Mayor's Corner Update
Please see Mayor Devanney's February Update in TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Mayor’s Corner is a new column written by Mayor Devanney as one of the avenues the administration uses to communicate directly with Township residents. She welcomes feedback and ideas for improving our town; please feel free to email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Township Administrator
Pothole you want to report? Downed trees in a street? Something else that needs the Township's attention? PLEASE report issues here. Those submissions get funneled to the proper department head so they can attend to them. That is the sure way we will know of your issue and address it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Thank you!
Recycling Task Force
Mayor Devanney announced the creation of a Recycling Taskforce, which will explore options to bring down costs of our increased recycling budget. With new restrictive regulation recycling changes, China is no longer accepting certain materials and wants others to be cleaner. The result is a 142.9 % increase in the Township’s recycling budget. The Task Force will generate a final report of recommendations and present it to the Mayor and TC at the first meeting of the TC in July 2019, to allow the Township ample time to bid/rebid the recycling contract in advance of the existing contract end date. The Recycling Task Force shall consist of 9 members which shall include the Mayor, Council President, 3 members of the Environmental Commission appointed by the Mayor; and 4 members of the public, who shall be residents of the Township appointed by the Mayor. Interested? Please contact Council President Alvaro Medeiros at email@example.com.
Union County Transportation Advisory Board Volunteer Needed!
Transportation enthusiasts wanted! There is 1 alternate position available on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board. Purpose of this board is to provide for a balanced transportation system which most effectively meets the economic, social, energy and environmental needs of the County and surrounding region. This board will be the principal conduit for local and citizen input into the local transportation planning process, and to advise the Board of Chosen Freeholders on transportation issues. 1-year term, meeting every 2 months. Please contact Mayor Devanney at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Relief for Drainage Woes in the Works!
Our township engineer and DPW director have been assessing some of the worst parts of town as it relates to drainage, visiting residents’ homes to get first-hand accounts of the flooding issues. The township will soon be launching a drainage study to determine the most effective course of action to address and remediate the antiquated infrastructure that is largely contributing to the frequent flooding in some areas. Working with our waste water treatment plant director, we will assess how quickly we can get started.
Please check here for regular monthly updates and photos.
Warren Proposed Development
There will be a public hearing and final adoption on 2 affordable housing ordinances that will set the zoning requirements for the K. Hovnanian and Premier project sites, both located on Hillcrest Road related to affordable housing, this Thursday, Feb. 28, 7pm – 9pm at the Warren Municipal Court Bldg, Susan B. Boyce Meeting Room, 44 Mountain Blvd. Berkeley Heights pushed to have several important stipulations included in these ordinance--numbers 19-07 and 19-08. Please read a summary of the recent filings, issues raised and court decisions. Background on this issue can be found on the Berkeley Heights Township website
REMINDER: The Township is now divided into two sections for recycling pickup. Snyder Avenue/Horseshoe Road is the dividing line between the East and West sides of Berkeley Heights. Pickup will occur every other Wednesday for streets East of Snyder Ave (toward Summit) and every other Thursday for streets West of Snyder Avenue (toward Warren). Both sides of Snyder and Horseshoe will be picked up on Wednesdays.
Full 2019 schedule with East & West dates is online.
Specific questions can be sent directly to Giordano at (email@example.com or call 1-800-216-2250) for the most up-to-date information. Read a summary of Recycling "Do's and Don'ts".
March 2019 Recycling Dates:
- EAST: March 6, 20
- WEST: March 7, 21
Township Council Meeting Schedule
Township Council meetings take place at Town Hall (29 Park Avenue) at 7 pm.
Upcoming Township Council meetings:
Township Council Budget meetings:
- March 4, 18
- April dates TBD
Upcoming Planning Board meetings: