Issue: 2016 November 23
November 23, 2016
One of the Best Places to Live in America
This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
Frank DelCore
Deputy Mayor
Carl Suraci
Greg Burchette
Gloria McCauley
Doug Tomson

Hillsborough Mourns the Loss of Sergeant Fred Wacker

It is with great sadness that the Township of Hillsborough announces the sudden and tragic passing of Sgt. Fred Wacker who passed away at his home unexpectedly on November 19, 2016.

Sgt. Wacker was an eighteen year veteran who had served in many capacities, most recently as the supervisor of the Traffic Bureau. He was a highly skilled officer who specialized in the investigation of traffic crashes. He was a long serving member of the Somerset County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team.

During his career, Sgt. Wacker was the recipient of fourteen commendations for exemplary police service. Included among these was an award for his role in the apprehension of armed homicide suspects. He also received thirty four letters of gratitude from the public he served.

Personally, Sgt. Wacker will be remembered as an exceptional police officer and loyal friend. Most importantly he will be remembered as a devoted father and husband.

Finally, Chief Powell wishes to publicly acknowledge the Franklin, Manville and Montgomery Police Departments who rendered assistance during this difficult time, as well as all of the Hillsborough Fire Departments, Rescue Squad and Office of Emergency Management.   
Hillsborough Township Joins the 'Movember' Movement

Pictured: Police Chief Darren Powell and Mayor Frank DelCore
At the November 22nd Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Movember Men's Health Awareness Movement and urged all men to become aware of their risks for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues, and to undertake regular screenings for early detection, talk to their health care providers about treatment options if diagnosed, and to support other men in becoming more aware of the need to take care of their health.

The mustaches in November (or "Movember") campaign has spawned a global health movement by starting conversations about men's health and by raising  millions of dollars worldwide to support prostate and testicular cancer research.

Within the Township of Hillsborough, many Township employees and residents have abandoned shaving for the month of November to join the Movember Men's Health Awareness cause.  Each year during the month of November, men across the globe are encouraged to band together and grow mustaches to promote and raise awareness of men's health issues.  M en in the United States have a 1 in 7 chance of getting prostate cancer and 1 in 5 men will experience a mental health issue this year.  Movember is committed to raising awareness about these and other men's health issues and their effect on fathers, sons, brothers, uncles and husbands across the United States and the world.

Pictured Right: Police Chief Darren Powell with members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department supporting Movember
Castle Park Renovations Complete - The Park is OPEN

Earlier this fall the Castle Park, located at the Municipal Complex, underwent a makeover.  After nearly 400 man hours and the purchase of a Little Tikes Playground Ship, the renovations are complete.

The park was originally constructed in 1992-93 with the assistance of the community as depicted by the family names surrounding fencing of the playground.  

"This playground is a focal point here on the grounds of the Municipal Complex.  These renovations allow for continued use and hours of fun for our children to enjoy," stated Mayor DelCore.  Earlier today Mayor DelCore and other Township Officials cut the ribbon for the park's re-opening.
Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore, Committeeman Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of Castle Park

Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore, Committeeman Doug Tomson, Director of Parks and Recreation Bob Wagner along with many Parks and Recreation employees.
Small Business 
November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26 th is Small Business Saturday - we are encouraging all Hillsborough Residents to Shop Local over the upcoming days in support of all of our Hillsborough based businesses.  Also, remember to bring your Shop Hillsborough Card with you when you shop locally at participating merchants.  Don't have a Shop Hillsborough Card?  Stop by the Administration Office to pick one up.  Also, use your Hillsborough Rewards Visa Card from the Affinity Federal Credit Union to pay for your purchases.

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HTPD Participating in Operation Safe Passage

The Hillsborough Township Police Department will be participating in Thanksgiving Weekend Operation Safe Passage. Sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety, Operation Safe Passage is a traffic enforcement campaign focusing on Driving While Impaired. The campaign runs from Wednesday November 23rd through Sunday November 27th.

Additionally, drivers are reminded to be especially vigilant for conflicts with whitetail deer during this time of year. The combination of hunting season along with the height of the whitetail deer breeding season increases activity making conflict on the roadway more likely.
FEMA  Region II Monthly Webinar for December

In honor of the busy holiday season and end of the year festivities,  FEMA  Region II invites you to participate in their monthly webinar on  December 12  from  12 pm - 1 pm . This month's topic will be holiday fire safety presented by the United States Fire Administration. This webinar is good for any audience as we all play a role in keeping our workplaces, homes, and communities safe from fire hazards.

To register, click  here...
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 ( ), click on "Hillsborough Weekend Service Survey" and complete the brief questionnaire.

Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • 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 November 28 - December 3

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.
Projected Leaf Pick Up Areas for Week of November 28 - December 2:
  • Crew in Warner, Elmendorf & Ditmars Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Banor Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Claremont Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Scott Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Winding Way, Spring Valley & Willows Edge Area  (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Hockenbury & Three Bridges Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Woodfield Estates Area (Second Pass)
December 5 - 9 Areas of Town
  • Crew in Crestmont & Perrine Pike Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Rivendell & Van Zandt Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Beverly Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Starview & Murray Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Roycebrook, Piney Woods, Steinmetz Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Pioneer & Poplar Area (Second Pass)
Note: Trucks may be running ahead of schedule.   Subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and manpower availability
Season 2 - Episode 5 of Hillsborough The Good Life Now Airing

Hillsborough Rotary Club Organizes Volunteer Event to Pack Holiday Gifts for Troops Abroad
Public Is Invited to Participate in Packing Event at Hillsborough YMCA

For our troops serving abroad, a package filled with favorite foods and toiletries from home is usually at the top of their holiday wish lists.  To help make those wishes come true, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the 5th Annual Christmas Packing Event on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:30 AM to 2 PM, at the Hillsborough YMCA (19 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ). Members of the community are invited to participate in this special event to assemble the gift packages.
"The holiday season is a particularly difficult time for military to be away from home and family," noted Hillsborough Rotary Club President, Abed Medawar, "and receiving a package from home filled with familiar items goes a long way in keeping up morale." 

For a full news account, click here...
December Senior Center Schedule

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the November program schedule.  All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

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 or a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch.  Please make reservations prior to 10:00 a.m. the previous business day.

For the Hillsborough Senior Center December Schedule, click  here...
To view the schedules for all Somerset County Senior Centers, click here...
Outstanding Women Award Nominations Sought

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  or call Commission Chair Janice Fields at 908-599-1637 if you do not have internet access.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 31, 2016.  Email submissions are preferred.  Send an electronic copy of the completed and signed nomination form, along with any supporting documentation, to  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.

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One Team One Goal -  All For Chris Koll

Here are some additional details about the Tournament:
  • You can register individually or as a team.  Kids will be placed on teams based on the ages.  
  • Teams can be 5-7 players.  If you register as a team, please indicate this in the Names section of the registration and provide the name of your team.  We ask that you try to keep the ages similar on the teams.
  • Guaranteed at least one game.  
  • If you can't play, you can still contribute to the Koll family through the registration.
  • If you aren't a Jr Raider member, you will have to create an account to register.
  • If you have questions, please reach out to


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!
Event Flyers
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November 24: Somerville 5k Turkey Trot
November 27: Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Bring a Buddy Clinic
November 27: Manville-Hillsborough Elks Breakfast with Santa
December 2: Hillsborough Township Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3: HHS Choir Basket Auction
December 3: Hillsborough Heat Clothing Drive
November 17: Hillsborough Heat Pancake Breakfast With Santa @ Applebees
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates  

Planning Board 12/1/2016 7:30 PM
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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