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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Welcome

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 each department's hours of operation. Not all departments are staffed daily.Some employees participate in shared services agreements with other townships. Other departments are open on a part-time basis.

Municipal Notices

Operation Santa

The Andover Township Volunteer Fire Department will be chauffeuring Santa to deliver Christmas presents on December 16, 17, and 18. Firefighters will visit every requested address in the Township. Sirens and lights will announce to the children to come to the engine and receive their gift from Santa and his elves. Click here for more information and visit request form.

NYC bus tripHoliday Bus Trip

Andover Township Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, December 13th for shopping, theater, museum visits, sight seeing, etc. The fee is $18 for Andover Township residents and $21 for nonresidents. The bus will depart from FMB school, Andover Township, at 8:00 a.m. and depart NYC at 6:00 p.m. Call 973-383-4280, ext. 234 for reservations. Seating is limited so don’t hesitate!

Holiday Babysitting

November 21, December 5 and 12, by Girl Scout Troop 839 at the Hillside Park House. See form and details

Recreation Winter Newsletter

Click here to download

Sustainable Andover

Sustainable Jersey is a statewide certification program for municipalities that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.  Andover Township has joined this initiative and formed a Green Team comprised of volunteer community members.  Based on the team’s efforts and a long history of environmental best practices by our township’s administrators, employees, resident,s and volunteers, Andover Township has recently earned a Bronze level certification through Sustainable Jersey.  We are looking for more members to help us continue our township-wide initiatives that help create a more environmentally sustainable community for all of our residents to enjoy.  If interested, please contact Eric Olsen at eolsen@andovertwp.org

Change for Brush Pickup

Brush will now be picked up ONLY during the months of October AND April. Leaf collection remains the same. Only the month of November and must be placed at the curb in Biodegradable bags. See updated newsletter.

Andover Township Free Rabies Clinic

Friday, January 9 (snow date January 16) at the Public Works Garage behind the Municipal Building. Dogs from 5 to 7 PM; Cats from 7 to 8PM. Dog licensing renewals can be done at the municipal building during this time as well. If you cannot get to our clinic, you can go to any clinic in New Jersey. Search online for a schedule of free clinics in Sussex, Morris, and Warren counties (County Board of Health Rabies Clinics).

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jersey

Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts and Encounters with Black Bears

click here to read notice and tips

Register with JCP&L for Programs to Keep Informed During Summer Storm Season

JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season. JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician. The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours. JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically operated private wells for water. These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would be advised of locations where water and ice are available. Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management. To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 800-662-3115.

Andover Regional School District Preschool Program

2014-15 school year begins in September. Download info sheet.

2013 Municipal Budget

Download PDF, 3MB

2012 Municipal Audit

Download PDF, 1.5MB

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 for contact information along with a copy of the Bill.

Resolution #R2013-44

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 Hot line 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


Community Notices

JCPL Offers Tips for Reducing Energy Costs this Winter

Taking steps now can help prevent high energy usage in the coming months. See tips.

Attention Senior Citizens

The Greater Andover Senior Citizens are actively seeking new members. You must be 55 years of age or older. The Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Senior Center on Route 517 S. in Andover Borough. Monthly trips and other activities such as in-house entertainment, catered luncheons, bingo and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year. For information call Lois McCue at 973-383-3783. Various important services are available!!!! For information and referral on programs and services for the elderly, call the Sussex County Office of the Aging at 973-579-0555.

Andover Free Tree Day a Success

Click here for story and pictures

Exercise Session

Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM at the Hillside Park Hall. Please call Robyn 973-383-4280, ext. 224 for additional information. DOWNLOAD FITNESS FLIER

Motorists Urged to Be Cautious for Deer on Roads

Download notice from NJ EPA

Streetlight on the Blink?

Let JCPL know so repairs can be made. See flier for details.

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.