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New Jersey American Water Hydrant Flushing Notification 9/19/22 – 10/15/22

NJAW crews will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in Delran Township from 9/19/22 through 10/15/22 to provide you with high-quality water service. Flushing in your area will occur between the hours of 8am and 10pm . Flushing also allows us to test and maintain fire hydrants.

When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs please also refrain from doing laundry during that time.

In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake this necessary maintenance of the water system.

Trash Update 8.4.2022

Delran Residents,

The nationwide trash collection issue has impacted Delran and virtually every neighboring town as well as many towns across the country. Our administrator, Delran Public works, and I have been in constant contact with Republic Services demanding they improve. However, their level of service continues to fail to meet their contractual obligation.

We have already fined them over $65,000 this year for not meeting their obligation and we will continue to fine them if their level of service continues to fall short.

This week our attorneys took the first step forward to demand that they meet their contract requirements by serving Republic with a letter putting them “on notice to cure” this situation.

I will keep you updated as we move through this process.

Preventing Rodent Infestations

As the summer months bring additional concerns over pests and related health issues, please see the attached information provided from the Burlington County Health Department

Preventing Rodent Infestations

Rodent pest control in New Jersey is important because these pests can spread over 35 different diseases through direct contact, droppings, and food contamination. Even in cases where rats don’t directly transmit bacteria or viruses to people, they can infect ticks, fleas, and other rodents that can make people and pets sick. 

Seal up holes inside and outside the home to prevent entry by rodents. Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, and rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. Prevent rodents from entering the home by checking inside and outside the house for gaps or holes.

Where to look for gaps/holes inside the home:

  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, and stoves.
  • Inside closets near the floor corners.
  • Around the fireplace.
  • Around doors.
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines.
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces.
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents.
  • Inside the attic.
  • In the basement or crawl space.
  • In the basement and laundry room floor drains.
  • Between the floor and wall juncture.

Where to look for gasps/holes outside your home:

  • ln the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
  • Around windows.
  • Around doors.
  • Around the foundation.
  • Attic vents and crawlspace vents.
  • Under doors.
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.

Clean Up Rodent Food Sources and Nesting Sites:

  • Keep food in thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids
  • Clean up spilled food right away and wash dishes and cooking utensils soon after use
  • Keep outside cooking areas and grills clean
  • Always put pet food away after use and do not leave pet food or water bowls out overnight
  • Keep bird feeders away from the how and utilize squirrel guards to limit access to the feeder by squirrels and other rodents
  • Use thick plastic or metal garbage cans with tight lids
  • Keep compost bins as far away from the house as possible (100 feet or more is best).
  • Keep grains and animal feed in thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids. In the evening, uneaten animal feed should be returned to containers with lids.

Eliminate Possible Nesting Sites Outside the Home:

  • Elevate hay, woodpiles, and garbage cans at least 1 foot off the ground
  • Move woodpiles far away from the house (100 feet or more is best).
  • Get rid of old trucks, cars, and old tires that mice and rats could use as homes.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery within 100 feet of the home well-trimmed.

For more information call 609-265-5516

Tax Bill Update

Please be advised that the 2022/2023 tax bills have been mailed.  Residents should receive their bills within the week.  Grace period for 3rd Qtr. Tax Payments has been extended to 9/14/2022.  Please contact the Tax Office if you have any questions at (856) 461-7736 or [email protected].

Special Trash Update 6.29.22

Attention Delran Residents,

We want to update you on the ongoing issues related to Municipal Solid Waste collection. First, I want to let you all know that Council and I share your frustration. We have been in contact with and are aware that this is affecting surrounding municipalities as well.

While there was a promise from Republic Services that there would be no change in service during contract renewal despite the increase in cost, that has simply not been the case.

Delran, like many other municipalities, has experienced a considerable problem with the quality of trash collection; including missed collection issues that last for days, trash left on our streets, and leaking hydraulic fluid from poorly maintained vehicles.

We have already fined Republic Services over $50,000 and will continue to leverage fines against them for all missed collections and other violations of the terms of their contract as well as any other options we may find available or necessary, however we also feel that is not enough.

More must be done to resolve these issues and I have been looking at several options moving forward; working with elected officials from other municipalities to explore all possible solutions. Please continue to leave your cans out at the curb until further notice. Again, we share your frustration and are actively working on this issue, and we will provide as much information as is available.    

Mayor’s Update 6.23.22

On June 20th, 2022, it was my honor to attend the Delran Police Department’s annual awards presentation.

Congratulations to the following officers!

Life Saving Award:

Presented to Ptlm. Kevin Pfeffer for his professional performance during a medical emergency on November 9th, 2021, where he responded to a residence for a report of an unconscious female with CPR in progress. Upon arrival, he located the unconscious patient on the floor with no pulse. The defibrillator was applied, and a shock was administrated. Ptlm. Pfeffer resumed CPR while rescue breaths were administered, which resulted in the patient regaining a pulse. Ptlm. Pfeffer’s fast actions helped bring this person back to life.

Life Saving Award:

Was presented to Ptlm. Jill Boyle for her professional performance during a medical emergency on June 10th, 2021, where she responded to a residence for a report of an unconscious male not breathing. Upon arrival, she located the unconscious patient and instructed a female on location to begin chest compressions as she prepared the defibrillator. A shock was administrated and Ptlm. Boyle took over chest compressions until EMS and medics arrived. Ptlm. Boyle’s fast actions helped bring this person back to life.

2021 Mayor’s Award:

It was my great pleasure to present a Mayor’s Award for the second year in a row. This year, the Mayor’s Award was presented to Ptlm. Kevin Pfeffer for consistently demonstrating dedication and service to the community, and for improving outreach and engagement between the police and the people of Delran. Ptlm. Pfeffer was chosen primarily for his diverse responsibilities which include: Crime Prevention and Community Policing, Field Training Officer, Medical Safety Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Child Safety Seat Technician, and Overdose Reduction Officer where he works with both “Straight to Treatment” and “Operation Helping Hand” in Delran and other towns.

2021 Officer of the Year:

The 2021 Officer of the year is a conscientious, hardworking, and dedicated employee who is a constant asset to this department. This officer has taken on many responsibilities to include Head Firearms Instructor, Crash Investigator, Domestic Violence Liaison, Grant Administration, EMT and Field Training Officer. He leads by example and has the ability to diffuse difficult situations. He is also involved in numerous activities outside of work that positively influence the Delran Police Department. He is not only a great officer, but also a great teacher and role model to our new officers. For these reasons, Patrolman Joseph Horton is the 2021 Officer of the Year. Congratulations to Ptlm. Joseph Horton!

Delran was recently named one of the top 10 towns in Burlington County and Top 25 in New Jersey by South Jersey Magazine. The Delran Police are an integral part of why people love this town. Congratulations and thank you to the entire Delran Police Department for their hard work and dedication to our Delran Family.