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/