Poor Farm Road Bridge Closure Announcement

Beginning on or about Monday, July 27, 2015 Mercer County DOT will begin repair of the Poor Farm Road Bridge over a tributary of Jacobs Creek. This bridge is located approximately 1/2 mile south of Harbourton Woodsville Road.

During the repair work the bridge will be closed to all traffic on a 24/7 basis. This project is expected to be complete within 60 days, weather permitting.

A detour will be posted directing motorists to use Harbourton-Woodsville Road, Trenton-Harbourton Road and Woosamonsa Road.  

Motorists should plan alternate routes during this construction period.

 

Bayberry Road Bridge Closure Announcement

Beginning on or about Monday, July 20, 2015 Mercer County DOT will begin repair of the Bayberry Road Bridge over a tributary of Honey Branch Brook. This bridge is located approximately 1,100 feet east of Morris Drive.

 During the repair work the bridge will be closed to all traffic on a 24/7 basis. This project is expected to be complete within 60 days, weather permitting.

 The eastbound detour will be Pennington Rocky Hill Road to Carter Road.

 The westbound detour will be Alta Vista Drive to Elm Ridge Road to Pennington Rocky Hill Road.

Motorists should plan alternate routes during this construction period.

 

 

Pennington Titusville Road Bridge Closure      

The Mercer County Department of Transportation began work on Monday February 23, 2015 replacing the Pennington-Titusville Road Bridge which crosses over Jacobs Creek.

Pennington-Titusville Road between Scotch Road and Bear Tavern Road will be closed to traffic at the bridge during this construction period which is scheduled to last six months.

The eastbound detour route will be Bear Tavern Road S/B to Washington Crossing Pennington Road E/B to Scotch Road N/B.

The westbound detour will be Scotch Road S/B to Washington Crossing Pennington Road W/B to Bear Tavern Road N/B.

Motorists should plan alternate routes during this construction period.

 


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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 2015

Member
Term Expiration
Dorothy Aicher
1/12/15 to 12/31/17
Bill Cane, Co-Chair
1/6/14 to 12/31/16
Vacant
1/7/13 to 12/31/15
Denise Moser, Co-Chair
1/6/14 to 12/31/16
John Piepszak, Master Gardener
1/12/15 to 12/31/17
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
1/12/15 to 12/31/15
Michael Bellaus, Hunter Alternate No. 2
1/12/15 to 12/31/15
John Hart, Jr.
Hopewell 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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