Issue: 2017 March 24
March 24, 2017
One of the Best Places to Live in America
This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
Carl Suraci
Deputy Mayor
Gloria McCauley
Greg Burchette
Frank DelCore
Doug Tomson

March 12th-18th Proclaimed "Girl Scout Week"

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley with some of Hillsborough's Girl Scouts
At the March 16th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee presented a proclamation declaring the week of March 12th - 18th, 2017 as Girl Scout Week.  Girl Scout Week is celebrated each year during the month of March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday, ending with the Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12th which commemorates the day the organization was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.

More than 2.7 million Girl Scouts nationwide, including in excess of 100,000 in the State of New Jersey, join in celebrating and rejoicing in this great American tradition with nearly 59 million who are former Girl Scouts and living proof of the impact of this amazing movement.

The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey was formed in 2008 and capably delivers the optimal Girl Scout experience to over 28,000 young women and adults in Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren counties.

Throughout its long and distinguished history, Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women to strive for the highest ideals of courage, confidence and character.  Through the Girl Scout leadership, girls grow strong, gain self-confidence, develop leadership skills and learn the lifelong lesson of contributing back to their communities.
Hillsborough Celebrates Read Across America

At the March 16th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee presented a proclamation endorsing Read Across America, encouraging our community to continue to engage in programs and activities to make America's children the best readers in the world.

Read Across America-NJ was conducted statewide on March 2nd by the New Jersey Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Library Association, and their local affiliates across the state to promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our community's students.

Hillsborough Township has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the community's well-being and long-term quality of life. 

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Frank DelCore

Hillsborough Township Clean Communities Program Calls for Volunteers
Join Forces with Local Organizations

Mayor Carl Suraci and Department of Public Works Director Rich Resavy, the Clean  Communities Coordinator for Hillsborough Township, called for volunteers who are interested in  being part of your community.

"This is a great opportunity for organizations to come together and make a difference in our  community," stated Mayor Carl Suraci.

"As part of the overall plan to keep Hillsborough as 'One of the Best Places' to live in America,  we are in the process of establishing a program to invite organizations to participate in this  volunteer opportunity to keep Hillsborough free of litter," added Mayor Suraci.
The Township will provide maps of areas that are Township owned that are eligible to be  included in the program. Furthermore, supplies will be issued through the Department of Public  Works as well as detailed instructions on how to proceed. For more information, Organization  Group Leaders should contact the Department of Public works at 908-369-3950.

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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Who Do You Know Who Has Gone Above and Beyond as a Volunteer? 

Nominations Sought for Volunteer Recognition Program -Application deadline March 31st

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and it is a time to celebrate and honor those who dedicate their time and talent to be stewards and leaders within our community through their generous volunteerism.

The exceptional volunteer spirit in Hillsborough is an extraordinary asset to our community and through the program, as such it is only fitting that we take the time to recognize those individuals who give so freely of themselves in many selfless ways in support of our community.

All recommendations will be taken into consideration, reviewed and those selected will be honored at the April 25th Township Committee meeting with a joint proclamation honoring all selected volunteers. 

Hillsborough's New Official Emergency Notification System is Now Active

Hillsborough Police no longer using Nixle

Registration Now Open for Recreation Programs

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:
  • Full Time Police Officers
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Department of Public Works Mechanic
  • Part Time Building Maintenance Person
  • Part Time Plumbing Inspector
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News From Somerset County
Protect Yourself and Loved Ones with CERT Training

Disasters can strike quickly and without much warning. Would you know what to do if local emergency personnel were overwhelmed during a disaster or were unable to access your neighborhood for up to 72 hours? 
Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh invites residents to take advantage of the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training hosted by the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management, starting Tuesday, April 11.  Seating is limited to the first 30 residents. Registration forms are due by Tuesday, April 4.

Classes will be held at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Road in Hillsborough, April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

County Clerk's Office Offers Saturday Hours

The Somerset County Clerk's Office is making the passport application process easier for residents by offering weekend hours.

Starting April 1, the County Clerk's Office, located in the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month to accept passport applications.  This year, the dates include April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8 (due to holiday weekend), Aug. 5, Sept. 9 (due to holiday weekend), Oct. 14 (due to Columbus Day holiday), Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Street parking is available on weekends.

Somerset County Senior Centers Announce April Activities

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the April program schedule.  All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed.  This month, all centers will be closed on Friday, April 14.
All Somerset County-operated Senior Centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50, for anyone 60 and above.  Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrĂ©e and a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch.  Please make reservations before 10:00 a.m. at least one business day in advance.  Why not invite a friend or neighbor to join you for lunch!  As an additional suggestion, why not come earlier in the day and enjoy one of the center's many programs.
If you drive or have your own ride, you can go to any center of your choice.    

SCLSNJ Now Accepting Applications for Teen Tycoons
Library System looking for participants for May 19 entrepreneurial contest

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will host its second Teen Tycoons, an entrepreneurial competition for teens, on Friday, May 19, 7-9:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ's Manville Library branch, located at 100 S. 10th Avenue in Manville. Somerset County students grades 7-12 must complete an application in order to participate. The application can be found here:  or can be picked up at any of SCLSNJ's 10 library branches. Application deadline is April 15. 

The Shark Tank-inspired contest will involve a one-minute presentation (without props, slides, or any other supporting materials) to a panel of judges who are looking for original business concepts and/or new variations of an existing business concept. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place. 

For more information, contact Cathy DeBerry at


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   You can also purchase them via Community Pass.

Thank you for your support!
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March 25: Rain Garden Workshop
March 25: Gigi's Playhouse Gala
March 25: Hillsborough Dukes Pop Warner Football and Cheer Registration
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 15: Indoor Farmers Market
April 22: Hillsborough Band Parents Association Clothing Drive
April 23: Run Around the Park
April 26: Woods Road Firehouse Blood Drive
April 27: Neshanic Garden Club Spring Luncheon
May 3: Sammy's Hope Charity Golf Outing
May 20: Walk
July 10-14 - Duke Farms Wildlife Explorer Summer Program
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

Township Committee Meeting 3/28/2017 7:30 PM

Board of Adjustment 4/5/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board 4/6/2017 7:30 PM
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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