May 2020 Newsletter

We hope this May edition of the Bordentown Township Banner finds you and your families well. Our goal is to keep residents, friends and neighbors informed about the latest Township news and events.

Statement from the Township Committee
Regarding COVID-19

Please read the most recent statement from Bordentown Township's Committee regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Census Information

Bordentown Township is partnering with Bordentown Regional School District to promote taking action on the 2020 Census. At the same time, local groups including faith centers will also ask residents to take action. Each address (household) must fill out a Census 2020 questionnaire. The questionnaire is relatively short, taking about a minute per person living in the household. Make sure you count everyone in your household, from the newborn to the great grandparents that reside at your address. The federal government uses these numbers to allocate federal funding ($675 Billion dollars). The money goes towards schools, infrastructure, and emergency services. Corporations use the data to decide regional mobilization including the building of factories, stores, and offices. Hospital beds per person have gone down since 2012. This census will allow medical institutions to correct that. Although the data may be too late to help with the needs of COVID-19, it will allow us as a nation to prepare for the future. We need everyone to do their part to make sure federal spending is allocated by a true number of individuals in each area of the country. In short, in a few minutes of your time, you can shape the future of Bordentown, New Jersey, and the United States of America for the next decade. Please help us reach 100% self-response rate. The Census Bureau is asking each person this month, when checking in with work, family, or friends, to ask them to fill out the Census. We are asking you the same.

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Information from Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy announced his vision for restarting New Jersey and putting the state on the road to recovery following COVID-19. Read the six key principles in “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health".

Primary Election Updates

As per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 120, the primary election date has been moved from Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7. Visit this link for information on how to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot.

New Lock Box in Town Hall

Bordentown Township’s Finance Office has installed a secure Lock Box in the lobby of Town Hall for tax payments (checks and money orders, only). The drop box is affixed to the wall next to the elevator and is under 24-hour surveillance. Please call 609-298-2800 ext. 5479 with questions.

New Grace Period for Property Taxes

Bordentown Township’s Committee has voted to extend the grace period for paying property taxes due Friday, May 1. The new property tax deadline is Monday, June 1.

Township’s Parks Re-Opening

The Governor announced the opening of state and county parks, effective Saturday, May 2. Please read our Township’s statement regarding this latest development.

Updated Public Works Functions

Our Public Works Department is working staggered shifts and is beginning to increase the services they provide. Garbage, Recycling and Bulk Pick-Up will remain on schedule during this time. The Township Recycling Center at 266 Crosswicks Road remains open with regular hours for residents to drop off recycling, e-waste, brush and limited garbage – including an additional dumpster for overflow garbage. Residents can call the Public Works department to schedule their brush and white goods pick-up at 609-291-2133.

Visit this link for information regarding Bordentown Township’s 2020 Trash Pick-Up System.

Visit this link for information regarding the Recycling Schedule, the Recycle Coach app, and what and what not to recycle.

Township Committee & Planning Board Meeting Updates

Township Committee meetings and Township Planning Board meetings are being held virtually. Residents can receive the individual log-in information on the agendas posted on the website.

Updated Township Events

  • The Township’s Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 25, has been canceled.
  • The Township Blood Drive remains scheduled for Monday, June 22. Additional information will be forthcoming in the June newsletter.

Now is the Time for Cat Licensing

Bordentown Township requires all cats of licensing age (seven months) to be licensed through the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Cat Licenses are $10 for a spayed or neutered cat and $13 for a cat non-spayed or non-neutered.

Please apply by mail only. To apply for a cat license, mail one copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate covered through 2020, proof of spaying/neutering, the appropriate fee with check made payable to “Township of Bordentown,” and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail to ATTENTION: CAT LICENSE, 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

More information here.

Helpful Links

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

1 Municipal Dr, Bordentown , NJ 08505, United States

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