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Memorial Day Commemoration
A Memorial Day commemorative event will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 10:00 AM in Panicaro Park.
Spring Branch and Brush Pickup
The brush pickup is scheduled for the week of May 22, 2023. Please do not block roadways and sidewalks with your material.
Tree limbs are to be four inches (4”) or less in diameter.
Brush and tree limbs two inches (2”) or less in diameter are to be tied in bundles. The
bundled materials are to be not longer than four feet (4’).
Tree limbs more than two inches (2”) and less than four inches (4”) in diameter are to be
placed at curbside as solo items.
Spring Bulk Trash Pickup
The bulk pickup is scheduled for May 17, 2023. Please do not block roadways and sidewalks with your items.
No items over 200 LBs
Appliances must have their doors removed.
Any item with refrigerant (air conditioners, refrigerators), must have the refrigerant, such as freon, removed by a certified technician and must have a certification sticker on it.
No electronics or hazardous waste.
Mental Health Matters 5/15/2023
Monday evening 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Montgomery High School MPAC
Mary Jacobs Library Re-opening Scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023
Library staff will be hosting timed tours of the newly renovated space beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tours will begin every half hour; 10 people per tour. Registration is requested:
10:30 a.m. tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377216
11 a.m. tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377217
11:30 a.m. tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377218
Noon tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377219
12:30 p.m. tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377220
1 p.m. tour: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/8377221
Additionally, the Mary Jacobs Foundation has planned some parking lot events to pass the time while you await your tour. Children - and those young at heart - can get complimentary face paint or snack on a delicious treat from the visiting ice cream truck.
New Library Hours:
Mondays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m.
Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m.
Thursdays from 2-6 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please donate non-perishable food to support local food banks. Help Rocky Hill collect more food than other small towns in Somerset County!
The collection runs until 5/5/2023, There are 2 collection sites: Rocky Hill Firehouse and Princeton Fitness and Wellness.
Volunteers Needed for StreamWatch
The Watershed Institute is looking for volunteers for water quality monitoring of local waterways.
Reminder: new and renewed pet licenses are due to be paid by 4/30/2023. After that date a late fee will be accessed.
Slam the Scam - Learn About Social Security Scams and How to protect Yourself
Click to view a press release and additional information
Rocky Hill Community Group Pop-up Poetry Path
April is National Poetry Month & Earth Day! Submit your poem or one by a NJ poet that you admire...
THEME for 2023 is WATER
SUBMIT your poems by March 25, 2023 to RHCG08553@gmail.com to be considered for the path.
WALK the Path in Green Acres behind Rocky Hill Borough Hall throughout the month of April to view the poems.
Notice of failure to remediate PFOS.
The borough is required by the NJDEP to post this notice on a regular basis until the non-compliance for PFOS levels in our drinking water has been remediated. Remediation is scheduled to occur in 2023.
Click here for the notice
Rabies Clinic - Saturday, April 15, 2023
The rabies clinic will be held from 10 AM to Noon at the Rocky Hill Fire House.
Find Water Leaks in Your Home
Please see the attached flyer to help you find water leaks. Click on the boxed arrow in the upper right corner to view the presentation.
Funds are Available for Water and Sewer Arrears
The NJ Department of Community Affairs has funds available to help cover water and sewer charges in arrears. To fill out an application please visit this site:
New Jersey is developing an Action Plan for how it will use federal recovery funds to create recovery and mitigation programs to help individuals and communities. We are looking for feedback from homeowners and renters whom Ida impacted.
Homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida are urged to complete a survey about what they need to recover from Ida and to better protect their homes and communities from future storms. The survey is not an application but is required for residents who want to apply for future recovery programs.
2022 Rocky Hill Borough Budget
Please see the attached budget below.
Water System PFOS updates:
New PFOS limit non-compliance letter mailed week of 2/14.
Nov. 30, 2021 NJDEP PFAS in Drinking Water Summit Presentation Slides available ...Updated 12/9
A new NJDEP Tier II letter was sent out dated Feb 15.
Click here to access the required notice that was also mailed to all Rocky Hill Borough water utility accounts on week of February 14, 2022.
Additional information is available at the Water - Sewer - Environment Committee webpage.
Update of Schafer Litigation ...Updated 3/9/2022 with Consent Order signed by presiding judge.
In May 2018, a builder’s remedy lawsuit was brought against the Borough regarding the vacant property on Princeton Avenue, commonly known as the Schafer Tract (Block 10, Lot 19). In a builder’s remedy lawsuit, the plaintiff sues to rezone a property to allow for construction of higher density housing than what current zoning allows, provided that the development includes a set aside of affordable housing units that are designated for low and moderate income.
The Borough is in the process of concluding the settlement of this litigation. Mayor and Council, along with our Borough Professionals, have prepared a full update and background information on this matter, which will be fully disseminated to the public during the public hearing scheduled for December 13, 2021. The rationale for holding a series of special meetings is in the interest of the following:
1. Concluding the settlement discussions prior to the end of 2021, as directed and recommended by the Court.
2. Allowing time to properly inform the public on the matter, with details as follows:
a) To allow adequate time for a public hearing during the second reading of the ordinance, a special meeting was scheduled for December 13. Council wants to give the public as much time as possible to ask questions and not have the public hearing compressed into a regular business meeting. We also did not want to hold a public hearing on this topic during our regular December 20 meeting, as it is during a holiday week when the public will be busy.
b) A special meeting for introduction on November 29 was necessitated based on item (a) above.
c) A special meeting for Planning Board review is necessitated based on items (a) and (b) above.
The timeline of events is as follows:
November 29, 2021
Special Meeting of the Borough Council:
· Council passes Resolution 2021-112 authorizing a Settlement Agreement by and between the Borough of Rocky Hill and David K. Schafer.
· Council introduces Ordinance 2021-15, an affordable housing overlay zoning ordinance that complies with the terms of the Settlement Agreement.
December 2, 2021
Special Meeting of the Borough Planning Board:
· Planning Board reviews Ordinance 2021-15 for consistency with the Master Plan.
December 13, 2021
Special Meeting of the Borough Council:
· Second reading of Ordinance 2021-15, including public hearing.
Ordinance was adopted 12/13.
February 7, 2022
Borough Council approved the Settlement Agreement ending Shafer litigation.
March 8, 2022
Consent order signed by Judge Miller.
Resolution 2021-112 authorizing execution of a settlement agreement by and between the Borough of Rocky Hill and David K. Schafer
Ordinance 2021-15, an affordable housing overlay zoning ordinance
Concept Plan (which is technically part of the Ordinance, but is attached here as a separate document)
Consent Order Regarding Borough of Rocky Hill's Fair Housing Obligation
Signed by Judge Miller - Consent Order Regarding Borough of Rocky Hill's Fair Housing Obligation
Residents can contact Borough's sidewalk contractor for work on apron or within driveway space ....Updated 12/27
Residents can schedule additional sidewalk or apron replacement work
The Borough has contracted with ADS Contractors, LLC to address the sections of the Borough's sidewalk in need of replacement. This work has been completed.
Residents can contact the contractors directly if they wish to schedule work on sidewalks within a driveway space, on aprons or other work outside the scope of the Borough's damaged sidewalk replacement project..
The contact information is:
David A. SebastiaoADS Contractors LLC908-246-3893
Sidewalk cutting - ongoing additional sidewalk work
The Borough hired Always Safe Sidewalks to cut edges of stable but uneven sidewalk on most of Route 518 in late October. This work used the reminder of the funds in the 2021 budget for sidewalk work. Cutting is much less expensive than replacing sidewalk slabs, enabling us to address more areas more quickly and for less money.
Additional sidewalk cutting may be scheduled in 2022 after evaluation of the completed Rt 518 cutting work using potential unspent bond funds or 2022 budget funds. Council discussion on this matter are ongoing.
The state has lifted the COVID emergency and many of the restrictions have been removed.
Access to vaccination has become readily available and I encourage all to get vaccinated and get the latest boosters.
I recommend that everyone continue to follow basic public health protection practices of getting vaccinated, isolating or avoiding close contacts with others when sick,
and especially remember to continue to practice the single most effective public health prevention practice of frequent handwashing.
COVID Testing and vaccinations are available at many pharmacies and additional resources are available by contacting the Montgomery Health Dept.
Take precautions and stay healthy.
- Bob Uhrik, Mayor - April 2023
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Somerset County Covid Statistics
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