Mayor’s Message

December 23, 2021

  • Hardwick has been awarded a grant of $265,000 by Green Acres to pursue a land purchase in town.
  • Jim McKim has been named a winner of the 5th Congressional District Local Hero award honoring volunteers who have made significant contributions to their communities. Here is a brief summary of Jim’s contributions that resulted in this well deserved honor:
  • * Member of the Planning Board since 1990; Vice Chair of the Planning Board 2000-2018; Chairman of the Land Use Board 2018 to the present; Member of the Open Space Committee from 1995 to the present; Chairman of the Open Space Committee from 2002 to the present; Co-authored Hardwick’s Open Space Plan in 2001; Authored or co-authored several municipal ordinances. This is just a small sampling of the many projects Jim has been deeply involved with and we are fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed volunteer in our community. Thank you and congratulations for all you contribute to Hardwick.
  • Hardwick’s brand new Hardwick Township website will be launched next week. Many thanks to John Lovell, Jodi Butler, Judy Fisher and other staff members who contributed content for the new site. And a special thanks to David Gill who developed and administered our current site which will be retired with the launching of the new one.   
  • Hardwick’s annual Reorganization meeting will be held at the Municipal Building on January 5 at 2:00PM.
  • The Hardwick Committee has been conducting interviews for the Tax Collector and Township Clerk positions and hope to announce the selections shortly. A very special thank you to Judy Fisher and Donna Van Tassel for their many years of dedicated service to our town. Their commitment to providing outstanding service to our town is greatly appreciated and we wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives. 

Covid Update

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact every County in New Jersey. Warren County has seen over 500 new confirmed COVID cases each of the past two weeks and the growing case count is impacting the region’s health care system. The current surge is largely driven by the unvaccinated population; in Warren County all of the critically ill patients who chose to not get vaccinated. Warren County is reporting 652 new cases since last week, averaging 93 new cases per day over the last week.

Over the past 3 weeks, the number of confirmed cases in Hardwick has increased from 137 to 150 with 34 probable cases. Here are the County wide totals from August to now:August 28 – 9331September 29 – 10,159October 20 – 10,637November 30 – 11,802December 15 – 12,827December 22 – 13,479

It is clear that COVID-19 is not going away any time soon so continue to protect yourselves, families and neighbors by getting vaccinated, avoiding crowds, using masks, washing hands frequently and getting the booster. For the latest information about COVID testing, vaccinations and booster shots, please check the new Warren County website.

Hardwick Town Hall has reopened and in person meetings are again being conducted on site. However, the virus is still a threat so we have established protocols to observe if you plan to enter the building: 

  1. Please use the buzzer at the front door and a staff member will let you in.
  2. There is a table in the lobby where guests must sign a Log book and provide their name, address, purpose for the visit and the date.
  3. For the protection of our staff, ALL guests are required to wear a mask inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. 
  4. On meeting nights, the door will not be locked but all guests must sign in. Masks will be available. 

Last modified: December 28, 2021

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