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Press Release & News Archive 2016

January Recycling Calendar: Holiday Closing, 'First Saturday of the Month' Drop-off

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Borough Offices will be Closed December 23, 24, 25 and 26th 2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

"Breaking Barriers: Renewing Hope"
Celebration and Remembrance of His Legacy Be inspired by Testimony, Songs, Fellowship, Prayer, Discussion and Liturgical Dance
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Trinity Reformed Church
401 Greenbrook Rd, N. Plainfield
For info. Call 908-448-0594
Hosted by a coalition of community members and churches

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Dec. 16 'BOBO Fridays' Food Drive

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Veterans Town Hall Meeting & Claims Clinic Set for Dec. 14 at Richard Hall Community Health Center

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Administrative Order NO. 2016-10 regarding Drought

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Six Steps to Save Water

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Drought Warning

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Notice of Budget Hearings

North Plainfield Business Administrator David E. Hollod, P.E. has announced that Budget Hearings with Department Heads will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the second floor conference room at 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield.

The hearings are open to the public.


Scam Red Flags

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Somerset County Sheriff's Office Brings 'Adopt-A-Road' Program to North Plainfield

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Work to begin the Week of November 21 - Improving Water Quality and Fire Flows

Homeowners will be notified the week prior to the beginning of work in their neighborhood.

2017 North Plainfield (Proposed) Cleaning and Lining

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Donations Sought for Adopt-A-Family Program to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

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North Plainfield Recreation Announces Holiday Decorations Contest

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"Project Warm Your Heart" Benefits Food Bank Network Families

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Police and Department of Public Works Vehicles to be offered for Auction

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Sample Ballot: 2016 General Election

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Attention North Plainfield Property Taxpayers - Tax Sale Notice

The annual Tax Sale for the Borough of North Plainfield is scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2016 @ 8:00am. Please be advised that ALL outstanding 2015 and prior charges will be included in the sale. As of 10/28/16 all payments must be in the form of GUARANTEED FUNDS, i.e. cash, certified/cashier's check or money order only and must include additional fees. Payments can be made in person or by mail only. Online payments will not be accepted for Tax Sale.


MAYORAL PROCLAMATION - Trick-or-Treating

Per Mayoral Proclamation, Mayor Giordano has set door-to-door Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours on Monday the 31st to run from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


October is National Fire Prevention month

October is National Fire Prevention month and the North Plainfield Fire Department wants to remind all residents about the importance of "fire safety". Every year in October we help promote the national fire safety campaign, led by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), through fire prevention and education.

Throughout the month, we will visit the local schools to educate the students in our community about fire safety. There will also be an Open House at our Fire Headquarters, 8 Lincoln Place on Saturday, October 15th between 10:00 and 2:00 pm. Fire and EMS apparatus will be on display and our Firefighters and EMTs will be available to answer questions. Please come out and join us for this event.

This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign slogan is, "Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years" and it is meant to remind the public about the importance of checking your smoke alarms routinely.

The NFPA's survey data indicate that most of the general public do not realize how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, the NPFA is addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

Beginning this month the NPFD will also conduct its annual smoke detector battery replacement program for our local senior citizens. If you wish to confirm or schedule a visit from us, please call fire headquarters at (908) 769-2935.


North Plainfield Alerts Resident Guide

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Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic
Saturday, November 19th - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North Plainfield Fire Dept.
8 Lincoln Place


Pollworkers for the upcoming General Election

Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.
Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election.
For more information visit the Board of Elections website:
http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/election-board/poll-worker-information
for an application click on:
http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=9458
or call 908-231-7086


2nd Annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale

This year will mark North Plainfield's 2nd Annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale. This event will take place on Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th from 8am to 5pm. Participants can choose to participate on one or both days. This event is being sponsored by the Mayor's office. The $10.00 registration fee will be waived. The event will not count against the three yard sales allowed per year/per household.

Maps with the addresses of participating homes will be available at the North Plainfield Public Library located at 6 Rockview Avenue.

To register, send an email with your address and participation date(s) to NPYS1885@gmail.com. For more information, send an email to the above address or join the Facebook group: North Plainfield Borough-Wide Yard Sale.


Music at the Mansion Presents The Harmony Celebration Chorus

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North Plainfield Salt Dome Project

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BOBO Fridays Food Drive - July 15 - Celebrating 6th Anniversary

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North Plainfield Community Choice Energy Aggregation Program - 7/12/16

PSE&G Residential Electric Customers who have not selected a third party (non-PSE&G) electric supplier for their energy use will receive a letter this week informing them of the North Plainfield Community Choice Energy Aggregation Program. Simply stated, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) allows for communities to obtain competitive bids for electricity through bundling the electric demand in the municipality and obtaining a quantity discount. This is a voluntary program, although participation in it will result in 6% lower electric rates for PSE&G residential customers and an increase of 5% in the renewable energy component of electricity. The BPU prescribes a very specific process for this program which is why all customers are automatically enrolled unless they opt out (which they may do at any time).

Customers will continue to receive a single bill from PSE&G, PSE&G will continue to respond to all service calls and read meters, and those customers who have PSE&G's WorryFree protection program or custom billing plans will continue to be enrolled in those programs. The attached links provide a copy of the letter and, for those who do not wish to participate in the program, an opt-out card (please also print your name and address if using this card). The letter explains highlights of the program as well as provides contact info for any questions, and information on two meetings which will be held next week to answer any questions.

Letter to Residents

Opt-out Card (Print your name and address if using this on-line version)

Letter to Residents (in Spanish)

Whether of not you participate in this program you always have the right to shop around for an energy supplier to seek the best price, and select the renewable energy component of your electric supply!


North Plainfield Community Day, Concert, and Fireworks have been rescheduled

North Plainfield Community Day, Concert, and Fireworks have been cancelled this evening - July 9th - due to wet fields and the prediction of storms later today. They have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 16th at 5:00 pm.


North Plainfield Bike Sale

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North Plainfield Community Day

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New 4th of July Parade Route

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Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony

An Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 17th at 7:00 pm in Memory of the Orlando Shooting Victims. The ceremony will be performed by Minister Michael Droege at the Vermeule Community Center located at 614 Greenbrook Road. All are welcome.


Farmers Market Vouchers Available for Older Adults

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DARE Graduation

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June is Curbing Hunger Month

June is Curbing Hunger Month.

Please put canned food donations at the curb on your recycling days.


NPPD - Click it or Ticket

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'BOBO Fridays' Food Drive - May 20

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Curbing Hunger Month

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Tips to Reduce Encounters with Bears this Spring

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NPPD Press Release - Follow Up Distracted Driving

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Missing Person Narvaez Located

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North Plainfield Fight the Bite Program

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Press Put It Down

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Missing Autistic Adult

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County Board of Chosen Freeholders Recognize Heroic VoTech Students

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Somerset County-Operated Senior Centers Announce April Program Schedule

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Friends of Vermeule Mansion announce Giant Yard Sale

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Recycling Pickups As Usual in Somerset County on Good Friday

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'BOBO Fridays' Food Drive - March 18

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Flag Retirement Ceremony

American Legion Ball Kirch Post 265 is preparing for its Flag Retirement Ceremony planned for June 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vermeule Cemetery by collecting tattered, worn, frayed and otherwise unserviceable American Flags. Flags to be retired can now be brought to the North Plainfield Memorial Library, 6 Rockview Avenue or the Borough Clerk's Office at 263 Somerset Street during regular business hours. The Flag Retirement Ceremony is a highly respectful event with the public encouraged to attend. In the event of rain on Friday, June 10th, a rain date has been scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2016.


Freeholders Proclaim Agriculture Day - March 15

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March Recycling Calendar: 'First Saturday of the Month,' Household Hazardous Waste Drop-offs

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Programs to help pay your PSE&G bill

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Route 529 Corridor Transit and Bicycle-Pedestrian Study

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North Plainfield School District Registration Announcement

North Plainfield School District will conduct registration for the 2016-2017 school year from Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th by appointment only. The attached flyers outline the times, location and process in both Spanish and English.

English
Flyer
Letter

Spanish
Flyer
Letter


2016 Public Improvement and Public Facilities Application - West End Avenue Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

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'BOBO Fridays' Food Drive - Feb. 19

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Tax Prep Assistance Available in Somerset County

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Essay Contest to Address Underage Drinking Prevention

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Have You Gotten A Flu Shot Yet? If Not, What Are You Waiting For?

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Valentine's Day concert at the Mansion

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'First Saturday of the Month' Drop-Off Event Feb. 6

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It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

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Rental Assistance Available to Somerset County Residents

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Update on Snow Clean-up/Removal Operations

Mayor Michael Giordano wishes to inform residents and businesses that massive snow clean-up and removal operations are continuing throughout the Borough. Additional resources from private companies have been brought in to assist this effort. The Mayor thanks all residents for their cooperation in refraining from driving and parking on the streets.

In order to continue the cleanup efforts please note that vehicles parked on signed snow emergency streets are being ticketed and towed as cleanup operations proceed, and will continue to be ticketed and towed until all those designated streets are cleared.

The Mayor and Police Chief have determined that street cleaning regulations will be suspended through Wednesday, January 27. Beginning Thursday, January 28 the regulations will go back into effect to facilitate further snow clearing operations.

Sidewalks must be cleared of snow for the safety of children and pedestrians. Property owners whose sidewalks remain snow covered are subject to fines.

Please help protect yourself, your family and your property, by clearing snow from around fire hydrants.

Make sure all your furnace, hot water heater and dryer vents are clear of snow to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gases from backing up into your home. The same applies to your vehicle's exhaust pipes.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and be extra careful for pedestrians and schoolchildren who may be walking in the streets. Motorists also need to be careful of blind corners and driveways, and re-freezing of roadway surfaces.

Mayor Giordano would like to express his gratitude for the patience, determination and helpfulness of all residents as we continue recovery operations from this historic storm.


Storm Recovery Update

Mayor Giordano wishes to report that North Plainfield's snow plowing and removal operations will be continuing in full force throughout the day Sunday. He asks that everyone assist this effort by not driving, and by keeping their vehicles parked off the street. In the interest of public safety it is also very important to shovel out fire hydrants that may be buried. When shoveling or plowing do not place the snow onto roadways. Borough Hall will have a delayed opening at 10 o'clock delayed opening on Monday.


State of Emergency

Mayor Giordano reminds all residents that Governor Christie has declared a State of Emergency during this blizzard and non emergency travel is prohibited from all roads. 'We have a number of vehicles blocking roads and these will be removed as soon as possible', said the Mayor. Plowing operations are continuing as weather and road conditions permit and emergency personnel remain on duty. The Mayor reminds everyone to use extreme caution when shoveling snow and not to shovel it into the roadways."


PSE&G Prepares for Approaching Storm System

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Somerset County Prepares for Predicted Snow Event

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Blizzard Watch

This is a message from Mayor Michael Giordano for North Plainfield Residents, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Friday night to Sunday morning. This watch covers the possibility for 10-16 inches of snow accumulation, wind gusts up to 40 MPH causing near zero visibility and steady temperatures in the min 20's. Please be assured that our public works department will be out in force doing their part to open our streets in a timely manner and our police/fire/ems services will remain on full time duty. For public safety purposes, we ask that all residents remove their vehicles from roadways during and immediately following the storm. Do not shovel snow into public roadways and do not bury fire hydrants. Report downed Wires or Power Outages to the non-emergency number for the North Plainfield Police Department (908) 769-2937, or call 911 for emergencies. We ask that you look out for your neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities, refrain from driving is possible and if you must go out please drive safely and be sure to remove all ice and snow from your vehicle.


Pet Licensing

Attention: Pet Owners
In order to keep our records accurate and up to date, please notify the "Health Office" at (908)-769-2907 of any changes regarding your pet(s), e.g. change of contact information, address, spaying/neutering or death.

Fees:
Dogs - $19.20 (neutered/spayed) non-neutered/spayed - $22.20
Cats - $10.00 (neutered/spayed) non-neutered/spayed - $13.00

Reminder: Fees are due in January.
Thank you for your cooperation.
North Plainfield Health Office/Pet Licensing


Businesses Need to File Recycling Tonnage Reports by March 2

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Go Paperless, Go Green, with Your Sewer Bill!

The Borough of North Plainfield is offering a voluntary automated paperless sewer billing program which will allow you to receive your sewer bill via e-mail. The program is only applicable to SEWER bills and bears NO COST to the homeowner. For any homeowner wishing to enroll, Please print out this form, complete the information and forward to the Sewer/ Tax Collector's Office. If you chose NOT to enroll in the automated billing, you will still receive a paper bill from the Borough in March 2017. If you have any questions please call 908-769-2908. We also would like to remind you at this time that you can pay, or determine balances owed on, your sewer and tax bills on-line through our Payment Portal.