Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled

The Riverside Easter Egg Hunt will be postponed to April 2nd at 11:30 am.

We are forecasted to get a significant amount of rain on Friday and there are concerns that the fields will remain wet and might be damaged if there is not enough time for them to dry. We wanted to get this notification out as early as possible so families can adjust their plans accordingly.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

2017 Municipal Budget

The 2017 Municipal Budget and User Friendly Budget have been posted to the Township website.  The Public Hearing and adoption of the budget are scheduled for Monday April 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor.  Should you have any questions about the budget, please contact Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4.

Monday, March 27, 2017

PW Spring Schedule

The Public Works Department will begin the Spring collection schedule on April 3, 2017 as follows:


Branches will be collected Mondays and Fridays April through October.  The Department will canvas the town weekly.  Branches cannot exceed 8' in length and 4" in diameter.  Stumps will be collected for a fee of $30.00 per stump, which must be paid before collection.  Please note it takes two to three weeks to canvas the town.  All branches must be placed at the curbline between the sidewalk and curb by 7:00 a.m. for pick-up.  The truck will remain at one residence for no more than thirty (30) minutes, so please plan your collection accordingly.  You do not need to call ahead to be put on the list.  

Grass Clippings:

Curbside collection is available for grass clippings with loose leaves (see above) in April and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, June through September. Grass clippings cannot and will not be collected with solid waste. Bags must not exceed 30 pounds per bag and should bags contain anything other than grass after June, they will not be collected. Please do not put branches or trash in with grass clippings.

Leaf Collection:

SPRING curbside leaf collection will begin April 10, 2017 and end April 27, 2017.  We will canvas the town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please place materials loose at the curbline between the sidewalk and curb for collection.  No materials other than leaves and grass will be collected.  

Garage Schedule:

The garage will open the 4th Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm to collect any of the above materials. We will also collect tires for a fee of $10.00 per car tire and $15.00 per truck tire and tree stumps for a fee of $30.00, which must be paid to the Township before drop-off or pick-up. We will not accept any hazardous materials, construction debris, televisions or electronics. Please note that our facility is now under video surveillance. To report any illegal dumping call 856-461-3434 immediately.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Township Committee, along with the Junior Township Committee, will hold the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 1, 2017 at Whomsley Field.  Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the Hunt.  The event will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will feature free refreshments.  We hope you can join us for some family fun!

Animal License Reminder

Please be advised that the annual animal licenses are required to be renewed no later than March 31, 2017.  Failure to renew your dog or cat license(s) prior to the due date will result in the issuance of a summons for Municipal Court and a $20.00 penalty added to the license fee due.  Also, please remember that all rabies vaccinations must expire after November 1, 2017, and proof is required for recently expired vaccinations.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices at 856-461-1460 x1.  Thank you.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Solid Waste Collection Change

Due to the inclement weather, the solid waste collection for this week has been pushed to Saturday.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Snow Aftermath

The Public Works Department will continue storm clean-up throughout the day today.  We will be salting intersections and roadways that have iced over.  We are battling the wind and freezing temperatures, but the sun and tires will help activate the salt.  We continue to ask that you do no throw snow into the roadways as you clean off and dig out your cars.  We will also be clearing sidewalks and lots on Municipal property.  If you have a concern about any roadway, intersection or sidewalk, please contact Township Administrator Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4 or

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Administrative Offices Closed

In accordance with the State of Emergency declared by the Governor, the Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday March 14, 2017. There will also be no Court sessions on Tuesday March 14, 2017.  We ask that residents stay off the roadways, as we will reopen on Wednesday March 15, 2017. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Will it or Won't it......

Snow?  Unfortunately, it appears as though it will.  Our area is currently under a Winter Storm Warning, as detailed in the following link from the National Weather Service out of Mt. Holly.

With the threat of significant accumulation, the Public Works and Police Departments would like to remind you of the of the following:

1) There will be no parking permitted on Scott Street or Pavilion Avenue beginning at 10 p.m. this evening and lasting through the duration of the storm.

2) Do Not park on the roadways unless absolutely necessary.  Please use driveways where possible.

3) Do Not throw snow into the roadway.  Any resident throwing snow into the roadway will receive a summons for Municipal Court, no exception.

4) When shoveling your driveway apron, please place snow to the left of your driveway (when looking to your residence), as this will result in as little snow being pushed back into your driveway as possible. It is impossible to prevent all snow from being pushed back into your driveway, so we always suggest that you wait until the snowfall has ceased to begin shoveling your apron.

5) You must remove snow from your sidewalks within twenty-four (24) hours after snowfall.  If sidewalks remain untouched after this time period, the owner of the residence will receive a summons for Municipal Court.

6) Stay off of the roadways if possible.  If you do not need to be on the road, please stay off of it.

PSE&G has issued the following information for residents:

Media Relations



Public Service Electric and Gas Company

80 Park Plaza, T-6
Newark, NJ 07102-4194

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
March 13, 2017                                                                                             

PSE&G Prepares for Winter Storm

Extra personnel and equipment at the ready

(NEWARK, N.J. – March 13, 2017) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for the approaching storm system that is predicted to bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Northeast on Tuesday.

“The amount of snow and high winds associated with this storm may bring down trees and power lines,” said John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations for PSE&G.  “We take every storm with the potential for outages seriously, and have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with auxiliary equipment at the ready.”

The utility also has extra personnel on hand to respond as quickly as possible and handle emergency requests. Both PSE&G’s appliance service business and call centers are prepared to respond to customer “no heat” calls as temperatures remain low during the next several days.

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G is taking the following steps to ensure that the utility is ready to respond to resulting power outages:
·         Arranging for contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility’s own skilled workforce.
·         Ensuring that additional supplies, including poles, transformers and other pole-top equipment, are on hand.
·         Refueling all vehicles.
·         Testing generators at utility locations.
·         Coordinating with county and municipal emergency management personnel to inform them of outages and expedite restoration efforts.

PSE&G urges its customers to be cautious during and after the storm:
  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.

Customers should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.  Also, customers can report outages at or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The utility’s mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.

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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.

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Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board will meet on Monday March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street on the 2nd Floor.  At that time, the Board will consider Resolution 2017-#3 for the appointment of a Planner for the year 2017 and Resolution 2017-#6 for the memoralization of the approval for St. Peter's Church to construct a parking lot.