March 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 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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Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is recognized as Women’s History Month. During this month and every day, we commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history and around the world. Learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting this link.

Women's History Month

Daylight Saving Reminder

Reminder: Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed on Saturday, March 11.

Daylight Savings

Vaccination Clinics

The Burlington County Health Department, in partnership with Mobile Medical Services and Technology, is offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the Senior Community Center every Thursday until March 30. Make your appointment by visiting this link.

COVID Boosters Available in Bordentown Township

Save the Date for the 9th Annual
Bordentown Township Easter Egg Hunt

The 9th annual Bordentown Township Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 8 at Northern Community Park. Keep an eye on the Bordentown Township events page for upcoming details.

Easter Egg Hunt

Your Township Government Updates

The Bordentown Township Police Department welcomes recruits Patrick Carey, Andrew Addison, and Christian Cardinale who were appointed at the February 13th Township Committee Meeting. These recruits are enrolled in the Mercer County Police Academy and will graduate in mid-July. Best of luck to them in their academy training!

Bordentown Township Police Department welcomes recruits Patrick Carey, Andrew Addison, and Christian Cardinale.

Nicholas Buroczi has been appointed the Township’s new Emergency Management Coordinator. Mr. Buroczi has been a firefighter in Hamilton Township for 28 years and is currently a Battalion Chief. He has taken numerous FEMA courses and has reached Incident Management Level 3 with the state NJ Division of Fire. His expertise will be of great service to the Township in preparing for future emergencies and handling any that arise.

Nicholas Buroczi

The Township Committee adopted a Redevelopment Plan and Agreement with CrossRoads One LLC for via Ordinance No. 2023-01. The plan may be viewed here: Bordentown CrossRoads Redevelopment Plan.

In November, the Township voters expressed approval for a tax levy of 2 cent tax per $100 of assessed real property for the provision and maintenance of open space. The Township Committee implemented the levy by adopting Ordinance 2023-02. Taxpayers will see beginning with this year’s third quarter.

Concept plans for the new Municipal Complex to be constructed were presented at the February 27th Township meeting. The concept deemed most compatible with the site is a two-story building to be built behind the current municipal building and be viewed on our website at Detailed plans will now be drafted by the architect.

The Township Committee entered into an agreement with the Foundation for Bordentown Traditions for the joint hosting of a fireworks display on July 1, 2023 (rain date September 2). Any vendors interested in participating should contact the Foundation directly.

In February, the Mayor made the following proclamations:

The Township and City of Bordentown have been working together to determine the most efficient way to continue to provide EMS services to its residents. In consideration is the outsourcing of the ambulance services. For further information, the Township has released a summary of the factors being considered: EMS Frequently Asked Questions.


Your Township Community Development Updates

The Planning Board held a regularly scheduled meeting on February 23, 2023. At this meeting the Board reviewed and approved the annual report documenting the applications and variances granted during the 2022 calendar year as required by the Municipal Land Use Law under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70.1.

The Community Development office has submitted a request to New Jersey Transit for the installation of bus shelters and concrete pads at the ten (10) bus stops located along Bus Route 409 on US-206 in northwestern portion of the Township. Based on NJ Transit procedures, NJ Transit will arrange for, and bear the cost of, installing bus shelters and concrete pads at bus stops established by municipal resolution while the Township will be responsible for the maintenance and liability. After a review of the proposed locations, NJ Transit agreed to install bus shelters and concrete pads at eight of the locations, while the remaining two are unable to be installed due to space constraints. It is anticipated that this work will begin during the coming months.

The Community Development office has also been working with NJ Transit and the Burlington County engineering department on adding two bus stops on NJ Transit Bus Route 409 located along Burlington-Bordentown Road adjacent to the River Gate and Bradford Pointe apartment complexes. With 396 apartment units in the immediate area and future units slated for development, most of them being affordable, the Township believes it is imperative for residents to have convenient access to mass transit.

In an effort to keep our residents informed on potential development in town the Community Development office has created a webpage for pending Planning Board applications. This page will provide application details such as the subject property address; copies of the materials submitted; the development proposal; whether it was scheduled for a Board hearing; and when the Board hearing will take place. Although the Municipal Land Use Law only requires that a developer provide notice to owners of real property within 200-feet of the subject property, this will allow all residents to keep themselves informed. The pending Planning Board applications webpage can be found here.

Senior Citizen’s Police Academy

Burlington County Sheriff James Kostoplis is pleased to announce an upcoming Senior Citizens Police Academy! Classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning on April 11, and continuing through May 16 at the Bordentown Senior Citizen Club from 1-3 p.m. Please note, registration is required as class sizes are limited. Register by calling the Community Outreach Unit at 609-265-5785.

Veteran State and County Medal Application

Veteran State and County Medal Application

Veterans interested in learning how to get their State and County Medals are able to 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

Bulk Waste Collection Update for 2023

In 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 the schedule by visiting this link or scanning the QR code. Bordentown Township thanks you for your cooperation!

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Join Bordentown Township Green Team’s
First Meeting of 2023
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Municipal Courtroom

Bordentown Township is having its first Green Team meeting of 2023! This meeting will take place directly after the Environmental Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 28 in the Municipal Courtroom.

This Green Team meeting will be an informal workshop on Sustainable Jersey actions, reporting, and brainstorming. Please review Sustainable Jersey’s Actions before the meeting to get an idea of which actions you’d like to contribute to. Attendees are also asked to bring a pen and paper to facilitate participation.

Environmental Commission Chair Roger Plew and Deputy Mayor Fuzy will help guide the Green Team through the nuances of Sustainable Jersey. This meeting is intended to be an open dialogue and all thoughts and ideas are welcome! Join the meeting and be part of our team!

Sustainable Jersey's Green Teams provide the leadership to develop plans, implement programs, and assists with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community. Together, 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.

Fill out this survey of availability to help schedule future meetings. Stay up to date with the latest projects, events, and information by following the Green Team on Facebook.

Bulk Waste Collection Update for 2023

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wishing all residents, friends, and neighbors a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We remind everyone this St. Patrick’s Day to not rely on the luck of the Irish and designate a sober driver.


Upcoming March Meetings:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, March 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee meetings are held in person at the Municipal Building.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, March 9 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board meetings are
held in person at the Municipal Building.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are held virtually via Zoom.
See agenda for access link.

Veteran Advisory Committee Meetings
Tuesday, March 7 @ 7 p.m.
Veteran’s Advisory Committee Meetings are
held at Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive in person.

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


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Civic Ready

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