News & Events

8-03: Storm on Way: Be Prepared, Gathering Safely, Emergency Rental Assistance, Case Report
Police Advisory: Tropical Storm Warning until 8 PM Tues., Aug. 4, Preparation Info The Montgomery Township Police Department and Montgomery Township Office of Emergency more

Tuesday's Storm may bring Outages, Downed Trees, Flooding - Be Ready
The following is a release from PSE&G, which includes info on preparation and how to reach them to report outages: Public Service Electric & more

Police Release Videos of Car Theft in Progress
On July 29 at 3:18 am, Montgomery Police responded to a Skillman residence to assist Newark Police with identifying the driver of a car more

Rental Relief Program from Somerset County
Somerset County is launching its Community Development Block Grant-CV Emergency Rental Relief (CDBG-CV ERR) Program.  This program cam provide  up to 3 months’ rent or $3000.00, more

Unsolicited Seed Packets in Mail
New Jersey Department of Agriculture Information on Unsolicited Seeds  We have been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that more

7-29: Contact Tracing, Flags for Heroes ‘20, Outdoor Movie Nights, Virtual Butterfly Fest Sat., Case Report
CONTACT TRACING PREVENTS VIRUS TRANSMISSION Answer the call to slow the spread The New Jersey Dept. of Health is reporting that the overall transmission more

Additional $15 Million in CARES Act Funding - Small Business Recovery
Governor Phil Murphy announced today that an additional $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been made available more

Outdoor Movie Nights @ Libraries & Patriots
Let’s Go to the Movies: SCLSNJ Bridgewater, Mary Jacobs Branches to Host Outdoor Family Movie Nights This Summer This August, the Somerset County Library more

PSE&G Prepared for Heat Wave
With a heat wave forecast for this week, Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is prepared to meet the demand for more

7-27-20: Interns Available to help Businesses, Hand Sanitizer Warning & List, Drive-Thru Testing 7-30, Case Report
Counties Will Pay Young Adults to Work for Your Business with $100K Fund Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board Will Support Businesses Hiring Interns in more

Counties Will Pay Young Adults to Work for Your Business with $100K Fund
Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board Will Support Businesses Hiring Interns in Somerset & Hunterdon Counties The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) is connecting more

Next COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Date will be July 30
Residents Do Not Need a Prescription   Somerset County is continuing to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will be open more

7-24-20: Tax Bills Delayed, SAVE, Biz Video Highlights, Census, Case Report
Third Quarter Tax Bills Delayed Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of the more

Property Tax Bills Delayed
Third Quarter Property Tax Billing Delayed Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of more

7-22-20: Travel List, Don’t Share Your Air, Workshops, Case Report
Travel Advisory List Expands to 31 States Ten New States Added To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, New Jersey has issued more

Enjoy the Parks Safely more

Resumption of Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings Governor Phil Murphy today more

7-20-20: Latest on Contact Tracing, Health Advisory on Heat, Pool Safety, Today’s Case Report
LATEST NEWS ON CONTACT TRACING EFFORTS Contact tracing is an essential tool to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  It involves public health professionals reaching more

COVID-19 & Systemic Racism: July 23rd Presentation

Assistance for NJ Residents with Diabetes in Need
The Diabetes Foundation is offering a Diabetes Supply Assistance Program for New Jersey residents experiencing financial hardship and are furloughed, unemployed, uninsured, or underinsured. more

7-17: Library Agreement Reached, Anti-Racism Workshop 7-25, Farmers Market Sats., Main St. Feature, Case Report
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP SIGNS AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE SERVICES AT MARY JACOBS LIBRARY Montgomery Township Mayor Sadaf Jaffer signed an agreement today to continue library services more

PSE&G Tree Trimming
PSE&G has provided Montgomery with notice of upcoming routine tree trimming that will begin on or about July 20th.  They have already begun the more

Police Advise Locking Car Doors to Deter Burglaries
The Montgomery Twp. Police Department investigated numerous car burglaries that occurred on the morning of Wednesday 07/15/2020 between the hours of 0130 and 0300. more

NJ Travel Advisory Expands, Haz Waste Day 7-25, Monty Together Video: CafeMerica, Case Report
Travel Advisory List Updated to 22 States New Jersey Adds Four New States, Removes Delaware   To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, more

Workshop: Understanding and Combating Racism -- Causes, Consequences, and Antidotes
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL & REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. What is racism? Why do humans engage in racism and more

MFOS' Farmers Market Open Every Sat. 9-12
We've moved next door! New hours and location    WHERE: Village Shopper III, 1378 Route 206, Skillman, near Mooyahs Burgers WHEN: Saturdays, 9 am – more

Food Pantry Reopens, Power of the Census, In-Person Visits to Muni. Offices, Today’s Case Report
FOOD PANTRY OPEN BY APPT. – DONATIONS NEEDED Montgomery Food Pantry Now Open!! The Montgomery Township Food Pantry is now open for families needing assistance. more

Next Household Hazardous Waste Day - July 25
Mark Your Calendars When: Sat, July 25, 9am – 2pm Where:  South County Public Works Garage,410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844 Adherence to social distancing more

Masks Required Outdoors, Workshop: Combat Racism, Business Types Open, Visit Virtual Main Street, Case Report
Masks Are Required Outdoors when Social Distancing is not possible Governor Murphy has passed Executive Order # 163 indicating that mask wearing is now required in more

Testing Available on July 16
Somerset County’s drive-thru test center at Raritan Valley Community College will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. Testing, more

Build Your Own Rainbarrel at Home Workshop July 25
Did you know that rainbarrels can save you water use around the yard, reduce your water bill, AND help recharge our aquifers?  Join The more

Motor Vehicle Agencies Reopened 7-07, Lines are Very Long
UPDATE:  Very long lines have been reported at Motor Vehicle Centers throughout the State this week.  The wait time is expected to subside as more

Uptick in Cases, Staycation Ideas, Pool Safety & Case Report
Uptick in Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Proves We’re Not “Back to Normal” By Stephanie Carey LATE ADDITION: Today, Governor Murphy announced that mask wearing will more

Summer Youth Employment Program Launching in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
A new summer employment program for youth in Hunterdon and Somerset counties is looking for interested employers to help provide internships for 40 young more

Out-of-State Travel Quarantine Rules: Updated State List
UPDATE July 7, 2020: Governor Murphy in a press conference today stated that three new states are added to those requiring a 14 day more

Ways to Vote, Virtual RecNCrew Camp, Rt. 601 Open, 3rd Qtr. Tax Bills Delayed, Fireworks Video, Covid-10 Case Report
Ways to Vote in Tomorrow’s Primary Election Any registered voter can vote in three ways in tomorrow's primary election: Return your vote-by-mail ballot via more

NJ Dept. of Health Public: Executive Directives for Youth Camps and Public Recreational Bathing
See following PDF documents from the New Jersey Department of Health: more

Library Implements Automatic Item Renewal Process
Somerset County Library System Launches Automatic Item Renewal Process The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will launch an automatic renewal process more

MEMS' July 16 Blood Drive - CANCELED
This blood drive date has been canceled. Please check back for future blood drive dates.   Montgomery EMS has announced a new blood drive more

County Bridge Work & RR Xing Work Completed on Rt. 601 near Grandview
6-26-20 UPDATE: The at-grade rail crossing work is now complete.  CR 601 was fully reopened to all traffic on Friday, June 26th at approximately more

Vote by Mail Info
"How To Vote By Mail" videos educate voters on how to properly fill out Vote By Mail ballot: How to Fill Out Your Vote more

Reminder: Recycling Pick-up is Monday due to Holiday
The Somerset County Recycling Calendar indicates that Recycling dates in Montgomery Twp. for July are on Monday, July 6th, Friday, July 17th and Friday, more

Municipal Offices - Before You Visit ....
Township Offices Visitor Guidelines - Appts & Form Needed Starting Mon. July 6  due to Covid-19 The Township of Montgomery remains committed to the more

County Library System Reopening July 6 with Limited Capacity; Hours
Nine of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) 10 branches will reopen with limited customer capacities on Monday, July 6, 2020 more

Out-of-State Travel, Celebrate Independence Day, Helping Hands in the Community, Covid-10 Case Report
Quarantine for Out-of-State Travel: What It Means By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Health Officer New Jersey has joined with New York and Connecticut in recommending more

County Clerk Extends Hours to Assist Voters with Getting Primary Ballots before July 7
County Erects a Tent at Veterans Plaza to Allow for Social Distancing to Protect Voters and Staff From COVID-19 The Somerset County Clerk’s office more

Residents Do NOT Need Rx to get Tested on July 2 & 9
The Somerset County Department of Health has announced that a physician’s prescription is no longer required for county residents to be tested at the more

Third Qtr. Property Tax Billing Delayed
Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of the 2020 Final Property Tax Bills more

Montgomery Independence Day Celebration / Fireworks
Montgomery Township regrets to announce that the Wed.,  July 1st Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks have been canceled, with no known date for reschedule more

Twp. Bldg. Operations; Testing without Rx; Indoor Dining Postponed; Rainbarrel Workshop 7-25; Case Report
Township Building Updated Guidelines for Appts Effective July 6th The Township of Montgomery remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, employees more

Municipal Email System Restored
Friday, June 26, 3:00 PM The Montgomery Township Email System is now accepting email from all sources.  Please resend any emails sent since mid-day more

Container Facility is Open by Appt. Only
CONTAINER FACILITY ADDS NEW DAYS, APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED Call  908-359-8211 Effective immediately, the Township Container Facility (mini-dump) will reopen under the following rules to ensure more

Summer Rec Virtual Camp Offerings
Virtual Summer Recreation Newsletter Is Out!! - Montgomery Twp. Recreation Department Our Summer Virtual Recreation Newsletter is now available to view in Flipbook. Registration more

V. Rec N Crew Camp, Youth & Business Showcases, COVID-19 Cases
Virtual Rec N Crew Camp & Other Area Camps (in-person & virtual) Although we cannot hold our outdoor Rec N Crew Camp, we still more

2020 County Budget Reduces County Tax Impact
SOMERVILLE – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted an amended 2020 budget that preserves needed services for the county’s more than 331,160 citizens, more

County Launches LGBTQ+ Advisory Board
In honor of Pride Month, and to help support the county’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, plus (LGBTQ+) community, Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel more

Limited In-Person Instruction at Post-Secondary Schools Start July 1
Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 155, which will allow in-person clinical, lab, and hands-on programming at institutions of higher education to more

Indoor Portions of Malls Reopen June 29
Governor Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order which permits indoor portions of retail shopping malls more

Virtual Literacy Programs
Somerset, Hunterdon Literacy Programs Offer Virtual Class Experience for Summer and Beyond   A new series of virtual literacy services is set to begin more

COVID-19 Update from our Partners at Somerset County Dept. of Health
Includes latest Testing Site Info, Instructions on What to Do if you are Ill, and Exec. Orders on Reopenings: SCDOH Situation Update more

Governor Announced Increased Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Limits
Governor Phil Murphy has announced increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline. Effective immediately, indoor more

Contact Tracing in Montgomery: What You Need to Know
By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Twp. Health Officer The term “contact tracing” has come into wide use in the United States this year, but to more

New Green Infrastructure Approach to Stormwater Mgt.
Watch Video Presentation On June 2nd the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission hosted a stormwater management information session on Zoom, which is available for viewing. Sophie more

Landmarks Com. Mtg. June 24
Landmarks Commission Meeting Notice June 24, 2020 7:30 p.m.   Please take notice that the Montgomery Township Landmarks Commission regularly scheduled meeting will take more

New Business Types Open, MHS Graduation, Juneteenth Video, COVID-19 Cases
New Business Types Open Today Adding to the reopen of retail stores last week, a number of new businesses are opening today, June 22 – more

Montgomery High School Virtual Commencement 6-19-20
The Montgomery Internet Radio Experience (MIRE) has shared a celebration of the Montgomery High School Class of 2020. (The MIRE  is the home of athletics more

Outdoor Visits with Long-Term Care Residents Now Allowed
Residents of long-term care facilities will be able to have outdoor visits with loved ones in designated outdoor space starting Sunday, June 21—Father’s Day-- more

County Clerk Launches ‘How to Vote by Mail’ Video
Accuracy Counts to Ensure Your Vote Is Counted in NJ’s First Mail-In Primary In preparation for the July 7, 2020 Democratic and Republican Primaries, more

Vote-by-Mail This Primary, July 7th
New - The Somerset County Clerks Office has added a new webpage explaining more about the July 7 Primary and Vote-by-Mail.  Go to: more

Juneteenth Webinar to Explore Importance of Teaching Black History
Montgomery celebrates Juneteenth: A Conversation with the Honorable Craig A. Stanley on the Importance of Teaching Black History   Join the One Montgomery Committee's more

Juneteeth Freedom Day: Township Proclamation
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY WHEREAS, Our Country is made up of people from every nation on earth, who are declared equal not only in freedom more

Girl Scout Video Shares Environmental/Energy-Saving Tips
Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 60826, as part of their Junior Journey, has created a very informative and helpful video with tips on simple actions more

FILL IN THE GAP: Community Initiative Against Hunger
By Belle Mead Resident James Moore COVID 19 has impacted all of us in some way.   The shutdown of the US economy negatively impacted more

Elks Craft & Vendor Show Saturday
Elks Craft and Vendor Show at Princeton Elks Lodge, 354 County Road #518, Skillman, NJ 08558, USA June 20, 2020 10AM to 4PM Social more

How has Montgomery Fared? Juneteenth Webinar; Vote-by-Mail Info; Summer Recreation; Covid-19 Case Report
Montgomery & COVID: An Assessment After Stage 1 By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Health Officer As New Jersey transitions from “Stage 1” to “Stage 2” more

Free Covid-19 Testing 6/20 & 6/23

State issues Safety Guidance for Organized Outdoor Sports
The New Jersey Department of Health today issued guidance on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for outdoor organized sports activities which are set to resume more

Twp. Committee Virtual Meeting Thursday, 6-18
Thursday June 18th at 7 PM, the Montgomery Township Committee will meet via Zoom. This meeting will be broadcast live and on demand on more

Rental Assistance Program for Residents Affected by Pandemic
Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Short-Term Rental Assistance Program to Help Residents Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic Program Will Provide at least $100 more

Somerset County Reopens Dog Parks, Other Parks
Based on Governor Murphy’s recent Executive Order allowing an increase in the number of people permitted at outdoor gatherings and the lifting of the more

Container Facility Reopens 6-20, Vote-by-Mail Info, Census Reminder & 6-12 Covid-19 Case Report
CONTAINER FACILITY REOPENS 6-20, APPTS. REQUIRED, MORE DAYS ADDED Effective immediately, the Township Container Facility (mini-dump) will reopen under the following rules to ensure more

State Health Dept. Guidelines on Public Pools & Bathing Facilities Released
Health and safety standards for municipal pools and private swim clubs set to reopen June 22 were issued by the New Jersey Department of more

Township Offers to Showcase Promotional Videos for Businesses
Montgomery Business Task Force calls for “MONTGOMERY TOGETHER” videos from Montgomery businesses Montgomery Township is working to help residents and businesses make the best more

Process for Municipal Approval for Outdoor Dining and Outdoor Sales
Governor Murphy’s announcement that “Stage 2” of the Reopening Plan will begin on June 15 with the allowance of outdoor restaurant dining means that more

Latest Orders Raise Indoor & Outdoor Group Limits, Open Pools 6/22, Open Most Outdoor Rec
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Orders Lifting Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings, Opening Pools Effective June 22, and Opening Additional Outdoor Recreational Businesses Governor more

Operation Secure Shred June 13
Free Document Shredding for Residents Residents must comply with social distancing guidelines. Are your private documents piling up? Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, public more

Twp. Forum 6-09: Help for Businesses to Reopen Safely; Covid-19 Case Report
 MONTGOMERY TWP. BUSINESS FORUM JUNE 9 Montgomery Township will host a Business Forum on Tuesday, June 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Zoom. more


Montgomery Speaks Out Against Racism: A Virtual Gathering Via Zoom
Saturday, June 6th at 8pm with a Candle Lighting Ceremony at 8:46pm You are invited to join a community event to show your solidarity more

Somerset Cty. to hold Interfaith Vigil Sunday for Justice & Peace
Please see flier below:   DOWNLOAD FLIER Interfaith Virtual Vigil for Justice and Peace Final Source: Somerset County more

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants - Apply Tuesday 9 AM
Please see below announcement of the NJ Economic Development Agency's Phase Two Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants. The portal for small businesses to apply more

Most Recent Exec. Orders & Pending Reopening Info
Some recently signed orders from Governor Murphy include the following: Exec. Order # 150 - Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Expand Premises for more

Saturday is TRAILS DAY
National Trails Day is Saturday June 6, and while Montgomery Twp. will miss hosting our annual Trails Day event in person this year, we more

June 3 Announcements & Covid-19 Case Report
TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE VIRTUAL MEETING TOMORROW 6-04 Reports from Police Director & Health Officer Tomorrow night, Thursday June 4th at 7 PM, the Montgomery Township Committee more

Montgomery Township will host a Business Forum on Tuesday, June 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Zoom. The focus of the discussion will more

Social Services Funding Impacted by Our Census Response
Did you know that $46 billion in federal social services funding is directed annually to NJ residents by U.S. Census numbers?  Two-thirds of that more

CVS Offering Self-Swab Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing
CVS Health has expanded drive-thru coronavirus testing to 45 of its stores in New Jersey, in addition to 11 locations the company opened last more

NJ Pandemic Short-Term Rental Assistance Program
A State COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance Program has been announced by the Department of Community Affairs, which will provide temporary rental assistance to more

June 1 Announcements & Covid-19 Report
Changes to Montgomery COVID-19 Communications With the slowing of case counts and Governor Murphy's announcement that progress against the COVID-19 crisis will permit New more

Somerset County June Recycling Schedule
First Saturday, E-waste & Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events Residents are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines at the events. First Saturday of more
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