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
Chistmas Tree Pickup
Christmas trees will be picked up the week of January 16th, 2023. Please have the trees at the curbside no later than January 15th, 2023. This will be the ONLY curbside pick up.
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
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.
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
Rocky Hill Tree Lighting Sunday, Dec. 11
Presented by the Rocky Hill Community Group.
2nd Leaf Pickup Rescheduled to 12/8/2022
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:
Board Volunteers Needed
Somerset County Preservation Plan
Somerset County Covid Statistics
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.
Ongoing COVID-19 testing and other information
Several sites involved in planning ongoing COVID testing are listed on the Borough's COVID -19 webpage.
The Borough contracts with the Montgomery Township Health Department, and their site also has ongoing COVID updates and information about testing sites.
Walk-up testing clinic update from our contracted Mont. Health Dept.: -updated 1/10/22
Update of Schafer Litigation ...Updated 3/9/2022 with Consent Order signed by presiding judge.
The timeline of events is as follows:
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 including a booster. Although, I caution that this remains a time of uncertainty, so I recommend everyone to keep following the COVID protection practices of getting vaccinated, wearing a mask
in crowds, social distancing, and especially remember to continue the single most effective public health prevention practice of frequent handwashing.
I wish everyone a safe, healthful, and joyous holiday and winter season.
- Bob Uhrik, Mayor - December 1, 2021