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1.      YET another train accident.

2.      2 in 2 days along the Mississippi River.  Saturday was ethanol (see article below) and Sunday was crude oil.

3.      The Elk River in W. Va. in 2014.  Below is yet another in February 2015 also on the Mississippi in Iowa.  The list goes on and on.

4.      How many train accidents does it take before we realize that accidents are going to happen so the most prudent way to protect human health and the natural resource is to NOT put the facility next to the very resource we’re ALL saying is so important for our drinking water.

5.      No matter where the plant is located there are risks, but Dean Seivers Place requires Elcon to transport 175,000 tons of as many as 596 hazardous chemicals TO the River.

6.      The train cars will need to travel about 1 mile along the Delaware River before it enters the siding into Elcon’s facility where it encroaches through the 50-foot wetland buffer – the wetlands that are hydrologically connected back to the Delaware.

7.      The Philadelphia Water Department, PADEP, the DRBC and any of the other agencies and officials can’t ignore the high probability of train accidents.

8.      We are at the point in the permitting approval process where those agencies and our elected officials can come up big and prevent our region from having to experience those same catastrophic events that are playing-out in other areas.  They are the “gate-keepers” for the region’s drinking water, natural resources and public safety and health.

9.      And what about impacts of a spill on the area’s wildlife?  The fish, aquatic insects, etc are significantly more than merely “furry little creatures.”  They are an essential part of a food chain we all depend on.

Here’s what you can do

1.      Attend tomorrow’s DRBC meeting at:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 1:30 pm

Delaware River Basin Commission

Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

2.      If you cannot attend, send DRBC Executive Director an email (steve.tambini@drbc.nj.gov) (cc: Fred@delawareriverkeeper.org)

Sample e-mail:  Mr. Tambini, DRBC Executive Director

Re: ELCON docket D-2014-009-1

I am asking DRBC to deny Elcon’s request (current or future) to site a hazardous chemical and pharmaceutical waste treatment facility at the proposed site in Falls Township.  We also ask DRBC to deny Elcon’s request to be a major importer of waste water into the Basin. Elcon is proposing to locate in the 500-year floodplain.  The DRBC’s Flood Advisory Committee, which consisted of floodplain and flooding experts, recommended in the 2009 FRES Report that “critical facilities” such as schools, hospitals and (DRN is supposing chemical hazardous waste facilities) should be located outside of the 500-year floodplain.  The DRBC cannot approve a permit for a facility that will be located at a site that DRBC flooding experts warn is a flood risk.

Elcon’s hazardous waste treatment and storage facility is a uniquely dangerous project for the people and businesses that depend on the Delaware River for their water.

Please ask DRBC Board Members to approve a separate hearing on the Elcon Project. Having sufficient time for public comments and expert input is critical for the water, health and safety of millions of people.

Thank you.

Your name and address

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Leaf Collection

Leaf Pick up will begin the first week of November in the south end of the town.

Please place only leaves for pick up. The other debris will cause the machine to break down.

Brush Pick up will be done the first week of November in the north end of the town and the second week of November in the South end of town. Please keep piles separate from leaves.

Please call the Public Works Department for further information at: (609)-291-2133.

 Thank you for your support!

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2015 Turkey Trot


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RFP For Special Planner - Affordable Housing

Notice of the Township of Bordentown

In Solicitation of a

Professional Services Agreement

for Special Planner – Affordable Housing 

The Township of Bordentown is seeking proposals for the above services for the period December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016 (thirteen months). 

All applicants must submit six (6) copies of their proposals to Colleen M. Eckert, Township Clerk, One Municipal Drive, Bordentown, New Jersey, by 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on November 12, 2015.  The Municipal Clerk will open all proposals submitted on November 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Municipal Clerk’s Office of the Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ  08505.

The front exterior of the proposal’s transmitting container or packaging must clearly be marked with the words “Proposed PSA for Special Planner – Affordable Housing, Township of Bordentown”.

Information to be addressed by the proposals:

Applicants should, please, refer to the portion of this notice found immediately below entitled Professional Services Agreements – 2015 Award Criteria. There, applicants will find the information that is required of applicants and that applicants must address completely.  Proposals that, upon Township receipt and review, fail to address all Award Criteria completely shall receive no further consideration.

Professional Services Agreements – 2015 Award Criteria

     Criteria 1: Qualifications

The applicant must specify the qualifications that the applicant asserts would address the services required.  The qualifications would include, but not necessarily be limited to, education, advanced academic credentials, certifications, licenses, awards, formal recognitions, and affiliations.

     Criteria 2: General Experience

The applicant must provide evidence of general experience in performing the required services.

     Criteria 3: Specific Experience

The applicant must, to any specific extent possible, provide the applicant’s direct experience in performing the required services for the Township of Bordentown.   

     Criteria 4:  Quantified Achievement:

The applicant must provide a brief synopsis of the most significant achievement attained by the applicant within the scope and nature of the services required.  The result of the achievement must be quantifiably demonstrated, and the applicant must explain the significance of the achievement.

     Criteria 5: Compensation

The applicant must propose compensation for the services required in the form of a complete hourly rate schedule to cover all services necessary for the preparation of an affordable housing plan, adoption by the Planning Board and Township Committee, and submission to, and approval by,  the NJ Superior Court, in accordance with current NJ Supreme Court Ruling.

     Criteria 6: References

The applicant must provide three professional or business related sources of reference and two personal sources of reference.

If awarded a contract, your company/firm shall be required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.

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PSE&G Warns Customers about Uptick in Phone Payment Scams

PSE&G Warns Customers about Uptick in Phone Payment Scams

Small Businesses Targeted

(Newark, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2015) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging its customers to be alert to a scam that is increasingly targeting small businesses. In the scam individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees threaten to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made that day with a pre-paid card. When in doubt or if suspicious in any way, PSE&G urges customers to call the number listed on their bill: 1-800-436-7734.

“This is an old scam with a new twist,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “Now some scammers are imitating PSE&G’s interactive voice response system prompt menu, so when customers call them back, they hear something similar to what they would experience if they called PSE&G’s customer service line. The number of calls we’ve received from customers alerting us to this scam has increased significantly in the past several weeks.”

How does the scam work?

  • An individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee calls a customer -- most often small business customers -- and tells them that without immediate payment via a pre-paid card their service will be shut off.
  • Customers are given a telephone number to call back after they have purchased the card. When they call that number, they hear interactive voice response prompts that imitate those they would hear when calling the real PSE&G customer service line.
  • When a fake representative answers the line, they ask for the number on the back of the pre-paid card. After the scammers have that number, they can take the money from the card -- usually within a matter of minutes.       

What should customers know?

  • Customers should be wary of callers who demand immediate payment and threaten service termination. PSE&G offers a number of payment options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment.
  • When PSE&G makes an outbound phone call to customers, customer-specific information is shared with the customer. That information includes the account name, address, number and current balance. If customers do not receive this correct information, it is likely that they are not speaking with a PSE&G representative.
  • Any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of a call from PSE&G should call PSE&G directly at 1-800-PSEG (7734).
  • PSE&G customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 10 days in advance. Customers who are struggling to pay their bill are encouraged to call PSE&G at 1-800-357-2262 to discuss payment options and visit pseg.com/help to learn about payment assistance programs that can help.

PSE&G is working with law enforcement to investigate the matter and is also reaching out to its contacts at local community service agencies asking them to spread the word to their clients. Small business customers who have provided their email addresses are being alerted to the scam.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

Visit PSEG at:


PSEG on Facebook

PSEG on Twitter

PSEG on LinkedIn

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Contact DEP For Odor Complaints

Residents of Bordentown Township who experience landfill and/or industrial odors in their neighborhood should contact the NJDEP hotline by calling 1-877-927-6337 to report the odors.

If you suspect the odors are coming from the nearby landfills in Pennsylvania, please be sure to also report the odors to the Pennsylvania DEP by calling 1-484-250-5991 during normal business hours or by calling 1-484-250-5900 after hours and weekends.  Residents can also submit an online report to the PADEP by clicking this link:


Reporting odors to the NJDEP and PADEP will help the township with documenting the incidents to the authorities that can lend assistance to resolve the problems. Calling the hotline numbers is very important because it will force corrective action.

In addition to reporting the odors to the two state agencies listed above, residents may also wish to consider reporting a landfill odor to Waste Management directly by calling 609-499-0500.  This number is direct to Waste Management.  By calling this line, your complaint should initiate a quicker response from their staff in order to investigate and correct whatever situation may be causing the odors. 

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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE for County Route 545 & County Route 660 (Old York Rd.), Bordentown & Chesterfield Townships



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Shop Burlington County First, Get Rewards

shopburlcofirst.pngThe Burlington County Chamber of Commerce has team up with the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and many local business associations to bring you Shop Burlington County.

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlington County businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy. When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County’s economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County’s 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

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Burlington County Bucks Gift Card
Gift cards are available in $10 and $25 increments and are redeemable all SBCF participants (unless prohibited by law).
Gift cards can be purchased through the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce and other participating associations.

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