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Update: Municipal Building will open to public on June 1st


Delran Township Municipal Offices will Remain Closed to the Public Until June 1, 2021. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be in place upon reopening. Please continue to follow the information below until the building opens to the public.

Departmental Closure Information:

Clerk/Vital Statistics: The vital statistics office will be operating on a very limited basis.  If you are in need of immediate assistance, please send an email or call (856) 461-7734 and someone will get back to you.  Vital Statistics will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Planning/Zoning Office and Zoning Department: If you are looking to submit a zoning permit you can now do so online or by mail.  please send an email or call (856) 461-8667 and someone will get back to you.

Construction: For assistance from the Construction Office, please call (856) 461-8667 and someone will get back to you.

Police: For non-emergency police matters, please call 856-461-4444.  If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Public Works: The Department of Public Works Administrative Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Public Works will be continuing to provide services to the best of their ability. If you have an emergency matter that requires immediate assistance, residents should call (856) 461-7737 or email.

Tax Assessor: 
If you are in need of immediate assistance from the Tax Assessor’s office, please email [email protected] or call 856-461-7736. Assessment information, including the 2020 assessment post card, can be found at www.njacb.org.

Tax Collector – Tax/Sewer Payments: There three ways to make payment:

  1. Online, through our secure site
  2. By mailing your check to the following address: Delran Township Tax Collector, 900 Chester Ave, Delran, NJ 08075. 
  3. By dropping your check in the mail slot at the municipal building – the grey drive up mailbox is on the Chester Ave side of the building next to the post office box.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 856-461-7736 

Traffic Tickets: Traffic tickets can be paid by visiting njcourts.gov. If you have any questions or concerns on how to access information electronically, you can always call Delran Township at 856-461-3888.

General Concerns – missed trash/recycling, a fallen tree, report a pothole, and more: Please report your concern

Mayor’s Update 4.23.21

April 12th marked the first 100 days for Councilman Lynn Jeney, and for Council President Tyler Burrell and myself in our new positions. Together with the rest of the Council, we have been pushing an aggressive agenda. Tyler has been focusing on the legislative agenda and I am working to further improve resident services. Together, we are aiming to improve how we communicate, what we say, and when this all happens.

Typically, government moves at a glacial pace, but when everyone works together toward the same positive goals, we get to see more immediate results.  These are just some of the things we’ve already been able to do because of all the dedicated and talented people that surround me. 

Communication

  • Residents have already seen some of the changes we’re making to the website. We are performing a major overhaul that started with our Public Works section and the launch of Recycle Coach. Now, Waste and Recycling Information is easier to understand and provides an accurate pickup calendar based on your address as well as a search option to learn how to dispose of nearly anything!
  • To make sure that every resident gets the right answer to their questions and that we, as Mayor and Council, are both transparent and informative, we established the Communication Committee to recommend ways to improve our resident communication. Council has adopted their recommendations and will be implementing them as soon as possible.

Legislation

  • Council has updated the snow and parking ordinances, and other Township ordinances that are dated or no longer serve the community’s best interests. 
  • We have started evaluating our zoning laws to allow cannabis in accordance with NJ state law.

Supporting Those Who Protect Us

  • First Responders always do a great job protecting us. Councilwoman Virginia Parejo, Councilman Marlowe Smith and I had the incredible experience of watching the Delran Fire Department conduct a LIVE BURN training situation.
  • On a freezing cold morning nearly the entire Council and I watched while the Delran Fire Department conducted Ice Rescue Training. Delran EMS had their watchful eyes on everyone involved, including Councilman Burrell who volunteered to be rescued from the frozen Swedes Lake.
  • In support of our First Responders, Council and I attended the Delran Defenders (Delran Police, Fire and EMS) annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics. And yes, Tyler Burrell ran under the ice cold water along with the others. 

Working Together

In cooperation with Council, I have worked with and supported their decisions to: 

  • Prioritize open space by approving the addition of a ballot question to extend the local open space tax in the upcoming General election.
  • Establish a Tree Ordinance Committee to draft a new ordinance that holds developers accountable for leveling acres of woods. The new law will require compensation to a “tree bank” so we can replant trees throughout the community.
  • Introduce a budget with a zero tax increase while maintaining all programs or services.
  • Organize and authorize a significant road repaving program with PSE&G and NJAW. 
  • Welcome Community Solar, who will install solar panels on warehouses and provide relief in the cost of electricity to low-to-modern income families.
  • Work with and welcome a new Amazon facility to Delran.

I look forward to continuing the fast paced momentum of our first 100 days as we move Delran into an even better future. This is just a preview for a few things coming next:

Recreation and Sports

  • Council President Burrell, our engineers, Superintendent of Public Works, Township Administrator, the President of the Delran AA and I reviewed the current problems with our ball fields.We have millions of dollars of fields and it is time that we develop a real and proactive plan to address the current field conditions and develop field maintenance procedures, to address the flooding problems and turf resurfacing, and dramatically improve the long term experience for anyone using our fields. 
  • Additionally, I have started looking at the condition of all of the parks and recreation areas in Delran township. We will be working this Spring with Senator Singleton’s office and the Delran Green Team to clean up the parks and recreation areas. This is an opportunity for Delran students to get community service hours, and will give families with younger children more options to get outside in the fresh air after being cooped up during this past year of the pandemic. 

Commercial Redevelopment

  • We will also continue to increase commercial redevelopment. As we move forward, we will look at ways to revitalize sections of our town that need it, and some very exciting things are already in the works.  You will begin to see empty and vacant commercial properties begin to be utilized again.

Finally, despite the pandemic, I have been fortunate to meet with many residents in person over the last few months to talk about the things that are most important to them in our community. I really enjoy that time. I hope that we will be able to meet in larger groups soon. 

In the meantime, I want you all to know that if there is anything anyone in our Delran family needs, I will do everything possible to ALWAYS be available.

I also want to thank the Council and our staff for all the work they do every day. None of what’s happening would be possible without their hard work. We are so fortunate to have so many dedicated people working for our Delran community. 

Best,

Gary Catrambone
Mayor

Mayor’s Update 3-27-21

Lock Your Car

The Delran Township Police Department reminds residents that you can help prevent theft by rolling up windows and locking their vehicles. There has been an increase in reported thefts of items left inside vehicles, and overwhelmingly these are vehicles left unlocked. 

Typically, criminals will simply try to open the door to a vehicle and if it is locked, they just move on rather than smashing a window and drawing attention.

Additionally, here are some important things to remember to avoid being an easy target:

  • Park your vehicle in your garage, driveway, or under a streetlight.
  • Remove all loose items of value such as loose change, cell phones, laptops, jewelry, sunglasses, purses, etc. from inside the car and lock them in the trunk. Better off, don’t leave them in the car at all!
  • Close all windows, including vent or wing windows and sunroofs.
  • Do not attach personal information to your keys, leave a GPS, or mail with your address on it in your vehicle; 
  • NEVER leave your garage door opener in your vehicle.
  • Never leave a key fob in your vehicle.
  • Never leave vehicles unlocked or idling unattended, even if you are dashing into a home or store.
  • Lock your doors every time you leave your vehicle and activate your anti-theft device.

Please look out for one another. If you notice your neighbor’s car is unlocked or valuables are easily visible, remind them to lock their cars and take their valuables. 

If you see someone walking around trying to open car door handles, report it to the Delran Police Department immediately.

Polar Bear Plunge

It was a pleasure to watch the Delran Defenders get together last week for the Polar Bear Plunge! This was a fun event for the benefit of the Special Olympics!

We are always #DelranProud of our First Responders and the incredible work they do serving the community, and it was great to spend some downtime with everyone and see the camaraderie that exists between these groups!

Thank you to Lt. Jim Mitchell who organizes the Plunge for the Defenders, Delran Police, Fire, and EMS for inviting us to join you today! Thanks to County Deputy Director, Commissioner Dan O’Connell (Delran resident), Council President Tyler Burrell, Council Vice President Tom Lyon. Councilman Lynn Jeney for spending time with the group!

Best,

Gary Catrambone
Mayor

#DelranProud

What started out as a seemingly routine 911 call for a mom in labor, quickly proved to be anything but routine, and left Delran Township with another reason to be proud! 

Delran Patrolman Keith Upton who, along with the help of Central Dispatch Operator Mark Boyd, responded to and provided assistance during a childbirth emergency call on February 2nd, during the three-day snowstorm. 

Officer Upton, a 22-year veteran of the Delran Police Department arrived first to the scene at which point it became evident that there was no time to transport the expectant mother to a hospital.

Dispatcher Boyd, a 10-year veteran at Central Communications, was working the Emergency Medical Desk, and was able to talk our officer and the father through a safe and successful delivery at 10:04am, just TEN minutes after the initial 911 call! An incredibly stressful situation was met with calm and composure, and as a result; mom and baby girl are doing great! 

In recognition of their actions during the emergency, The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners honored Boyd and Upton with Certificates of Recognition commending them for their outstanding work and service. Mayor Catrambone and Council President Burrel were honored to speak at this event,  noting that both these public servants represent the best traditions of Burlington County’s Public Safety Department and Delran’s Police Department.

Congratulations on an outstanding job! We are lucky to have such a community driven, devoted, and dedicated officer serving our community! 

Thanks for making us #DelranProud ! 

Please see below for additional details and stories from the press regarding this memorable welcome of one of Delran’s newest residents: 

Burlington County Ceremony

Burlington County Times

South Jersey Local News

2021 RAC Event Calendar

ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE PENDING COVID-19 STATUS

March 27th – Easter Egg Hunt

June 19th – Town Wide Yard Sale

July 24th – Christmas in July

August 3rd – National Night Out

September 25th – Town Wide Yard Sale

October 23rd – Trunk or Treat

November 3rd – Veterans Dinner/Ceremony

December 10th – Winter Festival

Mayor’s Update 2-2-21

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of riding along with our Public Works Superintendent, Brian Mullen, as he plowed Delran’s streets during the storm. I have always been proud of the unparalleled service Delran Public Works provides, but seeing the snow removal process from their point of view offered a whole new perspective on the incredibly long hours, planning and safety protocols involved in keeping our streets clear for our residents.

I would like to commend all our Public Works employees on their diligence and dedication! I have heard from many of my fellow residents in the last two days during the storm, and I share their gratitude for a job well done!

I was able to take some video footage of the experience, and I look forward to sharing that with residents so that they better understand the difficult job our Delran Public Works has in keeping residents safe, and how we as residents can help them maintain their high level of service by knowing how to follow the Snow Ordinance.

Additionally, I was able to talk with Brian about our plans to help “demystify” all the other services Delran Public Works offers.  This week, I will be updating and posting even more information regarding all aspects of the Delran Public Works Department, to help our residents understand and utilize those services better.

Please check back for more updates on our website and Facebook pages. You can learn about how this saves the township real money and how that helps Council continue to keep taxes stable.

Gary Catrambone
Mayor

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL VETERANS AND THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES

On **November 3, 2020, an amendment to the State Constitution was approved by ballot vote. This amendment provides that an honorably discharged veteran residing in the State of New Jersey, or their surviving spouses no longer need to serve during a specific war period or other emergency to receive the annual $250 property tax deduction.

Honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses can access the application at the below link:

https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/vss.pdf

Please provide a COPY of following as proof of qualification for this deduction:

VETERAN DEDUCTION

 1. Copy of Form – DD214

 2. Copy of New Jersey Driver’s License

 WIDOW OF A VETERAN in addition to the above

1. Copy of the Veteran’s Death Certificate  

If you have any additional questions or need assistance in completing the application, please contact the assessor’s or collector’s office @ 856-461-7736 or via email at [email protected]

IF YOU ARE ALREADY RECEIVING A WARTIME SERVICE VETERAN DEDUCTION YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

Leaf/Branch Collection

ATTENTION RESIDENTS:

LEAF PICKUP – Leaf collection resume on October 15th.

BRANCH COLLECTION – Branch collection has been completed for 2020.

Updated: October 26, 2020

T&U Visa – Burlington County Procedures

Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Procedures
for T- and U-Visa Nonimmigrant Status Applications
Overview

Immigrants who are victims of certain crimes may be eligible to obtain legal status in the United States by application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a federal agency of the Department of Homeland Security.  These visas, referred to as a T-Visa or U-Visa, allow the recipient, as well as certain family members, to obtain legal status and remain in the United States for a period of up to four years to assist law enforcement in the prosecution of criminal activity.  In certain circumstances, a visa may be renewed or may serve as a basis for an application for permanent legal status.

Prior to submitting an application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, however, certain documentation must be submitted to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for review.  The documentation will facilitate the federal application process.  As such, the purpose of this notification is to advise prospective applicants of the procedure utilized by Burlington County for the processing of T- and U-Visa applications.    

Nonimmigrant T-Visas

The following should be considered prior to submitting an application for a T-Visa:

Eligibility

An individual may be eligible for issuance of a T-Visa if he or she:

  • Is, or has been, a victim of human trafficking; and
  • Has complied with requests for assistance in an investigation or prosecution of such activity.

Declaration

An applicant for a T-Visa must prove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that he or she has satisfied the eligibility requirements as set forth above.  In order to do so, the individual may obtain a signed statement, known as a “declaration,” from the law enforcement agency investigating or prosecuting the case.  The declaration, titled “Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim in Trafficking of Persons” (USCIS Form I-914B, www.uscis.gov/i-914), is not required.  However, a signed declaration is compelling evidence of a victim’s cooperation.

In Burlington County, the Burlington County Prosecutor, or his designee, is the only individual authorized to sign a declaration for a T-Visa.     

Nonimmigrant U-Visas

The following should be considered prior to submitting an application for a U-Visa:

Eligibility

An individual may be eligible for a U-Visa if he or she:

  • Is the victim of qualifying criminal activity; and
  • Has been helpful, or is likely to be helpful, to law enforcement or other officials in the detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

For a list of qualifying crimes, refer to the “U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide” accessible at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/u-visa-law-enforcement-certification-resource-guide

Certification

An applicant for a U-Visa must prove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that he or she has satisfied the eligibility requirements as set forth above.  To do so, the individual must obtain a signed statement, known as a “certification,” from the law enforcement agency investigating or prosecuting the case.  The certification, titled “Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification” (USCIS Form I-918, www.uscis.gov/i-918), is required.  The USCIS will not consider an application for a U-Visa without the certification. 

In Burlington County, the Burlington County Prosecutor, or his designee, is the only individual authorized to sign the certification.      

Application Process for T- and U-Visas

Obtaining a Declaration or Certification

Individuals who satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth above may submit a completed Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim in Trafficking of Persons Form (T-Visa), or Supplement B, Nonimmigrant Status Certification Form (U-Visa), to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration.  Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed by the Burlington County Prosecutor or his designee. 

In reviewing the documentation, the initial investigating agency will be consulted, as will any Prosecutor’s Office personnel who are familiar with the investigation.  If a declaration or certification is warranted upon review of the application, the Prosecutor, or his designee, will sign same.  That decision is within the sole discretion of the Prosecutor or his designee.    

A decision shall be rendered within 120 days from the date of submission of the application to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.  Notification of the decision will be provided to the applicant, as well as the applicant’s counsel, if any.  If approved, the original declaration or certification will be provided to counsel, and if no counsel exists, to the applicant.  A copy of the documents will be maintained by the Prosecutor’s Office.                          

Time for Application

An application for a T- or U-Visa may be submitted at any time during the pendency of, or subsequent to, the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.  There are no time limitations to file an application.

Disclosure

The immigration status of an individual requesting a T- or U-Visa shall not be disclosed by the Prosecutor, or his designee, to any federal or state agency, without written authorization of the applicant, or as required by law.  

Issuance of a T- or U-Visa

A signed declaration or certification by the Prosecutor or his designee does not grant legal status to the applicant.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the sole agency that has the authority to issue a T- or U-Visa. 

Inquiries

Individuals seeking information regarding visas are encouraged to review the “U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide” accessible at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/u-visa-law-enforcement-certification-resource-guide.  Any questions concerning the application process may be directed to Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Mark B. Westfall at 609-265-5887.  Applications should be sent to the attention of Assistant Prosecutor Westfall at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060.