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Sparta Township Planning and Zoning Board, Rec Committee Appointments

January 21, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – The township council announced appointments to the Sparta Planning Board, Recreation Board, Zoning Board and the Economic Development Committee.  These appointments are made annually and were tabled at the reorganization meeting.

All other committees were approved at the reorganzation meeting on January 3.

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Sparta Councilwoman Sets the Record Straight on Term Limits

SPARTA, NJ –Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn said comments she made at the December 27 meeting were  taken out of context and misreported in another newspaper. Quinn made a statement at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday night regarding comments about term limits. 

At the meeting on December 27, outgoing Mayor Josh Hertzberg read a letter from the Economic ...

Sparta Township Council Holds Reorganization Meeting, Names New Mayor

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council held their annual reorganization meeting on Thursday evening.  New members, Daniel Chiariello and David Smith were sworn in and new leadership was chosen.

Molly Whilesmith was selected by unanimous vote of the council members to serve as Mayor for 2019.  Christine Quinn will serve as Deputy Mayor.  Both have served in these ...

Sparta Township Councilmen Gibbs and Hertzberg Last Meeting

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council said farewell to Mayor Josh Hertzberg and Councilman Gil Gibbs at their last meeting as council members on Thursday. 

Hertzberg is moving on to Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders having been elected in November.  While on Sparta Township Council Hertzberg served as chair of the Economic Development Committee, Sports Committee ...

Sparta Township Christmas Tree Pick-Up and Holiday Trash Schedule

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Public Works will be collecting Christmas trees that are left at the curb no later than January 18.  Trees must be bare with no stands, ornaments, lights, tinsel or bags, according to the township.  No additional branches or tree parts will be collected.   

The holiday garbage and recycling schedule for New Year’s Day:

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Sparta Township Council Recognizes Achievement of Scouting's Highest Ranks

SPARTA, NJ – In his last meeting as a township councilman Gil Gibbs led a presentation to recognized Girl and Boys Scouts who have achieved their highest scouting rank.

Boy Scout Eagles from Troop 150 and 95 were represented as well as a Gold Award Girl Scout from Troop 780.  Leaders, parents and friends looked on as the scouts introduced themselves and explained their ...


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Oroho Bill to Increase School Security Funding Becomes Law

January 18, 2019

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to increase funding for school security was signed into law.

“Improving the safety and security of students and faculty in every classroom is paramount,” Oroho said. “Every student deserves a warm and nurturing environment where they’re not afraid to learn. Every teacher deserves a safe ...