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A Message from the Mayor
April 4, 2020
Residents of Spotswood,
Well, we are in our second month of COVID-19 and while we are doing our best to maintain social distancing, there are others still failing to get the point. This has been and continues to be very stressful on all of us. We’ve had to make many adjustments to our lifestyles and are making countless sacrifices; in the end, we know our efforts will pay off. Unfortunately, I do have to report that as of yesterday (Friday) we have an additional five cases; two males, two females, and one unknown (if you’re wondering, I asked and was told the unknown did not check the gender box). The youngest person is in their 30s and the oldest is mid-50s. The new cases bring our current total to nine.
A significant addition to the CDC recommendations is that everyone should be protecting their noses and mouths when going into a situation where social distancing is not possible; nice timing, since now it is virtually impossible to find supplies. I have seen people that are using neckerchiefs and even pulling their shirts up over their faces. I don’t know how much protection this offers, but, if you decide to do it, I would suggest you wash whatever you’re using every day. I, myself, am an essential person, as I work in an indoor waste facility. Garbage gets dropped on the ground in the building, we load it into different trucks, and it’s hauled to the landfill. The point I’m making is that the germs are all around us here and I wear a surgical mask every day; however, they are short in supply, so I wear mine for a week and spray it with Lysol every night before I go home. I speak from experience when I recommend being diligent about washing/disinfecting your face covering every time you wear it.
Now, onto something brighter. On Saturday, April 11th, the Easter Bunny will be cruising the streets of Spotswood with the Spotswood Fire Department, weather permitting. The tour will begin at 9:00 a.m., so listen for the fire sirens. Due to the current health restrictions, there will be no contact and we request that you please stay on your property and wave. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the tour if it’s raining, so let’s hope for a sunny day!
Also, please remember the businesses in town are valuable assets to our community and tax structure, and they’re feeling the impact of this pandemic along will the rest of us. As this goes on, some may even lose their businesses, so please frequent those that you can as often as you can.
In closing, I want to thank you all for doing your part, as difficult as it may be. As always, be safe, be smart, and stay healthy!
COVID-19 Operations Changes
COVID-19 Service Changes
Brunswick Avenue Improvements
Spotswood Community Calendar
PSE&G has established a hot line number to assist residents with concerns about the ongoing gas line replacement project. Though we are not given advance notice of the construction locations as they happen, we expect to be given notice when paving is scheduled.
PSE&G HOT LINE: 833-661-6400
News and Announcements
Due to CDC recommendations, all MUNICIPAL OFFICES are CLOSED to the public until further notice. Office staff will be available by phone from
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or via email. Payments for taxes or utilities can be paid online, mailed, or deposited in the locked drop box outside the Municipal Building.
MUNICIPAL COURT SESSIONS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL ARE CANCELLED. RESCHEDULING NOTICES WILL BE RECEIVED VIA U.S. MAIL.
Please be advised that, for the safety of our residents, all playgrounds and recreation areas are closed until further notice. Please do not use them as they are not sanitized.
Middlesex County opening COVID-19 drive-thru
testing site starting April 1 in Edison
Please be advised that the Rabies Clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 2, in Spotswood has been cancelled. Middlesex County is not rescheduling at this time. When a new date is available, we will post the information.
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