As of Tuesday, June 1st, all Township Offices have fully reopened to the public with the following exceptions:
- Senior Center
- Library (Masks are Required)
As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:
· Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.
· Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
· If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
· Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
· Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
· Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or cdc.gov/coronavirus
Helpful Contacts & Other Information
Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?
Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211
Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
Coping with Stress
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed.
You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).
Looking for Employment During COVID-19?
The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community at jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake
Dealing with Food Insecurity?
You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All New Jerseyans ages 12+ are now eligible for vaccination.
At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE
Seniors aged 65 and older can call the senior specific NJ COVID Call Center hotline (856) 249- 7007 between 8am to 8pm daily to receive assistance with registering, scheduling, and rescheduling appointments as needed.
Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily. In addition, residents can call our HAMStat call center at (609) 586-0311 with questions.
Hamilton Township Celebrates Flag Day
June 14th marks Flag Day in memory of the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. While the flag has changed quite a bit since its original conception of 13 stars and stripes to what is now 13 stripes and 50 stars, our American flag remains a symbol for freedom and justice. Today is a time to remember that our colors, the red, white & blue don’t run and together we can accomplish anything.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
As of June 14th, Mercer County has 31,676 total positive cases of COVID-19.
Reminder: June 30th - Last Day to File for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
The County of Mercer will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The County will continue accepting applications for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program throughout the year. Residents who pay their own heating costs, and meet the income guidelines, may be eligible to receive financial assistance with their winter heating bill. Residents with medical conditions may also be eligible to receive cooling assistance.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, at this time the public will only be able to enter the building on an as-needed basis by appointment only. If an in-person appointment is necessary, clients can call 609-337-0933 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Clients may drop off applications and access information from LIHEAP staff inside the front entrance of 640 South Broad St. in Trenton.
The County will continue to receive applications up until the deadline of June 30, 2021 by regular mail, fax, drop-off and email to:
County of Mercer, Attention: LIHEAP/USF Programs, 640 South Broad St., Room 106, P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications, forms and information can also be accessed by visiting the Office of Housing and Community Development's programs page on the County website.
State Department of Human Services Announces $15 Million in Grants for Summer Youth Camps
The State Department of Human Services announced $15 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help them meet health and safety protocols and provide financial assistance to eligible families.
The camps must be registered and approved by Department of Health for the 2021 summer camp season and be open and operating an on-site program. They must also comply with local, state and federal health and safety requirements.
The grant program will provide two types of grants to eligible summer youth camps to cover COVID related costs and to assist families pay for summer camp.
- COVID Support Grant: funds for COVID-19 related costs and activities such as meeting health and safety protocols; buying PPE supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, air purification, ventilation, testing and touchless equipment; and making minor repairs and modifications.
- Summer Youth Camp Financial Assistance Grant: funds to offer financial assistance to families not eligible for the subsidy program with annual household incomes up to $100,000 to help cover the cost of summer camp of up to $640 a month.
Grant amounts vary based on camp enrollment.
Help paying for summer camp is available for eligible families with low-income who are working, attending school or in employment training through the Child Care Subsidy Program. To learn more and see if you are eligible, visit ChildCareNJ.gov.
More information will become available soon on ChildCareNJ.gov and grant applications will become available the week of June 21 through the New Jersey Child Care Information System (NJCCIS).
Hamilton Township Business of the Week
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Meet this week’s Business of the Week and recent Small Business Grant Recipient Sky Zone Hamilton
Sky Zone Trampoline Park+ Hamilton is Mercer County's Ultimate Destination! They have proudly been a part of the Hamilton Community since 2018. They feature more than just trampolines, like Ninja Warrior Course & FreeClimb. Sky Zone offers Freeplay, Birthday Parties, Summer Camp, Group Events and Company Outings.
Numerous small businesses call Hamilton home, they make up the backbone of our community. In a show of support of these businesses, each week we feature a randomly selected business from our Hamilton Township Business Registry as the ‘Business of the Week’. As ‘Business of the Week’ your company has the opportunity to be introduced to the township – providing you with additional exposure to residents, other businesses and visitors who might not otherwise have been aware of your offerings previously. To have a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of Hamilton’s Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and its offerings visit www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
As of June 11th, Mercer County has 31,658 total positive cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Township Meeting Updates
Week of June 14th-18th
Monday, June 14th
The Cultural Affairs and Performing Arts Advisory Commission will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in the meeting.
Tuesday, June 15th
The Town Council will be meeting in person at the Hamilton Township Public Library (1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way Hamilton, NJ 08619) beginning at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, June 16th
The Patriotic Committee will be meeting in person in Council Chambers, located in the Municipal Building (2090 Greenwood Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08650) beginning at 2pm. Visit http://www.hamiltonpatcomm.org for more information on joining the Committee.
Mercer County to Conduct Mosquito Spraying Tomorrow, June 12
Adulticide applications (spraying) are conducted by the Mercer County Mosquito Control Unit when biting adult mosquito populations exceed public health or nuisance thresholds. These applications are conducted via truck-mounted, ultra-low-volume (ULV) cold aerosol sprayers during late evening or early morning hours.
Mercer County applies products (adulticides) recommended by Rutgers University for mosquito control in New Jersey. Specific street addresses are not published, but adulticide applications are conducted on an area-wide basis and targets where adult mosquito populations may be concentrated during application times.
On Saturday, June 12 between 12am and Sunrise (weather permitting,) spraying will take place in the following Hamilton areas:
- Mount Dr Area
- Julia Ave Area
- Ridge Ave Area
- St Clair Ave Area
- Nottingham Way Area
- Kuser Rd Area
- East McGalliard Ave Area
- East Franklin St Area
- Camp Ave Area
- June Ave Area
- Klockner Rd Area
- Sharps Lane Area
Visit https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/transportation-and-infrastructure/mosquito-control for more information
Hamilton Township Health Department Nurses Featured for Vaccine Clinics at Mercer County Special Services High School