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December 4, 2021

SPARTA, NJ- The township council continues to operate with an interim township manager doing double duty as chief of police. At their first meeting in November the council voted to increase the stipend for Neil Spidaletto serving the dual role. “I enjoy what I do, the officers I work with and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Changes to rules about generators and garbage and recycling were introduced at the township council meeting on Tuesday in two ordinances 21-15 and 21-19. According to Stan Puszcz of CP Engineers, Ordinance 21-15's modification of Chapter 18 “zoning” is meant to make the process for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Fire Department is getting a new truck after the township council approved a bond ordinance on Tuesday night. The bond ordinance 21-18 provides for $700,000 bond issuance to fund the purchase of a Pierce pumper engine, Sparta CFO Grant Rome said. According to Rome a 1993 ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Leaf collection continues in Sparta through December 3. Residents can put bags of leave at the curb for collection by the department of public works. “Residents are asked not to put their unbagged leaves in the road as they can create a hazard for motorists, pedestrians and bicycle ...

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SPARTA, NJ - At the Sparta Township Council meeting last week interim manager Neil Spidaletto reported a number of updates for the police and  fire departments and Office of Emergency Management.  Sparta Police Department took in approximately 400 pounds of disposed medication on National ...

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SPARTA, NJ-The weight and speed limit on White Lake Road may be increased, after a study done by the Sparta Police Department was reported to the township council at their last meeting. “Traffic has increased on our roads tremendously throughout the past years; the truck traffic even more,” Cpl.

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SPARTA, NJ- At their last meeting prior to the election, the Sparta Township Council approved a resolution “endorsing ‘election integrity’ bill package” of legislation aimed at supporting “free and fair elections untainted by fraud.” Before the vote, Councilman Dan Chiariello raised objections ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 p.m. on November 7.  Move the clocks back one hour.  Check your smoke detector batteries too, while you're at it.

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ -Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority officials announce there will be a Household Hazardous Waste disposal day on Saturday, November 6 at the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority or SCMUA in Lafayette.  The event will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limits for residents ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A popular park in Sparta is set to be improved with the acquisition of a piece of land by the township council.  Sparta Glen will get a second parking area with a trailhead at a higher elevation with the approval of Ordinance 21-17 at the next meeting on Tuesday, October 12. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Trucks over four tons will be restricted from traveling on Fiddlers Way and McCloud Lane after the township council approved an amended ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday.  Ordinance 21-16 was approved after it was amended.  Initially the ordinance called for the existing ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Trucks will no longer be able to travel on Fiddlers Way and McCloud Lane if the township council passes an ordinance amending Sparta Land Use.  At the last meeting the council members approved the introduction of Ordinance 21-16 that would prohibit trucks over four tons from driving on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township municipal offices are not accessible by telephone, township officials said.  Emergency services and 911 are NOT affected by this outage, officials said. “The issue was caused by damage to a CenturyLink/Lumen fiber optic cable located in central New Jersey,” officials ...

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SPARTA, NJ -- All flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset on August 30 as per the Presidential Proclamation, recognizing and mourning the death of Norman V. Inferrera, III, a lifeguard of the Cape May Beach Patrol. Flags will remain at half staff until Aug 30 as a mark of respect for the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The township council is taking the next steps to make the former landfill something better for Sparta.  Operations ceased at the 79.11 acre site in 1985 but the landfill is only 85% closed, engineer Stan Puszcz of CP Engineering said. In March the township council asked the Planning ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- When COVID-19 arrived in the United States in early 2020, health agencies had to rapidly develop a plan to inform the public of the SARS-COV-2 virus.  Given the pandemic’s rapid spread, communication mistakes were made, potentially contributing to a hesitancy by some to get ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sussex County Engineer, Bill Koppenaal has advised Sparta Township emergency temporary repairs will be made to the bridge on Main Street.  According to Koppenaal work on bridge Q-06 will begin on August 24 and run through August 26.  The small bridge goes over the Wallkill River ...

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SPARTA, NJ – More than $3 million was authorized to be bonded for various water and sewer utility related projects by the township council at their meeting on Tuesday night.  The funds from the bond issuances will refund existing debt related to water and sewer and department of public works ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The township announced several road surfacing projects and closures as they continue working on the annual goal of paving 10 miles of municipal roads each year. Much of the paving is done using microsurfacing process, a coating of material approximately 3/8 of an inch.  Because it is ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A new township committee was created by the council members at their last meeting.  A Plan Endorsement Citizens Advisory committee was established with five members appointed by the Mayor.  The committee members “serve at the pleasure of the mayor,” with no set term established in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control  on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township interim Manager Neil Spidaletto announced the passing of Janice Stevens who has served the community for 23 years.  Stevens worked in the Planning and Zoning Departments where her responsibilities included zoning code enforcement, “no easy task.” “Janice was ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The Town of Newton has received a $360,000 grant for sidewalks.  Town officials have announced the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs grant will provide funding to install sidewalks along Route 206- Water Street. Further sidewalks that connect area neighborhoods with retail ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council recognized June as LGBT Pride Month at the meeting on Tuesday.  Mayor Christine Quinn read a proclamation into the record.  The lights on the front of Sparta Township municipal building have been illuminated in rainbow colors to commemorate LGBT Pride ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council passed an ordinance to opt out of all five cannabis business licenses at their meeting on Tuesday.  The vote was 3-1; Mayor Christine Quinn, Deputy Mayor Dave Smith and Councilwoman Molly Whilesmith all voting yes with Councilman Dan Chiariello the only no.  ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council took steps to add another turf field to the recreation department’s inventory.  At their last  meeting with a vote of 4-1 the council members approved resolution 9-6, to submit an application for a “Local Recreation Improvement Grant,” seeking supplemental ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council honored township employees in a proclamation recognizing Department of Public Works Week.  Mike McCarrick accepted the proclamation from Mayor Christine Quinn on behalf of Director James Zepp and the members of the Sparta DPW. “You cannot look around ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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SPARTA, NJ- With all council members in the chamber for the first time in more than a year, Sparta Township Council took their first step, for the third time, to ban marijuana businesses within the town.  In a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Dan Chiariello the lone dissenter, Sparta approved the ...

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