November 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.

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Leaf Collection

Leaf collection is underway. Do not place leaf piles within 10 feet of storm drains, and do not put leaves in bags or other containers. Please leave enough room between leaf piles, cars, or other objects so that collection trucks can reach. Please do not include sticks, ornamental, pumpkins, corn stalks or hay bales in collection piles. Leaf collection will run daily through the end of December (weather permitting). Collections will start in one end of town and work their way through to the end and start over.

November Pumpkin Drive

Give your pumpkins a second life at a local farm during The Bordentown Post-Halloween Pumpkin Drive! Remove all decorations from your pumpkins and drop them off at the Bordentown Township Public Works Building (located at 266 Crosswicks Road) or at 209 Crosswicks Avenue in Bordentown City next to Gilder Field. This service is available for both Bordentown Township and City residents and takes place from Tuesday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 30.

November Pumpkin Drive

Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 5

Bordentown Township will be celebrating and honoring the military service men and women of the community at the Veterans Day Ceremony at 3 Municipal Drive, Saturday, November 5. The ceremony will be held at the Senior Community Center on 3 Municipal Drive. For more information visit this link.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Make plans to vote in person in your voting district if you are not voting by mail or early!

Vote by Mail Applications must be received by the County Clerk seven days before the election if mailed or dropped off at 50 Rancocas Road by 3 p.m. the day before the election. Click here for the Vote by Mail Application form. To cast a Vote By Mail ballot, either place it in the mail or drop off in any of the County’s ballot boxes. For your convenience, a ballot box is located in front of the Township Municipal Building. If you would like to be REMOVED from the Vote by Mail list, complete this letter and mail it to the County Clerk.

Early voting is taking place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Sunday, November 6. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents can vote at any Burlington County early voting site. The closest location to the Township is the Chesterfield Township Municipal Building, 295 Bordentown-Chesterfield Road. Learn more about early voting, here.

For additional information regarding party affiliations, election districts, voting locations and poll working opportunities, go to or visit Bordentown Township’s Elections webpage.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

4th Quarter Taxes Due by Thursday, November 10

Tax payments for the 4th quarter of 2022 must be received by Thursday, November 10 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid incurring interest charges back to November 1. Payments can be mailed (if received by Thursday, November 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 x2106 or email [email protected]

Municipal Office Closures

Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Municipal Offices will also be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 so that Township workers can be with their families for Thanksgiving.

Municipal Office Closures

Honoring All Veterans
November 11, 2022

Thank you to our military service members.

Honoring All Veterans

COVID Boosters Available in Bordentown Township

COVID vaccines and boosters are available Thursdays in November at the Senior Community Center from noon to 6 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 3 Municipal Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred and shorten the wait times. Vaccines and boosters are also available in Evesham on Wednesdays and in Westampton on Saturdays. Vaccines and boosters are offered to individuals six months and older. For more information and to make an appointment, click here. The vaccination clinic will not be held on Thanksgiving Day.

COVID Boosters Available in Bordentown Township

10th Annual Bordentown Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 19

The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions hosts the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 19 at Joseph Lawrence Park. In addition to the 5K race, the event will also include a Family Fun Walk. The run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Packet pick-up and same-day registration start at 7 a.m. Online registration closes on November 18. For more information and online registration, please visit this link.

The Bordentown Township Police Department advises residents and visitors of temporary road closures for the Turkey Trot from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The following roadways and intersections will be affected and/or closed for this event:

  • Route 528 (Crosswicks Road) from Route 130 to Hunt Road (Local Traffic Only)
  • Route 528 (Crosswicks Road) from Charles Bossert Drive to Hogback Road (Closed – No thru traffic)
  • Charles Bossert Drive at Willow Road, including the intersections with Fern Lane, Eaton Road, and Hinkle Drive.
  • Holloway Lane including the intersections with Alfred Drive, Valley Forge Road, Frederick Court, David Court, Anthony Court, and Vincent Court.
  • Valley Forge Road including the intersections with Matthew Court and Michael Lane.
  • Williamsburg Drive including the intersections with Hanover Court, Winchester Court, Gloucester Court, and Montpelier Lane.
  • West Constitution Drive including the intersections with North & South Colonial Drive, Valley Forge Road, Yorktown Road, Lexington Road, and Bennington Road.
  • Bennington Road at its intersection with Independence Drive.

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Thanksgiving Trash Collection Schedule Changes

Trash collection for Zone 3 will be moved from Thanksgiving Thursday to Friday, November 25.

Zone 3 includes Crystal Lake, Meadow Run, Hedding Road, Dunns Mill Road, Georgetown Road, Bonnie Lane, Williamsburg Village, Holloway Meadows, Bordenshire Crossing, Yorktown Road, Lexington Road, Germantown Road, West and East Constitution Drives, North and South Colonial Drives, Delaware Drive, Princeton Drive, Bennington Road, Ticonderoga Drive, Arlington Road, West Point Drive and Independence Drive.

Bordentown Township Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2

The holiday season is almost here! Celebrate during the Annual Bordentown Township Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place on Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. Stay up to date with developments of this event by visiting this link.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Your Township Government Update

Mayor Benowitz declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Thursday, October 13 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The tree in front of the Municipal Building was illuminated in green, teal, and pink for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness. The Mayor also honored the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bordentown Elks for 60 years of outstanding achievements and charity work. It was also announced that Thomas E. Ingling was the 2022 Veteran Home Town Hero. Mr. Ingling has lived in the Township for almost 40 years and served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973.

Bordentown Township officers “went pink” during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness month. Throughout the entire month Officers wore pink BTPD patches on their uniforms and adorned patrol vehicles with pink support magnets.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

Every October our police officers donate to a local resident afflicted with breast cancer or an organization dedicated to fighting cancer. This year, the Bordentown Township Police Department decided to mix it up after learning that one of Bordentown’s residents, Joe Naprawa, was battling Glioblastoma Grade 4. On October 18, the police department presented Joe and his family with a $500 check to aid in his fight against cancer. Join the BTPD by donating to Joe’s fight against Glioblastoma Grade 4 via Venmo: @FightForJoe (Douglas McClain).

Joe Naprawa

Planning for the new municipal complex is proceeding. After considering almost a dozen firms, the Township Committee awarded a contract to Epic Management, Inc. to provide construction management services. Epic Management will assist with design review, budgeting, pre-construction, scheduling, on-site construction management and transitioning.
An ordinance was introduced to name the newly constructed road between Dunns Mill and Rising Sun Roads as “Bordentown Bypass.” The ordinance will be considered for adoption after a public hearing to be held at the Committee’s Monday, November 14 meeting. The new Bordentown Bypass was designed to alleviate truck traffic on local Township roads and more efficiently direct trucks to the NJ Turnpike and truck stops. The Township is working to alert the GPS systems used by truck drivers of the new road.

After months of work with the State’s Local Planning Services (a division of the Department of Community Affairs) including public surveys and meetings, a concept plan for the Waterfront Park has been presented. The goal of the planned new park is to provide passive recreation and conservation uses to Township residents and visitors. The preliminary concept plan includes:

  • A bald eagle habitat area/preserved forest and preserved wetlands
  • Native meadow conversion area
  • A trail to the Delaware River
  • Bird lookouts
  • Flexible outdoor green space with fit trail station and potential for hosting community events
  • A boathouse with bathrooms and a canoe/kayak launch, a fishing pier
  • Playground and waterfront amphitheater
  • Picnic grove with a scenic view of Delaware River and Newbold Island

The preliminary concept plan presentation is posted on the Township website.

The Township Committee is already busy planning 2023. A contract was signed with Pyrotecnico for fireworks to be displayed on July 1, 2023. A rain date was able to be secured for September 2, 2023.

A non-binding referendum question will be on the November ballot polling the Bordentown Township residents regarding a 2-cent tax (per $100 of assessed value) dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of open space and recreation land. If assessed, the average homeowner would pay approximately $50 per year ($4 per month) toward the earmarked funds. Please vote so that your opinion is heard!

The Bordentown Township Committee has issued a statement regarding Emergency Management Services (EMS). Read the statement by visiting this link on the Bordentown Township website.


Your Township Community Development Update

The Planning Board is pleased to announce new members. Mayor Benowitz made the following appointments:

  • Keith McWhirk was appointed as a Class IV Member to fill a vacant unexpired term. Mr. McWhirk formerly served as an alternate Board Member.
  • Davinder Singh and David Kowalski were appointed as additional Alternate Board Members.

In the coming weeks residents will start to see site work related to the construction of ten affordable three-bedroom dwellings at the corner of Thorntown Lane and Crosswicks Road. Information regarding eligibility requirements for this project and other affordable housing projects within the Township can be found on the Township website at:

2019 ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program Update

New Jersey residents should have now received filing information mailers for the 2019 ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters) property tax relief program. The ANCHOR program replaces the Homestead Benefit program and expands the amount of property tax relief. For more information, application access, filing instructions, and eligibility requirements, visit this link.

Open Volunteer Positions

Join the Bordentown Township Green Team

Bordentown Township is actively seeking out Green Team Members. We work closely with our Environmental Commission who aids in providing direction to achieve our goals. Green Teams are associated with Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit at The College of New Jersey. There are over 450 green teams throughout the state, as well as 13 other sustainable states in the nation.

Sustainable Jersey's Green Teams provide the leadership to develop plans, implement programs and assist with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community. Together, our community members will complete sustainable actions to achieve certifications and grants. Anyone can get involved and initiatives vary from art, equity, food, and many other options.

Join today and fill out this survey of availability to help schedule meetings. Stay up to date with the latest projects, events, and information follow the Green Team on Facebook.

Green Team

Bordentown Township Annual Fall Festival Recap

This year’s annual Fall Festival was held at Joseph Lawrence Park on a sunny day on October 8. The festival featured a variety of children’s games, crafts, and rides, including a train and wagon filled with lots of happy customers. The crowd moved throughout the walkway of the park enjoying a variety of artisan crafts, informational booths, free food, and music as well as a talented showcase of stilt walkers, jugglers, and special appearances of characters from the Star Wars films.

Bordentown Townships would like to thank all our residents and neighbors who joined us for this year’s event. A special thank you also to all our sponsors: Foundation for Bordentown Traditions and Bordentown Home for Funerals. View more photos of this year’s event by visiting this link.

2019 ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Bordentown Township Environmental Commission
Says to Avoid Flocked Trees this Holiday Season

The Bordentown Township Environmental Commission encourages residents to skip flocked trees this holiday season. Flocked trees have artificial snow applied to the branches for a winter appearance. Flocking is harmful to the environment as these trees cannot be composted or fed to animals, which will cause them to end up in landfills. Learn more with this statement from the Environmental Commission by visiting this link.

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Upcoming November Meetings:

Please be sure to check the Bordentown Township website for any changes or meeting cancellations. Please note some meetings are virtual. The Township November meeting schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meetings:
November 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee Meetings are being held in person at the Municipal Building.
For agendas, please visit this link.

Planning Board Meeting:
November 17 @ 7 p.m.
Planning board meeting is being held in person at the Municipal Building.
For agendas, please visit this link.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
November 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Meeting is held virtually using the Zoom platform.
See agenda for access information.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
November 7 @ 1 p.m.
November 21 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Club Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Sign up for CivicReady

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CivicReady alerts from Burlington County. Receive real-time alerts and notifications when you sign up. Learn more by visiting this link.

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Helpful Links

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