Message from Mayor Mikulski – April 17, 2020

Fellow Southampton Residents,

It’s hard to believe it is already the middle of April as we continue with the travel and social distancing restrictions.

As part of our weekly update, on behalf of the Township Committee and Ms. Hoffman our Administrator, we first and foremost hope each of you and your families are healthy and well.  Although we have somewhat limited resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Township if we can offer any assistance.

Regarding positive cases in the Township and in the County, do not allow rumors to guide your concerns.  The County website lists all recorded cases by municipality.  That website is located at:  https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/AlertCenter.aspx  In terms of how we measure against other municipalities in the County, we appear to be about where we would be expected in terms of cases per population.

NO DECISION has, as yet, been made regarding the Memorial Day parade.  We cherish our Memorial Day traditions in Southampton and we are optimistic that restrictions will be modified to allow for the ceremonies and parade.  All updates will be posted to the Township website.

A few other updates for this week.

          COVID-19 testing.  Testing is available at the County level for all residents who are experiencing symptoms.  Call the testing hotline at 609-726-7097 between 9am – 5pm

          The County Landfill and Resource Recover Complex is currently closed to the public.  We will update the website when it re-opens

          If you own a business that is looking for resources for COVID-19 related relief, the County Bridge Commission has a program available to small businesses.  The details can be found at:  https://www.bcbridges.org/COVID19-resources/

We are in regular communication with County and State Department of Health representatives.  Any information we obtain will be posted to the website, and we will continue these updates on a weekly basis, and more often should important information be provided.

Finally – please help our Public Works Department employees stay safe.  Keep all trash in bags, not loose in the cans.  Please double bag broken glass and kitty litter if possible.  Please also limit your trash cans to no more than 45 pounds.  While we understand many of us have gotten a jump start on Spring cleaning and landscaping, a reminder about the weight of the cans and that yard waste (leaves, sticks, etc.) should NOT be placed for trash pick-up.  Instead, place separately at the curb and call the Township.

Please continue to maintain social distancing and be smart.  Please also check on your neighbors, especially those that live alone.  Thank you and Stay Safe!

Mike Mikulski, Mayor