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Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Main Phone:

908-322-6700

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24th Annual Mayor's Gala

The 2016 Mayor's Charity Gala is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Pantagis Renaissance (250 Park Ave.).

Honorees include:

  • Janet Blaes
  • Ralph Checchio
  • Judy Ann & Elmer "Pete" Terry
  • Scotch Plains Italian American Club

Tickets (click here to see a menu and ticket form) are $75 per person and can be purchased online, through Community Pass at the Town Manager's office (430 Park Ave.) RSVP by April 29. For more information, call 908-322-6700 ext. 314.


Coming this Summer

In cooperation with the County of Union, the Township of Scotch Plains will provide WIFI accessibility in Ponderosa Park for all visitors this summer. Enjoy!


1st Annual Scotch Plains Race to Summer 5K

The Township of Scotch Plains will help kick off summer in style on June 23, 2016 with a Race to Summer 5K and FunRun in memory of Patrick J. Allocca.

 

Registration is available online, and information about the race can be found directly on the Township's website.

 

For more information visit the Official Race to Summer 5K page or email racetosummer2016@gmail.com


Fresh Start to Summer


Arts & Crafts Fair

The 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Alan Augustine Village Green is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. The fair is open to all types of artists, including those who wish to display art, but do not intend to sell.

 

If you wish to participate, download an application and return it to the Town Manager's Office at 430 Park Avenue.For more information, contact Leah Zara-Acevedo at letsmonet@gmail.com or 908-873-6278.


Spring Clean-Up

Scotch Plains Spring Clean-Up 2016 registration begins May 1, 2016.  The cost of a permit is $115.00.  Community Pass will be open starting May 1 to pay online.  Applications can also be mailed (starting May 1,  2016) to:

Township of Scotch Plains, Dept. of Public Property,

2445 Plainfield Avenue

Scotch Plains NJ 07076


Rabies Clinic

The Scotch Plains Health Dept. will be conducting a free rabies clinic to vaccinate cats and dogs on Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m at the Southside Fire House on Raritan Rd.

 

All pets must be accompanied by an adult able of controlling the animal.  Cats should be contained in a pet carrier or sturdy box; and dogs must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.

 

Additional information, please call Scotch Plains Health Dept. at 908-322-6700 Ext. 309 or 310.


Rockin' Autism & SPFBL Opening Day

Neighbors from Scotch Plains and Fanwood gathered at LaGrande Park on Saturday to enjoy the beautiful weather, live music, and countless activities prepared. The event was the idea of Mallory Banks, 14, whose family has helped raise awareness for autism annually through bake sales. In addition to a wonderful fundraiser, Mayor Glover and town manager Al Mirabella joined Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in welcoming the SPFBL to celebrate opening day ceremonies at the park for the first time ever.


New to the Website

Scotch Plains has a contract with Animal Control Solutions which provides services to the Township.  To find a list of services provided, both contracted and non-contracted, visit Departments » Health » Animal Control. For more information, call the local health department at 908-322-6700 ext. 306.


Report a Pothole

To help preserve the local roads throughout Scotch Plains, the Township has implemented a Report a Pothole form online for residents.

 

The form will notify the Department of Public Property directly via email.


From the Mayor's Office

I am pleased to announce that most if not all of the unsightly new exterior high pressure gas meters and piping installed on Park Avenue properties will be relocated to the interior of the buildings, what is expected to remain on the exterior is an air vent the size of a water spigot. Upon seeing what had been recently installed I immediately contacted Elizabethtown Gas Co. government affairs staff, advising them that these installations had negatively impacted our current plans and goals for upgrading and improving the general appearance of our downtown. After making them aware of my concerns, they promised to promptly review the matter with their engineering staff in an effort to find a workaround solution that could satisfactorily resolve the concerns many within the community and I had.

 

I am extremely happy with the company’s prompt and professional response and want to thank them personally for keeping their promise to me, and for their civic-minded response to our community.

 

A timetable for the relocation is in the works, so we can all be very pleased that we were able to resolve this problem with a sensible solution.

 

Mayor Kevin Glover


Tips from NJ American Water

To download a PDF version of this pamphlet, click here.


Easter Egg Hunt

Dozens of children gathered on Alan Augustine Village Green for the Annual Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, where the Easter Bunny made a guest appearance and posed for photos.

 

Armed with baskets and bags, children ages 8 and under left no eggs undiscovered. Kids took full advantage of face painting, balloon animals, and a challenging ‘jelly bean guess.’ A bake sale hosted by Scotch Plains-Fanwood Field Hockey made sure there were enough treats to go around for everyone in attendance.

 

Special thanks go out to the Cultural Arts Committee for putting on yet another successful event!


Scotch Hills CC Registration

Membership rules, fees, and applications can be found on the Golf Course & Mini Golf page. To download the PDF directly, click here.


Year in Review 2015


Don was a long-time resident of Scotch Plains and graduated from Scotch Plains High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army in the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal and received the Purple Heart Medal, the U.S. National Defense Bronze Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. After being discharged from the Army, Don drove buses for the Wussler Bus Company. He met his wife Judy(Wood) of 55 years while working for the bus co. He then had a long and successful career in the banking industry, focusing on new business development for a number of banks in Central & Northern New Jersey. Don was a charter member of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, serving as an altar boy at the groundbreaking ceremony for the church. He was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerial Assoc. Don was a very involved in many of his children's activities. He was an active leader in both the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Little League and Junior Raiders Org. Later, he was involved with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Band. Don served on the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission and chaired the Memorial Day Parade Committee for several years. He was also a long time member of the Scotch Plains Lions Club. One of his proudest accomplishments in the community was the fundraising, design, and placement of the Korean War Memorial Clock at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building in '09. For his extensive community involvement, Don was named the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club Volunteer of the Year in '10 and was presented the Knights & Dames Award from St. Bartholomew Church in '11. Don was especially proud of his two antique cars a 1946 4 door Ford Deluxe and a 1967 Mercury Cougar. He planned and participated in many car shows in N.J. Cougar Club. He was also a member of the Unforgettable Autos of Mid-Jersey. He liked working inside and outside his home in which he and his family lived for many years and enjoyed having coffee on weekday mornings with "the boys".

In addition to his wife, Don, is survived by his children Don Jr. (Jill), Randy (Patricia), Joel, and daughter Valerie; and his grandchildren Natalie, Katie, Lexie, Bailey, Drew, Tara, and Brian. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church Youth Group Ministry. Visit our website www.therossifuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=donald-e-wussler&pid=177058905&fhid=11898#sthash.hNWVOBBc.dpuf

Union County Surrogate Evening Office Hours

Mayor Kevin Glover, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, and Town Manager Al Mirabella.
Mayor Kevin Glover, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, and Town Manager Al Mirabella.

Union County Surrogate James LaCorte will host evening hours at the Scotch Plains Township Hall (430 Park Avenue, Room 202) on December 14, 2015 from 5-6 p.m. by appointment only. The Surrogate is responsible for administering the estate of a deceased person and judging the legitimacy of wills.

 

Mr. LaCorte will be available the second Monday of each month throughout 2016 on the following dates:

 

May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Nov. 14, Dec. 12.

 

Appointments for Scotch Plains can be made by contacting Mr. LaCorte at (908) 527-4280 Monday–Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Residents also have the availability to download the information sheet and instructions at www.ucnj.org/surrogate/information-sheet


New to the Website

We have added Employment Opportunities to the left hand side of the site, under "Find it Here." There, you will find job openings and descriptions about opportunities in the Township of Scotch Plains.