May 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the May 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

Join Bordentown Township for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Bordentown Cemetery located at 210 Crosswicks Road. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Senior Community Center located at 3 Municipal Drive.

Memorial Day Ceremony

2nd Quarter Taxes Due by Tuesday, May 10

Tax payments for the 2nd quarter of 2022 must be received by Tuesday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid incurring interest charges back to May 1. Payments can be mailed (if received by May 10, not postmarked), brought in or dropped off in the secure lock box located in the lobby by the elevator. Taxes may also be paid online. If you have any questions, contact the Tax Office at 609-298-2800 x2016 or email [email protected].

Your Township Government Updates

The Township welcomed Roberto Sanchez Jr. as a new Township Police Officer. Additionally, Francine Houston joins the Township as a new Violations Clerk servicing the joint Bordentown Township and Chesterfield Township Municipal Court.

Your Township Government Updates

The Township Committee adopted the 2022 Municipal Budget at its April 25 meeting. The total budget is $16,070,000 and the municipal tax rate will be 57.3 cents per $100 of assessed value. This municipal tax rate is nearly identical to the municipal tax rate in 2018 when the rate was 57.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Compared to 2021, the average homeowner’s municipal taxes will increase by $38 for the entire year. Given the challenges faced with COVID-19, including decreases in overall revenue and balancing the need for continued growth of Township services, the Committee and staff believe the 2022 budget is fiscally prudent. Although the budget is a spending plan for the current year, they must be formulated with a look to the future. Adhering to a strict financial plan has led to the successful stabilization of the municipal tax rate. The goal is for long term financial health.

A location for the new Municipal Complex has been selected! After much consideration, it has been decided to build the new complex on the site of its current location at 1 Municipal Drive. The Committee appreciates all of the input from the public – everyone from the March 2020 scoping hearing to the ad hoc subcommittee – both comprised of residents who reviewed multiple locations. Stay tuned as plans for financing and designing the building will soon begin in earnest.

The Township Committee is proud to announce that it has entered into a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Public Works staff who are members of AFSCME. The new agreement will be in effect for three years until the end of 2024.

In April, the Township Committee adopted ordinances to:

  • Accept the dedication of land from First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. on which a connector road will be constructed between Dunns Mill and Rising Sun Roads. The connector road will primarily be financed by a Local Freight Impact Fund grant. The road has been designed to redirect truck traffic from local roads and will be constructed by Earle Asphalt.
  • Amend various sections of the Township Code’s land use provisions as recommended by the Master Plan and its Elements. These changes have also been recommended by the Planning Board.

Full copies of all adopted resolutions and ordinances are attached to the meeting minutes which are posted on the website. Copies can also be provided by the Township Clerk ([email protected] or 609-298-2800 x2108).

Your Township Government Update

Planning Board, Land Use and
Community Development Updates

In April, the Planning Board reviewed the Township Committee’s proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 25 of the Township Code and the Township zoning map based on various recommendations found in the Township Master Plan and its Elements. Following this review, the Board found that the proposed amendments were consistent with the Township Master Plan and forwarded its findings back to the Township Committee for a public hearing and adoption. Newly added to the Bordentown Township website is an interactive map of the Township’s Zoning Districts and Redevelopment Areas. View the map. For more maps, visit the Community Development Department Page.

At a Special Meeting to be held on May 3, the Planning Board will hear an application from K. Johnson Urban Renewal LLC. The applicant is seeking amended preliminary/final major site plan and minor subdivision approval with waivers to construct five residential structures and additions to existing commercial structures at 120 Route 130 South near Team 85. This meeting will be held via Zoom. The Agenda, along with meeting access information, can be found on the website.

Construction at the CVS at the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Route 130 is progressing with an expected opening this summer.

Construction is nearing completion for “The Point,” an age-restricted inclusionary housing development consisting of 92 units located at the corner of Highbridge Road and Route 130. Building #600 is already open and becoming occupied while Building #700 should be occupiable in the near future.

Information and applications for affordable housing can be found on our website.

Upcoming Shredder Days

Saturday, May 7 – Sponsored by Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is set to take place 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!

Sunday, May 15 – Sponsored by Burlington County

A paper shredding event will be held on Sunday, May 15 at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex. Burlington County residents only. See the graphic for more details.

Shredder Days

Register to Vote before the Primary Election

The last day to register to vote before the Primary Election is Tuesday, May 17. Eligible 17-18 year old high school students in our communities are able to register for the upcoming 2022 Primary Election. Learn more about student voter registration and voting.

Click here to register to vote online. For more local election information, visit our website or contact the Township Clerk at 609-298-2800 x2108 or [email protected].

Help Design the Waterfront Park

In 2020, Bordentown Township acquired 72 acres of land along the Delaware River. We are currently working with the State to develop plans for a destination park for passive recreation and conservation… but we need YOUR help! Submit your input by completing this online survey.

Waterfront Park

Supporting Native Pollinators:
Tips from the Environmental Commission

In May, many of us get excited about the possibility of planting in our backyards, containers or even window sills. Many follow the rule to plant after Mother’s Day and we often choose what to plant based on zones, the type of soil we have, our favorite colors and what complements other existing plants around our homes. Something to also consider are plants that help the environment. Choosing plants that are native to the area are low maintenance, encourage sustainability, low use of resources (i.e., water and pesticides) and attract pollinators. The best way to support the local ecosystem is to plant native plants. Click here to learn more.

Tips from the Environmental Commission

Bordentown Township 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.

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

Green Fair

New Jersey's Bag Ban Begins this Month

New Jersey’s Bag Ban will begin this month. Bring your own reusable bags when you shop and learn more now. The Township has a limited amount of reusable cloth bags available at the Municipal Building. Visit the Clerk or Tax Collector’s Office when you stop by!

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Public Works Reminders

Friendly reminder that yard and grass clippings should be bagged and placed in your garbage can for regular trash pick-up. Yard and grass clippings are NOT suitable for bulk pick up. Please note that Public Works does not accept grass clippings. As Memorial Day falls on the 5th Monday of the month, there will be no changes to either trash or recycling pick up due to the holiday.

Bordentown Township Shredder Day

Volunteer Opportunity with
Bordentown Sewerage Authority

Bordentown Township is looking for a volunteer to serve as a Township Representative on the Bordentown Sewerage Authority (BSA). Learn more and apply today.

Bike Donations at the 2022 Green Fair

Sign Up for Nixle Text Alerts

Sign up for Nixle text alerts to receive real-time emergency notifications regarding road closures, traffic issues and more. Text “08505” to “88877” to opt in!

Sign Up for Alerts

Pick Up Your No Knock Sticker

As the weather is getting warmer, solicitors may start knocking on doors. Please be reminded that residents can pick up ‘No Knock’ stickers from the Municipal Building during normal business hours. For more information, residents can contact the Township Clerk at [email protected] or call 609-298-2800 x2108.

Solicitors are required to be permitted by the Clerk’s Office after a background check is performed by the Police Department. A listing of current approved solicitors can be found here.

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Easter Egg Hunt Recap

Bordentown Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Northern Community Park was a huge success! Thanks to all of our Township friends and families who came out and joined in on the Easter fun!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to our Township residents, friends and families!

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Memorial Day Closure

The Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

An Update to Bordentown Township’s Summer Hours

Please note that the Township Town Hall will be moving to summer hours starting Tuesday, May 31. 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.

NJ Bag Ban Begins This May

Upcoming May Meetings:

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

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, May 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 23 @ 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:
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7 p.m. (Special Meeting)
Thursday, May 12 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 26 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are being held remotely via the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.

Senior Meeting:
Monday, May 16 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, May 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held remotely via the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.

Employment Opportunity

Bordentown Township is seeking a full-time Laborer in the Public Works Department. Applicants must complete an employee application and return either via email to [email protected] or in person at 266 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown Township. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 31, 2022. View the job description and apply today.

Employment Opportunities