In light of recent events and in order to protect the public health, the Stanhope Municipal Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Borough’s employees will remain ready to assist you.
May 1, 2020
On April 28th , 2020 Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 130 allowing, not mandating, municipalities to extend the grace period for second quarter taxes due May 1st , 2020 from May 11th , 2020 to June 1st , 2020.
The Borough of Stanhope Governing Body at a special meeting held on May 1st , 2020 has passed Resolution 089-20 which is extending the grace period of second quarter taxes, not the due date. Failure to pay by June 1st , 2020 will result in interest accrual reverting back to the statutory due date of May 1st , 2020. The grace period for 3rd and 4th quarter remains unchanged. Second quarter taxes that have already been paid are non-refundable.
Release April 24, 2020
A Message from Mayor Zdichocki:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce that the Borough of Stanhope has lost our first resident to the Covid-19 virus. The 72 year old male was in a long-term care facility, not located in Sussex County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
To date, the Borough of Stanhope has 17 positive cases.
Please remember to keep social distancing, wear a mask, be smart and be safe.
Mayor Patty Zdichocki
Release April 6, 2020
We, the Mayor and Council, are doing everything possible to keep you safe. Although some may question our motives please know we are following government guidelines to a tee. Stanhope is a small closely knit town but like a big family. I have been on many conference calls with various government officials and have been relaying all information to the council members and administrator. I would like to thank the ambulance squad, police department and essential workers, office staff and administrator. A big thank you to the residents who have helped in collecting and dispensing food and other supplies and shopping and cooking for some residents. Thank you also to the residents who made the masks for hospitals and residents. Please continue to help each other. Stanhope is a large family with even larger hearts. With all your help we can get through this crisis together. Please think smart, be safe and adhere to social distancing.
Mayor Patty Zdichocki
COVID-19 Testing Sites By Appointment Only:
Sussex County Community College
Click the link below to access the instructions for COVID-19 testing at the Sussex County Community College. The Testing Site opened on Monday, May 11th (Registration began on Thursday, May 7th)
Press Release COVID-19 Test Center at Sussex County Community College 5-7-20
County College of Morris
Press Release COVID-19 Test Center at County College of Morris to accept Sussex County Residents
Click Here to Book Appointment: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/b8hq2y7k/
Sussex County News Releases:
Food Pantry Services and Home Delivery Services:
Need food pantry home delivery? The Hunger Coalition stakeholders and the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council are collaborating to create a safe, efficient method of food distribution for those in Sussex County.
A list of the most up-to-date food pantry services currently being offered can be found at https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/food-pantry-update.pdf.
NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity is offering food delivery services every Tuesday for those who are not able to drive or lack transportation. To request delivery service please call 973-862-6680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. For information regarding how you can contribute donations please contact Jennifer Salt at email@example.com.
Click Below to View the Sussex County Newsletter which contains a great deal of helpful information and links for assistance:
Sussex County Newsletter
COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory contains contact information for a varied amount of sources within the County, State and US:
Emergency Response Resource Guide
Sussex County Board of Health Coronavirus Information:
NJ State COVID-19:
Mental Health Association of New Jersey
A new video on the New Jersey State Parks and Forests Facebook page also illustrates these recommendations: Video Outlining Rules for Visiting State Parks
Coronavirus Information: For additional information regarding COVID-19 go to the Board of Health Page on this website for links and contact information to various County and State Sites.
PLEASE NOTE BOROUGH INFORMATION:
- All public meetings, with the exception of the regularly scheduled Borough Council meetings, are canceled.
- Borough business will be conducted by email, postal mail and by telephone.
- Garbage and Recycling pick up continues as per schedule
- The Recycling Center will remain open on Wednesday and Saturday as per schedule.
- Borough Parks will remain open for public use.
- Dog and Cat license renewals may be either mailed in or placed in the door dropbox. Once the license is processed, it will be mailed to you. No cash payment accepted.
- Notary Services are no longer available.
- Marriage Applications by appointment only. Contact Borough Clerk.
- Tax payments and water and sewer bill payments may be paid online, postal mail or in the door dropbox. Tax payments, water and sewer payments in the dropbox must be by check or money order. No cash payments.
- White goods and Tire disposal – Provide Name, address and telephone number, describe item for disposal and quantity along with payment. Fees are listed on Borough Calendar and on the website under Trash and Recycling. No cash payments accepted.
- Construction Department will operate on a modified schedule. Permit drop off at the dropbox.
- Rental inspections suspended.
- Resale inspections will continue at this time.
- New Construction inspections will continue.
- Outdoor inspections will continue.
As this is a fast evolving situation thank you in advance for your cooperation.