Please be advised that the 8/11/2020 Work Session meeting of the Township Council is canceled. The next meeting will be held as scheduled on 8/25/2020 at the Delran Municipal Building beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Attention Residents: The August 4th Public Meeting and all future meetings of the Township Council will be held in person at the Municipal Building beginning at 7:00 P.M. Please note that face masks must be worn at all times while in the municipal building and social distancing measures will be in place. Please reach out to the Township Clerk’s Office at (856) 461-7734 ext. 100 with any questions.
Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for donating 1,000 masks to the Township for distribution to our residents. The masks have been provided to the Delran Township Police Department, Delran Emergency Squad and Delran Fire District for distribution. Masks will also be available to the residents at the Delran Township Municipal Building when we re-open to the public, which we anticipate will be on Tuesday, July 7th.
As per Executive Order No. 149 issued by Governor Murphy organized sports may resume certain activities effective 6/22/2020
Those activities are as follows:
Low-risk sports (which include golf, track and field, tennis)
- May resume competitions
Medium-risk sports (which include hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball/softball)
- May resume non-contact drills & practices
High-risk sports (which include karate, taekwondo, wrestling, football, group dance, group cheer)
- May resume non-contact drills & practices
Competition for medium-risk sports is anticipated to resume on 7/6/2020.
Full practices and competitions for high-risk sports is anticipated to resume on 7/20/2020.
Tot lots and bathroom facilities will remain closed in all parks until further notice.
Any organization planning to use Township facilities (including fields, courts, rinks, etc.) must remain in compliance with Executive Order No. 149 and the guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health.. According to the Executive Order, it is the responsibility of the organization to ensure compliance with Department of Health and CDC guidelines. If there are violations/complaints observed, the municipality will step in for enforcement purposes.
Census 2020 has started. The official US Census Day is April 1st. Everyone should already have received their mailed invitation to respond to the Census. For the first time, you can RESPOND ONLINE, BY PHONE, OR BY MAIL, all without leaving the safety of your own home.
It’s very important for New Jersey and Delran Township that every resident gets counted, regardless of age or immigration status. Our Congressional representation depends on it. Over $1 trillion in Federal funding is allocated nationally based wholly or in part on Census counts, including almost $46 billion for New Jersey in FY2017, including about $12 billion for Medicare and Medicaid, $1.6 billion for transportation, and more than $350 million for school breakfast and lunch programs. In these challenging times, it is especially true that continued funding for healthcare, health insurance, and emergency response resources is critical. Let’s make sure that New Jersey gets its fair share by achieving a complete count of all our residents.
You can fill out the Census online or by phone in any of 14 languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Japanese) and TTY/TDD by phone.
Please CLICK HERE for a listing of all local businesses that remain open at this time.
CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Executive Order 107 issued by Governor Murphy which goes into effect May 21, 2020 at 9:00 P.M.
We understand that potential exposure to COVID-19 is concerning. It is important that residents do not panic, but do see the guidance of a medical provider if necessary. Individuals who are experiencing shortness of breath or extreme symptoms should contact their primary health provider. It is important that individuals who feel they may have been exposed to the COVID–19 virus limit their exposure to others as much as possible. Delran Township Chief of Police Al Parente would like to inform our residents that the 24/7 continuity of police services will not change during this fluid situation surrounding the Coronavirus. We have established plans and have taken measures in advance to ensure that crucial law enforcement services are not unreasonably disrupted and that employees are provided with the means to prevent or mitigate the spread of infection. To protect the public and police officers from exposure to the virus, officers may handle some non –emergency calls for service by telephone. For non–emergency police assistance please call our non-emergency number at 856–461–4444.We remain committed to our mission to protect, serve and enhance the quality of life of all citizens. If you need us – we will be there like we always have. We continue to coordinate with our Fire Department and EMS partners on a daily basis to ensure we have the most updated and appropriate protocols.
After consultation with the Office of Emergency Management,the Delran Township Fire District and EMS, Mayor Ken Paris and Township Council have directed the following to TAKE EFFECT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT:
- The Municipal Building will be CLOSED except for essential services until further notice at which time we will reevaluate the situation. While Delran Twp. employees will report to work, there will be limited public access. There will be public access to the Construction Office and the Office of Vital Statistics BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You must call in advance. The telephone number for the Construction Office is 461–8667. The telephone number for the Office of Vital Statistics is 461-7734. There is a lock box in
front of the Municipal Building for tax, utility and court payments. Payments can also be made on–line and by regular mail.
- The Planning Board and Zoning Board meetings for the month of March are POSTPONED to a future date.
- Delran Community Park will be Closed until further notice.
- All large gatherings,sports/recreational activities and other public events at
Delran parks and fields are POSTPONED until further notice.
- Municipal Court is POSTPONED until further notice
- The Delran Township Council Meetings will continue to be held on the 1st 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 PM with remote audio access for the public only
for the time being. Information on how to access the Delran Township public meetings
will be forthcoming and meetings will continue to be Livestreamed.
- All other meetings, programs and events at all Township parks and facilities are SUSPENDED until further notice
- Municipal trash collection and recycling shall continue as usual at this time
These actions are being taken out of an abundance of caution and based upon information provided by National,State and County health related entities. On March 9, 2020, The Honorable Philip D. Murphy, Governor of the State of New Jersey, issued Executive Order No. 103 declaring a State of Emergency empowering municipalities to take action consistent therewith, including action by local officials to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Delran Township from any actual or potential threat or danger that may exist from the possible exposure to COVID-19.
Delran Township is committed to protecting our residents, staff and the entire community throughout this public health situation while maintaining emergency and essential public services. Township representatives will continue to remain in contact with health care professionals to determine any and all actions moving forward and will update the community accordingly. For future updates, all residents are encouraged to visit our website at: https:Delrantownship.org
Respectfully Kenneth H. Paris
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.
Click the button below for a copy of the presentation provided at the meeting.COAH-Litigation-Settlement-Final-FNL
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.
LEAF PICKUP – Will resume in the Fall.
BRANCH COLLECTION – The chipper ended today on Greenwood Avenue and will be heading to the Pancoast section on their next time out.
Updated: July 24, 2020