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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Deborah Fox, Tax Assessor
Located in the Public Works Building
Phone: (609) 737-0607 ext. 622, 648, 624
Fax (609) 737-2813

Please Contact the Collector for questions regarding tax bills and taxes paid.

Property Tax Assessment in New Jersey
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes Brochure PDF

NJ has an ad valorem based tax system which means that property tax assessment is based on the market value of your property. 

NJ Property Tax Records Click Here Free registration is required, after which you can use the Mod IV tab to review your information.

Property Tax Deductions Available to Residents
(Click Here)

  • Senior/Disabled Tax Deduction
  • Veteran Tax Deduction
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption

Applications for Senior and Veteran deductions are available in the Assessor’s Office.  Totally disabled veterans, if qualified, are entitled to real property tax exemptions.  Forms are also available in the Collector’s office.          

Property Tax Appeals

Tax Appeal Application - Click Here

Petitions to either the County Board of Taxation or directly to the State Tax Court must be filed and received on or before April 1, 2016.

ALL Taxpayers in Mercer County have the right to file tax appeals with the County Board of Taxation, regardless of the amount of their assessment. Those properties with assessments greater than $1,000,000.00 have the option of appealing either with the County Board of Taxation or filing directly to the State Tax Court of New Jersey.

What to Remember When Filing an Appeal:

  • Property owners have the right to file an appeal each year
  • You must prove that you would not be able to sell your house for its current assessed value by providing comparable sales
  • Comparable sales are sales of similar homes that were listed on the open market, have sold within the appropriate time period and are not subject to any extenuating circumstances like duress, a sale between family members, estate sales etc.
  • You cannot compare assessments as a basis for appeal

Any questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Mercer County Board of Taxation at (609) 989-6704.


Farmland Assessment Applications
Click here for the Application

Reminder to all farmland assessed properties in Hopewell Township – Farmland applications for 2017 are due in the Assessor’s Office on or before August 1, 2016.The office will mail the applications in June.  The Assessor’s Office is located in the Public Works Building at 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.  If the farmland applications are not received in a timely manner, the properties will be denied farmland assessment for 2017.

  2015 Changes to Farmland Assessment   
Click here for the list of Changes

New Farmland Assessment Regulations, Review and Update (June 23, 2015)

The following are key changes under Farmland Assessment:

  • Income: $500 Gross Sales Criterion for the first 5 acres is increased to $1,000, except for lands under a Woodland Management Plan, and then the Gross sales requirements remain at $500 for the first 5 acres. Proofs of Gross Sales must be submitted with each application.
  • ** NEW Gross Sales Form**: Click here for the new Gross Sales Form to be filed with your F-A1 Farmland Assessment Application.
  • Descriptive Narrative: Properties where a farm’s acreage is less than 7 acres must include a descriptive narrative of the agricultural/horticultural uses, a sketch of their location and a number of acres devoted is required to be submitted with the application

Questions? Please Email your farmland assessment questions.

Forms Online


Request for Certified List

$10 Fee for Certified List

FA-1 Farmland Assessment Form

Deadline August 1st

GS-FA1 Gross Sales Form

To be Filed with FA-1

WD-1 Woodland Data Form

Woodland Management Properties to file with FA-1


Request for Information

Request for information form

 

 

 
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