Issue: 2016 December 16
December 16, 2016
 
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 
Frank DelCore
Deputy Mayor
Carl Suraci
Committeeman 
Greg Burchette
Committeewoman 
Gloria McCauley
Committeeman 
Doug Tomson

 
The 2017 Reorganization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd
HMS Boys Soccer Team Honored for Successful Season

The Hillsborough Middle School Boys Soccer Team was honored with a proclamation at the December 13th Township Committee Meeting for their successful season.

The Hillsborough Middle School Boys Soccer Team displayed amazing teamwork and chemistry throughout the season and did not give up a single goal during the playoffs.  They were the champions of the Central Jersey Junior Boys Soccer League and finished the season with a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 3 ties.

The team consisted of Alex Bar, Jacob Bjerregaard, Jack Burd, Peter Cavanaugh, Alexander Cervantes, Vaughn Colva, Christian Crater, Michael DiGiovanni, Jack Ennis, Jordan Gumpel, Michael Hoffman, Juan (Jr.) Medellin, Ryan Meechan, Logan Miller, Dimitri Ramirez, Nicholas Rehman, Ethan Rizzi, Scott Torzewski, Cole Walinsky and Aidan Zydiak, and was led by Head Coach James Smart and Assistant Coach Ernest Bernhard.

Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore with the HMS Boys Soccer Team
Hillsborough  Receives the New Jersey Smart Workplaces Platinum Award, 3rd Year in a Row
Four Local Businesses Recognized

Pictured: RideWise Chairman Christopher King and Hillsborough Township Business Advocate David Kois
"Hillsborough Township was once again honored at the Annual RideWise recognition breakfast as one of only two municipalities in Somerset County to receive Platinum status in the New Jersey Smart Workplace Program. In 2014, Hillsborough was the first Somerset County Municipality to achieve platinum, which was achieved again in 2015 and for the 3rd year in a row for 2016," announced Mayor Frank DelCore at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. 

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette,  Hillsborough Township Business Advocate David Kois, Mayor Frank DelCore, Police Chief Darren Powell and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley




The 10th Annual recognition breakfast was held on December 1, 2016. Somerset County business and government leaders gathered to recognize programs implemented to improve commuters' quality of life. RideWise, a Transportation Management Association (TMA) based in Somerset County, is a source for sustainable travel and alternatives that improve mobility, reduce traffic and decrease carbon emissions. 

New Jersey Smart Workplaces is a statewide program that recognizes employers and municipalities who show vision and leadership by providing commuter benefits to employees.

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Hillsborough Township Recognized for Continued Success in Conducting the Street Smart Campaign
One of 37 Towns Raising Awareness
Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette, Business Advocate David Kois, Mayor Frank DelCore, Police Chief Darren Powell and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley

Hillsborough Township was recognized by the North Jersey Transportation Authority (NJTPA) on November 14, 2016 at the NJTPA Board of Trustees meeting in appreciation for raising awareness in Education on Pedestrian Traffic Laws and Public Safety in partnership with the NJPTA.  

"Hillsborough Township is committed to the safety of our residents and those individuals who work and travel through Hillsborough.  The Township supports the Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign in an effort to raise awareness on pedestrian traffic laws and public safety" stated Committeewoman Gloria McCauley,  Liaison to Public Safety.

Pictured: David Kois, Business Advocate, Hillsborough Township; Anthony Ferrera, Hillsborough Town Administrator; Hillsborough Police Chief Darien Powell; NJTPA Executive Director Mary K. Murphy; NJTPA Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer
Drivers are reminded of the following legal requirements:
  • Drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalk to allow for their safe crossing of the roadway.  
  • When a vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross, any other vehicle approaching from the rear or from the opposite direction shall not pass the stopped vehicle.
Pedestrians are reminded of the following legal requirements:
  • No pedestrian is permitted to walk into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is not possible for the vehicle to stop.
  • Pedestrians should always use the crosswalk, for their own safety and the safety of the motorists. If no crosswalk is nearby, they must cross at a right angle to the roadway.  
  • Pedestrians should always use sidewalks when they are available.  When there is no sidewalk, pedestrians should walk on the extreme left side of the roadway or the shoulder facing traffic.  
  • Pedestrians should never cross a roadway that is separated by a median barrier unless a pedestrian crosswalk is available. 
  • Pedestrians are responsible for exercising due care for their own safety.
"In addition to general pedestrian safety, the Hillsborough Police Department reminds motorists about the laws regarding school buses" concluded Committeewoman Gloria McCauley. 

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Lisa Gulla Sworn in as President of NJ Association of County and City Health Officials


Hillsborough resident Lisa Gulla was recently sworn is as the President of the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials.  Mayor Frank Delcore performed her swearing in ceremony at the New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference.



Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore, Lisa Gulla, and Township Administrator Anthony Ferrera
Winter Activities Guide Now Available

The 2017 Winter Activities Guide is now available. Included in this activities guide is Youth Programs, Adult Programs, Spring Soccer Leagues, Spring Girls Softball Leagues, and the Run Around the Park. Registration for all programs in the activities guide is now open.

To view the Activities Guide online, click here...

To Register for Activities, click here...
Leaf Collection Program Ends on December 22nd

Hillsborough Townships, Leaf Collection Program is drawing to a conclusion as 2 passes have been made throughout the entire township since November 1st. The Department of Public Works Crews will be going strong until December 22nd cleaning up the remaining piles as they finish up the program.  Also, the Auten Road dump facility will be open December 12th  and 17th between 7am and 3pm as the final drop off dates for leaves.  Please reference the Public Works link on the Hillsborough Township Website for more information. 

Leaf crews will be working in the following areas during the final week of leaf collection:
  • North East Section of Town
  • North West Section of Town

  •   * Subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and manpower availability
    News From the Building Department

    Great news..........the Hillsborough Township Building Department now accepts credit cards as a form of payment for permit applications. There is no added service charge for this convenience. This additional form of payment is only available when paid in person.
    Shop Hillsborough Program

    The Shop Hillsborough Reward Program combines saving and shopping. Simply present your Shop Hillsborough Reward Card to a participating merchant at the time of purchase and a property credit will automatically be applied to your property tax bill. Not a property owner? Join the program to receive an annual rebate check. 

    To get started, stop by the Administration Office in the Municipal Building to pick up a card.  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
       
    Hillsborough - NYC Weekend Bus Survey 

    Suburban Transit is currently conducting another survey to determine the level of interest in limited weekend service. If you would use Saturday and / or Sunday bus service to New York City, please go to Suburban's website ( suburbantransit.com ), click on "Hillsborough Weekend Service Survey" and complete the brief questionnaire.

    Season 2 - Episode 5 of Hillsborough The Good Life Now Airing

    Township Job Line

    Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
    • Assistant Supervisor, Department of Public Works - Full Time
    • Full-Time Police Officer
    • Building Maintenance Person - Part-Time  
    For position descriptions and qualifications, click here...
    To download an Employment Application, click here...
    *REMINDER*  Dec. 31  Deadline for Outstanding Women Nominations

    Do you know a Somerset County woman who has made extraordinary contributions to her career field or her community?

    The  Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program.

    "We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day," said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  "It is most appropriate that during Women's History Month, we take the time to publicly recognize them and say thank you."

    Print a nomination form and guidelines from  http://bit.ly/2017WomenAwards or call Commission Chair Janice Fields at  908-599-1637 if you do not have internet access.

    Nominations must be received by  Dec. 31st, 2016.  Email submissions are preferred.  Send an electronic copy of the completed and signed nomination form, along with any supporting documentation, to  SCCSWomen@gmail.com  Entries also may be mailed to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, Attn:  Janice M. Fields, Chair, 36 Darren Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

    Focus on Safety - Winter Driving

    When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold?  If you live in a part of the country that experiences inclement weather, such as heavy rain, snow and ice, are you prepared to drive in those conditions? Planning and preventative maintenance are important year-round, but especially when it comes to winter driving.

    To View a Checklist and Tips for Safe Winter Driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here...

    FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Update

    To view  Letters of Flood Insurance Rate Map Revisions issued by Federal Emergency Management Agency Dated November 4, 2016, click here...
    Hillsborough Senior Special Program Announcement

    December 28th - New Year's Celebration with Entertainment by Singer James Barboe, 10:30 am. James will entertain us as we drop our own lit ball at noon
    Reducing Pollutants and Safety Threats From Burning of Wood at Home

    With colder weather and the holidays approaching, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin reminds residents to practice safety and take steps to reduce the impact burning of wood has on air quality in their homes and neighborhoods.

     To view DEP guidelines for burning wood at home, click here...

    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!
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    December 17: Hillsborough Heat 12U Breakfast with Santa at Applebees
    January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15: Indoor Farmers Market
    Important Upcoming Meeting Dates  

      December
    Township Committee Meeting 12/20/2016 7:30 PM

    Board of Adjustment 12/21/2016 Canceled
      
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    Recreation 2017 Winter Activities Guide
     
    Registration now ongoing 
     
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