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The 2016 Mayor's Charity Gala is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Pantagis Renaissance (250 Park Ave.).
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 908-873-6278.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
To download a PDF version of this pamphlet, click here.
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!
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
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