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2021 Municipal Budget Public Hearing-May 4, 2021

Public Hearing on the 2021 Municipal Budget will be held via the Zoom Webinar Platform at the Public Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 P.M. Instructions to participate in the meeting are posted below.

CLICK HERE for a copy of 2021 Municipal Budget as introduced
CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2021 User Friendly Budget as introduced
CLICK HERE for a Power Point Presentation on the 2021 Municipal Budget

Delran Night Out Canceled

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is with heartfelt disappointment that we must announce that the Township has made the difficult decision to cancel Delran Night Out for 2021.

The current guidance from the CDC, NJ Department of Health, and the Governor’s office indicate that it will not be possible to allow for outdoor events beyond a few hundred people. Since Delran Night Out is an event that has been attended by over 4,000 Delran residents, we do not see a path to an event this large.

This event takes months of planning and we simply would not have enough time to plan at the last minute. Additionally, if we took the chance and attempted to put down deposits with all of the vendors, the township could lose thousands of dollars if we ultimately had to cancel.

Moreover, we could not responsibly ask our first responders from the Police and Fire departments and EMS to both spend the many hours of planning and be subject to the additional exposure knowing that the event probably would not happen.

Please know this decision, made after several weeks of discussion and deliberation, was not made easily. We enjoy this event as much you have told us you enjoy it. However, our priority must always be the safety of all of our residents.

We remain hopeful that, as the vaccines do their work and the guidelines lift, we will be able to safely plan the remainder of our events for the year, especially the Winter Festival. We hope we have the opportunity to make the Winter Festival bigger and better than ever!

Thank you all for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

4-13-2021 Work Session Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Delran will hold their Regular Work Session meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will take place through the Zoom webinar platform.  Instructions are included below and will be posted on the Township website at www.delrantownship.org.

Please visit the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86422012725

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13017158592,86422012725# or +13126266799,86422012725#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 864 2201 2725

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kLV06cSgo

                                                                                                                                Jamey Eggers, Township Clerk
                                                                                               

Chief Parente Retires

On April 7, 2021, the Delran Township Police Department held a final radio signoff ceremony for our Retiring Chief of Police, Alfonso A. Parente, Jr. after 30 years of dedicated service to the Township of Delran. It has been our honor to have him lead the Delran Police Department as Chief of Police for the last 17 years.

Chief Parente was appointed Chief of Police for the Township of Delran on May 21, 2004. Chief Parente’s law enforcement career began in January 1991 when he was appointed as a full-time police officer in Delran. After graduating from the Camden County Police Academy, he was assigned to the patrol division.

In September 1999, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to supervise the evening shift. In 2001, he attended the 204th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In May 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as Support Services Commander. Chief Parente is a member of the Burlington County Police Chiefs Association, New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates.

Chief Parente’s dedication to public service is lifelong and began even before his work in Law Enforcement. As a young man growing up he served in both the Endeavor Emergency Squad and the Burlington City Fire Department where he is a life member.

Chief Parente was the longest tenured Chief in Burlington County and as such, he has either promoted or hired most of the current Officers. We would like to express our extreme appreciation for the leadership opportunities he has presented to us and wish him a long, happy, healthy retirement with his family.

The Members of the Delran Police Department are deeply appreciative of everyone who came out to Chief Parente’s final radio call ceremony.

Zoning Board Meeting 4-15-21

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Delran Township Zoning Board conduct the April 15, 2021 meeting via the Zoom webinar platform beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Please click the link below to join the webinar or telephone in by using the numbers below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81039379442

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13126266799,,81039379442#  or +19292056099,,81039379442#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 810 3937 9442

    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kE4dUPGpF

CLICKE HERE to view documents for LINAY, LLC (FOUR SEASONS MARKET) application https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mGG8YsyUEgtRr5n5w28E_5Jf8oPZFS7k?usp=sharing

CLICK HERE to view documents for Palavra Viva Church application https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15U5e0rJC01RcpnB0kELnasOf4mPUxo8R?usp=sharing

COVID-19 Dashboard

Delran Township Case numbers are updated as soon as they are reported to us. The safety of all Delran residents and staff remains our primary concern during the pandemic. Please refer to the links below regarding up-to-date testing/vaccine information and resources.

Confirmed Positive Cases for Delran Residents: 1,674 (As of 4-13-21)

Total Delran Resident Deaths: 8

Important Links

NJ Testing Finder Tool
Vaccine Pre-Registration Site
NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Locations – For Eligible Recipients

Additional NJ Resources and Assistance

Have general COVID-19 questions? The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State of NJ to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:

Call: 2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Recycle Coach

Delran residents can now enjoy an even easier approach to accessing Waste and Recycling Information. We are thrilled to have Recycle Coach fully integrated with the most up to date Public Works information available right on our website at https://www.delrantownship.org/recycle-coach/

The web-app contains information about our residential garbage and recycling services, leaf and branch pickup, paper shredding events and more that helps you utilize these services more effectively. You can even expect communication directly from us should there be any changes to the program, including schedule updates, through the Recycle Coach app, which is a free  download available directly on your Apple or Android device!

The “What Goes Where?” search engine makes sorting waste and understanding collection requirements much easier. Residents can now search for specific items like “couch” or “TV” and find out exactly what to do with those unwanted items.

The Recycle Coach app is not only a communication platform, but an educational one as well. Articles on a wide variety of topics like garbage and recycling are available on the Recycle Coach website’s Blog, Recyclepedia, and Resources sections.

We hope you enjoy using Recycle Coach as we move forward in making Delran township Public Works services simple, engaging, and easier to navigate.

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