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Due to the recent storms, there is has been an increase of requests for brush pickup. 

Crews are working overtime to have brush picked up.

Please be patient. The public works crew will get to it.

Thank you.

Primary Election July 7th – Important Information

JULY 7 PRIMARY ELECTION

  • In direct response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in accordance to Executive Order 144 the 2020 Primary election will be held on July 7, 2020
  • Election will primarily be VOTE-BY-MAIL
  • If you go to a polling location you will ONLY be allowed to do a PROVISIONAL BALLOT
  • All voters will receive a vote by mail ballot and return postage paid envelope
  • All active Republicans and Democrats will receive a vote by mail ballot and return postage paid envelope
  • All Unaffiliated and Inactive voters will receive a vote by mail application and return postage paid envelope
  • Ballots CANNOT be returned to polling locations
  • ONLY VOTERS WITH DISABLITIES preventing them from voting using a paper ballot will be able to vote on ADA-accessible machines at polling location
  • The only polling location will be Southampton Township Municipal Building

Message from Mayor Mikulski – June 9, 2020

Fellow Southampton Residents:

Happy Tuesday everyone.  On behalf of the Township Committee, Ms. Hoffman our Administrator, and all Township Employees, I wanted to update you on a few things impacting the Township.  We hope this message finds you and your families healthy and well.

  1. Fireworks – we all enjoy our long tradition of Fireworks and this year is no exception.  The Fireworks are scheduled for July 11th.  As of now, the Governor has not stated that Municipalities will be allowed to have Fireworks shows (based upon the Executive Order limiting the number of people that can gather), but we are continuing to plan for the Fireworks to go on as scheduled with the hope that the State will continue to open.  More information to follow over the next several weeks.
  2. Memorial Day Parade – thank you to those who participated and watched the limited Memorial Day parade/ceremonies.  While we were unable to celebrate as we have in the past, we held solemn ceremonies and continued the long tradition of a Township parade.
  3. The COVID numbers in the County continue to decrease.  As a reminder, you can find statistics on the impact upon Burlington County at:  https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1271.  As of today, the number of positive tests attributed to the Township are at approximately 0.6% of residents, with 63 confirmed positive tests.  Our condolences to the families who have lost loved ones to the virus.
  4. Brush pick-up – the Township is aware of the accumulation of brush throughout the Township and we have initiated efforts to have it picked up.  As a reminder, when placing brush near the street, please line up the branches in the same direction.  The Township website has a self-service link where you can request brush pick up.  It can be found at:  http://www.southamptonnj.org/contact/self-service/.  Thank you for your continuing patience.  The Spring storms and COVID-related responsibilities that have needed immediate attention (along with more people working from home and increasing the “spring cleaning”) has allowed a greater accumulation of brush than in past years.  Our terrific public works staff will get caught up on the brush in the coming weeks.
  5. Trash pick-up – as a reminder, for the protection of our public works staff, please ensure all of your trash is placed in bags.
  6. Finally, as we continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 virus and the impact of the limitations on gathering, please check on any neighbors and friends who might be in need of assistance.  If you know of someone in need, please feel free to drop a note to the Township via the website or through email.

Stay safe!

Mike Mikulski, Mayor

Message from Mayor Mikulski – May 22, 2020

Fellow Southampton Residents:

Happy Friday afternoon as we approach the “unofficial” start of summer with Memorial Day Weekend.  On behalf of the Township Committee, Ms. Hoffman and all of our Township employees, we hope this finds you healthy and well.  We have a few things to put out, information-wise, today:

1.       Memorial Day Parade – as you know, we in Southampton have a long tradition of honoring our Country and our fallen Servicemen and Servicewomen who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great nation.  Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us, and all other Municipalities in New Jersey to alter our longstanding traditions surrounding Memorial Day.  However, Southampton has the longest consecutive Memorial Day parade in New Jersey, a tradition that did not waver during World War I or World War II or any other national emergency, so we feel obligated to keep the tradition going.  Due to the restrictions imposed upon all of New Jersey, we will not have the traditional Memorial Day events, but we will honor America by maintaining the traditions as follows:

·         We will begin as we do every year with a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial at Harry Thompson field on Red Lion road at 8:00am.  A color guard will be present and Taps will be played.

·         From there, we will move to the Baptist Cemetery on Landing Street for a wreath ceremony.

·         The third wreath ceremony will be at the Methodist Cemetery in town

·         The fourth wreath ceremony will be at the Grange building on Main Street.

·         Following the ceremony at the Grange, the color guard and the Township Committee will parade from the Grange to the Memorial on North Main Street for the final wreath ceremony.  This will keep our tradition alive and allow us to honor Memorial Day once again.

·         If you live on Main Street and would like to honor the Flag as we make our way to the Memorial, please feel free to do so while maintaining appropriate social distancing.

2.       Outdoor gatherings – the State has altered the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25.  Social distancing restrictions remain.

 

3.       Overall the COVID-19 numbers are decreasing throughout Burlington County.  As a reminder, you can find statistics on the impact upon Burlington County at:  https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1271

4.       The Recycling yard and bulk trash “yard” will re-open on Saturday June 6th between 8am-noon.  It will then resume being open on the first and third Saturday of each month.

5.       Finally, on Tuesday, the Township Committee unanimously passed the 2020 Municipal budget.  We are very pleased to report that for the third consecutive year, the budget includes no increase for municipal taxes.  As most of you know, the portion of your tax dollars that comprise the Municipal tax is under 15%.  This tax rate was not increased.  Thank you to our employees for their continued diligence in working effectively and looking for ways to reduce expenses.

Again, best wishes for an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.  Stay safe.

Mike Mikulski, Mayor