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Notice – Planning Board Meeting for 7/2/2020 postponed until August 6, 2020.

MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 6, 2020. NO ADDITIONAL NOTICE WILL BE PROVIDED.

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 Delran Township Planning Board scheduled for July 2, 2020 at 7:00 P.M., 900 Chester Avenue, Delran, New Jersey will be held electronically through Zoom.  Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting should follow the instructions set forth in this notice. Instructions will also be placed on the Township website at www.delrantownship.org.  Individuals who register as set forth in this notice will be able to attend the meeting virtually and will be afforded the opportunity to provide public comment.

Participation Options:

1.Register as an attendee prior to the meeting through Zoom by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LBNHz-ezSDWFFh8o3V2eWw; OR

2. For those wishing to attend by phone dial in using one of the following numbers: 1 (929) 205-6099; 1 (301) 715-8592; 1 (312) 626-6799; 1(669) 900-6833; 1 (253) 215-8782; 1 (346) 248-7799 use the Webinar ID: 835 6492 7900

3. For individuals who cannot register for Zoom digitally or dial into the meeting they may submit written comments/questions by contacting the Board Secretary via e-mail kphillips@delrantownship.org prior to the meeting, up until July 2, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.  The comments/questions must include the individual’s name and address, which will be read into the record. 

Meeting Participation Rules:

  1. All participants will be set to “listen only.”
  • If a participant that has registered for the Zoom meeting would like to comment during the portion of the meeting set aside for public participation, they must click the “Raise Hand” button and the host will unmute the participant to allow for comment.
  • If a participant who has dialed into the Zoom meeting would like to comment during the portion set aside for public participation, they must dial *9 and the host will unmute them.

CLICK HERE to view documents for applicant Timber Ridge at Delran, LLC.

Kathy Phillips, Secretary
Planning & Zoning
856-461-8542
kphillips@delrantownship.org

Thank you Cooper University Health Care

Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for donating 1,000 masks to the Township for distribution to our residents.  The masks have been provided to the Delran Township Police Department, Delran Emergency Squad and Delran Fire District for distribution.  Masks will also be available to the residents at the Delran Township Municipal Building when we re-open to the public, which we anticipate will be on Tuesday, July 7th

Organized Sports to resume on 6/22/2020

As per Executive Order No. 149 issued by Governor Murphy organized sports may resume certain activities effective 6/22/2020

Those activities are as follows:

Low-risk sports (which include golf, track and field, tennis)

  • May resume competitions

Medium-risk sports (which include hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball/softball)

  • May resume non-contact drills & practices

High-risk sports (which include karate, taekwondo, wrestling, football, group dance, group cheer)

  • May resume non-contact drills & practices

Competition for medium-risk sports is anticipated to resume on 7/6/2020.

Full practices and competitions for high-risk sports is anticipated to resume on 7/20/2020.

Tot lots and bathroom facilities will remain closed in all parks until further notice.

Any organization planning to use Township facilities (including fields, courts, rinks, etc.) must remain in compliance with Executive Order No. 149 and the guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health..  According to the Executive Order, it is the responsibility of the organization to ensure compliance with Department of Health and CDC guidelines.  If there are violations/complaints observed, the municipality will step in for enforcement purposes.

  • CLICK HERE for a copy of Executive Order No. 149
  • CLICK HERE for a copy of the Guidance for Sports Activities from the NJ Department of Health

Primary Election Date moved to Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 120, the NJ Primary Election has been moved to Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Please click here to view a copy of the executive order. Please see additional information voting information below.

  • Every Republican and Democrat will receive a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Every Unaffiliated and Inactive voter will receive a vote-by-mail application
  • Polling location for Delran will be as follows: Polling locations for Ward 1 & Ward 3 will be Delran Township Municipal Building. Polling location for Ward 2 will be Delran Fire Station 231.
  • All voting at polling locations will be done by provisional ballot, except for voters who have a disability that require them to use an ADA voting machine.

Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s office at 461-7734 ext. 100 will any questions.

Swedes Run Park and Lake Lonnie will reopen Saturday, May 2, 2020

In accordance with Executive Order No.133, Delran Township will be reopening the following township parks starting Saturday, May 2, 2020: Swedes Run Park and Lake Lonnie.

The following requirements will be in effect to protect the health, safety and welfare of Delran residents:

  • People visiting the parks MUST maintain Social Distancing; it is MANDATORY!  VISITORS MUST STAY 6 FEET APART!   NO SOCIAL GATHERING OF GROUPS! 
  • There shall be no picnics in designated picnic areas or anywhere else.
  • No personal property shall be carried into the parks including but not limited to picnic blankets, chairs, coolers, etc.
  • No organized or contact sports allowed.

We recommend and encourage the wearing of face coverings. 

If residents do not abide by the requirements, the Parks again will be closed to protect the health and welfare of our residents.

Ken Paris,
Mayor, Delran Township

Mayor Update – Revised 5/4/2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are all facing unprecedented times as we continue to deal with the impact Covid-19 has placed on our daily lives.  Our main focus remains the safety and welfare of our Township residents and we will continue to provide the essential services to the community. 

Recently, many of our local businesses have stepped up to help residents in need by serving as drop off locations for food donations.  I would like to thank the following business and all the volunteers assisting in collecting food for less fortunate neighbors as we face this pandemic together.  These businesses include:

  • Route 130 Diner
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Staples
  • Calvary Church
  • Milanese Pizza
  • Dooney’s Pub
  • Kiddie Academy

I like to thank Calvary Church and all their volunteers for serving as the distribution center. 

I would also like to thank the following:

  • Cub Scout Troop 17 which is raising funds for hometown heroes and essential workers.    
  • Shia Association of North America for providing homemade masks to the Delran Township Police Department. 
  • I would like to extend a special thank you to Sue and Ted Huesken, who are Township residents and also members of our Delran Green Team, in recognition of their thoughtfulness and generosity during these challenging times.  Sue and Ted made 80 fabric masks and donated them to the Delran Township Fire District.  They have also offered to make them available to community workers. We appreciate their efforts and can’t thank them enough for their considerate donation. 
  • Special thank you to Melissa Wegfahart for providing entertainment Friday night to neighbors and friends on Facebook during these trying times. Her singing helped provide much need relief. Thank you again from all.

We would like to continue to highlight these acts of kindness throughout our community.  Please feel free to contact the Mayor’s office at (856) 461-7734 ext. 100 or email kparis1@delrantownship.org with any information on other acts of kindness from our local businesses and organizations or residents so we can acknowledge their service to the community. 

Ken Paris 
Delran Township Mayor

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 

Positive COVID-19 Case In Delran

The Burlington County Health Department notified the Township today, March 24th, 2020, that a Delran resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Our thoughts are with this resident and his family.

Township of Delran is a very strong community but this confirmed case reminds us all that we are not immune to this current public health concerns. However, all residents can take deliberate efforts to flatten this curve of virus transmission by practicing social distancing and limiting high-risk situations. It is important that If you have any questions concerning medical advice that you seek advice from your primary care physician.

Please continue to support one another during this trying time for local, state and national communities.  Please continue to follow the advice of the Center for Disease Control, New Jersey Department of Health, the county of Burlington County Board of Health and the Township of Delran.

The Township will provide further details as the information becomes available.