Monthly Archives for March 2019

Vernon PAL/Vernon Twp. Fishing Derby

Posted: March 19, 2019

This year’s Vernon PAL/Vernon Township Fishing Derby will be held at the Firemen’s Pavilion Pond on Rte. 515 on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Contest will take place rain or shine!

  • Kids in Kindergarten to Grade 2:
    Registration at 8:45 a.m.
    Fishing Contest from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Kids in Grades 3 to 6:
    Registration at 10:30 a.m.
    Fishing Contest from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Children should bring their own fishing gear and bait. All kids up to grade 6 are welcome to participate. A parent or other adult must accompany each child. Prizes will be awarded for each age division at the end of each session.

Everyone must register on the day of event during his or her scheduled registration time. Download the registration form in advance 

Also sponsored by Double V Rod & Gun Club and Dairy Swirl.

Have questions or need more information? Contact Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.

Farmers Market Comes to Vernon

Posted: March 19, 2019

Vernon’s Greenway Action Advisory Committee (GAAC) and recreation department are pleased to announce the debut of a farmers market beginning April 20, 2019.

The market will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the municipal building on the third Saturday of each month, April through September:

April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20 July 27
August 17
September 21

Are you a vendor interested in participating? Vendor products must be handmade and/or locally sourced. This is a pilot program and there will be no fee for spaces for the 2019 season ($50.00 security deposit required which will be returned upon arrival).

Download vendor application 

For more information, contact the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development at 973.764.4055, ext 2261.

Township Revaluation Scheduled to Begin

Posted: March 14, 2019

On February 11, 2019, the tax map project was approved by the New Jersey Division of Maps and on February 28, 2019, the revaluation ordered  by the state was approved to begin by the New Jersey Division of Taxation.

On Monday, March 18, 2019, letters will be mailed and received within the week in order to alert property owners with regard to the beginning of inspections. Each representative of Realty Appraisal Company will carry a letter signed by the assessor as well as photo credentials. View the list of inspectors   (updated 4/23/19) which includes name, photo, type of car and license plate number. Realty Appraisal covers their property inspectors under workers’ compensation and liability insurance.

A revaluation informational presentation will be given on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the municipal building. There will be two opportunities for residents to attend: 1:00 p.m. in the senior center and 7:00 p.m. in the court room. Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

View the presentation (11,511 KB)  

The State of New Jersey expects full cooperation from the township and the property owners. It is always in a property owner’s interest to allow the inspector inside the dwelling. It is within the regulations that if an inspector is not granted entry into the home, that home must be assessed for maximum value of what could be within the dwelling, since there is no way to value what is actually in the dwelling.

Kindly realize that the inspectors that will be taking exterior measurements, exterior photos and information about the inside of the dwelling are fact finders and not the people that will place the value on the property. That will come at a later date after a sales study and an entirely separate crew.

Although the revaluation was ordered in 2013, it took this long for the maps to be approved and Realty Appraisal must work very quickly to implement a successful revaluation.

After the letters are received, if you have questions, please call the Vernon Township Division of Tax Assessments at 973.764.4055, ext. 2223, 2225 or 2226.

Get Rid of Bulky Waste Items in April

Posted: March 12, 2019

The Clean Communities program will be hosting a bulky waste clean-up day on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the DPW complex located on Riggs Way in Vernon Township from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This free event is being held for Vernon Township residents only. Please bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill for verification.

Bulky items that will be accepted include the following:

  • tires (no tires accepted on rims)
  • furniture
  • mattresses
  • carpets

Residents are allowed four tires per household which must be removed from rims. No truck tires, construction debris or hazardous waste type items will be accepted.

Brush will also be accepted at this time free of charge, however, it must be separated from bulky waste items. Leaves will not be accepted. DPW employees will be available to assist residents.

For any questions or further information, please contact the Vernon Township Department of Public Works at 973.764.3021.

May Rabies Clinic

Posted: March 12, 2019

Vernon Township Animal Control will be holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The clinic will be held at the township garage off Church Street, adjacent to both the recycling center and the DPW complex. All dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Please bring prior rabies certificates and dog licenses if available.

Questions? Contact Vernon Township Animal Control at 973.764.7751.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Posted: March 7, 2019

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its facilities located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette. This program is available to Sussex County residents, businesses, school districts and municipalities.

According to the SCMUA, it holds this type of disposal event to keep hazardous materials and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium—commonly found in household electronics—from polluting our environment.

Examples of acceptable e-waste items:

  • computers
  • monitors
  • laptops
  • computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice
  • fax machines
  • VCRs
  • DVD & CD players
  • copiers
  • printers
  • televisions
  • radios
  • stereo equipment
  • cell phones

Residents may bring up to five electronic items for disposal free of charge per vehicle. For larger quantities, please consult the SCMUA website or contact them at 973.579.6998.

5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Posted: March 6, 2019

Vernon Township and the Vernon PAL are sponsoring a 5K run & 1 mile walk on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Maple Grange Community Park.

Sign-up with your entire family and spread the word around the community! Check-in time is 7:30 a.m.; the races begin as follows:

  • 5K Race—9:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Walk—9:15 a.m.

Register in advance (until April 17, 2019) for $25 and receive a free t-shirt and SWAG bag. Register on the day of the race and pay a $30 registration fee. Race registration

All proceeds will benefit Darius Ziahakhsh and his family. Darius is currently a 6th grader at Glen Meadow Middle School. He was born with a plethora of medical conditions and has had more than 12 major surgeries—some life threatening—in his 12 years of life. Let us join together as a community and give back to Darius and his family!

For questions or more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.9514.