Bridge Reconstruction Notice

On or about Monday, December 5, 2016 the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will start the rehabilitation of the two bridges on River Drive, one over Fiddlers Creek, and one over Steele Run, which have been closed for over three years.

Sections of River Drive, near these two bridges, will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the duration of the project.

This project is to be completed in 150 calendar days, weather permitting.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Mission Statement


"Healthy People in a Healthy Community"

To assure all valley residents a safe community and healthy environment to
raise their families through Public Health based environmental health
regulation and personal health services which meet the needs of all members
of the community and to promote healthy lifestyles through preventive education initiatives.


Long Range Goals

Implementation and compliance with the public health practice standards ten (10) essential public health functions.

These include the following:

Monitor health status to identify community health problems

  1. Diagnose and investigate health problems in the community

  2. Inform, educated and empower people regarding health
    issues

  3. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems

  4. Develop policies and plans which support individual and
    community health efforts

  5. Enforce the laws and regulations that protect health and
    ensure safety

  6. Link people to needed personal health services and assure
    health care when it is otherwise unavailable

  7. Ensure a competent local public health system and assure a
    competent personal health care workforce

  8. Evaluate the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of
    personal and population based health services

  9. Research for innovative solutions to health problems


    This will be accomplished through a collaborative process with the County and other health departments and health services agencies in the greater Mercer area.

    Short Range goals
    1. Develop community partnerships with Key agencies and organizations.

    2. Review the APEX Organizational capacities report and develop a plan to meet the deficiencies noted in the outcome report.

    3. Start work on MAPP at a local level and County level.

    4. Continue working towards a computerized data information system for well and septic information.

    5. Encourage the township committee move forward with adopting a wastewater management district as recommended in the Master plan.

    6. To plan for its implementation, including the hiring of staff.

    7. Continue to work with property owners on septic and well issues when as part of the recently enacted sale, rental and change of use ordinance.

    8. Reintroduce the oil tank ordinance after rewriting the sections found to be confusing by the court.

 

 
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