Thursday, December 29, 2016

Offices Closed

The Township Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday January 2, 2017 in observance of the Holiday.  Happy New Year!

Spring Sports Registration

The RYAA will hold baseball and softball registration from January 15, 2017 through March 1, 2017.  Registration must be done electronically through

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Upcoming Rabies Clinics

Riverside Township will not hold a rabies clinic in 2017.  The following is the list of upcoming clinics in the County:

7th –        Southampton Township – 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Location not given. Please call Southampton Township.

               Medford Lakes – 9:00am – 12:00pm in the firehouse.

12th –      Wrightstown Borough – 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Borough Hall, 21 Saylor’s Pond Road.

14th –      Tabernacle Township – 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Municipal Garage – 163 Carranza Road.

                Florence Township – no time or location given.  Please call Florence Township for more information.

                Medford Township - no time or location given.  Please call Medford Township for more information.

                Evesham Township – 10:00am – 1:00pm. Main Street Firehouse.

Cinnaminson Township – Dogs – 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Cats – 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Public Works Garage 1601 Union Landing Road.

21st -       New Hanover Township – 10:00am – 12:00pm. Nash Park, Hockamick Road, Cookstown.

28th -       Evesham Township – 10:00am – 1:00pm. Main Street Firehouse.

7th –        Washington Township – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Location not given.  Please call Washington Township for more information.

25TH –    Mount Laurel Township – 9:00am – 11:00am.  Location not given.  Please call Mount Laurel Township for more information.

Annual License Reminders


This is a reminder that your annual licenses must be renewed after January 3, 2017.

All rental, mercantile and vending license fees are due no later than January 31st.

Animal license fees are due no later than March 31st. 

Failure to do so will result in the assessment of a penalty to the annual fee or fees due. 

Rabies shot must be good through October 31, 2017 and proof will be required for recently expired vaccinations.

If you have sold your rental property, no longer operate a business or if your pet no
longer lives with you or has passed away, please contact us at 856-461-1460 extension 1
upon receipt of this notice for further instructions.

The fee schedule for 2017 is as follows:
Rental—$100 per unit; $20 late fee per unit per month; 
Mercantile$100 initial; $50 renewal; $75 car dealers; $20 late fee per license; 
Vending$25 per machine; $100 per electronic/mechanical game machine; $20 late fee per
Animal—Dog: $20.20 non-spayed/neutered; $13.20 spayed/neutered; Cat: $16 non-spayed/neutered; $12 spayed/neutered; $20 late fee per animal.

If you have any questions please contact us at 856-461-1460 extension 1.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Recycling Schedule Unchanged

The County Recycling Collection services will take place on Wednesday December 28, 2016.  The schedule has not been affected by the Holiday.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Township Offices Closed

The Township Administrative Offices will be closed on Friday December 23, 2016 and Monday December 26, 2016 in observance of the Holidays.  We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Public Works Garage Closed

The Public Works Garage will not open on Saturday December 24, 2016 due to the Holiday.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Merry Christmas to All!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

And the Winner is............

The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the following are winners of the 2016 Holiday House Decorating Contest:

                                                   Swamppoodle/Reeder Tract:
                                                        Winner: 318 Madison

                                                   Runner Up: 621 Jefferson

Winner: 316 Fairview Street

Runner Up: 230 Cleveland Avenue

Winner: 8 Henry Street

Runner Up: 36 Henry Street

East End:
Winner: 600 Henry Street

422 Dauphin Street

Congratulations to All Winners!
Thank you to all judges and photographer Colleen McCloskey!

Monday, December 19, 2016

PSE&G Scam Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          

Dec. 14, 2016                                              CUSTOMER SERVICE:   

PSE&G Warns Customers to be Alert to Scams

(Newark, N.J. – Dec. 14, 2015) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is urging its customers to be alert to scams this season. Customers should be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.”

“The only way to protect against these scams is for customers to be cautious when contacted by someone seeking access to their home or demanding immediate payment,” Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “Even one customer being robbed or cheated is one too many.”

Phone scammers use scare tactics -- threatening service termination if they do not receive immediate payment with a pre-paid credit card. PSE&G offers a number of payment options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment.

Door-to-door scammers use trickery -- showing up at someone’s house dressed like a utility worker and say they need to “check a problem.” Often, after they gain access they burglarize the home. Always ask for I.D.

When in doubt or if suspicious in any way, PSE&G urges customers to call the number listed on their bill: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).  Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department, and file a complaint with the FTC at

For more information about scams go to

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

Visit PSEG at:


Station Upgrades

The Riverside Police Department is pleased and proud to announce upgrades to the Station.  Below is the link to the full details.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Meeting Reminders

On Monday December 19, 2016, the following meetings will take place:

6:30 p.m. - Fire District Meeting - 4 W. Scott Street Riverside, NJ 08075

7:00 p.m. - Regular Township Meeting - 1 W. Scott Street, 2nd Floor Riverside, NJ 08075

Pot Hole Patrol

The Township Public Works Department is in the processing of patching pot holes throughout the town.  If you are aware of an unsafe condition in the roadway due to a pot hole, please contact our offices at 856-461-1460 x4 or Township Administrator, Meghan Jack, at

Monday, December 12, 2016

Planning Board Meeting

The Riverside Township Planning Board will meet this evening at 7:00 p.m. at 1 W. Scott Street, 2nd Floor Court Room.  The full agenda packet can be found on our website.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Dont' Forget to Vote

The Fire District will hold a election on Saturday December 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. seeking voter approval for the construction of a new Fire House.  All registered voters who reside in Riverside are eligible to vote.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Leaf Collection Status

The Public Works Department is currently collecting curbside leaves throughout town.  The truck is currently in the East End section of town, and will make a final pass through town upon completion of that section.  Any questions or concerns regarding leaf collection should be directed to Meghan Jack, Township Administrator, at 856-461-1460 x4 or

Energy Aggregation Program Update

The following is an update on the Burlington County Energy Aggregation Program:

To date, the BCEAP has saved residents $74,338 on their September energy bills.  While this is the case, PSE&G customers might notice on their recent bills that the PSE&G supply rate was lower than the TriEagle supply rate. This was due to a reconciliation charge issued by PSE&G which temporarily lowers the default supply rate for a month.  The reconciliation was significant enough to reduce the default rate for the month of October and November lower than the rate obtained by the county in the auction.

As the energy aggregation program promised, the TriEagle supply charges will never exceed the utility supply charges. As such, we have worked with the supplier to ensure all PSE&G residents who experienced the increase will receive a credit for the difference.  To that end, TriEagle Energy began issuing credits to residents’ accounts last week.  These credits will appear on residents’ next utility bills under the supply portion of the bill, labeled as “MISC Adjustment”.   

We anticipate as the weather gets colder, the PSE&G monthly reconciliation rate charge will adjust back to the historical  averages and the County’s Program rate with TriEagle will continue to be below the average, like it was in September, providing additional savings to our residents.

Residents with any questions and concerns should contact 1-855-200-2648.

Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

The Township Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its Annual Holiday Decorating Contest.  Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes for a chance to win a prize, and bragging rights!  The judging of homes will take place December 15th through December 17th, with the winners to be announced at the Regular Meeting of the Township Committee on December 19th.  There will be one winner chosen from each of the four sections of town and one "Best of Riverside."
Good luck to All!

Does Your Home Need Repairs

The Township of Riverside has received a grant from the State of New Jersey under the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to assist income qualified residents with repairs to their primary residence.  Eligible use of these funds includes roofs and foundations, heating and electrical, windows and insulation, plumbing and more.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and contact Meghan Jack, Township Administrator, at 856-461-1460 x4 or for more information.

Riverside Housing Rehabilitation Program

Revised Land Use Code

The Township Committee has introduced Ordinance 2016-#14 amending Chapter 255 of the Codes of the Township of Riverside regulating Land Use.  The full version of the code can be found through the link below.  The Township Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Ordinance at their meeting of December 19, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Those residents affected by any zone changes have been notified of the meeting.

Land Use Code 2016 Full Version

Welcome to the Riverside Township Blog

Welcome to the Riverside Township Blog.  The Township will use the blog to supplement the Township Website ( in order to post information on Township regulations, events, and programs, as well as the events and programs of community groups.  Any questions regarding the Blog should be directed to Meghan Jack, Township Administrator, at 856-461-1460 x4 or