TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY
There have been six (6) new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Tuesday, 8-10-21, and 14 for the week ending today.
The Delta variant continues to drive infections among unvaccinated residents, particularly children under 18. According to the latest Somerset County data, 92% of Montgomery adults and over 6 in 10 teens 12-17 have had at least one dose of vaccine.
MONTY VACCINATION CLINIC TOMORROW AT OKCC
Montgomery will be offering a Moderna vaccine clinic for ages 18 and older from 9 to 11 AM tomorrow, Saturday 14th, at the Otto Kaufman Community Center. Walk-ins are welcome! Appointments are available for your convenience online or by calling the Health Department at (908) 533-9331. If you get voicemail, please leave a message so we can call you back.
VACCINATE TEENAGERS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
The township urges parents to vaccinate their teenagers as soon as possible in advance of schools reopening. The Belle Mead CVS at 2311 Route 206 is the closest location offering the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and older daily, with appointments required. Make your appointment online.
MONTGOMERY RESTAURANT WRAPS UP SUNDAY
Montgomery Economic Development Commission Chair Anna Mancilla enjoying restaurant week with her family.
Montgomery Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, an effort organized by the Montgomery Business Association, the Montgomery News, and Montgomery Economic Development Commission to encourage residents to patronize local businesses recovering from the pandemic.
Twenty restaurants are participating, most of whom are offering special menu items and/or discounts. Special offers had been announced by 206 Corner Deli, Aja’s, Alfonso’s, Beniamino’s Cucina, Blawenburg Bistro, Buy the Cup, Genteel’s, New World Pizza, Playa Bowls, Ricky’s Thai, Robinson’s Chocolates, Rocky Hill Inn, Sahara’s, Sweet Gourmet, Tiger’s Tale, and YaYa Noodle’s/Sushi John’s. Learn more at MontyRestaurantWeek.com.
MONTY POLICE STEP-UP CROSSWALK ENFORCEMENT
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the Montgomery Township Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation this month on Blue Spring Road. The operation is focused on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.
During the most recent operation there were 33 motorists stopped for not stopping for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Each motorist was issued a written warning or citation and provided a pamphlet highlighting pedestrian safety and laws from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
“This pedestrian safety operation is another tool our department can utilize to improve traffic safety and educate motorists,” said Montgomery Police Captain James Gill. “When approaching a crosswalk where pedestrians are present, drivers must yield the right-of-way. This operation will serve as a reminder of this responsibility, and we expect that voluntary compliance will be improved as a result. As is the case with any other traffic law, it is easy to avoid a ticket – in this case, simply yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in a crosswalk.”
The Police Department is conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and cycling throughout Montgomery. The pedestrian safety operation will continue to take place over the next several months.
AUGUST TAX BILLS DUE SEPTEMBER 15TH
Montgomery Township recently received certified tax rates from Somerset County that will allow August 1 tax bills to be sent out later this week. They will be due on September 15.
Payments made on or before September 15th will not be considered late, but payments received after that date will be liable for interest payments back to August 1. Please contact the township tax office if you have any questions at (908) 359-8211.
SECURE SHREDDING EVENT TOMORROW IN HILLSBOROUGH
Residents may take advantage of a FREE, easy, and secure way to get rid of personal documents on Saturday, August 14, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage (South County Facility), at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough. The event will occur rain or shine from 9 am to 1 pm, or until the trucks are filled.
Residents must be prepared to present a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of a Somerset County address. Businesses and commercial vehicles are not allowed.
Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities may attend any county shredding events as they like. To view a list of shredding events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding.
Participants may bring up to six boxes, containers, or bags of documents per visit, but they will be required to take back receptacles. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will not be accepted.