Public Notices

Fish and Wildlife Department
Be Bear Aware

New Jersey is home to all kinds of beautiful wildlife - including black bears.

Black bears are getting a lot of attention these days, for the wrong reasons. They're 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 garbage.

People 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 Neighbor - Be Bear Aware:

  • Use bear proof garbage containers, if possible. They offer the best protection. Otherwise, store all garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids and place them along the inside walls of your garage, or in the basement, a sturdy shed or other secure area.
  • Put out garbage on collection day, not the night before.
  • Wash 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.
  • Feed dogs and cats outside during daylight hours only. Immediately after feeding pets, remove all uneaten food and scraps as well as food bowls.
  • Clean outdoor grills thoroughly after each use. Grease and food residue will attract bears.
  • Do not place meat or any sweet food in compost piles.
  • Feed birds only between December 1 and April 1 when bears are least active. Suspend bird feeders from a free hanging wire, making sure the bottom of the feeder is at least 10 feet off the ground. Clean up spilled seeds and shells.
  • Pick up any fruit that falls from fruit trees daily, and discard it in garbage containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Consider installing electric fencing to protect crops, beehives and small livestock, if you live in an area with a large black bear population.
  • Report 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 908-735-8793.
  • Visit for more information on black bears.

Public  Notice  for  Adult  Mosquito   Control   Treatment

Mosquito  control   is everyone's  responsibility;  please do your  part  by preventing  mosquito production on your  property.   For more  information  on mosquitoes and  mosquito  control, contact  the  Middlesex County  Mosquito  Extermination  Commission (MCMEC) at 732-549-0665  and/or  visit  our  website  at In compliance with  section  9.10  and 9.15  of the  New Jersey  Pesticide  Control  Code (N.J.A.C. Title  7, Chapter  30)  the  MCMEC may be applying   mosquito  control   products  for the  control of adult  mosquito   populations on an area-wide basis,  as needed,  throughout  Middlesex County  during  the  period  of May 1st,   through   October  31st .

The mosquito control   products  used will  be those  recommended by the  New Jersey  Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Rutgers  University for the  control  of adult  mosquitoes which include:   Malathion (Fyfanon  ULV®,Atrapa",  or MicroFloMalathion@); Etofenprox (Zenivex'" E20/ requiring   dilution   or Zenivex® E4/ ready  to  use).   Products  will  be applied  from  the ground  by truck  or handheld  equipment and/or   by aircraft,   all using  low volume  (LV)  or ultra  low volume  (ULV) techniques. All applications will  be according to product  labeling.

Contact  the  National  Pesticide  Information  Center  at  1-800-858-7378  for  routine  pesticide related  health  inquiries.   Call the  New Jersey  Pesticide  Control  Program  at  1-609-984-6507 for  pesticide  regulation  information,  pesticide  complaints and  health  referrals.   In the  case of any  pesticide  emergency please contact  the  New Jersey  Poison Information  and Education System  at  1-800-222-1222.    "Upon  request  the  MCMEC shall provide  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".    This  phone  number/website  is for  updated  information  on time  and  location  of adult mosquito  control  application(s); 732-549-0665       Those  seeking  further information  regarding the  MCMECactivities are requested to contact  the  Superintendent/ MCMECat 732-549-0665,   200  Parsonage Road, Edison,  NJ 08837.

January has been declared as Radon Awareness Month

What is Radon?
How to test if your home is in danger

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New Jersey State Statue 27:5-9 prohibits the placing of signs (political or otherwise) on public utility poles.  Section 27:5-9f states, "A sign may not be painted, drawn, erected or maintained upon trees, rocks, other natural features or public utility poles."

Section 27:5-16 prescribes penalties ranging from $50 to $500 for each offense.
Each day of the violation may be deemed to be a separate offense.

This notice would also pertain to Garage Sale notices throughout the Borough posted on trees, rocks, or public utility poles are prohibited.