Please note that all municipal offices will close early Fri., 12/30 at 2:30 p.m. and will closed Mon. Jan. 2nd, and reopen Tues. Jan. 3rd at 8 a.m. due to the New Year's Holiday.  Thank you and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017 to all !
TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY
Township Committee
Mayor Patricia Graham
Deputy Mayor Ed Trzaska
Rich Smith
Christine Madrid
Mark Conforti 

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016
Radon Testing: January is a good time
$10 Kits will be available starting Jan. 3rd
The Montgomery Township Health Department is working with the Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership (GSPHP) to recognize January as Radon Awareness Month.

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that occurs naturally in soil. It is released from the natural decay of the elements uranium, thorium and radium, and occurs in higher concentrations in certain areas of the state, including Somerset County. It is adviseable to test your home during a time when outside windows are kept closed, such as January or other winter months.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is associated with 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

"In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to radon gas, residents are urged to test their homes," said Stephanie Carey, Health Officer of Montgomery Township. "It's not uncommon to find that homes on the same block will have different test results. Its best to find out. If needed, affordable systems to reduce radon gas to safe levels in a home are available from area contractors."

Starting on Tues., January 3, 2017, one radon kit per household will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 for home testing.  Radon kits may be picked up at the Montgomery Township Health Department, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead while supplies last. (Please note that our offices are closed on Mon., Jan. 2nd.)

Montgomery Twp. Health Dept.
Christmas Tree Pickup Starts Jan. 9
The Montgomery Township Department of Public Works will be starting curbside Christmas tree collection on  Monday, January 9, 2017.  Please do not wait to put your tree(s) out, if your section of town happens to be collected first, it is possible that trees placed to the curb after January 9th may not be picked up.  This collection takes several weeks and is dependent upon the weather, so please be patient.

As an alternative, you may drop off your tree at the Department of Public Works site, located at 12 Harlingen Road. This site is available for drop off at any hour, or day, starting December 26, 2016 until January 31, 2017.  All trees either to be picked up or dropped off must be free of tinsel and ornaments.

Regular tree limbs/brush may be brought to the Public Works yard without charge but ONLY during the regular Saturday drop-off dates from 8 am to 12 noon.  There is a container facility day on January 7th, 2015.  If you have any questions, contact the Department of Public Works at (908) 874-3144.

Montgomery Dept. of Public Works

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Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Main Offices : 908-359-8211
Police (Emergency) : 9-1-1 or 908-359-3222

Recreation : 609-466-3023  
Rec Sports Field Hotline:  800-731-8412
Senior Center : 609-466-0846
Food Pantry : 609-466-1054
Dept. of Public Works : 908-874-3144
Kid Connection : 908-359-2111

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