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Township Times

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News for the next week...

10/09 - Recycling Center - open from 9 AM to noon - center closes when dumpsters are full

10/09 - Paper Shredding Event - 9 AM to noon

10/09-10/10 - Soccer Tournament - RVA Fields 8 AM - 6 PM

10/11 - Columbus Day - Municipal Offices Closed

10/12 - Township Committee Meeting - 7 PM

10/12 - Board of Health Meeting - 7:30 PM

10/12 - Book Club Meeting - 7 PM Municipal Building Conference Room


Boonton Township Trivia

Each week we will include a fun fact or historic tidbit about our great hometown

On September 21, 2021 the Township purchased the Dunham property, a 21-acre parcel where Decker's Rockaway Valley Bloomery is located.

The Bloomery site is now protected under the Township's open space program.

The Dunham property was a crucial acquisition as it connects existing County open space properties and provides a continuous link from Turkey Mountain in Montville to the Split Rock Reservoir area in Rockaway Township.

If you have any old photos or newspaper articles about Boonton Township that you would like to share please let us know






this weekend, October 9 and 10

during the Soccer Tournament

This restriction will be enforced


from our Police Department


As some of our residents have become aware, portions of Boonton Township have been selected as a filming location for an upcoming feature film. BTPD has been working with the production team to assist them with various traffic-related components associated with the project. On the afternoon of Thursday 10/14/21, a small portion of Rockaway Valley Road will be completely closed between Valley Road and Farber Hill Road. The road closure will begin at 3:00 pm and is expected to conclude by 11:00 pm. All other portions of Rockaway Valley Road will remain open and unaffected. This road closure will primarily affect residents who live in the following areas:

Any resident who lives in an area listed above, is recommended to enter and exit the Township through Diamond Spring Road in Denville.

A detour will also be put in place to assist motorists with navigating around the road closure. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation!



Public Health Nurse Office Hours

Our Public Health Nurse resumed her office hours at the Municipal Building on Friday, September 3rd. Hours will be on Friday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Public Health Nurse serves as a vital resource to our community for health-related referrals such as COVID tests and vaccines or weigh loss management. Blood pressure screenings are done during office hours - no appointment is necessary. Stop by during office hours for more information.



upcoming rabies clinics

Boonton Township Rabies Clinic

Saturday, November 13th at the Municipal Building


For your convenience below is a list of all clinics being held throughout Morris County in October and November.

Rabies clinics are free and open to all New Jersey residents


Combating the spotted lantern fly

The township has been proactive in the fight against the invasive lantern fly. Here are several useful links that you can go on to learn more about this invasive pest. There is much more available on the Internet, and we suggest all residents read and learn about the spotted lantern fly.

The past several weeks the township has been using an IPM approach. We have been spraying various tree trunks on town property where the lantern fly has been found. Our DPW supervisor strongly recommends that if you do use the sticky traps to please make sure they are covered properly to avoid killing and harming birds, bats, tree frogs and other useful insects.

Rutgers FAQs: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/spotted-lanternfly/faq.php

NJDofAg: https://www.nj.gov/.../pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/


Sunday Morning Adult Softball - 10:00 AM- Noon at RVA Fields - All welcome.


Book Club

Our October meeting will be 10/12/21 at 7 pm in Town Hall to discuss:

Who Is Maud Dixon?

by Alexandra Andrews

Florence Darrow is a small-town striver who believes that she's destined to become a celebrated writer. When she stumbles into the opportunity to become the assistant to "Maud Dixon," a celebrated-but anonymous-novelist (think: Elena Ferrante), she believes that the universe is finally providing her big chance. The arrangement feels idyllic; Helen can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom on both writing and living. She even invites Florence along on a research trip to Morocco, where her new novel is set. Florence has never been out of the country before; maybe, she imagines, she'll finally have something exciting to write about herself.

But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car crash, and Helen is dead, she begins to imagine what it might be like to 'upgrade' into not only Helen's life, but also that of Helen's bestselling pseudonym, Maud Dixon...


Our November meeting will be 11/9/21 at 7 pm in Town Hall to discuss:

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

by Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world -- where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.


Hazardous Waste Disposal Events in Morris County

October 23






we have plenty of books for your reading pleasure

Don't forget about the Township Book Swap. Stop by the Municipal Building during business hours (8 AM - 4 PM) to select any book(s) of your choice.

We are currently at capacity so we are not accepting any new books.


Weekly Coronavirus Update

The cumulative number of cases as of the start of community transmission in Morris County of COVID-19 in early March 2020 now stands at 555 since October 7th.

For health related information visit the Morris County Public Health website at: https://health.morriscountynj.gov/coronavirus/#cases for up-to-date data and information.

Morris County Vaccine Mega site at Rockaway Townsquare Mall and the COVID testing site at County College of Morris are closed.

Go to https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Residents/Health/Coronavirus to find vaccination and testing sites in Morris County.

If you have any questions, call the County COVID Hotline at 973-829-8250.


We'd love to include your community organization in our weekly newsletter

If your community organization has information you'd like to share in our weekly newsletter please let us know.

email submissions to: dcabana@boontontownship.com

media must be in jpeg form


In search of old Boonton Township photographs

for display in the Municipal Building

we can certainly arrange to reprint your photograph if you cannot donate it to the Township


A Message From the Boonton Township Police Department

BTPD Investigating Additional Motor Vehicle Burglary

The Boonton Township Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle burglary and subsequent theft which occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 29th. The vehicle was parked in a Township resident's driveway at the time of the incident.

This is the third incident in three weeks involving burglarized and stolen motor vehicles in the Township. BTPD would like to remind everyone that the best and easiest way to protect your property is to keep your vehicle locked at all times, even during daytime hours. Anyone with information or relevant home surveillance footage can contact the Boonton Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-402-4022.





This notification system allows residents to receive e-mail, text message, and/or other alerts regarding emergency notifications and other important messages regarding our community. With this program, you can choose to receive alerts by whatever method of communication you prefer.

Visit www.btpolice.org and click on the “emergency notifications” tab on the right side of the page. Follow the instructions to be redirected to the "Alert Boonton Township" registration page. Once redirected, ensure you are on the page for Boonton Township New Jersey and follow the step by step instructions on the web page to create an account and receive emergency alerts for Boonton Township.

"Alert Boonton Township" also automatically signs you up for Smart911 which provides you and your family with a potentially life-saving resource. Smart911 is a free emergency 911 component which helps our emergency dispatchers better assist you during an emergency. This service also allows residents to create a safety profile which can include any information they would like to share with first responders during an emergency.




Township of Boonton
155 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ 07005

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