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April 13, 2021 – Planning Board Agenda

April 6, 2021 – Zoning Board Agenda

April 5, 2021 Council Agenda – Regular Session

April 5, 2021 Council Meeting – Notice of Electronic Meeting

PERMIT AMNESTY RECAP AND UPCOMING VIRTUAL CODE NIGHT

PERMIT AMNESTY RECAP AND UPCOMING VIRTUAL CODE NIGHT

 

 

 

This past February the Township of Bridgewater/Code enforcement dept offered an amnesty period for construction work performed without permits. We received in excess of 30 applications during that time for various types of construction work ranging from replacement of heating and cooling equipment, water heaters to finished basements.

These permits were issued without assessing violations or penalties as long as the permits were applied for and inspections completed as amnesty suggests. The amnesty period was provided by the Township to allow residents a means to get permits and inspections without the worry of monetary penalties.

The inspections performed and inspectors preforming the inspections were able to if deficiencies were found offer solutions and answer any questions.

Permits and inspections are there to make sure the work meets the code minimum requirements for health and safety. Think of our codes as a history book of everything that has ever gone wrong. They are put in place to protect the health and safety of the residents.

The downside of not getting permits besides the potential safety issues include insurance issues. If in the event of a catastrophic event, fire or flood and your insurance company researches the properties permit history and finds that the cause of the insurance claim was work that required a permit and no permit was applied for they potentially could deny the claim.

During February’s amnesty period we received numerous phone calls asking questions about what required permits, how to go about applying for permits and what were the requirements for applying for permits for different types of work, additions, alterations, bath and kitchen renovations among others.

It seems that based on these phone inquiries there is a lot of confusion regarding what requires permits and the process. The Township in an effort to answer the resident’s construction questions has set up a virtual “Code Night” for a Q &A session with the appropriate Departments there to answer these types of construction and procedural questions. If you have any specific questions or are just curious regarding the process, please join us on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00PM. Click here to register.

See you then!

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE AT THE BRIDGEWATER DIVISION OF HEALTH

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE AT THE BRIDGEWATER DIVISION OF HEALTH

 

 

 

Radon continues to be recognized as a public health concern in certain sections of New Jersey and Somerset County. The Bridgewater Division of Health, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radon Section, will offer free radon test kits to interested community residents. One test kit per household will be available to residents on a first come, first serve basis. A New Jersey certified laboratory will provide a written report for your reference after test kit return and analysis.

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that occurs naturally in soil. It is produced by the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in rock formations. Radon gas has the ability to accumulate in your home. Prolonged exposure to radon gas at elevated levels may contribute to the development of lung cancer. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in general. Radon exposure is estimated to contribute to 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually in the United States.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Bridgewater Township Division of Health to verify the availability of radon test kits. Radon test kits are also available at local hardware stores and home improvement centers. For further information on radon testing or mitigation, please contact the Division of Health at (908) 725-5750 or via email at health@bridgewaternj.gov. Further information is also available from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at (800) 648-0394 or visit www.njradon.org.

Mayor Moench Issues Proclamation for Black History Month

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PROCLAMATION

 

Yard Waste Site will be closed on 12/24, 12/25 and 12/26

The Yard Waste site will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas and Saturday 12/26.  The site will reopen Monday, 12/28 at 7:30AM. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

YARD WASTE SITE CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Yard Waste Site will be closed today, 12/16 and tomorrow, 12/17.

Bridgewater Council Adopts Township Social Media Policy

CLICK HERE to see the full policy which will also be linked on the Township Facebook page 

 

 

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