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News about Westville

Attention Dog and Cat Owners

DOG/CAT LICENSES
All dog and cats, age six months or over are required to be licensed starting January 2, 2019. Details on licensing your pet, can be found on the Pet Licensing page found in this web site.

FREE RABIES CLINIC
The Borough will sponsor a Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  Westville residents can also obtain their 2019 license for their cat or dog at the clinic.  (To avoid late fees, register your dog or cat by March 31, 2019.)   Click here, to open the Rabies Clinic Flyer for details on licensing your pet and the Clinic.

Important Information for Westville Residents

The Westville Fire District, Board of Fire Commissioner’s has made a recommendation to Mayor and Council to join the Gloucester County Regional EMS System due to a shortage of EMT volunteers and cost saving measures. At the Borough Council meeting held on December 12, 2018, Mayor and Council passed a resolution to join the County EMS System and approved a Shared Service Agreement with Gloucester County.

Effective December 28, 2018 when calling 911 for an ambulance, Gloucester County Regional EMS will be dispatched and respond to your medical emergency. The Westville Fire Department will continue to respond with their utility truck to render your emergency service until County EMS arrives to your location.

The Gloucester County Regional EMS System currently serves nineteen of the twenty-four towns within Gloucester County. Westville will be the twentieth town to join the regional system.

If you have any questions on this matter, please call Fire Chief Farley at the fire district office on 856-456-9432 between 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   If you should have any questions regarding Gloucester County’s Regional EMS operations please call Chief Lovell at 856-307-7120 or visit their website at www.gloucestercountynj.gov.

The Westville Fire Department is in need of Volunteers. Please talk to Chief Farley how you can become a volunteer member of the fire department. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

Tax Sale

The Borough of Westville will hold its Tax Sale on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.   If you are delinquent and want to avoid going to Tax Sale, charges need to be paid by December 31, 2018.  Bills can be paid online at www.westville-nj.com or by following this link.  Questions about the Sale and charges associated with going to Tax Sale, should be directed to 856-456-0030, ext. 110.

Tax Appeals

Due to a change in State regulations for Gloucester County, be advised the appeal filing deadline has changed.  Appeals must be filed between November 15, 2018 and January 15, 2019.  You may call the Gloucester County Board of Taxation at 856-307-6448 for more information or visit them at 1200 N Delsea Drive, Building “A” in Clayton.  You can also  download the A1 Appeals form directly from the Board of  Taxation page in the Gloucester County website.   Additionally, Chapter 75 post cards will be mailed on or before November 15, 2018.

Westville Residents Needed for Volunteer Firefighters

For YOUR Volunteer Fire Department, now is good of a time as any to serve your community. There are other benefits as well. Also the  Fire Academy recently revised their schedule for the upcoming Firefighter 1 program. All training is paid for through the department, and only your time and dedication is needed! If you’re interested in becoming a member and being part of Gloucester County’s busiest department, then come up to the station Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or any Thursday at 7 p.m. for an application!

Contact Chief Eric Farley at 856-456-9432 or via email at wfd7302@comcast.net

Senior Freeze on Property Taxes

The Senior Property Tax Reimbursement books are available at the Municipal Complex, 165 Broadway.   To qualify for the Senior Freeze, an applicant must meet specific requirements …

  • Must have been age 65 or older as of December 31, 2016, OR actually receiving federal Social Security disability benefit payments on or before December 31, 2016, and on or before December 31, 2017.  Individuals will not qualify if the federal Social Security disability benefits you (or your spouse) were receiving were received on behalf of someone else; and
  • You must have lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2006, or earlier as either a homeowner or a renter; and
  • You must have owned and lived in your home (or have leased a site in a mobile home park on which you have placed a manufactured or mobile home that you own) since December 31, 2013, or earlier (and you still owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2017)
  • You must have paid the full amount of the Property Taxes due on your home: For 2016: By June 1, 2017, and For 2017: By June 1, 2018; and Your total annual income must have been: For 2016: $87,007 or less, and For 2017: $87,268 or less.

Any questions, please call the Borough Hall at 856-456-0030 ext. 110.