Committeeman Marc Krauss explains the details of the upcoming animal census and licensing to be done in the township.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To be in compliance with state regulations, the township wants to make sure your dog's license is current via a door-to-door survey.
If you own a dog in Springfield, be ready for a knock on the door in the near future. The township will be conducting a door-to-door, state-mandated census of dogs and dog licenses in Springfield. Officials posted a notice on the town's website that canine owners can expect a representative from the Madison Health Department to be making a visit soon, and reporting the findings back to the health department. Dog owners should make sure their pet's license is up to date. The township notice said that there will be a late fee of $1 a month as of April 5 on late registrations. The due date for registration renewal was January 31. Owners who want to renew a dog license need to provide proof of rabies vaccination current through October 31, …
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Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance addresses banking reform, immigration at Warren town hall meeting.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance burnished his reputation as a fiscal conservative in Congress during a town hall meeting in Warren Wednesday, with about 50 residents on hand. In response to questions from residents, Lance said he still opposes the Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing program, and said he believes the biggest impediment to economic growth is the malaise of uncertainty hanging over the nation. "Seven of 10 jobs that will be created in this country will be created by small business—and small business is waiting on the sidelines in so many ways because it does not know what is going to happen with regard to tax policy, and it does not know what's going to happen with the president's health care legislation," Lance said, in …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bipartisan Muñoz -Brammick legislation would limit public adjusters' fees during a Hurricane Sandy-type catastrophe
Public adjusters’ fees related to a catastrophic loss would be limited to 10 percent of an insurance claim settlement under bipartisan legislation approved today by the General Assembly. The bill, A-3519, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, both R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “Homeowners and business owners deserve appropriate settlements after a catastrophe,” Muñoz said. “We can protect victims who have suffered a horrific loss and preserve fair compensation for the public adjusters who represent them.” New Jersey has no cap in place and by some accounts adjusters charged as much as 50 percent after Superstorm Sandy. “A cap shields policyholders from unscrupulous adjusters,” Bramnick …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dale Spindel brings more than two decades of experience to the position.
The Springfield community will have a chance to welcome new library director Dale Spindel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Spindel comes to the Springfield Public Library from the Kenilworth Public Library, where she served for 16 years as the director. Prior to Kenilworth, the self-proclaimed book lover worked as the director of the Clark Public Library. "In selecting a new library director, the Library Board of Trustees sought someone with a strong customer service ethic who would continue to enhance the library as a community gathering place through creative and original programming and the ability to embrace both the printed word and rapidly changing technology," said Shelly Stangler, President of the Board of Trustees, in a …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Two town hall meetings will take place Thursday and Friday to allow residents to ask questions about the 2013 municipal budget.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Appointments are being taken for free and low cost cancer and health screenings starting April 18.
The Board of Health in Springfield, the Madison Health Department and the Boards of Health in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township are all offering a Cancer Screening for all adult women over age 18. This Health Department program is open to all women who live in the participating towns including nannies and other household employees and those without health insurance coverage. The screening will be held at the Madison Health Department located in the Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street, Madison on Wednesday, May 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 973-593-3079 ext.1 beginning on April 18. A $25.00 fee may apply if a Pap test is indicated. This comprehensive check up for women will include manual …
State officials see opportunity to succeed in enrolling residents with little funding.
While hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents will be required to purchase health insurance by January 1 under the federal healthcare law, there will be limited funds available to help them compare policies and sort through options. The federal government is providing $1.5 million to New Jersey to hire “navigators,” organizations that will assist residents in learning about and enrolling in the state health benefit exchange. That amount is less than 10 percent of the total recommended by New Jersey Policy Perspective, a nonprofit think tank that focuses on the needs of low- to middle-income residents. The $1.5 million announced in the federal cooperative agreement to support navigators “will not be nearly enough,” said Raymond J. …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The township government has sponsored an innovative program where Springfielders can send a request via email, and have it routed to the right agency.
Springfield has come up with a novel approach to making sure that the needs of residents are known and met. The township just launched a new Citizen Service Request management system. Citizens expect a certain level of services and this new method is an easy on-line way of letting the town know of service request needs. The web-based software tool is intended to allow township officials to better manage service requests, increasing efficiency and shortening response time. Township officials said in a statement that they will be able to quickly accept service requests and route them directly to the department responsible for resolving the issue. Each request is automatically assigned a tracking number and instantly routed via email to the …