September 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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Third Quarter Tax Updates

Tax bills have been mailed and the grace period has been extended to Friday, September 16, 2022. Any payment received after this date will accrue interest back to August 1, 2022. If you have any concerns, please email the Tax Clerk at [email protected]. Tax amounts are available on the online portal. View and/or pay your bill online or mail/drop off a check prior to the due date. To view the portal, visit this link.

Labor Day
Monday, September 5

Wishing everyone a relaxing Labor Day! Thank you to all our Bordentown Township municipal employees for all that you do.

Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5, there will be no bulk pick-up for Zone 1. All zones will be picked up on Monday, September 12, with a regular schedule returning on Monday, September 19.

Town Hall Change of Hours & Labor Day Schedule

Following Labor Day and beginning Tuesday, September 6, Town Hall will resume normal business hours; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Thursday, September 8

Don’t forget to get the flu shot! A Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic will be held in the Senior Community Center parking lot on Thursday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) flu shots, formulated to protect against four different flu viruses, will be available as well as the FLUAD shot, for those age 65 and over. Contact Angel in the Mayor’s office to be placed on the roster at 609-298-2800 ext. 2109 by Friday, September 2. Bring this form with you to the clinic.

Shredder Day

Flag Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, September 10

Have an old flag you need to put to rest? Bordentown Township’s Flag Retirement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 10 beginning at 11 a.m. at Northern Community Park on Groveville Road.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

COVID Boosters Available in
Bordentown Township starting September 15

On Thursdays, beginning on September 15, COVID vaccines and boosters will be available in Bordentown Township from noon to 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 3 Municipal Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Vaccines and boosters are also available in Evesham on Wednesdays and in Westampton on Saturdays. Vaccines and boosters are offered to individuals six months and older. For more information and to make an appointment, click here.

Fall Festival

Daniel's Fight Blood Drive
Friday, September 16

In honor of Daniel Applegate’s fight, join the local community on Friday, September 16 from 3-7:30 p.m. for a Blood Drive event located at the Carslake Community Center. For more information, view the flyer here.

Shredder Day

Shredder Day
Saturday, October 1

Bordentown Township’s Shredder Day is taking place on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Township’s Public Works Garage, 262 Crosswicks Road.

Bordentown City and Township residents can prepare for Shredder Day by reviewing these safety guidelines:

  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!

Shredder Day

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 8

The Fall Festival is back! Bordentown Township will host the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 8 from noon - 4 p.m. Don't miss fun for the whole family with free carnival games, food, treats, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and more!

Fall Festival

Your Township Government Update

The Township Committee adopted an ordinance creating specific provisions regarding the removal and cutting of trees to avoid indiscriminate and excessive destruction.

At the Township Committee meeting taking place on Monday, September 12, public hearings will be held on two prospective ordinances. The first ordinance would permit a restricted parking zone in front of a resident’s home to accommodate the resident’s disability and the second is to extend police authority to a privately owned industrial complex.

A non-binding referendum question will be on the November ballot. The question will poll Bordentown Township residents regarding a 2-cent tax (per $100 of assessed value) dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of open space and recreation land. If assessed, the average homeowner would pay approximately $50 per year ($4 per month) toward the earmarked funds.

Township officials continue to work with our State agencies (specifically the New Jersey Department of Transportation) about the schedule for traffic control improvements on Route 130 and Route 206. The Township also participated in the New Jersey State Division of Planning process regarding the new State guidelines on industrial and warehouse growth management. A public meeting will be planned for the near future on this topic.

The Township Committee is slightly altering the meeting format to extend public participation and to track township business updates. These changes will be implemented beginning with the September 12 meeting.

The Township is updating its municipal code. This large undertaking will bring many current code provisions up to date to reflect our current processes and environment. The code numbering will also be reorganized. It is hoped that the new municipal code will be in place by late Spring 2023. The link to the current code is located on our website. As new ordinances are adopted, they can be found under new laws.

Plans are underway for the new Municipal Complex. Earlier this year, the Township Committee determined that the current land at 1 Municipal Drive conveniently situated between Route 130 and Route 206 will be used. The Township’s goal is to create a “municipal complex” consisting of buildings for municipal operations and parking as well as public amenities. The current vision of the complex consists of three buildings and a possible rerouting of Municipal Drive to slow traffic and to access Farnsworth Avenue opposite the CVS/McDonalds driveway. Two new buildings are envisioned: the first building to house the Township’s Police Department and Municipal Court and the second building for the other municipal administrative functions. The complex’s third building is to be the existing Senior Community Center located at 3 Municipal Drive. Currently the Township is seeking a Construction Manager to manage the process and oversee construction.

Congratulations to Rachel Fisher, our tax clerk, for passing her state exam to become a Certified Tax Collector. See Rachel to pay your third quarter taxes before Friday, September 16 to avoid interest charges.

Your Township Community Development Update

The Township Planning Board conducted a virtual meeting on August 11, where only administrative items were acted upon as the application for a natural gas fueling station to be located at 1092 US Highway 206 was postponed. No applications were heard at this meeting. The next scheduled meeting of the Planning Board will be Thursday, September 8, at 7 PM. The Planning Board will hear an amended preliminary and final site plan application for the development of the “Team Campus Phase II” site at this meeting. Zoom log-in credentials can be found at the top of the agenda found on our website here.

News on local businesses:

  • CVS on the corner of Route 130 and Farnsworth is now open!
  • The Curaleaf dispensary located at 191 US 130 is slated to have its application to operate as an expanded alternative treatment center heard by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission on September 9, 2022, at 1 PM.
  • Mastoris diner is expected to open as an Italian steakhouse later this fall.

The connector road linking Dunns Mill Road with Rising Sun Road is nearing completion. This will significantly improve traffic circulation on Township roads.

Visit our parks! The Township has five major parks for our residents' enjoyment. These parks provide a wide array of recreational activities to enjoy.

  • Northern Community Park with Hanna Dog Park, Groveville Road (soon to undergo improvements including an additional baseball field and pickle ball courts!)
  • Joseph Lawrence Recreational Facility/Veterans Memorial Park, Ward Avenue
  • Charles Bossert Park, between Eaton Road and Charles Bossert Drive
  • Terry Field, West Constitution Drive (new walking path, playground equipment, grills and other improvements were completed in 2020)
  • Seth Hand Park, Palmer Avenue (off Cemetery Lane)

Waterfront Survey

On July 20, the Township and the New Jersey Division of Local Planning Services presented the initial concept plan for the future waterfront park. Feedback was welcomed during the presentation. If you missed it, the presentation can be viewed here. Please share any additional feedback with the Community Development Department and complete our Waterfront Park Concept Plan Survey.

Pollinator Garden

10 Healthy Ways To be Environmentally Friendly this Fall

As Fall approaches, we use the remaining long and warm days of summer to get things done. As Spring and Summer allowed us to focus on planting and cultivating, Fall prepares us to harvest and to prepare for Winter. Here are 10 environmentally friendly ways to prepare for Fall.

Sign Up for the Bordentown Green Team

Bordentown Township is actively seeking out Green Team Members. Green Team Members engage with the Township through the Environmental Commission to accomplish environmentally friendly initiatives and projects. This fall, regular monthly meetings will be scheduled and a questionnaire about availability will be sent out to those who previously or recently signed up for information by the beginning of September. Learn more and sign up here.

Green Team

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.

Shredder Day Event Recap

Upcoming September Meetings:

Please be sure to check the Bordentown Township website for any changes or meeting cancellations. Please note some meetings are virtual. The Township September Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Township Committee Meetings:
Monday, September 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Township Committee Meetings are being held in person at
the Municipal Building.
For agendas, please visit this link.

Environmental Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
See agendas for access information.

Planning Board Meetings:
Thursday, September 8 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 22 @ 7 p.m.
Planning Board Meetings are being held remotely via the Zoom platform.
See agendas for access information.

VAC Meeting:
Tuesday, September 6 @ 7 p.m.
VAC Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Senior Meetings:
Tuesday, September 6 @ 1 p.m.
Monday, September 19 @ 1 p.m.
Senior Meetings are held in person at the Senior Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive.

Helpful Links

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