Upcoming Meetings & Events
Our township is a charming, small town, with a rural atmosphere. It is dotted with beautiful lakes, golf courses, and recreational facilities. The township boasts an excellent school system, outstanding police department, and dedicated volunteer rescue squad and fire organization.
Municipal Offices Hours
The Township municipal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check this website for each department's hours of operation. Some employees participate in shared services agreements with other townships. Other departments are open on a part-time basis.
Township issues newsletter for December/January. View online
The Municipal Building will be closed for holiday observance on Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day).
The Andover Township Volunteer Fire Department will be chauffeuring Santa to deliver Christmas presents on Tuesday, December 17, Wednesday the 18th, and Thursday the 19th between 6 PM and 9 PM.
Here's how it works: We are requesting a $10 (cash or check) donation from each family who would like Santa to deliver their presents. 100% of all donations will be used towards necessary expenses and equipment. We also ask that you wrap a small gift for Santa to present to your child. No expensive gifts; only small presents valued at no more than $15. Wrap the gift and put your child's name and address securely on top. This is a huge undertaking by the Fire Department. It is very important we have the proper information for each gift so no child is disappointed.
Firefighters will visit every requested address in the Township. They will sound their sirens and activate their lights and the children can come to the engine and receive their gift from Santa and his elves. Imagine how excited your child/children would be to have Santa arrive at your door. All you need is a camera.
Download the Operation Santa Form and bring the completed form with your check and gift to the Firehouse at
625 Limecrest Road on Friday, December 13, 6 PM to 9 PM; Saturday, December 14, 9 AM to 4 PM; and Sunday, December 15, 9 AM to 2 PM. You will be given a schedule of times for your area when you drop off your gift.
Notice to Bidders — Assignment of Telecommunications Leases
Sealed Bid Proposals will be received by the Township Clerk of the Township of Andover, New Jersey on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. prevailing time and opened and read in public at the Andover Township Municipal Building for Assignment of Telecommunications Leases.
Click here to download complete notice.
Free Rabies Clinic
Friday, January 3 at the DPW garage. Dogs from 5 to 7 PM. Cats from 7 to 8 PM.
DOG LICENSING available at the same time in the municipal building.
Motorists Urged to Be Cautious for Deer on Roads
Download notice from NJ EPA
CR 607 / Lake Lackawanna Road Work
Milling and paving road work is scheduled to begin on September 26. Download update notice.
Yoga Classes at Hillside Park House
Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday October 8th,
9:30 AM. Click for more details
or download flier
Sussex County Complete Streets Study
Provide the county with information about your street by completing the survey and submitting it to the county. Open House & Presentation at the Sussex County Technical School Auditorium on September 30 (3PM to 7:30PM) and December 5 (6PM to 8:30PM).
Forest Lake Construction Notice
Starting on or about September 3 a portion of Forest Lake Drive will be closed during the rehabilitation of the lake's dam. Click here for the letter containing details.
2013 Municipal Budget
2012 Municipal Audit
Township Committee Supports Assembly Bill A-2753
The Township Committee passed a resolution in support of Assembly Bill A-2753 which would direct payment of energy taxes directly to municipal government.
They are now urging all of its citizens to show their support by writing their legislators to support this Bill and companion Bill S-1923 from the Senate. Click here
contact information along with a copy of the Bill.
A resolution demanding ten days credit to be awarded by Service Electric Cable TV and Communications to the Township of Andover for loss of service during Superstorm Sandy. Read resolution
Susquehanna Roseland Project
The site reliabilityproject.pseg.com
includes a town-by-town construction schedule which explains the Project activities currently taking place.
Any and all public concerns or questions about the S-R Project should be directed to 1-888-771-7734. This is the dedicated Hotline number set up specifically for the Project, and calls are typically responded same day or within 24 business-day hours.
The Project is in full permit and regulatory compliance, and is under steady monitoring by those agencies with jurisdiction.
Recycling/Trash Pickup Updates
Garbage Delay Fact Sheet
| 2014 Schedule
Winter session exercise classes will begin on Monday, December 2. There will be two classes per week: Monday and Thursday (with the exception of January 14 and February 11, which are Tuesdays). The last class will be on Thursday, February 27 for a total of 26 classes. Any classes that were missed because of inclement weather will be made up after that. The cost of this session will be $100 (checks made payable to Andover Township). Classes are held at the Hillside Park Hall from 7 PM to 8 PM. Instructors incorporate a variety of aerobics, body shaping and floor work exercises using hand weights, exercise ball and bands (not provided). A small exercise ball will be provided to you for the Barre class. Bring an exercise mat for floor work. Please call 973-383-4280, ext. 224 for additional information. DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
NYC Bus Trip
Annual trip to the Big Apple is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 for holiday shopping, sightseeing, theater, museum visits, etc. The bus fee for Andover Township residents is $18 each. For non-residents the fee is $21. The bus will depart from the Florence M. Burd School at 8 AM and will depart NYC at 6 PM for the return trip home. To reserve seats for the bus trip, call Diana at the Clerk's Office at 973-383-4280, X 234. The township is not responsible for any cancellations due to inclement weather.
Andover Child Study Team Offers Assistance
Assistance is available for children with developmental delays or disabilities, ages birth-21, including those who are homeless. If you think your child is experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive, and/or social delays, call the Child Study Team to discuss the services offered. 973-940-1234, ext. 323.
Low Energy Assistance Program
The Department of Community Affairs recently announced that supplemental
benefits are available through the federally-funded Low Income Home
Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Eligible households do not need to reapply for the program to receive
supplemental benefits. The benefits are available because LIHEAP
funding for the year increased beyond the original projection provided
by the federal government. read more
Storm Emergency Notices/Updates
Storm information has been moved to its own page