September 2020 Newsletter

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


Labor Day Closure

Bordentown Township’s municipal offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. The Township’s municipal offices will open on Tuesday, September 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Bulk Pick-Up Changes

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, there will be no bulk pick up for Zone 1. All zones will be picked up on Monday September 14. Monday, September 21 bulk will return to its regular schedule.


Town Hall Hours

For the remainder of the year, Bordentown Township’s Town Hall hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Town hall is now open to the public, and facial coverings are required at all times. We request that visits be kept to a minimum, as many town services can be provided via phone call, email, or mail. Thank you for your continued cooperation.


Bordentown Township’s 12th Annual Flu Shot Clinic

We will be hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Community Center located at 3 Municipal Drive. Please go to the parking lot area of the senior center and you will be directed from there.

You must bring your insurance card and have your paperwork completed. Most health insurances cover the shot 100%, however, if there is a charge or co-pay you will be billed directly by the pharmacy. The flu shot without insurance is $39.99 out-of-pocket and will be billed directly by the pharmacy.

Senior citizens on Medicare will be covered 100%, but you must complete paperwork ahead of time and bring that with your Medicare Part B & D cards that day. The cost for seniors without insurance out-of-pocket is $78.99 and will be billed directly.

Please print and bring this form with you when you visit the clinic. Also, please call the Mayor’s Office at (609)-298-2800 ext. 2109 to confirm your attendance and to ensure enough shots are available.


Shredder Day

Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is taking place on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Public Works Garage located at 266 Crosswicks Road.


News from the Bordentown
Township Environmental Commission

TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste Program

Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission is participating in TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program and is collecting non-recyclable packaging to reduce waste. This FREE collection program will help our township keep tons of garbage from ending up in our landfill. Please note that we have dedicated collection containers for specific recyclable items at the Township’s Public Works Recycling Center, located at 266 Crosswicks. Read the notice from our Environmental Commission for more information.

Click here for accepted candy and snack recyclable items.
Click here for accepted oral care waste.

Grasscycling Information

Did you know? You can lower your dependence on chemical lawn fertilizer by leaving your grass clippings on the ground. Clippings an inch or less long will quickly decompose and fertilize your lawn. Nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium are released back into the soil, reducing the need for chemical applications.

Leaving the grass clippings on your lawn also helps it to retain moisture during hot, dry summer months when your grass is likely to turn brown. Grass clippings help with weed control by providing a barrier to weed seeds and preventing them from taking root. Finally, placing grass clippings in your trash adds to our landfill fees, so “cut it and leave it” and save time and money while nurturing a healthy lawn. Click here for more information.


Meet Your Township Employee
Nicole Bencivengo

Nicole Bencivengo grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey and currently lives in Chesterfield Township. She worked part time as an Animal Control Officer for the township, then became a full time employee in February of 2019.

Nicole serves the Bordentown Township Police Department as an Administrative Assistant, helping with daily police department functions, maintains all supplies and fields phone calls. She serves as a Police Matron, conducting searches on subjects taken into custody. Nicole continues as an Animal Control Officer for the residents of Bordentown Township, Chesterfield, Mansfield and Florence Townships. She offers her services to finding lost pets and is always available to help residents with wildlife questions and concerns. Nicole was recognized this year by local media when she saved an owl in distress and for several other animal rescues in the area.

She loves spending time with her daughter, Dorothy and family, going to the shore, fishing and attending car shows. She tends to her dogs, cats and chickens and enjoys gardening and exercising.

Nicole owns a 1970 Chevelle and a 1967 Buick GS and she started a pigeon rescue. She enjoys her coffee and is always up for a good laugh.

Nicole’s direct number is: (609)-298-2800, extension 2126.

 

Meet Your Township Employee


Upcoming September 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 September Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, September 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 28 @ 7:30 p.m. 

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, September 10 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 24 @ 7 p.m.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:30 p.m.


Bordentown Township Police Department’s
Explorer Program

The BTPD is looking for young men and women, ages 14-20, who have an interest in law enforcement, to join our Explorer Program. Please refer to the graphic for more information.

Requirements to apply:

  1. 14-20 years of age.
  2. Resident of Bordentown Township, Bordentown City or currently attend the Bordentown Regional School District.
  3. No criminal background.
  4. No school disciplinary issues.
  5. Minimum 2.0 GPA.

For questions or more information please contact Sgt. Burns at 609-298-4300, ext. 2132, or via email at cburns@bordentowntownshippd.com.


2020 Census Information

The Census enumerators will be knocking on doors and counting the uncounted households beginning this month. To prevent this inconvenience, please fill out and submit the 2020 Census.

Reminder: The Census allows a fair distribution of federal funds and federal representation. The Census is the duty of everyone living in the United States. Those funds affect our schools and infrastructure.

Bordentown Township is currently at a 80% response rate. Many thanks to all who have completed the Census. Please continue to help our township reach a 100% response rate.


Bordentown City Farmer’s Market

The Bordentown City Farmer’s Market continues every week until September 27 – taking place each Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center. Please review the graphics for more information.

Farmer's Market


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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