Township Committee
Mayor Patricia Graham
Deputy Mayor Ed Trzaska
Rich Smith
Chris Sugden
Mark Conforti

FRIDAY, JAN 22, 2016
Montgomery Twp. Ready for Snow Storm
Preparedness Reminders for Residents
The latest forecast call for 16 to 24 inches of snow and high winds here in Montgomery starting Friday evening through Sunday. Such conditions can cause downed lines and trees, difficult travel and power outages.  The Township has been preparing by brining and sanding roads and making sure needed equipment and safety/essential personnel are available and ready.
"Montgomery Township personnel are ready for the predicted weather. Residents are asked to stay off the roads until cleared and to prepare for the possibility of power outages this weekend, " said Mayor Patricia Graham. 
Here are some ways residents may prepare today:

- Remove or otherwise secure all outside materials which may become airborne in high gusts.
- Fill up gas tanks and keep a blanket, flashlight & emergency kit in car.
-Keep cell phones charged and flashlights handy in the event of a power outage.

-If you own a generator, check that it is in working order now. Make sure outdoor generator location is properly ventilated.
- Power outage prep may include storing potable and flushing water, keeping food, medications, batteries & other needed supplies on hand.

(See National Weather Service website's "Before the Storm" pages )
-Further safety tips on shoveling snow, preventing hypothermia and CO2 poisoning are found on the Health Dept. webpage at:
Mayor Graham requests that residents review the following Township reminders:

-Montgomery Twp. reminds all residents that, by ordinance, there is
NO PARKING ON STREET while snow is falling or blowing excessively. 
-Help Montgomery Clear Roads: Remove trash cans from near street & clear snow to the plowing downdrift side of your driveway (right side if facing street). Do not shovel snow into streets.

- Be patient for the plows.  They complete an emergency vehicle lane single sweep first, then return to complete full road clearing after the snowfall ends.

-If you are able, please work with your neighbors to help keep fire hydrants by your home clear of snow.
-Full Township snow plowing reminders found at:

-PSE&G has informed the Township that they have additional personnel and equipment on hand for this storm, including additional tree crews. They also remind residents/business owners to prepare as follows:
-Be cautious if you see downed lines.  Downed wires should always be considered "live'.  Do not approach or drive over a downed line. Report downed lines to 1-855-BIZ-PSEG.

-Before the storm, sign up for PSE&G's My Account at 
. Bookmark on cell phone and log-in to report outages, and to get restoration status updates.   Outages may also be reported at 800-436-PSEG (7734).
   See Outage Tools and  Maps updated every 15 minutes.
-Sign up for PSE&G My Alerts (to cell or email) at


ROAD CLOSURE and Montgomery Police Advisories will be released via NIXLE service  & posted on the Township website's homepage at . You must sign-up first in order to receive the free Nixle messages by email or text.
Tip: If you sign-up to open an account on the Nixle Website Portal at  , you may select which specific Police Department(s) will send you texts/emails. If you prefer, simply text your zip code to 888777 and you will receive info from Montgomery Police and other public safety agencies in our area. 
To receive emergency wireless text alerts on your cell phone, go to Follow the prompts to enter your cell phone number and optional password. Although the alerts service is free, text-messaging charges from your wireless carrier may apply.

To register for free email alerts, go to , provide your email address and select "Emergency, Weather & Road-Closing Alerts." You will receive periodic email bulletins about flood watches and warnings, county-owned road and bridge closings and severe weather affecting county programs and services. 

For suggestions, go to the township website at:
Thank you!

Rabies Vax Clinic Postponed to Sat. 1/30

Saturday,  January 23, January 30th, 2016
Public Works Garage
Located on Harlingen Road in Belle Mead
DOGS:  9:00 am - 10:30 am
CATS:   10:30 am-12:00 noon
Dog & Cat licenses will also be available for purchase that day:
  • $20 for a neutered dog, $23 for non-neutered dog,
  • $10 for a neutered cat; $15 for a non-neutered cat
  • cash or check please.
Sponsored by Montgomery Township Health Department/Animal Control
Protect your pet (and your community)!
For Safety's sake -
Please, no children under age 7.
Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash-No retractable leashes!
Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged.
Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.
Cats must be in a carrier
For more information, call Montgomery Township Animal Control  908-359-4308.


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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

Please note that email correspondence with the Township is a public record and may be subject to disclosure under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.