2/7/16

The boil water advisory remains in effect for the Washington Crossing Estates development. The repair to the damaged water main in Washington Crossing Estates has been fixed. The water
system has been disinfected, however, the boil water notice remains in effect. Water samples will be sent out for testing on Monday February 8, 2016. We anticipate the test results will be returned approximately 48 hours after they are submitted to the laboratory. We will advise residents of when the results are received. Please refer to the township website at www.hopewelltwp.org or the Hopewell
Township Health Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HopewellHealthMercerNJ for boil water notice information.  If you have further questions please contact the Hopewell Township Health
Department at 609-737-0605 x636 or email at healthofficer@hopewelltwp.org

Please see below for boil water information.

 

Water Main Break Update/ Boil Water Advisory      Friday   February 5, 2016

The Township of Hopewell is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for residents within the Washington Crossing Estates homes served with municipal water, due to a line break. 

This is a standard procedure whenever a loss of pressure occurs which may compromise the quality of your drinking water.

Hopewell Township is making every possible effort to resolve this situation, as a precaution, the Boil Water Advisory is required until testing of the water supply is completed and the water deemed satisfactory for consumption. 

Effective immediately and until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using for:

 

  • Drinking.
  • Preparing foods, washing vegetables and fruit.
  • Cooking.
  • Making ice cubes.
  • Taking medications.
  • Brushing teeth.
  • Mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks. 

 

Hopewell Township also recommends the following steps:

  • Throw away uncooked food of beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory.
  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in dilute bleach (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle.
  • Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing.
  • Provide pets with boiled water after cooling.
  • Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filter will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms.
  • Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

Please be advised that the Township of Hopewell is doing all it can to make sure that your water is of the highest quality. 

We will notify our residents as soon as the advisory is lifted. 

If you have an emergent question please call the Hopewell Township Health Department at (609) 737-0120 during business hours or Hopewell Township Police Non-Emergency number (609) 737-3100 on nights and weekends to speak to a Health Department representative.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

 

 

Water Main Break          Friday  February 5, 2016

A water main break has occurred forcing the water to be shut down to State Park Drive.

Hopewell Township crews will be working on repairing the break.

The time needed for repair is unknown at this time.

 

 

 Phone Scam    January 29, 2016

The Hopewell Township Police Department has received multiple calls today from Hopewell Valley residents regarding a phone scam. Residents report that a person identifies himself as being with the U.S. Treasury and advises the resident that they have failed to respond to a magistrate or a grand jury notice. Some messages threaten arrest or fines.

Residents are urged not to give out any personal information if they actually speak with the caller. Residents are also urged not to call the phone number provided if a message was left for them asking for a return call.

You may report an incident to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484 or send an email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: “IRS Phone Scam”) describing the phone call you received.

If you are unsure if the phone call you received is a scam, you may contact the Hopewell Township Police Department at 609-737-3100 ext. 0 and ask to speak with a police officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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 2016

Member
Term
Dorothy Aicher
1/12/15 - 12/31/17
William Cane
1/6/14 - 12/31/16
Christopher Pazdan, Farmer
1/4/16 - 12/31/18
Denise Moser
1/6/14 - 12/31/16
John Piepszak, Master Gardener
1/12/15 - 12/31/17
Michael Van Clef
1/4/16 - 12/31/18
David Van Selous
1/4/16 - 12/31/18
Alternate No. 1 - Vacancy (Hunter)
1/4/16 - 12/31/16
Alternate No. 2 - Vacancy
1/4/16 - 12/31/16
John Hart, Jr.
Township Committee Liaison
Administrative Officer

Deer Management Map, Rules, Notices, and Application

Click here for Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance Establishing A Deer Management Advisory Committee

Deer Harvest Web Chart, 2012-2013 Season

Deer Harvest Web Chart, 2013-2014 Season

Season 12 Comparison

 

 


 

 
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