December 2020 Newsletter

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

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here! Bordentown Township would like to wish you and your families a healthy, safe and happy holiday season!

Virtual Tree Lighting

Bordentown Township Mayor Steven Benowitz delivers this holiday message at the Virtual Tree Lighting. Click here for the Committee’s greetings.

Bordentown Township Tree Lighting

Santa’s Message

Santa shared a very special message from the North Pole for all the children of Bordentown Township! Click here to watch.

Santa's Message

Rising Stars Voice Studio’s Holiday Medley

Rising Stars Voice Studio presents a 2020 Holiday Medley performance. Click here to watch the full performance.

Rising Stars Voice Studio Presents

Bordentown Township Police Department’s Safety Tips

Package Safety Tips
The holiday season brings an increase in package shipments, presenting a tempting target for criminals. The Bordentown Township Police Department urges residents to report any suspicious vehicles or activity in their neighborhoods. Read the BTPD's Package Safety Tips.

Package Safety Tips


Holiday Safety Tips
Bordentown Township Police Department also offers Holiday Safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season. Read the BTPD’s Holiday Safety Tips, here.

Holiday Safety

Employment Opportunities

Bordentown Township is hiring!
View our available employment opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

Public Works’ Brush Pick-Up Ending

The Township’s Public Works Department does not collect brush this time of year. Please bring your brush to Public Works during operating hours. Placing brush to the curb interferes with leaf collection. Brush Collection will restart in February.

Public Works' Brush Pickup Notice

News from the Bordentown Township
Environmental Commission

Eco-Friendly Salt Alternatives for Melting Ice and Snow
Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission offers eco-friendly salt alternatives for melting ice and snow. Read these environmentally-friendly ice melt alternatives that are kinder to the environment.

Eco-Friendly Salt Alternatives


Flocked Trees
Flocked trees are trees that artificial snow, or other covering, is applied to the tree for a winter appearance. Flocked trees are environmentally unfriendly and cannot be composted, therefore must go to the landfill. Please be advised that flocking includes fire retardants that are environmentally unfriendly. If you really like flocking, it is a better practice to add flock to an artificial tree.

Additionally, please note that Christmas Tree Collection occurs all of January. There is no need to call for pick-ups. Simply place your tree at the curb. The Township will collect flocked and non-flocked trees. Flocked trees cost the township landfill fees to dispose of.

The Environmental Commission appreciates your concern for the environment.

Enviornmentally Unfriendly


Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Tips
We all have good intentions while wrapping presents for our friends and family during the holidays. But in the end, we often end up with a big bag of trash. If the wrapping paper is covered in tape, glitter, ribbon, or foil, it can’t be recycled. It is estimated that the U.S. produces 4.6 million tons of wrapping paper every year and half of it ends up in landfills! Luckily there are a few alternatives to lower your waste this holiday season: 

  • Repurpose newspaper, children’s artwork, or magazines.
  • Choose to purchase wrapping paper made of recycled paper.
  • Choose wrapping paper that can be recycled.
  • Remove ribbons, bows, excess tape, and glue before recycling.
  • Try tins, gift boxes, or baskets that can be reused. 

Wrapping Paper

Meet Your Township Employee
Suzanne McCanney

Suzanne joined our staff on January 2, 2008; now serving for 12 years in the township and is our Municipal Court Administrator.

Suzanne maintains daily, weekly and monthly management reports for the court office. She disperses and reconciles monies collected to local, county and state agencies. She is available to local, county and state law enforcement agencies for probable cause for issuance of criminal warrants, and provides guidance to the same when requested. She works directly with the public and attorneys and answers any inquiries. Suzanne also trains and oversees the court office on daily procedures when necessary.

Suzanne loves to garden and fish. On October 29, 2020, Suzanne became a first time Mom-Mom to baby Larry, born to her eldest son and his wife.

Suzanne’s direct number is: (609)-298-2800 ext. 2118.

Upcoming December 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 December Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, December 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Township Committee Meeting:
Monday, December 28 @ 7:30 p.m.  

December Holiday Closures

Please be advised that Bordentown Township’s municipal offices will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Reorganization Meeting

Bordentown Township’s yearly Reorganization Meeting will take place virtually on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. During this meeting, Aneka Miller will be sworn in, as well as choosing a Mayor for 2021.

This annual meeting is where newly elected officials take their oaths of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected for a 1-year appointment. Township boards have members appointed to them based on vacancies. Township professionals are appointed, as well.  

Learn more and join the meeting.

Reorganization Meeting

Helpful Links

Bordentown Township Website:
NJ Department of Health Website:
Burlington County Website:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website:

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