Friday, November 1, 2019

Dates to Remember in November

Welcome November!

Here are some important dates to remember:

Sunday November 3rd - Daylight Savings ends

Monday November 4th - Township leaf collection begins

Tuesday November 5th - Election Day - Township Offices Closed except for election matters (contact 856-461-1460 x2)

Monday November 11th - Veterans Day - Township Offices Closed - No Planning Board Meeting

Monday November 18th - Township Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor

Saturday November 23rd - Township Garage open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Leaves, branches and recyclables can be brought to the yard. No trash is accepted.

Thursday November 28th - Thanksgiving - Township Offices Closed - No Trash Collection

Friday November 29th - Day After Thanksgiving - Township Offices Closed - Thursday Trash Collection will take place

Saturday November 20th - Friday trash collection will take place

Monday, October 28, 2019

Story Time and Crafts

Story Time and Crafts will be held on November 16th and December 21st at Riverside Public Library for kids ages 5-9!

Annual Trunk or Treat participants

Thank you to all of our participants from our Annual Trunk or Treat held on Saturday October 26th!
Paramount Drug, Historical Society,
REA,and all of the Riverside Families. We really appreciate you all for helping us put together another successful Trunk or Treat!





Annual Trunk or Treat Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Our Annual Trunk or Treat held on Saturday October 26th!


First Place Winner - Dayna Wargo - Stranger Things











Second Place Winner - American Legion - Sons of American Legion










Third Place Winner - Vicki Lynch - Wrestling










Thank you to all of the participants and Riverside Families who helped us bring another successful Annual Trunk or Treat together!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Draft Agenda

The draft agenda for the Township Meeting of October 21, 2019 has been posted to the Township website at the following link:

http://www.riversidetwp.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=2754&action=edit

Friday, October 11, 2019

Planning Board Meeting

The Riverside Township Planning Board will meet on Monday October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor. At that time, the application of Kaplan Companies for Camelot at Riverside will be heard. The applicant is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval.

Did You Know? Recycling Edition

Here are 50 Interesting Recycling Facts:

https://www.roadrunnerwm.com/blog/50-interesting-recycling-facts

Also, please visit the Burlington County Recycling website to receive the most current information on the recycling program.

https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/345/Recycling

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Solid Waste Update


The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the move to automation of the solid waste collection will begin the week of December 9, 2019.  During that week, 96-gallon carts will be delivered to each residence and are to be utilized beginning with the December 17, 2019 collection week.  Residents will be required to place all solid waste within the cart for collection and will be permitted to put one bulk item out next to the cart for collection each week.  All current regulations prohibiting the placement of recyclable, construction and hazardous materials, as well as yard debris, in the solid waste collection will continue. 

If residents are in need of a second cart, they can be purchased through the Township.  Details will follow in a separate announcement on how to request a second cart, what the cost will be, etc.  If any resident chooses to use their own cart as a second container, neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any damage to that cart, as it will not meet the industry standard for automated collection services and will likely be damaged.  If you are using multiple carts at your residence, please take the time to view this video from Waste Management regarding proper container placement:


If residents would like to throw away any old can(s), please put a note/sign on the can(s) stating “Throw Out/Please Take.”  Neither the Township nor the hauler will be responsible for any lost or damaged containers at the curb that are not the designated carts. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to provide all residents with the following reminders:

The Holiday schedule for the remainder of 2019 will be as follows:

Thanksgiving: there will be no collection on Thursday November 28, 2019 so the Thursday route will be collected on Friday November 29, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday November 30, 2019.

Christmas: there will be no collection on Wednesday December 25, 2019 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday December 26, 2019, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday December 27, 2019 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday December 28, 2019.

New Year’s: there will be no collection on Wednesday January 1, 2020 so the Wednesday route will be collected on Thursday January 2, 2020, the Thursday route will be collected on Friday January 3, 2020 and the Friday route will be collected on Saturday January 4, 2020.

Bulk Items regulations are as follows:

Bulk items shall be defined as furniture, box springs, mattresses, and items of a similar nature. Bulk items shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. No item shall be such length or width as to measure more than six (6) feet by four (4) feet.  Any bulk item may be disassembled, broken or cut up as much as practicable and placed on the curb with the designated containers. All disassembled bulk items shall be securely tied and shall be of such size that the longest dimension thereof, shall not exceed four (4) feet and the total weight thereof shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.  Mattresses must be covered in order to be eligible for collection.
White Goods/Freon Collection regulations are as follows:

White goods and appliances with freon shall be collected on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.  Arrangements for the collection must be made by contacting our offices at 856-461-1460 x8 no later than noon the day prior to the collection. 

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

EMS Update


As member of the Governing Body and Chiefs of the various Emergency Services, the number one priority is the care and safety of our residents.  Over the course of this year, there have been several instances in which the coverage and response times of the emergency squad caused great concern to the Governing Body, Police and Fire Departments and the residents of Riverside Township.  After conversations with the Delran Emergency Squad Administrators and careful review, consultation and consideration, the Township Committee decided that it was in the best interest of both the residents of Riverside and the Delran Emergency Squad to terminate the service agreement.  It is imperative to note, however, that this decision is in no way a reflection of the care provided or the capabilities of the Delran Emergency Squad staff.  Rather it is the belief that the Delran Emergency Squad is best equipped, at this time, to service Riverside Township and its residents in a Mutual Aid capacity. 

As a result, the Township Committee has entered into an agreement with the Palmyra Ambulance Association (PAA) to provide Emergency Medical Services, a copy of which can be found on the Township website.  We understand that residents may have questions regarding the agreement, so below are pertinent facts:

1)    The PAA shall at a minimum provide staffing for one (1) primary Basic Life Support licensed units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. This unit shall respond to all calls for service within the Township of Riverside and mutual aid calls pursuant to mutual aid agreements, when available.  DES will remain a mutual aid partner.

2)  The PAA shall supply a licensed ambulance unit that meets all federal, state and local standards for licensure.  Additionally, PAA shall be permitted to use, at the authorization and direction of the Township, the following vehicles owned by the Township: a 2011 Mercedes Ambulance (identified as vehicle #2392) and will be re-numbered as Ambulance #8096. This Ambulance will respond when in service from the Riverside Fire Department, located at 4 W. Scott Street in Riverside.

3)  The PAA shall comply with all State and Federal Laws related to billing, including any regulation imposed by the Department of Health or related Medicare/Medicaid. Uninsured consumers shall be provided charity or compassionate care or similar options to offset costs associated with services provided. All billing and collection efforts, expenses and liabilities associated therewith are the responsibility of the PAA. The Township is not responsible for any deficiencies suffered by the PAA for uncollected amounts from billing.  Furthermore, it is the intent of the PAA, to seek service reimbursement, only from insurance revenues collected, for Township "Residents".  This means that "Qualified Residents" would not be personally billed for insurance co-payments, deductibles, rejected claims, for unpaid balances and if they are uninsured. Non-Township Residents' insurance providers will also be billed, but unlike Township "Resident's", nonresidents may be personally responsible for EMS service reimbursement balances not paid for by their insurance carriers.  In other words, the PAA will continue its “soft billing” practices.

4)  It is its goal of the PAA to have an ambulance on scene to priority one calls within 8 minutes and 59 seconds 90% of the time as per national standard. These times are a guideline and the PAA will continuously work to improve or exceed the standard call response times in accordance with industry safety standards and agency operating guidelines. The PAA shall maintain documentation reflecting call response time exceeding eight (8) minutes 59 seconds for all priority one calls. All such data shall be included in the monthly report to the Township. Call response times shall be in accordance with industry safety standards and agency operating guidelines.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns regarding the matter, please contact either Meghan Jack, Township Administrator at 856-461-1460 x4 / mjack@riversidetwp.org or Chief William Eliason at 856-461-8820 x1 / weliason@riversidepolicenj.org

Thank you.

Riverside Township Committee
Chief William Eliason
Chief Dan Norman



Friday, October 4, 2019

Fall PW Schedule

The 2019 Fall Leaf Collection will begin on Monday, November 4, 2019.  The schedule is as follows:

Reeder Tract & Swamppoodle - Week of November 4th

Lower Avenues - Week of November 11th

Upper Avenues - Week of November 18th

Middle Section - Week of November 25th

East End - Week of December 2nd

We will begin the rotation again the week of December 9th.  



Please place your leaves between the sidewalk and the curb, not in the roadway, and do not place any branches, trash or debris on top of the leaves.

The Street Sweeper will be in operation in each of the sections behind the leaf collection.  

Please also note that the last day for branch collection and the Friday morning sweep will be November 1st.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

EMS Forum


The Township Committee will hold an open public forum on October 7, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at 1 West Scott Street, 2nd Floor to discuss Emergency Management Services. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

EMS Announcement


On September 5, 2019 the Riverside Township Committee, after months of careful consideration, authorized the termination of the service agreement between Riverside Township and the Delran Emergency Squad.  Under the terms of the agreement, Riverside Township has provided the required sixty (60) days’ notice to the Delran Emergency Squad.  On September 16, 2019 the Riverside Township Committee provided authorization to enter into and execute an agreement with the Palmyra Ambulance Association for Emergency Medical Services.  This agreement will commence on November 11, 2019.  The Township Committee would like to thank the Delran Emergency Squad and its staff for their efforts on behalf of the Riverside residents, and looks forward to working with them in the future under Mutual Aid. 

Employment Announcement


RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF SEASONAL PUBLIC WORKS LABORER.  PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO LIVE IN RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP.  ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES MUST POSSES A VALID NEW JERSEY COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE OR A VALID NEW JERSEY DRIVER’S LICENSE.  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED “SEASONAL LABORER POSITION” TO SUSAN DYDEK, MUNICIPAL CLERK, TOWNSHIP OF RIVERSIDE, P.O. BOX 188, RIVERSIDE, NJ 08075 NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 4, 2019.  PLEASE ADDRESS ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION TO MEGHAN JACK, TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR.  RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Announcing Scarecrow Contest

Township of Riverside

Downtown Scarecrow Decorating Contest




Open to All
Entries must be delivered to
the Township Committee
on October 7, 2019
at 237 S. Pavilion Avenue
between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Winners will be announced
on October 26, 2019
at 8:00 p.m. at Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Burlington County Mosquito Control

Burlington County Mosquito Control will be conducting a spray in Delran Township on September 18, 2019 after 7:30 p.m. According to the spray map, a portion of Riverside Township will be sprayed. Details can be found at the Mosquito Control website:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Meeting Cancellation

The Planning Board meeting scheduled for 9/9/19 has been cancelled as there are no matters before the board.  

Friday, September 6, 2019

Solid Waste Update

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation with our new solid waste collection.  We would like to provide a few updates:

1) Both sides of Fairview Street between Third Street and Whittaker Street/Delran boarder will be collected on Tuesday.

2) Both sides of Bridgeboro Street between Zurbrugg Way and Delran boarder will be collected on Tuesday.

3) Both sides of Third Street between Fairview Street and Chester Avenue will be collected on Friday.  

4) All trash is to be placed at the curbline after 4:00 p.m. the night before, or no later than 6:00 a.m. the day of, collection.  

5) Any trash misses must be reported to the Township Offices within 24 hours to either 856-461-1460 x4 or mjack@riversidetwp.org

6) Information on the automated collection will be forthcoming.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 x4 or mjack@riversidetwp.org

Friday, August 30, 2019

Solid Waste Reminder

A reminder that the new solid waste collection schedule will begin on Tuesday September 3, 2019 and the schedule WILL NOT be affected by the Holiday.

The YELLOW/ORANGE section of town will be collected on TUESDAY
The GREEN section of town will be collected on WEDNESDAY
The RED/PINK section of town will be collected on THURSDAY
The BLUE/PURPLE section of town will be collected on FRIDAY

Township Offices Closed

The Administrative and Court Offices will be closed on Monday September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.  We will resume normal business operations on Tuesday September 3, 2019.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Riverside Schools back in session next week!

Riverside Schools are officially back in session next week! As a walking district we ask that all residents 
take the time to talk to your children young and old about pedestrian safety. Drivers should be cautious 
and alert as students learn their walking routes to school. Support our RPD, School staff by following 
important safety rules on our streets surrounding the schools. Lets work together to ensure safety is top 
for all of our Riverside families!


Monday, August 12, 2019

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING SOLID WASTE COLLECTION

The Township Committee has heard your concerns and is pleased to report that a five (5) year solid waste contract will be awarded to a new company, Waste Management, at the August 19, 2019 Township meeting to begin on September 1, 2019.

This information will be sent out with the next tax bills.

The new contract, however, will require a change to the collection day.  Curbside collection will now take place Tuesday through Friday in accordance with the map below:

The YELLOW/ORANGE section of town will be collected on TUESDAY
The GREEN section of town will be collected on WEDNESDAY
The RED/PINK section of town will be collected on THURSDAY
The BLUE/PURPLE section of town will be collected on FRIDAY


These changes will take effect beginning with the September 3, 2019 collection.

The Township Committee is also pleased to announce that the solid waste collection will be automated in the coming year.  More information on the automated program will be coming this Fall.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Meghan Jack at mjack@riversidetwp.org or our offices at 856-461-1460.  Thank you.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fire House Vote Passes

Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Kim Town Hall Meeting


Congressman Andy Kim hosted a Town Hall Meeting in Riverside on Tuesday July 30, 2019.  Approximately 150 residents were in attendance at the school auditorium to participate in a discussion on a variety of topics including local flooding, opiate addiction, healthcare/Medicare, and global warming.  

We thank Congressman Kim for choosing Riverside as the location to host such a forum, and the attendees for taking the time out of their busy schedules to participate.  




We would also like to thank Morgan Blake for singing the National Anthem.

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS



The Township is seeking to assist homes in need of repair.


In September, the Township of Riverside will once again be applying to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for Small Cities Community Development Block Grant funds to help more Riverside homeowners with their needed home repairs. Eligible homeowners can receive an interest free loan up to an anticipated $20,000 in repairs or replacements of sub-standard major home systems such as roof, electric, plumbing, heating, foundation, windows, lead based paint hazard remediation and more. 
The Burlington County Bridge Commission, on behalf of Riverside, has retained Community Grants, Planning & Housing, LLC, (CGP&H) to prepare the application to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.  For Riverside to qualify for these federal funds, it is imperative to demonstrate eligible homeowners’ interest and housing repair needs.
If your home needs the above types of improvements, please visit CGP&H’s website at https://hip.cgph.net/riverside-township-housing-rehabilitation-program/ for more program information, including income limits, homeowner testimonials and to complete an easy online preliminary application ASAP. This will get you started on the application process and onto the program waiting list which is first come-first served.  If you have limited internet access, please call CGP&H at 609-664-2781. 
Eleven homeowners were assisted via former funding! Now is the time for YOU to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make needed home repairs. To meet the September deadline the Township needs you to contact CGP&H NOW to begin your part of the process!
Financial assistance for the housing rehabilitation program is made possible by a grant from the N.J. Dept. of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Resources, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Sheila Oliver.  Funding for the State’s CDBG program is provided by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development,  State Community Development Block Grant Program.




Thursday, July 18, 2019

Congressman Andy Kim to Hold Town Hall in Riverside

Congressman Andy Kim to Hold 
Town Hall in Riverside
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Kim will host a town hall in Riverside on Tuesday, July 30th at 6pm.
“Our town halls are my chance to hear from you, so I can take your priorities back to Congress,” said Kim. “It’s why I’m focused on making life more affordable for working families by lowering the costs of prescription drugs and reinstating the SALT deduction. The ideas I hear in places like Riverside will drive solutions back in Washington.”
Kim added, “I want to thank Mayor Hatcher for inviting us to Riverside and hosting our town hall. I look forward to hearing from our neighbors in Riverside and across Burlington and Ocean Counties.”
This is the eighth town hall held by Congressman Kim during the 116th Congress, and part of a monthly series to allow the Congressman to hear directly from constituents throughout New Jersey’s Third District.
Riverside Town HallTuesday, July 30 – 6pm
Riverside Township High School
112 E Washington St
Riverside Township, NJ 08075

Friday, June 28, 2019

ATTENTION RESIDENTS - Fourth of July Holiday


Please be advised that our Municipal and Court Offices will be closed July 4th and July 5th for the Fourth of July Holiday.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Draft Meeting Agenda

The draft agenda for the Township Meeting of June 17, 2019 has been posted on the Township website. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

GRASS PICK-UP CHANGE

ATTENTION RESIDENTS

Please be advised that grass pick-up will now be on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from June to September due to the trash and recycle pick-up changing to Wednesday's this year.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Branch Collection Reminder

Just a reminder to residents that you do not need to call in your branch pick up. The Public Works Department canvases the town and collects any branches that are out. This time of year, it takes an average of two to three weeks to canvas the entire town.

We are currently in the Avenues section of town after beginning the day in the Reeder Tract/Swamppoodle section of town. If you have any questions or concerns regarding branch collection, or would like to know what section of town we are in, please reach out to Meghan Jack at mjack@riversidetwp.org

Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Riverside School District Alumnus of the Year Award Presented to Louis J. Fisher, Jr.


2019 Riverside School District
Alumnus of the Year Award
Presented to
Louis J. Fisher, Jr.
Class of 1981
A 1981 graduate of Riverside High School, Lou Fisher was a member of the playoff-bound football team, as well as the wrestling and track teams, and the DECA Club that ran the school store.  Following graduation, he went to work for his father in the commercial dry-cleaning and laundry business, first as a supervisor for the company that serviced the Atlantic City casinos. In 1985 he left to become a general manager of a family-owned dry-cleaning company, helping them grow from three to 13 locations in less than five years.  In 1990 he started his own dry-cleaning business with no capital but the help of his retired father.  In just two years Marathon Cleaners in Mt. Ephraim would employ over 75 and have annual sales over 2 million dollars.  He also added locations in Riverside, Medford, Westmont, and Delran.  Deciding on a career change, in 1998 he sold the last of his locations and joined the Riverside Police Department.  While on patrol he focused predominantly on narcotics, DWI, and other criminal activity.  He was awarded numerous citations, including M.A.D.D. recognition.  Then-PTL Fisher was promoted to Detective in 2004 and then to Lieutenant in 2005.  His current duties consist of detective services, gang intelligence, narcotics, grant writing, and administration.  In 2007 Lieutenant Fisher was named Riverside Police Officer of the Year, and he received the Exceptional Duty Award for his work as an instructor at the Police Academy and for investigative accomplishments.  Lieutenant Fisher has earned several commendations for exemplary performance relating to cases involving gangs, illegal drug distribution, weapon possession, and successful grant projects.  In 2014 he was among the first to recognize the oncoming opioid epidemic. As founder and CEO of the nonprofit New Jersey Treatment Incentive Program (NJTIP), he has helped identify and direct addicted individuals who commit nonviolent offenses into long-term treatment in lieu of incarceration. Since the program’s inception, Lieutenant Fisher has helped hundreds get into treatment, thereby reducing theft-related crime by more than 80 per cent in Riverside. NJTIP is directly responsible for making Riverside one of the safest communities in Burlington County, as reported by the NJ State Police uniform crime report.  He has also completed 22 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice.

FINAL LIST of addresses for Our Annual Yardsale tomorrow

300 Whittaker Street - Board games, books, VCR tapes, household items, and much more.

42 Webster Street - Books, tapes, 33lp records, audio items, clothing, household items, yard items, crochet/knitting yarn and much more.

630 Kossuth Street - Various household items.

516 Monroe Street - Various household items.

243 Progress Street - Household goods, clothes and some furniture.

225 Sylvan Street - Various household items.

103 & 105 4th Street - Household items, Toy box, trains, vanity, and more.

201 Delaware Avenue - A variety of gift shop items.

503 Arndt Avenue - Kitchen, baby, mancave, and other misc. items.

518 Bridgeboro Street - Household items

645 Bridgeboro Street - Baby items, toys, home decor and tools.

700 Delaware Avenue - Household goods, DVD’s, plus size clothes, some vintage items, holiday, and much more.

37 Polk Street - Clothing, Old board games, tools, and electronics.

303 Kossuth Street - Craft materials, clothing, kids toys, homemade wax melts, and miscellaneous items.

701 Delaware Avenue – Wool rugs, small appliances, furniture, tools, and new towels and linens.

521 Harrison Street - Furniture, newer gas dryer, bikes, miscellaneous household items.

715 Taylor Street - Appliances, household items, and CD's.

324 Bridgeboro Street (St. Stephen's Episcopal Church) - Household items, kitchen items, and knick knacks.

317 Heulings Avenue - Christmas and various interior decor, collectables, and a few furniture pieces.

313 Taylor Street - Antique and vintage items, toys, bikes, games, guitars, tools and much more.

125 N. Fairview Street - Dishes, pots, throw pillows, catering pans, chafing dishes, 3 pan buffet server and other household items.

740 Arndt Avenue – Preteen girls clothes, some women, and men's clothes, tools, toys, and home goods.

6 Grant Street - Clothing, some household goods, lots of jewelry, and homemade soaps.

423 Dauphin Street - Shoes and sandals mostly women’s size 6 1/2 and some 7. Women’s XS clothing. Shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and pants size 2, 4 and 6. Computer desk, baskets, and miscellaneous household decorations and items.

610 West Washington Street - Miscellaneous household items, jewelry, stuffed animals, books, chair, picture frames, massage chair, and more.

422 Dauphin Street – Yard items, household items, jewelry, and army trunk.

132 Lippincott Avenue – Tools, clothes, helmets, books, bikes, and bike parts.