March 2022 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.

March is Women’s History Month

This month, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month.

March is National Women’s History Month

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing a happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 13

Spring ahead! Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, March 13. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on that Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time, 
 Sunday, March 13

March Township Committee Meetings
Monday, March 14 and Monday, March 28

Two Township Committee Meetings will be held this month on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more and join the meetings.

March Township Committee Meetings

Spotted Lanternfly Education & Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19

The Bordentown City and Township Environmental Commissions will sponsor a Spotted Lanternfly Education and Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bordentown Beach. Entomologist Eugene M. Fuzy will present information and be there to answer questions.

Spotted Lanternfly

Burlington County Shredding Event
Sunday, March 20

A paper shredding event will be held on Sunday, March 20 at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex. Burlington County residents only. View the flyer for more details.

Burlington County Shredding Event 
Sunday, March 20

Bordentown Township Shredder Day
Saturday, May 7

Mark your calendars! Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is taking place on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Township’s Public Works Garage.

Bordentown City and Township residents can prepare for Shredder Day by reviewing the below safety guidelines:

  1. Remove anything you don't want shredded before arriving.
  2. Things should be clearly labeled or obvious as to what is to be shredded.
  3. We request all papers to be shredded are placed in the trunk or rear of the car.
  4. Stay in your car during the entire process.
  5. Upon being signaled, please open the trunk to allow the volunteers access to the paper.
  6. Anything you want to be returned to your car should clearly be labeled as such.
  7. Once we are done with your car you will exit by Derby Firehouse, once safe to do so.

Please be reminded that Shredder Day is for household shredding only – no businesses!

Bordentown Township Shredder Day Saturday, May 7

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four FREE at-home COVID-19 tests from USPS. Learn more and order yours today.

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Bordentown Township Vaccination Site

COVID vaccine clinics are taking place this March in Bordentown Township. Clinics will take place each Thursday from Noon to 6 p.m. at the Senior Center located at 3 Municipal Drive. Walk-ins welcome. Call for appointment: 1-844-569-0390.

Bordentown Township Vaccination Site

View the flyer for more information.

Burlington County Mega-Site

The Burlington County Mega-Site has reopened for vaccination and booster doses for those 5 and older. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Learn more and schedule your appointment.

Burlington County Mega-Site

Sign up for CivicReady Alerts from Burlington County

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CivicReady alerts from Burlington County! Receive real-time alerts and notifications when you sign up. Learn more and sign up today.

Complete the registration form above, which will ask for an address and preferred method of contact. Residents can select to be notified on a home phone or cell phone, by text message or email. The address is used to tailor alerts, so residents don’t receive messages that don’t pertain to their geographic area. Residents can also request alerts for specific towns.

The alerts are provided free of charge but standard text messaging rates may apply. The system is used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents, including transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity.

Read this TAPinto Bordentown feature for additional information.

Burlington County Mega-Site

Attention PTR/Senior Freeze Recipients

Once you receive the Blue Book, please call or email the Tax Office to request your Property Tax Verification Form. Contact the Bordentown Township Tax Office at 609-298-2800 x 2106 or email [email protected]. A completed and signed form cannot be guaranteed at the Tax Window.

Environmental Commission Seeks Student Member

Bordentown’s Environmental Commission is seeking a student member. Student member must live in the Township and attend high school. Learn more by visiting this page.

Environmental Commission Seeks Student Member

Limited Spots Available at Community Garden

Bordentown’s Community Garden has limited plots available for rent. Renters must follow organic practices and rules. Plots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Fee is $25. Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Limited Spots Available at Community Garden

Mark Your Calendars – Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, April 23

Make your own rain barrel and learn how to install it at the upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. - Noon. The workshop will take place at the Carslake Community Center’s Senior Room, located at 209 Crosswicks Road. Registration is required and is $45 – covering the cost of materials. Sponsored by the Bordentown City and Township Environmental Commissions, and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Limited spots available. Contact Mike Haberland at [email protected] or 856-216-7130 x1 to reserve space and have a PayPal invoice emailed to you.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Spring Begins!

Looking forward to this new Spring season! Enjoy the warmer weather by getting outside, visiting our parks and shopping at our retail stores in Bordentown Township.

Spring Begins!

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

New Jersey’s plastic bag ban is fast approaching. Start now and use a reusable grocery bag on your next shopping trip! Visit for more information.

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Employee Spotlight
Sumedha Rao

Sumedha Rao moved to the United States in 2001 and lived in Long Island, New York, now residing in Skillman, New Jersey.

Sumedha has been married for 21 years to her husband, Sudesh and together they have a son Rohan, and a daughter Alisha.

She began her banking career with Fleet/Bank of America in 2002 and more recently with Berkshire Bank, working in the Treasury Management Office for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Sumedha has both a Bachelor and Master degree in Finance. In 2021, Sumedha was appointed as the Treasurer for Bordentown Township.

Sumedha loves traveling and reading. She also enjoys the beach, hiking and other activities where her whole family is involved.

Sumedha Rao can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 609-298-2800 ext. 2103.

Employee Spotlight, 
Sumedha Rao

Upcoming March 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 March Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Senior Meetings:
Monday, March 7 @ 1 p.m.
Monday, March 21 @ 1 p.m.

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

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Everyone aged 5 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Learn more.

Helpful Links

Bordentown Township Website:
NJ Department of Health Website:
Burlington County Website:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website: