THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM YOUR ELECTRIC COMPANY, JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT (JCP&L)
JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee and threatens to shut off the customer's power unless an immediate payment is made. In many cases, the customer is told to pay using a pre-paid debit card, such as a Green Dot/Money Pak card, a money transfer service like Money Gram or Western Union, or in person at a physical location.
Be aware that scammers often use Caller ID spoofing software to lead you to believe you are receiving a call from JCP&L, and/or provide you with a fake "verification" phone number. These call back numbers may even include exact replicas of greetings and hold messages yo would hear when calling JCP&L's Contact Center.
FACTS TO REMEMBER:
1. If your account is past due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service.
2. While JCP&L representatives may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would explain how a payment can be made using JCP&L's established payment options.
3. They will not demand a payment over the phone or at a particular physical location.
4. JCP&L does not accept prepaid debit cards or wire transfers as payment, and our representatives will not demand your bank information or credit card number over the phone.
Please click here to view/print a flyer with additional information: JCP&L Information
This link with redirect you to the JCP&L Website (FirstEnergy) with information on other scams and what you can do to protect yourself: JCP&L (FirstEnergy) IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Passaic County Energy Pricing Cooperative System (PCECPS) which includes the Borough of Stanhope and several other Sussex County towns, held an electric supplier auction.
** INFORMATION REGARDING THE ENERGY AGGREGATION PROGRAM:
Stanhope officials are working with a regional program to reduce electric bills for Borough residents. The Borough has joined a cooperative led by Passaic County to pursue Government Energy Aggregation (GEA), a state supported process. Passaic has operated a similar cost saving cooperative for municipal energy needs for four years.
Under the GEA program, the county will aggregate the energy needs of eligible residents of Stanhope and other participating towns. The suppliers bid their lowest rates in exchange for this potentially large volume of business.
There is no cost to the Borough or residents for these services, and Stanhope is not obligated to accept any bids. Residents may also opt out of the cost saving program at any time. Stanhope is joining about 12 other municipalities in the co-op, called the Passaic County Energy Cooperative Pricing System, to maximize savings to residents.
Please click on the links below for additional information.
Click here to view You Tube Video GEA Outreach Presentation
Click here to view GEA Overview: GEA Overview
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions
Click Here to View/Print: Annual Drinking Water Quality Report For the Year 2015, Results From the Year 2014
The Borough of Stanhope has launched a new Community Notification Service called "Nixle" to improve communication with our residents. By simply sending a text message with your zip code to 888777 you are instantly registered to receive text messages from the Borough covering emergency situations, advisory messages concerning the Borough, and information about upcoming events.
Want more control? Create a Nixle account at www.nixle.com and tailor exactly what information you receive and how you want to receive it - via text message, email, mobile application or web browser.
Click here to view/print these instructions and additional information:
Nixle Community Notification Service
As of June 5, 2013, the Borough has contracted with Waste Management to begin "Single-Stream Recycling". The recycling will be picked up every Wednesday and all items can be put out every week. That means that cardboard, paper, glass, tin, plastic and aluminum can all be placed in the same recycling container and it will be picked up every Wednesday.
Click here to print/view the 2013 Single Stream Recycling Information Single Stream Recycling Flyer
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Stanhope and Hopatcong – Applications are currently being accepted for volunteers to join the Stanhope – Hopatcong Regional Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) working with the Stanhope and Hopatcong Police Departments. These teams of trained community members will respond to the police station immediately following an incident of domestic violence, assisting victims and their children by offering support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Volunteers work in partnership with law enforcement officers and domestic violence professionals, each partner bringing separate and distinct skills and expertise to the collaborative project.
The application process includes submission of the application form, a personal interview, completion of a 40-hour training course, and reference and criminal background checks. The DVRT volunteer training for this joint team will begin in early 2015. Interested persons are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to begin the process. Applications are available by contacting DASI at 973-579-2386 or email@example.com.
WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION?
Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.
Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.
Click here to find out what you can do: Clean Water NJ
Stormwater Management Information
Pet Waste Disposal
Tipcard for Pet Waste
Tipcard for Car Washing
Tipcard for Using Fertilizer
Tipcard for Motor Oil