Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ATTENTION RESIDENTS

The Township of Riverside will hold it's Annual Town Wide Yard Sale on June 1st, 2019 between 7AM-7PM. If you are interested in participating, please email your address and the categories of items (furniture/clothes/toys, etc.) that you will be selling to jdorisio@riversidetwp.org.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Statement from the Riverside Police Department


The Riverside Township Police Department, with the support of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Township Committee, would like to provide an update regarding the incident of March 25, 2019 at the Riverside Township Public School.

On March 25, 2019, Riverside PD received information regarding an incident at the school.  The Department immediately took action to report the matter to the Burlington County Prosecutors Office and the New Jersey State Police, as called for under the NJ Attorney General’s directive governing such incidents.   Subsequent, an investigation was opened by the Riverside PD.  During the investigation, students were interviewed, and the Riverside PD even reached out to federal law enforcement agencies and requested assistance in handwriting comparison.  The investigation did not lead us to believe that the threat was credible. Even so, a plan was developed to provide additional security at the schools on May 1, 2019.

The Burlington County Times reached out to the Township regarding the incident and information was provided accordingly.  Comments attributed to Chief Eliason in the Burlington County Times articles, however, are not a full or adequate representation of the context in which the statements were made. In addition, and for obvious reasons, the full details of ongoing investigations cannot be shared with the public. The citizens of Riverside have, and will always, be informed of any credible threats, but this was not one of those instances.

Throughout this ongoing investigation, the decision was consciously made not to immediately publicize the information in an effort to avoid creating and perpetuating a baseless fear.  Contrary to what has been suggested, there was no attempt to evade or mislead the public. The Riverside Police Department places an extremely high value on community outreach. We fully respect the trust placed in us by members of the public, and fully embrace the responsibility of protecting our citizens.  We understand and support the value of transparency when it comes to police operations, but must always weigh that against the welfare of the public, especially where our children our concerned.   

The Riverside Police Department will continue to work closely with the school district under the Memorandum of Agreement that requires us to be informed of criminal and other behavior that occurs in the schools, and we will continue to thoroughly investigate all matters that are brought to our attention.  The safety of our residents has always been, and will always be, paramount to the officers and command staff of the Riverside Police Department.


Monday, April 29, 2019

Calling All Volunteers

The Township is seeking volunteers to assist with the 5K event that will be held on May 18, 2019.  If you are interested in volunteering for the event, for which we can provide a letter of service credit, please reach out to Committeeman Corey Kimble at ckimble@riversidetwp.org 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bike Sale

The Township will host a bike sale on Saturday April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Public Works Garage during the Clean Up Day.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Riverside Clean Up

The townwide clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  At that time you will be able to come down to the Public Works Yard, 300 Monroe Street (next to Sewer Plant) and drop off various items.  Containers will be provided for yard waste (leaves, branches, grass) and recyclable materials (computers, TVs, wood, concrete, brick, asphalt, metals).  Regular household trash, construction debris, hazardous materials, and household cleanouts will not be accommodated.  Proof of residency will also be required.    

Please be advised that we will not be able to offer shredding services at this time due to circumstances beyond our control.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Employment Opportunity


RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF PART-TIME POLICE CLERK.  PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO LIVE IN RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP.  ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES MUST BE PROFICIENT IN ALL MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS.  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED “POLICE CLERK” TO SUSAN DYDEK, MUNICIPAL CLERK, TOWNSHIP OF RIVERSIDE, P.O. BOX 188, RIVERSIDE, NJ 08075 NO LATER THAN MAY 10, 2019.  PLEASE ADDRESS ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION TO WILLIAM ELIASON, CHIEF OF POLICE, AT 856-461-8820.  RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Whomsley Field Alert


Please be advised that one of the dugouts at Whomsley Field was destroyed during last night's storm. While all debris has been removed from the area, the site has been barricaded off for continued safety. We kindly ask that everyone refrain from entering the dugout area.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Township Administrator Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4 or mjack@riversidetwp.org

Monday, April 8, 2019

Burlington County Bridge Commission

The link below is the Burlington County Bridge Commission Financial Resources and Programs




http://www.bcbridges.org/financial-resources-programs/


Planning Board Meeting Cancelled

The April meeting of the Riverside Planning Board has been cancelled due to the fact that there are no applications on the agenda.  The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor.

Friday, April 5, 2019

ATTENTION RESIDENTS


To report a street light outage please email mjack@riversidetwp.org with the pole number and location

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Public Works Spring Collection

The Public Works Department will begin Spring collection services in April as follows:

Branch Collection will begin April 1st
Friday Morning Sweeps will begin April 5th
Leaf Collection will begin April 15th

Please see our website for details and regulations on these collection services

Serve with Senator Singleton

Cleaning Up Riverside Baseball Fields


April is National Volunteer Month, a time when we can show our appreciation to our volunteers and encourage volunteerism. It is in this spirit that we are using this as an opportunity to help our friends in Riverside get ready for the spring and summer baseball season.
For our April “Serve with Senator Singleton” event, we will partner with the Riverside Youth Athletic Association to help prepare and clean their baseball fields for the upcoming season. Volunteers will be asked to help clean the fields of weeds, leaves and debris, as well as help set-up the concession stands. This event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Whomsley Field on American Legion Drive in Riverside and we are asking volunteers to help from 10am-12pm.
The Riverside Youth Athletic Association runs recreational sports activities for Riverside youth. It believes that youth sports should prove to be fun and exciting for all players, families, and friends alike. It encourages all involved to play competitively, but at all times maintain the integrity of the Riverside Youth Athletic Association's Charter which simply stated is, "a place for parents and children to work and play together."
We are seeking 20 volunteers, so please RSVP today.
WHEN: April 06, 2019 at 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Whomsley Field
American Legion Dr
Riverside, NJ 08075
United States
Below is the link to sign up for this event:

Township Committee Announcement

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT


It is with extreme regret that the Township Committee announces the resignation of Michael Miller from the Governing Body. The members of the Committee thank him for his service during his term.
The Township Committee, however, is pleased to announce that John Michael Higgins has been appointed to complete the remainder of Mr. Miller's term.
Welcome to the Governing Body Mr. Higgins!


Riverside Community Cleanup Day


ATTENTION RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY

WHEN:       Saturday April 26, 2019
TIME:          10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:     Riverside Public Works
          300 Monroe Street



Dumpster will be provided for Township residents (proof of residency required) to dispose of their unwanted materials such as yard debris, recyclables and electronics. 

ABSOLUTELY NO BULK TRASH, BUILDING MATERIALS, PESTICIDES, GASOLINE/DIESEL, SOLVENTS, ASBESTOS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OF THE LIKE. 

Riverside Township Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Riverside Township

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 13, 2019
11:30 a.m.
Whomsley Field




Open to Children
10 and Under
(Adult Supervision Required)

Free Admission and Refreshments

Special Guest:
The Easter Bunny

Rain Date: April 14th  

PARENTS:
Please arrive a minimum of 10 minutes early, as we will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., and remember to bring a basket or a bag for your child to use.

PSE&G ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO BE AWARE OF SCAMMERS ARTICLE

PSE&G ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO BE AWARE OF SCAMMERS

BELOW IS THE LINK TO THIS ARTICLE 

https://nj.pseg.com/newsroom/newsrelease64

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Riverside 5K for K9

The Riverside Turners, in cooperation with the Township of Riverside, are proud to announce the Riverside 5K for K9 on May 18

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Riverside/Riverside5KforK9

 

Come out and enjoy this flat, fast, and scenic race in Riverside, New Jersey! This is a certified 5K which ends on a downhill in downtown Riverside. 

After the race, come join us for a live band & food trucks.

 

All proceeds that are raised by the 5K will go to benefit the Riverside Police Department K-9 unit.

  • Registration

    • The race is capped at 300 and participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. 

    • For all others, registration will start on race day at 8:45 am in front of the Riverside Municipal Court. 

  • Race Day

    • 8:45am-9:45 am: Packet pick-up and registration(unless the event is sold out.)

    • 10:00 am: Race Start Time

  • Course Support  

    • All runners and walkers must complete the course within 1 hour or keep a 19 minute per mile pace.  After 1 hour the course will reopen to regular traffic. 

  • Award Categories 

    • Prizes for Male and Female 1st overall.  

    • Additional prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, male and female in the following age groups:  13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.

***PLEASE BRING ID***
***PLEASE UTILIZE RIVERLINE AND/OR CAR POOLING METHODS***

 
 

2019 Military Walk of Honor

During our meeting last week we introduced the 2019 Military Walk of
Honor that the Riverside Historical Society will be coordinating in cooperation with the township!
  
Banners (like the one shown here) will be installed along Scott and
Pavillion in time for the Memorial Day Parade. Banner sponsorships are
available to our members as well as the public for $100 however spaces
are limited. If you would like to commemorate an active duty or veteran service person, please print out the form shown here (or pickup one Thursdays from 10a-12p) and submit your check to 10
Zurbrugg Way Riverside, NJ 08075. You will also need to scan a 5"x7"
or larger image and send to riversidehistoricalsocietynj@gmail.com (no
pictures taken from phone please). All other information is included
on sponsorship form.
 
Please note: THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER; all money goes to the creation
of the banner and a 11x14 framed image of the banner for the sponsor
to keep. Our organization would simply like to honor those Riverside
residents who have served and facilitate this Military Walk of Honor.

Please email Brittany Rae at riversidehistoricalsocietynj@gmail.com
with any questions or concerns. Sponsorships will be taken on a first
come, first serve basis as they are received. All sponsorships will be
due by April 15th or as spaces are available. Send your $100 check
first to reserve a sponsorship (banner and 1 framed image) and dictate
if you would like an addition framed image. Those will be sold at an additional cost once all orders are in and we will contact you again. 
Thank you in advance to those who would like to sponsor and we look forward to seeing these on display!"


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

REMINDER - NEW PLAYGROUND SWINGS

PARENTS,




PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILDREN THAT THE KIDS PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS FOR CHILDREN 10 YEARS OLD AND UNDER.




THANK YOU,
RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Draft Agenda

The draft agenda for the February 25, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Township Committee has been posted on the Township website. 

http://www.riversidetwp.org/draft-agenda/

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TRASH & RECYCLING

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TRASH AND RECYCLING ARE PLACED AT THE CURB THIS EVENING.  DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, COLLECTIONS MAY BEGIN EARLY TOMORROW.  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Township Offices Closed

The Township Administrative Offices will be closed on February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dine & Donate


Dine & Donate

PJ Whelihan’s
396 S. Lenola Rd. Maple Shade

Thursday, February 21st
5pm-8pm

All proceeds to benefit
the Delran & Riverside Police Unity Tour Team





Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Township Offices Closed

The Township Offices will be closed on Tuesday February 12, 2019 in observance of the Holiday. There will also be no Court Sessions tonight.

Monday, February 4, 2019

2019 Local Rabies Clinics


2019 Local Rabies Clinics

March 2, 2019
9AM-12PM
Mansfield Township Firehouse

April 25, 2019
3 PM- 6PM
Edgewater Park- Public Works Garage
400 Delanco Road

Burlington County Animal Shelter:
Holds a Free Clinic on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month from 3PM-4PM
35 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ
609-265-5073

Friday, February 1, 2019

Free Paper Shredding Events

FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR PULLION REMINDS YOU TO...PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY

Spring is a great time to clear out old confidential files!
The Freeholder Board is here to help with two FREE county shredding events. Please mark your calendar now to take advantage of this great country service. -Freeholder Director Tom Pullion


FREE PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS
Sunday March 24th, 2019 & Sunday April 28, 2019
Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex (Landfill)located at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence, NJ 08518 (Exit 52A off I-295)


Both Events are 9 AM until 1 PM | Rain or Shine
NO NEED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR! Our staff will HELP unload your confidential documents. (LIMIT 4 BAGS/BOXES OF UN-SHREDDED DOCUMENTS WEIGHING NO MORE THAN 10 POUNDS EACH).


We can also take your pre-shredded paper.
CONFIDENTIAL FILES ONLY including bank and credit card statements, tax returns, etc. (staples or paper clips are okay).
Need more information? Call (609) 499-1001 or email recycle@co.burlington.nj.us


BURLINGTON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY.Identification required. No businesses or non-profits, please.


DO NOT BRING: Circulars, Catalogs, Binders, Computer Disks, Junk Mail, Magazines, Plastic Folders, or Plastic Credit Cards
SPONSORED BY THE BURLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSE FREEHOLDERS

Thursday, January 31, 2019

NJ OEM

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is a wonderful resource where you can currently find information on winter weather hazards. Please visit the website at http://www.ready.nj.gov/ to learn more.
If anyone you know is homeless and in need of shelter, please reach out to the Burlington County Homeless Hotline at 856-234-8888
Stay warm and safe as we prepare for next week's Spring like weather before the temperatures drop again.

Tax Bill Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the 1st Quarter tax bill is due no later than Monday February 11, 2019.  Any payments received after close of business on Monday, including those placed in the mail box outside our offices, will accrue interest daily.  For your convenience, you are able to pay your bill online through the following link:

Online Bill Pay

Please note, there are fees associated with online payments through our website.  There is a service fee of $1.05 for e-check, $3.95 for visa debt cards, and 2.95% of your total payment for all other cards payments that goes directly to the vendor (not the Township).

You may also make payment through your own bank.  When doing so, please identify the property for which the payment is intended.

Shoud you have any quetions, please contact our offices at 856-461-1460 x1 and ask for Jackie.

Sewer Bill Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the 1st Quarter sewer bill is due no later than Thursday February 28, 2018.  Any payments received after close of business on Thursday, including those placed in the mail box outside our offices, will accrue interest daily.  For your convenience, you are able to pay your bill online through the following link:

Online Bill Pay

Please note, there are fees associated with online payments through our website.  There is a service fee of $1.05 for e-check, $3.95 for visa debt cards, and 2.95% of your total payment for all other cards payments that goes directly to the vendor (not the Authority).

You may also make payment through your own bank.  When doing so, please identify the property for which the payment is intended.

Shoud you have any quetions, please contact our offices at 856-461-1460 x1 and ask for Cheryl.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TRASH & RECYCLING SCHEDULES NOT AFFECTED

Trash and recycling collection schedules are NOT affected by the Holiday.  Collection will remain Wednesday January 23, 2019.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tax Revaluation Update

Professional Property Appraisers, Inc. has completed a total revaluation of all properties located within the Township of Riverside that will take effect in 2019.  Over the next several days, property owners will receive value notices from Professional Property Appraisers, Inc.  Any questions should be directed to Professional Property Appraisers, Inc. at 1-(800)-410-5815 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Monday, January 7, 2019

CHANGE IN TRASH COLLECTION DATE


ATTENTION
RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS
TRASH COLLECTION
WILL NOW BE
WEDNESDAY
BEGINNING
JANUARY 9th


Friday, January 4, 2019

Solid Waste Collection

The Solid Waste Collection scheduled for Friday January 4, 2019 will take place on Saturday January 5, 2019 due to the Holiday.  Please report any complaints to mjack@riversidetwp.org immediately.  Thank you

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Township Committee Reorganization

The Township Committee held is Annual Reorganization Meeting on January 2, 2019.  At that time, Committeemen Jason Frey and Committeewoman Lorraine Hatcher were each sworn in for a three-year term on Committee. Committeewoman Michelle Weaver was sworn in for a one-year term.  Lorraine Hatcher was appointed Mayor/Chairwoman and Jason Frey was appointed Deputy Mayor/Vice Chairman.  Joining them on the Township Committee are Committeemen Corey Kimble and Michael Miller. 

The Township Committee also established the 2019 Department Schedule at the meeting, which is as follows:

Public Works:
Chair-Deputy Mayor Frey
Vice-Mayor Hatcher

Public Events:
Chair-Committeewoman Weaver
Vice-Deputy Mayor Frey

Public Safety:
Chair-Mayor Hatcher
Vice-Committeeman Kimble

Recreation:
Chair-Committeeman Kimble
Vice-Deputy Mayor Frey

Finance:
Chair-Committeeman Miller
Vice-Mayor Hatcher

Thank you to all those who came out to the meeting.  We look forward to another great year!

Annual License Reminder

This is a reminder that your annual licenses must be renewed after January 3, 2019.
All rental, mercantile, and vending license fees are due no later than January 31st.
The fee schedule for 2018 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 machine;
Animal—Dog: $20.20 non-spayed/neutered; $13.20 spayed/neutered; Cat: $16 non-spayed/neutered; $12 spayed/neutered; $20 late fee per animal. 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, 2019 and proof will be required for recently expired vaccinations. 
Vacant Properties must be registered, please contact us for information. Once registered you may pay online.
Rental, mercantile, vending license and fees may be paid on line www.riversidetwp.org with a customer number and a pin. This information can be found on your invoice. Invoices will be mailed separately.

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

Riverside Public Library - Story Time and Crafts

Come join the Riverside Public Library for story time and crafts on the following dates and times:

February 9th @10:30am – 12:30pm
March 9th @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
April 20th @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
May 11th @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
June 15th @ 10:30am – 12:30pm


Open to kids ages 5 - 9

Riverside Public Library
10 Zurbrugg Way #A
Riverside, NJ 08075
856-461-6922