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TOWN OF HAMMONTON
MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL
To be held on March 30, 2020 by way of Video Conference
Public Session @ 4:00 p.m.
This will be a regular meeting of Mayor and Council. The meeting will be broadcast live on our local cable channel 9. Public may call in to comment during the public portions of the meeting by dialing 609-561-3040.
Frank Zuber, Municipal Clerk
New Jersey has launched an Information Hub website. Important phone numbers: Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p) Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7) Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance Link below: https://covid19.nj.gov/
ATLANTIC COUNTY, Sheriff Eric Scheffler launches an emergency services delivery program.
Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office delivery program will help provide medicine, medical and food supplies for disabled veterans and seniors in the community who are home bound due to COVID-19.
“We realize that our seniors and disabled veterans are not able to get out. Those isolated or quarantined, we will help them get access to basic necessities.
Sheriff Officers will available from Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
To take part in the program, please call the Sheriff’s Office Telecommunications Center at 609-909-7200.
1. Place your order with the Supermarket or Pharmacy
2. Make sure you pay for your order
3. Call the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office 609-909-7200
4. Provide Pickup Information to the Telecommunicator
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development will suspend all in-person interviews and face-to-face business with its customers who participate in Work First New Jersey programs, including General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as Medicaid and Emergency Assistance (EA) programs.
“Our goal is to ensure that residents who rely on our services will continue to have access to them while adhering to the current health and safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.
PLEASE VISIT THE COUNTY WEBSITE BELOW FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE AND MORE INFORMATION
While the Hammonton Lake Park facility will remain open so that residents may take walks, go fishing and enjoy fresh air, the playground equipment will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Hammonton Canoe Club will be closed as of today, March 14th, until further notice. If you have an upcoming meeting or event scheduled, please contact Denise Mazzeo at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss plans to reschedule.
Please be advised that all Municipal Court Sessions will be postponed for the next two weeks(Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27th).This order comes from the Chief Justice of the District Court of New Jersey. For more information, visit the NJ District Court website at https://www.njd.uscourts.gov/
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email email@example.com and we will direct your inquiries to our Court Administrator, or call 609-567-4300 ext. 229.
***Council Meeting Cancelled***
Mayor and Council have organized a Healthcare Summit to take place at the beginning of the March 23rd Council Meeting at 7:00PM. The attached press release provides all pertinent details. Residents are invited to attend the meeting however, so as to avoid crowds, we recommend that residents view the meeting on Comcast Local Channel 9 or via the internet on our Livestream site at https://livestream.com/hammonton.
While the information regarding the Coronavirus appears to be ever changing, we will provide updates as quickly as possible to keep our community informed. Below are links to the Atlantic County Division of Health website along with links to the CDC and State of NJ Department of Health.
Residents are urged to help stop the spread of viruses by taking the following precautions:
1. Wash your hands often with soap or hand sanitizer, if soap is not available.
2. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, not your hands.
3. Stay home when you are sick and/or avoid close contact with sick people.
4. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
5. Keep common areas and surfaces disinfected and clean from germs.
The safety of all residents is our highest priority. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-567-4300.
The Hammonton Police Department will be hosting a Prescription Drug collection Day 2/15/2020 from 9am till 1pm.
Hammonton residents are asked to bring their unwanted prescription drugs to the police station on the collection date and time,
Please do not bring them to other area police departments to dispose of them if you are a Hammonton resident.
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.
Our upcoming event will be held on Saturday February 15th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Hammonton Police Department. 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.