October 2021 Newsletter

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

Happy Halloween

Wishing a safe and spook-tacular Halloween to our Bordentown Township families, friends and neighbors.

Happy Halloween

Meet & Greet Firefighter Event
Wednesday, October 20

October is Fire Prevention Month! Come out to the Bordentown High School parking lot on Wednesday, October 20 at 5 p.m. to meet firefighters, see their equipment and learn about career opportunities. Click here for more.

Meet & Greet Firefighter Event

Spotted Lanternfly Program
Thursday, October 21

A Spotted Lanternfly program will be presented on Thursday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Burlington County Agricultural Center. Can’t make it? Watch a 2020 update hosted by the Bordentown Township/Chesterfield Environmental Commissions.

Spotted Lanternfly Program 
Thursday, October 21

Annual Shredder Day Recap

Thank you to all of our Bordentown City and Township residents that helped to participate in the recent Paper Shredding event on October 2. Over 5,110 pounds of paper were collected and shredded at this event!

Annual Shredder Day Recap

Bordentown Township Pumpkin Drive

Participate in Bordentown Township's Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive – dropping off pumpkins and gourds for composting at the Bordentown Township Public Works during working hours from November 1 thru 30. Pumpkins must be paint and decoration free. For Bordentown Township and City residents only.

Bordentown Township Pumpkin Drive

Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 6

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

Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 6

Hydrant Flushing Updates and Schedule

Bordentown City and Township Residents: Please 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.

Hydrant Flushing Updates and Schedule

Burlington County Recycling Information for Fall 2021

Burlington County has released its 2021 guidelines for recycling. Visit this link to read the Fall 2021 Recycling Update.

Elections and Voter Registration Info

Please be reminded that General Election Day is Tuesday, November 2 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Elections and Voter Registration Info

Please also note that 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. If you would like to be REMOVED from the Vote by Mail list, complete this letter and mail it the County Clerk.

Early voting is NEW for 2021 and runs from Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31, 2021. Voting continues each day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Residents can vote at the Chesterfield Township Municipal Building, 295 Bordentown-Chesterfield Road (closest location). Learn more about early voting, here.

For additional information regarding party affiliations, election districts, voting locations and employment opportunities, please visit Bordentown Township’s Elections webpage.

NEW Ballot Box at Bordentown's Township Hall

Bordentown Township has a NEW ballot box from Burlington County! If you have signed up to vote by mail, you can deposit your completed ballot in the safe and secure ballot box located outside of the Township’s Municipal Building, located at 1 Municipal Drive. This secure ballot box is under constant video surveillance to ensure voter security. Read this TAPinto story featuring Bordentown’s New Ballot Box.

NEW Ballot Boxes at Bordentown's Township Hall

Halloween Safety Tips from
Bordentown Township Police Department

The Bordentown Township Police Department has released Halloween safety guidelines for Homeowners, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters for 2021:

Children should:

  • Only approach well-lit houses and always travel in small groups
  • Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant
  • Use flashlights for guidance on sidewalks, walkways and when crossing the street
  • Make sure masks have eye-holes large enough to see any tripping hazards or oncoming traffic, and mouth openings large enough to breathe easily
  • Practice safe street-crossing by using crosswalks and walk signals
  • Wear sturdy shoes and temperature appropriate clothing under costumes

Parents and guardians should:

  • Supervise children under 12 years old
  • Establish a designated curfew for older children
  • Make sure children are wearing safe costumes that fit well and don’t drag on the ground
  • Apply reflective tape to your child’s arms, legs and treat bags
  • Have children wear flashing reflector lights on belt loops or on bag handles, the blinking light provides great added safety feature for trick-or-treaters
  • Assure costume accessories such as swords and other pointed objects are made with soft and safe materials

Homeowners should:

  • Keep inside and outside lights on during trick-or-treat hours
  • Avoid placing lit candles and jack-o-lanterns on doorsteps and walkways where costumes could brush against them and cause burns or fire
  • Only hand out candy that is packaged and wrapped
  • Avoid handing out small toys that could cause choking or lead poisoning for small children

Additionally, any suspicious person or vehicle should immediately be reported to the Bordentown Township Police Department by calling 609-298-4300 OR 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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

Employment Opportunity Available
Finance Account Clerk Position

Bordentown Township is seeking a qualified candidate to join its Finance Office. Candidates must have a strong finance background (minimum two years Municipal Finance experience is preferred) and be detail oriented. Duties will include payroll, human resources, pension administration, accounts payable/receivable and other finance related tasks as assigned. Proficiency in Excel and Word is a must, and Edmunds and PayChex payroll experience is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Bordentown Township is a Civil Service Community and an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to interview and/or select a candidate prior to the closing of this ad. Interested and qualified candidates must send a cover letter and resume via email only to: Laurie Finger, CFO/CTC, [email protected].

Click here for more information on this position.

Employment Opportunity Available

Upcoming October 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 October Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Senior Meeting:
Monday, October 18 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Township Committee Meeting:
Monday, October 25 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, October 26 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Planning Board Meeting:
Thursday, October 28 @ 7-8 p.m.

VVA899 Meetings:
Tuesday, October 19 @ 1-2 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 @ Noon - 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

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

Helpful Links

Bordentown Township Website: www.bordentowntownship.com
NJ Department of Health Website: www.covid19.nj.gov
Burlington County Website: www.co.burlington.nj.us
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website: www.cdc.gov

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