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SUBMITTING AND ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR THE 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION

Anyone needing to submit Nominating Petitions for the 2020 Primary Election are directed to use the drop box located outside of the Borough Hall main entrance. Petitions are to be place in the drop box by 4:00 pm today, March 30, 2020.

COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Bellmawr Borough Council Meeting of March 26, 2020 was set up to be live streamed on You Tube and advertised as such on the Borough’s website. This was the Borough’s first attempt at conducting a virtual meeting as permitted by recent legislation. Testing of the system prior to the meeting indicated that the system was fully functional. Likewise, during the course of the meeting, the system appeared to be operating properly.

However, based upon comments received by the Borough after the meeting concluded, it appears that there was an unintended glitch in the system and the meeting was not live streamed. Although unintentional, the lack of public access and participation in our meetings is not acceptable. Mayor and Council first and foremost believe that all action taken by local government must be open and transparent. Accordingly, while we are working to fix the Borough virtual broadcasting capacity, the Meeting has been declared null and void by our Borough Solicitor.

The meeting is be re-advertised for Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. To view the live stream of the meeting go to YouTube.com and search Bellmawr Council Meeting or simply click the YouTube icon link located at the top of this page. To participate in the meeting during the public portion, you can text or call your question or comment to 609-605-2748 with your name and address. Your question or comment will be read aloud and a response will be given if warranted.

Thank you for your understanding.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information / March Council Meeting

Monday March 23, 2020

As a reminder, the Borough Hall and all Borough meeting and sports facilities are closed. All Borough events through the month of April have been canceled.

The Borough Council meeting will be conducted remotely on March 26th at 7PM. The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube. To view the meeting go to YouTube.com and search Bellmawr Council Meeting.

To participate in the meeting during the public portion, you can text or call your question or comment to 609-605-2748 with your name and address. Your question or comment will be read aloud and a response will be given if warranted.

The following information is provided by the Borough Construction and Code Officials office;

We will be checking messages should any be left and will reply as soon as we can.

WE WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING ANY INSPECTIONS (EXCEPT UCC ON COMMERCIAL AND VACANT PROPERTIES WITH A LOCKBOX CODE ONLY) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Please contact us in 2-3 weeks to see availability at that time.

 If you are looking to submit anything, it can be mailed to us or left in the drop off bin located at the main  entrance door of Borough Hall. Please be sure to note “Attn: construction” on it.
If submitting payment for permit, we will mail you your copies.

 All Certificate of Occupancy’s:
 We will accept the form with $100 payment and process a change of ownership only.
(Buyer will be accepting responsibility for any failed items upon inspection)

Once we are able to conduct inspections, please contact us and then upon passing, we will issue a full CO.  (CO Checklist available on our website.)

Annual rental invoices:

Payments can be mailed in or left in drop box. Deadline will also be extended. Please contact us in 2-3 weeks to see availability at that time. 

For all info see our website: https://www.bellmawr.com/construction-code

For all codes: https://www.ecode360.com/BE0365 

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please stay healthy!

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Friday, March 27, 2020

A Message from the Mayor

Beginning 3/30/20:Help Us to Help Others

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

To all residents and businesses in the Borough of Bellmawr:

In addition to previously posted information, we want to reassure you that our Emergency Services, including Police, Fire and EMS as well as our Department of Public Works have been working diligently with our Emergency Management and Government Officials to take all the necessary precautions in order for there to be no disruption of critical services.

We encourage you to patronize our local stores and food establishments when ordering take-outs and/ or shopping for supplies, as most all are being adversely impacted by the forced restrictions on services.

Previously post information is located on the web site Bulletin Boards.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit www.nj.gov/health or call 1-800-222-1222.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Monday, March 16, 2020

Bellmawr’s Emergency Management Officials continue to meet and develop operational guidelines to ensure the safety of our residents, businesses’, visitors and employees. Our business continuity plans are being reworked to limit the disruption to the Borough’s capability to provide essential services. 

Our frontline efforts continue to be aggressive in mitigating the potential for exposure and any spread. It is our best chance to ‘flatten the curve’ and mitigate the chance of rapid spread, so we can respond to this public health emergency.

In addition to the previous announcements which are posted to the web site Bulletin Boards regarding closures and restrictions, the Borough has added the additional following preventive measures that will take effect the end of business Monday March 16th until further notice:

  • The Borough Hall will be closed to the public and will operating with limited personnel, We will do our best to maintain as normal flow of business as possible. If you should have questions regarding operations please call 856-933-1313.
  • The construction office has ceased all inspections but will continue to process, review and issue permits for projects as they come in. Anyone selling or buying a home and needs a certificate of occupancy is asked to call the office at 856-933-1286 and we will ensure it gets taken care of.  
  • The shuttle bus will cease operation beginning Wednesday March 18th .

We encourage all borough related correspondence such as permits or payments of any kind be placed in envelopes and deposited in the drop box located outside the Borough Hall center door. Receipts for payments will be mailed after processing.

The situation continues to be fluent and changes hourly.

For any specific inquiries, please visit nj.gov/health or call our 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Friday March 13,2020

Bellmawr’s Emergency Management Officials have been actively meeting and developing operational guidelines to ensure the safety of our residents, businesses’, visitors and employees. Our business continuity plans are being reworked to limit the disruption to the Borough’s capability to provide essential services. As you are well aware, the situation is fluent and changes hourly. 

Public facilities run by the Borough will remain safe and are being actively cleansed and sanitized to ensure the health and safety of all visitors.  In recent days, all departments have implemented new guidance to janitorial and sanitation employees focused on keeping surfaces in high traffic areas clean with disinfectant solution, such as doorknobs, counter tops and handrails along with other high traffic public areas. We recommend that everyone practice commonsense hygiene, like washing hands routinely, staying home if you do not feel well, and keeping a six-foot distance from others.  Our frontline efforts right now must be to aggressively mitigate the potential for exposure and further spread. It is our best chance to ‘flatten the curve’ and mitigate the chance of rapid spread, so we can respond to this public health emergency.

The Borough is taking the following preventive measures that will take effect March 13th for 30 days:

  • The Community Building will be closed for all activities/meetings
  • The Recreation Center will be closed to all activities
  • The batting cages will be closed
  • All borough facilities; Hockey rinks, Bellmawr Baseball and Girls softball fields will be closed, the upcoming hockey tournament, baseball and softball parades have been postponed.
  • The annual Easter Egg Hunt and National Day of prayer have been cancelled
  • VFW 9563/Purple Eagles food truck festival has been cancelled
  • The shuttle bus will continue to operate at a modified schedule

The Borough Hall will remain open, visitors will be required to enter through the Lewis Avenue doors and will have to sign in for all business. (The handicap entrance will be available for those that require assistance) We encourage all borough related payments be placed in envelopes and deposited in the drop box located at the Borough Hall center door. Receipts for payments will be mailed after processing.

All of the above is subject to change dictated by our Regions conditions based on everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

For any specific inquiries, please visit nj.gov/health or call our 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
(click here to read)

Municipal Court for 3/19, 3/25, & 4/9 will be postponed.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Borough of Bellmawr is now accepting applications for part time positions in the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works at $15.00 hr. / 29 hrs. per week. Persons interested can download an application under the Departments Tab / Administration-Finance page or pickup an application from the Borough Clerks office. All completed applications shall be submitted in person to the        Department of Public Works, 1040 Creek Rd. Bellmawr. Applicants must pass a background check to be considered for the position. Any questions call 856-933-1111.

UPDATE FROM THE BELLMAWR WATER DEPARTMENT

Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) at Warren Avenue Water Treatment Facility

The Warren Avenue WTF has been completely off-line since October 15, 2019 and has remained closed since that date. On September 26, 2019, we received notice that the sample collected on August 13, 2019 showed that our system exceeded the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for PFNA. The New Jersey standard for PFNA is 0.013 µg/L. The average level of PFNA over the last year has been 0.019 µg/L.

Currently, the Bellmawr Water Department is in the process of implementing appropriate upgrades to the Warren Avenue WTF in the form of the installation of an ion exchange resin filtration system with an anticipated place in service date of completion date of March 31, 2020.

In the interim, Borough customers will continue receiving water treated at the Leaf and Bell Water Treatment Facility (“Leaf and Bell WTF”) until the presence of PFNA at the Warren Avenue Treatment facility has been brought into compliance with mandated NJDEP standards. The Leaf and Bell WTF has not detected the presence of PFNA and meets of NJDEP treatment standards.

Once the Warren Avenue WTF upgrades are installed, the new treatment system will remove PFNA from the potable water supply to be in compliance with NJDEP standards. Extensive testing will be completed before the Warren Avenue WTF is restored to normal operation. We reiterate, the Warren Avenue WTF will remain off-line until the corrective treatment processes are in place and testing has verified compliance with NJDEP regulations.

There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about drinking this water.

Some people who drink water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over many years could experience problems with their liver; kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over many years may cause developmental delays in a fetus and or infant.

For more information please contact Borough Clerk, Francine M. Wright, (856)-933-1313 ext. 1209.

The Bellmawr Water Department has taken every effort to share this information with all customers via hand delivery, website and other postings, and the like.

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This notice is being sent to you by Bellmawr Water Department.
State Water System ID#: NJ0404001.
Date distributed: January 16, 2020

All are encouraged to share this information with all the other people who use water from the Borough of Bellmawr’s potable water system, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public or distributing copies by hand or mail.

NO KNOCK REGISTRY

Any owner and/or occupant who has requested enlistment on the Do Not Knock Registry, pursuant to this ordinance, shall be able to obtain, from the Police Record’s office, a sticker for display at his/her/its premises indicating enlistment on the Do Not Knock Registry.

The Bellmawr Police Department shall distribute the current Do Not Knock Registry to a licensee under this ordinance at the time of issuance of a license to peddle, solicit, canvas, hawk or otherwise door-to-door sell pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. The Do Not Knock Registry provided to licensees shall only include the physical address of the enlisted premises. The licensee shall not peddle, solicit, canvas, hawk or conduct door-to-door sales at any premises identified on the then current Do Not Knock Registry.

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WATER MAP

All residents – The attached map is to assist you in determining your water supply. Please remember that all Bellmawr Water Department customers are being supplied water from the Bell & Leaf facility at this time.

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MAYOR SAUTER’S RESPONSE TO THE NJEPA REGARDING RECENT WATER TESTS

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NOTICE TO NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER CUSTOMERS

Please be aware that Bellmawr residents who are customers of New Jersey American Water Company are not impacted by the results of the Bellmawr water tests.

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SAUTER REGARDING RECENT WATER TESTS

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