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The Meeting of Mayor and Council scheduled for Monday, November 16th has been changed to a Virtual meeting via Zoom, due to the recent increases in COVID cases.

Closed Session @ 6:00 p.m.

Public Session @ 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be broadcast live on our local cable channel 9, Livestream and YouTube. Public may call in to comment during the public portions of the meeting by dialing 609-561-3040.

In a continuing effort to keep the Hammonton business community aware of all grant opportunities during this COVID-19 pandemic….
The Hammonton Coronavirus Task Force is now advising all owners to PRE-REGISTER for new, upcoming funding programs.
The link below will provide instructions for you to take the first two steps immediately.
In addition, more info about other funding options will be explained:
Hammonton Business Grant Workshop on Oct 26 at 12noon.
Link to workshop and Facebook event below.
Topic: Hammonton Business Grant Workshop
Time: Oct 26, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 832 6188 3845
Passcode: 102813
+19292056099,,83261883845#,,,,,,0#,,102813# US (New York)
**THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON CHANNEL 9, YOUTUBE AND LIVESTREAM.
In accordance with State of New Jersey Executive Order #177 and further clarified under Executive Order #179, the NJ November General Election shall be conducted primarily by vote by mail ballots (VBM).
*VIST: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote.shtml TO REGISTER ON THE  2020 NEW JERSEY VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL WHERE YOU CAN TRACK YOUR BALLOT ONCE IT IS DROPPED OFF OR MAILED.
*Atlantic County Clerk will begin mailing the VBM ballots to “active” voters on or before October 5, 2020.
*Atlantic County will have at least one (1) polling location in each municipality. Hammonton will have three, they are as follows: American Legion Hall located at 101 French Street, Hammonton Fire Department #2 located at 51 N. White Horse Pike and the Canoe Club located at 100 Sports Drive.
*All public primary and secondary schools shall be closed to in-person instruction.
*Atlantic County shall open a minimum of fifty (50) percent of its regularly used polling places, the BOE must utilize schools or other large facilities to serve as large voting centers to accommodate more voting districts in one polling place.
Atlantic County will have at least ten (10) drop box locations that are readily accessible. Hammonton’s drop box is located on the front steps at Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue.
*Voters who appear at a polling place and have not returned a voted mail-in ballot shall vote via a PROVISIONAL BALLOT (Provisional Ballots are paper ballots that are used at the polling place on Election Day. No provisional ballot is counted at the polling place. All provisional ballots are taken to the County Commissioner of Registration’s office after the close of the polls for verification and counting by the County the County Board of Election.)
*Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.
*Board of Elections (BOE) shall designate each polling place as a location to received voted mail-in ballots. A voter may return only the mail-in ballot they personally voted to their designated polling place.
*Every VBM ballot that is postmarked on or before November 3, 2020 and is received by November 10, 2020, by 8:00 PM, shall be considered valid and shall be canvassed (assuming it meets all statutory requirements).
*Voters whose ballots are rejected for a missing or discrepant signature, shall be given the opportunity to cure the signature defect in accordance with procedures established by the Secretary of State.
If you have any questions, please call 609-567-4300 to reach the Town of Hammonton’s Clerk’s Office or call 609-645-5885 to reach the Atlantic County Board of Elections office.
VIST: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote.shtml TO REGISTER ON THE  2020 NEW JERSEY VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL WHERE YOU CAN TRACK YOUR BALLOT ONCE IT IS DROPPED OFF OR MAILED.

Trick-or-Treat​ will be held on Saturday October 31, 2020​ from 4:30-7:00pm​.

Households Choosing to Participate Should Follow These Health & Safety Protocols​:

  • Must be outside in the front yard area and must follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Must limit contact with Trick-or-Treat participants.
  • Must distribute pre-packaged and sealed items only.
  • Mask/cloth covering must be worn by individuals dispensing candy.
  • Items and devices to limit direct contact are welcome.

Residents Choosing to Participate in Trick-or-Treat Should Follow These Health and Safety Protocols​:

  • Must wear mask/cloth face covering in place of or in addition to a decorative costume mask.
  • Must limit contact with households welcoming Trick-or-Treat participants.(Maintain social distance and avoid contact by holding your treat bag open).
  • Should travel your route within your household unit or small group.
  • Should not eat items while Trick-or-Treating.
  • Should have a flashlight, reflector or luminescent device.
  • Only go up to houses that have dispensing participants OUTSIDE in the yard.

Households Choosing Not To Participate Will Not Be Outside In The Front Yard Area And It Is Recommended To Leave The Porch Light Off During The Hours Of 4:30-7:00PM

***Unlimited Bulk Pick up is Back***
Next week, October 5th through October 9th, will be unlimited bulk pick up. Residents may place an unlimited amount of bulky items out at the curb on their regular trash day.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ANY RUGS, PADDING, CONSTRUCTION OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email info@townofhammonton.org or call 609-567-4336 to reach the Highway Department.
The 2020 Final/2021 Preliminary Tax Bills have been mailed. Tax payments are due on November 1, 2020 with a grace period deadline of November 10, 2020.
To avoid extra costs or tax sale, payments must be received on or before the November 10th grace period deadline.
If you have any questions, please call the Tax Collector’s office at 609-567-4300 ext. 119 or email dfitchett@townofhammonton.org

The Town in coordination with NJDOT and consultant Sam Schwartz, will be holding the next Public Information Center next Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00pm to discuss the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. 

The live Zoom meeting will be broadcast on local access tv Channel 9 and streamed on our YouTube and Livestream Channels.

Hammonton YouTube Channel

Hammonton Livestream Channel

 

You will need to register in advance here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tvqmrYXGTjWdK7w9JFY-3Q

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In conjunction with the town’s Green Day events, the Hammonton Police Department will be hosting a Prescription Drug collection on 9/19/2020 from 9am till 12pm. This will take place at the Hammonton Education Foundation Recycling Central site (Mt. Carmel Grounds 3rd & French). It is not hosted at the municipal building.
Hammonton residents are asked to bring their unwanted prescription drugs to the collection site in a bag that can be inspected by the officer managing the collection for proper disposal.
The Hammonton Police Department has participated in medication collection initiatives for years. The drug collection box that we had affixed in our lobby was being improperly used and had almost life threatening consequences. Since we have suspended the program, we will be hosting designated dates to accept unused, unwanted, and expired medications from our residences so they may be safely disposed.
An officer will supervise the collection of those accepted medication items to be disposed.
We will be accepting: Pills, Capsules, Patches, Pet medication.
We WILL NOT be accepting: Syringes (needles), liquids, or Powders,
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled prescription drug abuse an epidemic. CDC reports that the majority of drug overdose deaths, more than six out of ten, involve an opioid. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin, has nearly quadrupled since 1999. More than 78 people per day are dying from overdoses of opioid medications. Two in Five teenagers believe prescription drugs are “much safer” than illegal drugs. Every day in the U.S. 2,500 youths take a prescription pain reliever for the purpose of getting high for the first time. Cleaning out medicine cabinets will reduce the number of prescriptions available for abuse.
The Hammonton Police Department is in support of this initiative as it is removing unwanted prescription drugs from the hands of juveniles and persons that should not be in possession of them. It is a way of assisting the community in taking responsibility for removing these dangerous drugs from their homes if they are not being used accordingly. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of prescription drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
The AMCC challenges families to take the Five-Step American Medicine Chest Challenge:
• Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
• Secure your medicine chest.
• Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine in your home
• Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.
• Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
For more information about JTAC please visit www.jtacnj.org or call 609-272-0100
For more information, visit www.americanmedicinechest.com or call 609-909-7214.