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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.

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

Planning Board Agenda – July 16, 2020

Print Version

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA

WORKSHOP MEETING

July 16, 2020 7:00 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 Planning Board will conduct its July 16, 2020 workshop meeting both in person at the Southampton Township Municipal Building and electronically via zoom, commencing at 7:00 P.M. Be advised that limited seating is available to the public.  The agenda and supporting documents are posted on the Township’s website. Official action may be taken by the Board. No executive sessions will be conducted. The agenda will be posted on our website www.southamptonnj.org.  Members of the public are welcome to participate in the meeting either in person, or by calling: 1-646-558-8656 and then entering conference ID number: 86429605938 Password: 379832.

Or by Zoom: URL link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81415178766?pwd=NlRraGVaVjRrbjJMZTZtdjk3ZmRDdz09

Meeting ID:  814 1517 8766     Password: 9RV2e1

Flag Salute

Roll Call        (PRESENT, EXCUSED, ABSENT)

  1. CONOVER Y        N        A
  2. COYLE (Alternate # 1) Y        N        A
  3. GOWER Y N        A
  4. HESTON Y        N        A
  5. KAVANAGH Y        N        A
  6. KEEBLER Y        N        A

CHAIRMAN MAGAZZO                         Y        N        A

  1. MOORE Y        N        A
  2. RAFTERY Y        N        A
  3. SCHWARZ Y        N        A

Reading of the Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, public notice of this meeting has been given by the Planning Board of the Township of Southampton on January 16, 2020 in the following manner:

  1. Posting written notice on the official bulletin board at the Southampton Township Municipal Building;
  2. Mailing written notice to The Burlington County Times, Central Record & the Courier Post;
  3. Filing written notice with the Secretary of the Planning Board;
  4. Filing written notice with the Clerk of Southampton Township on;
  5. Mailing written notice to each person who has requested copies of the regular meeting schedule and who has pre-paid any charge fixed for such services.

Minutes: Adoption of the minutes for June 18, 2020 as presented prior to this meeting.

Discussion 

2019.12P – Investigation Findings

Southampton Township Resolution # 2019-97

Requesting Planning Board to perform a preliminary investigation of areas in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation

Investigation Findings

Southampton Township Resolution # 2020-68

Requesting Planning Board to perform a preliminary investigation to determine if portions of Route 70 are in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation

Discussion/Public Comment:

Motion for Adjournment

 

Zoning Board Agenda – July 9, 2020

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REGULAR MEETING

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AGENDA

July 9, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M.

 

PLEASE TAKE 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 twenty-five percent of the meeting room or in the case of Southampton Township twenty-five total people with social distancing.  The meeting room will include Six members of the Zoning Board in person (others electronically), the Secretary, the Board Engineer, the Zoning Board Attorney, the applicant and their professionals and the Board Planner electronically.  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.

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 July 9, 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. Any members of the public that 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: 833 9721 1320 Password: 559589. Or by Zoom: URL link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83397211320?pwd=VDAzRGZreW53NllaNTduK05UT3BBdz09

Meeting ID: 833 9721 1320           Password: 0L4iLz

Call to order.

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

Not to be read out loud.  

                              _______               _______               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 June 11, 2020 meeting as presented prior to this meeting.

Resolutions:

                              2020-9z

Pinelands Preservation Alliance

17 Pemberton Road

Block: 603 Lot: 1.02

Amendment Resolution    

                              2020-10z

Todd Worrell

1959 U.S. Route 206

Block: 1902 Lot: 37.03

Bulk Variance

New Applications:                

Mom Property Management, LLC

1841 Route 70

Block: 2204 Lot: 1

Use and Bulk Variance

                              Convert Bank to fast-food restaurant with drive-thru (Dunkin Donuts)

Discussion/Public Comment

Motion for adjournment

Primary Election – July 7th – Special Instructions

PRIMARY ELECTION JULY 7, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Executive Order 144 the 2020 Primary Election is primarily VOTE BY MAIL. If you go to a polling location, you will ONLY be allowed to vote by Provisional Ballot (paper ballot).

All registered voters received a vote by mail ballot with return postage paid envelope. Active Republicans and Democrats receive a vote by mail ballot with paid postage envelope. Vote by mail ballots may be mailed or dropped off to one of the secure Election Ballot drop boxes located throughout the county.

  • Pemberton Community Library, 16 Broadway St., Browns Mills
  • Mt. Laurel Municipal Building, 100 Mount Laurel Rd., Mt. Laurel
  • Medford Twp. Public Safety Building, 91 Union St., Medford
  • Cinnaminson Twp. Building, 1621 Riverton Rd., Cinnaminson
  • Mansfield Twp. Municipal Building, 3135 Route 206 S., Columbus

Ballots CANNOT be returned to polling locations

ONLY 1 location will be open for the primary election.

ONLY VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE ALLOWED TO VOTE BY MACHINE.

POLLS OPEN 6:00AM – 8:00PM

Municipal Building
5 Retreat Road
Southampton, NJ 08088

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