News and Announcements
Free Rabies Clinic
Friday, December 4, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Richards Building
All dogs and cats should be leashed or in a carrier and must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required. Social distancing please. This clinic is open to all Sussex County residents.
Phone Calls from Santa
Friday, December 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
Santa is making a special stop this year and will be in town to make phone calls to your child(ren) on December 4th. The Elves at Frankford Township need a little help from you to make this phone call more meaningful for your child(ren). Download the Santa Call form and complete, and return to the municipal building by Nov. 27th. Scanned forms may be emailed to AdminAssistant@frankfordtwp-nj.com. Please submit one form for each child. Calls will be made between 5 and 8 p.m. Please note that calls will be made only once; there will not be repeat calls if the call goes unanswered or it the child is not there, so please plan accordingly.
Dry Brook Preserve White-Tailed Deer Hunting 2020-2021 Season
Only white-tailed deer hunting is allowed on the preserve. No other hunting, trapping, or shooting is allowed.
6-Day Firearm & Permit Shotgun Season: Shotgun (only) is permitted as per NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. Please check their website for hunting dates in (Zone 2). Muzzleloaders cannot be used for hunting whitetail deer in the preserve.
Bow Hunting (White-Tailed Deer Only): Permitted as per NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. Please check their website for dates in (Zone 2).
Parking is available in the designated area off of Perry Road. Please utilize this lot for access.
NO PERMANENT TREE STANDS ARE PERMITTED OR THEY WILL BE REMOVED
Frankford Photo Contest
Deadline December 11
The Economic Development Committee invites all residents to participate in the 2nd Annual Frankford Township Photo Contest.The purpose of this contest is to highlight Frankford Township. Anyone with a camera is invited and encouraged to submit photos that capture the beauty, history, happenings, emotion, and / or unique details of the area. Photos must be taken within the boundaries of Frankford Township, and the subject can be anything within Frankford Township that reflects our community.
Prizes, in the form of gift certificates to local businesses, will be awarded in the following categories: Junior Photographer – 17 years and younger (category submissions may be of any subject), Lake Life, Fair Fun, Recreation at Frankford Park, Nature, Wildlife, On the Farm, and Architecture. A panel of judges will select one winner for each category and an overall Grand Prize winner.
Photos can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Photo Contest Entry” in the subject line. Photos must be high resolution (no thumbnails), JPEG or PNG format, file size no larger than 4MB. Submissions must include your name, address, phone number, photo caption, who took the photo, age of the photographer, and where the photo was taken with each entry (limit of 3 entries per household.)
All entries must be received by December 11, 2020. Winners will be announced on December 16, 2020.
Frankford Christmas Ornament Contest
Deadline December 15
Be part of this fun community event by crafting one handmade ornament to adorn the township Christmas tree. Entries must be delivered to the Frankford Township municipal building by December 15th. Winners will be announced December 18th. Be sure to include your name, age, address, and contact information.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- Most Original Ornament
- Best Recycle/Re-Use Material Ornament
- Best Nature Ornamen - incorporates elements of nature
Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Program
The Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program has been a vital lifeline for many seniors and disabled individuals throughout New Jersey, helping to keep their property taxes stable so they can remain in their homes well into their golden years. This year, due to COVID-19, we have extended the application deadline until Dec. 31, 2020 to provide more time so that we can ensure as many eligible taxpayers as possible take advantage of this program. Click here to view the Senior Freeze Social PDF for more information.
Meeting Change Notice Frankford Board of Education for the 2020-21 School Year
The annual notice for meeting of the Frankford Board of Education is hereby amended to as follows. Commencing November 23, 2020, all remaining meetings of the Frankford Board of Education will be held in a virtual environment via the ZOOM online meeting platform pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.1 et sec. and LFN 2020-21. Citizens may accessing the agenda and instructions for connecting to the virtual meetings by visiting the district website at frankfordschool.org.
The Agenda for the Regular Meetings includes: Call to Order, Roll Call, Sunshine Law Statement, Flag Salute, Approval of Minutes, Correspondence, Approval of Bills, Acceptance of Board Secretary's/ School Treasurer's Reports, Superintendent's Report, Public Comment, and Executive Sessions as needed. Formal action may be taken at regular meetings and the public is invited to attend.
FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION, Christopher M. Lessard, Board Secretary
Our community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. Here are some facts about COVID-19: Click here for information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for information from the Sussex County Health Department.
Sussex County Local Business Map
The County of Sussex, in partnership with the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce and the Sussex County Economic Development partnership, has created a map of open businesses in the region. This resource will help our community support its businesses and make shopping local easier by providing information about what is open, what services are being offered, how the services are being delivered and more. Business owners can provide information about their business location, hours of operation, special services, etc. There is no charge to participate. Go to the interactive map page.
Have you seen our new Kids Corner? It's a page on our website dedicated to information on things to do for kids. You can access the page from our main menu on top under Residents or click here to go to the Kids Corner page. Enjoy!
Public notice from the Sussex County Division of Engineering: Bridge D-18 to be closed. This bridge is located on Fenwick Road and crosses over a tributary of the Papakating Creek. Click here for more information.
Social Security Fraud
We recently received reports where individuals have been contacted by someone pretending to be an SSA employee. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. The caller generally asks you for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, your mother's maiden name, or your bank or financial account information.
The impersonator may state that "the SSA computers are down" or may refer to enrollment in the Medicare prescription drug program. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. You should not provide any of this information to these individuals.
If you receive a suspicious call:
- Hang up
- Do NOT give money or personal information
- Report the scam at OIG.SSA.GOV
Free Radon Test Kits
Frankford Township has received the Radon Awareness Program Grant, which alows us to offer free radon test kits to our residents. The kits will be available at the Municipal Building beginning January 3, 2020, on a first come, first served, basis. For more information, contact the Deputy Clerk at 973-948-5566. Click here to download the Protect Your Family from Radon flyer.
Clean-Up with Clean Communities
This is a great way for non-profit organizations, sport teams, PTAs, senior groups, etc. to earn money for the group. Contact Diane Brauchle at frankfordcleancommunity@gmail to schedule your clean up!