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Yard Waste Pick-Up Receives Emergency Funding

This is to continue clean-up after Sandy.

With clean-up continuing throughout the township following Hurricane Sandy, the council approved a resolution Thursday for an emergency appropriation of funds to continue the work.

These funds, according to township administrator James Naples, are for the costs of the debris removal program.

The resolution appropriates $640,000 in emergency funds, which will be repaid in the 2013 budget.

“And 75 percent of the $640,000 will be eligible for reimbursement through FEMA,” Naples said.

For this program, the township has established six temporary yard sites in addition to the facility already established. The sites will receive tree and brush material, but not leaves.

Residents who can transport materials themselves should use one of these locations to dispose of their materials, or they can utilize professional companies to bring the materials to those locations.

There will also be a township-wide pick-up, which will be paid for through these emergency appropriations.

There will be a schedule published for each section of town, and hired contractors will make one sweep of each road per section per schedule to remove yard waste. A second sweep will not be done.

A schedule for pick-up will start as soon as contractors are hired, and pick-ups are estimated to begin in about four weeks.

The drop-off and pick-up is for tree and brush material only, and it must be cut and stacked neatly at curbside on the property without obstructing the sidewalk or road.

The drop-off locations are Crim Park, Chimney Rock Park, Harry Ally Park, Ardmaer Park, Prince Rodgers Baseball Park, Thomae Park and the township yard waste facility.

The schedule will be posted on the township website when it is available.

stewart resmer November 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM
forker when you come to a place where you are ready to come out from behind your anon persona and be accounatble for your assinine remarks we can have an exchange of views. (I do notice nick still doesnt identify which town he lives in either)
stewart resmer November 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Christie: Property taxes could rise to cover Sandy cleanup NJ.com Governor Christie said Tuesday that towns would be able to exceed the state’s 2 percent annual property tax cap to pay for the cost of cleaning up after superstorm Sandy — meaning some residents in storm-ravaged municipalities could face higher taxes. Hmm, fiscal reality? What a concept! Christie, a tax and spend liberal after all? Or pragmatist? What does the Bridgewater Paryy of NO super majority do now that they have gone about already cutting the budget when the Gov hands them their share of the states tax bill? 'Get money' from big gvt aka FEMA?
stewart resmer November 15, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Obama Proclaims Today ‘America Recycles Day’ Tom Kludt - Invoking presidential proclamation, President Barack Obama today declared November 15, 2012 as "America Recycles Day," calling upon the country to "observe this day with appropriate programs and activities." More from the proclamation: As many of us prepare to gather with families and friends this Thanksgiving, America Recycles Day offers a chance to highlight another resource that is too often taken for granted: food. Though many Americans lack access to regular, nutritious meals, much of our country's food goes to waste. To put surplus food to better use, the Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with businesses and organizations in the Food Recovery Challenge, which is helping participants support their communities through food donation and protect their bottom line by reducing waste. By consuming carefully and donating what we can, each of us can join in that important work. Food banks and pantries accept wholesome food that meets quality and safety standards, as do many national and local food recovery programs. Through giving to those in need, all Americans can lift up their communities while helping protect the environment we share.
Mike November 15, 2012 at 08:13 PM
How 'bout everyone clean up any mess touching their property? Who needs the economies of scale of having the town collect all the debris? This will hurt small business. Nick is right: no gum'mint, no taxes. Bootstraps, you know.
Nicholas Clark November 15, 2012 at 09:08 PM
omg... where do you get your news Mr. Resmer, from the National Enquirer and Star magazine? Your stuff is made up of more gossip talk than actual facts.

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