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.
Somerset County Agriculture Day, March 24, 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Please Note: The application for 131-133 Washington Street has been withdrawn and will not be considered.
To connect to the virtual meeting:
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.
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 NJ211.org .
Link: Utilities Assistance
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.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 190-756-821
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: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html
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.
Rocky Hill Tree Lighting Sunday, Dec. 11
Presented by the Rocky Hill Community Group.
2nd Leaf Pickup Rescheduled to 12/8/2022
Board Volunteers Needed
Somerset County Preservation Plan
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.
Leaf Pickup 11/16/2022
Brush and Limb Pickup 11/21/2022 - maximum 4 ft lengths
Rocky Hill Bulk Pickup - Rescheduled
The bulk pickup of large trash items is scheduled for the week of 10/24/2022..
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.
DUE TO THE CURRENT DROUGHT, PLEASE LIMIT WATER USAGE!
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: email@example.com
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.
Special Borough Council Meeting 6/6/2022-canceled
Bulk Trash and Brush & Limb Pickup
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
Rocky Hill Earth Day Clean Up and River Clean Up
Special Council Meeting
Celebration of the Past, Present and Future of Mary Jacobs Library
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
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Weekend
due to weather until April 10, 2022
Saturday 04/02 10am-12 noon
Sunday 04/10 2pm-4pm
Somerset County Covid Statistics
Rocky Hill Poetry Path
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 Clerk@rockyhill-nj.gov 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.