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Special Notice from Hopewell Borough
As of Monday March 16, 2020 Borough Hall is closed to the public, but operating under revised procedures.

The April 2, 2020 Borough Council meeting will be an online meeting via Zoom technology only. Please see the Sunshine Notice posted in e-docs, under Coronavirus Info, to instruction to dial into meeting at 7pm on 4/2/2020.  For questions about services or to contact Borough staff, please call 609.466.2636 while the municipal building at 88 East Broad Street is closed to the public for walk-up services.  For additional information on how to best contact the Borough and more information, please follow this link for an important notice regarding Borough operations during this period. The Borough website will be updated regularly with changes to this process and for changes or cancelations of previously scheduled meetings and events. 

Information from Hopewell Borough on the Corona Virus

Please visit our area health department for resources and information for information on the Corona Virus, and health related announcements/releases. Please also also see this March 17, 2020 letter from our health officer on how we can flatten the curve and video introducing many of our local health officials with tips and the suggestions

Update 3/25/20 6:30pm – COVID-19 Job Portal The State of NJ has opened a job portal to help businesses on the front lines of battling the outbreak and people who are being laid off or losing hours. Employers who want to post jobs go here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake


Update 3/24/20 1:30pm Video message/update from Borough Mayor Paul Anzano can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Update 3/23/20 4:00pm – Message from area Senior Services Coordinator Please check in on your senior citizen friends and neighbors. Information and suggestions from Randi Knechel can be found here or by calling 609-537-0236.

Update 3/23/20 2:00PM – State of NJ COVID-19 Info Center New Jersey has activated a new online COVID-19 website at covid19.nj.gov that now includes a COVID-19 self evaluation/self diagnostic page.

COVID 19 HOTLINE Our Health Department has developed a hyperlocal call line to address the large volume of inquiries related to COVID 19. This call line is intended for residents and businesses in Montgomery Township, and the Boroughs of Hopewell, Pennington, and Rocky Hill. The call line will be staffed Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. The phone number is 908-533-9319.

The Health Department will post a brief recorded message to answer general questions after hours, and voicemails will be returned the next business day. If you have questions about your own personal health, please reach out to your healthcare provider.

List of meeting/event cancelations

The Borough website will be updated regularly as events and public meetings are canceled, changed or postponed.

Update 3/21/20 Effective immediately, all non-essential public works tasks are suspended. Crews will respond to emergencies and public safety issues but WILL NOT be collecting brush, etc. Please do not put brush at curbside. Trash/recycling schedules are unchanged.

  • 3/28 MCIA Hazardous/Electronic waste event has been CANCELED
  • 3/31 Garbage and Recycling pickup to occur as regularly scheduled.  
  • 4/1 Hopewell Borough Planning Board meeting has been CANCELED
  • 4/2 Hopewell Borough Council Meeting to be conducted electronically (information to follow)

While Borough Hall is closed to walk-up business and visitors, consider making your tax or water/sewer payment online. 

  • TAXES:
    pay online
  • WATER/SEWER
    pay online
Updates and Alerts from Hopewell Borough

This section of the website will be regularly updated, please check back for updates and alerts from the Borough. 

Update 11:00AM 3/27/20 The April Planning Board meeting has been canceled.  The 4/2 Borough Council meeting will be conducted electronically. Information on how to view the meeting and public participation will be posted on the Borough’s website.  

Update 4:00PM 3/23/20 Information on the State’s COVID-19 self Assessment web page and a message from the Hopewell Valley Senior Services Coordinator has been under the “Information from Hopewell Borough on the Corona Virus” heading.

Update 3:00PM 3/21/20 Effective immediately, all non-essential public works tasks are suspended. Crews will respond to emergencies and public safety issues but WILL NOT be collecting brush, etc. Please do not put brush at curbside. Trash/recycling schedules are unchanged.

Update 2:15PM 3/21/20 Governor Murphy has issued additional executive orders to combat Coronavirus. Executive Order 107 closes all non-essential brick and mortar businesses to the public, with several exceptions including the continued allowance of take out and delivery from restaurants and liquor stores, markets, medical facilities, gas stations, laundry-mats/dry-cleaners, banks, pharmacies, convenience stores and mail delivery stores. Essential retail businesses must, wherever practicable, provide pickup services outside or adjacent to their stores for goods ordered in advance online or by phone. Please read the full order here.

Update 4:45PM 3/20/20 The Hopewell Valley Regional School District has partnered with Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough and local faith based organizations to support families and individuals in need throughout the Valley during the COVID 19 outbreak.  Starting Monday March 23 the Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry will be operational. Information on how to request assistance and grocery deliveries or to volunteer/donate can be found here.  

Update 5:30PM 3/19/20 Our Health Department has developed a hyperlocal call line to address the large volume of inquiries related to COVID 19. The phone number is 908-533-9319 and will be staffed Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. Further information can be found on this page under the “Information from Hopewell Borough on the Corona Virus” heading.

Update 9:00AM 3/19/20 Following guidance from the State of NJ and our health officials, all Borough playgrounds and play equipment will be closed until further notice.  Please abide by the signs posted at the Hopewell park playground, and the playgrounds/basketball court at the railroad station.  Parks remain open for walking, hiking, jogging and other passive uses.  Remember to practice social distancing while outside and to avoid congregating in groups.  

Update 7:30PM 3/18/20  Joint Press Release from Hopewell Boro, Hopewell Township and Pennington health department on middle school teacher positive COVID-19 test

Update 2:00PM 3/18/20  Message to the Hopewell Borough community from Mayor Anzano (view as PDF or view as JPEG).

Update 4:00PM 3/17/20 Emergency Declaration Order from Hopewell Borough addressing public meetings and Borough events through April 30, 2020.

Update 4:45PM 3/16/20 Hopewell Borough Declaration of Public Health Emergency (resolution 2020-47) and Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 104 providing additional mandated closures in New Jersey including all dining-in restaurants as of 8:00PM on Monday 3/16 (take-out, curbside and delivery is not affected by the restrictions) 

Update 1:00PM 3/16/20 Governor Murphy’s Announcement on Additional COVID-19 Measures, including closures starting 8PM


About Hopewell Borough: Originally settled in the early 1700’s and later incorporated in 1891, Hopewell Borough today remains one of New Jersey’s most quaint and historic treasures. Travelers passing through the Borough in 2020 can easily imagine days of yesteryear, when horses and trolleys carried passengers through town or to Trenton and nearby destinations. One glance down Broad Street with its many acclaimed restaurants, unique and antique shops, specialty service establishments and centuries-old residences, and it is understandable why New Jersey Monthly magazine consistently ranks Hopewell Borough as one of the “10 best small towns in NJ” and one of the “25 best places to call home in the Garden State.” In 2012, Hopewell Borough’s main thoroughfare, Broad Street (CR518) was named a “Great Place in NJ” by the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ).

Please visit our site regularly for updates and utilize the contact information and menus above for information for residents, visitors and doing business with our town.