35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, NJ 08048 • (609) 267-3217
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Hours of Operation

Municipal Building 
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Registrar of Vital Statistics
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Assessor
Wednesday Only 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Collector
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Notary Public
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Department of Public Works

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35 Municipal Drive,
Lumberton, NJ 08048
(609) 267-3217

Hours: Mon - Fri  6:45am to 2:45pm

DPW Yard is Open to residents on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 1:30pm (except in July 2nd and 3rd Saturday)

Free Mulch - The Public Works Department has mulch available for Lumberton Township residents only. It is piled in the DPW yard across the street from the  Municipal Complex.  

There is NO topsoil or compost available.

BID OPPORTUNITY – Village Green Basketball Courts Project

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton, County of Burlington, New Jersey, for the Village Green – Basketball Courts Project until 10:00 AM prevailing time on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in the office of the Township Clerk of the Township of Lumberton, County of Burlington, at 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048.

The proposed project includes the construction of the basketball courts by pulverizing the asphalt in place at the existing tennis courts at Village Green. Two (2) side-by-side basketball courts are to be constructed with new posts/backboards and basketball court coating/ striping, removal of chain link fencing and installation of benches and trash receptacles.

Drawings, Specifications, and Contract Documents for the proposed work, prepared by Environmental Resolutions, Inc., Consulting Engineers, have been filed in the Office of the Township Engineer at 815 East Gate Drive – Suite 103, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054, and may be inspected by prospective bidders during normal business hours.

Bidders may obtain copies of the Drawings, Specifications and Contract Documents from the above office upon payment of Fifty dollars ($50.00). Checks should be made payable to Environmental Resolutions Inc. The payment for contract documents is non-refundable. If contract documents are to be mailed, there is an additional $10.00 fee for postage.

Proposals must be made on the standard Proposal Form, in the manner designated therein and required by the Specification. The Contractor shall provide three (3) copies of their bid package. The proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder and the contract description on the outside, and addressed to: Mr. Brandon Umba, Lumberton Township, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048.

Each bid must be accompanied by the documents listed on the Bid Document Submission Checklist and a proposal guarantee in the form of a certified check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Total Price Bid in the proposal; except that when the Total Price Bid is $200,000.00 or more, the amount of the proposal guarantee shall be $20,000.00. In no case shall the guarantee be less than $500.00.  The proposal guarantee must be in the form of a bid bond, or certified check, or cashier’s check or a combination thereof, and must be drawn to the order of Lumberton Township, and must be delivered at the place and by the hour above-named.  Proposals received after the designated time shall be deemed unresponsive and shall not be opened.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq and N.J.A.C. 17:27.

The Township of Lumberton reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any insignificant defect or informality in any bid should it be in the interest of the Township to do so.

SOLAR REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

To:       Lumberton Township Committee

From:   Solar Review Committee

Date:    Friday, July 6, 2018

RE:       Solar Report and Recommendation of Award

Background:   Notice to Vendors was made via publication on March 30, 2018 to receive Request for Proposals for a solar project that would provide options to Lumberton Township is develop a solar project or projects with the primary goal of reduced rate electricity.  Secondary goals include land lease alternatives and providing solar power street lighting along municipal drive.  The project was advertised as a competitive contracting proposal process pursuant to guidance provided in New Jersey Statutes, N.J.S.A. § 40A:11-4.1 et seq.,  and Local Finance Notices 2009-9, -10 and -11.   The complete Request for Proposals package is attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein.  The RFP permitted the use of lands at the closed municipal landfill as well as the Township’s facilities along municipal drive as space to provide opportunities for solar initiatives.  The RFP was open to an award to multiple vendor each of whom was directed to maximize use of available lands and supply as much solar energy power as each was capable of generating at the lowest possible rate to the Township in the proposal.  The specification required no municipal start-up costs for this project.

            A pre-submission meeting was held on site on April 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting included a description of the project, a question and answer session with Township representatives and a site tour were conducted.  The meeting was conducted by Environmental Resolutions, Inc. and Township Administrator Brandon Umba on behalf of the Township. 

            Potential vendors had until April 20, 2018 to raise questions concerning the proposal guidelines.  No potential vendors submitted questions.

            The Township granted an extension for the submission date to supply each vendor with additional power usage figures.   

RFP Opening. At the time and place for receiving proposals, two bids were received.  The vendors were:

  1. Solar Sense
  2. Advanced Solar Products

Please note, the second vendor’s submission was rejected for arriving approximately one hour late.

Committee evaluations.  The review committee each individually scored the remaining submission.  This submission only proposed a land lease option for the landfill site and did not propose to sell electricity to the Township at a reduced price.

Recommendation.  The review committee evaluated the Solar Sense proposal and determined that the overall economic benefit to the municipality is $985,613 over fifteen years ($61,230/year) for a straight lease purchase of the landfill lands to construct a solar field.  This project would not affect the municipal buildings and would allow the Township to re-advertise for a solar project at the municipal.  The review committee recommends that the second project be advertised solely as a power purchase agreement and that one of the requirements of the vendor would be to install appropriate lighting along municipal drive.  The review committee recommends that this secondary project be advertised after the completion of the new emergency services building so that the rooftop may also be considered for solar paneling.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Municipal Court Administrator

Lumberton Township, Burlington County, is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of municipal court administrator.  Candidate must have experience in all aspects of court administration, including case flow management, monitoring daily, weekly and monthly reports, maintaining and reconciling the court’s two financial accounts; preparing evaluation reports, drafting correspondence and excellent customer service skills. Candidate must operate at all times in compliance with the New Jersey Rules of Court, Supreme Court Directives, laws and established policies and procedures governing the operation of the Municipal Courts. Candidate must have experience with all computer programs and applications pertaining to municipal courts including but not limited to ATS/ACS, MACS, Page Center, Reports on Demand and eCDR. Candidate must have knowledge and experience with Criminal Justice Reform.   In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, candidate will be responsible for answering queries from the public, employees and defendants; providing information and guidance to attorneys, defendants and community organizations; assisting defendants with technical and procedural guidance, as well as all related duties as required.  Applicants must be accredited as set forth in Rule 1:41-3, if not already certified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:12-11, et al.  The hiring process will comply with Rule 1:34-3, adopted September 13, 2011. Resumes can be emailed to Brandon E. Umba, Township Administrator at bumba@lumbertontwp.com. This position is an immediate fill and will remain advertised until the position is filled. 

PUBLIC WORKS TEMPORARY ENTRANCE

DUE TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING THE PREVIOUS ENTRANCE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS YARD IS CLOSED

YOU MAY ENTER THE PUBLIC WORKS YARD BY THE TEMPORARY ENTRANCE LOCATED NEXT TO THE EMS BUILDING ALSO ON MUNICIPAL DRIVE

ELECTION POLLING PLACES

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01 – Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Dr., Court Room

02 – Bobby’s Run School, 32 Dimsdale Dr., PAC

03 – Bobby’s Run School, 32 Dimsdale Dr., PAC

04 – Lumberton Fire House, 561 Main St., Bay Area

05 – Lumberton Fire House, 561 Main St., Bay Area

06 – Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Dr., Community Room

07 – Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Dr., Court Room

08 – Municipal Building,  35 Municipal Dr., Court Room

09 – Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Dr., Community Room

10 –  Lumberton Fire House, 561 Main St., Bay Area

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.

                Here are the Students’ Names and the Positions they held:

Roles

Student

Township Official

Mayor

Griffin Gaughan

Mike Mansdoerfer

Deputy Mayor

Stephanie Kraska

Kristin Januseski

Committee member 1

Rohan Patel

Sean Earlen

Committee member 2

Anjali Darji

Jim Dwyer

Committee member 3

Joelle Darragh

Jim Conway

Twp. Administrator

James Humphreys

Brandon Umba

Police Chief

Scotty Allen

Anthony DiLoreto

Township Clerk

Stephanie Pallante

Debra Shaw-Blemings

Township Solicitor

Ian Phillips

George Morris of Parker McCay

Police Lt. / Office Emergency Mgmt.

Sean Powell

Lt. Ed Begolly

Police Lt. Patrol

Jackson Beairsto

Lt. Nicholas Peditto

Chief Financial Officer

JT Mozes

Robin Sarlo

 

LUMBERTON SWEARS IN ANOTHER NEW OFFICER

LUMBERTON SWEARS IN ANOTHER NEW 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.

LUMBERTON LOWERS TAXES FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

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

Click link below to view documents:

2018 Lumberton Township Budget Document 

For the Second Year in a Row Lumberton Township Introduces Township’s Budget with a Tax Cut

February 27, 2018 – Lumberton Township – Tuesday evening, the Lumberton Township Committee introduced its 2018 Municipal Budget, which lowers the Local Tax Levy by 1.7% or roughly 1/2 penny for every $100 of assessed value.  This represents a local tax rate decrease from last year’s 0.411 to this year’s 0.406 or more simply a roughly $16 savings to the average assessed home of $299,734.00. The amount to be raised in taxes through this budget equates to an overall reduction of $95,997.44, taking the total tax levy from $5,690,279.02 in 2017 to $5,594,281.58 for 2018.  In all, the entire budget appropriations for the 2018 Budget is $8,750,904, which is $37,032 less than the $8,787,936 appropriated in the last year’s 2017 Adopted Budget.

“We are extremely proud to introduce this year’s budget, which reduces the burden on our local taxpayers again for a second year in a row while maintaining all of our core Township Services, including staffing our Police Department at its increased level of 21 Sworn Officers,” stated Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer.  “I would like to congratulate the Township Committee, all of our Municipal Staff, especially our Township Administrator Brandon Umba, who have worked tirelessly to implement this tax cutting municipal budget”, added Mayor Mansdoerfer.

“Since the national economic downturn, our Township has made strides to stabilize our Municipal Budget to ensure minimal impact on our residents, while maintaining all core municipal services at levels expected by our taxpayers,” stated Mayor Mansdoerfer, liaison to the Township’s Finance Department.  “In that time the Township has been able to consistently decrease our total annual budget to the tune of $1,644,931 during the last 10 years (2008 Budget = $10,395,835 and the 2018 Budget = $8,750,904) and this year’s budget culminates all of our past efforts by providing local tax relief to our residents for the second year in a row,” explained Mayor Mansdoerfer.

“When I joined the Township Committee last year, my goal first and foremost was to provide tax relief to our residents and even though we as Township Committee Members do not control the School or County budgets, we do our very best to ensure that our local tax rate provides relief to our taxpayers,” added Deputy Mayor Kristin Januseski, who also is a liaison to the Township’s Finance Department. “Additionally, even while providing a tax decrease for a second year in a row, our Administration through its fiscal practices increased our Township’s surplus to $2,920,454. 27,” stated Deputy Mayor Januseski.  “Having the fiscal minds like Mayor Mansdoerfer and Administrator Umba leading our finance team is such a hidden asset for our residents and taxpayers.  They drill down on every penny and have developed sound financial planning for Lumberton for years to come,” she concluded.

In addition to introducing the Township’s 2018 Municipal Budget at the February 27, 2018 meeting, the Township Committee also adopted a capital ordinance to authorize $400,000 toward an addition to the new Emergency Services Building.  This addition is needed due to the very recent increase in volunteer members to the Township’s Emergency Squad and Fire Department. Since the Township has been able to build up its net surplus to close to $3 million, the Township Committee made the decision to add this addition now in order to meet the needs of our volunteer first responders without burdening any of our Township’s taxpayers.

“The fact that we have been able to provide our residents with a tax cut for a second year in a row, while funding construction of a new Public Safety Building and provide for a much needed addition to this new building due to the significant increase in our volunteer first responders, is a true testament to hard work of our Township Committee and staff,” explained Committeeman Jim Conway.  “Through our efforts a number of commercial and residential projects within the Township are in the mix and it is because of our fiscal responsibility as a governing body that these developers find Lumberton Township attractive,” added Committeeman Conway.  “As we continue to build on our successes, I know that Lumberton’s future is a bright one, because our local leaders are setting a blue print for a community that is affordable, and a great place to live, work and raise a family,” concluded Committeeman Conway.

 Lumberton Township has set its Budget Adoption hearing for 7:30pm on Tuesday evening March 27, 2018 at the Lumberton Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048.  Residents are encouraged to attend. 

Click below to view documents:

2018 Budget – Introduction

2018 Budget Summary

Lumberton Township Nixle

Contact 911 for

Emergency Services

 


2018 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

          in the Municipal Court Room,             35 Municipal Drive @ 7:30PM

January 23 February 13 & 27
March 13 & 27 April 10& 24
May 8 & 22 June 26
July 24 August 28
September 11 & 25 October 9 & 23
November 20 December 4 & 18

 


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