What's Happening in Aberdeen Township

            Friday, November 17: Vacant homes and Abandoned Properties

            During the past two years, the Township Council has gone to great lengths in working on passing ordinances in regards to vacant homes and abandoned properties. These ordinances are to ensure that the owner of the properties, private or bank owned are held accountable for the maintenance of. If there is a vacant, abandoned, empty house or property that you know of, please contact our Code Enforcement Office using the contact information below or as provided on this township web page. If the property has a for sale sign on it, we would like to know. 

            Thanking you in advanced for your continued cooperation for making Aberdeen Clean.

            Office of Code Enforcement

            732-583-4200 Ext 196

            Friday, November 17: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

            38 million fire extinguishers are being recalled after the death from a car fire.

            The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the 37.8 million fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. can

            become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In

            addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard per the CPSC.

            CPSC said a death happened in 2014 after emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire

            extinguishers to work on a car fire.

            “There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including

            the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91

            reports of property damage.” said the CPSC.

            The extinguishers were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, Home Depot, Walmart and other stores

            nationwide. Many are used on commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats.

            CPSC said the recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers; plastic handle fire extinguishers and pushbutton

            Pindicator fire extinguishers. The recall involves 134 models manufactured between January 1, 1973

            and August 15, 2017. Kidde said the extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC or BC


            CPSC said to contact Kidde immediately to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on

            returning the recalled unit.

            Kidde can be contacted toll free at 8552710773 from 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

            ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com (http://kidde.com/homesafety/en/us/) and click on

            “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

            Below is the link to see the full list of affected fire extinguishers. The recall number is 18‐022.



            Wednesday, November 15: FirstEnergy Continues Educating Customers on Scams and Fraud 

            Akron, Ohio – In recognition of Utilities United Against Scams Day on November 15, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is providing utility customers with safety tips and a reminder to remain vigilant against scam and fraud activity.  
            “We take our customers’ safety and security very seriously,” said Gary W. Grant, vice president of customer service for FirstEnergy Utilities. “Through our website, social media outreach, newsletters and participation in industry efforts such as Utilities United Against Scams Day, we continue working to educate customers about scam activity and help them avoid falling victim to con artists who are posing as representatives of our company.”  

            Scam artists impersonating utility employees target their victims through door-to-door visits, phone calls, and electronic communications. In one of the most common schemes, these criminals will try to instill fear that power will be disconnected if the victim does not immediately provide a payment – often using a prepaid card or money transfer service.  

            FirstEnergy’s award-winning Scam and Fraud Information website, www.firstenergycorp.com/scam-info, describes reported scams and offers facts and safety reminders that can help customers protect themselves, including:  
            • Never purchase a prepaid card or use a money transfer service to avoid service disconnection. FirstEnergy’s utilities offer a wide array of billing and payment options, and will never insist on a particular method of payment. Customers with delinquent accounts receive an advance disconnection notification, typically by mail and included with their regular monthly bill. FirstEnergy’s utilities never send a single notification one hour or less before disconnection.  

            • If someone threatens immediate disconnection or shutoff of service, or you suspect someone is trying to scam you, hang up the phone, delete the email, or shut the door.  

            • Do not allow anyone claiming to be a utility employee into your home unless an appointment has been scheduled and the employee has provided proper identification.  

            • If you feel that you are in physical danger, call 911. If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, or feel threatened during contact with one of these scammers, contact local law enforcement authorities.  

            • If you have any doubts about the status of your electric account or the identity of a company representative, call your utility company using the numbers below, which are also listed on FirstEnergy’s website. Do not use any phone number provided to you by a suspected scammer.  

            “Customers who have questions about their account status or the identity of someone who claims to be one of our employees should immediately call our customer contact centers,” Grant said. “We also urge customers to report any suspicious activity to the police, and to let us know if they believe they have been targeted by a scam.”  

            Customers are encouraged to share this information with friends and family to continue raising awareness of these crimes, and to revisit the Scam and Fraud Information page on FirstEnergy’s website periodically to check for updates on emerging scam activity.  

            Utility Company Customer Service Numbers:  

            • Ohio Edison 1-800-633-4766  
            • The Illuminating Company 1-800-589-3101
            • Toledo Edison 1-800-447-3333 3  
            • Met-Ed 1-800-545-7741  
            • Penelec 1-800-545-7741  
            • Penn Power 1-800-720-3600  
            • West Penn Power 1-800-686-0021  
            • Jersey Central Power & Light 1-800-662-3115  
            • Mon Power 1-800-686-0022
            • Potomac Edison 1-800-686-0011

            FirstEnergy is part of Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities that is dedicated to combating impostor utility scams by providing a forum for utilities and trade associations to share data and best practices, and work together to implement initiatives to inform and protect customers.  

            FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.


            Saturday, November 11: Aberdeen Township Paper Shredding

            Is it time for you to dispose of confidential documents and old files?. Bring your documents to be shredded at Town Hall 1 Aberdeen Square, Saturday November 11th between the hours of 9:00am to 12:00pm.Large binder clips staples and paper clips can remain. We suggest a 6 box limit. Please check your contents do not have Cardboard, Plastic or any Batteries. Free service to Aberdeen Township residents.

            Saturday, November 4: Jolly Mouse Craft Show

            This year’s 33rd  Annual Jolly Mouse Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Lloyd Road School, Aberdeen. The crafts in the show include ceramics, baby items, handmade jewelry, holiday items, hand-crafts wooden objects, candles, and many others. All wares are individually hand-crafted. The proceeds from the show are donated to the Hazlet/Holmdel/Aberdeen/Matawan (H.A.M.) Therapeutic Recreation Program, which provides over 100 disabled children and young adults with a variety of recreational programs year-round. The site for the show is the Lloyd Road School, which is located on a heavily traveled road that leads to the Garden State Parkway and to Route #34 in Aberdeen.

            Wednesday, November 8: Free Rabies Clinic

            The Aberdeen Township Free Rabies Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Public Works Garage 147 Lenox Road (off Cliffwood Avenue). You do not need to be a resident of the township to receive a vaccination for your pet. Dogs must be brought leashed and cats one to a carrier. All animals must be under the control of an adult. Any questions please call the Health Department 732-583-4200 x 129


            Saturday, October 2 to November 3: 

            Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. Wants you to be a member of his youth advisory council!

            Application Form

            Friday, October 6:  Aberdeen Township Hurricane Relief

            The Township of Aberdeen has teamed up with the United for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Organization to collect much needed items for the people affected by Hurricane Maria.

            Last Date for Drop Off Is Friday October 27th 2017

            Residents can drop off donated goods to the Aberdeen Municipal building located on

            One Aberdeen Square, Aberdeen NJ 07747.  Between the hours of 8:30AM through 5:00PM

            Monday-Friday, Beginning this Friday October 6, 2017.

            We will also be accepting monetary donations for the Houston,

            Florida and Puerto Rico Hurricane victims.

            Monetary donations should be made out to the American Red Cross.

            Please specify which region you would like your donation to go to.

             All donations will be collected at the Town Hall Monday thru Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

             Below is a link to list of suggested items individuals can donate:

                                            Hurricane Relief

            Freneau Woods Deer Hunting

            The county parks system will be permitting the bow-hunting of deer in the park from October through February.  Hunters must have permits from the county and adhere to the rules set up by the parks system.

            Wednesday, November 8:  Free Rabies Clinic

            The Aberdeen Township Free Rabies Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Public Works Garage 147 Lenox Road (off Cliffwood Avenue).  You do not need to be a resident of the township to receive a vaccination for your pet.  Dogs must be brought leashed and cats one to a carrier.  All animals must be under the control of an adult.  Any questions please call the Health Department 732-583-4200 x 129


            Fall Brush and Branches Pick-up

            Brush and Branches are picked up in accordance with the following schedule:

            Fall pick-up

            Section I – week of September 25th

            Section II – week of October 2nd

            (Have branches at the curb on the Monday morning for your week)

            Brush and branches will also be picked up by our garbage hauler.

            They must be tied in small bundles no longer than 4 feet with each branch not wider than 3 inches in diameter.

            Only two bundles will be picked up with each regular garbage pick-up.

            If you miss the pick-up. Please do not place at the curb, you can call Public Works to schedule a pick up by  the next week. At 732-583-4200 Ext.401.

            To avoid getting a violation from the township do not leave brush and branches after these dates unless you have called for pick-up.

            Brush, branches and leaves may also be brought down to the Public Works Garage, which is located at 147 Lenox Rd., Cliffwood Beach. The Public Works Garage is open Monday thru Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


            Friday, September 1st:  NJ Natural Gas Meter Changing 
            Starting tomorrow, Sept 1, 2017, NJNG will be in the area for the next month or two (at least) to replace gas meters in all township homes. They are contracted out by Precision Pipeline Solutions.  They are contracted to work from 7am-11pm.  They will be walking in peoples yards as well as knocking on doors.  All contracted workers will have id's on them displayed, as well as uniforms and labeled truck/vans that say Precision Pipeline Solutions. A flyer was/will be put on doors of residents and at least 3 attempts will be made to speak to resident. Contact info for the supervisor is up in dispatch.

            ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Please do not place your recyclables in plastic bags, if you do this, they will not be picked up. Recyclables should only be placed in a garbage can.

            Want to know what should be recycled and what should not? Click here to download the flyer. 

            Don't forget that Aberdeen Township has a "No Knock" Ordinance!!! To read more information, please click here.

            Aberdeen Day Vendor Application

            Jolly Mouse Vendor Application

            About Monmouth County's New Special Needs Registry

            Monmouth County Special Needs Registry





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