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Weymouth Township
 
Weymouth Township

Weymouth Township located in the southwest section of Atlantic County in the New Jersey Pinelands or Pine Barrens and contains the towns of Belcoville and Dorothy. It covers an area of 12.12 square miles, is bordered by the Great Egg Harbor River, South River, and Tuckahoe River, and is largely rural. The area was settled in the late 1600's when Weymouth Township once comprised the area of what is now Atlantic County.

Our name origin is Weymouth, England - An ancient seaport and modern terminal for ferries from the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. It is located at the mouth of the Wey River on Weymouth Bay. Weymouth is a popular beach resort of Georgian and Victorian houses. In olden days it was a naval port and the site of an important castle. King George III had a summer house there. In 1694 the Quaker fathers in Gloucester County named our township Weymouth because it was their township on the sea. They had no idea just how big a township they had created. Some of the Quakers may have left England from the port of Weymouth making it their last glimpse of the motherland.


Letter from the Mayor

Friends and Neighbors

Happy New Year from the township committee and employees of Weymouth Township. Here are a few things we will be working on in 2016.

We have passed an ordinance that will eliminate the zoning board and establish a new land use board that will combine the duties of the planning board and zoning board. This will streamline the process and save us some money.

The township committee will be doing a feasibility study about the future of our MUA.  We need to know if privatizing, whether with The American Water Co. or another entity, will benefit the residents of Belcoville.  Any meetings dealing with this issue will be advertised and open and will involve both the Weymouth Twp. MUA and the Hamilton Twp. MUA.  Stay tuned for meeting times and location.

We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on two new committees.

1. The Weymouth Township Economic Advisory Committee.  This committee will work with the Atlantic County Improvement Authority and private industry consultants to study our community and come up with sound economic ideas and a plan for our future.

2. The Weymouth Township Civic Association.  This committee will work with the Township Committee to fundraise and run various community functions. We need new people and we need those of you that want to get involved again.

3. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of Belcoville.  This town is rich in history and should be celebrated. We need to start planning our celebration now.

If you have an interest in serving on these committees or any of our boards, call 476-2633

The battle with Verizon to maintain its copper lines and finish the FiOS build will continue. Verizon has denied receiving any service complaints from Weymouth Township. We need documentation of complaints of our residents Verizon service. A questionnaire will be sent out soon. Please fill it out and send it back as soon as possible so we can forward it to our Attorney.

We will also keep applying for grants and pressuring the state to put a sidewalk on the east side of Rt. 50 in Belcoville. Walking along the shoulder of a highway in a residential neighborhood is a disaster just waiting to happen.

I think we are going to have a productive and positive new year because common sense and volunteers are why this is a great place to live. Let’s double down on this for 2016!

Please attend our township committee meetings. They are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7PM.

Mayor Ken Haeser


Atlantic County Celebrates Spay And Neuter Awareness Month

In recognition of February as Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, the Atlantic County Animal Shelter is offering its third annual February spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats.

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Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers of Available Energy Assistance Programs

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Beware Of Newest Scam

Caller ID shows the phone number of 609-777-3313 State of NJ

The person says they are from the Utility Company and that your bill is past due. They urge you to pay in full with a credit card or you will be disconnected.

This phone number is a legitimate State Agency phone number, but it has been compromised. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.


RabiesFree Rabies Clinic

Will be held on Saturday, March 19th
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Weymouth Township Public Works Garage.


Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness

Multijurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan


ACE

Atlantic City Electric Launches New Streetlight Reporting System

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National No Call ListNational "Do Not Call List" for cell phones.

Call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone you wish to be blocked.

 


 
 
 
 
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