurgence, which we are also seeing locally in Montgomery, as follows:

The first three weeks of June had just 1 new COVID-19 case in Montgomery Township, a huge improvement over just two months earlier when every week produced cases in the double-digits. But June ended with 7 cases in a single week, followed by 3 more cases for the first week of July.  There is reason to believe we may be seeing the start of a resurgence in Montgomery.

Montgomery’s Health Department has now deployed a contact tracing team that is investigating the likely causes of these new infections.  Many are linked to private parties and backyard barbecues where social distancing is inadequate.

What this means to residents is we must remain vigilant. Even as we are opening up businesses and permitting outdoor gatherings, the health emergency is not over, and significant precautions must be taken.  We have worked mightily and sacrificed too much to let down our guard, or we will be back to the toughest days of April.

Additional caution is required because the health crisis is worsening in other parts of the country, in states such as Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Indeed, Governor Murphy has listed nineteen states where the epidemic is so serious that travelers from those states must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in or return to New Jersey.

To keep control of the Coronavirus in Montgomery, we ask our residents to recognize we are not “back to normal,” and that we must continue to follow these simple guidelines:

Don’t Share Your Air:  Wear a mask. Keep your distance.

We take these precautions for each other.  We do this because we care about our neighbors. We do this because with freedom comes responsibility.  Masks saves lives and are highly—but not perfectly—effective at slowing the spread.  Social distancing also saves lives.

In addition, there is an economic consideration. The most effective way to keep Montgomery businesses and employers open is to keep the virus under control.


Staycation Daytrips to Get You Thru Summer 2020

The global health crisis has canceled 2020 summer vacations for thousands of New Jerseyans, making now the perfect time to be a tourist in your own backyard. Hop in a car with your family or companion and discover the farms, historic sites, and pathways that make Central Jersey one of the great agritourism and heritage tourism destinations in the nation.

The folks at Discover Central New Jersey have curated a handy interactive map with lots of suggestions for places to visit.  You can build a terrific daytrip every week this summer.  Bookmark our website and return regularly for staycation inspiration.

The guide features Montgomery’s Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, Sourland Mountain Preserve, and the D&R Canal State Park. In addition, don’t forget the many Montgomery public pathways. Why not make a goal of walking every Montgomery pathway this summer?

The new guide also highlights open space in the wider vicinity including Goat Hill Preserve, Greenway MeadowsSourland Ecosystem Preserve and St. Michaels Farm Preserve

You’ll also find lots of historic sites, farms, and wineries that can be visited while staying outside. Click on map to read about some favorite daytrip ideas in our area.

MAP (Click on image):


 

IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY REMINDERS

The Montgomery Department of Health would like to share some important Pool Safety Reminders.  Many parents are opting to get permanent and temporary pools to keep their families active over the summer.  There has been an uptick in news stories about preventable drownings recently.  The following brochure gives guidance on appropriate precautions when using a pool:

LINK TO POOL SAFETY BROCHURE


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state “hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/08

NJ cases: 174,039
NJ deaths: 15,423
Somerset County cases: 4,950
Somerset County deaths: 537
Montgomery cases:  122
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
12           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

128 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   12 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/

 

 

 

Ways to Vote, Virtual RecNCrew Camp, Rt. 601 Open, 3rd Qtr. Tax Bills Delayed, Fireworks Video, Covid-10 Case Report

Ways to Vote in Tomorrow’s Primary Election

Any registered voter can vote in three ways in tomorrow’s primary election:

  1. Return your vote-by-mail ballot via mail. The envelope must be postmarked on or before July 7th.
  2. Return your vote-by-mail ballot to a drop box, by 8:00 PM on July 7, at five (5) locations within Somerset County:

Hillsborough Township Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough

Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville.

Franklin Township Municipal Building, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater

Bernards Township Municipal Building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge

Also, any eligible voter who has not cast a ballot in this primary election can come to the white tent set up outside of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville to request and obtain a ballot Tuesday, July 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  1. Vote, in person, via provisional paper ballot at the four (4) polling locations within the Township (below).  Polls are open Tuesday from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.  In addition, those persons with a certified disability will be permitted to vote using the machine.Voters requiring additional support can contact the Somerset County Clerk’s office at 908-231-7013 or use an ADA compliant voting device at a polling place.

Central Jersey Masonic Center, 345 Kingston-River Road, Princeton

Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman

Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead

Montgomery Township Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead

For help in filling out and casting a ballot, please see this video developed by the County Clerk’s office at https://bit.ly/VBMVideo2020

 


Hurry – it’s not too late for Virtual Rec N Crew Camp!

Although we cannot hold our outdoor Rec N Crew Camp, we wanted to give our campers something to look forward to and to have FUN, which just started today! Sign-ups have been brisk but it’s not too late! Virtual Rec N Crew will run from 7/6 – 7/31 and will give at least one activity each weekday for your camper to take part in. We have created a private camp Facebook group that parents may post pictures and comments in for their campers. If you are not a Facebook user the activities and directions will be emailed to you!  We can’t wait to see all of your smiling and creative faces!

Registration is $15 per camper.  Register at: http://register.communitypass.net/Montgomery  Each camper who registers by 7/10 will receive a T-shirt!

Daily themes for camp are : Make something Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Fantastic Friday. For more information, call (609) 466-3023.


Rt. 601 Bridge & RR Crossing Work Now Completed

The Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) Bridge No. D0303 over Back Brook, located ~500 feet north of the intersection of Grandview Road and 0.8 mile south of West Dutchtown Harlingen Road (CR 604), was closed to traffic for construction on Friday, April 17 and reopened on June 19, 2020 at completion. Rt. 601 was again closed to all through traffic on Monday, June 22 so that CSX Railroad could begin their at-grade rail crossing replacement at Rt. 601 just south of Grandview Road.  The at-grade rail crossing work is now complete. Rt. 601 was fully reopened to all traffic on Friday, June 26th.


Third Qtr. Property Tax Billing Delayed

Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of the 2020 Final Property Tax Bills has been delayed.  Ample notice will be given to all residents regarding a new due date.  Please contact my office if you have any questions at (908) 359-8211 or mailto:mmpitts@twp.montgomery.nj.us.

Michael W. Pitts Jr., CPA, CMFO, CTC, QPA
Chief Finance Officer  / Assistant Township Administrator / Tax Collector
Montgomery Township
2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502


FIREWORKS RECAP VIDEO

We hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend. Montgomery Township created a photo/video montage of Montgomery Independence Day Celebrations of yesteryear for your viewing pleasure, which debuted over the weekend.

The video may still be viewed on the Community Showcase page of MontgomeryTogether.us, on the Montgomery Fireworks website at https://montgomeryfireworks.org/, on the Township’s YouTube Channel (search ‘MontyTown’ and Subscribe), on the Montgomery Township Facebook page, and in rotation on Channnel 29 Comcast Cable TV.

Enjoy good memories and look forward to future years, as we paused this year for community health and safety.  You might just see yourself in the crowd!


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state “hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/06

NJ cases: 173,611
NJ deaths: 15,229
Somerset County cases: 4,943
Somerset County deaths: 531
Montgomery cases:  123
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

129 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   13 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/

 

NJ Dept. of Health Public: Executive Directives for Youth Camps and Public Recreational Bathing

See following PDF documents from the New Jersey Department of Health:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-022ExecDirWAttachmentsPools.108254.pdf

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-023ExecDirAmusementWPwAttach.108253.pdf

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_ExecutiveDirectiveNo20-021_ChildCare_SummerCamps_1.108252.pdf