So-long, Ho-Ho-Kus.

See ya later, Sea Bright.

And pack it up, Walpack — population approximately sixteen, give or take one or two.

Those are just some of the 188 or so municipalities that would be wiped out as independent entities if the state were to force towns with fewer than 5,000 residents to merge with their neighbors.

(See the list and map below.)

The recommendation was listed in a draft report to lawmakers by a bipartisan group that Senate President Steve Sweeney empaneled to find ways to reduce the cost of government and find new sources of revenue.

The suggested recommendations by the Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup also include adding new tolls on interstates, creating regional school districts and police departments, capping sick-leave payouts for public workers at $7,500, and creating a circuit-breaker property tax relief program based on homeowner income.

But perhaps the most controversial proposal in the four-page document might be forcing the merger of municipalities in a state has been known for creating more, not fewer, municipalities and layers of government.

New Jersey municipalities number 565 — each with their own mayor and legislative bodies and administrators.

Some towns are so tiny, it's worth asking why they exist.

Tavistock (population of five) and Pine Valley, with a whopping 12 people, are little more than golf courses. Teterboro, population 69, is mostly an airport.

It may have seemed like a no-brainer, but it took the borough and township of Princeton five decades to finally come together in 2013.

Last year on election day, then-Gov. Chris Christie got into a spat with a voter who took him to task for not merging Mendham Township, in which Christie lives, and Mendham Borough. In 2013, township voters agreed to at least discuss the idea of a merger.

While Christie supported the idea, it didn't go far — and the governor doesn't have the authority to force towns to merge. Christie suggested the woman run for office.

But don't fret just yet, Lavallette. It's still to early to tell where these recommendations will make it into the group's final report, which itself would not be legally binding.

Should your town exist?

Municipalities in red have fewer than 5,000 residents. You can navigate and click the map for more info. A full list of towns is below.

Municipalities with population under 5,000

MunicipalityPopulation
ALEXANDRIA TWP4,938
ALLAMUCHY TWP4,323
ALLENHURST BORO496
ALLENTOWN BORO1,828
ALLOWAY TWP3,467
ALPHA BORO2,369
ALPINE BORO1,849
ANDOVER BORO606
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BORO4,385
AUDUBON PARK BORO1,023
AVALON BORO1,334
AVON-BY-THE-SEA BORO1,901
BARNEGAT LIGHT BORO574
BASS RIVER TWP1,443
BAY HEAD BORO968
BEACH HAVEN BORO1,170
BELVIDERE TOWN2,681
BETHLEHEM TWP3,979
BEVERLY CITY2,577
BLOOMSBURY BORO870
BOONTON TWP4,263
BORDENTOWN CITY3,924
BRADLEY BEACH BORO4,298
BRANCHVILLE BORO841
BRIELLE BORO4,774
BROOKLAWN BORO1,955
BUENA BORO4,603
CALIFON BORO1,076
CAPE MAY CITY3,607
CAPE MAY POINT BORO291
CHESILHURST BORO1,634
CHESTER BORO1,649
CLINTON TOWN2,719
CORBIN CITY492
CRANBURY TWP3,857
DEAL BORO750
DEERFIELD TWP3,119
DELANCO TWP4,283
DELAWARE TWP4,563
DEMAREST BORO4,881
DOWNE TWP1,585
EAGLESWOOD TWP1,603
EAST AMWELL TWP4,013
EAST NEWARK BORO2,406
EGG HARBOR CITY4,243
ELK TWP4,216
ELMER BORO1,395
ELSINBORO TWP1,036
ENGLISHTOWN BORO1,847
ESSEX FELLS BORO2,113
ESTELL MANOR CITY1,735
FAR HILLS BORO919
FARMINGDALE BORO1,329
FIELDSBORO BORO540
FLEMINGTON BORO4,581
FOLSOM BORO1,885
FRANKLIN TWP - Hunterdon3,195
FRANKLIN TWP - Warren3,176
FREDON TWP3,437
FRELINGHUYSEN TWP2,230
FRENCHTOWN BORO1,373
GARWOOD BORO4,226
GIBBSBORO BORO2,274
GLEN GARDNER BORO1,704
GREEN TWP3,601
GREENWICH TWP - Cumberland804
GREENWICH TWP - Gloucester4,899
HAMBURG BORO3,277
HAMPTON BORO1,401
HARDING TWP3,838
HARDWICK TWP1,696
HARMONY TWP2,667
HARRINGTON PARK BORO4,664
HARVEY CEDARS BORO337
HAWORTH BORO3,382
HELMETTA BORO2,178
HI-NELLA BORO870
HIGH BRIDGE BORO3,648
HO-HO-KUS BORO4,078
HOPE TWP1,952
HOPEWELL BORO1,922
HOPEWELL TWP - Cumberland4,571
INTERLAKEN BORO820
ISLAND HEIGHTS BORO1,673
KINGWOOD TWP3,845
KNOWLTON TWP3,055
LAFAYETTE TWP2,538
LAKE COMO BORO1,759
LAKEHURST BORO2,654
LAMBERTVILLE CITY3,906
LAUREL SPRINGS BORO1,908
LAVALLETTE BORO1,875
LAWNSIDE BORO2,945
LAWRENCE TWP - Cumberland3,290
LEBANON BORO1,358
LIBERTY TWP2,942
LOCH ARBOUR VILLAGE194
LONG BEACH TWP3,051
LONGPORT BORO895
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP1,770
MAGNOLIA BORO4,341
MANNINGTON TWP1,806
MANTOLOKING BORO296
MEDFORD TWP4,146
MENDHAM BORO4,981
MERCHANTVILLE BORO3,821
MILFORD BORO1,233
MILLSTONE BORO418
MINE HILL TWP3,651
MONMOUTH BEACH BORO3,279
MONTAGUE TWP3,847
MOONACHIE BORO2,708
MOUNT EPHRAIM BORO4,676
MOUNTAIN LAKES BORO4,160
NATIONAL PARK BORO3,036
NEPTUNE CITY BORO4,869
NETCONG BORO3,232
NEWFIELD BORO1,553
NORTH WILDWOOD CITY4,041
NORTHVALE BORO4,640
OAKLYN BORO4,038
OCEAN GATE BORO2,011
OGDENSBURG BORO2,410
OLDMANS TWP1,773
OXFORD TWP2,514
PEAPACK-GLADSTONE BORO2,582
PEMBERTON BORO1,409
PENNINGTON BORO2,585
PILESGROVE TWP4,016
PINE BEACH BORO2,127
PINE VALLEY BORO12
POHATCONG TWP3,339
POINT PLEASANT BEACH BORO4,665
PORT REPUBLIC CITY1,115
QUINTON TWP2,666
RIVERDALE BORO3,559
RIVERTON BORO2,779
ROCKLEIGH BORO531
ROCKY HILL BORO682
ROOSEVELT BORO882
SADDLE RIVER BORO3,152
SANDYSTON TWP1,998
SEA BRIGHT BORO1,412
SEA GIRT BORO1,828
SEA ISLE CITY2,114
SEASIDE HEIGHTS BORO2,887
SEASIDE PARK BORO1,579
SHILOH BORO516
SHIP BOTTOM BORO1,156
SHREWSBURY BORO3,809
SHREWSBURY TWP1,141
SOUTH BOUND BROOK BORO4,563
SOUTH HACKENSACK TWP2,378
SOUTH HARRISON TWP3,162
SOUTH TOMS RIVER BORO3,684
SPRING LAKE BORO2,993
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS BORO4,713
SPRINGFIELD TWP - Burlington3,414
STANHOPE BORO3,610
STILLWATER TWP4,099
STOCKTON BORO538
STONE HARBOR BORO866
STOW CREEK TWP1,431
SURF CITY BORO1,205
SUSSEX BORO2,130
SWEDESBORO BORO2,584
TAVISTOCK BORO5
TETERBORO BORO67
TUCKERTON BORO3,347
UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP3,505
VICTORY GARDENS BORO1,520
WALPACK TWP16
WASHINGTON TWP - Burlington687
WENONAH BORO2,278
WEST AMWELL TWP3,840
WEST CAPE MAY BORO1,024
WEST WILDWOOD BORO603
WESTVILLE BORO4,288
WEYMOUTH TWP2,715
WHITE TWP4,882
WILDWOOD CREST BORO3,270
WINFIELD TWP1,471
WOODBINE BORO2,472
WOODBURY HEIGHTS BORO3,055
WOODLAND TWP1,788
WOODLYNNE BORO2,978
WOODSTOWN BORO3,505
WRIGHTSTOWN BORO802

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.