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The following is a weekly notice from Lawrence Township:

Road Work

Roadwork continues on Carter Road. The bridge over the Shipetaukin Creek on Carter Road is being replaced.  During this construction project Carter Road will be closed to all traffic.  Please go to the website for additional details:  www.lawrencetwp.com

Roadwork and lane closures continue on Route #1 between the Brunswick Circle and Lake Drive. Please use caution this area.

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Mark your calendar for the Lawrence Township fireworks at Rider University on Friday, July 1, 2016.  You may go to our website for more information – www.lawrencetwp.com

Mosquito Control – Safeguarding County Residents

With a warm spring arriving on the heels of a mild winter this year, residents are being cautioned that mosquito season is expected to start earlier than usual.  Mercer County conducts a highly sophisticated mosquito control program to safeguard the health of county residents. Please go to our website to see the full article from the Mercer County Mosquito Control Commission.  www.lawrencetwp.com/health.html

What You Need to Know About Coyotes and Foxes

Despite being one of the most successful urban mammals, many people are surprised to see a coyote or fox in their backyard and that surprise often leads to panic.  The good news is that there really is not much to worry about.

For more details about these animals go to: www.wildlifehotline.org/coyotesfoxes.html

Yard Waste Collection

The week of June 13 is Zone 2 for yard waste pickup.  Please be considerate and place your items on the curb ONLY if you are in  Zone 2. Material shall be placed in an area on the street not greater than four feet (4′) from the edge of the pavement.  Trees greater than 8-inches caliper may not be disposed of through curbside collection.  Materials shall not be piled greater than three feet (3′) in height.  Once the collection truck has collected your street, they will not return until next month’s collection.

If you are unsure about your zone or need to see additional details regarding zone pickup, go to the Public Works page on our website:
www.lawrencetwp.com/pw.html

Lawrence Township Eco-Waste Collection Program

Lawrence Township continues to offer an optional recycling program that allows residents the opportunity to compost their organic waste.  Removing organic materials from the waste stream will reduce the amount of trash that is taken to the landfill.  According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste make up 20 to 30 percent of the waste stream. The Cost is $12.00 per month which will rise to $17.00 per month once grant funding is exhausted.  This price includes a 32-gallon recycle cart.

If you are interested, please complete the enrollment form:
http://lawrencetwp.com/pw-organicwaste.html

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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