First Energy (locally, JCP&L) has advised that tree pruning is expected to begin the second to third week in July for the roads listed below. A representative from Asplundh Tree Services will be advising property owners directly. If you are not home, an informational door hanger will be left – please periodically check your front door for this information.
• E-Waste Computers, Monitors, Televisions, Printers, Scanners, Phones, Fax Machines, Stereos, Peripherals (e.g.,mice, drives, keyboards, etc.)
It is that time again when fall soccer registrations begin. I wanted to forward the link to you to disseminate to parents about the Harding program. Children entering pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd grade in the fall are eligible. The cost for the 8 week program is $75.
Register Here: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:45933
Harding Open Space Trust Committee
Is holding a special public meeting.
There will be a presentation about the opportunity for our town to preserve a portion of the beautiful Frelinghuysen Property.
Please join us on June 6th, 2012, 7p.m. at Town Hall
to learn about this once in a lifetime opportunity to preserve one of Harding’s most treasured places.
As summer approaches and the kids don’t need the computer for homework, now would be a good time to make sure your anti-virus software is up to date, you’ve password protected your wireless network, and you have a firewall installed.
Also watch out for the following scams which seem to be making the rounds:
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is offering the award-winning documentary "Living with New Jersey Black Bears" free of charge to New Jersey residents.
This documentary contains extensive information on the biology and habits of black bears and was developed with scientific input from New Jersey wildlife experts to help the public better understand both how to co-exist with black bears and how the State manages its bear population. The DVD includes a 60-minute film which explores the growing national challenge of sharing the landscape with black bear populations, as well as an additional 15-minute segment devoted to the management of black bears in New Jersey.
The documentary is part of the State's educational portion of the Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, which includes public education, research, bear habitat analysis and protection, hunting, non-lethal bear management techniques, enforcement of laws, and efforts to keep human food sources, especially household trash, away from bears to limit bear-human encounters.
The production of "Living with New Jersey Black Bears" was jointly financed by the DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife in partnership with state government fish and wildlife agencies in New York, Florida and Arkansas, and the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs.
For more information about the documentary, visit: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts_dvd.htm on the division's website.
This DVD may also be available at the library.
Some exciting news in Harding. This year we will have a contested election for ALL 3 openings for Township Committee. Running on the Republican ticket, Ned Ward for reelection, Alf Newlin for the 2 remaining years of Regina Egea’s term- he is currently serving on the Township Committee, and new comer Nanette DiTosto for Marshall Bartlett’s seat.
A new slate of Independent candidates has emerged running on a platform of Open Dialogue and Effective Government for Harding Township. The candidates include Judy Malloy, Mike Meade, and Brian McCarthy. They have set up a website at www.OpenandEffective.com. They will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting and Kick off on Monday, May 14th at the Green Village Methodist Church.
When we get closer to the general election, the Civic Association will host a Meet the Candidates Night. We will also post notices of any events the candidates will be hosting such as the upcoming one on Monday just as we would any other event.
The Civic Association does not endorse any candidate.
HARDING TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
48 Hour Notice of Special Executive Session Meeting
A Special Executive Session meeting of the Harding Township Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, Kirby Hall, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon. The Agenda items to be discussed, to the extent known, are as follows:
Contract Negotiations – Glen Alpin
Personnel – Police
New Vernon Presbyterian Nursery School is offering a three-week Summer Camp program in June. The camp is open to all 3 and 4 year old children in the area, regardless of the preschool they presently attend. We are now accepting camp enrollment as well as registration for our 2½, 3 and 4 year old classes for the 2012-2013 School Year.
This Thursday (March 29), there will be an open house at Madison Train Station from 4 to 7 pm. The views of Harding residents on train station parking would be welcome. This event is part of the major study commissioned by the NJ Trans Planning Group.