July 2021 Newsletter

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

Town Hall Summer Hours

Please be reminded that Town Hall is operating on Summer Hours.
Town Hall will be open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. - noon.

Summer Hours

Bordentown Township Police Department's Officer
Adam Edwards Receives New Jersey L.E.A.D. Award

It is with great pride that we report that our School Resource Officer, Adam Edwards, has been selected as L.E.A.D. instructor of the year for the State of New Jersey. Ptl. Edwards was awarded this honor on June 29 at the L.E.A.D. annual conference in Atlantic City.

Ptl. Edwards instructs L.E.A.D., the Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence, to our district’s 3rd and 6th grade students, which consists of ten lessons to help students resist pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, and other drugs. Students are introduced to the new evidence-based, proven-effective drug prevention program called ‘Too Good for DRUGS’.

Ptl. Edwards has worked hard to develop an outstanding rapport with our students, which he continued despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to stay connected to our students during their virtual learning, Ptl. Edwards took it upon himself to elicit regular reports from school administrators as to who was excelling and showing tremendous effort in this new learning platform. He would then drive past the student’s home and acknowledge their accomplishment over the loudspeaker in his patrol vehicle.

Ptl. Edwards was also greatly concerned about the impact that the pandemic has had on the social, emotional and mental health of our local youth and works hand in hand with our district’s guidance counselors and mental health providers to provide support to these affected young people. Our department routinely receives letters from parents thanking him for going “above and beyond” in assisting their children.

In addition to the great work he is doing in our school district, Ptl. Edwards has taken the initiative to implement a mentoring program and youth police academy and is also a lead instructor in our department’s Police Explorer program.

Ptl. Edwards personifies what a true school resource officer should represent and we are very proud and thankful that he was selected L.E.A.D. Instructor of the Year.


Photo Credit: Bordentown Township Police Department

Bordentown Township Takes on Fitness Efforts

Bordentown Township is focusing on increasing wellness efforts by implementing the use of standing desks. Many employees have chosen to switch to a standing desk, giving them an opportunity to stand or sit when they decide. Standing desks are known for their health benefits, such as improved posture, better brain function, and increased productivity! Studies suggest that giving employees the option of standing, even for a short period of time, can produce weight loss, reduce back pain, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and can even increase life expectancy!

Standing At Desks

Green Fair Recap

Bordentown City and Township held their first joint Green Fair on Saturday, June 12!  Environmental groups from the area spoke about opportunities to participate and the programs that they offer. There were also green vendors offering sustainable products, several educational opportunities, chances to see birds of prey up close and live entertainment. Save the date for next year’s Green Fair, taking place on Saturday, June 11, 2022!

Green Fair

Spotted Lanternfly Updates

Spotted Lanternflies are still nymphs at this part of the summer. Some have molted and are now bright red. They feed on a variety of plants and have no known natural predator. Residents do NOT need to call the hotline to report them and are encouraged to kill them on sight. Bordentown Township’s website offers a talk by entomologist George Hamilton, Ph.D., and various fact sheets on them, available here.  

Spotted Lanternfly

NEW COVID Vaccination Site in Bordentown Township

Burlington County has opened four COVID vaccination sites throughout the county. A Bordentown vaccination site will be held at the Township Senior Center located at 3 Municipal Drive each Thursday from 3-7 p.m.

Dates for the Bordentown Senior Center Vaccination Site include the following:

  • July: 15, 22, 29
  • August: 5, 12, 19, 26

Sites will be offering the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Walk-ins are welcome. Make an appointment online or by calling 1-855-568-0545. Learn more.

NEW COVID Vaccination Site in Bordentown Township

Upcoming Blood Drive On July 23

A Blood Drive for local teen Daniel Applegate will be held on Friday, July 23 from 1-7 p.m. Click this link for more information on how to schedule an appointment.

Thank You to the Donors
June 30th Blood Drive

Thank you to the donors who came out and donated at the June 30th Blood Drive. This Drive was very successful and exceeded expectations. Communities are in great need of donations and the supply has been very low due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 40 donors showed up to donate at the Blood Drive, with 35 units being donated – which was more than expected. Thank you!

Meet Your Township Employee
Bob Salmons

Bob lives in Moorestown, New Jersey with his wife Lori and his two daughters Olivia aged 16 and Sydney who is 14 years old. He has two sons; Jacob is 27 years old and lives in Tahoe, California and Dylan who is 32 years old and lives with his wife Dominique and their beautiful daughter Siena who just turned one. Bob’s granddaughter brings him happiness and joy.

Bob graduated from Riverside High School, class of 1975. He completed the courses that are relevant to both the Building and Plumbing Certifications from 2003-2009 from Camden County College.

Bob spent 37 years running a successful construction company; working on building new homes, additions and remodeling jobs, as well as many commercial projects. This set a foundation for Bob’s twilight career. He was able to navigate the sometimes-difficult process of construction permitting, resulting in many projects being completed.

Bob is the Township’s Construction Official, Building Sub-Code Inspector and   Plumbing Inspector. He strives to keep the Construction Office easily accessible, user-friendly and safe. Bob was hired in March of 2015 as a part-time Building Inspector; later advancing to our Construction Official. Bob has been with Bordentown Township for the last six years.

Bob enjoys relaxing around the pool with family and friends while listening to Phillies’ baseball games and Eagles’ football games. He enjoys days fishing and taking long walks with his dogs.

Bob’s office number is: 609-298-2800 ext. 2791.

Bob Salmons

Seeking Planning Board Members

Are you interested in helping the Township? Do you want to be part of the decision making process? Volunteers are being sought for the Bordentown Township Planning Board. Volunteers will participate in up to two Thursday evening meetings per month. Training is required and will be provided! Express your interest by completing a Citizen Advisory Record. Learn more and apply today.

Bordentown City Farmer's Market

Shop fresh fruits and veggies at the Bordentown City Farmer’s Market every Sunday until September 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center. Review the graphic for more information!


Upcoming July 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 July Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meeting:
July 19, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.

Planning Board Meeting:
July 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
July 27, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Everyone, aged 12 and older, who lives, works or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

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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