Township Committee Meeting Format
The Township Committee starts at 6:30 PM unless otherwise specified. After the public opening, the Committee may meet in a closed session to discuss designated topics as permitted by State statute. The meeting reopens to the public at 7:30 PM.
In addition to Public Comment during the Second Reading and Public Hearing on proposed Township ordinances and in addition to Public Comment during the public hearing on proposed resolutions, your Township Committee has opted to include Public Comment as a portion of the Regular Township Committee Meeting. Public Comment is offered during the first half-hour of the meeting and again at the close of the meeting.
Upon recognition by the Mayor, speakers shall come to the podium and give their name and address for the record. All persons are expected to engage in respectful and orderly discourse. Persons entering into personal, impertinent, or slanderous discourse or persons who become boisterous or unruly during the discussion, shall, at the discretion of the Mayor or at the objection of Township Committee members, forfeit their remaining time to address Township Committee.
Statements to the Township Committee or the Administration should be addressed through the Chair. A reply to a statement or a question should not be the impetus for debate. Concerns that cannot be addressed immediately will be referred to Administration.
Although your Township Committee requests residents to respectfully acknowledge the Standing Rules of the regular Committee meeting, with the consent of the majority of Township Committee, deviation from the Standing Rules may be permitted.
The Township of Bordentown is a community that prides itself on having great businesses, good neighbors and many wonderful residents. Bordentown Township is a great place to live, work, play and raise your family. We are very happy to share that many residents have roots here for generations. We are dedicated as a Township Committee to focus on the concerns and challenges that we face in this community and economy. We strive for excellence in serving our community to build better neighborhoods. We would like to welcome any new families with open arms and our current residents and thank each of you for being a part of the warm and friendly family of Bordentown Township.
The Township form of government is the oldest form of municipal government in New Jersey. The original act of 1798 incorporated 104 towns. The Township Committee remains the backbone of the municipality's government under the township government laws. Voters elect the township committee's five members. The elections are partisan and the committee members serve three-year staggered terms. The Township Committee elects the mayor for a one-year term. The Mayor is the liaison for Administration.
The Township Committee is the Legislative Branch of our government and establishes policies for the administration of the various departments. The Committee appoints the Township Administrator who is responsible for carrying out those policies and overseeing the day to day operations.
Eugene M. Fuzy
Aneka A. Miller
609-298-2800 ext. 2328
609-298-2800 ext. 2325