June 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 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 will now be 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

June 8 Primary Election

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 8 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more information including the voting district map.

District 1 - Bordentown Township Municipal Complex, One Municipal Drive
District 2 - Mission Firehouse, 51 Groveville Road 
District 3 - Mission Firehouse, 51 Groveville Road 
District 4 - Senior Community Center, Municipal Drive 
District 5 - Senior Community Center, Municipal Drive
District 6 - Northern Community Park Pavilion, Groveville Road 
District 7 - Bordentown Twp. Municipal Complex, One Municipal Drive
District 8 - Senior Community Center, Municipal Drive

Annual Bordentown Green Fair

Bordentown City and Bordentown Township have combined their resources to host an exciting, community wide Green Fair! The Green Fair, which is in its 12th straight year, will feature more than 40 engaging vendors and exhibits designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

The fair is sponsored by both the Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Environmental Commissions. This free event will take place on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown City (accessible via the Bordentown RiverLINE station).

This year’s Green Fair is focused on energizing the community with innovative ideas, actions and products. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, delicious food from local restaurants, including the sustainably themed restaurant, Hoop House, as well as an old favorite, Sunday’s Ice Cream and Cafe.

Representatives from the Trenton Boys and Girls Club will be accepting used bike donations. Bordentown City Police will be on hand for City residents to register their bikes at no cost.

There will also be a rain barrel raffle for attendees and native plants available for those who are interested (limited quantities). PLUS a plant swap – bring a plant, take a plant (indoor and outdoor plants).
Please be advised that masks must be worn throughout the event. Follow this link to learn more.

Green Fair

Donate your bikes

Boys and Girls Club of Trenton Bicycle Exchange

Bike Rodeo

The Bordentown Township Police Department is partnering with both the Bordentown City Police Department and Cross County Connection – inviting the Township, City and Fieldsboro youth to attend the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Bordentown Regional High School, 318 Ward Ave. The event will feature bike courses, a helmet giveaway, free ice cream and much more!

Bike Rodeo

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all of our Township dads a very Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day

Town Hall Hours & Closure Juneteenth Holiday

Bordentown Township’s Municipal Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 17. Please be advised that the Municipal Offices will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Recap

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic held on May 25, 2021 was a huge success. See photos from the clinic below. Pictured is Bordentown Township Police Department’s Nicole Bencivengo and EMS Support Shelly Augustino and Brian Maugeri Sr.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Dedication of the Soccer Fields to Marcus A. Gutterson

Bordentown Township recently held a Dedication Ceremony at the Joseph Lawrence Park//Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Bordentown Township was honored to name the parcel of land the Marcus A. Gutterson Soccer Fields – to be ever memorialized in the township to honor all of Marcus Gutterson’s contributions to the sport of Soccer.

Marcus A. Gutterson has lived in the township for 63 years with his wife Jeannine and together they have five children. Mr. Gutterson is considered the “Father of Organized Soccer” in Bordentown and has given over 40 years of service to our community. In 1969, Marcus created a team of 18 players to compete against the Hamilton teams; and continued to dedicate hours of his time acquiring uniforms, retaining equipment and sought more suitable fields. He also organized coaches and referees, created team rosters, and handled all the game scheduling.

Mr. Gutterson’s efforts paid off and the Community Soccer Association (BCSA) was born. The Association grew from 18 players to over 650 young athletes a year, including both boy and girl divisions and travel ball. Mr. Gutterson organized the end of season banquets and the annual Thanksgiving Day Soccer Tournaments. Furthermore, Marcus was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002-2003 during the Bordentown Regional High School Ceremony.

Marcus A. Gutterson is an exceptional person who worked tirelessly to promote and support all levels of soccer in our community. We honor his meticulous, diligent efforts and recognize that he brought the game of Soccer to our community.

Dedication of the Soccer Fields to Marcus A. Gutterson

BTPD Performed Ceremonial Unveiling
of Headstone for Former Sergeant

Bordentown Township Police Department performed ceremonial unveiling of headstone for former Sergeant who was also a Vietnam War veteran.

On Friday, May 21 the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) performed a ceremonial unveiling of a headstone recently obtained for Sgt. Stanley Piechota who died in 1982 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Stanley R. Piechota was one of the original eight members of the Bordentown Township Police Department hired when the Department was created in 1972. Prior to his employment as a police officer, Stanley was an enlisted member of the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and served in the Vietnam war. Stanley was promoted to Police Sergeant and was living a normal life with his wife Nancy and two young children, Stanley Jr. and Jill, when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer in 1982 – believed to be caused by exposure to Agent Orange during his military service. Despite receiving excellent medical care and having the support of the Bordentown community, Stanley died shortly after his diagnosis at the young age of 36. He was then buried at the Newtown Cemetery in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

One of our Department's retired officers recently went to visit Stanley's burial site and found that no headstone or marker was located at his place of rest, and that he was buried in an unmarked grave. Our Department then contacted Congressman Andy Kim, whose office quickly provided invaluable assistance in obtaining a headstone for Stanley from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 

The headstone was unveiled in a graveside ceremony attended by Stanley’s family, friends and former colleagues here at the Police Department. Our Department chaplain, Sgt. Wayne Lebak (Ret.), provided the invocation followed by remarks from Chief Brian Pesce, SFC. Brian Dumont (Ret.), Mayor Steve Benowitz and Stanley’s son, Rick Piechota. The Department Honor Guard then played Taps and performed a flag folding which was presented to Stanley’s family.

The Bordentown Township Police Department extends heartfelt gratitude to Congressman Andy Kim, J.M. Bowker & Son Memorial, Newtown Cemetery and the Piechota family for all their efforts to properly memorialize Stanley in the manner he so justly deserved.

BTPD Performed Ceremonial Unveiling
of Headstone for Former Sergeant

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive

Mark your calendars! A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, June 30 from 2-7 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Community Center. More information to come.

Bordentown City Farmer’s Market

The Bordentown City Farmer’s Market is back! Don’t miss the market every Sunday until September 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center. Review the graphic for more information!

Meet Your Township Employee
Sam Vail

Sam Vail lives in Roebling, New Jersey with his wife, Tanya and his daughter, Julia. Sam went to the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York and has a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts, as well as an Associate’s degree in Advertising and Design.

Sam was hired in June of 2013 and has been with us for the past eight years. Sam is our Building Maintenance-Repairer who works on countless projects throughout the Main Building and the Senior Community Center. Sam works on repairs for both buildings, along with landscaping the property and decorating the buildings for the holidays.

Sam assists at most of the township events, manning the electronics, and assisting with the audio and musical part of programs. Sam likes the variety of projects that he gets to perform throughout the township, and enjoys the people he gets to interact with – making his job very satisfying.

Sam likes gardening, woodworking, sculpture and playing music.

Sam’s office number is: (609) 291-2133.

Sam Vail

Upcoming June 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 June Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, June 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

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

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, June 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 24 @ 7:00 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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