April 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the Bordentown Township Banner!
Our goal is to keep residents, friends and neighbors informed
about the latest Township news and events.

Blood Drive for Daniel Applegate

The Daniel’s Fight Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 16 from 1-7 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive. Support others like Daniel and save lives while donating blood. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome depending on space. Masks and ID cards are required. Click here for more information.

DEA National Take Back Day

Learn more about the DEA’s National Take Back Day. Don’t be the dealer. Keep them safe, clean them out and take them back. Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn more.

Don't be the DEALER

April is Cat Licensing Month

April is Cat Licensing Month - $13 per cat and only $10 if spayed or neutered. As the Bordentown Township Municipal Building remains closed to the public, licensing can be done by mail or by dropping information and payment into the Clerk’s box located in the building lobby. Learn more.

April Is Cat Licensing Month

Upcoming May Shredder Day

Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is taking place on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Public Works Garage located at 266 Crosswicks Road.

Bordentown City and Township residents can prepare for Shredder Day by reviewing the below safety guidelines:

  1. Remove anything you don't want shredded before arriving.
  2. Things should be clearly labeled or obvious as to what is to be shredded.
  3. We request all papers to be shredded are placed in the trunk or rear of the car.
  4. Stay in your car during the entire process.
  5. Upon being signaled, please open the trunk to allow the volunteers access to the paper.
  6. Anything you want to be returned to your car should clearly be labeled as such.
  7. Once we are done with your car you will exit by Derby Firehouse, once safe to do so.

Please be reminded that Shredder Day is for household shredding only – no businesses!

Shredder Day

Welcoming Officer Mark Sherman
To The Bordentown Township Police Department

Officer Mark Sherman

Bordentown Township Officials are excited to welcome Officer Mark Sherman as a full-time police officer with the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD).

Mark Sherman was appointed by the Bordentown Township Committee as a full-time police officer with the Bordentown Township Police Department on Monday, March 8, 2021. Officer Sherman attended elementary school in Bordentown City; and he and his family have resided in Fieldsboro for many years.

“Chief Pesce and the Township Committee made it a priority to expand our pool of candidates to increase the diversity in our Police Department, showing our commitment to progressive actions and responsiveness to our community,” explained Bordentown Township Mayor Stephen Benowitz.“The Township Committee is grateful to have Chief Pesce leading our Police Department, and he and the Department have our full support.”

Officer Sherman is a 14-year veteran of the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and joins the BTPD via the NJ Civil Service Commission's Intergovernmental Transfer Program. This program promotes more efficient public service by allowing civil service jurisdictions to share talented and experienced individuals in a quick fashion.

“Officer Sherman comes highly regarded and recommended by both his supervisors and colleagues at the Sheriff's Department,” said Bordentown Township Police Department Chief Brian Pesce. “Mark is extremely qualified with an abundance of previous training and certifications, including crisis intervention, de-escalation and community policing which are all cornerstones of our department.”

“We are thrilled to add Officer Sherman to our Police Department. He comes highly recommended from the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and will immediately benefit our community with his experience and areas of expertise,” said Deputy Mayor/Police Liaison Eric Holliday. “As Committee Liaison to the Police Department, I have personally seen all the positive actions that Chief Pesce and our officers make in our community, and Officer Sherman will step right in and continue this progress.”

2021 Municipal Budget

The Bordentown Township Committee proudly introduced the 2021 Municipal Budget and announced that municipal taxes will not increase for the eighth time since 2013. Read the full release.

Meet Your Township Employee
Jon Lamont

Jon currently lives in Fieldsboro, New Jersey. He joined Bordentown’s Construction Office staff in April of 2019. Jon is a Building Inspector and Fire Inspector.

Jon went to school and graduated from Bordentown Regional High School and continued his education at both Mercer and Middlesex County Colleges.

Jon has two children, a son, Nathan that is 20 years of age and his daughter who is 16 years old.

Jon enjoys anything that has to do with motorcycles.

Jon’s direct number is: 609-298-2800 ext. 2116.

Employee Spotlight

News from the Bordentown Township
Environmental Commission

Presenting the 2021 Sustainable New Jersey Green Pledge Remotely
Follow the below steps to fill out this year’s Sustainability Challenge:

  1. Visit this link.
  2. Fill out the pledge.
  3. Download the file.
  4. Accept and choose “with changes”.
  5. Send an email with your pledge attached to [email protected].
  6. Please make the subject line “2021 Challenge”.
  7. Make sure to add the pledge as an attachment.
  8. This must be completed on a computer.

Our Township has been awarded both Silver and Bronze awards from Sustainable New Jersey. We have attained these through the hard work of our Environmental Commission, our Green Team, our residents, and the cooperation of our Township Committee. We need only one member from each household to complete the 2021 Sustainable New Jersey Green Pledge. We are always grateful to our residents for their help and time.  

New Jersey Green Pledge

TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste Program
The Bordentown Township Environmental Commission is participating in TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program – collecting non-recyclable oral care products and snack wrappers to reduce waste. Learn more and participate.
Reminder to Recycle
Bordentown Township is also participating in NexTrex’s Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Learn more about the challenge and see items to recycle, here.

What to Recycle

Upcoming April Meetings:

Please be sure to check the Bordentown Township website for any changes or meeting cancellations. All Township meetings are being held virtually and login information can be found on the Township website with the respective agendas. The Township April Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, April 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee Meeting will feature a special budget presentation from the Township’s Auditors, Bowman and Company.
Join and access the meeting by clicking here.

Monday, April 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee Meeting will include the public hearing and possible adoption of the 2021 Municipal Budget.
Join and access the meeting by clicking here.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, April 27 @ 7:30 p.m.  

Planning Board Meeting:
Thursday, April 22 @ 7 p.m.

Helpful Links

Bordentown Township Website: www.bordentowntownship.com
NJ Department of Health Website: www.covid19.nj.gov
Burlington County Website: www.co.burlington.nj.us
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website: www.cdc.gov

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