Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 20 – June 2, 2019
Law enforcement officers from the Lumberton Township Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
Beginning May 20 and running through June 2, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.
“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for motor vehicle occupants to protect themselves on the road,” said Eric Heitmann, Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “Crash statistics show that between 2013 and 2017, seat belt use saved nearly 69,000 lives nationally.”
In New Jersey, a key focus of this year’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign is to promote seat belt usage by adults in all seating positions in the vehicle, both front AND rear seats. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 94.47%. However, adults riding in rear seats are buckling up at a significantly lower rate, only 48% according to a recent survey.
“For whatever reason there seems to be a disconnect with people feeling they don’t need to buckle up when riding as passengers in rear seats, and this is a concern,” Heitmann said. “By promoting back seat usage of seat belts during our “Click It or Ticket” campaign, we’re encouraging passenger habits that will save lives.”
During the 2018 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 357 New Jersey police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 19,659 seat belt citations, 4,437 speeding summonses and made 661 impaired driving arrests.
Spring Leaf Collection
Effective May 13th, all leaves must be bagged, left at curbside & will be collected on your regularly scheduled trash pick-up day
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
Weekdays @ 7:00AM to 2:30PM ~OR~
1st & 3rd Saturday of month @ 7:30AM to 1:30PM
2019 ELECTION POLLING PLACES BY DISTRICT
Please note that District 4, 5 and 10 have been relocated to the new Emergency Service Building
# – Location, address:
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 – Emergency Services Building, 34 Municipal Dr., Meeting Room
05 – Emergency Services Building, 34 Municipal Dr., Meeting Room
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 – Emergency Services Building, 34 Municipal Dr., Meeting Room
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.