Lawrence Township News for Upcoming Week April 28-May 5, 2017

The following is a message from Lawrence Township:

Stream Cleanup This Weekend: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is sponsoring their 11th annual Stream Cleanup at Colonial Lake Park on Saturday, April 29 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. See flyer for more details.

Health Fair: Lawrence Township is having a Health Fair on May 16 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Senior Center. See flyer for more details.

Memorial Day Parade: Mark your calendars for the annual Memorial Day Parade which will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  After the parade, a memorial service will be held at Lawrence Veterans Park.  If you are interested in participating in the parade, go to the our website for the participation form:  www.lawrencetwp.com.

Children’s Summer Camp: Lawrence Township Recreation offers a wide variety of children’s summer camps, such as Art/Theater Camp, Sports Camp, Park Camp, Safety Town Camp, Teen Travel Camp, Police Academy, and coming soon Nature Center Camp.

For more information visit http://www.lawrencetwp.com/rec.html or call the Recreation department at 609-844-7067. You can register online by signing on to CommunityPass.

Taxes Due: Second quarter taxes are due May 1, 2017.  They must be received in the Tax Collectors Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 10 in order to avoid penalty charges.

Road Work

  • NJDOT Project – Route 206 Bridges over Stony Brook: Please be advised that NJDOT will be completing repairs to bridges over the Stony Brook along US Route 206 just south of Quaker Road in Princeton. A detour is required to complete this project. Construction is anticipated to occur between March 2017 and December 2017 with a detour between July 2017 and October of 2017. During the detour US Route 206 will be closed to all traffic. In addition, night time work (6pm to 11pm Monday – Saturday) is anticipated while the detour is in place.
  • NJDOT Project Continues – Deck Replacement and Resurfacing of I-295 Ramps to Route 1:  The construction project continues on the ramps to Route 1 both northbound and southbound.  Construction schedules change as the project progresses.  Follow the posted detours from NJDOT.  The detour will continue as needed to I-295 SB Exit 65A (Sloan Avenue) in order to U-turn and travel NB back to Route 1.  Please use caution in this area.
  • The Route #1 construction project is continuing as expected.  Caution should be used along this stretch of roadway and when entering and exiting the Brunswick Circle.

Ecological Center Is Open On Saturdays: Joseph H. Maher, Jr. Ecological Center on Princeton Pike is open on Saturdays.  The facility will be open 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. from April through November.

Brush and Branch Collection

  • The week of May 1 is Zone 1 – Yard waste must not be placed at the curb prior to your designated collection week. Residents may place brush at the curb the weekend before their scheduled collection week.
  • Yard waste and vegetative materials shall not be placed in an area of the street greater than four (4) feet in height. All branches shall be no greater than 5 feet in length.
  • Tree limbs larger than 8 inches in diameter may not be disposed of through curbside collection.
  • Stumps, dirt, grass, sod, pressure treated wood, stones, plywood, and construction material will not be collected.
  • Yard waste shall not be placed within 10 feet from the nearest storm drain outlet.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Department of Public Works at 609-587-1894.

2017 Reduced Cost for Curbside Organic Collection Program!

The 2017 cost to participate in this program has been reduced to $12.00 per month (will increase to $17.00 again in 2018) for all participants in the Curbside Organic Collection Program. For details and information on how to sign up, please click here.

 

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