Message from Mayor Mikulski – July 8, 2020

Good afternoon fellow Southampton Residents,

Once again, on behalf of the Township Committee and our Administrator, we hope this message finds you and those close to you in good health.  We appreciate the way in which Southampton residents continue to show resolve, fortitude and calmness as we work our way through this pandemic together.

As you hopefully know, our annual fireworks show is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 11th at Dusk.  This year’s celebration takes on special meaning not only because of the pandemic, but also because this year is the 175th Anniversary of Southampton Township.  Today, Governor Murphy will be signing an Executive Order mandating that masks/face coverings be worn when social distancing is not available.  Therefore, please help ensure that we keep each other safe at the Fireworks show by having a mask available and wearing it if you are unable to remain socially distant.

To maintain social distancing, the Township is encouraging residents to enjoy the fireworks by spreading out across the fields adjacent to the Municipal building (a/k/a the “Buddtown” fields) and the new Red Lion Recreation Park  (across from Harry Thompson Field).  No vehicles can be driven onto the grassy areas, but you may park in the parking lot and take lawn chairs/blankets onto the rest of the property to enjoy the show.   Again, help us avoid any issues by wearing a mask/face covering when you cannot maintain appropriate social distancing.  Masks are mandatory when utilizing the bathroom facilities (unless you have a medical issue that precludes wearing a mask).

Also, the Township’s annual summer concert series resumes tonight with the Golden Eagle Band performing at 7:15pm.  Concerts will continue for the next eight (8) Wednesdays.  Again, please bring a mask/face covering to wear if you cannot maintain social distancing.  The concerts will not be moved indoors this year in the event of rain.  We will try to update the Township website as soon as a decision is made to cancel a concert in the event of rain.

We hope you had a great Independence Day weekend.  Have a great summer.

Mike Mikulski, Mayor