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 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

Free Mulch Available - The Public Works Department has mulch available for Lumberton Township residents only. It is piled next to the waste oil shed in the parking lot directly across the street from the  Municipal Complex.   There is NO topsoil or compost available.

Introduced Ordinances – Public Hearing on April 24, 2018

ORDINANCE # 2018-05   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 265 OF THE LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP CODE ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE ENTITLED “RESIDENTIAL PARKING ONLY”

Notice is hereby given that the aforesaid ordinance was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, held April 10, 2018. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said Township Committee to be held in the Lumberton Township Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, New Jersey, on April 24, 2018, beginning at 7:30PM. During the week  prior to, up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said ordinance will be made available at the Township Clerk’s Office in said Municipal Building to members of the general public who shall request the same.

 

ORDINANCE # 2018-07   AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF BLOCK 45, LOT 1.18

Notice is hereby given that the aforesaid ordinance was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, held April 10, 2018. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said Township Committee to be held in the Lumberton Township Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, New Jersey, on April 24, 2018, beginning at 7:30PM. During the week  prior to, up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said ordinance will be made available at the Township Clerk’s Office in said Municipal Building to members of the general public who shall request the same.

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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 

News Release by Lumberton Township Police Department:

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay. to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2018

LUMBERTON – Law enforcement officers from the Lumberton Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

“Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”

In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 52 percent of the state’s crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed).

The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

 

 

 

RESCHEDULED FAIRNESS HEARING ON PROPOSED MOUNT LAUREL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON DOCKET NO. BUR-L-407-14 (MOUNT LAUREL)

 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FAIRNESS HEARING ON PROPOSED MOUNT LAUREL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT INVOLVING THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON, COUNTY OF BURLINGTON

 NOTICE IS HEREBY PROVIDED that the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. previously scheduled a Mount Laurel Fairness Hearing in the matter encaptioned In the Matter of the Application of the Township of Lumberton, Docket No. BUR-L-407-14 (Mount Laurel) to review a Settlement Agreement between the Township of Lumberton and Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) for March 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Notice of the Hearing was published, posted and mailed during the first week of February.  All comments or objections to the Settlement Agreement were directed to be filed by March 11, 2018.  No comments or objections were received by this judicially-established deadline.  However, all New Jersey government offices (including the courts) were closed by government directive on March 21, 2018 because of the snowstorm that occurred on that date and the Lumberton Fairness Hearing did not take place.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that Judge Bookbinder has rescheduled the Fairness Hearing for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in his 7th floor Court Room in the Burlington County Courts Facility, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 and all interested party are invited to attend and be heard even though the deadline for filing written comments or objections expired on March 11, 2018.

The Settlement Agreement is on file with the Municipal Clerk of the Township at the Lumberton Township Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, New Jersey 08048, and is available for public inspection and photocopying during normal business hours.    

 This Notice is intended to inform interested parties of the Settlement Agreement and let them know that they will have an opportunity to offer comments and/or objections on the Agreement and the Third Round Compliance Plan Summary that is attached thereto to the Court before it decides whether or not to approve the Agreement and the Compliance Plan Summary.  It does not indicate any view by the Court as to the fairness of the Agreement or the adequacy of the Third Round Compliance Plan Summary.

Ronald C. Morgan, Esquire, Parker McCay P.A., 9000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300, P.O. Box 5054, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5054 (856-985-4010)

Affordable Housing Attorney, Township of Lumberton

 

Bid Opportunity – POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (Solar)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the New Jersey Public Contracts Law, Competitive Proposal Process, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1 through 4.5 and Local Finance Notice 2009-10 issued June 12, 2009, sealed proposals will be received by the Municipal Clerk of Township of Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey for a POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT opened and read in public at the Township of Lumberton, Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, on MAY 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM prevailing time. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held APRIL 9, 2018, 10:00 AM, in the Municipal Court Room.

Proposal Specifications and Instructions may be inspected and obtained from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday in the Township Clerk’s Office, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton. Potential vendors will be furnished with a copy of the Specifications by request.

Proposals must be made on the standard forms in the manner designated in the Specifications, must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the Vendor, and the name of the work on the outside; addressed to Municipal Clerk of the Township of Lumberton, Township of Lumberton.

The award of the contract for this project is contingent upon the availability of funds. However, it is expected that no outlay of municipal funds will be required for all start-up costs.

The right is also reserved to reject any or all proposals or to waive any informalities where such informality is not detrimental to the best interest of Township of Lumberton.

The successful vendor shall be required to comply with the following:

  1. Affirmative Action requirements (P.L. 1975, C.127, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et. seq.).
  2. The provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et. seq).
  3. Anti-Kickback Regulations under Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934, known as the Copeland Act.
  4. Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (N.J.S.A. 34:5A-1).
  5. The proposal must be accompanied by a list of names and addresses of all stockholders owning 10% or more of the stock in accordance with the provisions of the Public Disclosure Law (P.L. 1988, C.33, N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2).
  6. Business Registration Act Registration
  7. Public Contractors Registration Act
  8. Addendum Acknowledgement
  9. Provide proof that the Vendor is a Board of Public Utilities Approved Solar Vendor.

BY ORDER OF the Township Committee, Township of Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey.

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Attachments

Upcoming Township Organization Events

Lumberton Historical Society Flower and Bake Sale – May 12, 2018 at the Gaun Community Center, 602 Main Street from 10:00am to 3:00pm

 

New Jersey American Water Main Flushing 5/14/2018 to 6/2/2018

New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning

Water main flushing begins in Lumberton Township on May 14th through June 2nd

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 5, 2018) – This spring and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform its annual cleaning of the water distribution system to help ensure that customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Beginning this week, New Jersey American Water will begin annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built up in the pipe’s inner walls.

Flushing the water mains involves loosening sediment by pumping a high velocity of water into the pipes then out through open fire hydrants. The service areas that will be impacted and dates when flushing begins are posted at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts.

While water mains are being cleaned, it is common for customers to notice short periods of low water pressure or discolored water. If customers experience temporary water discoloration, New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until it is clear. The following steps are also encouraged:

  • Draw water for cooking prior to the flushing period
  • Store a large bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking
  • Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher
  • If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check faucet screens for trapped particles.

In addition to viewing the schedule on the company’s website, customers also have the option to be updated on the local flushing schedule via phone call, text or email by enrolling in New Jersey American Water’s CodeRED customer notification system at www.amwater.com/myaccount.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com .

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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