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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

June 1 through October 30, the municipal building hours will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 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.

Township Newsletter

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Municipal Notices

Open Space Committee

The next meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2 p.m. at the Hillside House.

2015 Municipal Budget

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2014 Municipal Audit

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County and Municipal Sewer Area Maps Posted

The document for submittal to the DEP of the Sussex County Wastewater Management Plan is being prepared. Existing and Future Sewer Service Area Maps are posted on the Sussex County website. The draft County Wastewater management Plan will be on the agenda of the County Quality Policy Advisory Committee on April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Recreation Newsletter

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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

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.

Volunteers Needed for Township Boards and Committees

Sustainable Jersey, Environmental Commission, and Open Space are looking for members. Contact information can be found for each group under the Boards & Committees tab of this website.

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jersey

Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts and Encounters with Black Bears

click here to read notice and tips

Storm Emergency Notices/Updates

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2013 Municipal Budget

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Recycling/Trash Pickup Updates

Garbage Delay Fact Sheet | 2015 Schedule

Community Notices

1st Annual Andover Township Fall Festival & Charity Horseshoe Tournament

Oct 11, 11 a.m. at the Hillside Barn/Park. Food, fun, and friendship in our community! More info. Download registration form.

Bus Trip to NYC

December 12. 8 AM departure from Florence M. Burd School (219 Newton Sparta Road). Leaving NYC at 6 PM. Resident fee is $18 per person; non-resident, $21. Contact Robyn at 973-383-4280 x221.

JCPL Offers Advice for Space Heater Safety

Space heaters are a great way to warm up a cold room or provide supplemental heat to your home. But while convenient, they are also a leading cause of home fires during the winter months. If you’re going to use a space heater, here are a few tips to make sure you stay extra warm—and safe. See tips.

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.

Exercise Session

Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM at the Hillside Park Hall. Please call Robyn 973-383-4280, ext. 221 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