Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Middle Township Harvest Festival has been postponed to Sunday, October 28th from 12 noon to 5pm.
All vendors can setup one hour later than original time on Sunday morning.
“Senior Freeze” Application Deadline Is October 31st
The October 31st deadline for eligible residents to apply for the Property Tax Reimbursement Program, or Senior Freeze, is quickly approaching.
What is the “Senior Freeze” program?
It offers a limited reimbursement for property taxes or mobile home site fees paid by eligible Senior Citizens & Disabled residents on their primary residences.
It is exceedingly important to take advantage of programs like Senior Freeze which may offer some financial relief. This is especially true for families/individuals on fixed or limited incomes.
Am I Eligible?
Each year, the NJ Department of Treasury updates its qualifications based upon State Budget allocations. For this base year’s application (2017) you must meet the following requirements:
Must be at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2016
Actively receiving federal Social Security Disability Benefit payments on or before December 31, 2016, & on or before December 31, 2017.
*Applications for vacation, second homes, and/or those with more than 4 units will not be accepted. You are also not eligible if you are completely exempt from paying property taxes or made P.I.L.O.T. payments to your town.
You must have lived in New Jersey continuously since 2006 either as a homeowner or a renter.
Homeowners must have owned & lived in their current home since December 31, 2013 or earlier.
Mobile Homeowners must have leased a placement site within a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile home you have owned since December 31, 2013 or earlier.
Must be at or below the following whether single, married, or in a civil union:
How Can I Apply?
If you have not received an application already from the New Jersey Division of Taxation:
For questions and status updates, please use the following:
Senior Freeze Hotline
New Jersey Division of Taxation
Middle Township Police Department hosting Film Screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” Monday, November 12th 6pm @ Performing Arts Center
The Middle Township Police Department is hosting a Film Screening of the documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” on Monday, November 12th at 6pm at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center. This film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resiliency in our youth.
We encourage all residents to come view the film and they will leave inspired and with knowledge to help make an impact on the youth of Middle Township.
Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark announced that Middle Township has scheduled a Free Rabies Clinic for September 29th, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Middle Township Public Works located at 400 West Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. This clinic is for cats and dogs and Dog licenses will also be available. License forms may be printed in advance from the Middle Township website at www.middletownship.com. If your dog needs a license and is current for its rabies vaccination please visit www.middletownship.com or call (609) 465-8732 for information on obtaining a license.
All dogs over six months of age must be licensed by January 31st of each year. A rabies vaccination, that is current until November 1st of the licensing year, is required to receive a license. A dog that wears a proper license can be easily returned, free of charge, to its owner if it is found. Recovering a lost dog at the shelter can cost the pet owner at least $45.00 while a 1 year license costs under $12.00 and a 3 year license costs less than $36.00.
The rabies clinic occurs as a dog census continues throughout the Township by the Middle Township Office of Animal Control. Currently there are a number of residents who have not yet licensed their dogs. Summonses are being issued for all unlicensed dogs. This clinic will be the last opportunity in 2018 to receive a free rabies vaccination for your dog or cat.
Middle Township residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Free Yard Sale initiative.
During the weekend of September 21st,22nd & 23rd, Middle Township residents are able to hold yard sales without a license or fee. At other times of the year, residents must obtain a license through the Township Construction Office as well as remit a $10 fee. The license and fee entitle the registrant to two consecutive dates and a rain date.
“We encourage all Middle Township residents to take advantage of the annual Free Yard Sale weekend,” said Mayor Michael Clark. “This is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted belongings and mingle with fellow community members. Or if you’re a shopper, this may be the weekend you stumble upon that treasure you’ve been seeking!”
Each property in Middle Township is permitted two yard sales per year and they must be a minimum of 30 days apart. Residents are reminded that no signs for advertising or directions may be placed anywhere other than the premises where the sale is being held.
For more information, contact the Construction Office at (609) 465-8740 or visit www.middletownship.com .