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Delran Blood Drive August 24, 2022

Our next Blood Drive is coming up in two weeks!
For an appointment please contact Jamey Eggers at [email protected] or (856) 461-7734 ext. 100 Or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: delran township council
All presenting donors in August will receive coupons for a free Egg & Cheese Wake-Up Wrap and a free Medium Hot or Iced Beverage courtesy of Dunkin’

Trash Updates

Update for August 8, 2022— We are aware that most of Tuesday’s route was not collected. There is no need to call to report a missed collection at this time. Delran Public Works has been out all weekend and today tracking and logging all missed sections of town.

We advise you to please leave your cans out at the curb if they are not emptied. Republic will attempt to complete the missed collections today and tomorrow.

Continued updates will be found here as well as on social media. Please continue to check back.

Please visit https://www.delrantownship.org/2022/08/trash-update-8-4-2022/ for additional information regarding the ongoing Municipal Solid Waste collection issues.

Tax Bill Update

Please be advised that the 2022/2023 tax bills have been mailed.  Residents should receive their bills within the week.  Grace period for 3rd Qtr. Tax Payments has been extended to 9/14/2022.  Please contact the Tax Office if you have any questions at (856) 461-7736 or [email protected].

Baby Formula Resources

Attention Delran Residents: Please see the attached flyer and information for resources for parents seeking formula in our area!

EMS Point of Care Testing

Attention Delran Residents- We are pleased to announce that Delran Emergency Squad is now offering testing for Covid-19, Strep, RSV and Influenza A&B! If you are in need of a test or have questions, please call the EMS non-emergency number at 856-461-1210. Please note: Entry for testing will be at the side door to the right of the Emergency Squad bays. Please do NOT enter the lobby of the municipal building for testing.

Spring Leaf and Branch Collection

Where’s the Chipper?
May 20th the chipper completed Zone 2. May 23rd the chipper will begin Zone 3.
Remember, it takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the Chipper Truck to complete all of the zones and start again.

Attention Delran Residents: Leaf and Branch Pickup begins April 1! Please review the following information regarding collection schedules, requirements, and specifications:

Leaf Collection: Leaf Collection runs from April 1 to April 30. Please refer to the map below for the tentative route.

All leaves should be placed in the street next to the curb. Leaf piles should ONLY contain leaves. Other yard debris cannot be picked up by the Leaf Vacuum Truck.

Please do not put leaves in your trash bins. BAGGED leaves may also be dropped off at the Public Works yard year-round Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours 6:00am to 1:30pm) and every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Branch Collection: Branch pickup occurs from April 1st to October 2nd. All branches must be curbside by October 1st for the final collection October 2nd. (Curbside refers to branches being in the area between the curb and the sidewalk.)

Branch Collection follows the same route as the leaf collection map provided above, however takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to run a full cycle for branch collection. Once your branches are collected, you should not put out another pile for at least 3 weeks.

The specifications for branch collection are as follows:

Branch or limb sizes are limited to a maximum of 8’ long and 4” in diameter and should be stacked in the same direction. No pile of yard trimmings bigger than 4 Cubic Yards or 12’ Long x 3’ High x 3’ Wide will be picked up.

Yard trimmings must be:

  • Uncut and left at full length and stacked with ends facing the same direction.
  • Free of leaves or vines mixed in the pile.
  • Piled in a neat and manageable condition.
  • Placed between sidewalk and curb. Yard trimmings may not be left in the street due to the State’s Stormwater Management rules. 

Residents can also drop off branches and tree limbs year-round Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours: 6:00am to 1:30pm) in or next to the wood dumpster at the Public Works yard behind the municipal building.

Tree Stumps will not be collected. Stumps and old firewood can be brought to Public Works from 7:00am to 2:30pm (Summer Hours: 6:00am to 1:30pm). Residents can also request to have stumps picked up by Public Works for a fee of $25. Please call Public Works at 856-461-7737 to schedule a stump pick up.

Bag Up NJ!

The “Bag Up NJ” campaign, which takes effect May 4, 2022, is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single-use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.

This campaign educates and reminds consumers about their options for sustainability at the checkout counter. Consumers can bring their own reusable bags when they shop and recycle their plastic bags.

Please refer to the chart below to see how these changes will affect you:

What you can do to support Bag Up NJ?

As a consumer, there are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.

When shopping, bring your reusable shopping bags to help fight waste in your town.

Recycle your disposable bags by bringing them to your local retailer.

For more information about Bag Up NJ please visit: https://www.nj.gov/dep/get-past-plastic/

COVID-19 Relief for Sewer Charges

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 RATEPAYER RELIEF MEASURES

This notice announces relief measures for residential ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please review this message in its entirety.  For more information, please call 856-461-7736 or email [email protected]

INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABILITY

BE ADVISED that State law requires residential customers be offered an installment plan for any Sewer arrearages accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022.  To maintain the installment plan, a residential customer MUST make timely payments on all current charges. 

Sewer liens that were sold before January 1, 2022 cannot be included in the installment plan.   PAST DUE Sewer Accounts will have until April 7, 2022 to request an installment plan.  Please contact the office with questions.

LATE FEES, CHARGES AND PENALTIES

Be advised that P.L. 2021, c. 317 prohibits local governments from charging residential customers interest, fees, or charges for late payment of Sewer charges accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022 until after March 15, 2022 at which time interest and penalties may begin to accrue.  This prohibition does not apply to sewer liens that were sold before January 1, 2022.  Late interest, fees or charges may be enforced against arrearages accruing before March 9, 2020 and after March 15, 2022.

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

The application period for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Low Income Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is now open.  This federally funded program will provide financial assistance to low-income households to reduce the balances on their residential water and sewer bills.  LIHWAP will provide benefits directly to water and sewer service providers on behalf of residential customers.  The assistance can be used, in order of priority, to:

  • Restore services where services have been terminated and pay reconnection fees and other charges accrued due to a disconnection;

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS (cont.)

  • Avoid service disruption for those residential customers who are in danger of disconnection (i.e., received shut off notices or have past due balances) and to help them afford bill payment going forward; and
  • Support those household customers who are current on their bills but might be in danger of falling behind in the near future.

Priority will also be given to families with elderly or disabled household members and/or with children under the age of five, no matter which category they fall into.

To be eligible for LIHWAP assistance, applicants must be water/sewer bill holders who are responsible for paying their water and sewer bills directly to the water/sewer provider.  Also, applicants’ total gross household income must be at or below 60% of the state median Income ($6,439 a month for a family of four).  The LIHWAP frequently asked questions webpage, available at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/lihwapfaq has additional information about maximum income limits and other items. 

Participants in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are automatically eligible for LIHWAP assistance so long as they are water/sewer bill holders.

People can apply online through the DCAid application portal at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/dcaid-services/.

Those without computer or internet access can call 1-800-510-3102 to be directed to one of the community action agencies to assist them with starting, completing, and submitting an application online.

Bikeway and Safe Streets to Transit Grants

Attention Delran Residents: We are pleased to announce that the State of NJ has awarded two new grants to Delran! Projects in our town received the 2022 Bikeway Grant and 2022 Safe Streets to Transit Grant. The Delran Community Park Bike Path Improvement grant in the amount of $1,207,000.00 provides funds to counties and municipalities to promote bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation and promotes health and wellness throughout the area. The Safe Streets to Transit Grant in the amount of $575,000.00 will allow for Route 130 & Chester Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements for the designing and installation of sidewalks contributing to the overall safety and accessibility for mass transit riders walking to transit facilities by providing funding to counties and municipalities.