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Rocky Hill Town Hall, December 2 

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Added 12/3/2023

Rocky Hill Town Hall - December 2

The Borough of Rocky Hill will hold a special Borough Town Hall meeting in person and virtually on Saturday December 2, 2023 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will take place at Borough Hall, 15 Montgomery Avenue, Rocky Hill, NJ.  The meeting will also be virtual.   See below for sign in information.  The purpose of this meeting will be to gather information from residents on traffic concerns and general concerns of the Borough of Rocky Hill.  

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Meeting ID: 932 9889 0906
Passcode: 442347

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Meeting ID: 932 9889 0906
Passcode: 442347

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Added 11/28/2023

Notice of Montgomery Zoning Board Hearing for Proposed Storage Facility Adjacent to Rocky Hill

This meeting has been rescheduled for January 23, 2024.

The Montgomery Zoning Board will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 to consider requested zoning variances for this facility.  Residents who wish to comment on the application should attend the meeting.

Added 11/24/2023

Schedule for Leaf and Brush and Limb Pick Up

The brush and limb pickup will occur the week of November 27.  

There are 3 dates scheduled for leaf pickup, 11/15/23, 11/29/23, and 12/18/23

Leaf piles must not contain any debris of they will not be picked up.

Brush piles must not be co-mingled with leaf piles or neither will be picked up.

Brush must not be more that 4' long or more than 6" in diameter.

Brush must not be tied or bound with anything.

Added 11/9/2023

Veterans Day Observance - November 11

In observance of Veterans Day, Rocky Hill will hold a ceremony at Panicaro Park this Saturday November 11th at 11am.  All are welcome to honor our veterans for their service to our country.  Everyone will have the opportunity to offer some words in remembrance of family members or friends who have served.

Added 11/9/2023

Borough Council Meetings Return to In-person on Monday, Nov.  6., 7 PM 

We welcome back In-person RH borough council meetings starting with the first meeting of November.  A remote option will be offered as well.  If you prefer to attend remotely use the following Zoom link.  This will replace the previous GoTo Meeting.  Members of the public wishing to make comments are urged to be in person at the Borough Hall.  Chat functions will be disabled during the zoom meeting.

Borough of Rocky Hill is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Borough of Rocky Hill Council Meeting

7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 932 9889 0906

Passcode: 442347

• +1 507 473 4847 US

• +1 564 217 2000 US

• +1 689 278 1000 US

Meeting ID: 932 9889 0906

Passcode: 442347

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Added 11/1/2023

Free Tire Drop-off Event on Oct. 23 to 27

The tire event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Post Date:10/19/2023 9:50 AM

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, recycling liaison, encourages residents and farmers to dispose of any unwanted tires, free-of-charge, from Monday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Up to eight tires per household can be dropped off.

Proper disposal of tires can help protect communities by preventing illness and injury. Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus. In the autumn and winter, they present a tripping hazard when covered with leaves or snow.

Tires can also be dropped off during the year at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the “First Saturday of the Month” drop-off program. For more information about First Saturday Drop Off events, visit

For more information, contact the Somerset County Road Division at 908-541-5021 or email Residents can also contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste at 908-231-7109 or email

The Tire Drop-Off Program is made possible by the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management and the Somerset County Road Department. The program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Added 10/22/2023

Pacific Southern Railroad is back in town  - Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

Support local first responders by attending this event.

Added 10/13/2023

Rocky Hill Day - Saturday, October 14

Join the Rocky Hill Community Group for a day of clean up and fun.

Added 10/8/2023

Rocky Hill Day 2023.pdf

Somerset County Journey Through the Past - Oct. 7 - 8

The Rocky Hill Community Group and the Amy Garrett House, Rocky Hill  will be participating in the event. 

Resident Peggy Querec will be leading an historic walking tour October 7th starting at 11AM from the Amy Garrett House. 

Go to this website to see all county event details:

Updated 10/5/2023

Fall Bulk Trash Pickup - October 18

The fall bulk pickup of large trash items is scheduled for October 18.   Please have items to curb by 6 AM.  No hazardous waste, TVs or other electronics, or appliances.  Latex paint is okay but must be dried out.

Added 10/2/2023

Rocky Hill Flu Clinic - October 24, 4 - 6 PM

The clinic will be held at the Trinity Church.  Free to Rocky Hill residents.

Added 9/28/2023

Bi-Weekly Trash Pickup has Ended

This is a reminder that bi-weekly trash pickup ended on September 1.  Trash should not be placed at the curb for pickup on Fridays.

Added 9/21/2023

Construction on Princeton Avenue 

Construction work on Princeton Avenue will occur on Monday, September 11.  One lane will be closed, expect delays.  Please plan accordingly.

Added 9/8/2023

September 11 Memorial 

There will be a brief memorial  of September 11 on Monday, 8:30 AM at Panicaro Park.

Added 9/8/2023

Updated Due Date for 3rd Quarter 2023 Property Tax Bills

The 3rd quarter property tax bill due date has been extended to August 24, 2023.

Added 7/18/2023

Thursday, July 20th @ 6:30pm, Family Kickball/Dodgeball Game & Summer Movie Night to follow! 

Presented by the Rocky Hill Community Group and hosted by Coach Rooney behind Borough Hall.

6:30-7:30 pm Littles/Tikes games

7:30-8:30 pm Tweens/Adults games

8:30 Movie: "The Sandlot"

No registration required and free for all to to attend. Bring a chair, sleeping bag and some snacks and join us as the adults battle the kids in our second round of Rooney ball!

Games will be broken down into age groups ...stay for a movie, which will follow on the "big screen".  Popcorn will be served but bring your drinks and bug spray.

Added 7/17/2023

4th of July Parade, 10:30 AM

Come show off your wheels on Independence Day!

Rocky Hill Fire House to Borough Hall.

Ice Cream Social afterwards to help you cool off! 

Added 6/22/2023

Parade flyer.pdf

Upcoming Rocky Hill Community Group Events

June 22nd - Dodge/kick ball & tug of war with Coach Rooney.  6pm until dark @ Borough Hall

July 4th - Details to follow.

July 21st -  RHCG Summer Series MOVIE night.  Join us at Borough Hall 8pm with a movie start time of 9PM.  Details to follow. 

Added 6/18/2023

Dodgeball Flyer blue.pdf

Rocky Hill Community Party

Presented by the Rocky Hill Community Group.  Saturday, June 3, 6 PM - 9 PM, behind Borough Hall.

Added 5/29/2023

Pastel Circus Tent Talent Show Flyer.pdf

Memorial Day Commemoration

A Memorial Day commemorative event will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 10:00 AM in Panicaro Park.

Added 5/22/2023

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. 

Updated 5/15/2023

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. 

Updated 5/15/2023

Mental Health Matters 5/15/2023

Monday evening 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Montgomery High School MPAC

Added 5/14/2023

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: 

    11:30 a.m. tour: 

    12:30 p.m. tour: 

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:

Added 5/10/2023

Foodstock 2023

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.

Added 4/17/2023

Foodstock 2023.docx

Volunteers Needed for StreamWatch

The Watershed Institute is looking for volunteers for water quality monitoring of local waterways.

Added 4/2/2023

StreamWatch Flyer (updated BAT dates) (1) (1).pdf

Pet Licenses

Reminder:  new and renewed pet licenses are due to be paid by 4/30/2023.  After that date a late fee will be accessed.

Dog License Application

Cat License Application

Added 4/18/2023

Slam the Scam - Learn About Social Security Scams and How to protect Yourself

Click to view a press release and additional information

En Espanol

Added 3/10/2023

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 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.

Added 2/26/2023

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.

Added 1/25/2023

Rocky Hill Earth Day Cleanup

Click to register 

Added 3/4/2023

Rabies Clinic - Saturday, April 15, 2023

The rabies clinic will be held from 10 AM to Noon at the Rocky Hill Fire House.

Added 4/14/2023

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.

Added 10/17/2022

RHwater leak kit.pdf

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 arrearsTo fill out an application please visit this site: 

Added 9/3/2022

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.

Added 8/24/2022

2022 Rocky Hill Borough Budget

   Added 5/26/2022

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.

Pertinent Documents:


Sidewalk work:

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 bcome 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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