Issue: 2017 November 22
November 22, 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


Sunnymead Road will be closed beginning Monday, November 27th for approximately 1 week for an upgrade to the CSX Crossing.  Please plan alternate route and allow additional travel time through the area.
The Mayor and Township Committee wish you a 
Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

In Observance of Thanksgiving, Municipal Offices will be Closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

The Hillsborough Library will Close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd and will be closed Thursday, November 23rd. The Library will be open Friday, November 24th 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eagle Scout Stephen Mondoro Honored With Proclamation

Pictured: Mayor Carl Suraci, Stephen Mondoro with his parents, and Committeeman Doug Tomson
Stephen Mondoro, a member of Boy Scout Troop 89, was recently honored by the Mayor and Township Committee for earning his Eagle Scout badge.

Stephen, a Junior at Hillsborough High School, is an  honor student, Drum Major of the Hillsborough High School Marching Band, member of wind, brass, and jazz ensembles and a member of the Hillsborough High School Boys Track team.  

Stephen's Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing distance and directional signs along the athletic fields running loop at Hillsborough High School. The signs were constructed from pressure treated lumber and cedar, routed and painted to withstand the elements, and were drilled and cemented into the facility grounds. The signs are used by high school teams to train and by school visitors to help navigate the facilities and athletic fields. Stephen has also been inducted into the Order of the Arrow and was a Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 89.

Stephen serves as an example to the youth of Hillsborough Township through his high level leadership and community service, and the Mayor and Township Committee are very proud that he is a member of our community.
Tickets Now Available for NJ Devils' "My Town" Hillsborough Night
NJ Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers, Jan. 13th

The "My Town" Series Program now in it's 4th year highlights New Jersey towns during National Hockey League games played at the Prudential Center in Newark. The New Jersey Devils tested the program during the 2013-2014 National Hockey League season with 5 New Jersey towns as part of their pilot program. The success of the initial program, lead to an expanded program during the 2014-2015 season and will continue with enthusiasm this season.

This is a great event open to all ages! Tickets and Group Packages will be on sale for township residents who would like to attend. The Hillsborough Police Department will present the Honor Guard at the beginning of the game. Hillsborough Township will be recognized throughout the game, including a group welcome on the scoreboard. Following the game, Hillsborough residents will be invited to the ice for a post-game photo!  In addition, January 13th is Chico Resch mini stick night honoring former Devil and current color commentator Glenn "Chico" Resch. The first 9,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative mini stick.

Stay tuned for more information about a possible future visit from NJ Devil!

What Township Residents Can Do with Fall Leaves
Keep Your Lawn Healthy & Green by Cutting and Leaving it!

With Autumn in full swing, the leaves have begun to fall and cover your lawn. Hillsborough Township encourages you to help the Sustainable Hillsborough initiative by Cutting and Leaving It. Instead of disposing of your lawn clippings and leaves, try leaving your grass clipping on your lawn. This practice helps keep your lawn healthy and green. In addition, instead of placing leaves at the bottom of your driveway, place them in a compost heap in your yard. Compost piles are easy and cheap to construct and help to reduce Hillsborough's waste. For more information about Cut and Leave It, read the brochure on the township website.

"If you currently recycle your lawn clippings and leaves by staging them for pick-up through the Hillsborough Public Works Department leaf pick-up program, you are already helping to avoid air pollution and wasted resources. However, you can do more by reducing waste at the source. Leave the grass clippings on your lawn when you mow, compost your leaves, and let nature do the recycling for you," stated Deputy Mayor McCauley.

The Hillsborough Public Works Department will be running their annual leaf pick-up program starting in November.

Delhi D'lites Celebrates Grand Opening

Pictured: Delhi D'lites Owners Sushil and Chachra Chanchal and family members along with Business Advocate David Kois, EBDC Member Toni Natale, Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley, and Committeeman Doug Tomson
On Saturday, October 7th, Delhi D'lites celebrated its Grand Opening. Several Township Officials including Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Tomson and David Kois, Business Advocate joined owners Sushil and Chachra Chanchal with their family for the ribbon cutting.

"Delhi D'lites is a premier Indian restaurant in the heart of Hillsborough with an eccentric Indian aesthetic. We are proudly Family owned and operated." ~Sushil Chachra

Delhi D'lites is located in the Towne Centre shopping center at 411 US-206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 (behind the old Dunkin Donuts)

Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township is currently looking to fill the following position:
  • Full Time Building Insspector
  • Full Time Police Officers
  • Social Services Administrative Assistant - Part Time 
  • Assistant Building Subcode Official 
  • Multi-Licensed UCC Inspector, Full Time 
  • Building Maintenance Part time 
New Jersey Division of Taxation - Homestead 
Benefit Deadline is November 30th

Just a friendly reminder that the due date for the 2015 Homestead Benefit is  November 30, 2017. The New Jersey Division of Taxation encourages anyone who has not yet filed their application to please do so ASAP.
If anyone needs an application, assistance with filing, or just to verify receipt, they may visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation Office at 75 Veterans Memorial Dr. Somerville, NJ 08876 (M-F, 8:30-4:30).

Safe Cooking Tips for Thanksgiving

Keeping fire safety and food handling and preparation safety in mind while in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there's a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safe.

Click on the links below for some great resources:
Holiday Events
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Festive Township Activities

Christmas Tree Lighting - December 1st

Menorah Lighting - December 12th

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) invites customers to celebrate the holiday season by entering its fifth annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest.   

Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home's outdoor holiday light display on the JCP&L Facebook page from Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 15. Up to 10 finalists will be selected by JCP&L based on criteria such as creativity and number of lights. Finalists' photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Monday, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 22.

The grand prize winner will receive a $200 Visa® gift card and a set of LED holiday lights controlled by a mobile app. The runner up will receive a $100 gift card.

More information, including complete contest rules, will be posted to the JCP&L Facebook page. The "Merry & Bright" contest is open only to JCP&L customers who are legal residents of New Jersey and who are at least 18 years of age. Only one entry per household will be accepted. Employees and family members of FirstEnergy, JCP&L or its advertising agency are not eligible. 

News From Somerset County
County Clerk's Office Cancels Evening Hours

The Somerset County Clerk's Office, located in the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St., will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. County offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. 

Office hours are normally 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and extended until 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

The Somerset County Clerk's Office administers oath to notaries public, processes passport applications and records land records and related legal documents that deal with land situated in Somerset County.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Clerk's Office at 908-231-7013 or
'1st Saturday,' E-waste, Tire Drop-off and Holiday Closing

  • The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23,in observance Thanksgiving Day.
  • First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807.  
  • The next free-of-charge Saturday electronic waste drop-off event is Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage at 410 Roycefield Rd.Hillsborough 08844.  
  • The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Division to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, MondayNov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage.  The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield RoadHillsborough 08844.
December Program Schedule for County-operated Senior Centers

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the December program schedule. All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed. 

This month, all centers will be closed on Dec. 14 (in-service day), 25 and 26. 

All Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone age 60 and above. Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée and a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch. Please make reservations before 10 a.m., at least one business day in advance. Why not invite a friend or neighbor to join you for lunch! Or come earlier in the day and enjoy one of the center's many programs.
Make a Child Smile for the Holidays

The public is invited to share the joy of the holidays with area kids by donating new, unwrapped toys to the 2017 "Toys for Tots" campaign, hosted by the Somerset County Sheriff's Office.

"One of the many goals of the Sheriff's Office is to see children's wishes come true during the holiday season," said Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano. "We are inviting you to open your hearts to the less fortunate so together we can make a child's holiday especially joyful," he said.  

Toys can be dropped off weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 11 at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters, located in the lower level of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St. in Somerville.  County offices will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Recently Added Events
Visit the Community Events Calendar Page for More Information
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

Board of Adjustment 12/6/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board 12/7/2017 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 12/12/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board 12/14/2017 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 12/19/2017 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 12/20/2017 7:30 PM

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ARIS/HMS Discount Card 2017-2018  On Sale Now!!

ARIS/HMS 2017-2018 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 34 local businesses including ShopRite's $4.00 off $100.00 purchase, McDonald's, Super Sundaes, Lenny's, Philly Pretzel, Revival Barbershop, Olympia Sports and many more!!  Discounts are valid through 9/30/18.
Special Promotion:  Buy 5 cards, get 1 card free!

If you would like to purchase a discount card, please email or stop by Super Sundaes (near the Post Office) and pick one up.

Thank you for your support!


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