November 2021 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 Ceremony
Saturday, November 6

Bordentown Township will be celebrating and honoring the military service men and women of the community at the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 3 Municipal Drive, Saturday, November 6. The ceremony will be held at the Senior Community Center on 3 Municipal Drive.

Veterans Day Ceremony 
Saturday, November 6

Hydrant Flushing Continues

Hydrant flushing continues next week, November 8 thru 10. Review the 2021 Hydrant Flushing schedule taking place this November.

Remember: Your water can be rusty or brown after the flush, therefore do not run your washing machine or dishwasher. If you are able to bypass your RO unit or the house water filter, that is a good idea as well. Disable your auto ice makers. To those of you who keep saltwater fish, please make sure you don't make any saltwater these days if your system is set to auto tap off. Run your water for a bit after the flush until the water is clear again. Use cold water first. You should use your tub or laundry sink for the flush as they do not have the screening at the end which can get plugged with debris.

Meet & Greet Firefighter Event

Bordentown Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions hosts the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 20 at 7 a.m. at Joseph Lawrence Park. In addition to the 5K race, the event will also include a Family Fun Walk. For more information and online registration, please visit this link.

Update From Tax Collector Office

Taxes for the 4th quarter of 2021 must be received by the Tax Collector by Wednesday, November 10 to avoid the incurrence of interest charges. Interest on late payments will be calculated back from November 1. 

Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive

Drop off your Halloween pumpkins and gourds for composting. There are two drop-off locations for both Bordentown Township and City residents only. Pumpkins must be paint and decoration free. Drop off takes place this November and ends November 30. Learn more in the flyer, below.

Bordentown Township Pumpkin Drive

Chimenea & Outdoor Fireplace Safety

Chimeneas and Outdoor Fireplaces are very popular in backyards throughout Bordentown Township this time of year. Adhering to the requirements and safety tips will assure a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience. Read these safety tips for more information.

Chimenea & Outdoor Fireplace Safety

Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you to all of our brave service men and women who have served. Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing a joyous and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Bordentown Township families, friends and neighbors.

Happy Thanksgiving

Bordentown Township Middle School Impact
Club’s Annual Northern Community Park Clean-Up

Committeeman Eugene M. Fuzy teamed up with Bordentown Township Middle School's Impact Club on October 20 for the annual Northern Community Park Clean-Up. The Impact Club’s mission is to promote school and community awareness through working on interactive projects that benefit local education and the community.

During the clean-up, Committeeman Fuzy educated the students on various arthropods, including an overwintering queen yellow jacket, as well as the different habitats that the park offers for local wildlife. The students removed 26 pounds of garbage and over 65 pounds of fallen limbs and natural debris from the park.

Park Clean Up

Spotted Lanternfly and Egg Masses

Spotted lanternflies are an invasive species that are extremely harmful to local crops and wildlife. Spotted lanternflies are now fully grown and will be laying eggs now through December. Adult lanternflies will largely die off into the winter months, but the eggs will continue to develop and hatch in 2022.

Residents of Bordentown Township are urged to kill remaining lanternflies on sight, and remove and exterminate any eggs if spotted. Learn more about how to kill Spotted Lanternflies and exterminate their eggs by visiting this link.

Holiday Closings

Please be advised that the Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

COVID Vaccination Site in
Bordentown Township EXTENDED

Burlington County residents can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Bordentown vaccination site located at the Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive. The site has added extended dates throughout the end of the year, excluding some holidays.

Please note that clinics are offering the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered for those 18 and older, while Pfizer is offered for those ages 12 and up. Clinics are offering first, second and now boosters for all three vaccines. Walk-ins are welcome. Make an appointment online or by calling 1-855-568-0545. Learn more.

COVID Vaccination Site in 
Bordentown Township EXTENDED

Employee Spotlight
Township Administrator Michael Theokas

Michael Theokas has been serving as Township Administrator since 2017. As Administrator, Mike oversees all day-to-day operations of Township staff, operations and services. The Township Administrator works closely with the Mayor and Township Committee and is responsible for implementing the vision of the Committee. 

Mike has over 12 years experience in municipal government and has his MMPA in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Mike graduated with a degree in Journalism from Rutgers University, and was also a letterwinner with the football team.

Mike and his wife Edwige have lived in the Township since 2017 and are raising their two-year old son Henry in Bordentown.

Mike enjoys spending time with his family, supporting all Rutgers sports, and rooting for the New York Jets and Mets.

Michael Theokas

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 Meetings:
Monday, November 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Senior Meeting:
Monday, November 15 @ 11 a.m.

VVA899 Meetings:
Monday, November 15 @ 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 23 @ 1 p.m. (BOD)
Saturday, November 27 @ 12 p.m.

Planning Board Meeting:
Thursday, November 18 @ 7 p.m.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, November 23 @ 7:30

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Everyone, aged 12 and older, who lives, works or studies in New Jersey is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

Helpful Links

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

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