On behalf of the entire Township Committee, I hope that this message finds you all doing well and staying healthy as we approach the second month under the governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order. As the weeks go by, we remain in regular contact with officials at the County, State and Federal level to make sure that our local needs and concerns are being addressed. As of today, we have 14 reported cases of the COVID-19 in our Township. For residents of Hunterdon County, there is now a testing site at Raritan Valley Community College. If you need additional information on that Testing Center, or wish to schedule an appointment, you can at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/Coronavirus/testingsite.html.
The remainder of this letter is to provide you with some updates from within Delaware Township:
The municipal building remains operational and fully staffed, however is still closed to the public. Please see the township website for a full staff directory and feel free to contact the department or individual you need via telephone or email. We will be making the decision on how/when to reopen the building in the coming weeks. Township Committee meetings are available to the public and continue to be held virtually, via Zoom.
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL -As with all schools in the state, our school is CLOSED. Delaware Township School has been working in partnership with the Township throughout this crisis, and we appreciate the hard work and efforts of the school to keep students and faculty safe and in touch through remote learning programs.
DILTS PARK- We have done our best to keep the park open for residents to use on a safe and limited basis. While the fields and facilities are temporarily closed, the park is open for walking on the trails or exercising on your own. Signs have been posted for direction on the best way to keep Dilts both safe and open for use.
On a related note at the Park, we need to remind residents and visitors that the dog leashing ordinance remains in effect when bringing your pets to the park for a walk. We have received many reports of offleash dogs over the last few weeks. This is a violation of the Township Ordinance 2009-9BH. Violation of the associated Ordinances could result in both a fine and the loss of park access. Due to the increased number of off-leash reports, we have requested that the Delaware Township Police Department, as well as the Public Works Department maintain a more frequent presence at the park to help enforce the ordinance. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PETS LEASHED AT ALL TIMES.
RECREATION EVENTS – The Fishing Derby and Township-wide Yard Sale have both been postponed due to the current health crisis. Please stay tuned for new dates. Decisions on the Summer Recreation Program and The Great Crate Race will be made at a later date.
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION EVENTS – Household Clean-up Day is scheduled for June 20, from 8 am through 1 pm. Permits can be purchased AFTER June l51 at the Delaware Township Police Building. Shredder Day for May 16 has been cancelled . There will be a Shredder Day on June 27th from 8am-11 am. For questions about EC events, please contact Kathy Klink at 397-3240, extension 208.
SERGEANTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY – All Pancake Breakfast events have been cancelled until
October. Please check you mail and purchase their 50/50 tickets to help support our volunteers. The most important thing we can do in times like these is to keep the lines of communication open and steady. If you have any questions or concerns that we are not addressing, please reach out to the Clerk or to any member of the Township Committee . Our contact information is available below, and on the township website at www.delawaretwpnj.org.
Be safe, and stay in touch with us and one another.
Mayor, Delaware Township