September 2023 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.

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Labor Day Trash Collection Changes

During the week of Labor Day, all trash collection will experience a one-day delay for regular trash pick-up services. All zones will experience a one-day delay with their trash collection. We thank you for your patience during this time.

Labor Day Trash Collection

Bordentown Township Police Department
Driving Safety Reminder

This month the Bordentown Regional School District students will return to school, and the Bordentown Township Police Department is reminding everyone to slow down while driving in school zones and to be aware of students who are traveling by foot, bicycle, and school bus.
The BTPD will maintain a high presence at all our schools and bus stops to keep our children safe and ensure an enjoyable school year!

Driving Safety Reminder

The Bordentown Township
Public Works Department is Hiring

The Department of Public Works is looking for a Full-Time Laborer to join our Bordentown Township team! Duties include snow removal, leaf collection, operating commercial power equipment (lawn mowers, weed whackers, etc.) and building maintenance. View the full list of benefits and apply:

Please return all applications to: [email protected] or in person at 266 Crosswicks Road, Bordentown Township.

We are hiring

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

Bordentown Township Public Works Offers Brush Pick-Up

Sticks piling up after summer storms? The Township Public Works Department will pick up brush for residents. Brush pick-ups take place every Tuesday. Call 609-291-2133 or email [email protected] to schedule your pick-up.

Township Awarded $500,000 for
Senior Community Center Improvements

On August 3, Mayor Benowitz and members of the Township Committee accepted a $500,000 check from State Senator Troy Singleton to fund improvements to the Senior Community Center. Learn more about the check presentation and the updates to the Senior Community Center by visiting this link.

Township awarded $500,000 for 
Senior Community Center Improvements

Your Township Government Update

Mayor Benowitz presented two proclamations in August. The first recognized Ryan Phillip Kaufman as an Eagle Scout. The second proclamation declared Ron Jacobsen of the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery as an outstanding friend of the Township.

An agreement with the NJDOT was reached for the installation of a traffic signal at the corner of Route 130 and Crescent Drive.

Repaving work will start soon on Groveville Road from Route 206 to the entrance of Northern Community Park. This fall, the Township will be going out to bid for the road improvements to Holloway Lane and Williamsburg Drive. Designs are also in development for the 2023 Municipal Road Improvement Project. This project will consist of roadway improvements to Vine Way, Shady Lane, Arlington Road, Orchard Lane, and Thorntown Lane.

Two additional NJ Transit bus stops on West Burlington Street between Union Street and the I-295 overpass near the Juvenile Medium Security Facility were approved through the adoption of Ordinance #2023-09.

Planning for the new Municipal Complex continues. The Township awarded a contract to Winzinger of Hainesport to demolish the Township-owned properties at 765 and 803 Farnsworth Avenue. This will expand the municipal grounds and make room for the construction.


Your Township Community Development Updates

At its August 10 meeting, the Planning Board approved resolutions and minutes of previous meetings and approved a bulk variance application for the property owner of 1 Sagamore Lane for the installation of a fence within the required setback.

This month, The Board will meet on September 14 and 28. At the first September meeting, the Township Engineer will present an updated Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) element of the Township Master Plan. An updated OSRP allows for the Township to obtain grants and reimbursement funds through the NJDEP Green Acres program. At the September 28 meeting, an Area in Need of Redevelopment study will be presented to determine if Block 123.01 Lot 3 meets the statutory requirements for an area in need of redevelopment designation.

Planning Board agendas, along with application materials, can be found on the Township Planning Board website.

Planning Board Volunteer Opportunity

Bordentown Township is looking for a volunteer to serve as a Township representative on the Planning Board. Fill out the Citizen Advisory Record and apply:

Planning Board Volunteer Opportunity

Town Hall Returns to Normal Business Hours Starting
Tuesday, September 5

Town Hall will return to regular hours starting Tuesday, September 5. Township offices will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Town Hall Returns to Normal Business Hours Starting 
Tuesday, September 5

Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter Hosts
Paw Prints Fest and 5K Run
Saturday, September 17

The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS) is hosting its annual Paw Prints Pet Fest and 5K Run on Sunday, September 17 at historic Smithville Park! This event features a variety of vendors and food trucks, as well as a DJ, kid zone, live entertainment, a beer garden, and more! Visit for more information.

Paw Prints Fest

6th Annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Friday, September 22

Save the date! Bordentown Township’s Annual Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic takes place on Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Community Center (3 Municipal Drive). Schedule your flu shot here or call 609-298-2800 x2109.

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic

Flag Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, September 23

Mark your calendars! Bordentown Township will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Northern Community Park on Saturday, September 23 beginning at 11 a.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their flags to assure proper disposal.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Annual Fall Shredder Day
Saturday, September 30

Bordentown City and Township will host a Shredder Day on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Public Works Garage (266 Crosswicks Road).

  1. Review your papers and remove anything you don't want shredded before arriving.
  2. Place all papers to be shredded in the trunk or rear of your car.
  3. Clearly label or make obvious as to what is to be shredded.
  4. Stay in your car when you arrive at the Public Works garage at 262 Crosswicks Road.
  5. When signaled, open the trunk for the volunteers to remove the paper.
  6. Label anything you want returned to your car, such as paper bins.
  7. Exit by Derby Firehouse.

Shredder Day is for household shredding only – no businesses! 

Annual Fall Shredder Day

Save the Date!
Bordentown Township Fall Festival
Saturday, October 14

Join the fun at the Annual Bordentown Township Fall Festival on
Saturday, October 14 from noon - 4 p.m. at Joseph Lawrence Park. There will be entertainment and activities for the whole family including music performances, carnival games, food, crafters, hayrides and so much more!

Interested in selling your crafts during the event? Contact the Mayor’s office: (609)-298-2800 ext. 2109.

Fall Festival

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.

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

BTPD Thanks You for Attending
National Night Out in August

The Bordentown Township and City Police Departments thank everyone for making National Night Out a success! This well attended event saw over 650 individuals join the fun at the Joseph Lawrence Park in August.

National Night Out’s mission is to strengthen police and community partnerships. Learn more about this annual event by visiting

National Night Out

Hybrid Bass Added to the Pond
at Northern Community Park

The State Department of Environment Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife added a hybrid bass to the pond at Northern Community Park during the Fishing Derby.

This fish, which can potentially grow to a size that can break state records, was hatched at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery. The current size record for the Hybrid Bass is 17 pounds and 12 ounces.

The Hybrid Bass is a mix of spotted bass and white bass and can be fished on a catch and release basis. If you catch this Hybrid Bass, please take a photo before releasing it and post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #BordentownHybridBass.

Hybrid Bass

Lightning Safety Reminder

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Due to the recent increased number of thunderstorms, Bordentown Township would like to remind everyone about lightning safety. Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or an afternoon at the pool, gather your things and seek shelter at the first sign of a storm. By the time you hear thunder or see lightning, you’re already in danger. You do not want to be the tallest object in an open field or stand under a tall tree. Learn more by visiting

Lightning Safety Reminder

Veteran 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 Veteran 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

Veteran 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 Veteran 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 September 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, September 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee meetings are held at the Municipal Building,
1 Municipal Drive.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, September 14 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are held at the Municipal Building,
1 Municipal Drive.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Environmental Commission Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.
agenda for access link.

Senior Citizen Club Meetings:
Tuesday, September 5 @ 1 p.m.
Monday, September 18 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Club Meetings are held at the Senior Community Center,
3 Municipal Drive.

Veteran Advisory Committee Meeting:
Tuesday, September 5 @ 7 p.m.
Veteran’s Advisory Committee Meetings are held at Senior Community Center,
3 Municipal Drive.


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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: