Incorporated in 1880, with a population of 16,896 people according to the 2010 census, Delran Township is comprised of 7.2 square miles located at the intersection of the Delaware River and the Rancocas Creek in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Delran is comprised of community minded residents with many business, sporting and recreational opportunities, including water sports, due to its location, and both active and passive recreational opportunities with our over 450 acres of preserved open space.
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From the Mayor's Desk
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The 2015 Municipal Budget was introduced on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and the Public Hearing will take place at the April 7, 2015 Township Council Meeting. The budget is $15,584,900 and is less than the previous budget by $150,643. There is a one cent increase in the municipal tax rate that accompanies this budget which would have the impact of $20.88 increase per year for the average homeowner with a home assessed at $209,676. The total tax levy is $10,722,000 which is only $17,500 more than was raised in the 2011 budget, so the total tax levy has increase only $17,500 in the last five years.
Areas of the budget that have increases for this year include snow removal in the public works department, health insurance, and debt service. Mayor and Council have moved toward a more aggressive approach to streets reconstruction as many of the streets in the Township are over forty years old and have never been touched during previous capital budgets. The Township is again through both grants and municipal funds undertaking an extensive capital program to address additional streets this year. This includes completing Tenby Chase Drive, Forge Road, various intersections throughout the township in need of repair and sidewalks along Route 130 to improve pedestrian safety. The Township budget is in great financial position to continue to provide the same level of services as you have seen in the past as well as to continue with the improved commitment to road reconstruction in the future years as a result of careful planning and management of the municipal finances.
The one cent increase will provide the Township with the ability to meet the current needs of the community while at the same time providing a financial framework for future years to meet and continue the increase need for improvements to municipal infrastructure with the emphasis on the road program. Over the past five years, the Township has spent an average of $913,750 per year on roadway improvements. Over the fifteen years prior, the Township spent an average of $573,000 per year.
I would like to thank the Township Administration and staff for another successful year and their continued efforts to help keep taxes stable as we continue to be fiscally responsible.
I would like to congratulate the Green Team on receiving a $2,000 grant through the Sustainable Jersey Program. Thank you for your continued efforts and we look forward to seeing what the program will bring to Delran.
The Township held the Annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28th. Over 300 children attended the event and collected over 7000 eggs. I would like to thank all the sponsors who donated to the Delran Easter Egg Hunt and made it very successful. The sponsors include Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts, Elite Climbing, LLC, Camden River Sharks, Philadelphia Eagles, Jellybean Jungle, Delran Athletic Association, National Constitution Center, Route 130 Diner, Garden State Discovery Museum, Lucas Ford and Laurel Lanes. Thirty gift baskets were given out as door prizes thanks to your sponsorship. I would also like to thank the Delran Recreation Advisory Committee for organizing and hosting such a wonderful event.
Delran Township Mayor