June 2023 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.

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Vote in the New Jersey Primary Election
Early Voting on June 2-4
Election Day June 6

Early in-person voting for the Primary Election will be held June 2-4 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 6.

Click here for a map of Bordentown Township's voting districts. If you need more help, please contact the Township Clerk.

District 1 – Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive
District 2 – Mission Firehouse, 51 Groveville Road
District 3 – Mission Firehouse, 51 Groveville Road
District 4 – Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive
District 5 – Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive
District 6 – Northern Community Park Pavilion, Groveville Road
District 7 – Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive
District 8 – Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive

If you are a Vote By Mail voter, don’t forget to return your ballot. A ballot box is conveniently located outside of the Municipal Building at 1 Municipal Drive.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Friday, June 9

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be passing through Bordentown Township and Bordentown City on the morning of June 9 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please drive slowly and exercise caution.

Torch run

Save the Date! Bordentown Green Fair
Saturday, June 10

The Bordentown Green Fair returns on Saturday June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center (207 Crosswicks Street). Enjoy local food vendors, children’s activities, eco-friendly goods, live music, and so much more! Sponsored by the Bordentown City and the Township Environmental Commissions. This event is rain or shine and admission is FREE.

Green Fair

Trenton Thunder's Hometown Hero’s Night
Thursday, June 22

The police department is proud to announce that they will be participating in the Trenton Thunder’s Hometown Heroes Night on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The police department has selected Nicole Bencivengo to represent Bordentown Township.

Hometown Heroes Night recognizes and celebrates individuals and groups who perform inspirational, selfless acts of kindness in the community. Nicole is both a Special Law Enforcement Officer and Animal Control Officer with the Bordentown Township department and she routinely goes above and beyond her duties in her service to the community. All hometown heroes will throw the ceremonial first pitch and the ballpark will also giveaway hero cards to fans five years of age or older. This event will also conclude with a fireworks show.

Please go to the Thunder’s website for tickets.

Trenton Thunder

: Nicole Bencivengo

Pictured: Nicole Bencivengo

Save the Date!
Bordentown Township 23rd Annual Fish Derby
Saturday, July 1

The Township’s Annual Fish Derby returns to Northern Community Park on Saturday, July 1! Grab your fishing pole and enjoy this FREE event. Registration takes place from 9-9:30 a.m. and a presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. The derby will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon. The derby will conclude with trophies awarded to those who catch the largest fish!

Save the Date!
Bordentown Township 20th Annual Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 1

Bordentown Township will host Independence Day Fireworks on Saturday, July 1 at Joseph Lawrence Park. Don’t miss celebratory activities for the whole family beginning at 4 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Rain date is September 2.

Annual Fireworks Display

Your Township Government Update

Congratulations to Anthony Nagle who was recently promoted to the level of Sergeant in the Bordentown Township Police Department! Sgt. Nagle is a highly decorated nine-year veteran of the BTPD that is well regarded as a hard worker and exceptional police officer. Best of luck to Sgt. Nagle in his new position.

Sergeant Anthony Nagle

Sergeant Anthony Nagle

The Township also welcomes Amy Antelis! Amy will work in Police administration on a part-time basis.

The Township adopted its 2023 Municipal Budget. The budget was challenging this year due to pension and insurance increases along with the rising costs of fuel, utilities, and supplies. Revenues also decreased mainly due to delinquent taxes of a few large parcels. In addition, the Township’s overall equalized assessed valuation increased. The average home value is now $242,918. The proposed 2023 budget has an increase of 2 cents which increases the municipal tax rate from .563 to .583. The Township continues to maintain a healthy surplus which helped minimize the tax increase. Relative to neighboring and comparable municipalities, the Township’s effective tax rate falls in the lower range. Tax bills with the new rate will be sent out late this summer.

An updated and reorganized Municipal Code is now in effect! The Code is the body of the Township’s written body of laws. An up-to-date Code ensures that obsolete, outdated references are cleaned up, keeps new laws from conflicting with existing code regulations and State statutes and provides constituents and municipal officials with a quick and accurate resource to get the information they need. View the link to the Bordentown Township Municipal Code. This link is also accessible from the homepage of the Bordentown Township website and from the Clerk’s department page. Any newly adopted ordinances are listed under “New Laws” until being annually codified.

The architectural design of the new Municipal Complex complete with elevations was presented at the May 22nd Township Committee meeting. To keep up to date on the progress of the new building and see the proposed drawings, check the Township website, by visiting this link bordentowntownship.com/new_municipal_complex.

The building specifications are soon to be developed with the plan of going out for bid on the construction by the end of 2023.

A contract was awarded to Arawak Paving Company, Inc. for the resurfacing of Groveville Road from Route 206 to Northern Community Park. The project will include a pedestrian crosswalk at Klein Drive. Work will be starting shortly.


Your Township Community Development Updates

The Planning Board met on May 11 and approved an application made by Habitat for Humanity for an amended variance approval for the duplexes currently being constructed on Thorntown Lane and Crosswicks Road. The Planning Board carried an application made by New Cingular Wireless until the June 8 meeting date to allow for the applicant to work through some technical items with the Board Professionals. An application was also heard regarding Foggia Restaurant Group, LLC’s expansion of the existing restaurant/catering facility (Lucca Ristorante) for a restaurant/event center. The Board asked for some additional detail and the application was carried until the June 8 meeting.

Want to stay informed on development happening in Bordentown Township? Bookmark our pending Planning Board applications page which lists applications as they are submitted, provides links to the materials submitted, and lists which meeting the application will be heard.

As we approach the warmer months and home improvement projects begin that zoning permit applications are typically required in addition to construction permits for most outdoor projects. This includes the placement of a dumpster regardless of whether it is located on street or on your property. Unsure if you need a zoning permit? Call our office to confirm at 609-298-2800 ext. 2113.

The Township Committee adopted a Tree Removal ordinance in August of 2022. If you are seeking to remove trees from your property, be sure to contact the Community Development office to see if the scope of your project requires a tree removal permit application.

Bordentown Township Shredder Day Recap

Bordentown Township shredded 5,940 pounds of paper at our recent Spring Shredder Day! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and to the residents of Bordentown City and Township for helping to make this event a success. See you in September for our Fall Shredder event!

Shredder Day

Bordentown Community Garden Update

Bordentown Township Deputy Mayor Fuzy recently teamed up with SEWA of Chesterfield and SEWA of Cherry Hill to plant the Community Garden. All organic produce will be donated to local food pantries. The Township thanks all the volunteers for their support! View more photos on the Bordentown Township Facebook Page.

Thank you for attending the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Thank you to our Bordentown Township veterans, active military service members, and to our community for participating and attending our 9th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Summer Hours

Town Hall will be starting summer hours following Memorial Day through Labor Day. Starting Tuesday, May 30 Township offices will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, Town Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

Bordentown Township Public Works will also switch to summer hours on Tuesday, May 30. Public works will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Summer Hours

Bordentown Township Police Department
Vacation Security Checks for Residents

Planning a vacation in 2023? Leave your worries behind and have the Bordentown Township Police Department perform a security check of your home so you can have peace of mind and enjoy your trip. Download the necessary form from the Bordentown Township website.

Interested in Volunteering For Habitat for Humanity?

There are volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Check out this link for more information.

Veteran State and County Medal Application

Veterans interested in learning how to get their State and County Medals can access easy-to-fill-out forms on the Bordentown Township website. The Veteran Advisory Committee hopes this allows eligible veterans easier access to their earned medals. Please contact [email protected] for assistance with filling out the forms.

Veteran State and County Medal Application

Veteran Advisory Committee Offers
NEW Email Address to Assist Veterans

Are you or do you know a Veteran in need of assistance with their benefits or other related issues? The Veteran Advisory Committee is happy to help through their new email address! Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Veteran Advisory Committee Offers 
NEW Email Address to Assist Veterans

Bordentown Township Public Works Offers Brush Pick-Up

Bordentown Township Public Works is offering brush pick-up for residents. Scheduled brush pick-ups take place every Tuesday. Call 609-291-2133 to schedule your pick-up.

View the list of requirements for accepted brush and how to schedule your pick-up by visiting this link.

Bulk Waste Collection - Call in for Pick Up by Thursday!

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. 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). Due to the upcoming summer hours, requests for the Monday bulk pick up must be received by 3 p.m. the Thursday before.

Find your zone and see the schedule by visiting this link or scanning the QR code. Bordentown Township thanks you for your cooperation!

Bulk Waste Collection Update for 2023

Upcoming June Meetings:

For agendas and last-minute changes or cancellations, be sure to check the agenda and minutes page on the Bordentown Township website.

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, June 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee meetings are held at the Municipal Building.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, June 8 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board meetings are held at the Municipal Building.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.
agenda for access link.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
Monday, June 19 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Club Meetings are held at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Veteran Advisory Committee Meetings
Tuesday, June 13 @ 7 pm.
Veteran’s Advisory Committee Meetings are held at Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.


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Civic Ready

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
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website: www.cdc.gov