SPECIAL LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Pursuant to NJSA 10:4-6 et seq., the Open Public Meetings Act, that the Lumberton Township Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, August 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Lumberton Township Municipal Complex Court Room, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048. The purpose of this meeting, to the extent known at the time of publication, is to hold a Lumberton Township Flood Informational Meeting for the affected flood victims within Lumberton Township. Formal action will not be taken at this meeting.
Published By: Bobbie Quinn, RMC, Lumberton Township Deputy Clerk
Family fun, food and fireworks … what is better on a perfect summer night? Come out to our block party — get acquainted with local emergency services representatives during our kick-off parade, enjoy kids’ activities, music and more. Be sure to stay for the spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9:20 p.m. This free community event is sponsored by the Lumberton Township Police Department and generously supported by our local businesses and community organizations. Rain Date: August 7, 2019
The Land Development Board meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday July 17, 2019 has been canceled due to lack of business.
The application for the New Brunswick Counseling Center has been adjourned to the August 21, 2019 at the applicants request.
Date: July 12, 2019
Re: PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE SALE
WHEREAS, on July 2, 2019 at 3:00PM, Lumberton Township received one (1) bid for the Plenary Retail Consumption License from R C May, LLC who was determined to be a qualified bidder on July 11, 2019. The sealed monetary bid envelope included in the bid packet submitted will be opened on July 18, 2019 at 10AM as stated in the “Conditions of the Sale” in the bid specifications.
ORDINANCES PENDING ADOPTION AFTER PUBLIC HEARING AT TWP COMMITTEE MEETING ON JULY 25, 2019
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#O- 2019-04 COMPREHENSIVE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TOWNSHIP CODE AS PART OF THE TOWNSHIP’S CODIFICATION PROCESS
#O-2019-05 ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 265 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” TO CREATE A NEW SECTION ENTITLED “CROSSWALKS”
#O-2019-06 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN AMENDMENT TO THAT CERTAIN FINANCIAL AGREEMENT, BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC, FOR PHASE I OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-07 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC FOR PHASE II(a) OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-08 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC FOR PHASE II(b) OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-11 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE WAIVING OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOOD EVENTS
PUBLIC SPRAY NOTICE
AERIAL AND GROUND ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYS
WILL BE PERFORMED BY BURLINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
MOSQUITO CONTROL DIVISION ON AS NEEDED BASIS DURING
MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2019
2019 BULK TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Week of September 2nd
Week of October 7th
Week of November 4th
Week of December 2nd
Be sure to place bulk trash items out by 6:00 AM on your Regular Collection Day according to the schedule above
2019 Recycling Collection Schedule
August – 12th, 26th
September – 9th, 23rd
October – 7th, 21st
November – 4th, 18th
December – 2nd, 16th, 30th
Don’t forget you can download the Recycling Coach App to your mobile device for calendars, news and more!
FLOOD VICTIM ASSISTANCE
NJ211 has partnered with the County and Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) to provide relief assistance to those affected by last week’s flooding. For info and to request help, call 2-1-1 or click icon above to visit the web page
Also, click below for helpful info on returning to your home after it’s been flooded!
Village Green Park Community Garden Applications
Sign up for a Garden Plot
The Village Green Park Community Garden
Click here for Community Garden Application (2019)
MULCH IS AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS YARD
Weekdays @ 7:00AM to 2:30PM ~OR~
1st & 3rd Saturday of month @ 7:30AM to 1:30PM
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Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Procedures for T-Visa and U-Visa Non-immigrant Status Applications
2019 Lumberton Township Reorganization Meeting
Last night the Lumberton Township Committee Reorganized and welcomed Committeewoman Kendra Hatfield and Committeeman Ryan Tuno to the Board. Committeeman Sean Earlen and Committeewoman Kristin Januseski were unanimously selected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the year 2019.
My colleagues and I on the Township Committee are looking forward to a productive year of working together to continue to make Lumberton Township a great community to live, work and raise a family. – Mayor Sean Earlen
Committeewoman Hatfield being sworn into office by Judge Haines.
Committeeman Tuno being sworn into office by Judge Bookbinder.
Mayor Earlen being sworn into office by Senator Addiego.
Deputy Mayor Januseski being sworn into office by Freeholder Tiver.
The 2019 Lumberton Township Committee
Committeeman Tuno, Deputy Mayor Januseski, Mayor Earlen, Committeeman Dwyer, and Committeewoman Hatfield
Lumberton Township Opens Glenwood Park Playground in the Hollybrook section of town
Lumberton, NJ – October 5, 2018 –Utilizing a grant from the Burlington County Freeholders, Lumberton Township completely refurbished the Glenwood Park Playground in the Hollybrook section of town. The Township will also demolish the existing tennis courts at the Village Green Park to make way for two brand new basketball courts and to purchase new playground equipment for the Canterbury Court playground. Township Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Glenwood Park Playground on October 5, 2018 and expect to open the Village Green Basketball court by the end of October. Canterbury Court Playground construction is expected to be held off until the Spring of 2019.
Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer stated, “Lumberton Township is extremely thankful for the leadership of one of our fellow residents, Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs, along with the rest of the Burlington County Freeholders for their continued support of our town’s active and passive recreation needs.” “Since the 2011, we have received $1,078,710.00 dollars in grant money from the county and these dollars have already produced a new playground here at the Village Green, along with a Dog Park, Community Garden and Canoe Launch on the Rancocas, we have added sports fields at our Municipal Building Complex as well as completely renovating all of our recreation amenities in the Bobby’s Run Section of town,” added Mayor Mansdoerfer.
“We look forward to continuing our efforts to improving the recreation amenities our Township has to offer our residents and we look forward to opening our new Basketball Courts at the Village Green later this month,” added Committeeman Jim Conway, who serves as one of the Engineering Project liaisons to the Township Committee. “With the continued assistance from the Burlington County Freeholder Board through the Municipal Park Development Program, we will be also able to open another new playground on Canterbury Court next spring and we hope to use future grant submissions to help transform the soon to be Township acquired Ironwood Outdoor Park so that all residents have access to its nature trails both on land and on the Rancocas Creek,” stated Committeeman Conway.
The Lumberton Township Committee originally anticipated that the $200,000 grant would be used to construct an amphitheater. However after due diligence was completed on the proposed site, it was determined to not be cost effective with all the DEP permit cost needed to authorize the construction of this project. “We wanted to get the most bang for our grant buck,” Mansdoerfer explained. “By shifting our efforts from the amphitheater, we were able to rehabilitate three parks. Looking at these neighborhood improvements here in Hollybrook, I am glad we made this decision to focus on this park first. I am really proud of the final result and look forward to seeing families enjoy this amenity,” he concluded.
Lumberton Township Committee & Schools Partner for “Be A Municipal Official For A Day” Program
April 26, 2018 – Lumberton Township – At the April 24, 2018 Lumberton Township Committee Meeting, students from the Young Republic Club, the student government for the Lumberton Middle School, took the helm of Township Government for the second annual “Be a Municipal Official for a Day.” In 2016, students formed the Young Republic Club as a democratically elected student government, with two parties, the Blue Party and the Gold Party. They have adopted a constitution and Bill of Rights for their fellow students, and represent them before the School District’s Administration and the Board of Education. During Tuesday Night’s Township Meeting each student elected official was paired with one of the Township’s Elected or Appointed Officials, to conduct an actual Township Committee Meeting.
“For the past few years, our Township and School Officials have worked closely with each other through quarterly meetings to ensure our resources are being used to the fullest, due to these meetings we have produced further shared services between our two entities which include providing a School Resource Officer, vehicle maintenance and fueling services, in addition to this second annual event geared toward engaging our local students in the role of the local government in their community,” stated Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer. “Last night we welcomed these students to the Township Municipal Building, took them on a tour of our departments and had them shadow our local officials through our regular township meeting, allowing them to truly take part in conducting the business of Township Government with our Township Committee Members affirming each of their actions,” added Mayor Mansdoerfer.
Prior to the 7:30pm start to the Township Meeting, each student was given the opportunity to sit down with the Elected or Appointed Township Official they would be shadowing, to discuss their role in the meeting and how each would contribute to enacting the items on that evening’s agenda. Actions taken by our Student Leaders included adopting an ordinance restricting parking to residents only near Virtua Hospital, amending fees for the Township’s Construction Department, amending two employment contracts, providing contact representatives for the BURLCO JIF, adding grant funds to the 2018 budget to include resources to pave Allspice and Savory Way, plus the remaining part of Nassau Road, awarded a contract for repairs of a Storm water line behind the Post Office and Buttonwood School and paid the Township’s bills.
“We hope that tonight was a great learning experience for our local students and that most importantly they had fun running their Town’s government for a day,” concluded Mayor Mansdoerfer. The following is a list of the Students’ Names and the Positions they held:
Roles Student Township Official
Mayor Griffin Gaughan Michael Mansdoerfer
Deputy Mayor Stephanie Kraska Kristin Januseski
Committeeman Rohan Patel Sean Earlen
Committeeman Anjali Darji James Dwyer
Committeeman Joelle Darragh James Conway
Twp. Administrator James Humphreys Brandon Umba
Police Chief Scotty Allen Anthony DiLoreto
Twp. Clerk Stephanie Pallante Deb Shaw-Blemings
Twp. Solicitor Ian Phillips George Morris, Esq.
Police Lt./OEM Sean Powell Lt. Ed Begolly
Police Lt./Patrol Jackson Beairsto Lt. Nick Peditto
Chief Finance Officer J T Moses Robin Sarlo
LUMBERTON SWEARS IN ANOTHER NEW POLICE OFFICER
Keeping its promise to the residents, Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer administered the oath of office to Erik Jarvis as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class 1. Officer Jarvis increases the size of the police department to 21 officers.
“Officer Jarvis has previously served as the Chaplain for the department. Even as our newest officer, his background, education and training transcends a new leadership with his fellow officers and further increases the professionalism, humbleness and kindness that our community demands in law enforcement,” said Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer.
“Although the recession forced a scaling back of the size of our police department, we have been working diligently to grow back the department in a way that is fiscally responsible. We are pleased that we have been able to add officers while reducing taxes for the second straight year. Our plan continues to come to fruition as we add officers while reducing taxes now for the second year in a row. It is a pleasure to add Officers like Erik Jarvis to the force when you know how hard we worked to bring fiscal order back to the budget,” said Committeeman Jim Conway.
Class 1 officers in the State of New Jersey are part time officers who have obtained Special Law Enforcement Officer Certifications. They are authorized to perform routine traffic details, spectator control and similar duties. Officers have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 (traffic) offenses.
“With the swearing in of Officer Jarvis, the Township Committee is one step closer to meeting its goal of 22 officers. We look forward to completing this objective by hiring one more full time officer in 2018,” said Mansdoerfer.
“Last year we were able to fund returning an officer into the school system, which we identified as an imperative need. With the series of tragic events we have witnessed around the country lately, I am proud that Lumberton was ahead of the curve in recognizing student safety as a top priority. Now to have Erik Jarvis serving on our force, we have taken yet another giant leap forward. It’s another great day for Lumberton,” said Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski.
April 2, 2018 – Lumberton Township – The Lumberton Township Committee adopted its 2018 budget on Tuesday evening which lowered the local purpose tax for the second year in a row. The local purpose tax is lowered from .411 to .406 per $100 of assessed value which represents an approximate savings of $16.00 for the average home assessed at $299,734.00.
“We are thrilled to be able to support and adopt a sound fiscal budget which lowers taxes,” said Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer. “This year was a culmination of more hard work and penny pinching, evaluating every dollar spent to make sure that we are good stewards of our residents’ taxes. We know how hard our residents work to earn their income and want to ensure that we are as equally protective when their tax dollars are allocated to services,” he continued.
The 2018 budget allocates $8,750,904 in spending. This is actually $1,644,931 less than the Township spent in 2008 and continues a decade long trend of stable or declining spending.
The Township’s budget funds all critical tasks of the local government. “We developed a plan to address our community needs including building the new Emergency Services Building without increasing our debt service obligations. Most importantly, we allocated funds in the budget to bring a school resource officer back into the schools,” said Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski.
The Township’s bond rating is AA Stable, confirming the bond market recognizes the Township’s sound fiscal planning.
“Our budget also uses grants and outside funding sources to help continue to make improvements to our infrastructure,” said Committeeman Jim Conway who is charged with overseeing many of the town’s road and improvement projects. “This year we will again pave and repair more roadways and improve our parks and recreation system,” he concluded.
For a copy of the Township’s budgets, audits and annual financial statements, contact the Municipal Clerk or go online to www.lumbertontwp.com
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