COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 8/11/2020:

1,824 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

172 DEATHS

1,105 RECOVERIES

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION VISIT covid19.nj.gov

 GENERAL QUESTIONS? CALL: 2-1-1 OR TEXT NJCOVID TO 898-211

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6/1/2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - June 2020

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit covid19.nj.gov

 

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

 

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community at jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, click here.

 

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here.

 

Flattening the Curve by Staying Home. Staying Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are #HamiltonProud

Daily Updates

6/30/2020

2020 Primary Election

July 7, 2020

The 2020 Primary Election is next week and based upon the Governor’s Executive Order, it will primarily be a Vote-by-Mail Election. Keeping that in mind, today, June 30, is the deadline for unaffiliated/inactive voters to mail back their mail-in ballot application in order to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

If you have already completed your vote-by-mail ballot, it can be mailed back or placed in one of the available drop boxes, one of which is located at the Hamilton Township Call Center – 5 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way (the Golf Center). Please note this box is strictly for Vote-by-Mail Ballots Only. If you do choose to vote in person, you will need to vote by provisional (paper) ballot.

More information on the 2020 Primary Election can be found on the following websites:

http://hamiltonnj.com/featured/?FeedID=3544

http://www.mercercounty.org/government/county-clerk/election

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 30th, Mercer County has 7,659 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

State Releases Updated List of States Under Regional Travel Advisory

Governor Murphy advised today that individuals traveling from eight additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a stat with a 10% higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. As of Tuesday, June 30, there are currently 16 states total that meet the criteria above.

Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items. 

Travelers and residents returning from impacted states typically will not need to check-in with public health officials, unless otherwise they are involved in contract tracing efforts or required to do so by their employer or any other federal, state or local law or order. It is expected that individuals will follow the public health advisory to self-quarantine.

The list of states will be updated on a rolling basis and is accessible here.

6/29/2020

A Message from Mayor Martin

Dear Residents,

Some good news for everyone. We currently stand at 1,609 total positive cases in Hamilton since the beginning of the pandemic. Since Monday, June 15th we have had 71 new cases.

This is important for 2 reasons: First, at our peak, we were averaging 35 new cases/day and now, we are averaging 35 new cases/week. Second, it has been two weeks since we started to open up, including outdoor dining starting two weeks ago. Clearly, the steps we all have taken locally (wearing masks, washing hands, sanitizing more) are working and we continue to see the benefits in lower case counts and lower mortality rates.

This week we open up even more including indoor malls (today) and playgrounds (July 2nd). We as a town will also be working closely with Dr. Rocco and HTSD on assisting our schools to be able to safely reopen in September.

Keep up the good work you are all doing and we will continue to see things get better here locally and throughout our State!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 29th, Mercer County has 7,634 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    Township Library to Begin Accepting Returns

    The Hamilton Township Public Library is pleased to announce that they are now accepting returns!

    The second stage of the phased reopening, the return of library materials checked out prior to the Library's closing, has begun. There are nearly 8,000 books, audio books, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs currently on loan, which means that materials will be returned at a rate never experienced before. For this reason, the Library is asking patrons to follow a return schedule set out below, based on the first letter of your last name:

  • A-E begins Tuesday, June 30

  • F-K begins Monday, July 6

  • L-R begins Thursday, July 9

  • S-Z begins Tuesday, July 14

    Although the building remains closed to the public, the outdoor book drops only will be open for returns from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please do not leave returns outside the building or next to or on top of the book drops once they are locked.

    Book drops will be emptied through the day. In accordance with the recommended safety guidelines developed by the American Library Association, returned materials will then be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours. As an additional precaution, Library staff will disinfect the material before returning items to the shelves. Returned items will remain on the cardholder's account during this period. All fines and fees will continue to be waived.

    The Library will not accept book donations until further notice.

    State Postpones Indoor Dining

    Governor Murphy announced today that out of an abundance of caution and in reaction to COVID-19 spikes in other states, indoor dining will no longer resume on Thursday, July 2nd and is postponed until further notice.

6/26/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is NJ Arts, Culture and History and Tourism Month!

Check Out What Hamilton Has to Offer

 

June marks New Jersey Arts, Culture, History and Tourism Month and while it may be hard to travel far you would be surprised just how much of this can be found right here in our backyard! Hamilton Township is rich in history, culture, and the arts and some of which can be viewed even while our museums remain closed.

 

• Drive the trail General George Washington and his troops are believed to have taken from the Battle of Trenton to the Battle of Princeton – marked by obelisks along the road, six of which can be found right here in Hamilton.

 

• Visit the Historic Kuser Park – land where members of the Kuser Family lived who were instrumental in a number of businesses including Fox Films

 

• Visit Camp Olden Park – once a 140 acre-site now bordered by Liberty St, Newkirk Ave & Kuser Rd – it was the first training ground in the state for NJ soldiers during the Civil War

 

• Take in the breathtaking views, nature and history at the beautiful Sayen Botanical Gardens was recently named one of the top 20 Best Spots for Peace and Quiet in NJ

 

• Drive throughout town and you will see a number of sculptures on display from what may be one of Hamilton’s best kept secrets, Grounds for Sculpture (Be sure to visit https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/ to see when they will re-open.)

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

 

As of June 26th, Mercer County has 7,621 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

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    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Township Updates

Week of June 28th-July 4th

 

Tuesday, June 30th

The Township Council Budget Workshop for the Department of Water Pollution Control, Office of the Clerk and Township Council will be held via conference call at 6:30pm. Please click here for dial in instructions.

 

Friday, July 3rd

As a reminder, all Township Offices are closed in observance of the July 4th holiday. Garbage will be collected.

 

Saturday July 4th

In observance of the July 4th holiday, the Hamilton Township Ecological Facility will be closed. Garbage will not be collected.

 

MVC Delays Reopening Dates

 

The Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that most in-person transactions scheduled to start on June 29 will be delayed until July 7, while the text notification system undergoes final testing.  

 

Road testing and inspections stations will still be fully operational June 29. Those who successfully complete their road tests will have to wait to get their new licenses until July 7, but they will be given access to “Road Test” express lanes at every Licensing Center.  

 

Additionally, during the month of July we will be CLOSED ON MONDAYS to allow for Health & Safety assessments of facilities following each week of expanded activity.  

 

Most licenses, IDs, registrations, and other documents scheduled to expire after March 13 have been extended to July 31 or later (more info at NJMVC.gov).  

 

Starting July 7, designated Licensing Centers will be processing new licenses and permits, out-of-state transfers, and REAL ID for those whose appointments were canceled.  

 

Starting July 7, designated Vehicle Centers will be adding individual registration and title transactions.  Transactions that can be done online will not be available in person until further notice. 

 

The Commission continues to urge customers to use NJMVC.gov to renew or replace licenses, renew or replace registrations, or change their address.

 

State Announces Reopening Guidance for Schools

 

Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet today announced the release of “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall. The guidance announces that, absent a change in public health data, public schools will open for in-person instruction and operations in some capacity at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

The guidance focuses on four key functional areas: conditions for learning, leadership and planning, policy and funding, and continuity of learning.

 

The guidance sets the minimum standards for returning to school and serves as a toolkit for schools to use as they develop their recovery plans – recognizing that flexibility is needed as each school will have unique needs and circumstances, and some efforts will need to be guided by local health officials. 

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The guidance describes several health and safety standards to be prioritized in school reopening:  

 

1.    Social distancing: Schools and districts must allow for social distancing within the classroom. This can be achieved by ensuring students are seated at least six feet apart. If schools are not able to maintain this physical distance, additional modifications should be considered. These include physical barriers between desks and turning desks to face the same direction (rather than facing each other)or having students sit on only one side of a table and spaced apart.

2.    Face coverings: School staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under two years of age. Students are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and are required to do so when social distancing cannot be maintained, unless doing so would inhibit the student’s health. It is necessary to acknowledge that enforcing the use of face coverings may be impractical for young children or certain individuals with disabilities.

3.    Limited capacity: It is recommended that students and staff be seated at least six feet apart in class when practicable. When weather allows, windows should be opened to allow for greater air circulation.

4.    Cleaning/disinfecting: Procedures must be implemented by each school district for the sanitization of school buildings and school buses. Increased handwashing measures are also important for students and staff.

 

Click here for a summary of the guidance.

Click here for the full guidance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/25/2020

Census 2020

Every Person Counts

Your voice matters, you matter, so why not #FillItOut !

It’s quick – it’s easy – it’s safe – it’s secure and it’s not too late to fill out your 2020 Census. 

Learn more on how to complete the 2020 Census at https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 25th, Mercer County has 7,595 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

6/24/2020

Township Launches New System For Electronic OPRA Requests

 

WATCH: This Month in Hamilton with Mayor Martin and Pastor Joseph Woods

On Tuesday June 23rd, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin and Dr. Joseph E. Woods, Pastor of Saint Phillips Baptist Church of Hamilton filmed the inaugural episode of “This Month in Hamilton,” a new monthly radio show hosted by Mayor Martin on WBCB 1490AM radio.

 

To see this broadcast, visit: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=765622734180908

 

Listen and watch "This Month in Hamilton" live on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/WBCB1490, or listen at 5PM on your radio or through www.wbcb1490.com.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

 

As of June 24th, Mercer County has 7,572 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

     

    State Updates

    Tri-State Travel Advisory and Business Reopenings

     

    Today, Governors Phil Murphy (NJ), Andrew Cuomo (NY), and Ned Lamont (CT) announced a tri-state travel advisory and restrictions for travelers arriving from states with high rates of COVID-19. Specifically, those coming from states that see either an infection rate above 10 per 100,000 people or 10% of their total population from a 7-day average must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut effective midnight tonight. Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ for the most up-to-date information.

     

    In addition, the following businesses may reopen as of Thursday, July 2nd at 25% capacity with a requirement of face masks:

  • Libraries

  • Museums

  • Indoor recreation facilities (bowling alleys, batting cages, shooting ranges and boardwalk arcades)

  • Gyms and fitness centers for individualized training, by appointment only

    On Monday, July 6th, NJ TRANSIT rail and light rail service will return to full weekday schedules. For more information visit https://www.njtransit.com/recovery

6/23/2020

 

Township Updates

Beginning tomorrow, June 23rd, the Hamilton Township Miniature Golf Course will reopen. Our beautiful and challenging 18 hole course is fun for children and adults alike. Hours will also be extended to 10am-9pm. Visitors can also enjoy our Center's driving range and putting green. For more information including pricing visit http://hamiltonnj.com/GolfCenter.

 

In addition, all Township playgrounds will be available for use on July 2nd, coinciding with the Governor's announcement today. For a list of all Hamilton Township parks, visit http://hamiltonnj.com/parks

 

As a reminder, our Township Library has reopened for curbside pickup beginning today, June 23rd. Patrons will also be able to continue using the Library's online and digital resources, including e-books, virtual tours, children's programs, reader recommendations and more.

Please note at this time the Library is not accepting returns. However, fines and fees will continue to be waived.

For details on how to take advantage of this new offering or for more information, please visit the website at www.hamiltonnjpl.org , call the Reference Department (609)581-4060 Ext. 2, or email adultreference@hamiltonnjpl.org.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 23rd, Mercer County has 7,560 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

     

    July 7th Primary Election Update

    The Primary Election is on July 7th! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, postage-paid mail-in-ballots have been sent out by the County Clerk’s Office to all registered Republicans and Democrats. Inactive and unaffiliated voters should have received an application to Vote-By-Mail, where a party can be declared in order to receive the appropriate ballot in return. You may also apply for a Mail-In Ballot by completing and returning this application by June 30th:

    https://nj.gov/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-vote-by-mail/vote-by-mail-english-2020-0707-mercer.pdf

    Vote by mail ballots can be returned via USPS - they must be postmarked by July 7th and received no later than July 14th by the Mercer County Board of Elections. Additionally, for your convenience, a Drop Box has been installed at the Hamilton Township Golf Center (5 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way). The Drop Box is kept under lock and key with 24-hour surveillance. If you chose to utilize the Drop Box – all ballots must be deposited no later than 8PM on Election Day.

     

    To vote in person, a limited number of polling locations will be available on July 7th. In person voting will take place by Provisional Ballot (Paper) only.

     

    For additional information or to read the list of polling locations for the upcoming Primary please visit: http://hamiltonnj.com/featured/?FeedID=3544

     

    Helpful Contacts & Other Information

     

    Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

    Call 2-1-1

    Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

    Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

    Visit Covid19.nj.gov

     

    Coping with Stress

    If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

    You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

     

    Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

    The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

     

    The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

    jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

6/22/2020

 

Personal Care Businesses to Reopen Beginning Today!

Salons, Barbershops and More

 

We know so many of you have been anxiously awaiting to visit many of the wonderful businesses which call Hamilton home. Today, numerous beauty salons, barber shops, hair braiding shops, and other personal care businesses will re-open across our entire state. Remember that masks are required. For more information on health and safety standards please visit covid19.nj.gov/faqs

 

It has been one week since the restaurants and eateries across our state opened for outdoor dining. Hamilton Township has been approving outdoor dining at locations throughout town, if you have not already had the opportunity to visit one we hope you might soon! Learn more at: http://hamiltonnj.com/news/?FeedID=3546

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of June 22nd, Mercer County has 7,549 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    Township Updates

    Tuesday, June 23rd

    The Shade Tree Commission Meeting has been cancelled.

    State Updates

    Long Term Care Facilities, Casinos, and Indoor Dining

     

    Beginning yesterday, June 21st, the State Department of Health issued a directive allowing residents of long term care facilities to have outdoor visitation, provided certain criteria is met. All visitors will be screened for COVID-19, including a temperature check. Only two visitors will be allowed at a time and must stay six feet apart from the resident. Visitors and residents are required to wear face coverings and a staff member-wearing a surgical mask-must remain with the resident during the visit.

     

    The limit on outdoor gatherings has now increased from 100 to 250 persons. There are no limits for outdoor religious or political activities. Additionally, the limit on indoor gatherings has increased to 25% capacity, not to exceed 100 persons

     

    Beginning Thursday, July 2nd:

  • Atlantic City casinos may reopen at 25% capacity

  • Racetracks may open for in-person betting

  • Indoor dining and catering halls may reopen at 25% capacity

     

    Helpful Contacts & Other Information

     

    Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

    Call 2-1-1

    Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

    Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

    Visit Covid19.nj.gov

    Coping with Stress

    If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

    You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

    Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

    The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

    The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

    jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

6/19/2020

Estimated 3rd Quarter

Property Tax Bills

In light of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, and consistent with guidance provided by the Division of Local Government Services, Hamilton Township has approved the issuance of ESTIMATED 3rd quarter tax bills.

The State of New Jersey has delayed the adoption of their budget until September 30, 2020, therefore the 2020 certified tax rate will not be available until after the statutory deadline to mail regular tax bills.

Please be advised that the Township has started to send out estimated 3rd quarter tax bills that will be due Aug 1, 2020 with a 10-day grace period. While this bill is an estimate, it still has the same status as a regular tax bill and may be paid without interest until Aug 10, 2020. After 8/10/20 interest will revert reconciled bills for 4th quarter 2020 and 1st and 2nd quarter 2021. This reconciled bill will reflect TOTAL taxes billed for the calendar year 2020.

The Township of Hamilton has closed all municipal buildings to the public. Therefore, payments can either be:

  • Mailed to 2090 Greenwood Ave., PO Box 00150, Attn: Tax Office, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150; or

  • Dropped off in our red drop box located at Town Hall which is accessible Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm; or

  • Paid online through our Finance Department page at www.hamiltonnj.com.

    Anyone wanting a receipt should include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please note that the estimated bill format is different from normal bills. Below is an example:

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

    As of June 19th, Mercer County has 7,463 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    Township Meeting & Event Updates

    Week of June 22nd-June 26th

    Monday, June 22nd

  • The Hamilton Township Library Board of Trustees will be meeting via conference call at 5pm. Please find detailed instructions on how to join the callhere.

  • The Township Council Budget Workshop for the Department of Community and Economic Development, Department of Law, and Municipal Court will be held via conference call at 6:30pm. 

  • The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting has been cancelled.

    Tuesday, June 23rd

  • The Rabies Vaccination Clinic has been postponed until further notice. Please check here for any updates.

  • The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting has been cancelled.

    Wednesday, June 24th

  • The Township Council Budget Workshop for the Department of Health, Recreation, Seniors and Veterans Services will be held via conference call at 6:30pm.

    Thursday, June 25th

  • The Planning Board will be meeting remotely via Zoom beginning at 1pm. Please click here for instructions on how to join the meeting.

6/18/2020

Township Library To Open For Curbside Pickup

The Hamilton Township Free Public Library misses you!

Patrons will once again be able to borrow materials from our vast collection including books, movies, music and books on CD, beginning this Tuesday, June 23rd through a new contactless curbside service. For details on how to take advantage of this new offering or for more information, please visit http://www.hamiltonnjpl.org/, call the Reference Department at (609) 581-4060 ext. 2, or email adultreference@hamiltonnjpl.org.

Patrons will also be able to continue using the Library's online and digital resources, including e-books, virtual tours, children's programs, reader recommendations and more.

Please note at this time the Library is not accepting returns. However, fines and fees will continue to be waived.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 18th, Mercer County has 7,416 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    Traffic Notice 6/19, 6/20, 6/22 Yardville Hamilton Square Road

    Beginning Friday, June 19th and ending Monday, June 22nd, Hamilton Township will be completing a repaving project on Yardville Hamilton Square Road from the I-195 overpass to Apollo Drive. This project was initially scheduled to begin Thursday, June 18th, but was postponed due to poor weather conditions.

    Traffic plans will be put in place beginning at 6am on Friday. On Friday only, Cabot Drive will be accessible only from Klockner Road.

    On Yardville Hamilton Square Road, lane shifts will be put in place based on the lanes that are being paved, and will be shifted throughout the course of the paving. Locust Hill Boulevard will have turning allowed in one direction at a time. Traffic officers will be on scene to direct traffic and handle any access issues.

    Retail Shopping Malls to Reopen June 29th

    Governor Murphy announced today that the indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Monday, June 29th. The following restrictions will be in place:

  • Masks or face coverings are required

  • All store are limited to 50% capacity

  • Restaurants may provide take out or outdoor dining

  • Food court seating and common seating areas remain closed

  • Theaters and arcades remain closed

6/17/2020

Congratulations HTSD Class of 2020!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of June 17th, Mercer County has 7,393 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    Traffic Notice 6-18-20

    Yardville Hamilton Square Road

    Beginning tomorrow, June 18th at 7am, Hamilton Township will be paving a portion of Yardville Hamilton Square Road at the intersection of Locust Hill Boulevard and Cabot Drive. Until this repaving is completed and the asphalt has cooled, traffic from Cabot Drive will be rerouted towards Klockner Road. Exit traffic from Locust Hill Boulevard will be left turn only, heading towards Kuser Road.

     

    2020 Municipal Budget Workshops

    On June 16, 2020, Mayor Jeffrey Martin presented the Hamilton Township Council with the 2020 Municipal Budget. Council then passed a resolution approving the introduction of said budget. The Council has scheduled various budget workshops for the purpose of reviewing each department’s budget along the department director who will answer any questions relative to their proposed budget. While the budget workshop is open to the public, there is no public comment permitted at this time. Once Council has reviewed all department budgets, a resolution to adopt the budget will be listed on a future Council agenda at which time a public hearing on the adoption will be held and comments from the public welcomed. 

    All budget workshop meetings shall begin at 6:30 pm and are scheduled as follows: 

    June 17, 2020 - Business Administration, Mayor’s Office, and Police Department

    June 18, 2020 - Department of Finance and Department of Public Works

    June 22, 2020 - Department of Community and Economic Development, Department of Law, Municipal Court

    June 24, 2020 - Department of Health, Recreation, Seniors and Veterans Services

    June 30, 2020 - Department of Water Pollution Control, Municipal Clerk/Township Council

    To listen to any of the above workshops, please dial in at (425) 436-6376 and use the access code: 380-993#

6/16/2020

Outdoor Dining has Arrived in Hamilton!

Outdoor Dining has arrived in Hamilton Township and we can’t wait to get out of the house!

Some of our restaurants are temporarily offering outdoor dining that have never before, while others now requiring reservations for seating in order to meet both the expected demand as well as the standards set forth by the State of New Jersey to reopen.

Do you own or work at a local restaurant offering outdoor seating? Have you had the chance to visit a Hamilton Township eatery and enjoy dining al fresco? If so, this post is reserved for you to share those locations with others. Where you can, we also invite you to share the eateries hours and days of operation, if reservations are required and any other information you think may assist others when deciding where to dine out.

Don’t forget many of our restaurants will continue to offer curbside, pick-up and delivery. With so many options where will you try first?

Check out http://hamiltonnj.com/news/?FeedID=3546 to learn more!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update