SOMERSET, NJ - Members of the Township Council along with Township Manager, Robert G. Vornlocker reminded the public of this year's leaf bag pick up process, how to report maintenance issues and the deadline to provide community space feedback during Tuesday's council meeting. 

During council comments, Councilman William Galtieri (Ward 2) encouraged the public to report issues such as faded street signs to officials to ensure the issue is addressed. Vornlocker reiterated Galtieri's message by reminding the public that they can report issues directly to the township's website, and he provided a brief tutorial of how to use the site. 

"We appreciate it when you find those things that you report it," Vornlocker said. "We don't want a pothole, we don't want a sign that's damaged, we want those things to be repaired. And the eyes of the public are really the best way to get those things reported. There's like 70,000 of you that live in this town and there's only a 100 or so of us."

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To report a pothole TAP hereOnce the form is completed the submission will be sent to the appropriate department to be addressed. Route 27 and 287 are state highways, TAP here to report issues. 

The following are county roads:

  • Route 514 (Amwell Rd, Hamilton St.)
  • Route 518 (Georgetown Franklin Tpke)
  • Route 527 (Easton Ave.)
  • Route 603 (Kingston Rocky Hill Rd., Laurel Ave.)
  • Route 609 (Landing Ln.)
  • Route 615 (South Middlebush Rd.)
  • Route 617 (Franklin Blvd.)
  • Route 618 (Old Rd.)
  • Route 619 (Cedar Grove Ln)
  • Route 621 (Elizabeth Ave.)
  • Route 623 (Weston Canal Rd., Wilhousky St. Manville Cswy.)
  • Route 632 (Griggstown Cswy.)
  • Route 648 (Claremont Rd.)

To report issues on the roads above, TAP here

The public can also report graffiti, roadway debris/litter, and deer carcass, according to the township's website. After the issue is reported the appropriate local, county or state authority will be notified to make the repair. 

Councilwoman At-Large, Crystal Pruitt and Councilman Charles Onyejiaka spoke about their attendance at the open meeting on the development of community spaces.

Vornlocker encouraged anyone with ideas on how to use community space at the former Consolata Missionaries Campus at 2301 NJ-27 should do so via the township's site or by directly dropping off a Consolata recommendation form at the municipal building. Residents have until the end of December to provide feedback. 

TAP here to open the form. TAP here to see site layout plans, and TAP here for the presentation. 

Residents can leave any purchased 30-gallon biodegradable brown paper recyclable leaf bag on at the curb of their home for pick up from now until Dec. 2. Bags should be placed before 7 am on Monday. Pick up days are on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday by zone. Zone one will be picked up the week of Nov. 11 and 25, according to the township's website. Zone two will be picked up Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, according to the township's website.

TAP here to see your zone. Any brown paper recyclable leaf bag may be dropped off at the Convenience Center when open, TAP here for hours. 

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