Warning About PSE&G Scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging its customers to be alert to scams this season. Customers should be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.”

“We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of scams being reported to us by customers,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “The only way to protect against these scams is for customers to be cautious when contacted by someone seeking access to their home or demanding immediate payment. Even one customer being cheated is one too many.”

Phone scammers use scare tactics — threatening service termination if they do not receive immediate payment with a pre-paid credit card. PSE&G offers a number of payment options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment.

Door-to-door scammers use trickery — showing up at someone’s house dressed like a utility worker and say they need to “check a problem.” Often, after they gain access they burglarize the home. Always ask for I.D.

When in doubt or if suspicious in any way, PSE&G urges customers to call the number listed on their bill: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) and report scamming activity to their local police department.

Attention, Medford Dog Owners

Dog licenses are due for renewal January 1 to January 31, 2016. The license may be purchased at the Medford Township Municipal Building, 17 North Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Dog license fees are $12.00 plus an additional $3.00 for any dog that has not been spayed or neutered. Proof of rabies vaccination is required and must be valid until November 2016 in order to acquire a 2016 dog license. Licensing may also be completed by mail by using the form located on our website HERE. If you have any questions, please call us at 609-654-2608 ext. 328 or 334.

A late fee of $15.00 will be charged for licenses purchased after January 31, 2016.

Free Rabies Clinic

A Free Rabies Clinic for both Dogs and Cats will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at Cranberry Hall, located behind the Medford Township Municipal Office Building, 17 N. Main St., Medford.

Medford Township Dog Licenses may also be purchased at the rabies clinic from 9:00am to 12:00 noon inside the Municipal Office Building.

Medford Township Police Join Project Medicine Drop Initiative

The Medford Township Police is proud to announce that it has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at police headquarters.

This initiative makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Medford Township residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.

Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Medford Township. We encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential of abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications.

The department’s new Project Medicine Drop is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters, located at 91 Union Street. Residents may visit the Medford Township Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications.

Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s and Medford Township’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.

Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess or expired prescription medications.

Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites, like Medford Township, make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps to prevent the abuse of these drugs. More information about Project medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.

December 2015 MCA Board Meeting Agenda

Medford Commons Association Inc
Board of Directors Meeting
14 December 2015
Meyers Building

We invite any Member of Medford Commons to attend this open meeting. Please email webmaster@medfordcommons.com if you are a non-Board member and wish to attend the meeting, so that we may ensure seating is available in our limited space.

  1. Election Of Officers
  2. Committee Assignments
  3. Executive Closed Session-(Insurance and Steele contracts)
  4. Meeting Reopens:
  5. Approval of November 6 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes (Action item)
  6. Treasurers Report (Action Item)
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Architecture
    2. Lakes
    3. Environment
      • Trees (Bartlett Report) – Action Item?
      • Contract action
      • Grounds et.al
      • Meadowbrook Sign
      • Island Research Committee
      • Additional lighting
  8. Maintenance-Street light action taken
  9. Other
    • MVCC Contract
    • Other