Thursday, August 4, 2022


Ready. Set. Enjoy!

Dispatch from City Hall

by Mayor Andrew Nowick

I learned many of our residents do not use proper trash bags or seemingly ever hose out the bins. Our trucks are old, noisy, and always in need of some repair.

As much as I’d like to, I cannot change the consumption habits of 4,000 people, nor can I seem to get a municipal composting program back off the ground. While I’m working on the latter, I strongly encourage residents to hire individual composting companies to collect your food waste. Sending it into the trash stream adds enormous cost to our tipping fees (and your taxes) and it’s very bad for the environment.

According to a Washington Post article, “The carbon footprint of U.S. food waste is greater than that of the airline industry. Globally, wasted food accounts for about 8 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. The environmental consequences of producing food that no one eats are massive.”

Chickens: Thank you to everyone who sent emails about backyard chickens. While this wasn’t a data driven survey, I’m glad people expressed themselves well and thoughtfully on the subject. If you haven’t weighed in yet, this will be the last week to do so. The matter will be on the agenda at our City Council meeting on August 18.

Lastly, thank you for a wonderful birthday. It was the first time in my 58 years anyone has dared to surprise me. My friends at City Hall put out a dozen handmade yards signs and honored me with a buffet breakfast in the conference room. It’s possible their announcement of my birthday on the City Facebook page was in violation of our strict social media policy, but I’m not going to write anyone up for it. Thanks to all the well-wishers, whether on Facebook, at City Hall, or yelling from cars and sidewalks. I usually do not like this kind of attention, but truth be told, all day I felt a little like Jimmy Stewart in the final scene of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Stay cool, be kind, and yell “Thanks!” to the DPW crew next time you see them.


Free French Lessons

Beginner French lessons will be offered at Lambertville Library starting in September. The free six-week course will consist of 45 minute lessons (that can also be accessed remotely). All learning materials are provided.

Commercial Fire Safety Notices

Tax Talk

A big thank you to all of our residents who have already paid their
3rd Quarter property taxes.

A Horrific Friday Night

As for the “society” aspect of the Midnight Society, we hold pre-show VHS swap meets, invite local businesses we want to spotlight, and have member suggested screenings.

Catch up with all things Midnight Society on Instagram and Facebook! @midnightsocietynj.

$8 donation per person.

Today I Learned

At any given time, members of the Coast Guard are deployed to and operating on all seven continents to save lives, enforce laws, ensure safe and secure commerce, and protect the environment - and that’s in addition to protecting over 95,000 miles of coastline in the US.

The Coast Guard was created upon request from Alexander Hamilton, and is the longest continuously-operating naval service in the US.

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