Mosquito Spraying 8/29/18

Galloway and Port Republic Wednesday, August 29 4 PM - 8:30 PM

The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control is scheduled to conduct an evening aerial spray over portions of Galloway Township and Port Republic on Wednesday, August 29 between 4 PM and 8:30 PM, weather permitting, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the population of adult mosquitoes and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness.

In Galloway Township, the areas to be treated are bounded by:  Route 9 and King’s Highway; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, from Smith-Bowen Rd. to Leeds Point Rd.; Rt. 9 east to the E.B. Forsythe Refuge, and from E. Somers Landing Rd. to E. Chanese Lane.

In Port Republic, the areas to be treated are between Clark’s Landing Road and Chestnut Neck.

Aerial spraying will be done using Fyfanon ULV, the trade name for malathion, applied as an ultra-low volume aerosol. For health information about pesticides to be applied, call the Office of Mosquito Control at (609) 645-5948.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying though some may choose to avoid or minimize exposure by:

  1. Staying indoors during application to immediate area

  2. Keeping windows shut, window fans and window air conditioners off (or set to circulate indoor air) during spraying

  3. Keeping children’s toys indoors

  4. Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys

Residents can help reduce mosquito populations by removing standing water from their properties.

Click here for the Spray Map in PDF format.

Wrangleboro Road Resurfacing

Please be advised that beginning Monday, August 20, 2018, milling and paving will be taking place on Wrangleboro Road from Great Creek to Reeds Road.  Expect road closure, detours and delays.  Alternate routes are recommended, if possible.  Work will continue through the week until complete.

Routine Water Flushing

This is an important message from New Jersey American Water. New Jersey American Water will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in your area Monday, April 16th thru Friday, June 1st from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. to ensure that you continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, let it run until it runs clear before using. This should only take a few minutes.

New Dialing Procedures Effective 8-18-18

Area Code 609 Overlay approved

and new dialing procedures for calls

between the 609 and 856 area codes

Trenton

Atlantic City

Camden

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved the new area code 640 to be added to the same geographic area currently served by the existing area code 609. This process is known as an area code overlay, and requires a new dialing procedure. In connection with this overlay, all

seven-digit dialed calls between area codes 609 and 856 will be eliminated and will require a new dialing procedure as well. Get ready to change the way you dial your calls!

What will be the new dialing procedures?

To complete calls from a 609 area code to another 609 area code telephone number, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial the area code + telephone number. This means that all calls within the 609 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using ten digits, that is, the area code + telephone number. The same dialing procedures will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 640 area code.

In addition, calls made from the 609 area code to the 856 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using 1 + area code + telephone number. The same dialing changes will apply to calls made from the 856 area code to the 609 area code. Local calls made within the 856 area code can continue to be dialed with just seven digits.

Following is a summary of the new dialing procedures:

Call From       Call To                       New Dialing Procedure

609 or 640     609 or 640                 Area code + 7-digit telephone number

609 or 640     856 or any area

          code other than         1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number

          609 or 640

856                 609 or 640 or any

           area code other        1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number

           than 856

856                 856                          7-digit telephone number

When will the change begin?

Effective January 20, 2018, the permissive dialing period begins and you should start using the new dialing procedures whenever you place a call from the 609 and 856 area codes. If you forget and dial just seven digits, your call will still be completed. Beginning August 18, 2018, you must use the new dialing procedures, as described above, for calls made from the 609 and 856 area codes. On and after this date, if you do not use the new dialing procedures, your calls will not be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again using the area code.

What will you need to do?

In addition to changing your dialing procedures, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed to dial a seven-digit number from a 609 area code will need to be reprogrammed to use the new dialing procedures, as well as any equipment that is programmed to dial a seven-digit number from a 856 area code to a 609 area code telephone number (Equipment programmed to dial a seven-digit number from an 856 area code to an 856 area code does not need to be reprogrammed). Some examples of such equipment are life safety systems and medical monitoring devices, stored telephone numbers in contact lists in phones, PBXs, fax machines, ankle monitors, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm security systems and gates, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, etc. Please contact your medical alert or security provider if you don’t know whether your equipment needs to be reprogrammed to accommodate the new dialing procedures. You may also want to check your personal and business stationery, checks, advertising materials, websites, contact information, and personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included in the telephone number. If you have questions about the new area code in New Jersey, visit att.com/areacode. For assistance by phone, call 800.288.2747. If you have a hearing or speech loss and use a text telephone, please call 800.855.2880.

Temporary Summer Help

Temporary Summer Help-Public Works Department.

Various duties and responsibilities.

Must have a valid NJ driver license.

Salary $8.60 to $12.00 hr., applications

Accepted until June 15, 2018. Applications are

Available in the Township Clerk’s office, 300 East

Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway NJ 08205 and on the

Township website, www.gtnj.org EOE

Memorial Day Service

The Germania Cemetery Association and the Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 will hold a Memorial Day Service at 10:30 am on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Germania Cemetery located at Vienna Avenue and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township.  The ceremony will be held at this location regardless of the weather.

New Jersey American Water Hydrant Flushing in Galloway

Hydrant flushing will take place in Galloway Township beginning April 16, 2018 through June 1, 2018.  Customers may notice short periods of low water pressure or discolored water.  If customers experience temporary water discoloration, New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until it is clear. More information is posted at www.newjerseyamwater.com

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