November 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of the Bordentown Township Banner!
Our goal is to keep residents, friends and neighbors informed
about the latest Township news and events.

Veterans Day 2020

A sincere 'Thank You' to all Veterans this Veterans Day. Please watch these Veterans Day messages from Mayor Stephen Benowitz and VAC Chairman Bryan Branson.

Veterans Day 2020

Town Hall Updated Restrictions

As of Monday, November 9, and continuing for at least the next 30 days, the Township will be restricting public access to Town Hall. All Township Staff will be working in the building, and all services are still available. The public will have restricted access to the Lobby only. There are drop boxes available in the Lobby for each Department, including a secure lock box for taxes and other payments. Please refer to the Township Contact page if you need to speak with anyone. In certain, limited cases, the public may be escorted to individual Township office areas if needed. As a reminder, masks are required for anyone entering Town Hall or any public facilities. Thank you. Click here for the Township Contact page.

Town Hall Restrictions

Daniel’s Fight Blood Drive

Bordentown Township will host a NJ Blood Services Blood Drive on Friday, November 20 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bordentown Township Senior Community Center at 3 Municipal Drive. Since 2014, the Daniel’s Fight Blood Drive has helped as many as 2,200 patients and their families. Click here for more information on scheduling your appointment.

Leaf Collection Update

Leaf collection has begun and is in full effect. Click here for more information on the collection process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bordentown Township Department of Public Works Office at 609-291-2133.

Leaf Collection

Thank you for Participating in the 2020 Census

The Township would like to thank everyone for filling out the Census at a record high percentage. Our self-response rate was 82.8% and the state is reporting a 99.9% completed count. The self-response rates for Bordentown City and Fieldsboro were 74% and 74.2% respectively. By filling out the Census, and/or working with enumerators, you helped your town and state for the next ten years. The data will be used for federal funding, infrastructure, and representation. Once the data is tabulated nationally, we will update you on the impact the Census will have.

We would also like to thank the Bordentown Regional School District, governing bodies of Bordentown City and Fieldsboro, faith centers, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and many others for teaming up with us to get the word out about the Census. Thank you for making the 2020 Census successful.

News from the Bordentown
Township Environmental Commission

Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive
Bordentown Township's Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive took place from November 3 through November 7 – collecting pumpkins for composting at local farms. Pumpkins thrown in landfills after the holiday season become buried and do not decompose. Thank you to the Bordentown Township and City residents who participated in the Pumpkin Drive and gave their pumpkins a second life at a local farm!

Roger Plew, Chairman of Bordentown Township Environmental Commission, is pictured here with over 100 pumpkins collected – estimated to weigh a little over a half-ton (1,000 pounds).

Roger Plew, Chairman of Bordentown Township Environmental Commission

TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program

Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission is participating in TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program – collecting non-recyclable oral care products and snack wrappers to reduce waste. Finish up your Halloween candy? Save your wrappers and click here to learn more on how to participate.

TerraCycle's Zero-Waste program


Spotted Lanternfly Discussion
Bordentown Township and Chesterfield Environmental Commissions hosted George Hamilton, Ph.D., Chair of Rutgers Entomology Department for an enlightening talk about the Spotted Lanternfly. Dr. Hamilton covered topics on their life cycle, removing eggs, controlling adults, plants they feed on, environmental changes we should make, and why they are an issue. Watch the full discussion.

Delaware River Waterfront Purchase

Haven’t had a chance to read Bordentown Township’s recent purchase of approximately 72 acres of property along the Delaware River?

The property, once part of the Bordentown Waterfront Development project, is now planned for dedicated public open space, wildlife preservation, and environmental conservation. Read the complete news release.

Meet Your Township Employee
Meghan Shaddow

Meghan Shaddow

Meghan grew up in South Florida but moved back to New Jersey in High School. She graduated from Northern Burlington High School and got her Bachelors from the University of Scranton. She is now a Bordentown Township resident who enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Meghan joined us in January of 2020 as an Account Clerk in the Construction Office and is currently serving as the Technical Assistant to the Construction Official. She processes construction permits, schedules inspections and handles all of the rental and resale housing in the Township. 

Meghan coached gymnastics for 15 years and is an avid follower of college gymnastics. She loves to read and listen to true crime Podcasts. She enjoys teaching her daughter, Audrey, who is two years of age, about music that is mostly rock-n-roll.

Meghan’s direct number is: (609)-298-2800 ext. 2199.

Upcoming November 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 November Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meeting:
Monday, November 23 @ 7:30 p.m. 

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, November 24 @ 7:30 p.m. 

November Holiday Closures

Township Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Helpful Links

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

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