Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Mayor

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

Mayor’s Desk Fall 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As fall begins and school is back in session, I just want to remind everyone to please drive safely and look out for school buses and children.

We have some great projects that have recently been completed including the completion of Jake’s Place at Delran Community.  We are extremely happy to have the project completed and hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful park. This fall we anticipate the repaving of Diane Avenue, Patricia Avenue, Norman Avenue, River Road, Lake Street and Wills Street.  Due to the County trail project along River Road, certain items may not be completed until spring. 

We have also received an NJDOT grant for the repaving of a portion of Conrow Road.  We are still waiting to hear if we will receive additional grant funding this year to be able to complete the entire roadway. 

We have submitted a grant application to the County for the FY2019 Municipal Park Grant.  The grant will be used for additional improvements at Community Park. 

We are looking forward to the Truck-or-Treat event, sponsored by the RAC, to be held on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 2:00 P.M.    Please come out and join us for a fun-filled event.  Early planning has begun for the Winter Festival.  Additional details will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Ken Paris 
Delran Township Mayor