Road Resurfacing Project for Blackwell Road between Federal City Road and Cold Soil Road

Blackwell Road between Federal City Road and Cold Soil Road will be closed to traffic between 7:30 AM and 4 PM starting Monday, October 20, 2014 and will continue for the next 2 weeks.

 

Weekday Road Closure alert for Blackwell Road

Blackwell Road between Pennington-Lawrenceville Road and Federal City Road will be closed to traffic starting today, September 15, 2014 and continuing for the next 2 weeks for gas line maintenance.

The east bound detour will be Pennington-Lawrenceville Road to Federal City Road.

The west bound detour will be Federal City Road to Pennington-Lawrenceville Road.

Residents living on Blackwell Road will be able to access their homes at all times from either side.

 

Scam Alert:

JCP&L Utility Scam Alert
A recent scam involves a caller posing as an electric company employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made, using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card. These pre-paid cards are available at convenience stores and drug stores, and customers can use them to pay bills or add money to online accounts. JCP&L does not endorse the use of Green Dot cards as a bill payment method. If a customer receives a call from someone demanding payment of their electric bill by using a Green Dot card, they are being scammed and should report the crime to local authorities. Although JCP&L representatives sometimes do call customers to remind them that a payment is past due, they explain how a payment can be made using one of the following established payment options: • Direct Debit • Automated Phone Payment - 1-866-569-4770 • Authorized Payment Location - www.firstenergycorp.com/forms/paymentagencies • Mail Any customer who has doubts about a call from someone claiming to be from JCP&L, especially one demanding immediate payment, should call JCP&L’s customer service number at 1-800-662-3115. For more information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/paymentoptions.

 

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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Mission Statement


737-0120

The Hopewell Township Health Department provides state-mandated services and is staffed by State licensed public health professionals. The department provides prevention oriented personal health services as well as regulatory environmental and communicable disease services in the community. Disease prevention and health promotion can be best advanced through change in lifestyle, fitness activities, nutrition, and health awareness. Please call the Health Department at 737-0120 if you have any concerns or questions.

NAME / Email
TITLE /
PROGRAM AREA
PHONE
Health Officer
(Admin, Water, Letter of Reviews, Food, Camps & Nuisances)
609-737-0120  x639

George Kiesel  
gkiesel@hopewelltwp.org

Inspector
(Septics, Wells and other environmental complaints)  
609-737-0120  x635

Vital Statistics
(Births, marriages, deaths and other records) 

609-737-0120  x684

Office administration,
(fees, permits, applications)   

609-737-0120  x636
Belinda Ogitis 
bogitis@hopewelltwp.org
Animal Control Officer/ Pet Licenses, Strays, Rabies Control
609-737-0120  x678
Mary Rosner
nurse@hopewelltwp.org 
Public Health Nurse
609-737-0120  x638


Hopewell Valley Advisory Board of Health

211 Information      Health Insurance       

What is Public Health? - Video

Nixle Notification Link

HEALTH CLINICS & EVENTS IN HOPEWELL VALLEY  2014

2012 MERCER COUNTY, NJ
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CHIP)

Annual Report 2012 for Hopewell Township and Hopewell Valley

Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership – Community Health Assessment
(version July 10, 2012)

Wood Chip Management Guidance

Black Fly Treatment Information

Information Concerning Bed Bugs

NJDEP Underground storage tank (UST) remediation, upgrade and abandonment fund  pdf

Special Need Registration Program

Hopewell Valley Happenings

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts

Is It Magic...or Public Health?

Application for Pet Registration pdf

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse pdf

 

Hopewell Township Health Department reminder;   Day light savings ends November 2 so remember to Set you clocks back, replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and to restock your water and food supplies for an emergency.  Recent snow storm are reminders that everyone should be prepared to be without electricity, water, food or cable for extended periods of time.   A 3 day minimum supply of water, food and other supplies should be on hand. 

Hopewell Township office of emergency management alerts the public when there is an emergency event taking place using a reverse 911 calling system, local cable television notices, updates to the Hopewell Township web site and a service called Nixle.  Nixle is a free service that alerts residents to public safety threats and important community information via e-mail, and cell phone text messages. To register go to www.nixle.com.   

 

 

ORDINANCES

Public Health nuisance code of Hopewell Township
Testing & Reporting Requirements for Wells and Septics Prior to Transfer of Property (Rev. 12/2010)
Chapter 16, Well Testing Requirements
Chapter 17, Well Testing Requirements
Pet Regulations
New 2011 fees adopted  for health department permits and Animal control pet licenses and activities
Standards for Keeping Chickens
Hopewell Township Septic Ordinance
16- 4 Food and Environmental Programs
N.J.A.C. 7:9A STANDARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS (as adopted 4-2-12)

 

FORMS

Real Estate Transfer Requirements
Application for Septic Repair & Abandonment
Application for Letter of Review - Onsite Sewage Disposal & Well Water System
NJDEP Onsite Septic System Inspection Form
Application for a new well permit  
Well Alteration Permit Form (1/2006)
Municipal Construction Procedures - Underground Storage Tanks


FOOD, CAMPS, POOLS, etc.

CHAPTER 24 (N.J.A.C. 8:24)Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines
Township of Hopewell - Retail Food Application
Temp Food Application

NEWSLETTER

July 2006 New Vaccine Recommendations Revisited Adobe PDF Document

HOMEOWNERS GUIDES TO WELLS AND CLEAN WATER

What You Need to Know About Uranium in Drinking Water
A Homeowner's Guide to Arsenic in Drinking Water
FACTS - Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water
NJ Private Well Testing Regulations
EPA-drinking water from household wells

 

HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO SEPTIC SYSTEMS

EMERGENCY & PREPAREDNESS GUIDES

HOMEOWNERS GUIDES TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Immunization Schedule 7-18 Years pdf
Immunization Schedule 0-6 Years pdf
Catch-up Immunication Schedule 4 Months-18 Years pdf

HIV/AIDS SERVICES IN NEW JERSEY

HELPING YOU BECOME AN INFORMED HEALTH CARE CONSUMER

HEALTH INFORMATION RESOURCES & LINKS

VITAL RECORDS & STATISTICS

Births, marriages and deaths are permanently recorded by the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality in which they actually take place. A fee and specific information are required to obtain a certified copy of any of these documents. Township records begin with 1921. A New Jersey marriage license is issued to each couple by the Registrar in the municipality in which the prospective bride resides. Out of state residents getting married in New Jersey must apply in the municipality in which the marriage is to take place.

Additional information on obtaining copies of birth, marriage and death records are available from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services.

Helpful Links

Getting Copies of Non-Genealogical Records (current years)
Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil Union and Domestic Partnership

Applications

Application for a Non-Genealogical Certification or Certified Copy of a Vital Record – Reg-27  

For further information on office hours, procedures and fees, call Hopewell Township 737-0120, Hopewell Borough 466-2636, or Pennington Borough 737-0276

HEALTH EDUCATION

Various health education programs and videos are available for presentation at club and organization meetings. The Health Department also provides information and referral services for residents with questions about health.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The Health Department participates with Hopewell Valley Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliance. The purpose of the Alliance is to conduct substance abuse awareness education and prevention activities.

CHILD HEALTH SERVICES

Healthy Child – Well Baby Check-up & immunizations for uninsured township residents is provided by the Lawrence Township Health Department.   Preapproval is required.
For information and appointments call  737-0120  ext 638

Free vaccines are also available through the NJ Vaccine for Kids programs.
Local area Provider can be located at   https://njiis.nj.gov/njiis/html/contactvfc.html
Currently, children who are eligible to receive vaccines from the NJVFC Program must be within one of the following categories;

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, or NJ FamilyCare Plan A
  • NJ FamilyCare Plans B, C and D
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Have no health insurance
  • *Have health insurance that does not pay for vaccine
  • Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. These children must be immunized at a   Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or rural health center to receive free NJVFC vaccine.

ADULT HEALTH SERVICES

Free Hypertension Screening.  Our Public Health Nurse monitors blood pressure.  Information is also provided about proper diet, exercise, weight control and other factors, which can help control blood pressure and improve one's general health.

Flu clinics are held in October and November of each year for residents over 18 years old.

Project Healthy Bones is an osteoporosis prevention, exercise and education program for older adults in New Jersey. The program is modeled after a program developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Action For Boston Community Development, Inc  Research has shown that high intensity strength training exercises along with weight bearing activities, such as walking, are an effective and feasible means to preserve bone density.  Strength training can also improve muscle mass, strength, and balance.

Project Healthy Bones classes are currently held at the health department and other participating sites through out the valley.  Please call the health department for availability and times.  737-0120x638.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

The Health Department works to prevent and control illness in the community by investigation of communicable diseases.

Free and Confidential Sexually Transmitted Disease & HIV Testing & Counseling Clinics:   

Hamilton Township Health Department, 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, 609-890-3647. Walk-in hours are Monday 1-3 pm and Tuesday 9-11 am.    Photo id is required

HITOPS, Inc. in Princeton provides clinical services and sexuality education for young men & women ages 13-23. They are located at 21 Wiggins Street Princeton. 683-5155.

Trenton Health Department  - 218 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  Phone: (609) 989-3242 The Adult health clinic provides confidential screenings for sexually transmitted diseases. You’ll only need to bring documents of your residency within Mercer County to access these services that are no charge. Quick and prompt is delivered by the professional staff. Referrals provided. Confidential HIV counseling and testing is also provided in that results are provided within 15 minutes using the latest technology. These are walk in services, no appointment is necessary.   
Clinic hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am -11am and 1:15pm to 3:00pm

Trenton Health Department  also provides (Tuberculosis) TB testing and case management Services, referrals are required. Call 609-989-3242 for times and appointments. 

St Francis Medical Infection Disease Center 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Provides HIV/STD testing for county residents.  Call 609-599-5560 for times and appointments.

 

RABIES & ANIMAL CONTROL

All newly acquired dogs and cats can be vaccinated against rabies by 3 months of age. Three-year booster shots are given after the first dose and if the pet is over 1 year old.

All dogs must be licensed.  Application for Pet Registration pdf

Cats must be licensed or registered depending on the municipality of residence.

A State mandated door-to-door canvass is conducted annually to locate unlicensed pets.  Legal action may be taken if unlicensed pets are found.

To assist residents in protecting their pets and family against rabies, free Rabies Vaccination Clinics are conducted throughout the year; see the Hopewell Valley schedule on the last page.

Call the Health Department for dates for other free clinics throughout the greater Mercer County Area. 737-0120 Ext. 678
                                               
Anyone with knowledge of an animal bite (to a pet or person) is required to report the bite to the Health Department so that an investigation can be initiated.

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics
                    10:00 ‑ 12:00 Noon
 
Hopewell Twp. Public Works Facilities
203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The environmental health staff conducts regular inspection for the 150 food vendors throughout the valley.  Copies of all reports are left with the facility owner and are on file at the Health Department for public review.

Seasonally, public bathing places are inspected by the Health Department. Life‑saving equipment, personnel certifications and proper sanitation procedures are checked to ensure safety.

Public health nuisance and occupational health complaints that are reported to the department are investigated and appropriate action taken.

The Health Department works closely with the State Department of Environmental Protection & Energy to solve local pollution control problems.  NJDEP Hotline is 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337)

The Health Department issues permits for:
 * New construction, repairs and alterations to existing septic systems.

 * New or replacement wells & well pumps.

A Homeowner's Manual for the maintenance of septic systems is available upon request.

Information is also available on underground oil tanks, asbestos removal, lead hazards (both paint and drinking water) and solid waste.

The Health Department recommends testing of private wells for:

Total coliform bacteria annually.  Nitrates every 3 years.  Lead, arsenic, gross alpha and other organic chemicals every 5 years.

 

 

 
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