Township of Southampton
Attention Public and Bidders for the “Hawkin Road Improvements – Phase II” Road Construction Project. Bids were due for this project on or before 10 (ten) a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Due to the Governor’s Declared State of Emergency concerning Tropical Storm Isaias, the municipal building was closed to the public and the bid opening did not occur. The bids remained sealed.
The Township received four proposals from the following Bidders:
- American Asphalt of 100 Main Street, West Collingswood Heights, NJ
- Arawak Paving of 7503 Weymouth Road, Hammonton, NJ
- Earl Asphalt of Route 34, Wall, NJ
- Black Rock Enterprises of Englishtown Road, Old Bridge, NJ
No bids were received late so no other bidders may claim delay caused by the Tropical Storm and no additional bid are or will be accepted.
Bidders and members of the public are invited to attend the bid opening which shall occur at the municipal building, 5 Retreat Road, Southampton, NJ 08088 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to COVID Restrictions, the bid opening will occur in the public parking lot. All interested individuals must wear masks and practice social distancing while attending the bid opening.
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Due to Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency in addition to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Therefore, the Municipal Building will be closed for today. Employees are working remotely from home, and are still available to answer calls and emails.
The NJ Courts System Municipal Courts Division has implemented a way for individuals to dispute tickets received online.
Here is the link for more information on Disputing Tickets Online.
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
All summer concerts will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trash pick-up – as a reminder, for the protection of our public works staff, please ensure all of your trash is placed in bags.
- 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.
Mike Mikulski, Mayor
Burrs Mill Rd will be closed starting Monday 6/8/2020 from Retreat Rd & Isaac Budd Rd.
Please seek alternate route.
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.