TOWNSHIP OF MEDFORD
Township of Medford
Medford Township Council
Please take notice that the Medford Township Council will be holding a Special Meeting on March 1, 2014 and March 8, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. for a budget workshop. The meetings will be held at the Public Safety Building Court Room, 91 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055. Action may or may not be taken.
Katherine E. Burger
ROUTE 70 CORRIDOR GROWTH STUDY
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Medford Council Seeking Residents to Fill Vacancies on Medford Township Boards & Commissions
The Medford Township Council is extending an open invitation to residents interested in serving on the Township’s Zoning Board, the Neighborhood Services Advisory Committee and the Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee to fill unexpired terms due to vacancies created by resignations.
Residents interested in an appointment to these vacancies shall complete the Application for Appointment to Citizen Advisory Boards or in the Medford Municipal Building at 17 North Main Street. This completed application, along with a brief cover letter and/or statement of qualifications to serve, must be submitted to the attention of Beth Portocalis, Manager’s Office, 17 North Main Street, Medford, New Jersey or by e-mail to email@example.com. Applications should be received no later than March 7, 2014.
Residents who submitted applications for 2014 appointments who wish to be considered for these vacancies should confirm their interest by contacting Ms. Portocalis via regular mail or e-mail with a brief note of interest and qualifications.
For more information or to request an application be mailed, please contact Ms. Portocalis at 609-654-2608 x338.
Dog licenses will now be charged a late fee. The license may be purchased at the Medford Township Office,
17 North Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to
4:30 PM. Dog license fees are $27.00 plus an additional $3.00 for any dog that has not been spayed or neutered. Proof of rabies vaccination is required and must be valid until November 2014 in order to acquire a 2014 dog license. Licensing may also be completed by mail.
Call 609-654-2608 x 328 or 334 for information.
SAFE AND PROPER USE OF WOODSTOVES
AND FIREPLACES IN COLD WEATHER MONTHS
NJDEP Press Release - Deer Alert
THE TAX SALE IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18, 2014
THE TAX SALE PROCESS BEGINS JANUARY 27, 2014
(ADDITIONAL FEES WILL ACCRUE)
ALL PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2013
FOR 2013 CHARGES
MUST BE CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT BANK ON LINE CHECKS
(BANK ON LINE CHECKS ARE NOT GUARANTEED FUNDS)
For a list of Tax Sale Properties go to www.medfordtaxsale.com
ATTENTION MEDFORD RESIDENTS
Bulk Collection must be scheduled by Monday 12:00 noon prior to the Wednesday of your pick up week. To schedule please e-mail BulkPickup@medfordtownship.com or call Judy Scherf at 609-654-2608 ext. 322. There are restrictions such as no construction debris, appliances, no metals, no bags of trash for any other information please call.
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FALL 2013 LEAF COLLECTION
Leaf Collection began in Zone 5 on January 13th. Zone 5
Courtesy signs will be placed in each zone in advance of the start of pick-up in each Zone. Progress updates will also be sent out via the NIXLE notification system. Residents are strongly encouraged to register for e-mails and/or text messages for these and other public safety notifications at www.NIXLE.com.
To see your what zone you are in:
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5
The Township administration reminds residents of the requirements for leaf collection as included in the Medford Solid Waste Ordinance (82-4D) and the NJ State Stormwater Management Regulations. Major provisions in Ordinance 82-4 are as follows:
(1) Leaves can be placed curbside now. Any leaves placed curbside after the Township has picked-up in a Zone will be the sole responsibility of the homeowner to remove. For those residents scheduled for a later pick-up, Township officials remind you that leaves left out too soon could create a fire hazard.
(2) Leaves must not be placed within ten (10) feet from any storm sewer.
(3) Leaves must be piled away from the curb or edge of the property to allow for water runoff during storms, but not be placed any further than six (6) feet from the edge of the roadway. At no time should leaves be placed in the roadway. This will help alleviate traffic and pedestrian/bike hazards.
(4) Any leaves generated by professional landscapers, contractors, or anyone hired by a homeowner, must be removed by same.
In the past, the Township has encountered delays with leaf collection due to non-compliance with Township requirements, which impacts the Public Works Department’s ability to deliver prompt and efficient service. Residents that do not follow the above procedures are reminded that leaves will not be picked up. The full provisions of Ordinance 82-D can be found on the Medford website utilizing the "Council and Administration link" to Administrative Codes.
In a continuing effort to service residents wishing to dispose of leaves, the Medford Township Public Works Garage/Yard/Dump. Located at 2 Commonwealth Drive, will accept leaves daily from 7 am until 1 pm. Residents must provide proof of residency to gain access to the drop-off point. Absolutely no contractors will be permitted to drop off any items. Residents arriving at the drop-off area in a commercial vehicle will be asked to sign a form stating that all materials are from their personal residence and not commercially generated items.
Residents may also contact the Department of Public Works at 609-654-2608 x322 for additional information.
New Affordable Housing Units in Heritage
Please click here for the flyer and pre-application
THE GARAGE WILL BE OPEN THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 7AM TO 12 NOON.
Saturday Dates are: January 18, February 15, March 15, *April 26, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18,
November 15, December 20
THE GARAGE WILL BE OPEN EVERY TUESDAY FROM 7:30AM - 11:30 AM AND
EVERY THURSDAY FROM 11:30AM - 3:00PM
TELEVISIONS & COMPUTERS MUST BE TAKEN TO THE GARAGE. THE STATE HAS BANNED THEM FROM THE LANDFILLS.
BEST PRACTICES WORKSHEET
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE
This institute is a forum for interested residents to learn about their local government.
Click here for more info and here for an application. Forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed 609-714-1790, mailed or hand delivered.
Would you like to invite the Mayor, Council or Council Member to an event? Please email email@example.com or submit this form.
TASK FORCE PRESENTATION
Please note that under Chapter 71-10 of the Medford Township Code (Fees Under Chapter 121, Sewers and Water)
"Senior citizen(s) and/or a permanently and totally disabled person(s) shall mean a Township of Medford property owner who qualifies in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq. for a senior citizen and/or a permanently and totally disabled person property tax deduction."
Residents may inquire with the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor's office to determine if they qualify.
Medford Taxes Sent to the State of NJ
Water & Sewer Study
Information on Grill Safety
Information on Wildfire Insurance
All budget related materials has moved to the finance page.
Click here to see the amount you owe for taxes or water/sewer.
ATTENTION HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
The Township is in the process of updating its HOA contact database. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your respective Association point of contact information. Please include name, address, day & evening telephone numbers and e-mail address. Thank you.
Medford Community Design and Sustainability Master Plan Element and photos.
REMINDER TO ALL DOG OWNERS
In order for everyone to safely enjoy our parks, open spaces, and walking trails, Township officials would like to offer a reminder that, per Chapter 66 of the Medford Township Administrative Code, dogs must be kept on a leash. The only exception is the identified off-leash area in Freedom Park known as Duke’s Dog Run.
Also, dog owners are required under this same Ordinance to remove their pet’s waste by placing it in a suitable bag and depositing it in a trash receptacle. For your convenience, pet waste bag dispensers are located in our parks. Pet waste is not only offensive, but it can pollute waters, as it is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it into our lakes and streams.
We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
BURLINGTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS SEPTIC SYSTEM OWNER'S MAINTENANCE MANUAL
In accordance with NJAC 7:9A, the Burlington County Health department is required to provide and owner's manual to residents with septic systems every three years. To view this manual click on the following link www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/owm_home.htm
MEDFORD RETURNING VETERANS COMMITTEE
Medford Township has recently chartered the Medford Returning Veterans Committee. The mission of the committee is to welcome back returning modern war veterans, to the local Medford area community, and to sponsor homecoming events, that celebrate and honor the service.
The committee is asking for help from the Medford community. Anyone who is aware of a returning Veteran can contact the committee by calling 609-654-2608 x338, or by email at email@example.com