Letters to Santa

Bordentown Township’s Mail Box will be ready for the Santa’s letters to be sent to the North Pole. You may bring your letters for Santa to our Tree Lighting on December 1st, 2014 at 6:00pm. The mail box will be outdoors weather permitting. The mail box will be brought indoors after the ceremony and placed inside the municipal building until Christmas Eve! We encourage our residents to bring their children’s letters to Santa to our mail box for speedy delivery to the North Pole.


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Rabies Clinic '15

The 2015 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic has been scheduled:

Bordentown Twp. Municipal Building
One Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Sat., January 10, 2015
10:00-12:00 noon

Licenses will be issued at that time.
$8 for spay/neutered and $11 for unspayed/neutered pets.
Any questions, please contact:
Municipal Clerk’s Office at (609) 298-2800, Ext. 8.
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Yellow Recycle Buckets

We will be picking up yellow buckets on Friday November 21.  All yellow buckets should be placed at the curb for pick up.  We will not come on your property.



Residents should NOT to put their yellow buckets inside the blue carts.  They can bring them to the public works recycling center during our regular operating hours.

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Registrar's Notice





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Mosquito Control 2014


The facts about pelletizing our wetlands with Abate5 (Temephos) here in Bordentown Township:

 E X T O X N E T

Extension Toxicology Network/Pesticide Information Profiles

A Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, and the University of California at Davis and the Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University.

  • Effects on aquatic organisms: Temephos shows a wide range of toxicity to aquatic organisms, depending on the formulation. Generally, the technical grade compound (tech) is moderately toxic and the emulsifiable concentrate (ec) and wettable powder (wp) formulations are highly to very highly toxic. The most sensitive species of fish is the rainbow trout with a temephos LD50 ranging from 0.16 mg/L (ec) to 3.49 mg/L (tech) [16]. Other 96-hour LD50 values are reported as: coho salmon 0.35 mg/L (ec), largemouth bass 1.44 mg/L (ec), channel catfish 3.23 mg/L (ec) to >10 mg/L (tech), bluegill sunfish 1.14 mg/L (ec) to 21.8 mg/L (tech), and Atlantic salmon 6.7 mg/L (ec) to 21 mg/L (tech) [6,8,13,16]. Freshwater aquatic invertebrates such as amphipods are very highly susceptible to temephos, as are some marine invertebrates such as mysids. The 96-hour LD50 of temephos in Gammarus lacustris is 0.08 mg/kg, and in stoneflies is 0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg [6,8,16]. Because the compound is an insecticide and is used effectively to control the aquatic larval stages of mosquitoes, black flies, and midges, its high toxicity to these organisms is not surprising. The product Abate 4E (46% emulsifiable concentrate) is very highly toxic to saltwater species such as the pink shrimp (LC50=0.005 mg/L) and the Eastern oyster (LC50=0.019 mg/L) [8]. The compound is nearly nontoxic to the bull frog with an LD50 of greater than 2000 mg/kg [8]. Temephos has the potential to accumulate in aquatic organisms. The bluegill sunfish accumulated 2300 times the concentration present in the water.
  • Effects on other organisms: The compound is highly toxic to bees, with a direct contact LC50 of 1.55 ug/bee [13].

The clear choice is to allow the natural predators in our wetlands and watershed control the mosquito population. Killing the natural predators only forces us to use stronger and more lethal chemicals year after year.

  • The increased ability to survive pesticide exposure is called resistance. Development of resistance to a pesticide can produce resistance to other pesticides with a similar active ingredient or that work in a similar manner. The ability to survive exposure to a chemical is often passed on genetically and will spread through a population.
  • Pesticide resistance to older pesticides including organophosphates has been documented in many mosquito populations. (Temephos is an organophosphate).

The county has been spraying pelletized Temephos in our wetlands since the 1970’s to control the mosquito population. It has been found that after several years the vector population builds up resistance to the chemical temephos. Columbia, Brazil, Thailand, India, Cuba and many other countries are now wrestling with the problem of Temephos resistance. Instead of giving the residents a false sense of security, we have chosen to stop using Temephos until the county switches to a different control. It is our understanding that BTi will be used in 2015 for vector control.

Although we have sprayed in our watershed and wetlands for many years, it has not eliminated West Nile virus from our community. We have requested and the county has agreed to spray BTi, which has been found to be very effective and less toxic, in all areas of our Township where the vector population is problematic or West Nile is detected. 

For further information about how you can control mosquitos in your yard, or questions about vector control in our community you can click the link or call 609-298-2800 (Bordentown Township) or 609-265-5064 (Burlington County Division of Mosquito Control).

email: mosquito@co.burlington.nj.us

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Upcoming Road Repairs


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Burlington County Fitness Programs

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2014 Flu Clinics

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New Environmental Resolutions

Please review the following environmental resolutions which have also been posted to the Environmental Commission Webpage.

Resolution 214-174-22

Resolution 214-174-23

Resolution 214-174-24

Resolution 214-174-25


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Social Security Changes

Social Security's Field Office Service Changes Beginning August 1, 2014

Overview of the new procedure

 As result of the upcoming Field Office Service Changes by the Social Security Administration,  the possession of the original Social Security card is a verification of your Social Security number. Beginning August 1, 2014 we will no longer issue Social Security number printouts in our field offices, nor will we be able to complete any letters verifying the clients Social Security Number. Individuals who need proof of their Social Security number and cannot find their card, will need to apply for a replacement card.

 To assist customers, there is a wealth of information and online service options available on our website at www.socialsecurity.gov. Or you can call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), and ask for helpful publications, such as:

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