SOUTH MAIN STREET RESURFACING PROJECT BETWEEN INGLESIDE AVE AND ROUTE 31

The Mercer County Department of Transportation has announced that a resurfacing project will take place on South Main Street between Ingleside Avenue and Route 31 beginning on or about Wednesday June 25, 2014.
The hours of construction will be 9:00 am until 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. The project is expected to take 14 working days to complete.
During construction, the following sequence of traffic operations is proposed:
Milling Operations:
The southbound direction will remain open. Northbound South Main Street will be closed to through traffic at Route 31 and Pennington Lawrenceville Road.
Resurfacing Operations:
Stage 1- Both directions of South Main Street from the Pennington Circle to Pennington Lawrenceville Road will be closed to through traffic. Southbound traffic will be directed to turn left on Pennington Lawrenceville Road, then right onto Blackwell Road. Northbound traffic will be directed to continue north on Route 31 to Ingleside Avenue.
Stage 2- Both directions of South Main Street from Pennington Lawrenceville Road to Ingleside Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Southbound motorists will be directed to turn right onto Ingleside Avenue, right onto Burd Street, left onto East Delaware Avenue, and then left onto Southbound Route 31. Signs will be posted advising South Main Street is closed at Ingleside Avenue and to use East Delaware Avenue directly. South Main Street will be closed to northbound through traffic at the Pennington Circle. Northbound motorists will then be directed to continue north on Route 31 to Ingleside Avenue.

 

 

Van Dyke Road Bridge Replacement Project

The Mercer County Department of Transportation has announced a bridge replacement project will begin on Van Dyke Road north of Route 518 on or about Monday April 28, 2014.

The project is expected to take 3 months and Van Dyke Rd north of Route 518 will be closed 24 hours a day for replacement of the bridge.  

Eastbound traffic will be directed to Stony Brook Road north from Van Dyke Road, right onto Mountain Church Road, right onto Hopewell Wertsville Road, right onto Featherbed Lane to left onto Van Dyke Road. 

Motorists travelling northbound will travel the same route conversely.

 

 

Scam Alert:

PSE&G is once again urging customers to be vigilant to a telephone scam where callers threaten to shut off electric or gas service if payment is not made that day.

The scam, which has been reported across the country, involves payments using Green Dot MoneyPaks, and currently seems to be targeting customers in Mercer County.  (PSE&G alerted the public to a similar scam several times in 2013.)

 how does the scam work? 

  • Individuals pretending to be PSE&G employees call customers and demand that they make payment within hours using a Green Dot Money Pak, a type of pre-paid card.
  • Customers are told to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak at a pharmacy or convenience store, use cash to put money on to the card, and then provide the number on the card to the person who called them.
  • Customers are advised that if they do not immediately call back and provide the MoneyPak information, their gas/electric service will be shut off that day.
  • Typically, after the customer provides that MoneyPak number, the scammer transfers the funds to a prepaid card, and cashes it in at an ATM.

 what should customers know?

  • Customers should be wary of callers who demand immediate payment and threaten service termination.
  • PSE&G does not accept Green Dot Money Pak cards.  PSE&G offers a variety of payments options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment.
  • When PSE&G makes an outbound phone call to customers, customer-specific information is shared with the customer.  That information includes the account name, address, number and current balance.  If customers do not receive this correct information, they likely are not speaking with a PSE&G representative.
  • Any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of a call from PSE&G — especially one in which payment is requested — should call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).
  • PSE&G customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 10 days in advance.  Customers who are struggling to pay their bill are encouraged to call PSE&G at 1-800-357-2262 to discuss payment options and visit pseg.com/help to learn about programs that can help.


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Deer Management Committee

Email:deermanagement@hopewelltwp.org

WHEREAS,  on September 29, 2009, the Hopewell Valley Deer Management Task Force was created to develop a plan to mitigate negative impacts caused by deer on the quality of life of residents of Hopewell Valley and on the ecologic!integrity of its forests; and

WHEREAS,   the  Task  Force  was  charged  with  (1)  initiating  a  public  education program, (2) creating a comprehensive deer management plan and (3) determining the requirements for long-term sustainability of a successful deer management plan; and

WHEREAS,  the Task Force conducted eight (8) public meetings, distributed and analyzed a public questionnaire, performed a nighttime spotlight survey of-the deer population and published articles about deer management issues in local newspapers; and

WHEREAS,  in  September, 2010 the Task  Force presented its 56-page "Hopewell Valley Deer Management Plan" to the Hopewell Township Committee; and

WHEREAS,  the Task Force found that the dramatic rise in the deer population has resulted in several negative impacts, including Lyme disease, deer-vehicle collisions, agricultural losses and landscape planting damage, all of which adversely affect the quality of life of residents of Hopewell Valley; and

WHEREAS,  the Task Force also found that forests  are adversely impacted by over abundant deer that graze on native plants and that the long term maintenance of forest cover is in jeopardy because new trees are eaten before they can replace those that fall; and

WHEREAS,  the Task Force recommended a set of five (5) comprehensive goals to address these concerns, and offered eleven (11) specific strategies to meet the stated goals; and

WHEREAS, among other things the Task Force requested that the Hopewell Township Committee appoint a standing committee to implement the Task Force plan; and

WHEREAS,  the Township Committee believes it to be in the best interest of the Township to create an Advisory Committee that will meet at least monthly and provide the Township Committee with reports, information and advice about steps to take to better manage the deer population in Hopewell Township and to mitigate the adverse effects of the deer population on the health, economics and ecology of the Township.

Deer Management Advisory Committee

Member
Term Expiration
Dorothy Aicher
Unexpired to 12/31/14
Bill Cane, Co-Chair
1/6/14 to 12/31/16
James Gambino
1/7/13 to 12/31/15
Denise Moser, Co-Chair
1/6/14 to 12/31/16
John Piepszak, Master Gardener
1/5/12 to 12/31/14
Michael Van Clef
1/7/13 to 12/31/15
David Van Selous
2/11/13 to 12/31/15
Christopher Pazdan, Farmer Alternate No. 1
1/6/14 to 12/31/14
Michael Bellaus, Hunter Alternate No. 2
1/6/14 to 12/31/14
John Hart, Jr.
Hopewell Township
Committee Liaison
Administrative Officer

Deer Management Map, Rules, Notices, and Application

Click here for Agendas and Minutes

Deer Management Members and Members Terms

Deer Management Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2012 Season

Ordinance Establishing A Deer Management Advisory Committee

Deer Harvest Web Chart, 2012-2013 Season

 

 

 


 

 
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