Affordable Health Coverage
Combating the Mortgage
Dangers of Lead Based
Phone Service for Qualified Low-Income Individuals
FALL VICTIM TO A SCAM
2010 Census State Apportionment Release
2010 Regional Census Information
Comfort Partners Program
Lifeline & Low Income Programs
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Family Intervention Services
Filing of Consumer Complaints with the
Department of Banking and Insurance
Foreclosure Mediation Program
Township Afghans Available
MAPS (Morris Area Paratransit System for Seniors and the Disabled)
Morris County Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
Morris County Mosquito
New Jersey HomeKeeper provides
financial assistance to New Jersey homeowners who have a track
record of making their mortgage payments on time but are now at
risk of losing their homes to foreclosure as direct result of
unemployment or underemployment.
Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
Partnership for a
Drug-Free New Jersey
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund
Prescription Drug Assistance
Senior Assistance for
Security's Programs and Benefits
& Your Local Taxes
SERVICE FOR QUALIFIED
discounted phone service to qualified, low-income senior citizens,
families and individuals. Along with Link Up America, which
makes new phone connections easier to afford, these services provide
an important community service. Verizon New Jersey asks your help in
sharing this vital information about these programs to those who
need it. If you are interested in these programs, or if you would like
additional information on eligibility and enrollment, please call NJ
Shares at 1-888-337-3339 or log onto
that unusual, affordable gift. What about our Hanover Township
afghan? It's ideal for birthdays, special holidays, Mother’s Day,
Father's Day, Housewarming, college send offs or a thank you
your children, parents or grandparents to a nostalgic remembrance.
Affordably priced at $25.00 in 2 colors, Colonial Blue and
Cranberry. Available at Town Hall's General Office.
New Jersey State
Library Talking Book & Braille Center
New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) provides
free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who
cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual
impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability. For more
information go to:
a Good Neighbor - Be Bear Aware
feed a bear.
It's dangerous, and it's against the law.
is home to all kinds of beautiful wildlife including black bears.
bears are getting a lot of attention these days, for the wrong
venturing too close to homes and into backyards, looking for food.
Bears that look for food near your home or in your yard
likely have learned bad habits from people who feed them
intentionally, or unintentionally by carelessly leaving out food or
who feed bears think they're helping them.
But it only invites trouble. It can make them a nuisance or
even aggressive. When
that happens, the bears must be destroyed to protect your family and
your neighbors. What's
more, it's illegal to feed bears in New Jersey. Anyone who feeds bears could face a penalty of up to $1,000
for each offense.
Taking steps to avoid
attracting bears with food or garbage is the best way to prevent
them from becoming a nuisance near your home.
Here's what you can do to Be a Good
Be Bear Aware:
bear-proof garbage containers, if possible. They offer the best protection. Otherwise, store all garbage in airtight containers and
place them along the inside walls of your garage, or in the
basement, a sturdy shed or other secure area.
out garbage on collection day, not the night before.
garbage containers with disinfectant solution at least once a week
to remove odors. Draping rags soaked in bleach over your garbage
bags also help to eliminate odors.
dogs and cats outside during daylight hours only. Immediately after feeding pets, remove all uneaten food and
scraps as well as food bowls.
outdoor grills thoroughly after each use. Grease and food residue will attract bears.
not place meat or any sweet foods in compost piles.
feeding birds. They
will survive without the supplemental seed that attracts bears. If you choose to feed birds, do so during daylight hours
only, between December 1 and April 1, when bears are least active. Suspend feeder from a free-hanging wire, making sure it's
at least 10 feet off the ground. Bring feeder indoors at night. Clean up spilled seeds and shells.
up any fruit that falls from fruit trees daily, and discard it in
your airtight garbage containers.
installing electric fencing to protect crops, beehives and small
livestock, if you live in an area with a large black bear
black bear damage or nuisance behavior to your local police
department or the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife at (877) 927-6337.
for more information on black bears.
PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Who We Are
Rx4NJ brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors,
patient advocacy organizations and civic groups to help
low-income, uninsured patients get free or nearly free
brand-name medicines. Our mission is to increase awareness of
and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those
who may be eligible. Rx4NJ offers a single point of access to
more than 350 public and private patient assistance programs,
including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical
What We Offer
Help for Those in Need
Many people have difficulty affording health care, including
prescription medicines. A number of patient assistance programs
provide help to patients who lack prescription drug coverage and
earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (approximately
$19,000 for an individual or $31,000 for a family of three).*
More than 27 million people in the United States make less than
200% of the federal poverty level and are uninsured.
Access to Free or Nearly Free Medicines for Those Who Qualify
Patients will be directed to the public or private programs most
likely to meet their needs. Rx4NJ helps low-income, uninsured
Enroll in more than 150 company patient assistance programs
Access more than 2,300 medicines for free or at a low cost
Learn how to contact government programs for which they may
qualify, such as PAAD, Senior Gold, Medicaid, Medicare, or the
State Children's Health Insurance Program
Finding the right program can be complicated. That's why Rx4NJ
is mak1ng the process much easier for patients by offering:
A single toll-free number (1-888-RXFORNJ) and website
for access to information about all available programs
Trained specialists to help identify programs and help fill out
Qualifications vary by programs
The State of
New Jersey has launched an awareness campaign- Lead Safe NJ to
educate the public about the dangers of lead-based paint. The
following programs that can help combat and eliminate lead
poisoning are offered through the Department of Community Affairs:
Poisoning Relocation Program: provides financial assistance
to relocate a child and the family when that child has tested
positive lead poisoning.
Control Assistance Fund: provides direct financial support
to assist property owners remediate lead hazards.
information regarding these programs as well as other resources
including program applications is available at
Maintenance Services and Funding
Maintenance Officer for the Township of Hanover, I have seen the
need for information on funds & services provided by Morris
County to be made available to our citizens. For the citizens of
Hanover Township who may be having difficulty with the Property
Maintenance of their homes, there is a variety of agencies that
provide services and funds based on various qualifications. Senior
citizens and their families can obtain helpful information through
the Morris County Department Human Services and agencies listed
County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging,
Disabilities and Veterans
Referral services for Morris County Residents, senior citizens
& their families. The Department of Human Services provides
several telephone numbers for convenience:
New Jersey and Morris County NJ EASE program
Easy, local access to a
coordinated system. Individuals or caregivers can receive
information on a variety of services designed to foster the
independence and dignity of Morris County Citizens.
Morris County -
State of NJ - 877-222-3737
Charities Hope House is open to ALL Morris County Residents
Fix-It Operation - A
safety assessment of you home is performed to identify potential
hazards. Provides Preventive Maintenance, Safety Assessments and
MINOR Home Repair Related to Health & Safety, including
plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, summer yard work.
- Caulking / Insulation Repair / Minor heating repairs.
Chore Program - Perform
minor chores (house cleaning, errands). Call for rates &
County Housing Rehabilitation Program (through HUD) 973-285-6060;
Provides funds to
Income-eligible homeowners to complete necessary major repairs to
their primary residence (such as roofing, furnaces, paint,
plumbing, electrical). Call for Financial Guidelines, or see
Rehab Program Brochure
County Organization for Hispanic Affairs is open to ALL Morris
Main telephone number:
Funds available for
Home Energy and Weatherization Program
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Heating assistance for low income seniors
Funds available for boiler cleaning, furnace replacement,
Will assess and attend
to maintenance of trees on County Roads that may fall within
division guidelines, the "33 ft. "from center yellow
line" boundaries. Call for details.
County Community Development:
Louise McGarva, Chief Loan Officer
available for rehabilitation of owner-occupied houses to assist
township residents in removal of unsafe conditions in their
dwellings, such as plumbing, heating, septic/water, electrical,
roof, structural. Funding is provided under the Morris County
Community Development of Housing and Urban Development.
Eligibility is based on federally recognized income guidelines.
Jersey residents are being encouraged to change their incandescent
light bulbs to ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent bulbs.
Save money and energy. TAKE the PLEDGE!
DANGERS, TESTING AND REPAIR
is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after cigarette
smoking. And it is the leading cause of lung cancer among
occurs naturally in the soil and can affect any home. Even if your
neighbors have tested and did not have a radon problem, your home
may still have elevated levels.
radon testing is easy and inexpensive. Test kits can be purchased
at many local hardware stores. You may also contact the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection at 1-800-648-0394 for a
list of contractors that provide testing services and kits.
identified, radon problems can be fixed - for no more than the
cost of a typical home repair.
out more about radon call the New Jersey Department of
Environmental protection at 1-800-648-0394 or the Township of
Hanover Health Department at 973-428-2485.
your family from the risk of lung cancer - take the simple step of
testing your home for radon. You'll be glad you did!
PETROLEUM UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) REMEDIATION, UPGRADE AND
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) REMEDIATION,
UPGRADE AND CLOSURE FUND
of Contract &
Fax: (609) 292-4401
The Underground Storage Tank
Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund (UST Fund) is a grant and
loan program administered jointly by the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New Jersey Economic
Development Authority (NJEDA). The UST Fund provides financial
assistance for both leaking and non-leaking underground storage
tanks. The nonleaking component of the UST Fund is administered by
the NJEDA. Information about this program is available on NJEDA's
web-site at http://www.njeda.com,
or by contacting their Customer Care Representative at (609)
777-4898. The leaking tank component of the UST Fund is
co-administered by the NJDEP and the NJEDA. Information about this
program is available on NJDEP's web-site at http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/finance/ustfund,
or by calling (609) 777-0101.
The non-leaking tank program provides
grants for reimbursement for removal and replacement of unregulated
home heating oil tanks. The amount reimbursed for tank removal is
capped at $1,200.00. The amount reimbursed for tank replacement is
$1,800.00, and the replacement tank must be an Above Ground Tank
(AST), to the maximum extent feasible, to qualify for tank
Financial assistance for eligible
applicants that have leaking underground storage tanks includes
grants and low interest loans for the reasonable costs associated with the remediation
of the discharge that occurred from the leaking tank. Loans are
capped at $2,000,000.00 and grants are capped at $500,000.00, with
the exception of properties located within certain state designated
The UST Fund is open to both
regulated and non-regulated underground storage tank owners and
operators. Eligible applicants include homeowners, corporations,
non-profit groups, voluntary fire, ambulance, first aid, emergency,
rescue companies or squads, independent institutions of higher
education, and public entities. Different eligibility requirements
apply to the different categories of applicants.
In order to be considered for a grant
from both the non-leaking and leaking programs an applicant must
have a net income of less than' $250,000.00, and a net worth of less
than $500,000.00, excluding the applicant's primary residence and
employer sponsored pension. Being below these threshold amounts does
not guarantee an applicant a grant, but it does get the applicant
a grant. Whether the applicant receives the offer of a grant, a loan
or a combination of the two, is determined by each individual
applicant's financial situation.
performing remediation of a leaking UST at their primary residence
can perform the work and submit an application to the UST Fund
afterwards. If the remediation is being performed at a secondary
property, the application must be submitted, and received by the
NJDEP, prior to work commencement.
must enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the NJDEP.
The MOA is an agreement to pay NJDEP Case Manager oversight costs,
costs that are not covered by the UST Fund. Applicants must also
pay an application fee to the NJEDA; $250.00 for homeowners and
$500.00 for regulated tank applicants.
must use a NJDEP certified contractor when performing UST related
removal and remediation work.
A list of certified contractors can be found at http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/index.htm.
must make claims against their homeowner's insurance policy,
and/or, tank service agreements prior to making application to the
UST Fund. The UST Fund, by law, is the funding source of last
resort for such remedial costs.
NON-LEAKING TANK PROGRAM - NJEDA -
LEAKING TANK PROGRAM - NJDEP - (609)
Intervention Services is administering Morris and Sussex Counties
Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS)
program. Mobile Response provides outreach assistance, in person,
to families who are experiencing a crisis, 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. This service assists families in resolving the
immediate crisis and helps to link them to a range of community
services to facilitate family stabilization. They service children
ages 5 through 17. This is a free service that may be beneficial for
many of the families that you come into contact with. They have
bilingual staff to assist Spanish speaking families. Additionally,
they are available 24/7 by calling the Contracted Systems
Administrator at 877-652-7624. Additional information is available
on Family Intervention Services web site (www.fisnj.org/about-us/programs-and-services.htm).
ORDINANCE SIMILAR TO
During its March 11, 2004 regular
meeting, the Township Committee adopted Ordinance No. 4-2004 which
authorizes the collection, preparation and maintenance of a list of
addresses of those premises within the Township where the owner and/or
occupant has notified the Township Clerk’s office that soliciting and
canvassing is not permitted on his/her premises. The non-solicitation
list will then be forwarded to the Police Department which is
responsible for the licensing of solicitors and canvassers. A solicitor
receiving a permit will also be given a list of the residential
addresses where soliciting or canvassing is not permitted. Names of
homeowners or renters where soliciting or canvassing is not desired,
will not be released. Similar to the Federal law which permits
persons to list their telephone numbers in order to eliminate unwanted
telemarketing calls, the Township’s law is designed in similar fashion
so that residents are not inconvenienced or alarmed by the ringing of a
doorbell at night.
Organizations such as veteran groups, fire companies,
boy and girl scout troops and candidates seeking political office are
exempt from the permitting requirements of the Township’s soliciting
and canvassing regulations. Therefore, the non-solicitation list does
not apply to these services, non-profit or civic organizations which are
permitted to canvass.
If you wish to be placed on the non-solicitation list,
please complete the form printed below and mail it back to the Township
of Hanover, c/o General Office, P.O. Box 250, Whippany, New Jersey
07981-0250 or by calling the General Office at 973-428-2500.
Print and return the following
TO BE PLACED ON HANOVER TOWNSHIP NON-SOLICITATION LIST
ORDINANCE NO. 4-2004
I, _____________________________ am the
owner and/or occupant of
_______________________________, in Hanover
Township. I hereby notify
the Hanover Township Municipal Clerk that canvassing
and soliciting is NOT permitted on my premises listed above.
Signature:___________________________ Date :_____________