ATTENTION - SENIOR CITIZENS:
The Greater Andover Senior Citizens are actively seeking new members. You must be 55 years of age or older. The Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Senior Center on Lake Iliff Road in Andover Township.
Various important services are available! For information and referral on programs and services for the elderly, call the Sussex County Office of the Aging at 973-579-0555.
AFTER HOURS PAYMENT DROP BOX
As a convenience to our residents, we have an outdoor payment “drop box” on the pillar near the front entrance to the Municipal Building. This secure receptacle can be used at any time to leave payments or correspondence for any Andover Township Department. Payments left after 3:30 PM will be credited to the next business day.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION BOX
The Municipal Building has a box for donations to be made to the Bodhi Monastery Food Pantry. Township employees and residents are encouraged to donate what they can. The food pantry is currently helping to supplement the needs of over 100 people on a weekly basis.
Local Ordinance 10-23. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, including town owned and operated parking lots, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on any street or highway or portion thereof. This parking prohibition shall remain in effect for an eight-hour period following the cessation of such snowfall.
FIRE HYDRANTS / CISTERNS
Local Ordinance 155-15 – Duty to Remove. The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering on any street in the Township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks, fire hydrants and cisterns of such street or the abutting right-of-way actually used by the public, or in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes or other appropriate chemical, within 12 hours of daylight after the same falls or is formed thereon. There shall be a lien/tax assessed to the property owner for the cost of the removal if done by a township employee.
OBSTRUCTION TO STREETS
No person shall deposit, throw, spill or dump dirt, ashes or other material upon any street or highway in the Township. No person shall divert, obstruct or interfere with the normal flow of surface waters in any gutter, drain or ditch along any street or highway of the Township, nor in any way cause the normal flow of water to be stopped, diverted from or overflow the gutters, drains or ditches. The Department of Public Works appreciates your cooperation.
PLEASE NOTE: The provider for the Reverse 911 system has changed to Swift911. Information previously submitted to receive reverse 911’s will not automatically transfer to this new vendor. Therefore, it will be necessary to register your cell phones, emails and landline phones. Even if you have a landline phone through Verizon or CenturyLink, it is suggested to register the numbers. Link to register: http://www.sussexcountysheriff.com/commun…/community_alerts/
WASTE OIL DROP OFF DAYS
The last Friday of each month between the hours of 8AM and 10AM at the Municipal Garage (upper parking lot). The dates are only changed if a holiday falls on the last Friday.
BLUE REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGNS
The Andover Township Fire Department’s Junior Auxiliary is selling Blue Reflective Address Signs. The signs are 6 x 18 inches and can easily be mounted to your house or mailbox. It is a great way to make your house quick to find in case of an emergency. The signs are $15 and are available at the Fire Department at 625 Limecrest Road the second and fourth Monday of each month between 7:30PM and 8:30PM. If you need further assistance, please contact Bob Reidmiller at 973-579-2694.
Held at Hillside Park Hall (The Barn). Dates to be determined and will be posted.
IMPORTANT DOG LICENSING INFORMATION
Renew/New License Fees are: $12 for spayed/neutered; and $15 for non-spayed/neutered. LATE FEE on/after Feb 1 is $10 per dog. If you are licensing a new dog, the late fee does not apply. Make Checks Payable to Andover Township.