November 2023 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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Don’t forget to Vote on Election Day!
Tuesday, November 7

Vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. Click here for a map of the Township’s Voting Districts. If you need further information, call the Township Clerk’s office at 609-298-2800 x8.

Bulk Waste collection Update

Interested in Voting by Mail?

Get all the details on voting by mail – whether you’re considering voting by mail or just want to learn more about this easy-to-use option. Voting by mail is an option available to all registered voters in New Jersey. To cast your vote by mail in the upcoming election and future elections, you must first apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions at or by contacting the Burlington County Clerk.

Once you receive your Vote-By-Mail ballot, vote, sign, seal and return your ballot by mail or use the secure drop box at the Bordentown Township Municipal Building.

Paw Prints Fest

Below are some links for your convenience:

Get printable flyers on a variety of voting topics here – translations too.

Early In-Person Voting Is Available!

Early in-person voting for the 2023 General Election is being held now to Sunday, November 5. You can vote early at any of the 7 designated locations in Burlington County in Chesterfield Township, Evesham Township, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Pemberton Township, Tabernacle Township or Willingboro Township.

Early Voting Polls are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to vote early in-person, make sure you are not signed up for Vote By Mail. If you would like to be REMOVED from the Vote by Mail list, complete this letter and mail it the County Clerk.  


Bulk Waste Collection - Call in for Pick Up by Thursday!

Residents must schedule a bulk waste collection to ensure pick-up. Call 609-291-2133 or send an email to [email protected] with your address and the types of items to be collected. Please schedule pick up by 3 p.m. the Thursday before. Bulk 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).

Can’t remember your zone?
If you know your regular trash collection day, then you know your zone!

Zone 1 has Tuesday trash pick-up.
Zone 2 has Wednesday trash pick-up.
Zone 3 has Thursday trash pick-up.

Bulk Waste collection Update

Leaf Collection Notice

Leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 6 and runs daily through Friday, December 29 as weather permits. 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. Collections will start in one end of town and work its way through to the end and start over.

There will be no brush collections until the February 4, 2024. Residents can still drop off brush at the Public Works Recycling Facility during operating hours.  

Leaf Collection

Your Township Government Update

The Township welcomes two new Public Works employees, Patrick Jones and Anthony Delallana! We are glad you are here!

A presentation of the design of the new Municipal Complex to be built behind its current location was made at the October 10 Township Committee meeting. The presentation can be found on our website: The buildings on two adjacent Township-owned properties have been demolished to start preparing the site for construction.

The repaving work on Groveville Road from Route 206 to the entrance of Northern Community Park is complete. The Township is going out to bid the road improvements to Holloway Lane and Williamsburg Drive this month.


Your Township Community Development Updates

The Planning Board met on October 12 and approved two applications. The first application was made by The Sherwin Williams Company for an additional façade sign to be located at 115 US 130 South which is currently under construction. The second application was made for a minor subdivision of a residential lot located on Roosevelt Avenue before the Board.

The next meeting of the Planning Board will take place on November 16, 2023 where the Board is slated to hear applications by US Homes, LLC and W.W. Grainger

The Community Development Department and the Township’s Special Planner, Heyer Gruel and Associates, continue to work on the comprehensive overhaul of the Township Land Development Code. The draft changes should be available before the end of the calendar year.

Remaining Planning Board Meetings for 2023: November 16 and December 14.

Bordentown Township Flag Retirement Ceremony Recap

Bordentown Township thanks our Veterans Advisory Committee, Boy and Cub Scouts, Mission Fire Company, and our Public Works Department for hosting a successful Flag Retirement Ceremony this past weekend. Many worn and tired American Flags were laid to rest.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Third Quarter Tax Payment Reminder

Taxes for the Third Quarter of 2023 must be received in the Tax Office by Monday, November 13, 2023 to avoid interest charges. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Bordentown Township Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11

Bordentown Township will be celebrating and honoring veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 11. The ceremony will be held at the Senior Community Center on 3 Municipal Drive.

Veterans Day Ceremony 
Saturday, November 11

Bordentown Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 18

The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions is hosting the Bordentown Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 18 at 323 Ward Avenue in Bordentown. Learn more about this year’s race and register by visiting 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

Thanksgiving Municipal Closure Notice

Bordentown Township Municipal Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, so that Township workers can be with their families.

Thanksgiving Municipal Closure Notice

Bordentown Pumpkin Drive
Happening Now through November 30

Bordentown Township Post-Halloween Pumpkin Drive is happening now! Donate your decorative pumpkins now through Thursday, November 30! Please remove all decorations from your pumpkins and drop them off at two locations to give them a second life at a local farm. This service is for Bordentown Township residents only.

Bordentown Pumpkin Drive

Save the Date!
Bordentown Township Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 1

The holiday season is almost here! Celebrate during the Annual Bordentown Township Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place on, Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Complex. Come see Santa and a performance by Harmonie Dance Group! Light refreshments will be provided.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Anchor Property Tax Relief

News about Property Tax Relief! The State may have sent you an “ANCHOR Benefit Confirmation Letter” notifying you that you meet the requirements for the ANCHOR Property Relief Program. If the information in that letter remains the same, no action is necessary. If, however, your information has changed, you should have made changes by September 30. 

If you did not receive an “ANCHOR Benefit Confirmation Letter,” but meet the requirements based on 2020 residency, you may still apply! Check out the State’s Website! You must file by December 30, 2023.

The ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters) property tax relief program replaced the Homestead Benefit program and expanded eligibility to twice as many homeowners and includes tenants.
Check the status of your application here:

For more information, visit: or call the ANCHOR hotline at 1-888-238-1233.

Bordentown Township Zoning and
Code Enforcement presents 10 Steps to properly display your address in an emergency:

10 Steps to properly display your address in an emergency

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Bordentown Township Water Meter Replacement Reminder

All individual water meters inside every home and commercial building in Bordentown City and Township will be upgraded using state funds, at no cost to the customer. So far, 2,000 meters have been replaced.

Over the coming weeks, residents will receive letters from the contractor – Lenegan Plumbing & Heating LLC – containing detailed instructions on how to schedule your appointment for replacement of the water meter. Prior to scheduling your appointment, please make sure your water meter is accessible and that the isolation valve (turn off valve at meter) is operational.

To schedule your appointment, call 1(855) 892-3830 or visit

For more information, please contact the Bordentown City Water Department:

Water Meter Replacement Reminder

Veterans 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 Veterans 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

Veterans Advisory Committee
Offers 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 Veterans Advisory Committee is happy to help through their email address! Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Veteran Advisory Committee Offers 
NEW Email Address to Assist Veterans

Upcoming November Meetings:

For agendas and last-minute changes or cancellations, be sure to check the agenda and minutes page on the Bordentown Township website.

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, November 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee meetings are held at the Municipal Building,
1 Municipal Drive.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, November 16 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are held at the Municipal Building,
1 Municipal Drive.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, November 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
There will be no meeting in December.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.
agenda for access link.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
Tuesday, November 14 @ 1 p.m.
Monday, November 20 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Club Meetings are held at the Senior Community Center,
3 Municipal Drive.

Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting:
Tuesday, November 7 @ 7 p.m.
This Veteran’s Advisory Committee Meeting will take place at the Town and Country Diner located at 177 US-130 in Bordentown, NJ.


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Civic Ready

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.

Civic Ready

Recycle Coach

Download the Recycle Coach App to learn how to recycle correctly! Download the app by visiting this link.

Recycle Coach

Helpful Links

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