Monthly Archives for October 2021

Officers of the Week

Posted: October 29, 2021

New Jersey's Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck recently congratulated Corporal William Terrill and Patrolman John Gales of the Vernon Township Police Department.

Lauded as "New Jersey Officers of the Week," these men responded to a 3-year-old girl viciously attacked by a dog that also injured her parents. The officers quickly arrived, saving the child's life and getting her to emergency care. The attorney general thanked them for their heroism!

Cpl. Terrill and Off. Gales
Corporal William Terrill and Patrolman John Gales

Help Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

Posted: October 14, 2021

Spotted Lanterfly
Adult Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. The pest was discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and has since spread across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Connecticut and Ohio.

They have certain key ecological traits: they have few natural predators in their new home; they are very prolific and reproduce quickly; and they are flexible in their ecological requirements such as food, habitat, and temperature tolerances.

Once established, the spotted lanternfly can wreak havoc on our native species, which have never had the chance to meet them and evolve to compete or defend themselves against these newly introduced species. Due to the insects’ potential to greatly impact agriculture and hardwood trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) has instructed individuals to destroy the insects upon sightings.

For additional resources from the NJDA about the invasive bug and how to help control the spread, visit the NJDA website.

Vernon Land Auction

Posted: October 7, 2021

Vernon Township will be auctioning certain municipally-owned land located in the township which is no longer necessary for municipal purposes.

The online auction will be conducted by Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company November 16 - 18, 2021.

For a complete list of properties, Google map of locations and property information package, please visit the Max Spann website.