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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.