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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 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.

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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.

Click below to view documents:

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.

Click below for bid specifications:

Attachments

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 .

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

SACRED HEART CYO

2018 Recreation Season Registration visit:

www.sacredheartbaseball.com 

www.sacredheartsoftball.com

or     email   shyco.Board@gmail.com

Ages:  Baseball:  5-12 (Age as of 4/30/2018)

Softball:  5-14 (Age as of 12/31/2018)

Eligibility:  Residents of Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Mount Holly, Westampton (girls residing in Burlington & Pemberton also eligible)

SACRED HEART CYO is not sponsored by Hainesport, Lumberton, Eastampton, Westampton or Mount Holly schools or municipal recreation departments.

 

The Following Is An Update Letter From Mayor Earlen & The Township Committee Regarding The Mt. Holly MUA

Friends and Neighbors, 

Earlier this year, I wrote to you on behalf of the Township Committee in response to the many complaints we received from Lumberton residents regarding the 40% increases in the Mount Holly Municipal Utilities Authority’s (MUA) sewer bills over the past three years.  At that time, we pledged to work to address the unfair billing rates charged by the MUA and the absence of any Lumberton representation on the MUA board.  We appreciate the overwhelming support you have expressed for our efforts to fight for what is fair for Lumberton residents.   I am writing to give an update on these efforts.

As you may recall, the Township Committee has raised three issues with the MUA, beginning with the decision to increase Lumberton’s residential and commercial sewer rates by more than 40% since 2013.  Second, Lumberton residents do not share the same “host town” benefits that Mount Holly residents enjoy, even though the MUA’s sewer processing facility is physically constructed in Lumberton Township.  Mount Holly residents enjoy sewer rate and connection fee discounts of 25% below the rates paid by Lumberton residents.  Third, although Lumberton is the largest town that the MUA serves, our township has never been represented on the MUA Board and therefore, we believe that our concerns are not being appropriately or adequately represented.  The MUA Board is currently comprised of individuals appointed by the Mount Holly Township Council only, including several Mount Holly Council members.  As such, it is little surprise that Mount Holly residents enjoy such generous discounts at the expense of Lumberton taxpayers.  Lumberton Township has been fighting to receive the same “host town” sewer rate reduction as Mount Holly residents, along with two seats on the MUA Board so that Lumberton’s rights are properly represented.  

Sadly, we have had to resort to hiring a special counsel and filing numerous Open Public Records Act requests in order to gain answers to the concerns raised by our residents.  The documents reveal that Mount Holly Township consistently uses the Mount Holly MUA to fund the municipal budget.  That means the exorbitant fees paid by Lumberton residents are being used to fund Mount Holly Township.  Over the last several months, we have also learned the following about the MUA.

  • In addition to charging Mount Holly residents and businesses lower rates, the Mount Holly MUA Board makes a yearly payment of $365,150 to the Township of Mount Holly as a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT).  In fact, in 2013, two months after the MUA voted to raise Lumberton’s rates, the Board passed Resolution 2013-67, which amended its budget to increase that PILOT amount from $240,150 to the current $365,150.00.  When asked how the MUA will fund this increase, the Deputy Director of Finance stated (as recorded in the minutes of August 8, 2013), “the recent rate increase will cover the additional appropriations.” To put this in perspective, the Mount Holly Town Council appoints its own members to the Mount Holly MUA, who in turn send hundreds of thousands of Lumberton ratepayers’ dollars back to the Mount Holly Council for their budget. This is just wrong and unjust to the hard working residents of Lumberton.
  • In what we believe to be a hollow attempt to satisfy one of our complaints, the Mount Holly Township Council, without any consultation with the Lumberton Township Committee, appointed one Lumberton resident to the MUA Board. It is our opinion that this is a callous act to give the appearance of openness and cooperation when in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. This new Board member has not contacted any member of our Township Committee, nor Township administration to discuss your complaints or what is right and just for Lumberton’s ratepayers. 
  • Now, to our amazement and disgust, this week the Mount Holly MUA notified Lumberton Township that it is increasing sewer connection fees AGAIN. Already amongst the highest in the Burlington County, this additional increase in connection fees presents an even greater barrier to growth for Lumberton businesses and developers, putting Lumberton at a disadvantage compared to its Mount Holly neighbors. 

 We began this effort to ensure that Lumberton’s residents and businesses receive fair treatment and relief in their billing and connection fees, and open and honest representation on the MUA Board.  Now, we also believe that the MUA owes Lumberton ratepayers an explanation as to why it cannot be afforded the same benefits that Mount Holly residents enjoy and why the Mount Holly MUA is balancing the Mount Holly Township budget on the backs of Lumberton residents.

Why is it that the Mount Holly MUA’s rates are so much higher than others in the region?  What makes it so much more expensive to process sewage in Mount Holly than elsewhere in Burlington County? Please be assured that the Lumberton Township Committee intends to find out why and will continue to fight for Lumberton’s residents and businesses.  We ask for your continued support in this cause as we work to keep pressure on the members of the MUA Board to do what’s right.  To voice your concerns, contact the Mount Holly MUA at info@mhmua.com or by calling 609-267-0015

Sincerely,

Sean W. Earlen

Mayor

searlen@lumbertontwp.com

Letter to Lumberton Residents Regarding MUA Update 5-25-17

Letter to Lumberton Residents Regarding MUA Response 2-10-2017

November 22 2016 Township Letter to the Mt. Holly MUA

July 1 2016 Township Letter to the Mt. Holly MUA