This past weekend Mayor Tuno and Deputy Mayor Hatfield were honored to present a Proclamation on behalf of the Lumberton Township Committee to Township resident Owen William Livingston who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Owen chose to clean 220 Veteran headstones, including the headstones of their families, in the oldest section of the Evergreen Cemetery located on Main Street in Lumberton, New Jersey. Additionally, Owen constructed a stepping path to the flagpole, installed solar lights around the flagpole, donated an American Flag and raised funds to repair a few of the broken headstones. Owen, Lumberton Township thanks you for your service to our community.
2020 Lumberton Township
The Lumberton Township Committee Reorganized and welcomed Committeewoman Rue Ryan to the Board last evening. In addition, Committeeman Ryan Tuno and Committeewoman Kendra Hatfield were unanimously selected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the year 2020.
“My colleagues and I on the Township Committee would like to welcome our newest Committee Member, Committeewoman Rue Ryan to the Board. We are looking forward to a productive year of working together to continue to make Lumberton Township a great community to live, work and raise a family.” Mayor Ryan Tuno.
Committeewoman Rue Ryan being sworn in by State Sen. Troy Singleton, with her husband and three children.
Mayor Ryan Tuno, with his two children, being official sworn in by State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego.
Deputy Mayor Kendra Hatfield being sworn in by State Den. Dawn Marie Addiego, with her daughter holding the bible.
From right to left, Deputy Mayor Kendra Hatfield, Mayor Ryan Tuno and Committeewoman Rue Ryan.
Please be advised that 2020 Dog Licenses are due prior to 01/31/20. A $4.00 late fee will be added for licenses received after 01/31/20. Any questions, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office at 609-267-3217.
Free Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in the Community Room of the Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Clerk’s Office will be open that day to license your dog(s) as well!
TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR TOWING SERVICES YEAR 2020-2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lumberton Township is accepting proposals for Police Towing Services 2020-2023. Said Towing Proposal Package may be obtained at the Lumberton Township Clerk’s Office located at 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048 and is available online at www.lumbertontwp.com.
Application packets must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked TOWING APPLICATION 2020-2023 to the Lumberton Township Clerk, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048 no later than 11:00 a.m., on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Published by: Bobbie Quinn, RMC, Lumberton Township Clerk
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AS AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGENT FOR YEAR 2020
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 10:00 AM the Township of Lumberton will receive Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Services as an Affordable Housing Agent for Year 2020 at the Township Clerk’s Office located in the Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048. Copies of the RFQ will be available online at www.lumbertontwp.com (BELOW) and at the Township Clerk Office in the Township of Lumberton Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ.
Published by: Bobbie Quinn, RMC, Lumberton Township Clerk
The Lumberton Township Committee and Starbucks Executives officially
open the new Starbucks located at Route 38 and the Mount Holly Bypass
(CR 541) in Lumberton Township on August 27, 2019.
CVS EXECUTIVES & THE LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE BREAKS GROUND ON THE NEW CVS RETAIL STORE LOCATED ON ROUTE 38
Photo credit from left to right: Jason Hughes, CVS District Leader, Committeewoman Kendra Hatfield, Mayor Sean Earlen, Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski, Committeeman Jim Dwyer and Al Stein, CVS Real Estate Developer from Feinberg & McBurney.
Press Release – August 16, 2019,
Lumberton, NJ – Yesterday Lumberton Township Committee Members and CVS Executives broke ground on the new CVS Pharmacy retail store to be located on the corner of Route 38 and Main Street (County Route 691). This project has been in development since January of 2017, when the Township Committee moved to condemn the property for redevelopment purposes. The Township ultimately did not have to go through with the condemnation proceedings because they were able to work with CVS Executives and the prior owners of the property to overcome the various obstacles presented which has allowed this project to became a reality.
“We are pleased to have been able to work with CVS to bring this exceptional ratable to Lumberton. It will provide a significant benefit to our residents and serve as an anchor to the continued revitalization of the Route 38 corridor,” said Mayor Sean Earlen.
“Lumberton offers CVS a great opportunity to expand our market. The Township’s stable tax rate and commitment to its commercial partners guided CVS in its desire to come to seek this location for its next store,” explained Al Stein, Real Estate Developer with Feinberg & McBurney of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
“We appreciate that the Township Committee was able to help bring the former landowner and our client together and work through the developmental hurdles that can be present in abandoned properties such as this one,” Stein continued.
This corner lot at the intersection of Route 38 and Main Street, County Route 691 has sat vacant since 2009 following a fire at the former gas station located on the property. The project also includes the adjacent property which formally contained a restaurant. CVS purchased the restaurant property on November 30, 2017 and went under contract with the former Exxon property at that same time until it was formally purchased on January 9, 2019. Before closing on the former gas station property, CVS received its approvals from the Lumberton Township Land Development Board (LDB) to construct its store at the May 16, 2018 LDB meeting. Under the Land Development Board approval, CVS is permitted to construct a 9,656 square foot building, with intended operational hours of 9am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday and 9am to 9pm on Sundays.
Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski stated, “CVS’s decision to locate its next store in Lumberton will transform this intersection and remove the blight that was left by the vacated gas station. We look forward to this store’s opening which is expected to be in early December of this year and is expected to employ more than 20 full and part time employees.”
During the evening of August 6th before the National Night Out festivities kicked off, the Lumberton Township Committee, along with our local First Responders in the Lumberton Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Squad, dedicated the September 11, 2001 Memorial @ the Emergency Services Building. Thank you to all the sponsors who made this Memorial possible. Lumberton Township Will Never Forget.
ORDINANCES PENDING ADOPTION AFTER PUBLIC HEARING AT TWP COMMITTEE MEETING ON JULY 25, 2019
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#O- 2019-04 COMPREHENSIVE ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TOWNSHIP CODE AS PART OF THE TOWNSHIP’S CODIFICATION PROCESS
#O-2019-05 ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 265 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” TO CREATE A NEW SECTION ENTITLED “CROSSWALKS”
#O-2019-06 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN AMENDMENT TO THAT CERTAIN FINANCIAL AGREEMENT, BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC, FOR PHASE I OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-07 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC FOR PHASE II(a) OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-08 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC FOR PHASE II(b) OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON A PORTION OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY KNOWN AS BLOCK 16, LOT 1.02, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW (N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq.)
#O-2019-11 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE WAIVING OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOOD EVENTS
PUBLIC SPRAY NOTICE
AERIAL AND GROUND ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYS
WILL BE PERFORMED BY BURLINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
MOSQUITO CONTROL DIVISION ON AS NEEDED BASIS DURING
MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2019
2019 BULK TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Week of September 2nd
Week of October 7th
Week of November 4th
Week of December 2nd
Be sure to place bulk trash items out by 6:00 AM on your Regular Collection Day according to the schedule above
2019 Recycling Collection Schedule
August – 12th, 26th
September – 9th, 23rd
October – 7th, 21st
November – 4th, 18th
December – 2nd, 16th, 30th
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FLOOD VICTIM ASSISTANCE
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Village Green Park Community Garden Applications
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The Village Green Park Community Garden
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MULCH IS AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS YARD
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Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Procedures for T-Visa and U-Visa Non-immigrant Status Applications
2019 Lumberton Township Reorganization Meeting
Last night the Lumberton Township Committee Reorganized and welcomed Committeewoman Kendra Hatfield and Committeeman Ryan Tuno to the Board. Committeeman Sean Earlen and Committeewoman Kristin Januseski were unanimously selected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the year 2019.
My colleagues and I on the Township Committee are looking forward to a productive year of working together to continue to make Lumberton Township a great community to live, work and raise a family. – Mayor Sean Earlen
Committeewoman Hatfield being sworn into office by Judge Haines.
Committeeman Tuno being sworn into office by Judge Bookbinder.
Mayor Earlen being sworn into office by Senator Addiego.
Deputy Mayor Januseski being sworn into office by Freeholder Tiver.
The 2019 Lumberton Township Committee
Committeeman Tuno, Deputy Mayor Januseski, Mayor Earlen, Committeeman Dwyer, and Committeewoman Hatfield
Lumberton Township Opens Glenwood Park Playground in the Hollybrook section of town
Lumberton, NJ – October 5, 2018 –Utilizing a grant from the Burlington County Freeholders, Lumberton Township completely refurbished the Glenwood Park Playground in the Hollybrook section of town. The Township will also demolish the existing tennis courts at the Village Green Park to make way for two brand new basketball courts and to purchase new playground equipment for the Canterbury Court playground. Township Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Glenwood Park Playground on October 5, 2018 and expect to open the Village Green Basketball court by the end of October. Canterbury Court Playground construction is expected to be held off until the Spring of 2019.
Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer stated, “Lumberton Township is extremely thankful for the leadership of one of our fellow residents, Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs, along with the rest of the Burlington County Freeholders for their continued support of our town’s active and passive recreation needs.” “Since the 2011, we have received $1,078,710.00 dollars in grant money from the county and these dollars have already produced a new playground here at the Village Green, along with a Dog Park, Community Garden and Canoe Launch on the Rancocas, we have added sports fields at our Municipal Building Complex as well as completely renovating all of our recreation amenities in the Bobby’s Run Section of town,” added Mayor Mansdoerfer.
“We look forward to continuing our efforts to improving the recreation amenities our Township has to offer our residents and we look forward to opening our new Basketball Courts at the Village Green later this month,” added Committeeman Jim Conway, who serves as one of the Engineering Project liaisons to the Township Committee. “With the continued assistance from the Burlington County Freeholder Board through the Municipal Park Development Program, we will be also able to open another new playground on Canterbury Court next spring and we hope to use future grant submissions to help transform the soon to be Township acquired Ironwood Outdoor Park so that all residents have access to its nature trails both on land and on the Rancocas Creek,” stated Committeeman Conway.
The Lumberton Township Committee originally anticipated that the $200,000 grant would be used to construct an amphitheater. However after due diligence was completed on the proposed site, it was determined to not be cost effective with all the DEP permit cost needed to authorize the construction of this project. “We wanted to get the most bang for our grant buck,” Mansdoerfer explained. “By shifting our efforts from the amphitheater, we were able to rehabilitate three parks. Looking at these neighborhood improvements here in Hollybrook, I am glad we made this decision to focus on this park first. I am really proud of the final result and look forward to seeing families enjoy this amenity,” he concluded.
Lumberton Township Committee & Schools Partner for “Be A Municipal Official For A Day” Program
April 26, 2018 – Lumberton Township – At the April 24, 2018 Lumberton Township Committee Meeting, students from the Young Republic Club, the student government for the Lumberton Middle School, took the helm of Township Government for the second annual “Be a Municipal Official for a Day.” In 2016, students formed the Young Republic Club as a democratically elected student government, with two parties, the Blue Party and the Gold Party. They have adopted a constitution and Bill of Rights for their fellow students, and represent them before the School District’s Administration and the Board of Education. During Tuesday Night’s Township Meeting each student elected official was paired with one of the Township’s Elected or Appointed Officials, to conduct an actual Township Committee Meeting.
“For the past few years, our Township and School Officials have worked closely with each other through quarterly meetings to ensure our resources are being used to the fullest, due to these meetings we have produced further shared services between our two entities which include providing a School Resource Officer, vehicle maintenance and fueling services, in addition to this second annual event geared toward engaging our local students in the role of the local government in their community,” stated Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer. “Last night we welcomed these students to the Township Municipal Building, took them on a tour of our departments and had them shadow our local officials through our regular township meeting, allowing them to truly take part in conducting the business of Township Government with our Township Committee Members affirming each of their actions,” added Mayor Mansdoerfer.
Prior to the 7:30pm start to the Township Meeting, each student was given the opportunity to sit down with the Elected or Appointed Township Official they would be shadowing, to discuss their role in the meeting and how each would contribute to enacting the items on that evening’s agenda. Actions taken by our Student Leaders included adopting an ordinance restricting parking to residents only near Virtua Hospital, amending fees for the Township’s Construction Department, amending two employment contracts, providing contact representatives for the BURLCO JIF, adding grant funds to the 2018 budget to include resources to pave Allspice and Savory Way, plus the remaining part of Nassau Road, awarded a contract for repairs of a Storm water line behind the Post Office and Buttonwood School and paid the Township’s bills.
“We hope that tonight was a great learning experience for our local students and that most importantly they had fun running their Town’s government for a day,” concluded Mayor Mansdoerfer. The following is a list of the Students’ Names and the Positions they held:
Roles Student Township Official
Mayor Griffin Gaughan Michael Mansdoerfer
Deputy Mayor Stephanie Kraska Kristin Januseski
Committeeman Rohan Patel Sean Earlen
Committeeman Anjali Darji James Dwyer
Committeeman Joelle Darragh James Conway
Twp. Administrator James Humphreys Brandon Umba
Police Chief Scotty Allen Anthony DiLoreto
Twp. Clerk Stephanie Pallante Deb Shaw-Blemings
Twp. Solicitor Ian Phillips George Morris, Esq.
Police Lt./OEM Sean Powell Lt. Ed Begolly
Police Lt./Patrol Jackson Beairsto Lt. Nick Peditto
Chief Finance Officer J T Moses Robin Sarlo
LUMBERTON SWEARS IN ANOTHER NEW POLICE OFFICER
Keeping its promise to the residents, Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer administered the oath of office to Erik Jarvis as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class 1. Officer Jarvis increases the size of the police department to 21 officers.
“Officer Jarvis has previously served as the Chaplain for the department. Even as our newest officer, his background, education and training transcends a new leadership with his fellow officers and further increases the professionalism, humbleness and kindness that our community demands in law enforcement,” said Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer.
“Although the recession forced a scaling back of the size of our police department, we have been working diligently to grow back the department in a way that is fiscally responsible. We are pleased that we have been able to add officers while reducing taxes for the second straight year. Our plan continues to come to fruition as we add officers while reducing taxes now for the second year in a row. It is a pleasure to add Officers like Erik Jarvis to the force when you know how hard we worked to bring fiscal order back to the budget,” said Committeeman Jim Conway.
Class 1 officers in the State of New Jersey are part time officers who have obtained Special Law Enforcement Officer Certifications. They are authorized to perform routine traffic details, spectator control and similar duties. Officers have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 (traffic) offenses.
“With the swearing in of Officer Jarvis, the Township Committee is one step closer to meeting its goal of 22 officers. We look forward to completing this objective by hiring one more full time officer in 2018,” said Mansdoerfer.
“Last year we were able to fund returning an officer into the school system, which we identified as an imperative need. With the series of tragic events we have witnessed around the country lately, I am proud that Lumberton was ahead of the curve in recognizing student safety as a top priority. Now to have Erik Jarvis serving on our force, we have taken yet another giant leap forward. It’s another great day for Lumberton,” said Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski.
April 2, 2018 – Lumberton Township – The Lumberton Township Committee adopted its 2018 budget on Tuesday evening which lowered the local purpose tax for the second year in a row. The local purpose tax is lowered from .411 to .406 per $100 of assessed value which represents an approximate savings of $16.00 for the average home assessed at $299,734.00.
“We are thrilled to be able to support and adopt a sound fiscal budget which lowers taxes,” said Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer. “This year was a culmination of more hard work and penny pinching, evaluating every dollar spent to make sure that we are good stewards of our residents’ taxes. We know how hard our residents work to earn their income and want to ensure that we are as equally protective when their tax dollars are allocated to services,” he continued.
The 2018 budget allocates $8,750,904 in spending. This is actually $1,644,931 less than the Township spent in 2008 and continues a decade long trend of stable or declining spending.
The Township’s budget funds all critical tasks of the local government. “We developed a plan to address our community needs including building the new Emergency Services Building without increasing our debt service obligations. Most importantly, we allocated funds in the budget to bring a school resource officer back into the schools,” said Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski.
The Township’s bond rating is AA Stable, confirming the bond market recognizes the Township’s sound fiscal planning.
“Our budget also uses grants and outside funding sources to help continue to make improvements to our infrastructure,” said Committeeman Jim Conway who is charged with overseeing many of the town’s road and improvement projects. “This year we will again pave and repair more roadways and improve our parks and recreation system,” he concluded.
For a copy of the Township’s budgets, audits and annual financial statements, contact the Municipal Clerk or go online to www.lumbertontwp.com
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