Somerset County Communications Survey

posted Oct 19, 2020, 6:32 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 6:33 PM ]

Somerset County is in the process of gathering feedback from residents about communications and community outreach.  This survey will guide the County to help reach more residents and raise awareness of the amenities that Somerset County has to offer.  Click here to access and fill out the survey.


Halloween Information from the Health Department

posted Oct 19, 2020, 6:12 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 6:12 PM ]

Planning for a Safe and Happy Halloween

Covid-19 Safety Advice for Halloween from the Borough's Health Department

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related cautions, many communities are cancelling common Halloween events, including, trick-or-treating.  The Borough asks the community to support and adhere to the below guidance to ensure that all the children – and everyone in town – remain safe and protected.

Halloween during COVID-19 can still be fun!  Decorations and socially-distant greetings are fine!  Congregating closely in groups is not!

  • Instead of trick-or-treating, residents are asked to participate in “Driveway” or “One-way” trick-or-treating: Place bowls or treat bags in the front yard or in driveways and sidewalk edges  – in any way that works best for them – to reduce contact and exposure in accordance with CDC guidance. Wave to the children from your porch or window. Trick-or Treat at 6 Feet!
  • Face masks are required for trick-or-treaters and parents/guardians. Skip the costume masks this year and decorate your face mask! Make sure your face mask covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
  • Limit groups of trick-or-treaters and parents/families traveling together. No one should be congregating closely.  If another group is close to yours, wait and allow time for them to move on before approaching the next house.
  • Shouting and screaming requires greater distancing. This is important considering the typical “Trick-or-Treat” call!  The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
  • Be prepared to adjust on the fly! The rules may change as the number of cases change.

Enjoy the holiday, build new memories, and continue working together to keep our community safe!  We’ve come so far – let’s just keep it going!


Borough Council Meeting - November 2, 2020

posted Oct 19, 2020, 5:31 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 5:31 PM ]

The Rocky Hill Borough Council will meet on Monday November 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Please click here to view the agenda.  A virtual platform will be used.  Please click here for details on how to participate remotely.

Bulk Trash Pickup - October 21st

posted Oct 5, 2020, 5:51 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 5:52 PM ]

Bulk trash pickup will take place on October 21st, 2020.  

Items that cannot be picked up include refrigerators, air conditioners, electronics, engine oil, and other hazardous materials.  These items must be recycled separately at a Somerset County drop-off facility.  These locations can be found at the County website: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling

Fall Leaf and Brush/Limb Collection

posted Oct 5, 2020, 5:25 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 5:25 PM ]

Fall leaf pickup has been scheduled for November 7th and December 5th, weather dependent.  Leaves should be placed at the curb before those dates and must not be placed in the roadway or gutter.

Brush and limb pickup has been scheduled for the week of November 16th.  Material should be placed at the curb and must not be placed in the roadway or gutter.  The collection company has the following guidelines for what can be collected:
  • 6 feet in length or less
  • 10-inch diameter or less
  • No bamboo, leaves, debris or soil
** Leaves and brush/limb material must be placed in separate piles. **

Important Borough Tax Mailing Information

posted Oct 5, 2020, 11:55 AM by web master   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 11:55 AM ]

Please be advised that residents should disregard the tax mailing received during the third week of September 2020.  Statements for your 2020 Final Tax Bill and 2021 Preliminary Tax Bill have been revised, and will arrive in residents' mailboxes during the week of October 5th.  This mailing represents your correct tax statement.  Please contact the Tax Collector with any questions.  Tax Collector hours are Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The Borough Tax Collector, Shari Phillips, may be reached during these hours at (609) 924-7445 and via e-mail at TaxCollector@rockyhill-nj.gov.  Thank you for your patience regarding this matter.

Water System Town Hall

posted Oct 5, 2020, 11:22 AM by web master   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 11:22 AM ]

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Town Hall meeting on September 30th.  The slides presented by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection can be accessed at the links below.  Please check back for updates and more information regarding the Rocky Hill water system.
  • Click here to view the presentation made by Gloria Post, Div. of Science and Research, NJDEP
  • Click here to view the presentation  made by Kristin Tedesco, Div. of Water Supply and Geoscience, NJDEP

Voter Information - General Election November 3, 2020

posted Sep 19, 2020, 5:02 PM by web master   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 6:10 PM ]

The Somerset County Clerk's office has provided a guide for voters in the November election.  Details are provided below; or click here to view the guide on the County's website.  Also check the Somerset County's main webpage for any voter-related updates posted by the County Clerk.

HOW SOMERSET COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN VOTE

IN THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

The General Election is scheduled for November 3 and will be conducted mainly by mail-in ballots. 

Per Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order 177, all active voters will be mailed 2020 General Election ballots automatically, and with certain exceptions as outlined below all voting will be done by mail. The Somerset County Clerk's Office will continue to update this page to ensure voters have the information and resources to ensure their ballots are properly filled out and counted. 

Every Active Registered Voter Will Receive a Vote by Mail Ballot

Ballots will be mailed out to every active registered voter in Somerset County from the Clerk’s Office by October 5 and may begin arriving in late September.  If you have not received a ballot by October 10, please call the Clerk's Office at 908-231-7013 to determine if there is an issue.

To check if you are an active registered voter, visit https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check or call the Somerset County Board of Elections at (908) 231-7084. If you discover you are not considered an active voter, you can register online or with a paper form.

Active Voters Do Not Need to Request A Ballot

Because all active voters will be mailed a ballot, there is no need to request a ballot. Newly registered voters will also be automatically sent a ballot without needing to request one. The only time an active voter would need to request a ballot is for a replacement in the event their ballot was lost, damaged, or spoiled (filled in incorrectly). Voters cannot request a second ballot if they have already submitted one. Applications are available on the Clerk’s website at http://bit.ly/scvbm.

Ballots Will Have Postage Prepaid, So There Is No Need for A Stamp

Ballots for the 2020 General Election will have a prepaid label so that voters can submit their ballot without paying postage. The ballots will be considered first class mail, so there is no benefit to the voter if they use a stamp.

Your Properly Filled Out Ballot Will Be Counted by the Board of Elections

The Somerset County Board of Elections is responsible for counting all Vote by Mail and provisional ballots, regardless of how these ballots are submitted. The Board of Elections is made up of four members, two Republicans and two Democrats who work together to ensure the vote count is accurate, transparent, and fair. Once they have counted the paper ballots, they submit the results to the County Clerk, Steve Peter, who adds in the machine vote from voters in need of assistance and then certifies the election. 

Once you have cast your ballot, you will be able to track whether it was received and/or accepted on the NJ Division of Elections website at https://nj.gov/state/elections/.

Vote by Mail Ballots Can Be Submitted in Several Ways

  • Ballots can be submitted by mailing them to the address on the pre-printed envelope with a postmark before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It is highly recommended that mail-in voters submit their ballot earlier.
  • Ballots can be submitted by inserting them in one of the Ballot Drop-Off Boxes throughout Somerset County. There will be at least 13 Ballot Drop-Off Boxes in Somerset County.  Current Ballot Drop-Off Boxes can be found at the following link:  https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/election-board/drop-boxes
  • Voters can go to a polling location from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There will be at least one polling location in every Somerset County town. Voters can bring their vote-by-mail ballot to a polling place, or if they do not have their vote-by-mail ballot they can cast a paper provisional ballot. Voters who are disabled and require an accommodation can vote on a special device to assist them.

Important Dates During the Election

  • Monday, October 5 – Ballots for active voters will be mailed out by this date. Ballots can be submitted as soon as they are received, which may happen before this date.
  • Tuesday, October 13 – This is the last day to register to vote and be able to cast a ballot in the 2020 General Election. 
  • Friday, October 23 – This is the last day to request a replacement ballot through the mail. Ballots can still be requested in person at the County Clerk’s office (location TBD due to COVID restrictions) through 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020.
  • Wednesday, October 28 – This is the last day Qualified Overseas and Military Voters can request electronic balloting.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Election Day.
  • Friday, November 20 - Certification of election results.

Mary Jacobs Library Agreement Approved

posted Jul 16, 2020, 11:20 AM by web master   [ updated Jul 16, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

The Borough Council is happy to report that an agreement to extend library services in Rocky Hill has been approved.  Please click here to view the joint press release.  In addition, click here to read a Montgomery News article that provides a brief summary of the agreement.

2020 U.S. Census Information

posted Apr 22, 2020, 5:49 AM by web master   [ updated Aug 23, 2020, 7:19 AM ]

Remember to complete your 2020 census response!

Federal funding for social programs, transportation, public safety, and health insurance are directly tied to the census, as is New Jersey’s representation in congress.  In New Jersey, everyone counts!

Tips and pointers:
Use the link below for a map showing state-by-state response rates:




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