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2020 Census Information

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.

ONLINE: 2020Census.gov  
BY PHONE:  
English 844-330-2020 
Spanish 844-468-2020 

Notice – April 7, 2020 Township Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No. 103, issued by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020, declaring a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Township of Delran does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, the meeting of the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Delran scheduled for April 7, 2020 at 900 Chester Avenue, Delran, New Jersey will be held electronically through Zoom.  Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office for instructions. Instructions will also be placed on the Township website.  Individuals calling into this number will be able to fully participate in the meeting, including providing public comment.  

Collection of Bulk Trash and White Goods Suspended

Bulk trash pick-up is being suspended.  The contractor will provide one last week of bulk pick up on your next scheduled trash day and will end on April 3, 2020. Bulk items should no longer be put out with your regular trash after next week.  Also, effective immediately collection of white goods has been suspended.  Both services will resume once again after the COVID-19 impact has passed.

2020 Budget Deadlines Extended

Due to the ongoing coronavirus-related disruption to municipal and county operations, the dates for introduction and approval by both counties and municipalities are extended from March 29, 2020 to April 28, 2020 (or the next regularly scheduled governing body meeting after April 28th). The deadline for county and municipal budget adoption is likewise extended from April 30, 2020 to May 30, 2020 (or the next regularly scheduled governing body meeting after May 30th).

Coronavirus Statement

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 COVID19 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 nonemergency police assistance please call our non-emergency number at 8564614444.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:

  1. The Municipal Building will be CLOSED except for essential services until April 8, 2020 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 4618667. 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 online and by regular mail.
  2. The Planning Board and Zoning Board meetings for the month of March are POSTPONED to a future date.
  3. Delran Community Park will be Closed until further notice.
  4. All large gatherings,sports/recreational activities and other public events at
    Delran parks and fields are POSTPONED until further notice.
  5. Municipal Court is POSTPONED until further notice
  6. 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.
  7. All other meetings, programs and events at all Township parks and facilities are SUSPENDED until further notice
  8. 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

Leaf/Branch Collection

ATTENTION RESIDENTS:

LEAF PICKUP STARTED ON OCTOBER 14, 2019 AND WILL BE CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT TOWN UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2019.
PLEASE HAVE ALL LEAVES CURBSIDE BY DECEMBER 1, 2019
AS FINAL PICKUP WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 2, 2019

BRANCH COLLECTION HAS ENDED FOR 2019 AND WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN THE SPRING.

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.