On January 12th, Council and I met via Zoom for their first Work Session of 2021. Many of us are still getting used to our new roles, but it was amazing to see how everyone rose to the occasion as we faced new and challenging decisions for our town and fellow residents. I am so proud to be fortunate enough to work alongside such dedicated people.
I am especially proud to announce that Council made history last night, appointing the FIRST Black Councilman ever in Delran, Marlowe Smith; who will be filling the seat in Ward 3 recently vacated by Mike Mormando.
It was an honor for me to swear in Mr. Smith that night on such a momentous occasion. The members of Council and I have known Councilman Smith for years and felt he was a distinguished choice for Town Council. He immediately joined in the discussion last night, bringing his experience and commitment to the table. You can read more about Councilman Marlowe Smith by clicking here.
TOWNSHIP OF DELRAN
WORK SESSION MEETING NOTICE
JANUARY 26, 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Delran will hold their Regular Work Session meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 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:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,86422012725# or +13126266799,86422012725#
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
Yesterday, it was my great honor and privilege to be sworn in as Delran’s Mayor. The day was made even more special by the presence of so many distinguished elected officials, including fellow Delran residents; Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD and State Senator Troy Singleton.
US Senator Cory Booker gave the oath to our new Council President Tyler Burrell, and Congressman Andy Kim joined us in person to show his support for Delran.
We welcomed new Councilman Lynn Jeney to our team and we are thankful he chose to continue his decades long history of serving the Delran community.
The meeting video will be available sometime Monday, 1/4/2021.
I am committed to building on the transparency of the last 12 years. Very shortly, we will be even more proactive in communicating important and timely information.
Look for more improvements to our township website and new outreach programs for every age group.
I look forward to providing a weekly podcast starting later this month. If you have questions about how things work in Delran, feel free to email me at [email protected].
I am honored to be your Mayor, and eager to get to work.
Until next time; wishing all my fellow residents a safe and prosperous 2021!
Due to the holiday, Republic Services will be running at a one day delay for trash collection. If your regular collection day is Friday, your trash will be collected on Saturday, January 5, 2021.
Township Council Public Meeting scheduled for 1/5/2021 has been cancelled. The work session meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 via the zoom webinar platform at 7:00 P.M. Additional details will follow.
TOWNSHIP OF DELRAN
REORGANIZATION MEETING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Delran will hold their Annual Reorganization Meeting on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The meeting will take place through the Zoom webinar platform. Instructions are included below.
Zoom Webinar Link
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 878 1045 3724
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:
Please provide a COPY of following as proof of qualification for this 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.
Did you know relief is available to FREEZE your property taxes? Don’t miss out. The deadline to apply for the Senior Freeze program has been extended to February 1, 2021. Check if you’re eligible today:https://www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml
Municipal Building Closure
Delran Township Municipal Offices to Remain Closed to the Public Until Further Notice, As Officials Ramp-up Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19.
To ensure the health and well-being of our employees and residents, the Township Municipal Building will remain closed to the public until further notice. Essential services, such as public safety, are fully operational.
Thank you for your cooperation and please follow the most recent guidelines issued by Governor Murphy, which can be found here. We ask for your cooperation, as we do our best to continue non-essential operations in a more limited capacity. More information on how to conduct business with Town Hall can be found below. This situation continues to evolve, so please monitor our website and social media sites for additional information. As we work to lessen the impact of this global pandemic, the health and safety of all of our neighbors and families is paramount.
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:
- Online, through our secure site.
- By mailing your check to the following address: Delran Township Tax Collector, 900 Chester Ave, Delran, NJ 08075.
- 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