April 2022 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.

Celebrating April Holidays
Happy Easter & Passover

Wishing a very happy Passover and Easter to all who celebrate!

Celebrating April Holidays

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16

Join us for Bordentown Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt returning to Northern Community Park on Saturday, April 16. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the hunt beginning at 10 a.m. sharp. Bring your own baskets/bags and join in on this Easter fun!

Easter Egg Hunt

April Is Cat Licensing Month

Fees are $10 for a spayed/neutered cat and $13 for an unspayed/unneutered cat. After April 30, include a late fee of $5. Mail the following to the Clerk’s office at 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown NJ 08505:

  • Cat License Application
  • Rabies Vaccination certificate
  • Proof of spaying/neutering (if a new registration or if newly spayed/neutered)
  • Payment (check made payable to “Township of Bordentown”)
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope as the rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spaying/neutering will be returned to you by mail—along with your cat’s new license and tag.

If your cat is deceased or you have moved, please contact the office so our records can be updated. You can leave a message 24/7 at (609) 298-2800, Ext. 2104 or email us at [email protected]. If you have any questions concerning licensing of your cat, please feel free to contact us.

April Is Cat Licensing Month

Bordentown Township Celebrates
NJ Local Government Week
April 3-9

Bordentown Township is joining cities and municipalities throughout New Jersey in celebrating NJ Local Government Week taking place April 3-9. Sponsored by the NJ State League of Municipalities, NJ Local Government Week is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness about the importance of municipal government and its daily impact on residents.

Sending a big ‘Thank You’ to all of our dedicated Bordentown Township employees who work day in and day out to provide for our neighborhoods, township residents and friends. Learn more about our Bordentown Township municipal team and visit our website for more information.

NJ Local Government Week

Daniels Fight Blood Drive
Friday, April 8

Donate blood to support Daniel’s Fight at the Senior Community Center located at 3 Municipal Drive on Friday, April 8. Drive takes place from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended. For more information, click here.

Daniels Fight Blood Drive

Celebrating Earth Day
Friday, April 22

We’re celebrating our planet and environment this Earth Day, Friday, April 22! Did you know that last year, Bordentown Township purchased approximately 72 acres of property along the Delaware River that were previously slated for high-density housing? The property, once part of the Bordentown Waterfront Development project, is now planned for public open space, wildlife preservation, and environmental conservation.

Celebrating Earth Day Friday
April 22

Happy Earth Day from Bordentown Township's Environmental Commission

Earth Day is April 22, 2022! Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission celebrates Earth Day by providing ten ways to be environmentally friendly in 2022. Discover some easy ways that you can be more mindful and have a positive impact on our earth. Learn more.

Celebrating Earth Day Friday
April 22

Burlington County Mega-Site

The Burlington County Mega-Site has reopened for vaccination and booster doses for those 5 and older. Learn more and schedule your appointment.

Burlington County Mega-Site

2nd Quarter Taxes Due

Taxes for the 2nd Quarter of 2022 are due by May 1. Payment must be received by Tuesday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid incurring interest charges going back to May 1. Payments can be mailed (if received by May 10, not postmarked), brought in or dropped off in the secure lock box located in the lobby by the elevator. The Municipal Building Lobby is open 24/7 and is under video surveillance. If you have any questions, please call the tax office at 609-298-2800 extension 2106, or email [email protected].

Bordentown Township Shredder Day
Saturday, May 7

Mark your calendars! Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is set to take place Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Township’s Public Works Garage.

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!

Bordentown Township Shredder Day

Bike Donations at the 2022 Green Fair

Please save any bikes you are no longer using and donate them at the Bordentown Township Green Fair scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 11. The bikes will go to families in need. Learn more in the graphic below.

Bike Donations at the 2022 Green Fair

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four FREE at-home COVID-19 tests from USPS. Learn more and order yours today.

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Sign Up for CivicReady Alerts from Burlington County

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CivicReady alerts from Burlington County! Receive real-time alerts and notifications when you sign up. Learn more and sign up today.

Sign Up for CivicReady Alerts from Burlington County

Sign Up for Nixle Text Alerts

Sign up for Nixle text alerts to receive emergency notifications regarding road closures, traffic issues and more. Text “08505” to “88877” to opt in!

Sign Up for Alerts

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

New Jersey’s plastic bag ban begins next month. Prepare now and begin using a reusable grocery bag on your next shopping trip! Visit bagupnj.com for more information.

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Upcoming April Meetings:

Please be sure to check the Bordentown Township website for any changes or meeting cancellations. The Township April Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Senior Meetings:
Monday, April 18 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Meetings are being held in person at the
Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

VAC Meeting:
Tuesday, April 5 @ 7 p.m.
VAC Meetings are being held in person at the
Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee Meetings are being held in person at the Municipal Building. For agendas, please visit this link.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, April 14 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are held remotely on the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, April 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are held remotely on the Zoom platform. See agendas for access information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Everyone aged 5 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Learn more.

New Ordinances Adopted in 2022

To date, the Township Committee has adopted the following ordinances:

  • Incorporated the personnel manual into the Township Code.
  • Approved a standard five-year tax abatement for the improvements being made to the property at the corner of Rising Sun Road and Route 130.
  • Prohibited all classes of adult-use cannabis establishments except for valid pre-existing Alternative Treatment Centers who seek an expanded permit from the State of New Jersey.
  • Updated land use requirements for accessory uses, parking mandates and electric vehicle parking spaces for all new applications in accordance with the State’s goal to reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gases from the transportation center.

Full copies of all resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Township Committee are attached to the 2022 minutes found on the website. Copies can also be provided by the Township Clerk ([email protected] or 609-298-2800 x2108).

Your Township Government Update

In March, the Township welcomed Ethan Fayer as a new Township Police Officer.

In an effort to work more closely with neighboring municipalities, the Township Committee entered into a shared service agreement with the Fieldsboro & Bordentown City Municipal Courts to share the duties of a Court Administrator.

Township businesses are once again approved to continue outdoor dining subject to the Township’s safety conditions.

The Township Committee introduced the 2022 Municipal Budget. The proposed budget sets the municipal tax portion of property owner’s taxes to $.57 per $100 of assessed value. For the average Township home, the municipal portion of your tax bill will be $1,432.50. A public hearing on the budget will be held at the April 25, 2022 Township Committee meeting. It will be held in person in the Meeting Room/Courtroom of the Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive. At this time, tax payers and other interested parties can comment on the budget. Budget documents have been posted to the website.

March was also proclaimed as Women’s History Month.

Your Township Government Update

Planning Board and Land Use Updates

In 2022, the Township Planning Board amended its Township Master Plan to include an Economic Development element to serve as the framework for new commercial activity along the highway corridors. The Economic Development element included recommendations which were also adopted as an addendum to the Land Use element of the Master Plan.
The Master Plan and the elements are posted on the website.

The Township Community Development Office has added a series of interactive Web Apps to its webpage to provide residents with easily accessible information. These can be found here. It is anticipated that additional interactive applications will be made available as the year progresses.

Planning Board and Land Use Updates

Employee Spotlight
Laurie Finger

Laurie Finger is Bordentown Township’s Chief Financial Officer/Tax Collector and became part of our team last April. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Laurie married her husband Robert in June of 1981 and relocated to Howell, New Jersey in 1983. Together, they have a daughter Rachel who is 25 years old.

Laurie began her municipal career 38 years ago in 1984 in the field of Municipal Finance and held various positions including: Municipal Tax Collector, Municipal Clerk, Municipal Treasurer/CFO and Municipal Administrator.

She attended Bernard M. Baruch College and received a BBA in Business Administration. Additionally, she has earned many state certifications that include, Certified Municipal Tax Collector (1984), Registered Municipal Clerk (1986) and Certified Municipal Financial Officer (1988).

Laurie enjoys volunteering and is a current member of the Juvenile Conference Committee and is a former Girl Scout Leader. She loves spending time with her family, her loving dog, Max and close friends. She enjoys baking and makes “world famous” fudge. Laurie enjoys mentoring and teaching municipal finance and also loves quick getaways to Florida.

Laurie Finger can be reached via phone at 609-298-2800 ext. 5479 or by email [email protected].

Laurie Finger

Job Opportunities

The Township is looking for experienced EMTs. Always check the Township Website for job postings! We would love to have you join us.

Job Opportunities

Here to Help!

The Municipal Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Staff Directory can be found on our website. We are here to help, so please call or email us anytime!

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