Stay on top of what’s happening in Frenchtown.
There are several ways that residents, business owners, property owners and visitors can receive important information about Frenchtown using the latest technology.
First, for emergency alerts from borough police, the fire department, the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management, US weather service, etc., you can sign up for a service called Nixle. Nixle delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community alerts to your cell phone or email address. You receive NO spam or advertising.
It’s also free — although for individuals who do not have a cell phone texting plan, standard message rates apply.
Visit www.nixle.com to learn more or register.
Borough Council also wants interested residents, business owners, property owners and visitors to receive information about non emergency happenings, including reminders of which Friday is recycling, agendas for upcoming Borough Council and Planning Board meetings, special events such as festivals and community days, snow-related alerts or scheduled street work that could impact traffic, and others. To receive such notices, you have to subscribe to a borough email blast list. Click here to learn more and to register.
One caveat: Although Frenchtown won’t voluntarily share your personal information with a vendor or other interested party, the list of people who sign up to receive the alerts is subject to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). That means that if some company or individual asks us for the list, the borough MUST make provide it. A recent court ruling in Union County requires us to do so. We have no choice. While it’s not likely that someone will OPRA the list — or send you an unsolicited email — it’s possible. You can choose not to be on the list, of course, and simply return often to Frenchtownboro.com. Everything that would be sent to individuals who sign up for the communications will be posted on the website at the same time. So return often to keep informed.
Please forward this email to five people you know who might wish to receive communications about emergency and non-emergency happenings in Frenchtown.