Archive of Old News

Tax Collector - Out of the Office, April 18, 2023 to April 29, 2023

Please be advised that the Tax Collector will not be available during these dates.

Added 3/29/2023

Borough Planning Board Meeting Tues., March 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

Please Note:  The application for 131-133 Washington Street has been withdrawn and will not be considered.

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Updated 3/13/2023

Water Main Break on Princeton Ave 

The break will be repaired on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.  Residents may experience low water pressure and possible outage on Monday until the repair is complete on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.  Affected properties are on Princeton Ave from Crescent Ave through the western end of Princeton Ave in Rocky Hill and Grove Street.

Updated 2/11/2023

Keep the Utilities on This Winter 

If you are having trouble paying your electric, sewer, or water bills, you may be eligible to avoid disconnection through the Winter Termination Program . Until March 15th, 2023, people unable to pay their utility bills due to circumstances beyond their control, as well as people receiving certain types of public assistance, can receive forbearance by contacting their utility company.

Individuals or families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness can  contact their county social service agency for assistance . After business hours, call  2-1-1  or visit .

Link:  Utilities Assistance

Added 1/6/2023

Board Of Health Meeting 

The Borough of Rocky Hill will hold a special Board of Health meeting virtually on Wednesday December 28, 2022. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM  via Go to Meeting. See below for sign in information.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review and discuss the shared service with Montgomery Township for Health Services and Animal Control Services.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 

Access Code: 190-756-821 

Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 

Added 12/23/2022

Severe Winter Weather Advisory

With the severe winter weather approaching, Rocky Hill Borough reminds residents to take precautions.

Be sure to winterize outdoor water faucets. Remove any attached hose and shut off the inside water valve to that faucet.

See additional information at:

Be sure to keep an adequate amount of gas in your car.

Be sure to have extra medications on hand and keep them in a water-resistant container.

In the event of a power outage, NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation.

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working before a storm.

Know how to report a power outage to your utility company.

Be sure to check on friends and neighbors who have access or functional needs.

Charge your cell phones and try not to use them if the power goes out. Texting uses less power than a phone call, so send text messages to save power if possible.

Added 12/23/2022

Are you concerned about traffic and transportation in the area?

Then view the Somerset County Transportation Plan and take the survey:

Somerset County Transportation Plan 

Added 12/8/2022

Rocky Hill Tree Lighting Sunday, Dec. 11

Presented by the Rocky Hill Community Group.

Added 12/7/2022

2nd Leaf Pickup Rescheduled to 12/8/2022

Updated 12/6/2022

Board Volunteers Needed

 There is an open seat on the Board of Health as well as the Planning Board. Please contact the borough if you are interested and if you have any questions about serving as a volunteer for the borough on these boards.   Added 5/12/2022

Somerset County Preservation Plan

The Final public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, March 30th at 4:45 p.m.  Updated 3/23/2022

The public may participate in this meeting by using the following link:

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 95794628119

Conference Call-in Number: 1-929-205-6099

Access Code: 95794628119#  

Somerset County notes that this will be the first Preservation Plan of its kind, combining all 3 Preservation elements, in the history of the U.S. 

Somerset County clearly outlines a 30-day period for public input to the Preservation Plan -- any and all formal comments should be submitted ahead of the final proposed Plan, making it to the Planning Board for their approval on Tuesday, May 17th, as county officials in the Office of Planning, Policy & Economic Development have explained this timeframe.

Comments can be provided in writing to Walter C. Lane, PP, AICP, Director of the Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development at P.O. Box 3000, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 or via email at

Link to Somerset County Draft Preservation Plan Documents  

Tax Collector Out of the Office 11/17/2022

Please be advised that the Tax Collector will not be available in the office this week and the following week the tax collector's office is closed due to Thanksgiving.

Added 11/14/2022

Leaf Pickup 11/16/2022

Brush and Limb Pickup 11/21/2022 - maximum 4 ft lengths

Updated 11/8/2022

Rocky Hill Bulk Pickup - Rescheduled

The bulk pickup of large trash items is scheduled for the week of 10/24/2022..

Updated 10/23/2022

Rocky Hill Flu Clinic

The Rocky Hill flu clinic is scheduled for October 25 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Trinity Church, 1 Park Avenue.  This is free to Rocky Hill residents.

Updated 9/23/2022


Rocky Hill asks homeowners to reduce lawn watering and cover pools when not in use. 

TAX BILLS ARE DELAYED.    Due date extended to 9/15/2022.  Please note that the current tax bills are delayed because Somerset County has not yet provided the updated rate.  Once the rate is received the bills will be processed and mailed out with an extended due date.   Updated 8/17/2022 

Please note: we are moving to GoToMeeting for or virtual meetings.  Please see the instructions under the Council Meetings link under the Government tab above or click on the meeting on the Rocky Hill Borough Events calendar below.  Added 7/15/2022 

For the week of August 1, 2022 only, the Tax Collector will be in the office on Wednesday, August 3, instead of Thursday, August 4.  Added 7/7/2022 

Special Borough Council Meeting Monday, 6/27/2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To update citizens regarding the library situation and to obtain public comments.  

If you were unable to attend this meeting and would like to leave comments, you may send them to:

Library Task Force report:  LTF report

Library agreement between Rocky Hill, Montgomery, Mary Jacobs Foundation and the Somerset County Library System: MJL agreement 

Mary Jacobs Foundation press release: MJF press release 

Links to other library information:

The Borough of Rocky Hill recognizes LGBTQ+ pride this month.


The Borough of Rocky Hill commemorates Juneteenth. 


The Borough of Rocky Hill expresses sympathy and prayers for the community of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. 


The Planning Board will have a hearing on an amendment to the Master Plan at the June 14, 2022 meeting at 7 PM.  Added 6/6/2022

 Attached here is the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan:  

Special Borough Council Meeting 6/6/2022-canceled

 The topic will be the Mary Jacobs Library.   Added 6/1/2022

Bulk Trash and Brush & Limb Pickup 

 Scheduled for the week of May16, 2022.  Updated 5/16/2022

Bulk Pickup:  Scheduled for Wednesday, May 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.

Brush and Limb pickup:  Branches must be 4 inches or less in diameter.  Brush and branches less than 2 inches need to be tied in bundles and should be less than 4 feet in length. 

Please keep bulk items and brush & branches in separate piles.

Memorial Day Commemoration Event 

 Planned for Monday May 30, 10AM at Panicaro Park.  Note the earlier start time of 10 AM.  Added 5/12/2022

Rocky Hill Earth Day Clean Up and River Clean Up

Thanks to all those who attended and helped out on our Earth Day activities.  The weather was perfect and we collected over two dozen bags of litter and plies of debris.  Special thanks to Jenn Walsh, Susan Bristol, the Watershed Institute, D & R Canal, Sharri Steen, and all those residents who pitched in to help.   Updated 5/12/2022

Please join us on April 30, 2022 and volunteer to help remove trash, litter, and debris from local rivers and streams at our 1st Annual Stream Cleanup and long standing Rocky Hill Earth day clean up event.

We will initially gather on April 30th at 10AM at Rocky Hill Borough Hall and then disperse to clean up: the Pebble Beach area (RH owned Millstone River frontage near the 518 bridge), D&R canal towpath (section of the path heading towards Montgomery from 518) and  municipal areas within Rocky Hill (green acres/Borough Hall, Panicaro Park, etc).  

If you join us after 10AM - please come directly to the area where you would like to participate in the clean-up.

This clean up event will be a great way to get outside, improve the scenic beauty of our region and positively impact our wildlife habitat. 

Rain or shine event. Please bring your own gloves and (reusable!) water bottle. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are suggested for woodier areas.

This is an in-person program. Masks and social distancing are optional. A parent or legal guardian is required to attend with all children.   Any questions please contact

Gather afterwards, 2-4 PM, at Borough Hall to celebrate our clean-up accomplishments with entertainment (bounce house, mechanical bull & other fun activities).

Special Council Meeting

Please be advised the Borough Council of the Borough of Rocky Hill will hold a special  meeting virtually at 6:00 PM on May 2nd, 2022.  The purpose of this meeting will be to have a round table discussion between the clerk and the council regarding procedure and host a Q & A session from the council members.  The meeting can be accessed by the link below  Added 4/29/2022

Google Meet joining info:

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 803-567-3886‬ PIN: ‪380 007 954‬#

More phone numbers:

Celebration of the Past, Present and Future of Mary Jacobs Library 

 April 28, 2022 between 10:30am - 7:30pm   Added 4/25/2022  

There will be an historical video to watch.

The heartwarming stories of MJL will be told by many people in our community who have worked and visited MJL over these years.

Folks can also tell SCLS's Brian Auger how much the MJL means to the community and ask him to help us retain our branch going forward. 

Tree Saplings are Available

 Celebrating Earth Day, we have Shellbark Hickory, Paw-paw and Cornelian Cherry tree saplings.  Email if you're interested & we can coordinate pick-up.    Added 4/25/2022

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Weekend  


due to weather until April 10, 2022    




Featuring Local Live Band

OWEN LAKE & The Tragic Loves

 Letter sent to homeowners with latest MJL developments.

Saturday 04/02 10am-12 noon

Drop in at the MJML to THANK our LIBRARIANS,meet our RH Library Task force members and borrow materials before the building closes for renovations.

Sunday 04/10 2pm-4pm

Community Celebration w/food/fun/fellowship

Outside behind the Amy Garrett House.

Hosted by RH Community Group/Sponsored by RH Library Task Force.

In continuing the RH tradition of hospitality, events are open

to our friends and neighbors. We appreciate your support

as we plan for the future Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill!

Info: or 609-924-4088

Somerset County Covid Statistics

Covid case information and vacination rates are now available below in the Covid-19 Update section.  Added 3/21/2022

Rocky Hill Poetry Path

April is National Poetry Month...

Celebrate our LOCAL POETS!      Updated 3/8/22

SUBMIT your poems to

   by March 30 to be considered for the path

WALK the Path in Green Acres behind

   Borough Hall throughout month of APRIL

READ your work at the Mary Jacobs Library

   Poetry Slam at MJML 04/12/22 from 6pm-7pm

  Register for the event here:

In celebration of our local poets, our environment & our trails!

The Rocky Hill POETRY PROJECT/ EARTH DAY: April 22, 2022

Prospective Candidates for the November Elections:

Procedures to file to run for local office.

The election season is upon us.  Partisan candidates looking to run for election of a municipal office must file a petition with Rebecca Newman, the Borough Clerk, no later than 4:00 PM on April 4th, 2022.  The Borough Office will be open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Monday April 4th, 2022 to accept petitions.  If a candidate is looking to turn a petition in prior to that date and time, please email the Clerk at and she will set up an appointment to accept it.

Non-partisan candidates looking to run for election of a municipal office must file a petition with the Somerset County Clerk, Steven Peter no later than 4:00 PM on June 7th, 2022.

Petitions, number of required signatures and additional information can be found on the Somerset County website via the link below.

Somerset County Clerk link.

Municpal Alliance presents "Race To Be Human"  documentary

Race to be Human.pdf