JOB OPPORTUNITIES
– Hardyston Township Police Department – Part-time radio dispatcher.
– Hardyston Township Full-Time Class I/Class II Laborer
– Part-time Zoning Officer

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PUBLIC NOTICE – The Hardyston Township Municipal Utility Authority (“HTMUA”) scheduled meeting for Monday, July 1, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Hardyston Township Municipal Building, 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston, New Jersey.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Hardyston Township Municipal Utilities Authority (“Authority”) shall conduct a Public Hearing on July 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hardyston Township Municipal Building, 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston, New Jersey, at which time the Authority will consider amending its sewer rate charge in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:14B-1 et seq.. All interested parties may appear and shall be given the opportunity to be heard.
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PUBLIC NOTICE – Notice is hereby given that Ordinance 2024-07, “Adopting a Redevelopment Plan for Property Located at 43 Lasinski Road and 141 Old Prospect School Road, and Designated Respectively, as Block 75 Lot 53 and Block 75 Lots 72.01 and 72.02” was introduced and passed at the regular meeting of the Hardyston Township Council held at the Municipal Building, 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston, New Jersey, on May 22, 2024. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said governing body to be held in the Municipal Building, 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston, New Jersey on June 26, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as said matter can reached, at which time and place all persons who may be interested therein will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning the same.
ORDINANCE 2024-07 REFERRAL
REDEVELOPMENT PLAN



NJDEP BEAR RESISTANT TRASH CAN PROGRAM 

IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS & PICK-UP DATES 

Since the announcement of the NJDEP pilot program for free bear resistance trash cans we have received numerous questions. We are continuing to work through the details and appreciate everyone’s patience. Please see the frequently asked questions below regarding eligibility and the upcoming pick-up dates. 

Am I eligible to receive a free bear resistance can? 

As of today, we are only able to offer the cans to Blue Diamond customers who contract individually with Blue Diamond or residents of the Hills at Crystal Springs. Please bring ID with proof of address when you come to pick-up your can. 

Residents who receive their pick-up through the Walden Village, Indian Field, Ridgefield Commons Homeowners’ Association will be not eligible to pick-up cans due to the fact their garbage is not collected using the garbage trucks with automated arms.   

The Township is working with the other property management companies within Crystal Springs to determine which associations may eligible. Additional information will be provided through your HOA. This is due to the HOA contracts and the size and type of cans utilized. 

Residents serviced by other garbage haulers may be eligible in the near future. Please check back regularly for more info at www.hardyston.com. 

How large are the bear resistant totes? 

The totes are 64 gallons and are designed to be used with a garbage truck that collects garbage using the automated arm.

What do you I do if I currently pay for a 96 gallon tote with Blue Diamond? Will I receive a discounted rate for using the smaller 64 gallon tote? 

No, if you elect to use the smaller bear resistant can, you will not receive a reduced rate or credit. The smaller tote is not mandatory. 

What do I do with my old tote once I receive the bear resistant can? 

Blue Diamond is working with the NJDEP and the Township to create a plan for picking up the old totes. Do not use both totes on garbage day. If you use both totes, you will be charged accordingly by Blue Diamond.

Where and when can I pick-up my garbage can?

Cans will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis for Blue Diamond customers at the Hardyston DPW Garage located at 250 North Church Road, Hardyston on the following dates:

Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 23rd from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Additional dates will be scheduled based on availability 

Please call (973) 823-7020 with questions.

Hardyston Township Announces Bear Resistant Garbage Can Program in Partnership with the NJDEP
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IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS & PICK-UP DATES  
Since the announcement of the NJDEP pilot program for free bear resistance trash cans we have received numerous questions. We are continuing to work through the details and appreciate everyone’s patience. Please see the frequently asked questions below regarding eligibility and the upcoming pick-up dates.  

Am I eligible to receive a free bear resistance can?  As of today, we are only able to offer the cans to Blue Diamond customers who contract individually with Blue Diamond. Please bring ID with proof of address when you come to pick-up your can.  

Residents who receive their pick-up through their Homeowner’s Association (Walden Village, Indian Field, Ridgefield Commons or Crystal Springs) will be not eligible to pick-up cans on Tuesday, 5/14. The Township is working with the property management companies to determine which associations may eligible. Additional information will be provided through your HOA. This is due to the HOA contracts and the size and type of cans utilized.  

Residents serviced by other garbage haulers may be eligible in the near future. Please check back regularly for more info at www.hardyston.com.  

How large are the bear resistant totes?  The totes are 64 gallons and are designed to be used with a garbage truck that collects garbage using the automated arm. 

What do you I do if I currently pay for a 96 gallon tote with Blue Diamond? Will I receive a discounted rate for using the smaller 64 gallon tote?  No, if you elect to use the smaller bear resistant can, you will not receive a reduced rate or credit. The smaller tote is not mandatory.  

What do I do with my old tote once I receive the bear resistant can?  Blue Diamond is working with the NJDEP and the Township to create a plan for picking up the old totes. Do not use both totes on garbage day. If you use both totes you will be charged accordingly by Blue Diamond. 

Where and when can I pick-up my garbage can? Cans will be available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis for Blue Diamond customers at the Hardyston DPW Garage located at 250 North Church Road, Hardyston on the following dates: 

Tuesday, May 14th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (non HOA residents only)  

Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Thursday, May 23rd from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Please call (973) 823-7020 with questions. 


REASSESSMENT UPDATE: 1/29/2024
All property inspections have now been completed by the appraisal company.  Inspections can still be arranged for anyone not yet done on the interior.  The 2024 tax book is scheduled to close on February 16, 2024, based on an extension granted by the Sussex County Board of Taxation.  If more time is needed, a further extension might be requested. 

Notification letters are being sent to all ratable property owners by 1/29/2024 showing the new assessment with an estimate of taxes based on the assessment change. A sample letter can be found at the link below. An estimated tax rate will be calculated for this purpose based on the known 2023 tax levy (using the total tax revenue raised from 2023 and dividing it by the new projected ratable base).  Property owners will be given an opportunity to discuss the new proposed assessed value with Appraisal Systems before the Tax Book is finalized.  Details will be provided in the letter on how to contact Appraisal Systems regarding assessment reviews.  Any necessary follow-up inspections will be conducted during the review period thru the middle of February. 

After the Tax Book is finalized, the customary Green Postcards will be mailed shortly afterward.  These cards will show the new final assessment on the front and include appeal instructions on the back. Anyone seeking to file an appeal of their new assessment will have till May 1st to do so. 

Further information about the Reassessment can be found thru Appraisal Systems website at http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current (click the link and navigate to the Hardyston Township page). ASI can also be reached at (201) 493–8530.

Sample Reassessment Letter



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Hardyston relies on two notification systems to help reach residents:

Emergency Notifications & Alerts powered by Smart911

Alerts powered by Hardyston NJ Alerts is the official emergency
notification system used by the Township of Hardyston to communicate
with community residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive
alerts from the Hardyston via text message, email, and/or voice
message.

  • Add your address to receive geo-targeted alerts
  • Indicate what types of alerts you want to receive including weather, traffic, emergency, and more.
  • Indicate how you want to be notified by text, email, and/or voice message.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications here:

1) https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=hardystonnj – OR –
2) Text Hardyston to 67283 to register

This service is provided by the Township of Hardyston at no cost to the
public; however, message and data rates may apply depending on your
provider and phone services. Please refer to your mobile phone’s service
plan for more information.

Constant Contact is a text and email notification system to receive monthly reminders about important news and events.
You can subscribe to Constant Contact by:

1) Clicking Here to sign up


Join the Poll Worker Team! – Details

Administrative Offices of the Hardyston Municipal Court now located in Franklin Borough – Effective February 1, 2022 the administrative functions of the municipal court will be located at the Franklin Borough Municipal Building as part of a municipal shared services agreement. 

All inquiries regarding court matters including tickets, complaints, court appearances etc. should be directed to the Court Administrator in Franklin by calling (973) 827-9280 x108 or emailing: 
lmitchener@franklinborough.org or franklincourt@franklinborough.org 

Payments should be mailed to: 

Municipal Court
Franklin Borough
46 Main Street
Franklin, NJ 07416 

Please note that most court appearances are being conducted remotely via Zoom. In the event that you have a case with the Hardyston Court that requires an in-person appearance, your case will be heard at the Hardyston Municipal Building. If you have any questions regarding your court appearance please contact the Court Administrator in Franklin.



Sussex County Senior Times NewsletterJune edition now available

Are you a caregiver? Caregiver Support Groups meet in Newton on the first Friday of the Month and in Hopatcong on the third Tuesday of the month. Caregiver Support Groups helps reduce the negative effects of stress and increase the physical and psychological wellness of individuals. The support groups also provide information about what programs and services are available to the caregiver, how to access these services and provide referrals as necessary. How to Protect Yourself

The Zoom-based Caregiver Support Group meets virtually from 2 – 3 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services.

Division of Senior Services
One Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 579-0555 ~ Fax: (973) 579-0550
Website: www.sussex.nj.us/seniorservices
Email: seniorservices@sussex.nj.us


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