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. Government Energy Aggregation (GEA) is a program that came from the passing of the Government Energy Aggregation Act of 2003 by the New Jersey Legislature. This law gave municipalities and counties the ability to aggregate the energy usage of the residential and non-residential ratepayers in order to conduct a bulk bid or auction in order to attempt to get the lowest possible price at that given time in order to maximize the benefits of deregulation to the participants. These benefits include a lower utility cost and an increased number of suppliers to choose from within New Jersey.
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.
The Wharton PTA and Municipal Alliance is sponsoring a Wharton Fair from June 4th-June 7th at the MacKinnon Middle School. Hours are Thursday are 4:30-9:30 p.m, Friday 4:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-9 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m. For more information visit their facebook page Wharton PTA Family Fair.
Spring Concert Series
Wharton Borough is hosting a Spring Concert Series at Hugh Force Canal Park on West Central Avenue Sundays from 6-7 pm starting May 31 and ending June 28. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.
May 31- Ed Saultz (Contemporary Irish Folk Music)
June 7- The WAG (High Energy Pop)
June 14-The John Rango Band (Rock & Roll)
June 21- Doublebreasted (The Sounds of Cello, Harp, & Drums)
June 28- The Rave (Old Time Rock N' Roll)
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 14th 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 Heroes. Lots of fun, games, crafts, and prizes
Food Handling Training Course
The Wharton Health Department is conducting its annual Food Handling Training Course on June 17th at 10:00 a.m.-Noon The class will be conducted in the Wharton Public Library at 15 S. Main St., Wharton.
All Wharton food establishment employees are welcome to attend.
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.