Monthly Archives for December 2020

A Winter Wonderland Challenge

Posted: December 24, 2020

Join the Vernon Township Board of Recreation in a Walking in a Winter Wonderland 60/60 Challenge.

Vernon’s new virtual walking program is a free self-guided program in conjunction with the Mayors Wellness Campaign to keep Vernon healthy!

Just walk outside for 60 minutes each day for 60 continuous days, from January 1 to March 1, 2021. Log your walk each day and receive a certificate and a prize once you complete the challenge. Upload pictures to share your adventures and progress! You can also print your own personal bib once registered.

Register and log walks

View a list of walking trails in Vernon 

Have questions or need more information? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.4055, ext. 2261.

Mayor Burrell on the Upcoming Winter Storm

Posted: December 16, 2020

My Vernon Family, just as this second wave of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the lives of most across our nation, it has also had its negative impact on our Vernon Department of Public Works (DPW) staffing.

As part of our efforts to serve the residents of the town with the most cost effective and efficient government possible, we have a DPW staff of just 24 individuals to take care of the snow removal needs of the over 100 miles of roads (not counting county or state roads) in our 70 square mile township.

We are fortunate in that up to this point in time, no employees in the municipal center have been victims of this COVID-19 second wave. However, it has resulted in a number of our DPW employees being either sick or quarantined.

This is to let you know that if the predictions of 18 to 24 inches of snowfall for tonight become a reality, with our reduced DPW staff, it will take us longer than usual to remove the snow as desired from all of our roads.

We ask for your understanding and patience.

In anticipation of likely electrical power outages, I am coordinating closely with representatives from our electrical power supply companies, JCP&L and Sussex Rural Electric.

In addition, I am coordinating closely with our emergency management coordinator, Mr. Ken Clark, the office of Congressman Josh Gottheimer, and my contacts at the New Jersey governor’s office, to ensure that Vernon Township gets all available assistance in addressing the issues that will for sure come with this storm.


Howard L. Burrell, Mayor

New Short Term Rental Ordinance Goes into Effect

Posted: December 15, 2020

Pursuant to the new short term rental ordinance (Ordinance #20-09), short term rental properties in Vernon Township must be registered, inspected and the transient accommodation occupancy tax paid.

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