Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


High Bridge Fire Department will deliver gifts via Santa to your home!

The 2016 annual Santa Visit is December 17th.  Please drop off gifts for Santa to deliver to children at their homes at the High Bridge Firehouse – 7 Maryland Ave on December 16th between 6:00-8:00pm. The child’s name, address and phone number should be clearly labelled on each gift and all gifts must be pre-wrapped. Limit 1 gift per child, please.
Delivery date is December 17 starting at 4pm (additional dates may be required). We will call you ahead of time with your delivery date and time.
*****$25.00 donation per household.*****

PLEASE CALL 908-638-6383 TO SEE IF DELIVERY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA! Any questions please email us at SANTARUN@HIGHBRIDGEFIRE.ORG


Elizabethtown Gas Co. Info Meeting Held November 30 – Residents Urged to Take On-line Survey

As part of the installation of the natural gas line along Cregar Road and Cokesbury Road, Elizabethtown Gas Company held an informational meeting at the High Bridge Fire House on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
 
Interested individuals learned about the possibility of obtaining natural gas service for properties. Company representatives were present to respond to questions but want to remind property owners to complete an on-line survey where interest in natural gas service can be expressed. The link to the survey is www.elizabethtowngas.com/highbridge.
 
Company representatives may plan another information meeting after the holidays.

Cregar Road Construction Update – November 30, 2016

The gas line installation is continuing along Cregar Road, past the golf course entrance, heading towards Route 31.

On Wednesday, November 30th through and including Saturday, December 3rd, Cregar Road will be closed to thru-traffic between West Main Street and Route 31.  The road will remain closed during normal daytime working hours and will reopen for two way traffic in the evenings.

Regular updates will be posted  on the Borough web site and sent via Public Service Announcements. Residents may call Borough Hall at 908-638-6455 seeking additional information.

Cregar Road – Natural Gas Line Installation Began on November 14, 2016

Elizabethtown Gas Company began the installation of the natural gas line along Cregar Road on Monday, November 14, 2016. This construction project will require the closure of one lane along Cregar Road during daytime construction hours. Normal two lane, two way traffic will resume each evening. Local traffic will be permitted but detours will be posted for regional travelers.

 


 

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park

The annual Veteran’s day ceremony took place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Numerous veterans and residents attended and took part in honoring the memory of our veterans.

Mayor Mark Desire and Council President Lynn Hughes represented the Borough in the ceremony organized by William Gooley of the Herbert Cawley American Legion Post No. 188. Others that took part in the event were members of the American Legion Post and local Boy Scouts.

Mr. Gooley shared the following at the conclusion at the event. The author is unknown and it was referred to as the definition of a veteran. “A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including their life.”

Pictured above, left to right, are Mr. Gooley, Council President Hughes, Mayor Desire and Pastor Dennis Wene of the High Bridge Reformed Church.

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Leaf Collection Schedule – Click image for larger map

The Borough Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves at curbside for the remainder of November and into early December. For questions please call the Department of Works at (908) 638-6588.

November 7 – 18 – The Southeastern section of the Borough shaded in pink – Solitude Village, East Main Street, Dewey Avenue, Highland Avenue and roads intersecting with these streets
November 21- December 2 – The Northwestern section of the Borough shaded in yellow – Jenny Jump, Church Street area, Main Street, Cregar Road and intersecting streets
Week of December 5 – The Public Works Department will conduct one last run through the entire Borough to pick up any remaining leaves

High Bridge 2016 Fall Leaf Pickup Schedule

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Borough Hall Has Moved

Borough Hall has moved to its new location, 97 West Main Street, High Bridge NJ, 08829, as of Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

This is located to the left of the Police Department. We will be transitioning our services as smoothly as possible. We ask for your patience at this busy time.


Recycling Schedule Change

Pickup of recyclables will still be every other Friday but now it depends on where you are located. Our recycling provider (Premier) can no longer do the entire borough in one day, so they will split the Borough in half– Northwest and Southeast of the river. Pickup dates for the northwest will be 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, etc. Pickup dates for the southeast will be 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, etc. Please check the online map for locations and the calendar for continued schedule. We appreciate your patience as we implement this change.recycle-map


Events Committee – Looking for volunteers

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Information Session on  October 13, 2016 Council Meeting – Cregar Road Improvement Project

The Elizabethtown Gas Company (“EGC”) has begun installing gas mains within Cregar Road and Cokesbury Road as part of a regional interconnection project with other existing gas systems in the area. This project will also allow EGC to offer individual gas service to any interested residents on Cregar Road and Cokebury Road.

Representatives from EGC were present at the October 13th  Borough Council meeting and  discussed the project in more detail and answered any questions raised. This meeting of the Mayor and Council was held on October 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the High Bridge Firehouse located at 7 Maryland Avenue.

The gas main installation commenced on November 14th and work will take several months to complete. EGC will provide an updated construction schedules periodically.

During this time, the road will be under a detour (i.e. closed to thru-traffic) – similar to what has been in place over the summer and early fall while the roadway work to Cregar Road was taking place. In addition, since the Borough Ordinance does not allow excavations or openings in newly reconstructed streets for a five (5) year period following the completion of the improvements, all of Cregar Road (from the railroad overpass – near Buffalo Hollow Road to Co. Rt. 513 – Fairview Ave.) will be milled and repaved by EGC’s contractor after the new gas mains are installed.  On the section of Cregar Road from West Main Street to the municipal boundary near the golf course entrance, the roadway will be chip sealed (i.e. tar and chip).  On Cokesbury Road, EGC’s contractor will be repairing the roadway with a chip seal material similar to what exists today.  This roadway restoration work is tentatively scheduled to take place sometime in Spring 2017, once the weather improves.

If you have an interest in connecting your residence to the new gas main, you should contact the gas company as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. Once the roadways are repaved in the springtime, they will again be under a five (5) year restriction which prohibits any disturbance to the pavement surface except in an emergency.

Prior to the start of any work, EGC will be issuing a notice advising you of the times and dates that the work will be performed.

If have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Borough Engineer, William Burr, at wburr@maserconsulting.com or (908) 238-0900.

 


Nature and Community Living Abound in the Borough of High Bridge

A Place Where Residents and Businesses Can Thrive

Nestled in the northern section of Hunterdon County, the Borough of High Bridge is a quaint, small town, abundant in outdoor recreational opportunities. A strong sense of camaraderie exudes from its caring, involved residents who support numerous community events throughout the year. Others are attracted to the Borough to enjoy its open space and varied, plentiful natural resources. Permeated with values of yesteryear and forward-looking in its approach, High Bridge calls residents, visitors and businesses to experience all the Borough has to offer.

Young families are drawn to this close-knit community and its highly-rated schools, youth sports programs, and Borough-sponsored family and community activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can take in a round of golf at The High Bridge Hills Golf Club or enjoy the Columbia Trail, a 7-mile, flat trail which starts at the Borough Commons. Many come to bike, jog or walk the Columbia Trial.

Scenic views at Ken Lockwood Gorge, the South Branch of the Raritan River, and Lake Solitude more than satisfy a nature lover’s quest for serenity. Fishing spots are numerous along the span of the South Branch, with a notable, premier fly fishing area in the Ken Lockwood Gorge.

High Bridge sponsors many activities geared towards families such as the summer movies and concert series, a weekly farmers’ market, the annual Pooch Parade, the Annual Soap Box Derby and Community Day festivities.

Founded in February 1898, American history abounds in High Bridge as well. The Borough boasts many historical buildings, among them Solitude House, abutting Lake Solitude, circa 1725 or earlier, and the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company ( TISCO) Building. High Bridge’s historic past is plentiful for history buffs to absorb and explore.

Conveniently located along New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, High Bridge is a short distance to major highways (Interstate 78 and Routes 22 and 31), making it ideally suited for commuters who, at the end of the workday, leave the hustle of more-densely populated urban areas behind for the Borough’s scenic, rolling hills and peaceful setting along the South branch of the Raritan River.

Businesses can take advantage of both the high income and skilled labor pool accessible in High Bridge and its surrounding communities. The Borough’s quaint downtown is zoned to accommodate such enterprises as retail shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and bed and breakfast lodgings. A commercial area can accommodate everything from manufacturing and repair services to office complexes, banks and other such institutions.

High Bridge, a quintessential small town, is a place where residents and businesses alike can thrive, but it’s not a location or a destination – it’s a way of life. Come check us out.


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Buying or Selling a Home in High Bridge?

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Certificate of Continuing Occupancy (Seller) | Utility Closing Statement Request (Buyer or Seller) | Dog Registration Application (Buyer) | Permit Request Form (Buyer or Seller)