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The HMUA is committed to providing the community with safe, clean drinking water and quality wastewater management, while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.

Job Opening - Wastewater Utility Operator Trainee October 11, 2019

The Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (HMUA) is a water and wastewater utility serving five municipalities in Warren and Morris Counties, NJ.  HMUA operates a 3.3 mgd Water Pollution Control Plant, 4 pump stations and 73 miles of sewers.  Wastewater Utility Operator Trainee will perform tasks and job functions associated with the daily operation of the wastewater utility.  Work may include daily rounds; operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of pumping and treatment equipment; and other jobs associated with the operation of the utility.  Work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, with rotating weekly emergency on-call/duty, including weekends and holidays. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions. Applicant must reside within a 20 minute response time to the Town of Hackettstown. 

Qualifications:  High School diploma or equivalent required.  Candidates are required to possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), Class B, with tanker endorsement.  Candidates that do not meet the CDL requirement may be eligible for consideration but a CDL, Class B, must be obtained within 1 year of position appointment.  Candidate must be willing and motivated to attend Operator Training classes and work toward obtaining NJ State Wastewater Collection System (C) and Treatment (S) Licenses.

The applicant shall be able to walk, bend and be able lift over 50 pounds.  Must have the ability to climb ladders up and down and enter into confined space areas. Applicant must be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time. Strong mechanical and computer skills are a plus.  Experience with operation of wastewater treatment, pumping systems and gravity sewer systems a plus, along with the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation associated with these systems.  Dump truck/backhoe operation experience is also a plus.

Applications, resumes and all inquiries should be directed to Pete Tynan, Wastewater Utility Superintendent, at ptynan@hmua.com or 908-852-3622.

The HMUA offers a competitive salary, NJ State health benefits, dental, pension (PERS), and generous paid time off and holidays.  HMUA is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – NOVEMBER 12, 2019 October 11, 2019

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-23, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the HMUA Administration Building, 424 Hurley Drive, Hackettstown, NJ, at 7:00 PM, to consider the adoption of changes to the water and sewer connection fees listed in Section VII of its Rules and Regulations.  Proposed changes are outlined below.

  • Water Connection Fee -$5,773 Per EDU
  • Sewer Connection Fee -$5,500 Per EDU

The proposed fee adjustments will be considered to become effective immediately upon approval of the HMUA Board following the public hearing.  The bases for the proposed Connection Fee changes are available for inspection at the HMUA Administration Building.

All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and to offer comment and pose questions to the person(s) offering evidence in support of the proposed actions.

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                                          Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority

                                          Kathleen Corcoran, PE, PP, PMP, Executive Director

RESOLUTION TO CALL UPON THE NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE TO REJECT SENATE BILL 3870 AND ASSEMBLY BILL 5391 August 30, 2019

The following Resolution #19-3412 was proposed by Kunz, who moved its adoption: 

 WHEREAS, the mission of the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority, having offices at 424 Hurley Drive, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 is to provide safe, clean reliable and cost-effective drinking water and quality wastewater/sewage management services; and

WHEREAS, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority believes that the public has a right to vote on important community concerns such as the ownership of its water and sewerage systems; and

WHEREAS, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority believes that ratepayers of water and sewer systems should not be burdened with costs unrelated to the operation and maintenance of those systems; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 3870 and Assembly Bill 5391 eliminate the public referendum currently required for the sale of a sewerage system and so deprive the public of the opportunity to decide about the ownership and operation of one the most basic and important of local services; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 3870 and Assembly Bill 5391 permit approaches to valuation of a sewerage system that will unfairly inflate the sales price and burden ratepayers in the selling community and elsewhere in the State with paying for inflated cost; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 3870 and Assembly Bill 5391 tilt the playing field in favor of an investor-owned utility purchaser; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 3870 and Assembly Bill 5391 discourage municipalities from fully exploring the viability of other approaches to owning and maintaining a sewerage system that may be less burdensome to ratepayers, such as continuing to own and operate the sewerage system, regionalizing with other public units, entering into shared services agreements, or entering into a sales agreement with other public agencies such as authorities; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority calls upon all Members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly to protect the best interests of ratepayers and preserve, for the public good, public ownership and operation of sewerage systems to vote “No” on S3870/A5391.

 This Resolution was seconded by John DiMaio and upon roll call vote carried:

 AYES               Kuster, Harper, John DiMaio, Kunz

NOES               None

ABSTAINED      None

ABSENT           Jerry DiMaio

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the forgoing is a true and accurate copy of a Resolution adopted by the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority at its meeting on August 13, 2019.                                                     

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Kathleen Corcoran, PE, PP, PMP

 

Executive Director and Secretary

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