December 2022 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.

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Bordentown Township and Bordentown City
Police Departments No Shave November Fundraiser:
“Letting it Grow for Lilli”

The Bordentown Township and Bordentown City Police Departments proudly dedicated this year’s No Shave November community fundraiser to Liliana, a one-year-old Bordentown resident who was recently diagnosed with a severe, rare cancerous brain tumor known as Choroid Plexus Carcinoma. Officers raised awareness of Lili’s condition by “Letting it Grow for Lilli” and grew out their facial hair while collecting donations for her treatment. All money raised during this month-long fundraiser was donated directly to Lilliana and her family.

Six local restaurants also generously agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds on December 1 to help Lilliana with her ongoing cancer fight. Always in Stitches by Jamie is also selling T-shirts and 100% of the proceeds will go to Lilliana’s family. See the flyer below for complete details.

If you wish to donate to Liliana, donations are accepted via Zelle or by check payable to ‘BTOCF’ and mailed to 272 Dunns Mill Road, P.O. Box 162 Bordentown, NJ 08505.

Letting it Grow for Lill

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2

The holiday season is finally here! Celebrate during the Annual Bordentown Township Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. Activities will include lighting the tree and a visit from Santa. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the Senior Center. Small gifts for children will be given away while supplies last! Click here to learn more.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

COVID Boosters Available in Bordentown Township

COVID vaccines and boosters are available Thursdays in December at the Senior Community Center from noon to 6 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 3 Municipal Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred and help to shorten wait times. Vaccines and boosters are also available in Evesham on Wednesdays and in Westampton on Saturdays. Vaccines and boosters are offered to individuals six months and older. For more information and to make an appointment, click here.

COVID Boosters Available in Bordentown Township

Stop Holiday Package Theft

The holiday season brings an increase in package shipments to local residences. Packages left outside homes can become a tempting target for criminals. The Bordentown Township Police Department urges residents to report any suspicious vehicles or activity in their neighborhoods and offers the following security tips for holiday package theft prevention:

Tips for using USPS as your shipping provider:

  • Don't leave delivered mail and packages unattended.
  • If you're going out of town, put your mail on hold at your local post office.
  • Ship using ‘Hold for Pickup’ – Those receiving packages can redirect incoming packages shipped via the USPS to their local post office.
  • Customize delivery – Customers can provide delivery instructions online and authorize the carrier to leave the package in a specified location.
  • Secure the shipment using USPS Special Services such as Signature Confirmation or Registered Mail.

Tips for using a Private Courier Service (UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon, etc.):

  • Take advantage of package tracking, which can notify you when your package is delivered.
  • Consider installing Security Cameras to help keep track of activity at your front door.
  • Consider using a Porch Lock Box and provide your delivery driver access to ensure package protection.
  • Many companies offer free delivery manager services that you can use to track packages, redirect packages to convenient locations for pickup, request vacation holds and more.
  • Consider having packages delivered to your workplace or to a trusted friends’ house that will be home when your package is delivered.
  • To prevent your package being stolen off the front porch, side door, back porch, or garage area, ask for signature delivery.
  • Consider purchasing insurance for your precious holiday parcels. Insuring your packages guarantees you a reimbursement if the delivery was stolen or lost.

Stop Holiday Package Theft

Bordentown Township Safe Transaction Zone

Selling or buying items online this holiday season? Stay safe by using our Safe Transaction Zone.

The zone has been set up in the lobby and parking lot of the Bordentown Township Municipal Building located at 1 Municipal Drive. Our well-lit lobby is open 24 hours a day and monitored by surveillance cameras.
Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when conducting such transactions:

  • Only do transactions with local buyers/sellers.
  • Do not go to a transaction alone.
  • Make sure a friend or family member is aware of the transaction details.
  • Insist on meeting in a public area like our safe transaction zone.
  • Do not go into someone else’s house, and do not allow them into yours.
  • Complete the transaction during daylight hours.
  • Be extra cautious when buying or selling valuable items such as vehicles and jewelry.
  • Only use cash or money orders to complete your transactions.
  • Trust your instincts, if it sounds like a scam, it probably is.
  • If somebody is not willing to come to the police department to conduct a transaction, then it is likely not a legitimate transaction.

Bordentown Township Safe Transaction Zone

Municipal Office Closures

Bordentown Township’s Municipal Offices will be closed Monday, December 26 for Christmas and on Monday, January 2 so that Township workers can be with their families for the holidays.

Municipal Office Closures

A Message from Public Works:
Leaf Collection and Christmas Tree Disposal Information

The Bordentown Township Public Works Department would like to remind residents that leaf collection will end on Friday, December 30. Christmas trees can just be put on the curb for disposal and a crew will make rounds starting after Christmas Day to collect trees daily. There are no changes to trash or recycling in December.

Bulk Waste Collection Update for 2023

Starting in January of 2023, residents must call to schedule a bulk waste collection. Call 609-291-2133 or send an email with your address and the types of items to be collected. Scheduling keeps our collection costs down and assures pick up. Bulk waste collection will still be twice a month and, depending on the zone in which you live, bulky items will either be collected the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (Zone 1) or the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (Zones 2 and 3). Find your zone and see schedule. Bordentown Township thanks you for your cooperation!

Bulk Waste Collection Update for 2023

Save the Date! FREE
Rabies Vaccination Clinic
January 7, 2023

Bordentown Township’s FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 3 Municipal Drive. For more information, please visit this link.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Your Township Government Update

Congratulations Erin Hansell who was promoted to Deputy Court Administrator of the Township Municipal Court. Erin’s position is also shared with that of Chesterfield Township. Congratulations are also extended to Maria Carrington, who was reappointed as Township Clerk for a three-year term.

The Township honored Pauline Kostoulakos for her 100th birthday with a Mayoral Proclamation – Happy Birthday Pauline!

The newly constructed connector road between Dunns Mill and Rising Sun Road was named the “Bordentown Bypass.” When opened, the bypass will alleviate truck traffic on local Township roads and more efficiently direct trucks to the NJ Turnpike and truck stops. The Township is working to alert the GPS systems used by truck drivers of the new road. Visit this link to view the new traffic pattern.

Bordentown Bypass

Preparations continue for the new Municipal Complex to be built at 1 Municipal Drive and adjoining properties. The Township Committee authorized contracts with the Township Engineer for an environmental analysis and survey of the site and with IEI Architects for a Site Concept Study.

2023 Reorganization Meeting

Bordentown Township is preparing for 2023 by holding the Township Committee Annual Reorganization Meeting on Saturday, January 7 in the court room at 11 a.m. During this meeting, Eugene Fuzy will take the oath of office and be officially appointed to his third term on the Committee. The Committee will select the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the upcoming year, as well as appoint Township professionals for 2023, set the 2023 meeting schedule, fill any openings on Township boards and commissions and speak of their plans for the upcoming year. All are welcome to attend!


Your Township Community Development Update

At the December 8 meeting, the Planning Board will review an application for a preliminary and final site plan approval to permit a compressed gas fueling station at 1092 US Highway 206.

Two new businesses are expected to open in the Township. Lucky 5 Deli will open at 310 Crosswicks Road, replacing the former Country Cousins Deli. Cosmetics by Catelli at 650 Route 206 will provide permanent makeup services inside The Beauty Room Salon.

Site work has started for to the construction of 10 affordable three-bedroom dwellings at the corner of Thorntown Lane and Crosswicks Road. Information regarding eligibility requirements for this project and other affordable housing projects within the Township can be found on the Bordentown Township website.

NJ Extending Applications Deadline for Affordable NJ Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)

Governor Phil Murphy has announced that the State of New Jersey is extending the application deadline for the new Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) property tax relief by one month, to January 31, 2023. Also, tenants who had previously been ineligible because their units are under PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreements are now eligible to apply for the benefit.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the detailed information posted on the Division of Taxation’s website, including the Frequently Asked Questions. For more information, visit the ANCHOR website or call the ANCHOR hotline at 1-888-238-1233.

NJ Extending Applications Deadline for Affordable NJ

Bordentown Township Environmental Commission
Avoid Flocked Trees this Holiday Season

The Bordentown Township Environmental Commission encourages residents to skip flocked trees this holiday season. Flocked trees have artificial snow applied to the branches for a winter appearance. Flocking is harmful to the environment as these trees cannot be composted or fed to animals, which will cause them to end up in landfills. Learn more with this statement from the Environmental Commission: WhyYouShouldntFlockTrees.

Avoid Flocked Trees this Holiday Season

Join the Bordentown Township Green Team

Bordentown Township is actively seeking out Green Team Members. We work closely with our Environmental Commission who aids in providing direction to achieve our goals. Green Teams are associated with Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit at The College of New Jersey. There are over 450 green teams throughout the state, as well as 13 other sustainable states in the nation.

Sustainable Jersey's Green Teams provide the leadership to develop plans, implement programs and assist with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community. Together, our community members will complete sustainable actions to achieve certifications and grants. Anyone can get involved and initiatives vary from art, equity, food, and many other options.

Join today and fill out this survey of availability to help schedule meetings. Stay up to date with the latest projects, events, and information follow the Green Team on Facebook.

Green Team

Upcoming December Meetings:

Please be sure to check the Bordentown Township website for any changes or meeting cancellations. Please note some meetings are virtual. The Township December meeting schedule is as follows

Township Committee Meetings:
December 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 27 @ 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Township Committee Meetings are being held in person at the Municipal Building unless stated otherwise.
For agendas and access to the Zoom,
please visit this link.

Planning Board Meeting:
December 8 @ 7 p.m.
Planning board meeting is being held in person at the Municipal Building.
For agendas, please visit this link.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
December 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
See agenda for access information.

Veterans Advisory Meeting:
December 6 @ 7 p.m.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
December 5 @ 1 p.m.
December 19 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Club Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

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Donuts with Seniors'

Happy Holidays!

Bordentown Township wishes our township families, friends, and neighbors a very happy holiday season – and a healthy start to the New Year!


Helpful Links

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