Issue: 2016 December 2
December 2, 2016
 
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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

 
Tree Lighting Tonight, December 2nd

Don't miss the annual Hillsborough Township Christmas Tree Lighting tonight at the Municipal Complex.  Festivities begin at 6 pm, Tree Lighting will be at 7 pm.

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Cancer Callout Honored With Proclamation

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette, Frank Loschiavo, Dan Kazar, John Dapkins, Mayor Frank DelCore, Haddon Stein, Todd Widitz and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley
At the November 22nd Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee presented the Nick Magos Cancer Callout  with a proclamation for all they do for their fellow officers, their families and their dedication to helping their community.

The Nick Magos Cancer Callout, named after Nick Magos, one of the founders of the Somerset County SWAT team, began 6 years ago as a one time fundraiser for a fellow officer in need of financial assistance due to cancer related medical expenses.

The event was so successful, it has become an annual effort and has helped 29 families to date.  In addition to their main fundraising event, "The CALLOUT", which is held each September, the Nick Magos Cancer Callout raises funds throughout the year to support members of law enforcement and their families struggling with cancer and it's related medical expenses.

Jr. Raiders Host Thanksgiving Flag Football Tournament for Chris Koll

Pictured: Committeeman Doug Tomson, Jr. Raider Football Director Jamie Moore, Ester Koll (Mother of Chris),  Jr. Raider Tackle Football Administration Director Lyn O'Kane, and Jr. Raider Treasurer Mary Riccardi

Approximately 200 Hillsborough friends and family gathered on Thanksgiving morning to give back to the Koll family.  Chris Koll, a 14 year old resident of Hillsborough, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May 2016.  

The fundraising event included a series of 12 teams participating in various flag football games ending with the high school kids vs the little kids.  The Jr. Raiders hosted the event ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL, ALL FOR CHRIS KOLL. 

Donations to support Chris and his family can still be made at www.jrraiders.org or at the Chris Koll GoFundMe page.

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.
AVM Skate Park Temporarily Closed

The Skate Park at AVM will be closed to the public until the completion of the construction improvements.  It is anticipated to be completed within 3 weeks, weather permitting

News From the Business Advocate
In his role as Hillsborough Township's Business Advocate, David Kois, facilitates economic development in Hillsborough by attracting, retaining and helping business to grow and expand.  David works closely with Hillsborough's business community, helping them comply with township regulations and ordinances and keeping them abreast of information and  developments that affect the success of their businesses.  David's contact information can be found on the  Hillsborough Business Association website .

Pictured:  Business Advocate David Kois & Mayor Frank DelCore, with Owners John Balle and members of his team.

Balle Personal Fitness Training Opens in Hillsborough

Mayor Frank Delcore and township officials visited Balle Personal Fitness Training on  November 19th  for a ribbon cutting ceremony with owner John Balle and his team members as they celebrated their grand opening. 

Balle Personal Fitness Training is located at: 170 Township Line Road in Hillsborough Township.  



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
  • Police Department Clerk - 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...
Leaf Pick Up for Week of December 5-9

The 2016 Leaf Drop-off/Collection Program is currently underway.  We strongly urge you to take advantage of our Auten Rd. facility for leaf drop off. We are open from 7am to 3pm every Saturday from now until the end of December.  For residents who wish to have their own landscaper  drop off their leaves at the site please download the landscaper drop off form located on the Public Works link on the Township website and return the form in person with proof of residency to the Public Works facility on East Mountain Rd between the hours of 7am and 3pm. Lastly, if you would like to have Public Works pick up the leaves at your curbside we project our upcoming route locations in the Friday e-newsletter as well as on the website.  Please remember these are just projections as weather and other unforeseen variables play in integral part in this effort.  Please visit the Township website for more valuable information on this program.

Leaf crews will be working in the following areas of town this week:
  • Crew in Meadowbrook Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Rivendell & Van Zandt Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Beverly Drive / Camden Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Roycebrook, Piney Woods, Steinmetz Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Orchard & Flagtown Area(Second Pass)
  • Crew in Fox Chase/Tally Ho Area
Projected Leaf Pick Up Areas for Week of December 12-16:
  • Crew in South Woods / Stagecoach Area
  • Crew in New Amwell Road Area
  • Crew in South Branch Road/ New Centre Rd Area
  • Crew in Millstone River Rd Area
  • Crew in Amwell Rd (206-Hunterdon Cty) Area
  • Crew in East Mtn. Road Area
* Subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and manpower availability

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's 10 library branches will open at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 8.

December Recycling Schedule

First Saturday of the Month Drop-off:
First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires, clean textiles and usual curbside items in one fell swoop.  They also enable residents to help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.
  • Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Electronics Recycling:
Residents can recycle electronics free of charge on designated Saturdays and weekdays.
  • Saturday drop-off:  Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ.  
  • Weekday drop-offs:  Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road - north of Route 22 - Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.  
Holiday Closings:
The Somerset County Recycling Center , located at 40 Polhemus Lane, will be closed  Monday, Dec. 26,  for the Christmas holiday.

Due to the holiday, some recycling pickups scheduled in Somerset County the week of Dec. 26 may be delayed. Residents are asked to leave recyclables at the curb.  Remaining collections will be completed as soon as possible. The Somerset County Recycling Division thanks residents for their patience and understanding.

For more information about recycling electronics, visit  http://bit.ly/SCEwaste , contact the Somerset County Road Division at  (908) 541-5021  or email  roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and much more, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle  or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at  (732) 469-3363.

Indoor Winter Farmers Market of Hillsborough, NJ

The Indoor Winter Farmers Market of Hillsborough believes in the importance of supporting our local food sources and businesses year round. We desire to make local, sustainably grown food available to all in our community. We seek to develop a market consisting of local farms and artisans that not only provide quality goods to our general population but also enables families enrolled in the food bank program to be better served and nutritionally educated. The market aims to: provide community outreach through education, engage our community with their local food system, give farmers and local artisans a winter outlet for their products, and provide assistance to the Hillsborough food pantry. The market will be held inside of the Peter J. Biondi Building 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough NJ Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. December 10th, January 21st, February 18th, March 18th and April 15th. The market is in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ headquartered on River Rd in Hillsborough as well as the Hillsborough Township Agricultural Advisory Committee. 

Vendors include: Martenette Farms, Stonybrook Meadows, Dogwood Farms, Bon Sweet Treats, Norz Hill Farm and many more! More details can be found on the Facebook page or online at www.KennetteProductions.com.
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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December 3: HHS Choir Basket Auction
December 3: Hillsborough Heat Clothing Drive
December 10: Hillsborough Band Parents Association Used Clothing Drive
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates  

  December
Board of Adjustment 12/7/2016 7:30 PM
Planning Board 12/8/2016 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 12/13/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 12/14/2016 7:30 PM
Special Meeting
Township Committee Meeting 12/20/2016 7:30 PM

Board of Adjustment 12/21/2016 7:30 PM
  
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Recreation 2016 Fall Activities Guide
 
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