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Mayor Update – Revised 10/6/2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With the number of coronavirus cases rising, residents participating in Halloween activities should be very careful.  Residents need to look out for the health and safety of children and seniors.  Masks should be worn and social distancing measures should be followed.  Proper precautions should be in place for the safe transfer of treats.  CLICK HERE for guidance from the NJ Department of Health.  Please be safe and responsible while having fun. We are all facing unprecedented times as we continue to deal with the impact Covid-19 has placed on our daily lives.  Our main focus remains the safety and welfare of our Township residents and we will continue to provide the essential services to the community. 

Recently, many of our local businesses have stepped up to help residents in need by serving as drop off locations for food donations.  I would like to thank the following business and all the volunteers assisting in collecting food for less fortunate neighbors as we face this pandemic together.  These businesses include:

  • Route 130 Diner
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Staples
  • Calvary Church
  • Milanese Pizza
  • Dooney’s Pub
  • Kiddie Academy

I like to thank Calvary Church and all their volunteers for serving as the distribution center. 

I would also like to thank the following:

  • Cub Scout Troop 17 which is raising funds for hometown heroes and essential workers.    
  • Shia Association of North America for providing homemade masks to the Delran Township Police Department. 
  • I would like to extend a special thank you to Sue and Ted Huesken, who are Township residents and also members of our Delran Green Team, in recognition of their thoughtfulness and generosity during these challenging times.  Sue and Ted made 80 fabric masks and donated them to the Delran Township Fire District.  They have also offered to make them available to community workers. We appreciate their efforts and can’t thank them enough for their considerate donation. 
  • Special thank you to Melissa Wegfahart for providing entertainment Friday night to neighbors and friends on Facebook during these trying times. Her singing helped provide much need relief. Thank you again from all.

We would like to continue to highlight these acts of kindness throughout our community.  Please feel free to contact the Mayor’s office at (856) 461-7734 ext. 100 or email [email protected] with any information on other acts of kindness from our local businesses and organizations or residents so we can acknowledge their service to the community. 

Ken Paris 
Delran Township Mayor

Positive COVID-19 Case In Delran

The Burlington County Health Department notified the Township today, March 24th, 2020, that a Delran resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Our thoughts are with this resident and his family.

Township of Delran is a very strong community but this confirmed case reminds us all that we are not immune to this current public health concerns. However, all residents can take deliberate efforts to flatten this curve of virus transmission by practicing social distancing and limiting high-risk situations. It is important that If you have any questions concerning medical advice that you seek advice from your primary care physician.

Please continue to support one another during this trying time for local, state and national communities.  Please continue to follow the advice of the Center for Disease Control, New Jersey Department of Health, the county of Burlington County Board of Health and the Township of Delran.

The Township will provide further details as the information becomes available.

2020 Recreation Event Schedule

The Recreation Advisory Committee is proud to announce the 2020 event schedule:
  • Easter Egg Hunt – April 4, noon
  • Yard Sale – June 27, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Christmas In July – July 18
  • Summer Camp – August
  • Delran Night Out – August 4, 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Yard Sale – September 26, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Trunk or Treat – October 24, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Veterans Day Dinner – November 9, 6 pm
  • Winter Festival – December 12, 5 pm

Affordable Housing (COAH) Special Meeting Update

The Township Council held a meeting on Monday, July 22nd to provide residents and interested persons with an overview and presentation of the Township’s compliance with its N.J. Supreme Court mandated affordable housing obligations.

Presentation

Click the button below for a copy of the presentation provided at the meeting.

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Meeting Video

Below is the recording of the special meeting. Unfortunately, a small portion of the meeting was cut off due to technical issues. Click the arrow inside the video to view the second portion of the meeting.

If the embedded video does not work, you can view the video here.