Allamuchy Township, New Jersey
|Allamuchy Township, New Jersey|
|— Township —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 4, 1873|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Small Municipality)|
|• Mayor||Betty Schultheis (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||Anne Marie Tracy|
|• Total||20.763 sq mi (53.777 km2)|
|• Land||20.454 sq mi (52.977 km2)|
|• Water||0.309 sq mi (0.800 km2) 1.49%|
|Area rank||136th of 566 in state
9th of 22 in county
|Elevation||623 ft (190 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||398th of 566 in state
11th of 22 in county
|• Density||211.3/sq mi (81.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||502nd of 566 in state
14th of 22 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) ([[UTC-4 "]])|
|GNIS feature ID||0882243|
Allamuchy Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 20.763 square miles (53.777 km2), of which, 20.454 square miles (52.977 km2) of it is land and 0.309 square miles (0.800 km2) of it (1.49%) is water.(40.920033,-74.819759). According to the
|Population 1930 - 1990.|
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,877 people, 1,692 households, and 1,133 families residing in the township. The population density was 188.8 people per square mile (72.9/km²). There were 1,774 housing units at an average density of 86.4 per square mile (33.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.49% White, 0.93% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.86% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% of the population.
There were 1,692 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the township the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $70,107, and the median income for a family was $89,653. Males had a median income of $54,743 versus $41,782 for females. The per capita income for the township was $43,552. About 0.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Allamuchy Township is governed by the Faulkner Act (Small Municipality) form of government. The Faulkner Act allows municipalities to adopt a Small Municipality form of government only for municipalities with a population of under 12,000. The government consists of a Mayor and a four-member Township Council, with all positions elected at large in partisan elections. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. Council members serve a term of three years, which are staggered so that one or two seats come up for election each year.
As of 2011[update], the Allamuchy Township Committee consists of Mayor James H. Cote (R, term ends December 31, 2012), Council President Betty Schultheis (R, 2012), Douglas Ochwat (R, 2012), Michael Sloane (R, 2011) and John Young (R, 2011).
Federal, state and county representation 
Allamuchy Township is located in the 5th Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Allamuchy Township had been in the 23rd state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 24th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Steve Oroho (R, Franklin) and in the General Assembly by Alison Littell McHose (R, Franklin) and Parker Space (R, Wantage Township). Space took office in March 2013, filling the seat vacated by Gary R. Chiusano, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy as Sussex County Surrogate. The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are elected at-large on a staggered basis with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual organization held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve sa Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2013[update], Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2013) Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015) and Freeholder Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township), Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Allamuchy Township School District. Allamuchy Elementary School, which had an enrollment of 386 students in the 2008-09 school year. The school's Superintendent is Dr. Timothy Frederiks. The Interim Business Administrator / Board Secretary is Peter Pearson.
Students in public school for grades 9-12 attend Hackettstown High School which serves students from Hackettstown, as well as students from the townships of Allamuchy, Independence and Liberty, as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Hackettstown School District.
Allamuchy Township was formerly served by the Allamuchy Train Station and Allamuchy Freight House until passenger service was ended in 1933. The Allamuchy Freight House is on the National Historic Register.
Notable events 
- In 1865 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd took the first telescopic photographs of the moon from his home at Tranquility Farm in Allamuchy.
- In 1902, Winthrop Rutherfurd commissioned Grand Central Station architect Whitney Warren to design Rutherfurd Hall. Completed in 1906, the Hall served as a hunting lodge family residence where prominent guests could be entertained, most famously U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt who was a close friend of Winthrop's second wife Lucy. The Rutherfurd family gave the Hall to the Catholic Church in 1959 after the completion of Interstate 80 brought more traffic and noise to the area. The Church changed the Hall's name to Villa Madonna and used it as a convent for an order of nuns for five decades before selling it the town to be used as a museum and community education facility. Now on the National Historic Register, Rutherfurd Hall first opened to the public in 2012.
- In 1972 a left-wing group called the Allamuchy Tribe, led by activists Rennie Davis and Jerry Rubin and funded by ex-Beatle John Lennon, met at the Peter Stuyvesant Farm in Allamuchy to organize protests against the 1972 Republican National Convention. FBI surveillance of the Allamuchy Tribe led to the Bureau putting pressure on Lennon to divest from political activity by threatening to deport him.
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- Allamuchy Township Official Web Site
- Warren County page for Allamuchy Township
- Allamuchy Elementary School
- Allamuchy Elementary School's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Allamuchy Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics
- Hackettstown School District
- History of Allamuchy, New Jersey
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