Government Energy Aggregation Program
The Borough of Wharton, along with other Morris County municipalities, is participating in a Government Energy Aggregation program. The purpose of this program is to save our residents money on their electrical bills. The winning bid of $0.0959 for our program was from IDT Energy Inc. This rate is about 7 percent below the current JCP&L annual rate. On average, participating residents will save an estimated $85 annually with the new pricing. There is no cost for this program to the municipalities, residents or taxpayers. The two-year cost-saving program will start in September 2015 and continue through August 2017.
Wharton Repair Program
Wharton is partnering with Habitat for Humanity on the Wharton Repair Program. The program was established to provide assistance with a deferred payment loan to eligible homeowners to make needed repairs and upgrades for correcting interior and exterior code violations. The program also allows for handicapped accessible improvements to eligible homeowners. Homeowners must have a qualifying income to be eligible. For more information click here.
Leaf and Grass Pickup
The Morris County MUA has requested that the Borough no longer pick up bags of co-mingled leaves and grass. When bagging your yard waste please separate leaves and grass into different bags. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Spring/ Summer Concert Series
Wharton Borough is hosting a Spring/ Summer Concert Series at Hugh Force Canal Park on West Central Avenue from 6-7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.
July 19- Doublebreasted (The Sounds of Cello, Harp, & Drums)
August 2- Ed Saultz (Contemporary Irish Folk Music)
Wharton has lots to do this summer!
Summer Recreation Program
Free for Wharton Residents except for trips. 9 a.m.-Noon. For Kids Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Starts July 6th at Robert Street Park.
Theme weeks, crafts, sports, cooking classes, special guests, trips and lots of fun.
Sign up on June 13th from 10 a.m.-Noon at Robert Street Park. You can also register on the first day of Recreation with this form. Please bring money to sign up for trips on the first day because they fill up fast.
Summer Reading at the Library
Starts June 24th. Theme for the summer is Super Heroes. Lots of fun, games, crafts, and prizes
Reporting a Power Outage
If your power is out JCP&L has 4 ways to report it:
Visit www.facebook.com/JCPandL and click the "Report an Outage" tab
Sign up for text messaging with them and text "OUT' from your mobile phone
Visit our 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.com using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative
The Department of Public Works can now accept electronic waste. There are two options to dispose of your electronic waste. The first option is you can purchase a $10 sticker at Town Hall and place the item out on every other Thursday. The dates for pick up in January are Thursday, January 8th and Thursday, January 22nd. Other 2015 dates will be published in your 2015 town calendar. The second option is you can drop your electronic waste at the DPW building on the same dates from 12-2:30 for free.
We have received many phone calls regarding the condition of Main Street and Dewey Avenue. These are both County roads and maintained by the County. We have been in contact with the County regarding the condition of the roads.
Community Notification System
Don't be left in the dark! Wharton's Community Notification System puts you in control of how and when we communicate with you during both emergency and non-emergency events. This new system went live in May of 2013.
Pothole & Highway Maintenance Reporting
The State of New Jersey Department of Transportation has created an online reporting system for problems with our state highways or off ramps.