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The Town of Hammonton is preparing for the first snow fall of the season. Snow is expected to start very early Saturday morning continuing through Saturday with flurries on Sunday. The ground temperatures are not very cold so most of the accumulation could be on non-paved surfaces. The Hammonton Public Works Department is monitoring weather forecasts and preparing resources as may be necessary.

Town residents are advised to monitor forecasts and plan for travel accordingly. The heaviest accumulations, up to 1” per hour, are expected to occur during the day on Saturday and could result in reduced visibility. Please proceed with caution when traveling.

Those in need of non life-threatening assistance during this weather event should contact the Town of Hammonton Office of Emergency Management at (609) 561-4000.

In case of emergency please call 9-1-1.

New Jersey Attorney General Porrino announced the “Safe Stop NJ” program.  The goal of the program is to have every traffic stop to end safely for all involved by providing information for the general public about what to do, and what not to do, during a traffic stop, to ensure that all stops are safe and fair.  A link to the program can be found here http://www.safestopnj.com/

 

Attorney General’s Message

 

Our goal is for every traffic stop to end safely for all involved. To achieve this goal, we have taken various steps, all of which have been directed at law enforcement: All police officers in New Jersey must complete annual training on de-escalation techniques, cultural awareness and implicit bias through our CLEAR Institute; thousands of police officers now wear body-worn cameras; we have improved protocols for investigation of police-involved use of deadly force; and we have promoted innovative community policing through hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and awards. Our new “Safe Stop” initiative takes the next step by providing information for the general public about what to do, and what not to do, during a traffic stop, to ensure that all stops are safe and fair. Please help us make every stop a Safe Stop.

August 1, 2017

Message from Hammonton Public Utilities regarding the safety of your drinking water

Last week the article “45 N.J. Towns that have harmful Pollutants in Drinking Water, According to a New Study” stated that harmful contaminates were detected in Hammonton’s and many other town’s water supplies. The following is a list of compounds that pose a potential risk.

Compound                                                  NJDEP Standard                     Hammonton’s Results

  1. Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 80 parts per billion           Non-detect to 3.66 parts per billion          (includes Coliform, Bromoform, Dibromochloromethanes, and Dichlorobromomethane combined)

2. Tetrachloroethylene                          1.0 part per billion                 0.410 parts per billion

 

3.  Radiological contaminants

Radium -228                                        5.0 picocuries per liter            Non-detect to 1.10 pCi/L

Hammonton’s water supply meets all Federal and State Drinking Water Standards.

If you have any questions about Hammonton’s water quality please contact Anthony DeCicco, Superintendent of Public Utilities at adecicco@townofhammonton.org or by phone at 609.567.4331.

Our annual Consumer Confidence Report is available through the Town of Hammonton Website. Hardcopies are available at Town Hall, Atlantic County Public Library and Hammonton Public Utilities office.

 

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Public Notice – Legal Notice

Public Notice for Aquatic Weed Control May 2017

In compliance with Section 9.10 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code (N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30), The Town of Hammonton, Public Works Department, will be applying pesticides for the control of bladderwort and other aquatic weeds on the Hammonton Lake, as needed, during the period of May 15. 2017 through August 30, 2017.

The pesticides used will be those recommended by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, for the control of bladderwort and other aquatic weeds, which includes: diquat (Trade Name – Reward). Product will be sprayed by water injected subsurface method (boat mounted sprayer). All applications will be according to product labeling.

“Upon request the Town of Hammonton, Department of Public Works, shall produce a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time.”

The phone number/web site for updated information and applications is (609) 567-4336 Extension 103 or www.townofhammonton.org. Those seeking further information regarding Town of Hammonton aquatic weed control activities are requested to call Jerry Barberio, NJCPA#54231B @ phone number (609) 567-4300 Extension 101.