Raritan Borough Council Rejects Proposal to Change Board of Health to Advisory Committee

January 17, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A unanimous vote against killed an ordinance Tuesday to change the Raritan Board of Health into an advisory committee and bring the work of the registrar under the municipal clerk.

The proposal, which was introduced Jan. 3, would have turned the board of health into an advisory board, effectively making the borough council the official board of health in Raritan. In ...

Raritan Borough Considering Restructuring of Board of Public Heath, Registrar's Office

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council is considering a restructuring of the Board of Public Health that would eliminate its autonomy and bring it under the umbrella of the council.

Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin said that about two years ago, the former borough clerk recommended that the board be brought under the purview of the government, much like they had done with the recreation ...

Hayes: Bridgewater Economy is Strong, Prepared to Handle Faster Pace

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes recognized the work of the township throughout 2017, citing the plans for a number of new businesses and acknowledging the township’s strength and quality of life during his state of the township address Monday.

“My administration continues to lead with the vision we set just six short years ago,” he said, “achieving a ...

Bridgewater Holds Reorganization, Rose Tapped as Council President

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite a cancellation of the original meeting because of snow, Bridgewater Township braved some icy rain Monday for the township’s annual reorganization meeting.

Councilmen Allen Kurdyla, Howard Norgalis and Filipe Pedroso were all sworn into office, having each won re-election in November to new individual four-year terms. 

Kurdyla also ended his year as ...

Residents Express Concerns Over Potential State Beekeeping Regulations Regarding Property Size and More

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bees are already in Bridgewater Township — but it seems the state wants to have more of a say regarding keeping them.


New regulations have been outlined by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and many residents are concerned about what that could mean for beekeeping in the area. Several came out to the Dec. 18 council meeting to express concerns and ...

Raritan Borough Holds Annual Reorganization, Looks to Upcoming 2018 Projects & 70th Anniversary Celebration

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough celebrated the start of the new year Monday by swearing in two new council members and recognizing its past as 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Raritan’s independence.

“It has been said that ‘what we call the present is given shape by an accumulation of the past,’” Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin said in his annual state of the ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Resolutions Concerning Sewer Projects, Overtime Work

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously passed a handful of resolutions dealing with change orders regarding sewer projects and overtime for code officials at its Dec. 18 meeting.

The council authorized two change orders, the first being an increase of almost 19 percent, or $12,290, from the original contract amount, to A&A Curbing, Inc. for the Woodlawn Avenue ...

Municipal, Board of Education Reorganization Meetings Set for First Week of January

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township, Raritan Borough and the board of education are preparing for their annual reorganization meetings at the start of the new year.

The year will start with the Raritan Borough reorganization meeting, Jan. 1 at noon at borough hall, on First Street.

Being sworn in for three-year terms will be former Republican councilman Don Tozzi and Democratic newcomer ...

Bridgewater, Raritan Residents Can Save by Paying Taxes Early

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Individuals and municipalities can benefit from an early payment of taxes this year before the newly-passed tax bill impacts expenditures for 2018. 

Property owners who currently pay more than $10,000 for their taxes can pay before Dec. 31, utilizing a deduction that is available in 2017 and will not be available in 2018. 

According to a post on the ...

Lane-Brokaw House Remediation Costs Still Under Review

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The immediate future of Bridgewater’s Lane-Brokaw House won’t be decided until at least January 2018. 

The Bridgewater Township Council tabled a pair of resolutions at its Dec. 18 meeting that would have brought grant money to the township for the historic preservation of the structure on Milltown Road, a home that dates back to the American ...

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