Delran’s Annual Egg Hunt has been cancelled due to the limitations on outdoor gatherings issued by the Governor. The outdoor gathering limitation is currently at 50 individuals. We look forward to hosting events in the near future.
During my remarks at last night’s Public Meeting, I discussed a few events going on in our area.
Please see all the links provided if you wish to participate or learn more. Stay tuned to this page and social media for more updates and information regarding local events and activities going forward!
THE DELRAN DEFENDERS, a team of Delran Emergency Responders will be meeting at the Delran Fire House (Station 2) on Chester Avenue, March 20th at Noon– to participate in a NEW version of the Polar Bear Plunge this year.
The Delran Defenders have participated in this event which raises money for Special Olympics New Jersey for the last 15 years, but this year’s plunge has gone virtual!
The Defenders will be assisting the Delran Fire Department in a training exercise by running through a shower of ice-cold water!
If anyone would like to contribute to the fundraiser, or JOIN the Delran Defenders Team, please visit https://www.classy.org/team/337501 #DelranProud
March is Women’s History Month! I would like to invite residents to join in celebrating the remarkable contributions of women from many different backgrounds and cultures throughout history and today!
Assemblywoman Carol Murphy will be hosting a series called “Monday Mothers” which brings together groups of mothers to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on motherhood and includes topics such as virtual schooling, navigating career changes, work/life balance, and mental health. The event begins March 8th at 7 p.m. and runs through March 29th at 7 p.m. Information on how to register can be found at facebook.com/AswCarolMurphy
Kill the Lanternflies: Even though it is freezing cold, we are quickly heading into warmer weather. You can help stop the lanternfly infestation by destroying the eggs before they have a chance to hatch. Egg clusters can be found on trees, houses, cars, or any other flat surface, and look like clumps of mud. Scrape them into a Ziploc bag and pour some alcohol or hand sanitizer in the bag.
Students who need to log in-person community service hours can actually get paperwork signed for participation for destroying the eggs in their neighborhoods and local parks and visiting the Burlington County Volunteer Opportunities page: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/1443/Volunteer-Opportunities
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:
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Delran Township will hold their March meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7pm. The meeting will take place through the Zoom webinar platform. Instructions are included below.
Please link the following link to view documents for scheduled application Kings at Delran, LLC
Please click the link below to join the webinar or telephone in by using the numbers below:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,81039379442# or +19292056099,,81039379442#
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
ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Due to the anticipated inclement weather, Republic has delayed trash collection for Thursday 2/18/21. The collections will resume as follows:
Thursday route will be collected Friday 2/19/21
Friday route will be collected Saturday 2/20/21
Please be patient when trash collection resumes and reach out to the Public Works Office for questions or issues at 856-461-7737. Please refer to this page for updates and changes to this schedule as we continue to monitor the weather
What you can do to help our Public Works Department get your street cleared faster and how you can remain safe during the next snowstorm. This short video explains the correct actions to take from before the storm until after your roads are completely cleared.
Remember: No Ice is Safe Ice!
On February 13, Delran Township Council and I had the honor of being invited to watch the Delran Fire Department’s Annual Ice Rescue Training on Swedes Lake.
While I am always proud of the impressive level of service they provide, seeing firsthand the training and skill involved was truly eye opening. With so many bodies of water in our Rivertown’s area, this is an incredibly important and difficult part of the job these men and women do in keeping us safe. In addition to plunging into freezing cold water, we also got an introductory lesson on the complex equipment & techniques employed during these challenging rescues. Delran EMS was also there, providing a warming tent, to assist and assess everyone who had actually been in the water.
Additionally, I want to remind Delran residents that they can help DFD and Delran EMS help us, by avoiding the need for these types of rescues. Snowfall on top of a frozen body of water can falsely make it appear that it is safe for you or your pets to walk, fetch, or skate on the ice.
Ice strength depends upon uniform thickness, snow cover, changes in temperature, depth of the water under the ice, water flow (current), and water level. Schools of fish under the ice will also affect the integrity of the ice. Lakes and other outdoor bodies of water (such as Swedes Lake) are subject to fluctuations that make it too dangerous to take that risk!
I would like to thank The Delran Fire Department and Delran EMS for inviting us, and for their continued commitment to public safety. Congratulations on a successful training day!
Delran’s Finest Deliver Snow Storm Baby
I would also like to acknowledge 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 snowstorm.
Officer Upton, a 21-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!
What I can only imagine would be a stressful experience for any pregnant mother, was met with calm and composure, and I am told that mom and baby girl are doing great!
Patrolman Upton and Dispatcher Boyd were both honored by the Burlington County Commissioners during their virtual meeting on February 10th and will be receiving Certificates of Recognition from the county as well.
Congratulations on an outstanding job! Your dedication to the community is truly commendable!
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 5th – Possible National Night Out
November 3rd – Veterans Dinner/Ceremony
December 10th – Winter Festival
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.
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.