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Township Hall Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Main Phone:

908-322-6700

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recreation@scotchplainsnj.com


Our Weather

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Union County Deer Management Program


Weather Preparation


Stormwater Brochure

Dangerous Cold

This weekend, temperatures will fall to 0° F and with added wind chill may feel 20-30° F below zero. Cold spells of this magnitude heighten the risk of of frostbite and hypothermia for those who do not take proper precaution.

 

The Scotch Plains Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.) will serve as a heating station for anyone in need of assistance.

 

  • To prevent pipes from freezing, run water at a trickle and keep cabinet doors open.
  • Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes - a house fire may result.
  • Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car is equipped with a safety kit and blanket.
  • Always keep your pets' time limits in the cold and make sure they are warm.

Scotch Plains Strong

Scotch Plains Township officials participated in a national public awareness ceremony by going RED on Friday, February 5. The festive wardrobe helped honor the 13th Annual National Wear Red Day, where advocates are urged to show commitment to reducing risk of heart disease, improving health and saving lives.

The Township of Scotch Plains is proud to announce the kick off of the Mayors Wellness Campaign:  Scotch Plains Strong!

 

Throughout the year, we  will offer residents of all ages opportunities to participate in activities and take advantage of resources that raise awareness around healthy lifestyle, disease prevention and management. The goal being to improve the overall health of our community.  Look for weekly updates in the Township Newsletter, Facebook and website.  There will be a new focus each month.  Look out for more detailed information about the Mayors Wellness Campaign in the next blast. 

Visit the Scotch Plains Public Library and check out their collection of heart healthy cookbooks, videos & DVDS.

Grab a heart health sticker or healthy recipe card (while supplies last)

 

Check out one of these websites for recipes, take a healthy eating quiz and more

Visit the Free Hypertension Clinic, February 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Scotch Plains Library. The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10am – noon. No registration required

Let us know if you have any ideas or tips on how you keep your heart healthy by sharing on our Facebook page.


Early Spring!

Happy Groundhog Day!

 

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow – an early spring is his forecast!


From the SPPD Detective Bureau:  IRS Scam

With the 2016 tax season upon us residents are being victimized by individuals making attempts to collect false debts from phony IRS Agents.

 

As a reminder the IRS will notify you by mail if you have an unsettled tax debt. IRS agents will never ask for credit card information, debit card information or pre-paid gift card information.

 

The scammers will identify themselves with common surnames and IRS badge information. The scammers may even be able to recite the last 4 digits of your social security number, and will often threaten you will jail time and suspension of driver’s license.

 

On some occasions there will be back ground noise to imitate a call center. You may receive follow up phone calls from other scammers portraying to be agents of local law enforcement or the Department of Motor Vehicle trying to persuade you to comply with the phony IRS agents.

 

If you believe you are being targeted you should immediately hang up the phone and contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

For more information please visit the Internal Revenue Service website at WWW.IRS.Gov and type “scam” in the search box.


Senior Citizens Bus Dedication

A special celebration was held to unveil the new Scotch Plains-Fanwood Senior Citizens Bus on Friday, January 22, 2016. Mayor Glover, Township Manager Al Mirabella, and Deputy Mayor Rose Checchio joined senior citizens in welcoming the 18-passenger Ford F450 shuttle bus.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


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.


Winter Weather


Year in Review 2015


Christmas Tree Pickup

The Department of Public Property has gone through the Township picking up residents Christmas Trees - if you have missed the pickup please call the office at (908) 322-6700, ext. 243 or 244. Give your address and we will send a truck out to pick up.


Remembering Korean War Veteran and Long-time Volunteer Don Wussler

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

Don Wussler 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.

 

Read Don's full obituary (courtesy of Rossi Funeral Home)


Snow Removal & De-Icing Plan

The Snow Removal and De-Icing Plan for the 2015-16 winter season is now available for download. Please read thoroughly and use as a point of reference when inclement weather arrives.


Download the plan here.


Veterans Day

On November 11, 2015, Mayor Glover and Township Manager Al Mirabella joined Vietnam Veteran Joe McCourt and members of the American Legion Post 209 to celebrate Veterans Day in downtown Scotch Plains. Together, they honored the past and present personnel serving in the United States military. Everyday we thank you, Veterans, for your sacrifices.


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:

 

Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, 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.