35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, NJ 08048 • (609) 267-3217
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Hours of Operation

Municipal Building 
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Registrar of Vital Statistics
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Assessor
Wednesday Only 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Collector
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Notary Public
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Department of Public Works

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35 Municipal Drive,
Lumberton, NJ 08048
(609) 267-3217

Hours: Mon - Fri  6:45am to 2:45pm

DPW Yard is Open to residents on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 1:30pm (except in July 2nd and 3rd Saturday)

Free Mulch - The Public Works Department has mulch available for Lumberton Township residents only. It is piled in the DPW yard across the street from the  Municipal Complex.  

There is NO topsoil or compost available.

2020 General Election Frequently Asked Questions

2020 General Election Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain my ballot?

All ballots will be mailed by Monday, October 5, 2020.  If you have not received your ballot by October 13th please call 609-265-5229 or email votebymail@co.burlington.nj.us

How can I track my ballot?

Please go to vote.nj.gov to sign up to track and check on the status of your ballot using your personal My Voter Record account. Please note you do not need any information from your ballot to set up your account.

How can I register to vote, find my polling or drop box location?

Please go to vote.nj.gov for full details, drop box and polling locations, and more answers to frequently asked questions. You may also contact your local election officials, or call the Voter Information and Assistance Line at 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837). Please note the voter registration deadline is October 13th.

What do I do if my ballot arrived and it was not sealed?

The printing vendor used the wrong envelopes while preparing the Vote-by-mail ballots, which caused some of the outer envelopes to be ineffectively machine-sealed with defective tabs. The issue has since been remedied, however, an initial batch of ballots were mailed to voters in Evesham, Willingboro and Lumberton before this error was discovered.  The result is that some of the envelopes may come open during the mailing process, but the ballots themselves were not impacted.

If any ballot envelopes arrive and appear opened voters should check to make sure they contain a ballot, an instruction letter, a certified ballot envelope and a prepaid postage return envelope.  If they do not have a complete package, please call the County Clerk at 609-265-5229 and they will issue a new ballot.

What if I received the wrong ballot, or I mismarked, or tore my ballot?

Please call the County Clerk’s office at 609-265-5229 or email votebymail@co.burlington.nj.us so you may be issued a new ballot.

What do I do if I receive two ballots?

The County has safeguards in place to ensure that each voter only cast one ballot, meaning that only one ballot will be accepted per voter.  Please hand deliver the other ballot to the County Clerk’s office at 50 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly. If that is not possible please call 609-265-5229 for further instructions.

What do I do if there is a typo on the ballot or Certificate envelope?

Casting your ballot to vote in the election is the foremost priority, and typos on the certificate does not change the ability for your vote to count.

What if I received a ballot for a person that no longer lives at this address or is deceased?

Please mark the ballot as “deceased” or “no longer lives here” and send back to the sender.  This will alert the Commissioner of Registration (Superintendent of Elections) to start an investigation.  You may also call the Superintendent of Elections at 609-265-5111.

Do I have to vote for the Party I am registered with?

No, this is a General Election and you may vote for the candidate(s) of your choice.

What if I removed the flap, perforated piece of my certificate, do I need a new ballot?

No, you may tape the flap back to your certificate envelope.  Be sure to sign it, place into the return envelope, and then drop it in the mail, drop box, hand deliver to the Board of Elections, or return it to your polling location on Election Day, November 3rd.

What do I do if I placed the certificate envelope in my return ballot but the return address is not showing?

Try to unseal the return envelope to turn the certificate around for the return address to appear in the window.  If that is not possible you are still able to place it in the mail or drop box.

 

Burlington County Ballots Mail Dates

POSTING AS EACH TOWN IS SENT TO THE POST OFFICE

Bass River-10/3/20 Florence Twp-10/3/20 Pemberton Twp-10/3/20
Beverly City-10/5/20 Hainesport Twp-10/5/20 Riverside Twp-10/5/20
Bordentown City-10/2/20 Lumberton Twp- 9/29/20 Riverton Twp-10/5/20
Bordentown Twp-10/3/20 Mansfield Twp-10/3/20 Shamong Twp-10/5/20
Burlington City-10/3/20 Maple Shade Twp- 10/2/20 Southampton Twp-10/3/20
Burlington Twp-10/2/20 Medford Lakes Boro-10/3/20 Springfield Twp-10/3/20
Chesterfield Twp-10/5/20 Medford Twp-10/2/20 Tabernacle Twp-10/5/20
Cinnaminson Twp-10/1/20 MoorestownTwp-10/2/20 Washington Twp-10/2/20
Delanco Twp-10/5/20 Mt. Holly Twp-10/3/20 Westampton Twp-9/30/20
Delran Twp-10/3/20 Mt. Laurel Twp-10/2/20 Willingboro Twp-9/29/20
Eastampton Twp-10/2/20 New Hanover Twp-10/5/20 Woodland Twp-10/5/20
Edgewater Park Twp-10/2/20 North Hanover Twp-10/3/20 Wrightstown Boro-10/2/20
Evesham Twp-9/29/20 Palmyra Twp-10/3/20  
Fieldsboro Boro-10/5/20 Pemberton Boro-10/3/20  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

IMPORTANT GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The November 3, 2020 General Election will be held “primarily” by vote-by-mail.

  • Ballots will be mailed out the week of September 29, 2020.
  • All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail.
  • Since all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot, sample ballots will not be mailed out.
  • If a ballot is postmarked by November 3, 2020, it will be counted as long as it is received by the County no later than 8 p.m. on November 10, 2020 (via US post office).

Voting on Machines and Polling Places will be very limited.

Voting on Machines

  • Only registered voters with a disability preventing them from voting on paper will be able to vote on a machine at their assigned polling location. This does not include all disabled voters – it is only for those that are unable to vote on paper. An ADA-accessible voting machine will be at each polling location.
  • All other registered voters should vote by mail. If a (non-disabled) voter arrives at the polling location, they will be given a provisional ballot – they cannot vote on the machine.

Polling Locations

  • Polling locations have been decreased by fifty percent; and, therefore, election districts have been consolidated. Please take note of your polling location for this election only.
  • Your polling location will also be listed on your vote-by-mail ballot.

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 – Polling Location is the Lumberton Township Municipal Building Courtroom – 35 Municipal Drive

Districts 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 – Polling Location is Bobby’s Run School Performing Arts Center – 32 Dimsdale Drive

 Ballot Mail and Drop-Off Locations

During this election, you have three choices when it comes to delivering your ballot.

You may:           1. Drop it in the US Mail

2. Hand deliver your sealed ballot to a poll worker at your polling district or to the County Clerk’s office by 8 pm on 11/3

3. Drop it in the secured Ballot Box in front of the Municipal Building – Police and Court Entrance (next to front door)

 

Helpful Links

Register online to vote: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register

Confirm you are a registered voter: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check

Confirm your polling location: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search

Confirm your vote was received and counted: https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot.shtml

 

If you have any questions, call the Township Clerk at 609-267-3217

 

Secured Ballot Box in front of the Municipal Building – Police and Court Entrance (next to front door)

35 Municipal Drive Lumberton NJ 08048

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND OTHER BID EXEMPT SERVICES FOR YEAR 2021

TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND OTHER BID EXEMPT SERVICES FOR YEAR 2021

Click on the Below Link for a Copy of Proposal:

  REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP 2021

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 10:00 AM the Township of Lumberton will receive Requests for Qualifications and Proposals for Professional Services and Other Bid Exempt Services for Year 2021 at the Township Clerk’s Office located in the Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048. Copies of the Request for Qualifications and Proposals for Professional Services and Other Bid Exempt Services for Year 20201 will be available online at www.lumbertontwp.com and at the Township Clerk’s Office in the Township of Lumberton Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ.

Published by: Bobbie Quinn, RMC, Lumberton Township Clerk

 

Drive Thru Flu Clinic 11/19/2020

Drive Thru Flu Clinic 11/19/2020

Lumberton Township Emergency Services Building

34 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cars will be driven into the bays to receive flu shot.

No one will be allowed to exit their vehicle.

Halloween 2020 Celebration Guidance

Traditional Halloween celebrations often involve crowds, close contact between individuals, and activities in closed spaces. It is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives for celebrating the fall season. Outdoor activities, as opposed to indoor parties and events, are recommended. Those planning celebrations or participating in Halloween activities should keep in mind public health recommendations of social and physical distancing, wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth, and hand hygiene. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute for cloth or disposable masks. Individuals should minimize interaction and contact with others who are not a part of their household.

As a reminder, no one should participate in these activities if they or a household member have a known exposure to COVID-19, are sick/symptomatic, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not yet met the criteria for discontinuing isolation.

This year, as New Jersey continues to respond to ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, recommendations for adapting traditional celebrations and considerations for ways to celebrate Halloween safely are listed below. Some communities may choose to cancel Halloween activities, so check with local sources before making plans.

1. Outdoor Door to Door Trick or Treating

a. Those who plan to trick-or-treat should limit their groups to current household members, consider staying local, and limit the number of houses on their route. Social distancing should be practiced between all who are not in the same household.

b. For those putting out treats:

i. Good option: Limit interaction or contact with trick-or-treaters, wear a mask when individuals come to the door, and regularly wash hands.

ii. Better option: Leave a treat bowl on a porch or table or in a place where it may be easily accessed while adhering to social distancing requirements.

iii. Best option: Arrange individually packaged candy so that trick or treaters can grab and go without accessing a shared bowl.

c. Consider coordinating with neighbors to develop a system, such as signs or on/off porch lights, for distinguishing houses participating in trick-or-treating from those that do not wish to participate.

d. Wear a face mask to mitigate against COVID-19 exposure. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute but can be supplemented with a cloth or disposable mask. Children under two should not wear a cloth mask.

e. Candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable. Consider individual non-food “treats” to avoid sharing of food.

f. Practice hand hygiene (wash hands or use hand sanitizer) before leaving your home, after touching objects such as wrapped candy, and when arriving home.

 

2. Outdoor Trunk or Treating (when children go car to car instead of house to house)

a. Limit the number of participating cars to ensure adequate space for social distancing and minimize crowds. Ensure outdoor area has sufficient space per car to avoid overcrowding and to allow adequate space for social distancing.

b. Follow the outdoor gatherings limitations in effect at the time.

c. Design event in a long line, rather than a circle to ensure social and physical distancing to discourage crowding.

d. Consider having assigned times or multiple shifts to minimize crowding during event.

e. Wear a face mask. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute but can be supplemented with a cloth or disposable mask. Children under two should not wear a cloth mask.

f. Candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable.

g. Practice hand hygiene before the event, after touching objects such as wrapped candy, and after the event.

 

3. Halloween Parties

a. Avoid large indoor or outdoor parties, which would be subject to the limitations currently in effect on indoor and outdoor gatherings.

b. Keep up to date with the most current restrictions on outdoor and indoor gatherings.

c. Avoid participation in activities that require close contact and/or shared items such as bobbing for apples

 

4. Haunted houses, hayrides, and corn mazes

a. Wear a cloth or disposable mask while participating in these activities. As noted above, a costume mask does not suffice.

b. Indoor haunted houses should be avoided because of the possibility of congregation and screaming in close quarters. If hosting a haunted house, ensure visitors maintain an appropriate distance by staggering start times and limiting occupancy. A better option would be to host an outdoor haunted house without live performers.

c. Hayrides should limit the number of passengers per ride and keep openings to the same party. Any shared materials should be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

d. Corn mazes should only permit individuals to proceed in one direction, should limit occupancy according to the applicable restrictions in effect at the time, and should avoid use of shared materials.

e. Entities hosting these events are encouraged to take reservations and/or sell tickets in advance.

 

5. Examples of socially distant Halloween activities that would require minimal or no additional health and safety protocols include:

a. Virtual activities such as online costume parties.

b. Drive through events where individuals remain in their vehicles and drive through an area/neighborhood with Halloween displays.

c. Carving pumpkins with family.

d. Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween themed decorations.

e. Halloween themed movie nights with family

 

Public Comment Period for Proposed Building Elevations Through FEMA

PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Emergency Management Agency
In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Orders 11988 & 11990
Proposed Building Elevation
Township of Lumberton, Burlington County, NJ

Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Department of Homeland Security- Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to provide federal funding to the Township of Lumberton, as subrecipients for the proposed elevation of residential structures through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. The purpose of the FMA Grant Program is to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This notification is given in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order (EO) 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and 44 CFR Part 9, regulations for implementing EO 11988-11990.

The proposed mitigation project would elevate eight (8) residential structures along the Rancocas Creek in Lumberton. These structures occupy low-lying areas susceptible to repetitive flooding. All proposed impacted properties in Lumberton would be raised approximately 2 feet above the base flood elevation (BFE) for a 100 year flood, in accordance with local flood ordinances and the
FEMA-approved mitigation plan.

This action would take place within the 100-year floodplain. Alternatives considered include: 1) taking no action, 2) the proposed alternative, elevating the structures; or, 3) acquisition and demolition. FEMA has determined that elevating the structures is the most practicable alternative to ensure the residences and their occupants are out of harm’s way. FEMA has also determined that investment of funds to reduce flood risk is in the public interest. Potential impacts to water quality or aquatic habitat are anticipated to be temporary during construction and minimized through best management practices and conservation measures incorporated from resource agency recommendations and required regulatory permits.

Comments about this project, potential alternatives, and floodplain impacts may be submitted in writing within 15 days of the date of this publication to: U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region II – Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, Mitigation Division, One World Trade Center, Suite 53, New York, NY 10007 or via
email to FEMAR2COMMENT@fema.dhs.gov. If substantive comments are received, FEMA will evaluate and address the comments as part of the environmental documentation for this project.

Burlington County First Time Home Buyer Program

Introduction to the Burlington County First Time Home Buyers Program

First Time Home Buyer Program

Where do I start?

   #1  First step – Set up appointment for First Time Homebuyer (FTHB) course. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate in which you will give a copy to your lender who will then forward a copy onto me.

  #2  Start saving towards your 3% down payment! (Purchase price X 3%)

  #3  Call a lender from our list to see how much of a mortgage you qualify for based on your income. This will decide your price range in looking for a home.   When you are ready to buy and are rate shopping do not call more than three lenders within a 14 day period or this may pull down your credit score.

 #4   To look for a home, check out the state website www.njhrc.gov click on find housing then for sale. Look at Burlington County. If you see a property that you’re interested in, print out the application and mail it into the state. NJ Housing is mandated to pull names by lottery. The more lists you’re on the better chance you’ll have.  Check with local realtors, individual townships and newspapers.  If you see a new development going up stop in their sales office to see if they have any affordable units and put in an application. For Delran, Delanco and Florence check out www.piazza-and-associates.com and on the toolbar click on News and Info.

 #5  Start setting up a file to collect all your paperwork for mortgage application. Files need to consist of your last 2 months pay stubs, your last 4 months of bank statements for each account and last 2 years tax returns. Proof of any additional income such as child support. Copy of divorce decree.   Certificate from a First Time Home Buyer class.

#6   Once you find a home, call your lender to get your mortgage pre-approved.  Once it’s preapproved call 609-265-5450 or email me at skeesler@co.burlington.nj.us and give me your lenders name, email address, phone number and also your realtors email address.   I will then email your lender a referral form which lists all documents needed. Since the appraisal, title report and commitment take longer to process they can be sent at a later date. Once documents are received from your lender I will call you to come in and sign my application from that point it takes  45-60 days to  schedule your closing.

#7    Settlement… Sign all mortgage documents! Congratulations you now own your first home.

Congratulations!

Wishing you Happiness in your New Home!

609-265-5450

 

Burlington County

First Time Home Buyer Program

HUD Income Guidelines 2020-2021

For Closing Cost and Down Payment Assistance  

Up to $4,000 for Closing Cost plus another $5,000 in Down Payment Assistance.

 

 Size of                       Maximum Annual

 Household                 Gross  Income

    1                                   $54,150                                       

    2                                   $61,850                                         

   3                                   $69,600                                        

   4                                   $77,300                                         

   5                                   $83,500                                         

   6                                   $89,700                                         

   7                                   $95,900                                    

   8                                   $102,050      

                                                      

*Note: Closing Cost Assistance is a six year forgivable loan at 0% interest.. Should applicant move or sell before the end of the six year period, the loan will become payable in full.

*Down Payment Assistance is not a forgivable loan. It will become due and payable in full when property is sold or not owner occupied.      

 Effective July 1, 2020

 

Lumberton Township’s COAH Third Round (2015-2025) Housing Element and Fair Share Plan Midpoint Review

Lumberton  Township is inviting any interested party to submit comments to the Township, with a copy to Fair Share Housing Center, regarding whether any sites no longer present a realistic opportunity and should be replaced. Any interested party may by motion request a hearing before the Court regarding these issues.

Comments can be made to the following:

Lumberton Township, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048

Attn: Brandon E. Umba Township Administrator 

&

Fair Share Housing Center, 510 Park Blvd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Attn: Laura Smith-Denker, Senior Staff Attorney

Lumberton Township Third Round Housing Element and Fair Share Plan (2015-2025)

Lumberton Township Third Round Housing Element and Fair Share Plan Mid-Point Review (2020)

UPDATE on Township Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic; Effective July 6, 2020

To Our Residents: As we continue to work together to Flatten the Curve and navigate this crisis, we appreciate everyone’s diligence in following state guidelines and maintaining social distancing.  Understanding how difficult times have become, we can nonetheless persevere and beat this together and restore our town as quickly as possible.

Lumberton Township Officials and Public Safety Leaders continue to evaluate and plan for a “road to recovery” and, in correlation with the Governor’s Office and Burlington County officials, are taking the following steps to modify our Emergency Action Plan:

EMERGENCY SERVICES
All Lumberton Township Emergency Services, which includes Police, Fire and EMS Services, remain fully operational and ready to serve our community.  Please help keep our responders safe by staying home unless absolutely necessary and following all CDC and NJDOH safety and health guidelines.

For non-emergency Police matters, the public is encouraged to contact the Police Department by their non-emergency numbers at 609-267-8300. Residents needing non-emergency assistance may also use the Police Department Call Box located outside the Police Department Lobby. 

TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING SERVICES

Effective Monday, May 18th, the Lumberton Municipal Building will re-open to the public.  The Administrative Lobby and Police Department/Court Lobby will be open for service; the Tax Collection window will remain closed at this time. Hours of Operations will be Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  As a service to our Senior Residents and those with higher risk to COVID-19 due to existing medical conditions, the lobbies will open from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Monday – Friday, for these persons only.

Safety guidelines are place to minimize risk during the ongoing pandemic; all visitors must be wearing face masks and practice strict social distancing measures to gain entry.  Signage will be posted with this guidance, and floor spots will mark waiting points for all persons entering.  The Administrative Lobby will be restricted to 4 persons at a time; the Police/Court lobby will allow 10 persons maximum at a time.  All others must remain outside until spots open up.  Visitor areas and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned daily following CDC guidelines so as to minimize risk to visitors.

Payments and documents for the township may still be dropped in the locked box located outside the Administrative Wing of the Municipal Building. Tax Payments may be dropped off at the Tax Drive-up Window drop box. Payments can also be made by using our online system https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0317 or by mail to the Tax Collector’s Office, 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton NJ 08048. Our drive-up Tax Window remains closed to the public.  The Fire Bureau will continue to conduct inspections; however, these will be done by appointment only.  

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Department of Public Works continues to collect trash as normally scheduled. Bulk Trash is still the first full week of the month and brush pickup is the third full week of the month. The Public Works Yard remains closed to residents Sunday through Friday.

Our DPW Staff will begin to hold normal Saturday hours for the DPW Yard on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 7:30am to 1:30pm.  Saturday drop offs will resume on its normal schedule starting in June (1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month, with the exception being July which is the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month). Staff will be limiting access to the yard and requiring that residents maintain social distancing and are wearing face coverings while in the yard.  Proof of residency is also required.

Residents needing bulk pickup outside the first full week and due to the yard being closed may call the Township Building at 609-267-3217 (only during normal business hours, 8am to 4pm on Monday to Friday) and we will make every effort to schedule a pick up depending on working circumstances at that time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
All Lumberton Township playgrounds will reopen to public use at dawn on July 2. 
 All persons are strongly encouraged to keep with social distancing practices.  The parking lot are reopened for use but will be monitored to ensure social distancing. The Township’s walking trails and paths, Canoe Launch on Chestnut Avenue, Dog Park at the Village Green and Public Tennis Courts at Bryan Freeman Park still remain open to individuals to utilize at their pleasure. Tennis Courts are restricted to 4 players maximum at a time per court, and all social distancing rules must be followed.  

All Lumberton Township Athletic Fields to include Baseball, Soccer, Football and Lacrosse reopened for “no-contact” practices, drills and simulations, on June 22.  Additionally, low risk sports (i.e., archery, individual track and swimming events, golf and tennis) resumed contact practices and competition on June 22. Medium risk sports (i.e., baseball/softball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer and volleyball) may begin contact practices and competition on July 6.  High risk sports (i.e., football, martial arts, group dance and cheer) may begin contact practices and competition on July 20.
 
Lumberton Township will reopen the use of our outdoor Municipal Basketball Courts on July 6 for our residents.  

A summary of public recreational areas and their status follows:

Public Park walking paths, biking paths and trails OPEN
Village Green Dog Park OPEN
Tennis Courts, Bryan Freeman Park OPEN
Municipal Canoe Launch, Chestnut St OPEN
Basketball Courts (Village Green, Bryan Freeman, Stonebrook Dr., Private Communities) OPEN
Park Playgrounds (Public/Private) OPEN
   
Baseball Fields OPEN
Soccer/Athletic Fields OPEN

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

The regularly Township Committee meetings continue as scheduled, the next being this Thursday, July 16th at 7:30 PM.  In keeping with state social distancing directives, local attendance will be limited to 30 persons including five Township officials (Mayor, one Committee Member, Administrator, Township Clerk, and Township Solicitor). The remaining twenty five people that wish to attend, with priority given to Township residents, will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of the public wishing to make a public comment in lieu of attendance may do so electronically at bquinn@lumbertontwp.com. Please provide your comments by 4:00 p.m. on July 16, 2020.  The meeting will also be streamcast live using Zoom Conferencing.  Members of the public may connect to this stream for video and audio coverage by going to https://zoom.us/j/8159797571 with their web browser (instructions and how to your this app click this link).  They may also dial in for audio off your mobile phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and pressing 8159797571# to join.

TOWNSHIP CONSTRUCTION OFFICE
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has sent out guidelines to all municipal construction code officials in regards to inspections during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guidelines from DCA remain the procedure for inspections in Lumberton Twp. These guidelines supersede and make void any previous guidelines released by the Township, and are as follows:

  1. All required inspections for new construction and any work on the exterior or outside of any occupied building should be performed as usual.
  1. Rough inspections for new additions should be performed, provided no entry to the occupied home or building is required or that appropriate social distancing is in effect.
  1. Contractors may report construction activity, such as rough inspections, in existing occupied buildings with photos or other documentation for the time being.
  1. Items listed as Minor Work at NJAC 5:23-2.17A require only a final inspection. This includes inspections of replacement items, such as a residential heater, air conditioner and/or water heaters. These inspections may be deferred to a later date. The contractor should report construction activity as indicated in item 3 above.

The State’s official notification is available by clicking the following link: DCA Memo on Construction Department Operations

The Lumberton Township Construction Office maintains normal hours Monday through Friday each week.

MUNICIPAL COURT
Municipal Court Sessions are still suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Individuals scheduled to appear before our Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation will receive notice of a new court date. Our Municipal court employees will continue to handle certain matters, such as applications for temporary restraining orders, hearings where a defendant has been detained, and matters that implicate public safety. Filings and payments will continue to be accepted by dropping them off in the drop box located outside the Administrative Wing of the Municipal Building. Defendants, Attorneys and Residents may contact the Municipal Court Office by phone, 609-267-3389. Defendants also may continue to make payments through the Municipal Court online payment system at NJMCDirect.com.  All persons needing to speak with Lumberton Township Municipal Court employees should contact the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

SCHOOL DISTRICT
All Lumberton Schools as well as RVRHS, BCIT and BCSSD remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year in accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order and the Burlington County Health Department directives. For up to date information regarding the school district, parents and guardians are highly encouraged to maintain open lines communications by using the LTSD Hub located online at https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/covid-19/, using the REMIND smartphone app (https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/2019-2020-communications-via-remind/), and checking for emails distributed via the District’s listserv.

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2020 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

          in the Municipal Court Room             35 Municipal Drive @ 7:30PM

January 2 & 16 February 6 & 20
March 5 & 19 April 2 & 16
May 7 & 21 June 18
July 16 August 20
September 3 & 17 October 1 & 15
November 5 & 19 December 3 & 17

 

2020 Municipal Holiday closures:

  Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day 

  Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day   

  Feb 17 - Presidents' Day 

  Apr. 10 - Good Friday

  May 25 - Memorial Day

  July 3 - Independence Day (observed)

  Sept. 7 - Labor Day   

  Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

  Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday  

  Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday   

  Dec. 24 - Christmas Holiday

  Dec. 25 - Christmas Holiday


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