What's Happening in Aberdeen Township

            Saturday, October 21:  Aberdeen Township Fall Beach Clean Up

            October 21st 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Cliffwood Beach NJ.
            Please Join volunteers worldwide who will be cleaning rivers, lakes, streams, bays and beaches,
            hosted by the NJ Clean Communities Council in New Jersey.
            Come on down and help us keep our beachfront clean!.

            Wednesday, October 11:  JCP&L Programs Are Available To Help To Pay Utility Bills

            Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.  
            Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

            •  Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who meet the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) eligibility requirements, or who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For additional information call 1-800-792-9745.  
            •  Universal Service Fund (USF) – Helps residential customers maintain electric service by offering eligible customers a monthly bill credit, which is based on household income and energy usage. USF also could include utility account debt forgiveness. Those applying for USF also automatically apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For more information, call 1-800-510-3102.  
            •  Weatherization – The installation of home energy measures can help reduce energy bills. Weatherization programs include Comfort Partners, sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. For additional information visit www.njcleanenergy.comand click on “Residential” or call 1-800-915-8309. Households that apply for USF or LIHEAP can also check a box on the application to request weatherization assistance. Additional information is available at

                          www.energyassistance.nj.gov. 

            • PAGE – An assistance program designed to help low-to moderate-income households who experience economic hardship and struggle to pay their electric and natural gas bills. For more information visit www.NJPowerOn.org or call 1-732-982-8710.  
            • New Jersey SHARES – This program offers temporary financial assistance to people having difficulty paying their electric bills. The fund helps those who need assistance because of an illness, job loss or other problem that has created a financial crisis, but are not eligible for other income or age-based programs. For additional information call 1-866-657-4273 or visit http://www.njshares.org.  
            • INFO LINK

            Saturday, October 2 to November 3: 

            Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. Wants you to be a member of his youth advisory council!

            Application Form

            Friday, October 6:  Aberdeen Township Hurricane Relief

            The Township of Aberdeen has teamed up with the United for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Organization to collect much needed items for the people affected by Hurricane Maria.

            Residents can drop off donated goods to the Aberdeen Municipal building located on

            One Aberdeen Square, Aberdeen NJ 07747.  Between the hours of 8:30AM through 5:00PM

            Monday-Friday, Beginning this Friday October 6, 2017.

            We will also be accepting monetary donations for the Houston,

            Florida and Puerto Rico Hurricane victims.

            Monetary donations should be made out to the American Red Cross.

            Please specify which region you would like your donation to go to.

             All donations will be collected at the Town Hall Monday thru Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

             Below is a link to list of suggested items individuals can donate:

                                            Hurricane Relief

            Saturday, October 28:  Aberdeen Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

            On Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Aberdeen Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the township municipal building located at One Aberdeen Square, off of Church Street. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
            Last October, Americans turned in 450 tons (over 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.
            This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
            For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Detective Sgt. Michael O’Dwyer at 732-583-4200 ext. 202.

             

            Freneau Woods Deer Hunting

            The county parks system will be permitting the bow-hunting of deer in the park from October through February.  Hunters must have permits from the county and adhere to the rules set up by the parks system.

            Wednesday, November 8:  Free Rabies Clinic

            The Aberdeen Township Free Rabies Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Public Works Garage 147 Lenox Road (off Cliffwood Avenue).  You do not need to be a resident of the township to receive a vaccination for your pet.  Dogs must be brought leashed and cats one to a carrier.  All animals must be under the control of an adult.  Any questions please call the Health Department 732-583-4200 x 129


            Fall Brush and Branches Pick-up

            Brush and Branches are picked up in accordance with the following schedule:

            Fall pick-up

            Section I – week of September 25th

            Section II – week of October 2nd

            (Have branches at the curb on the Monday morning for your week)

            Brush and branches will also be picked up by our garbage hauler.

            They must be tied in small bundles no longer than 4 feet with each branch not wider than 3 inches in diameter.

            Only two bundles will be picked up with each regular garbage pick-up.

            If you miss the pick-up. Please do not place at the curb, you can call Public Works to schedule a pick up by  the next week. At 732-583-4200 Ext.401.

            To avoid getting a violation from the township do not leave brush and branches after these dates unless you have called for pick-up.

            Brush, branches and leaves may also be brought down to the Public Works Garage, which is located at 147 Lenox Rd., Cliffwood Beach. The Public Works Garage is open Monday thru Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

             

            Thursday, October 5th:  Flu Vaccine Clinic

            The Flu Vaccine Clinic is available for anyone over 6 months old at the Aberdeen Municipal Building Court Room, 1 Aberdeen Square. The hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  The vaccine cost is FREE WITH MEDICARE PART AB.

            If you do not have that insurance, the cost for the vaccine is $25.00 check or cash is accepted.  Checks can be made payable to Monmouth County Health.

            Any Questions Call the Health Department at 732-583-4200 Ext. 129
             

            Friday, September 1st:  NJ Natural Gas Meter Changing 
            Starting tomorrow, Sept 1, 2017, NJNG will be in the area for the next month or two (at least) to replace gas meters in all township homes. They are contracted out by Precision Pipeline Solutions.  They are contracted to work from 7am-11pm.  They will be walking in peoples yards as well as knocking on doors.  All contracted workers will have id's on them displayed, as well as uniforms and labeled truck/vans that say Precision Pipeline Solutions. A flyer was/will be put on doors of residents and at least 3 attempts will be made to speak to resident. Contact info for the supervisor is up in dispatch.


            ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Please do not place your recyclables in plastic bags, if you do this, they will not be picked up. Recyclables should only be placed in a garbage can.

            Want to know what should be recycled and what should not? Click here to download the flyer. 

            Don't forget that Aberdeen Township has a "No Knock" Ordinance!!! To read more information, please click here.

            Aberdeen Day Vendor Application

            Jolly Mouse Vendor Application

            About Monmouth County's New Special Needs Registry

            Monmouth County Special Needs Registry

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