News & Noteworthy
June J. Dobson Scholarship Fund: $1000.00 award for 2019
Posted: April 23, 2019
Dog License Renewal Reminder - Dog license renewals are due APRIL 30, 2019
Posted: April 12, 2019
Dog license renewals are due by April 30, 2019 to avoid monthly late fees.
State law requires proof of valid rabies vaccination prior to the issuance of a dog license.
Dog licenses may be issued at the Municipal Building Mon.- Fri. 11:30 am - 4 :30 pm
Mail renewal; is also available with proper documentation, payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
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Click Here for 2019 Dog License Application
Parks and Recreation Plan
Posted: March 19, 2019
Public Participation in the Parks and Recreation Plan
The Byram Township Open Space Committee is soliciting responses from the public about the Parks and Recreation Plan through an online survey.
The survey asks questions related to each section of the Parks and Recreation Plan, including Open Space and Recreation, Trails, Eco-Tourism, and Stewardship and Asset Management.
Participants are encouraged to complete the survey and share it with others. Participants do not need to be residents of Byram Township to take the survey.
CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/byramparksNrec
In addition, Greener by Design, the environmental consulting firm contracted by the Township, will be holding a series of stakeholder meetings. These meetings will help shape the final Parks and Recreation Plan, which has an anticipated completion date of April 2020. Subsequent meeting information will be posted on Byram Township’s official website at:
This survey and meetings are part of a larger effort to engage stakeholders and the general public. The PRP is designed to guide the responsible management of the Township’s shared assets, which requires the input from as many residents, businesses, visitors, and neighbors of the community as possible. Funds for the PRP were awarded by the Highlands Council late last year.
From the Office of the Mayor:
Our recreational lands and facilities are some of the many wonderful resources within our Township. Over the last fifteen years, the Township Council – guided by the Open Space Committee - has made wise investments with the acquisition of numerous tracts of land and some development work. It is now time to plan for the ongoing future use and development of the assets that we as residents own and enjoy.
The Township Council has engaged an outside consultant (Greener by Design) to help us understand those needs. During the next year, they will be helping us identify and inventory all of the assets that we own, including property, fields, facilities and trails. They will engage the public by way of an online survey, and will spend considerable time meeting with residents, employees, visitors, property owners, sporting clubs, and anyone else who cares to offer comments and opinions for us to consider moving forward.
At the end of the process, there will be a formal set of recommendations made to the town and a plan that shapes our recreational development over the next several years. This plan will help the Council and Township Management understand what is important to you, and most importantly will help us understand what grants or funding opportunities exist to accomplish the goals of the plan. Byram Township has many great assets, not only in land and facilities, but also in the residents and business owners who care and want to see improvement in this area. We are here to listen.
See link to press release that outlines the process in detail. We look forward to engaging you in dialogue over the next year. February 2019 - Press Release
Click for: Grant Award and Scope of Service
Click for: Project Schedule
Municipal Building Subcommittee Meeting Minutes / Agendas 2018-2019
Posted: March 12, 2019
Municipal Building Subcommittee
Meeting Minutes / Agendas
New Municipal Building Project Information 2016 -2019
Posted: March 12, 2019
April 16, 2019 Recommendation Report from Municipal Building Subcommittee
2018 - Additional Documents:
Board of Education Open Space:
2018 Roofing Project:
2018 Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Permit Review for Intermediate School Parking Area Options:
Existing Municipal Building Plans and Documents:
MAY 2017 - NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING COST ESTIMATE
CLICK LINK: Detaild Cost Estimate
MAY 2017 - NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING FAQs
2017 Summary of Employees with Core Hours. The Township has 33 Full-time and 12 Part-time employees. The page titled, Main Building, are the list of employees that are in the municipal buidling daily.
Click Here: Summary of Employees
At the November 1, 2016 meeting of the Mayor and Council, Resolution No. 184-2016 was approved Authorizing FKA Architects to Provide Preliminary Planning & Presentations for New Municipal Building in an amount Not to Exceed $7500. As the result of these efforts, the various Floor Plan Options dated March 16, 2017 were developed. Floor Plan Option 5 (14,395 sqft) is presented with a preliminary cost estimate of $8,225,431.
Architect Scope of Work (Authorized November 1, 2016): 10/26/2016 FKA Proposal
Floor Plan Options: March 16, 2017- Floor Plan Options
Site Plan Options: March 16, 2017 - Site Plan Options
Summary of Spaces: March 17, 2017 - Summary Spaces Including Option 5
Summary of Space Comparisons (Current to Option 5): March 23, 2017 - Summary of Space Comparison
Preliminary COST ESTIMATE (Option #5) - (Presented at March 21 meeting) - Preliminary Cost Estimate Option 5
2015 - 2016 Information:
Municipal Building Program Document (Dated 8/26/15) - Based on input from Department Members: Municipal Building Programming Document
Building Assessment Report (Dated 9/11/15) - Report of Assessment of the Existing Municipal Buildings: Building Assessment Report
Initial Draft Master Plan (Dated 10/12/15): October 12, 2015 - Initial DRAFT Master Plan
Revised Summary of Program Spaces (Modification #1 - Dated 11/9/15): Summary of Program Space
Master Plan Options Presented: March 8, 2016 - Master Plan Options
Cost Estimate Options Presented: March 8, 2016 - Cost Estimate Options
Environmental Options Presented: March 8, 2016 - Environmental Analysis
At the March 16, 2016 Special Meeting of Mayor and Council - Determined the Preferred Design was Option 1.5:
Additional Documents (2013 - 2014):
- March 2015 – Publicly advertised Request for Proposals for Architectural Services
- May 27, 2015 – Special Public Meeting to conduct interviews with prospective Architectural firms.
- July 7, 2015 – Appointed FKA Architects – Resolution 100-2015.
- October 20, 2015 – Special Presentation by Tom Kosten of FKA Architects Municipal Building Assessment.
- November 16, 2015 – Public Discussion – Municipal Complex Programming Report.
- December 15, 2015 – Authorized FKA Architects for Lakeland Bank Assessment – Resolution 190-2015.
- February 2, 2016 – Authorized Harold Pellow & Associates – Environmental Assessment – Resolution 41-2016.
- March 16, 2016 – Special Public Workshop – Review Environmental Analysis, Cost Analysis and Building Options.
- April 5, 2016 – Authorized Harold Pellow & Associates – Preconstruction meeting with NJDEP – Resolution 64-2016.
- June 6, 2016 – Public Discussion – Capital Projects Committee – Municipal Facility.
- June 21, 2016 – Special Public Presentation of Municipal Complex Master Plan.
- July 5, 2016 – Introduction of Bond Ordinance (#24-2016).
- July 19, 2016 – Public Hearing and Adoption of Bond Ordinance (#24-2016).
- August 8, 2016 - a Petition to Repeal Township Ordinance #24-2016 was filed with the office of the Township Municipal Clerk.
- August 10, 2016 - Township Clerk certified petition and determined that it is sufficient.
- August 16, 2016 – Public Hearing and Adoption of Ordinance 25-2016 - Initiative Ordinance of the Mayor and Council Repealing Ordinance # 24-2016.
- November 1, 2016 – Authorized FKA Architects to provide preliminary planning and presentations for new building.
2004 - LAN Associates Report - This report presents a summary of cost estimates developed by LAN Associates for three distinct options related to the Municipal Building and Consolidated School additions and renovations.
NEW!!! Sign up for Email Notifications.
Posted: November 07, 2013
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Sussex County Community Alert Programs
Posted: October 01, 2013
Sussex County's Division of Emergency Management has the ability to notify all Sussex County residents in the event of an emergency through its Swift911 system. When activated by officials, this automated system calls homes and businesses in the affected area and delivers a recorded message to notify the public about the emergency and what actions they may need to take. The system will be used for the following types of events:
- missing person alerts
- emergency evacuations
- local security and crime alerts
- weather emergencies
- hazardous materials events
All landline telephones serviced by Verizon, Embarq and Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT) are already in the system, however, cell phone and some VOIP phone numbers are not. If you would like to provide additional methods of contact, update your information or remove yourself entirely, please utilize the link below. In the event of an emergency, if you have opted to provide additional methods of contact, you will receive multiple notifications.
The state of New Jersey offers a confidential statewide registry for people with disabilities who may need help in the event of a disaster or other emergency. The information is shared with Sussex County's Division of Emergency Management to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who may find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster.
Providing information before a disaster allows for better planning and managing of resources during an emergency. Rest assured, your information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.
Anyone in Sussex County who may find it difficult to self-evacuate because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier or lack of transportation-particularly if family, friends, or caregivers are unavailable to help during a crisis-is encouraged to register with New Jersey's special needs registry.
How to register
Don't want the hassle? You can also register by downloading and completing the paper registration form. This form may be filled out on your computer, saved to your hard drive and then submitted to the Sussex County Division of Emergency Management. Complete instructions are included on the first page of the form.