logo kirby2


Notice of County Roadwork

September 15, 2015

Harding Township Police advise that road construction/milling/paving on Lee's Hill Road, between Madisonville Road (BT) and #163, is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Construction is scheduled to last approximately six week days.  Road work will start at 9:00 am and run through 5 pm.  The road will be open to alternating traffic, except for a few hours to replace a drainage pipe.  Officers will be directing traffic and detour signs will be in place.  Local traffic, school buses and emergency vehicles will have access.


Three County roads in Harding Township are slated for repair.

Chief Mark Giansanti states that currently road repair is taking place on the entire length of Spring Valley Road. Milling and paving is currently in process.  Completion is targeted for mid-September.

Lee's Hill Road is scheduled for late September, which will also include milling, paving and striping.  This project is scheduled to be completed by early october.

Village Road pre-construction, milling paving and striping will take place in October.

Follow the website postings for updated details.

Township Administrator

Police Officer position available

 The Harding Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Candidate qualifications include:

  • United States citizenship and New Jersey resident.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be of good moral character and not convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.
  • Must be able to perform all tasks and duties of a police officer.
  • Must possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission certification from an accredited New Jersey police academy or currently attending a NJ PTC police academy.

The Harding Township Police Department Selection Process consists of:

  • Submission of an application, cover letter and PTC certificate.
  • Oral interviews.
  • Background check.
  • Medical/psychological exams.

Salary $45,219 (Subject to increase with job experience). Harding Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Fill out the application and mail or drop off at Harding Township Police Headquarters, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ. 07976 with cover letter and PTC certificate.

Filing deadline October 10, 2014

Police Department

West Nile Virus Information

What Is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus (WNV) infection can cause serious disease.  WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall.  This news release contains important information that can help you recognize and prevent West Nile virus.

Health Department

Annual Clean-up



The Harding Township Committee announced that the annual curbside clean-up will commence on Monday, September 29, 2014


Materials that will not be collected are: building materials, garbage, stones, concrete, soil, brush, yard debris, toxic chemicals, propane bottles or tanks, 55 gallon drums (empty or full), oil tanks and oil based paints.


Lawnmowers and other gasoline powered equipment must have the gas and oil drained. Hot water heaters and water conditioners must be drained. Pipes and single pieces of lumber must be cut or bent into sections four (4) feet or less in length. Latex paints containers must be opened and completely dried out.


Please do not leave items in front of property sooner than ten (10) days prior to the September 29th collection date.


Materials that will not be collected, but are acceptable at the recycling center are all standard recyclables (newspaper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastics), barbeque size propane tanks, tires, computers and related electronic devices.


Any questions please call Tracy Toribio, at the Harding Township Department of Public Works, 973-267-2448


Public Works Department

Recycling Date Change

Saturday September 27, 2014 has been cancelled for Recycling  and an additional date, Saturday October 4, 2014 has been added.

Public Works Department

Portable Generator Safety Tips

In the wake of recent storms, many people have inquired about using portable generators during storm events.  Portable generators are very attractive for emergency situations, but harbor significant safety risks and operational considerations.  Harding Township, in conjuction with Jersey Central Power and Light, recommend you follow these safety tips on the use of your portable generator.

Township Administrator

Roadwork Notice


The Harding Township Department of Public Works will once again be performing road repairs per our comprehensive road maintenance program.  We will be performing pipe and drainage work, filling pot holes, milling deficiencies and patching all holes with hot asphalt.  Please be careful and slow down when driving on roads when roadwork signs are present to ensure the safety of your Public Works Employees.  Also please be especially careful operating a bicycle or walking on these roads

Phase 1 – Spring – May 30, 2014

  • Road surveys (completed)
  • Pot Hole Repairs (completed)
  • Milling and Paving:
    • Military Hill Drive (completed)

Phase 2 – June 1, 2014 – July 15, 2014

  • Milling and Paving:
    • Sand Spring Road (completed)
    • Millbrook Rd (Village to Blue Mill) (completed)
    • Pleasantville Rd (completed)

Phase 3 – July 16, 2014 – September 15, 2014

  • Milling and Paving:
    • Dicksons Mill Rd (partial completed)
    • Baileys Mill Rd (partial completed)
  • Oil and Stone Treatment:
    • Military Hill Drive (completed)
    • Black well Place (completed)
    • Sand Spring Rd (completed)
    • Goosedown Drive
    • Tigerlily Lane
    • Blue Mill Rd (Spring Valley to Red Gate)
    • Brook Drive South
    • Millbrook (Village rd to Blue Mill rd)
    • Pleasantville Rd
  • Line Stripping of all Municipal roads


Phase IV (if resources available) – September 15, 2014 – October 15, 2014

  • Meyersville Rd (mill and pave)
  • Featherbed Lane (mill & pave)
  • Woodland Ave (crack sealing)
  • Tigerlily Lane (crack sealing)
  • Brook Drive North (crack sealing)
  • Jenks Rd and Jenks Crt (crack sealing)
  • Post House Rd (oil and stone)
  • Kitchell Rd (oil and stone)

          Stop lines on various roads

Public Works Department


At August’s Township Committee Meeting, Sergeant Giansanti urged residents to take a few simple precautions to help safeguard their homes:

  • Make your residence appear occupied when not at home.
  • Leave multiple lights on timers that go on and off at different times.
  • When away secure all doors and windows.
  • If you have an alarm, set it.
  • Advise your neighbors to retrieve your mail and newspapers.
  • If comfortable, allow family members and neighbors to park their cars in your driveway.
  • Advise HTPD to perform periodic house checks when away.

Township Administrator

Township Calendar

September 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

Bid Notices

Upcoming Events

View full calendar

Harding Township Municipal Offices  PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone: 973-267-8000     Fax: 973-267-6221

Harding Township Police Department  PO Box 246, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone:  (non-emergency) 973-455-0500     (emergency) 911     Fax: 973-455-1135