Please click here for renderings of proposed improvements to Charles Bossert Park.
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:
Solid Waste Collection Update dated Jul. 18,2014:
After conferring with the management of Central Jersey Waste it was agreed that effective Monday Jul. 21,2014 Central Jersey Waste will supply a total of four trucks and eight men for Solid Waste Collection within the Township. Collection will not start before 7am and will conclude before 6pm. Again, should any of our residents encounter Solid Waste Collection issues, please report them to both the Public Works Dept.(609-291-2133) and Central Jersey Waste (609-771-8005) .
Mayor Stephen Benowitz
Solid Waste Collection issue on Monday Jul. 14th. 2014:
I want to apologize to the residents of Bordentown for the Solid Waste Collection issue that occurred on this past Monday. I have reviewed the contract to insure that an incident of this nature does not occur in the future. We, as your Township Committee, will take whatever action necessary to insure that the residents of Bordentown receive the best service possible. Should you encounter any issues related to the solid waste collection, please report them to both the Township Public Works Department (609-291-2133) and Central Jersey Waste (609-771-8005).
Georgetown Road (CR 545) Update:
I want to inform the residents of the Bordentown that the Burlington County Highway Department plans to make the repairs to a pipe under Georgetown Road between Williamsburg Drive and Clifton Mills Drive in the month of September 2014. I have also been advised that the Highway Department will begin planning for the modification of the intersection of Georgetown and Old York Roads. The plan is to construct a “Roundabout” at the intersection in the summer of 2015. The Highway Department has indicated that prior to any construction on this project a meeting will be scheduled and held with the residents of Bordentown.
Mayor Stephen Benowitz
Items we Recycle Now:
- Paper & Cardboard: Shredded paper must be in paper bag or cardboard box.
- Bottles and Cans: Now includes soup and sauce cartons.
- White Goods and Light Iron: Call for Wed. pickup if you are unable to drop off Bulk Aluminum
- Electronics: Ac adapters, Audio video equip., Ballasts(non PCB’s), Car batteries, CashRegisters, Cell and telephones, computers, Comp. Memory, Monitors(CRT or LCD), Comp. Periphery and parts, Copiers, E-Readers, Fax machines, Game Consoles, Gold clip ends, Hard Drives, Keyboards-mice-speakers, Laptop and Cell Batteries, Lead acid batteries, Microwave Ovens, Motherboards, MP3 players, PC fans and power supplies,Police scanners, Portable Radios, Printers, Scanners, Scales, TV’s(intact), Toner Cartridges, Vacuums, Wire(all types), Yokes
Items we will be accepting soon:
Antifreeze, Asphalt, Branches, Bagged Leaves, Concrete, Hardback books, Motor Oil, Paint, Tires, Stumps
Where: 266 Crosswicks Road
Time: 8am - 3:30pm Mon. - Fri.
Saturday hours coming soon
Everyone must check in at office.
Construction of Grainger Warehouse set to begin.
Land clearing and earth moving activities will begin at the site of the proposed Grainger Warehouse, beginning on Monday, June 30. The warehouse will be located on Bordentown-Hedding Road, in the Central Crossing Business Park, off of Rising Sun Road. More information about the construction schedule and other activities related to the Grainger warehouse will be posted here on the Township Website in the future.
View the Press Release.
The proposed Bordentown Township Municipal Budget will result in lower taxes for residents. The township has lowered its costs as a result of several projects, including moving payroll from an outsourced company to an in-house operation (saving $15,000), lowering utility bills, reducing debt, and encouraging employees to participate in a JIF wellness program to lower medical costs. At the same time new ratables have provided an increase in revenue.
Based on the average assessment, residents will see a decrease of three to four dollars per household. The decision was made to implement a modest decrease in 2014 in order to avoid a significant increase in 2015. The township has also worked on building up reserves by putting money away for tax appeals, setting up an emergency reserve fund, as well as increasing their budget surplus. This action has helped to improve the township's bond rating from AA- rating with a negative outlook to AA with a stable outlook.
They have also taken a very conservative outlook on "unanticipated revenue," or revenue that is expected, but has not yet been generated. Together, all of these measures will serve to guarantee the financial health of the township for the long term.
Due to recent construction, a metal plate has been placed in the roadway between the Turnpike overpass and Clifton Mill Drive. The Township would like to remind motorists to use caution during inclement weather in this area as it is on a curve and the plate may become slippery when wet. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
Beginning Monday, June 2, 2014 garbage collection services for the entire town will be every Monday for the entire Bordentown Township area. This change directly effects residents of District 2 (Southern section of town) who normally place trash at their curb on Tuesdays. Everyone in the Township will now have their garbage collected on Mondays.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.