Message from Mayor Mikulski – May 15, 2020

Fellow Southampton residents.

I again hope this update finds you and your family safe and well.  We have a few updates for you this week:

  1. Resource Recovery Complex (County Dump) – the Complex has re-opened to the public.  Hours of operation can be found on the Complex’ website:  http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/344/Solid-Waste
  2. Memorial Day – we know many residents are asking about the plans for Memorial Day.  An announcement will be posted on the Township’s website on Wednesday, May 20th.
  3. Beaches – as you likely heard, New Jersey beaches have opened.  Each municipality will establish its own rules on numbers allowed on the beaches, etc.  Check with the Shore-town Municipality for that information.
  4. We appreciate the continued compliance with social distancing for those enjoying the walking path and other Township properties.  Please continue to enjoy these areas safely.  The tennis courts are re-opened but again, please maintain social distancing when using the Courts.  The US Tennis Association recommends modified rule changes for safe play, including not changing sides and also using the racquet and your foot to pick up tennis balls instead of your hands.
  5. If you need to reach Township employees in the Municipal building, we suggest you call first and that way we can make sure the proper employees are available to provide assistance.  Thank you, again, for your patience.
  6. Finally, Burlington County has created a mobile app for COVID-19 and Board of Health updates.  Information can be found on the Township website.

Thank you again for looking out for each other and making sure the impact upon Southampton is as limited as possible.

Mike Mikulski

Mayor

New Swift App from Burlington County Health Department

The Burlington County Health Department (BCHD), announces the release of a new mobile app, which is free to download from the iPhone and Android app stores.

All Burlington County employees are requested to download the app and to share it with family, friends, and neighbors using this link: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a44608060

The app includes important news, alerts, and resources related to COVID-19 and testing sites, clinics and events, and health department programs and services.

Please also go to the Settings wheel to give the app a 5-star rating in the app store, which will help our app gain recognition.
Thank you!

Dr. Herbert Conaway, Director, Burlington County Health Department

Township Committee Meeting Notice for May 19, 2020

MEETING NOTICE

Pursuant to the Order of the Governor of the State of New Jersey, and specifically Executive Order 107, limiting social gatherings, this meeting of the Township Committee is limited to ten total people.  The meeting room will include three members of the Township Committee in person (others electronically), the Township Clerk/Administrator and the Township Solicitor electronically.  Seven members of the public may join the meeting on a first come-first serve basis.  No other persons will be permitted to attend or enter the building.

Regular Meeting 5:30 pm May 19, 2020

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Kathleen D. Hoffman, RMC

Township Administrator/Clerk

Southampton Township

5 Retreat Road

Southampton, NJ 08088

(609) 859-2676

 

Zoning Board Agenda – May 14, 2020

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REGULAR MEETING

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AGENDA

May 14, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M.

Call to order

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., as amended by A-3850 to permit meetings to be conducted electronically, and in consideration of Executive Orders issued by Governor Murphy directing that actions be taken to protect the public during the emergency caused by COVID-19, the Township of Southampton Zoning Board will conduct its May 14, 2020 meeting electronically, commencing at 7:30 P.M. The agenda and all related documents concerning any application to be considered by the Board are posted on the Township’s website www.southamptonnj.org. Official action may be taken by the Board on the Application submitted. No executive sessions will be conducted. If any members of the public are unable to access any of documentation related to any application to be considered by the Board through the Townships website please request through email directed to dschmied@southamptonnj.org or by calling 609-859-2786. Members of the public are welcome to participate in the meeting by calling: 1-646-558-8656 and then entering conference ID number: 87941955360 Password: 740007. Or by Zoom: URL link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87941955360?pwd=N3BuTEUwaUJLa3YvMGN3RXFkOWU3QT09

Meeting ID: 879 4195 5360            Password: 1RKrzt

Flag salute.

Roll call.

                              Present                Absent

_______               _______               Mr. Thomas Heller

                              _______               _______               Mr. Timothy Murphy

                              _______               _______               Mr. William Robbins

                              _______               _______               Mr. Lawrence Thomas

                              _______               _______               Mr. Patrick Kennedy

                              _______               _______               Mr. William Kelly

                              _______               _______               Chairman Stephen Zoltowski

                              _______               _______

                              _______               _______               Solicitor, Thomas Coleman

                              _______               _______               Planner, Edward Fox

                              _______               _______               Engineer, Rakesh Darji

                              _______               _______               Secretary, Denise Schmied

                              _______               _______

Reading of the Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

The notice requirements provided for in the “Open Public Meetings Act” have been satisfied. Notice of this meeting was properly given in the annual notice which was adopted by Southampton Township Zoning Board on January 9, 2020 filed with the Township Clerk and posted on the official bulletin board at the Township’s Municipal Building, filed with the Secretary of the Zoning Board and mailed to each person who has requested copies of the regular meeting schedule and who has pre-paid any charges fixed for such services. All mailings, postings and filings have been accomplished on January 10, 2020.

Adoption of the minutes of the March 13, 2020 meeting as presented prior to this meeting.

New Applications        

Stephen & Kathleen Carpenter

537 Ongs Hat Road

Block: 1701 Lot: 8

Bulk Variance

Resolutions:                        

                              No new resolutions

Discussion/Public Comment

Motion for adjournment

Denise Schmied
Zoning Board Secretary
5 Retreat Road
609-859-2786

Southampton Restaurants – Status

Most Southampton restaurants and food services business are open for take-out or pick-up service.  See the status for each restaurant below.

Beijing Restaurant (609) 859-0076 CLOSED

Evergreen Dairy Bar (609) 654-8585 open 5 am to 2 pm every day but Tuesday for take-out, Tuesday open until 8 pm for take-out, ice cream is available until 8 pm

Massimo’s Pizzeria (609) 859-1221 open from 11:00 am to 8 pm. Pickup/take out available

Michaels Catering (609) 859-8900 On line ordering for meals (24 hour notice) and for suppliers

Red Lion Inn (609) 859-9813 open 2 pm to 7 pm – Curbside pickup available Only 5 customers allowed in at one time for pick up.

Red Lion Diner (609) 859-2301 open from 11 am to 8 pm. Curbside pickup /take-out available. Delivery available at no charge but order must be at least $25 (5 miles). Special package deals available call for information

Red Star Pizza (609) 859-1773 open from 10:30 to 8 pm. Pickup/take-out available.

Tony’s Pizza (609) 894-8000 11 am to 8 pm Pickup/take-out; delivery charge is waived at this time (no more than 5 miles)

Vincentown Diner (609) 267-3033 CLOSED

Upper Crust Pizza & Italian Restaurant (609) 268-8100 open 12 noon to 8 pm for take-out; Delivery cost $5 (no more than 7 miles)

White Dotte Dairy Bar (609) 267-6610 CLOSED

Mayor Mikulski – Update on COVID-19 – March 27th

March 27, 2020

Fellow Southampton Residents,

On behalf of the entire Township Committee, our Administrator, and all our employees, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the impact of the restrictions on the services provided by the Township.  I’d also like to extend a special thank you to the Public Works department particularly for the efforts to keep the trash pickup on schedule.

Regarding trash – please help the Public Works department by ensuring your trash is placed inside sealed/tied trash bags.  Trash should not be dumped “loose” into cans at the curb.  Also, as a reminder, the Township has a weight limit of 45 pounds per trash can.

We wanted to provide you with an update from the State.  Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order #110 which requires all child care centers in New Jersey to close effective April 1, 2020 UNLESS the center serves the children of essential workers.  Child care centers who serve the children of essential workers must certify that operation by TODAY.  The form for this certification can be found at:  https://www.nj.gov/dcf/coronavirus_licensedchildcare.html

If you have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which include masks, face shields, eye protective goggles, and/or cleaning supplies, please reach out to the Township as we are looking to obtain more of this equipment, which as you know is currently under great demand.

Sewer departments throughout the County have seen an increase in clogged pipes and sewage back-ups as people flush cleaning wipes and baby wipes into the sewer system.  Please throw these items in the trash and avoid flushing them down your toilets.

The NJ State Police has warned of scams involving the virus outbreak and the checks that may be issued by the Federal Government.  Please be vigilant in looking at any offer that comes to you by mail, phone, text or e-mail.  If you are uncertain, please ask someone you trust to review the offer or before “clicking” on any link contained in electronic correspondence.  Always be careful before clicking any link in an email, particularly if the email does not address you by name.

Two websites that you may find useful.  First, the State of NJ has a website for COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation.  It can be found here:  https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19.  The second is a listing of employers in New Jersey who are currently hiring.  The New Jersey Jobs and Hiring Portal can be found at:  https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/.

Finally, we have been advised by the County Department of Health of one positive test in Southampton.  As a reminder, maintain social distancing, avoid gatherings, avoid touching your face and wash your hands often and thoroughly.

Please feel free to reach the Township if you need assistance (609-859-2736).  We are all in this together!

Mike Mikulski, Mayor