May 2023 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.

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Bordentown Township Shredder Day
Saturday, May 6

Mark your calendars! Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is set to take place Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Township’s Public Works Garage located at 266 Crosswicks Road.

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. Place all papers to be shredded 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. After shredding materials have been removed, exit by Derby Firehouse.

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

Shredder Day

2nd Quarter Taxes Due
Wednesday, May 10

Tax Payments for the 2nd quarter of 2023 must be received by Wednesday, 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 Property Tax Drop Box. Taxes may also be paid online. If you have any questions, contact the Tax Office at 609-298-2800 x2106 or email [email protected].

For taxpayer convenience, a secure drop off box for tax payments has been installed outside of the Municipal Building. The drop off box will be emptied every business day. Checks must be dropped off 30 minutes before the close of the business day to be considered received on that day. If you require a receipt in addition to your cancelled check, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment. The tax drop off box, like the ballot box, is under 24-hour surveillance.

Taxes Due

Register to Vote before the Primary Election

May 16 is the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the June 6 Primary Election. Check to see if you are registered to vote, here. Register to vote, here. For more information on elections, check out the Township website or the New Jersey Voter Information Portal.

Military Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 20

A message from the host of the upcoming Military Appreciation Event held at the Joint Family Assistance Center located at 1048 Route 206 South:

In June 2022, we had over 30 vendors with valuable information. We are here to answer questions, do ID Cards, and we will have vendors with benefits for retired military, giveaways, and door prizes. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on my website. Tricare (Humana) and US Family Health Plan will also be there to answer questions on health benefits. Please sign up on my website for Military Appreciation and/or to receive my newsletter for information specifically for Retirees. This is open to all branches of the military. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! Light refreshments will be available. For more information and registration:

Military Appreciation Day

Bordentown Township's 9th Annual
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29

We thank the honorable men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. We remember our fallen heroes. Join Bordentown Township for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the Bordentown Cemetery located at 210 Crosswicks Road.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Closure

The Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Municipal Closure

Senior Citizen's Police Academy

Burlington County Sheriff James Kostoplis is pleased to announce the Senior Citizens Police Academy! Classes will be held on Tuesdays until May 16 at the Bordentown Senior Community Center at 3 Municipal Drive 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.

Police Academy

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

Your Township Government Update

The Township introduced the 2023 Municipal Budget at its April 10 meeting. 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. On April 24, the Township Auditor presented the budget providing a historical perspective. A public hearing will be held at the May 8 Township Committee meeting prior to the budget’s adoption.

The Township welcomes its newest employees: Reyan Frank and David Burd. Reyan is processing permits and scheduling inspections for the UCC Construction Department while David is a full-time building inspector in the department.

The Township renewed its shared services agreements with the City of Bordentown to assist the City with sign making and to provide police car lettering services.

The Township Committee made a formal request of the Planning Board to study Block 123.01, Lot 3 as an area to be designated for redevelopment. The parcel at issue is a land-locked piece of land off of Burlington Road between the juvenile detention facility and Fieldsboro.

Road repair and paving will soon be underway! Improvements will be made to Willow Road, Locust Road, Sweetbriar Lane, Taconic Road and a portion of Old Highbridge Road along with miscellaneous work to Cayuga Road.

Mayor Benowitz proclaimed April 22, 2023 as Earth Day to encourage everyone, not only to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements made to save our Earth, but also to do their part to conserve and take action to preserve our planet.


Your Township Community Development Updates

The Planning Board held regularly scheduled meetings for the month of April on April 13 and April 27. At the April 13 meeting, the Planning Board approved an application made by the resident at 4 Charles Bossert Drive for the construction of an addition to the existing single family dwelling and an application made by Bordentown Crossroads One, LLC for the construction of a warehouse located in the Bordentown Crossroads Redevelopment plan area. At the April 27 meeting the Planning Board approved three applications. The first was made by Habitat for Humanity for an amended variance approval for the duplexes currently being constructed on Thorntown Lane and Crosswicks Road. The second application was at 49 Valley Forge Road for the installation of a 6-foot fence in the secondary front yard of a corner lot. The third approval was for NFI Real Estate, LLC for the construction of a warehouse on Old York Road adjacent to the existing Amazon facility.

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 at.

As we approach the warmer months and home improvement projects begin, please remember 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.

Another reminder that 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 to be submitted.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Bordentown Township Police Department urges all road users to share the road and be alert.

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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 Friday, Town Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

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.

Name our New Mascot!

The Bordentown Township Police Department is thrilled to announce the first police department mascot in the State of NJ!! Our mascot is modeled after the eagle displayed in our patch and will build upon the community policing efforts the BTPD has prided itself on for the past few years. View the video online.

Name our New Mascot!

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 PM 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

Garden Plots are Available – Claim Yours Today!

Looking to start a garden but don’t have space? Organic garden plots will soon be available to residents in Bordentown Township for $25 per plot. The Community Garden has limited plots available. Note that gardeners must follow organic practices and rules. Plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email [email protected] to reserve your spot today!

Garden Plots

Happy Mother's Day

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

Happy Mother's Day

Upcoming May Meetings:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, May 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 22@ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee meetings are held at the Municipal Building.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, May 11@ 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board meetings are held at the Municipal Building.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.
agenda for access link.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
Monday, May 15 @ 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


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Civic Ready

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