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HOMESTEAD BENEFIT REBATE NEWS

The State of NJ has credited the accounts of qualified homeowners for the 2012 Homestead Rebate. If you qualified, your rebate will be applied to your May 1, 2015 taxes. Please click on the link below for additional information.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 28th at 12:00PM

You are invited to attend the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Stanhope Recreation Commission on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:00PM at Musconetcong Park. This event is for Stanhope Residents 2 years old through 4th grade. Bring your own basket and camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Refreshments will be provided and everyone gets a goodie bag from "The Bunny". (Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, March 29,2015 at 1:00PM)

Click Here to Print/View: Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 2015

SANDS CASINO RESORT BUS TRIP - APRIL 25, 2015

The Recreation Commission is sponsoring a bus trip to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Come and enjoy the fun! The bus will depart promptly at 10:00AM from the American Legion Post 278, 119 Route 183, Stanhope, NJ and will return at approximately 6:00PM. The cost is $25 per person which includes transportation, a $20 casino voucher and a $5 food voucher. Games and refreshments will be provided on the chartered bus. Registration form and payment must be received by April 18th. First come basis, seating is limited.

Click Here to View/Print Registration FormSands Casino Resort Bus Trip - April 25, 2015

STANHOPE BOROUGH 2015 CALENDAR

Click Here To View: 2015 Stanhope Borough Calendar

The 2015 Stanhope calendar has been mailed out. If you have a post office box, you may pick up a copy of the calendar at the Post Office (they are inside on the counter) or at Borough Hall.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Stanhope and Hopatcong – Applications are currently being accepted for volunteers to join the Stanhope – Hopatcong Regional Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) working with the Stanhope and Hopatcong Police Departments. These teams of trained community members will respond to the police station immediately following an incident of domestic violence, assisting victims and their children by offering support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Volunteers work in partnership with law enforcement officers and domestic violence professionals, each partner bringing separate and distinct skills and expertise to the collaborative project.

The application process includes submission of the application form, a personal interview, completion of a 40-hour training course, and reference and criminal background checks. The DVRT volunteer training for this joint team will begin in early 2015. Interested persons are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to begin the process. Applications are available by contacting DASI at 973-579-2386 or minnick@dasi.org.

COMMUNITY ELECTRIC SAVINGS PROGRAM UPDATE

** UPDATE: The Passaic County Energy Pricing Cooperative System (PCECPS) which includes the Borough of Stanhope and several other Sussex County towns, recently held an electric supplier auction. The auction held on December 22, 2014 had two bidders, Constellation Energy and Tri-Eagle Energy. The lowest conforming bid was not lower than the Basic Generation Rate that residents currently pay.

The PCECPS has decided to not award a contract at this time. The auction may be held again in the near future if the market improves.
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** INFORMATION REGARDING THE ENERGY AGGREGATION PROGRAM:

Borough joins regional group to seek lowest bids from dozens of energy suppliers;

Stanhope officials are working with a regional program to reduce electric bills for Borough residents. The Borough has joined a cooperative led by Passaic County to pursue Government Energy Aggregation (GEA), a state supported process. Passaic has operated a similar cost saving cooperative for municipal energy needs for four years.

Under the GEA program, the county will aggregate the energy needs of eligible residents of Stanhope and other participating towns, then seek bids on this pool from more than 30 state licensed energy suppliers. The suppliers bid their lowest rates in exchange for this potentially large volume of business.

There is no cost to the Borough or residents for these services, and Stanhope is not obligated to accept any bids. Residents may also opt out of the cost saving program at any time. Stanhope is joining about 12 other municipalities in the co-op, called the Passaic County Energy Cooperative Pricing System, to maximize savings to residents.

Please click here for additional information. Energy Aggregation Program Information
Click here for Stanhope's Introduction to Energy Aggregation: Stanhope's Introduction
Click here to view You Tube Video GEA Outreach Presentation
Click here to view GEA Overview: GEA Overview
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions

Water Quality Report

Click Here to View/Print: 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

SIGN UP NOW FOR NIXLE COMMUNICATIONS

The Borough of Stanhope has launched a new Community Notification Service called "Nixle" to improve communication with our residents. By simply sending a text message with your zip code to 888777 you are instantly registered to receive text messages from the Borough covering emergency situations, advisory messages concerning the Borough, and information about upcoming events.

Want more control? Create a Nixle account at www.nixle.com and tailor exactly what information you receive and how you want to receive it - via text message, email, mobile application or web browser.

Click here to view/print these instructions and additional information:
Nixle Community Notification Service

SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING

RECYCLING
As of June 5, 2013, the Borough has contracted with Waste Management to begin "Single-Stream Recycling". The recycling will be picked up every Wednesday and all items can be put out every week. That means that cardboard, paper, glass, tin, plastic and aluminum can all be placed in the same recycling container and it will be picked up every Wednesday.

Click here to print/view the 2013 Single Stream Recycling Information Single Stream Recycling Flyer

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION?

Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.

Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.

Click here to find out what you can do: Clean Water NJ

Stormwater Management Information

Pet Waste Disposal

Tipcard for Pet Waste

Tipcard for Car Washing

Tipcard for Using Fertilizer

Tipcard for Motor Oil

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