June 2022 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.

Memorial Day Ceremony Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined Bordentown Township at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Your Township Government Updates

The Township Committee adopted a bond ordinance to be effective next month. The bond ordinance approves the financing of long-term capital projects. Projects considered under this bond ordinance include:

  • $1.4 million for various road and street improvements
  • $250,000 for the acquisition of Public Works
  • $250,000 for improvements to parks and recreational facilities
  • $500,000 for the acquisition of real property
  • $17.5 million for the planning, design and construction of a new municipal complex

The following ordinances have been introduced and will be open for public hearings at the June 13th Township Committee meeting:

  • An Ordinance authorizing the purchase of the vacant Old Mill Restaurant property at 765 Farnsworth Avenue. The property will be used in the design of the new municipal complex.
  • An Ordinance authorizing the financing for a revised land use code and other Municipal Code updates.
  • An Ordinance restricting street parking along Burlington Road.

BRHS Senior Oshynn Cosum was hired as a summer employee with the Police Department. Oshynn has served as an intern this past year and has proven herself to be a valuable member. We look forward to her continued help this summer before heading off to college.

May was recognized by the Committee as Older American’s Month encouraging our residents to offer their heartfelt support and gratitude to one of the greatest resources in our community. The Township also established itself as a stigma-free zone supporting efforts for mental health awareness. Raising awareness of mental illness attempts to reduce the stigma associated with the illness and encourage those affected to seek services and support. The Township would like to help create a culture where residents who have mental health issues feel supported by the community and feel free to ask for treatment so that recovery can begin.

Your Township Government Update

Planning Board and Land Use Updates

In May, the Planning Board reviewed and approved an application for amended preliminary/final major site plan and minor subdivision approval with waivers for the construction of an inclusionary residential development consisting of five new residential structures; the renovation of an existing structure to a ground floor commercial use with apartments above; an addition to the existing fitness center; and the construction of an outdoor turf field. This will be located at the Team 85 Campus.

The Community Development Office, in conjunction with the Planning Board, will soon be initiating the process for a comprehensive update to the Township Land Development Ordinance.

Vote in the NJ Primary Election

Early, in person, voting for the Primary Election will be held June 3-5 at one of the 7 designated locations in Burlington County in Chesterfield Township, Evesham Township, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Pemberton Township, Tabernacle Township and Willingboro Township. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to vote early in person, make sure you are not signed up for Vote By Mail. If you would like to be REMOVED from the Vote by Mail list, complete this letter and mail it the County Clerk.

All Township Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.
Click here for a map of Bordentown Township's voting districts. If you need more help, please contact the Township Clerk.

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

If you are a Vote By Mail voter, don’t forget to return your ballot. For your convenience, it may be dropped off at the ballot box outside the Municipal Complex, 1 Municipal Drive.

Property Reminders From the Code Enforcement Officer

All owners of property in the Township, whether residential or commercial, are required to maintain their property by cutting grass, trimming over-hanging limbs and performing general landscaping. Guidance on Property Maintenance Standards can be found here.

Please be sure to empty all containers that collect water, such as empty flower pots, patio furniture, wheelbarrows, old tires or other outdoor items that could harbor and breed mosquitoes.

Public Works Updates

Summer hours for the Recycling Center at 266 Crosswicks Road are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 7:30-10:30 a.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Besides regular recycling, electronics such as televisions and computers, as well as hazardous materials, can be dropped off at the Public Works Garage. For more information on recycling, visit our website.

Please note that there will be no BULK trash collection for Zone 1 on July 4. Bulk items for Zone 1 will be collected on Monday, July 11. No other changes to trash collection are expected due to the July 4th holiday!

Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5.

Military Appreciation Day
Saturday, June 4

Service Members and Retirees from all branches of service are invited to the Bordentown Armory at 1048 Route 206 South on Saturday, June 4 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to speak to vendors regarding available services. Service members and retirees can speak one-on-one with Humana, US Family Health Plan, Military OneSource, Retirement and Transitions Officers, VETS Chat and Chew, financial advisors, banks and various other vendors. Questions? Please email Marie Durling at [email protected].

Military Appreciation Day

Law Enforcement Torch Run
Friday, June 10

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be passing through Bordentown Township on Friday, June 10 from 7-8:30 a.m. Several of our Bordentown Township officers will be participating and donating money to this great cause, so please drive with caution.

Tips from the Environmental Commission

Bordentown Township & City Green Fair
Saturday, June 11

Come out and enjoy a day of fun! The Bordentown City and Township Environmental Commissions will host the Green Fair on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks Street. Event is free to the public and will take place rain or shine.

Look out for the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) at the upcoming Green Fair on June 11! The BTPD will set up a table and showcase some of the programs they offer.

Live music, local food vendors, eco-friendly goods and more. Learn more and view the Green Fair poster.

Green Fair

Bordentown Pride and Community Day
Sunday, June 12

On Sunday, June 12, the Bordentown Township Police Department will be participating in the Bordentown Pride and Community Day which will include a march starting at the Bordentown City River Line platform at 1 p.m.

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Celebrating Juneteenth
Sunday, June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a national holiday that celebrates the freedom and emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Please be advised that Township Hall will be closed Friday, June 17, with shortened hours on Thursday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to Noon.


Father's Day
Sunday, June 19

Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to our Bordentown Township dads!

Father's Day

Burlington County’s Earth Fair
Sunday, June 26

Burlington County is hosting this year’s Earth Fair set for Sunday, June 26 at Historic Smithville Park – themed Sustainable YOU! Smithville Park will be transformed into a sanctuary of recycling, gardening, health and wellness. Find ways to care for nature, plants, the land and yourself. Get educated as you are entertained by magicians, musicians and presenters, such as Mike McGrath from ‘You Bet Your Garden’. Compost bins and rain barrels will also be for sale.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 30

A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, June 30 from 2-7 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive. Learn more and view the flyer.

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Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 2

Bordentown Township’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration is set to take place Saturday, July 2 at Joseph Lawrence Park. The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions will kick off the festivities with a Cornhole Tournament at 3 p.m. being held before the fireworks. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more updates and information regarding the fireworks display.

Fish Derby
Saturday, July 2

Bordentown Township’s Fish Derby is set to take place Saturday, July 2 from 9-11 a.m. at Northern Community Park. FREE registration will take place at the park from 8:30-9 a.m. Updates to come on our Bordentown Township social media channels.

Reminder: NEW Summer Hours

Please be reminded that the Township Town Hall has officially moved to summer hours. Town Hall has updated the summer hours for 2022 with the following hours: Mondays – Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. - Noon.

NEW Summer Hours

Upcoming June Meetings:

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

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, June 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 27 @ 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, June 9 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are being held remotely via the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.

Senior Meetings:
Monday, June 6 @ 1 p.m.
Monday, June 20 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

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

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, June 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held remotely via the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.