Kingwood Township Seal

Kingwood Township
Physical Address: 599 Oak Grove Road and Route 519, Frenchtown NJ 08825
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 199 Baptistown, NJ 08803-0199
Phone: 908-996-4276  Fax: 908-996-7753

   
Welcome to Kingwood Township

Hunting on Kingwood Township Public Lands

Kingwood Township has several areas that are open to the public and suitable for deer hunting. Enjoyment of the land and the safety of our visitors is our primary concern. The Kingwood Township Committee allows deer hunting in Horseshoe Bend Park and the Ukarish Property in order to provide for better land management to restore damaged ecosystems without fear that excessive deer browse will make it impossible for native plants to return.

There is NO SUNDAY HUNTING and only a limited number of permitted hunters will be in the park at any one time - less than 1 per 20 acres at Horseshoe Bend Park.  It is recommended that during that time, non-hunters should wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays.

Permits to hunt these lands are available through a lottery system.  The deadline for the 2015-2016 season lottery submissions is August 21, 2015 - drawing August 24, 2015.

For more information on hunting on Kingwood Township public lands - please go to www.kingwoodtownship.com/hunting


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JCP&L Update 
In order to enhance the reliability of the Bulk Transmission system, First Energy Transmission Vegetation Management (FE-TVM) conducts an aerial patrol during the growing season, to identify any potential vegetation issues this week, July 27 to July 31.  

As always, poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays. 
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Thanks to the DelVal Junnior Terriers for their awesome efforts to clean up Kingwood!
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Proposed Gas Pipeline in Kingwood
Note:  Dan Murphy of Western Land Services informed the Township that civil surveys are going to be done on properties that PennEast has received permission to proceed on, approximately June 26th thru June 30th.  The actual work will most likely be done by one of PennEast's partners, Hatch Mott MacDonald. He can be reached at 516-513-2288 if necessary.

Contact the  Environmental Commission or the  Township Committee if you need assistance
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Notice:  The Final 2015/Preliminary 2016 tax bills have been mailed.  The due date for the third quarter is August 10, 2015.  Any payment not received by that date will accrue interest back to August 1, 2015.
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Please take notice that the Kingwood Township Housing Board has scheduled a meeting on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:00 A.M, at the Municipal Building located on County Road 519 and Oak Grove Road in Kingwood Township, NJ. The Board will be meeting to discuss COAH matters.
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ORDINANCE NO. 18 – 09 - 2015
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR RENOVATIONS TO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF KINGWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $115,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $92,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF
 Kingwood_Ord_18-09-2015_MunBldgRenovations.pdf Received final adoption in July
Summary statement for this bond ordinance: Kingwood_Ord_18-09-2015 Final Adoption Summary.pdf.  There is a statutory twenty-day protest period allowed following final publication date.
ORDINANCE NO. 18 - 08 – 2015
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS ROAD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF KINGWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $665,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $633,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF
Kingwood_Ord_18-08-2015_RoadDeptEquip.pdf Received final adoption in July
Summary statement for this bond ordinance: Kingwood_Ord_18-08-2015 Final Adoption Summary.pdf  There is a statutory twenty-day protest period allowed following final publication date.

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Horseshoe Bend Forest Fire
On Sunday, April 19, 2015 there was a forest fire at Horseshoe Bend Park near the parking area at the end of the south entrance.  Kingwood, Frenchtown and Milford fire companies responded as well as the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.  The fire was contained and put out in less than an hour.  The Forest Fire Service stayed to monitor for flare ups.  The cause of the fire is unknown. Thank you to all responding fire companies and to the Forest Fire Service which kept the fire to less than half an acre.
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Clean Up Days:
The last clean-up day of the year will be held in October. Only a limited number of permits will be issued each month. Please call 908-996-4276 ext. 222 for availability of permits. 2015_Kingwood_Cleanup_Program.pdf
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New Budget Documents:
For more, go to Budget Page
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Please Note: Animal Control Services for The Township for 2015
Animal Control & Investigative Services
908-899-1115
24 Hours 7 Days a Week
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ROUTE 519 BRIDGE CLOSING
UPDATE - February 11, 2015
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June 17 2014 - The Route 519 bridge at the intersection of County Route 651 and Barbertown-Idell Road in Kingwood Township collapsed on June 12, 2014.  Detours have been posted.  

All bridges and culverts in Kingwood Township are the responsibility of Hunterdon County.  County engineers are assessing the bridge and are looking at short and long terms solutions to reopen Route 519 as soon as possible.  Please plan alternate routes for the foreseable future.  We will update this posting as soon as we know any additional information.
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