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