Issue: 2017 April 7
April 7, 2017
 
One of the Best Places to Live in America
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This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
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Mayor 
Carl Suraci
Deputy Mayor
Gloria McCauley
Committeeman 
Greg Burchette
Committeeman 
Frank DelCore
Committeeman 
Doug Tomson

 
April is National Donate Life Month

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Doug Tomson with Victor DiSanto, Denise Roth and representatives of the HHS Donate Life Club
At the March 28th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee presented a proclamation recognizing National Donate Life Month and National Blue and Green Day as a great opportunities to join in the fight to save lives by giving the greatest gift.

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Established in 2012, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, which will be observed on Friday on April 21, 2017, represents a national effort to support and raise awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.   During this day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green, hold events and fundraisers, and partner with local restaurants, malls, media, and community organizations in an effort to promote the success of organ, eye and tissue transplantation and the extreme need for registered donors.

The Mayor and the Township Committee urge all residents to join in promoting organ and tissue donor education through the National Donate Life Month observance.
RWJ Health Network Awarded Contract to Provide Emergency Medical Services at No Cost to the Township of Hillsborough
Township to Realize an Average Savings of $300,000 per year initially

Hillsborough Township Committee voted on Tuesday, March 28th Tuesday evening to award a contract to Robert Wood Johnson Health Network to provide Emergency Medical Services for the Township, replacing the current provider, Hillsborough Emergency Medical Services Corporation (HEMs).

The vote essentially allows for a two month transition period from HEMs to work with RWJ to allow for a seamless migration to the new service provider, who currently offers similar services in eight other Somerset County municipalities as well as other out of county towns. 

Prior to the final decision by the Township Committee, the following documents were shared with the public via the Township website: a question and answer document, the bid response from RWJ, the Fitch Report, a memo from the CFO regarding the award of contract for Emergency Medical Services and the evaluation scores. 
Dr. Mary Bridgeman Receives Education Award from Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci, Dr. Mary Bridgeman and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley
At a recent Township Committee Meeting the Mayor and Township Committee, in conjunction with  the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, honored Hillsborough resident Dr. Mary Bridgeman for receiving the "Education" award at the Annual Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner.

Dr. Bridgeman is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy as well as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  She has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and is a monthly contributor to a column that appears in the journal, Pharmacy Times. Dr. Bridgeman is also active in state, regional and national societies that serve the pharmacy profession as well as several committees at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

The Mayor and Township Committee salute the passion and enthusiasm Dr. Bridgeman shows in her work and the constant support and encouragement she brings to her students both inside and outside the classroom.
Clean Up Coupons Available for Auten Road Facility

Coupons for access to drop off at the Auten Road Facility and Senior Citizen stickers for curbside pickup are now available at the Hillsborough Township Department of Public Works (DPW) office, located at 21 East Mountain Road, Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.  The coupons are distributed on a first come first serve basis.  There are 150 pickup coupons available per date.  Senior Citizen Curbside service will begin on Monday, April 3rd in the Northwest Section of town.  Stickers are required for Senior Citizen Curbside service.

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Registration Now Open for Recreation Programs

Parks & Recreation Field Status:  We are aware everyone is eager to get their seasons underway and play on the fields in town.  However, due to the snow melt and rain the past week, many fields are unplayable due to the conditions.  Please monitor the Field Closure page  on the Parks & Recreation website daily for field status updates.  We are asking all organizations to respect the field closures to allow our parks department to properly maintain the fields in order to provide quality and safe playing conditions throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons.  We thank you for your patience and hope you all have a great season.

Run Around the Park  - April 23rd
The 4th Annual Run Around the Park will be  Sunday, April 23 . Join us for a family-fun day and non-competitive, recreational fun run at the park!  Why run around one park, when you can run around two?  The 3-mile course begins at Ann Van Middlesworth Park and continues to Woodfield Park before returning to AVM.  Pre-registration is required and available on the Parks & Recreation website.  All participants who pre-register before  March 31st  will receive the official t-shirt! 


Summer Camp Registration
Summer Recreation Camp registration began on Friday, February 17.    Camps for 5 to 11-year-olds are held at Auten Road and Amsterdam Schools.  Camp for 12 to 14-year-olds will be held at Hillsborough Middle School.  Tiny Camp for 4 and 5-year-olds will be at Hillsborough Elementary School.    Camps begin on  Monday, June 26  and run for 8 weeks through  August 18 .  Information and registration is available on the Parks & Recreation website. 


Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Part Time Office Assistant -  Administration/Clerk's Office 
  • Full Time Police Officers
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Department of Public Works Mechanic
  • Part Time Building Maintenance Person
  • Part Time Plumbing Inspector
Season 2 - Episode 6 of Hillsborough The Good Life Now Airing

Lance Invites Area Students to Leadership Conference

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is hosting a student leadership conference on Saturday, April 29 at Mountainside Borough Hall.  Lance is inviting high school students from across the  Seventh Congressional District to participate in a morning of hands-on activities and speeches about current events and issues facing the Nation.  New Jersey Senate Republican Leader, Tom Kean, Jr. will be serving as the conference's keynote speaker.

"Nearly 100 students joined us last year to learn about lawmaking and governing.  At this conference, students will be put in the role of lawmaker - tasked with balancing the federal budget and reforming tax policy while weighing the priorities of the Nation.  All students interested in public policy and politics should participate." said Lance.

Lance and Kean will discuss public policy ideas and lessons for students interested in public service.  Lance will also oversee an interactive federal budget exercise where students will review current spending and tax policies and suggest priorities for the country through evidence and by applying their own policy interests. 

Network with the Hillsborough Business Community, Exchange Business Cards, Build Connections and Develop Relationships.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Register by April12th

The event will be at 6:00 PM at the Restaurant at Royce Brook.  The price of admission is  $15,   which includes hors d'oeuvres, fruit, cheese, salad, pasta, chef's choice of main course, soft drinks, coffee, tea and dessert station.  A cash bar will be available.   We anticipate this event to sell out.

CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon.com

Guest Speaker

"Inventing For Customers at Amazon"

Online registration is required
No payments accepted at the door
Tickets are non-refundable
Caregiving: Balancing Work, Family & Eldercare
Hillsborough Library: April 11, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Program Room B

Presented by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. Learn about the joys, trials and tribulations of the caregiving journey.  Topics include how caregivers handle this complicated role, techniques to handle their feelings, and community resources they can turn to for assistance.  This will be an informal presentation with an opportunity to discuss specific caregiver situations.  


News From Somerset County
Is Identity Theft Keeping You Up At Night?  
10 Free Document Shredding Events Scheduled, Starting April 15

The Somerset County Board of Freeholders and the county's Records Management Division invite residents to mark their calendars and start collecting documents for easy, no-hassle shredding, starting April 15.

Shredding events will be held on 10 Saturdays through the "Operation Secure Shred" program, rain or shine. The first event will be hosted by Somerset County and subsequent events will be hosted by various municipalities.  All shredding events are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity, at which time they leave and the event is over for that day. 

Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities are invited to have personal documents shredded at as many free, on-site mobile paper-shredding events as they wish to attend. Residents do not have to reside in a town hosting an event to participate.



Somerset County Salutes Public Health  

The Somerset County Board of Freeholders wants residents to know that April 3-9 is National Public Health Week.  During the first week of April, Somerset County joins leading U.S. public health organizations to recognize public health professionals who are committed to overcoming challenges to protect the health of all Americans.  
National Public Health Week celebrates the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.

The Somerset County Department of Health continually strengthens partnerships with government, academia and industry at local, state and national levels to ensure best practices in implementing community-centered, efficient, and prevention-focused public health programs and services for the residents and businesses of Somerset County.


Hillsborough 
UNICO  Accepting Applications for Miss  UNICO  2017

A pplicants must fit the following criteria:
  • The young woman must be at least 50% Italian
  • Must be a resident of Hillsborough, NJ
  • Must be continuing her education
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years old
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public
  • Must learn the Motto and purpose of UNICO
  • Must attend the: Hillsborough Rotary Fair Special Needs Day in August, 2017 
  • Must be able to attend John Basilone Parade in Raritan, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
  • The successful applicant will be invited to attend: Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser.
  • The successful applicant will provide assistance, however possible, with Comedy Night Fundraiser

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2017

Register Now for Dukes 50th Anniversary Season

The Hillsborough  Dukes  Pop Warner Football and Cheer program is celebrating their 50th  Anniversary  this 2017 Season. They have proudly serviced Hillsborough's youth since 1967 by promoting excellence both on the field and in the classroom.

This upcoming season the  Dukes are planning a homecoming weekend in September.  To plan for these events, we are reaching out to all  Dukes Alumni to gather facts, memorabilia, photos or any information that may have been lost over the last 50 years.  If you had any affiliation with the Hillsborough  Dukes, Little  Dukes, or Dukettes in the past please fill out our short questionnaire.

Click here to fill out survey

We hope to see you this fall.  GO DUKES!!

Register for the 2017 season at www.hillsboroughdukes.com

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Girl Scout cookies will be sold throughout Hillsborough, on weekends starting Friday, March 17....come support our town's girl scouts, and enjoy your old cookie favorites.  Open the attached document for store locations and times of sales. 



ARIS/HMS DISCOUNT CARD 2016/2017
ON SALE NOW!!

ARIS/HMS 2016-2017 Discount Cards are on sale now at a cost of $10.00 each, with all proceeds going to ARIS and HMS school programs and staff grants.   The card includes reusable discounts from local businesses; valid through 9/30/17

Businesses included this year are SHOPRITE, Amwell Auto, Angelo, B & C Florist, Bagelicious, Big Bang Music, Bountiful Gardens, Carvel, Chicken Holiday, China Moon, Culinary Creations, Dave's Computers, The Day Spa at Hair Plus, Divine Curry, Dunkin Donuts, Earth Fruits Yogurt, Fruity Yogurt, Hillsborough Cinemas, Hillsborough Vision Center, IHOP, Impact Training, Jumbo Palace, Just Subs, Koko Fit, Kumon of Hillsborough, Lenny's Pizza & Pasta, Mailbox Business Center, Marianna's Pizzeria, Olympia Sports, Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa, Rita's Water Ice, Saladworks, Super Sundaes, Wendy's.   
Special Promotion:  Buy 5 cards, get 1 card free!

If you would like to purchase a discount card, please email Linda at autenroadhsa@gmail.com.   You can also purchase them via Community Pass.

Thank you for your support!
Event Flyers
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April 7: Bubbles for Autism
April 8: Rotary Easter Egg Hunt
April 8: Foothill Acres Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 11 or May 4: Personal Safety for High School Seniors
April 14: Fundraiser for Service Dog at EarthFruits Yogurt
April 15: Indoor Farmers Market
April 21: HHS Winterguard - Children of the Forest
April 22: Hillsborough Band Parents Association Clothing Drive
April 23: Run Around the Park
April 23: Paint Your Pet Fundraiser
April 26: Woods Road Firehouse Blood Drive
April 27: Community Health Fair at Foothill Acres 
April 27: Neshanic Garden Club Spring Luncheon
April 29: Pre-Loved Kids Clothing Sale
May 1: Flag Art Contest entries due
May 3: Sammy's Hope Charity Golf Outing
May 12 & 13: Neshanic Volunteer Fire Co. Flower Sale
May 20: Family Fun Day for Special Needs Children and Their Families
May 20: Lungforce.org Walk
June 10: Senior Chapter A Indoor Flea Market
July 10-14 - Duke Farms Wildlife Explorer Summer Program
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates


April
Township Committee Meeting 4/11/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board 4/13/2017 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 4/19/2017 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 4/25/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board Business Meeting 4/27/2017 7:30 PM


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MUNICIPAL BUILDING EVENING OFFICE HOURS

CLERK'S OFFICE 
2nd & 4th Tuesdays until 7pm

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
2nd Tuesday until 7pm  (No Evening Hours January, February, and March)

BUILDING DEPARTMENT  
Tuesdays until 7pm
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Recreation 2017 Spring Activities Guide
 
Registration now ongoing 
 
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