JCP&L has made the Borough aware of the following scam: The scam involves a caller posing as an electric company employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made, using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card. These pre-paid cards are available at convenience stores and drug stores, and customers can use them to pay bills or add money to online accounts. However, JCP&L does not endorse the use of Green Dot cards as a bill payment method. If a customer receives a call from someone demanding payment of their electric bill by using a Green Dot card, they are being scammed and should report the crime to local authorities.
Although JCP&L representatives sometimes do call customers to remind them that a payment is past due, they explain how a payment can be made using one of the following established payment options- Direct Debit, Automated Phone Payment 1-866-569-4770, Authorized Payment Location www.firstenergycorp.com/forms/paymentagencies , Mail.
Any customer who has doubts about a call from someone claiming to be from JCP&L, especially one demanding immediate payment, should call JCP&L’s customer service number at 1-800-662-3115. For more information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/paymentoptions. If you believe you have been contacted by this scam call the Wharton Police Department.
2014 Food Drive
SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH
During the month of September the Borough of Wharton will be participating in an Online Food Drive. Donations will be accepted until September 30, 2014.
ALL DONATIONS ARE GOING TO OUR 2 LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
WHARTON UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH AND ST. MARY’S CHURCH
We’ve set up an Online Food Drive for the Borough of Wharton to make donating food very easy for you!
Just CLICK HERE to purchase the food you want to donate.YouGiveGoods will deliver the food to the food pantry and email you a tax receipt.
Municipal Alliance Proud to be Purple Run
The Municipal Alliance is sponsoring a USATF Certified 5K Proud to be Purple Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 27th with check in at 8 a.m. and the race starting at 8:30 a.m. The race starts at MacKinnon Middle School 137 E. Central Ave. Wharton, NJ 07885. For registration and more information visit www.Alliance5Krun.com.
The Borough will be holding its annual SMAC Clinic on Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. The clinic will be held at 100 N. Main St. Centennial Court Community Room. The cost is $10 for seniors and $15 for residents under 60. You must fast for 12 hours, but may drink water and take your regular medications. You will need to provide us with your doctor's name in order for us to send them the results. You must pre-register. Please call Carol Miller RN BSN on Tues.- Thurs. at 973-361-8444x2715 to make an appointment.
Smoking Cessation Workshop
The Township of Mount Olive is sponsoring a FREE SMOKING CESSATION WORKSHOP featuring evidence-based practices.
The workshop will be held at the Mount Olive Public Library on Wednesday, October 8th. It is open to everyone who wishes to stop smoking. You do not need to be a resident.
Be Prepared- Get a Plan
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ NOAA predicts active 2014 hurricane season. The Wharton Borough Office of Emergency Management asks all of those that we serve to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which officially starts Saturday, June 1 and lasts until November 30.
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.
The Wharton and Mine Hill Police Department is temporarily located at 23 Ross St. in Wharton. All reports can be made and picked up at that location. The phone number and mailing address remain the same.
Reporting a Power Outage
If your power is out, please call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report an outage.
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.