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Press Release for Friday, December 29, 2023
1. Municipal Offices – Holiday Observance
On Monday, January 1st all Florence Township Municipal Offices will be closed. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd under normal office hours of 9:00am to 4:30pm.
The Florence Township Police Department window be closed on Monday, January 1st. The police window will be open on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:00am. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911. Should you visit our municipal complex and need officer assistance, please locate the call box located outside the front entrance of the township municipal building (711 Broad Street) when you will be connected with Burlington County Central Dispatch, where they will contact an officer to respond.
The Florence Township Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, January 1st but will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd for normal hours of 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Trash and Recycling Collection
Trash Collection Scheduled for Monday, January 1st will shift to be collected on Thursday, January 4th.
Recycling Collection will have its first collection of the New Year on Tuesday, January 2nd.
2. Township Activities:
Township Sponsored Exercise Classes: All exercise classes will be on hiatus during the month of January as we complete routine maintenance in the township community center. We will alert our residents once classes are scheduled to resume.
3. Project Freedom
Project Freedom continues property clearing at Rt. 130 and Hornberger Ave. This project is part of Florence Townships affordable housing obligation and will have 72 deed restricted units that will provide barrier free housing to enable individuals with disabilities to live independently.
4. Meetings – Boards, Commissions, Committees
Township Council Meetings
The next Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3, 2024 starting at 7:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting in-person. Instructions for virtual attendance can be found on the Township’s website (www.ﬂorence-nj.gov), on our Facebook page (Florence Township), or by calling the Township Clerk’s Oﬃce at 609-499-2525, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person or virtual, you can review the zoom recording of the meeting beginning the next day by going to the township website or the link posted on our Facebook page.
There are several ways to view the zoom recording:
1. Click on “Documents” tab, then click on “Recorded Zoom Meetings”.
2. Click on “Government” tab, then click on “Recorded Zoom Meetings”.
3. Click on “Documents” tab, click on “Agenda & Minutes”, click on 2023 Township Council, and at the top of the page “Click Here to View Township Zoom Recordings
Residents are encouraged to attend the meetings in person. If you are not able to attend in person, instructions for virtual attendance can be found on the Township’s website (www.florence-nj.gov). Zoom recordings are posted to the Township’s website the day after the meeting.”
The Planning Board’s next Regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2024 at 7:30pm.
The Zoning Board’s next Regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
The Economic Development Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00p.m.
The Recreation Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024, at 7:00PM
The Environmental Commission’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:00p.m.
5. Police Department
If you have an emergency, dial 911. If it is a non-emergency requiring police response, call (609) 267- 8300. The police lobby window will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you require police assistance, please use the yellow call box located by the Municipal Building Main Lobby doors. A police oﬃcer will subsequently be dispatched to handle your matter. Please see the Police Department website (https://ﬂorence-nj.gov/public-safety/police/) to obtain Police Reports, Handicap Placards or call (609) 499-3131
6. Fire District
Notice of Budget Hearing
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Commissioners of Fire District No. 1 in the Township of Florence, County of Burlington shall hold a budget hearing on January 8th, 2024 at the regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners at 7:00PM at Florence Twp. Fire District No. 1 401 Firehouse Lane Florence to review the Fire District Budget for the year 2024.
BY: Commissioners of Florence Twp. Fire District No. 1
Florence Township Burlington County
7. Florence Township Water and Sewer
The drinking water remains in compliance, and the running average (4 quarters of testing) for PFOA is under the NJDEP limits. We are still required, however, to send out a notification letter to the residents and businesses each quarter until our new PFOA treatment plant is constructed. Florence Township has consulted with our water engineer and the NJDEP to develop a corrective action plan, and the design for the plant is underway. We will continue to test the wells to ensure the safety of our residents. For more information, please contact David Lebak at (609)-499-2518.
8. Tax Bills and Water/Sewer Bills
Need help paying your water and sewer bills? The State LIHWAP program can help! To apply, go to waterassistance.nj.gov or call NJ211. Payments can be made online www.ﬂorence-nj.gov or use the Drop Box located next to the trophy case in our front lobby. The Drop Box will be checked multiple times daily for your convenience. Payments must be check or money orders, NO CASH. Please provide a phone number with your payment and we will call to conﬁrm payment was received. Please allow 48 hours for your payment to be posted to our online account portal. Feel free to call the oﬃce with any questions, 609-499-2525. The oﬃce hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any documents left in the drop box will be processed and mailed back to residents as needed. The Drop Box is available 24/7 for resident’s convenience.
10. Construction Office
The oﬃce hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents and developers dropping oﬀ permits, plans, etc. are encouraged to use the drop box located inside the front entrance to the Municipal Building. Any questions, please call the Construction Oﬃce at (609) 499-2130.
The recycling center hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out our township website for Spring Cleaning & Recycling updates: https://florence-nj.gov/spring-recycling-update/ (December 25th & December 26th).
13. Municipal Court
We encourage individuals paying tickets and/or ﬁnes to continue to pay on-line or use the drop box located inside the front entrance to the Municipal Building. Please contact the Court Oﬃce at (609) 499-2222 if you have any questions. The court oﬃce hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
14. COVID Community Impact
If you would like additional information on COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/. Individuals wishing to book appointments can visit NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Finder to get an appointment at locations throughout New Jersey at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder.
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