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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.

Starbucks Officially Opens in Lumberton

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.”

 

Township Committee Dedicates September 11, 2001 Memorial

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.

 

BID SUMMARY

Date:            July 12, 2019

Re:                PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE SALE 

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2019 at 3:00PM, Lumberton Township received one (1) bid for the Plenary Retail Consumption License from R C May, LLC who was determined to be a qualified bidder on July 11, 2019. The sealed monetary bid envelope included in the bid packet submitted will be opened on July 18, 2019 at 10AM as stated in the “Conditions of the Sale” in the bid specifications.   

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCES PENDING ADOPTION AFTER PUBLIC HEARING AT TWP COMMITTEE MEETING ON JULY 25, 2019

(Click on Ordinance # to view the document)

#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-2019-09   ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN AMENDED REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON AND LUMBERTON URBAN RENEWAL, LLC

#O-2019-10   ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 51 OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT OF POLICE OFFICERS

#O-2019-11   ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE WAIVING OF CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT FEES FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FLOOD EVENTS

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

Don’t forget you can download the Recycling Coach App to your mobile device for calendars, news and more! 

 

 Volunteers who wish to help out in Lumberton or any of the surrounding communities affected by the flooding may contact HELPNJNOW.ORG to learn how their talents can best be used. 

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FLOOD VICTIM ASSISTANCE

NJ211 has partnered with the County and Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) to provide relief assistance to those affected by last week’s flooding. For info and to request help, call 2-1-1 or click icon above to visit the web page

Also, click below for helpful info on returning to your home after it’s been flooded!  

AFTER THE FLOOD FACTS

 

MULCH IS AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS YARD

Weekdays @ 7:00AM to 2:30PM    ~OR~

1st & 3rd Saturday of month @ 7:30AM to 1:30PM

 

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.

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 

 


2019 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

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

January 3 & 24 February 14 & 28
March 14 & 28 April 11 & 25
May 9 & 23 June 27
July 25 August 22
September 5 & 26 October 10 & 24
November 14 December 5 & 19

 

2019 Municipal Holiday closures:

  Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day 

  Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Day   

  Feb 18 - Presidents' Day 

  Apr. 19 - Good Friday

  May 27 - Memorial Day

  July 4 - Independence Day

  Sept. 2 - Labor Day   

  Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

  Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday  

  Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday   

  Dec. 24 - Christmas Holiday

  Dec. 25 - Christmas Holiday


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