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TRASH DELAY ANNOUNCEMENT
(Posted 1/27/15)

Because of the predicted snow amounts, trash collection will be affected this Tuesday, January 28, 2015. Residents who normally have Tuesday collection in Tabernacle are being advised to put their trash out on Wednesday. Residents with Wednesday and Thursday collection may also face a one day delay in pick-up as trash collectors attempt to make all scheduled trash pick-ups, but should place trash out on their normal collection day just in case South Jersey Sanitation is able to catch up. Your patience is appreciated as our area attempts to deal with this snow related delay in trash collection.

Eileen Baitzel
Deputy Municipal Clerk

WINTER STORM ALERT MESSAGE

26 JAN 2015 1230 HOURS

GOOD DAY THIS IS WILLIAM LOWE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR TOWNSHIP OF TABERNACLE WITH AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY.

AS YOU KNOW TABERNACLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA IS UNDER A WINTER STORM ALERT.   THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF SIGNIFICANT SNOW FALL AND EXTREMELY LOW TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH WINDS.   WHILE IT WILL SNOW ON AND OFF FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY THERE IS A PREDICTION OF HEAVY SNOW ACUMINATION OVER NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FROM NOW THROUGH TOMORROW AFTER NOON.

THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY HAS DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND ALL STATE OFFICES ARE CLOSED FOR THE REST OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.  

TABERNACLE TOWN HALL WILL CLOSE AT 2 PM AND THE TOWNSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

TABERNACLE AND LENAPE SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE EARLY TODAY.

TABERNACLE PUBLIC WORKS WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT TOWNSHIP ROADS UNTIL THE HEAVY SNOW STARTS THIS EVENING AND WILL THEN START AGAIN AT ABOUT 5 AM TUESDAY WITH A FULL DEPLOYMENT UNTIL ALL ROADS ARE CLEAR AND SAFE.

THE TABERNACLE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER WILL OPEN AT 6 PM TONIGHT AND WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL UNTIL AFTER THE STORM ABATES IN ORDER TO ASSIST TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY DURING THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS, STAY HOME AND OFF THE ROADS IF YOU CAN.   IN ADDITION FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL DO NOT PARK ON PUBLIC STREETS ESPECIALLY IN COL- DE- SACS SO THAT PUBLIC WORKS CAN PLOW SAFELY.

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER EMERGENCY CALL AT 7PM WITH ANY UPDATES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT 609-234-3714 OR THE EOC AT 609-268-1222.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

GOOD DAY


 


January 26, 2015 Notice of Meeting Cancellation

This is to advise that the Regular Tabernacle Township Committee Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:00PM has been cancelled due to the predicted weather conditions. Next meeting will be as scheduled on February 9, 2015 at 7:30PM.

By order of the Mayor and Township Committee         

 
 

 

  

        A tlantic City Electric Launches Highly Responsive
Customer Friendly Website
New Website Design based on Customer Feedback,
 Features Easy Navigation and Enhanced User Experience on Mobile Devices
(POSTED ON 5/22/14)


MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Atlantic City Electric has launched a new responsive website that enhances customer service, especially for people using mobile devices. The new design is based on customer research and feedback. Upgraded navigation improves access to important services such as My Account, opening a new account, finding storm preparation information or getting the latest restoration updates.
“We asked, and our customers answered that they wanted a website to quickly connect them to the information they need,” said Brett Holland, manager of Interactive Communications and Marketing for Pepco Holdings Inc., Atlantic City Electric’s parent company. “Our customers also said they wanted the freedom to use any device, including smartphones and tablets, to access our website.”
The updated website also has the ability to work in concert with Atlantic City Electric’s Mobile App 2.0. The new version of the mobile app provides customers with access to “My Account,” energy use data and Atlantic City Electric social media.
“This enhanced website provides our customers with the fast and reliable service required to make smart choices about daily energy usage while answering essential questions on topics such as storm preparation or how to increase control of their energy bills,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president.
Customers can experience the new website at www.atlanticcityelectric.com . Customers can also follow Atlantic City Electric on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect , and  download the new enhanced mobile app at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp .

 
 
  TAX PAYMENTS CAN NOW BE PAID VIA THE INTERNET!!
(Posted on April 22, 2014 )
 
Residents now have the ability to access their tax information and make their payments via the internet. Please click on this link and provide the requested information to access tax information by block and lot, owner name or address.
 
Follow instructions after accessing the link to make your payment by credit card or e-check.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
There are fees associated with paying your bill online.
If you pay by ACH or e-check, there is a $1.05 convenience fee.
If you pay by Visa debit card, there is a $3.95 convenience fee.
The fee for all other debit and credit card payments will be
approximately 2.95% of your total bill.
 

SOLICITOR AND CANVASSER NOTICE
(Posted on 4/10/14)
 
Residents of Tabernacle Township may be seeing an increase of solicitor and cavasser's in the area now that warmer weather has arrived. Please be advised that as per Township Ordinance 2007-9 all solicitors and cavassers are required to obtain a permit if they wish to conduct business in the Township of Taberancle. A copy of the Solicitor/Canvasser application can be located under the heading Application Forms on our Township website.
 
For safety reasons, residents should always inquire if a permit was obtained should a solicitor come to their door and if not, please contact the Red Lion State Police Barracks for enforcement of the Township Ordinance.

       
 
Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers to Call 811 Before Digging
Steer Clear of Overhead and Underground Utility Lines
(Posted on 4/3/14) 


MAYS LANDING, N.J. — April is National Safe Digging Month, and Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to be safe and call 811 before tackling any outdoor construction project that involves digging.
811 is the nationally recognized “Call Before You Dig” phone number designated to help save lives by minimizing damages to underground utilities. One free call to 811 connects you to New Jersey One Call, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the locations of underground facility lines with flags or spray paint.
“Our goal is to educate and promote awareness around underground facility protection and safety, and stress the importance of calling 811 before digging,” said Vince Maione, region president, Atlantic City Electric.
Avoid overhead utility lines when carrying long or tall items, such as ladders, scaffolding, tree saws and pool cleaning equipment by holding these items parallel to the ground. Please remember to look up before raising a ladder or similar object to be sure it’s clear of overhead wires. Touching a power line with any part of the body or most objects can result in serious injury or even death. Electricity can move through conductive materials such as water, metal, wood, aluminum, string and plastic. Certain critical clearances are required by law, and a minimum of 10 feet must be maintained when working near power lines.
For more information and updates, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com . Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect . Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp .



NATURAL GAS SAFETY
Home Safety Preparedness
(Posted 3/25/14)
 
As Tabernacle residents are provided with more opportunities to take advantage of natural gas and in recognition of the Tabernacle OEM project of making Tabernacle a Disaster Resistant Community, it is recommended that all families with natural gas service or who may be thinking about obtaining such service review the three training vides provided at the link:
 
 
The three videos presented by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group are short and to the point containing information that all family members should be aware of.   Please review the videos and then advise me as to their value to you and whether you would like to see more such safety/training videos made available to you and on what topic of concern you may have for the safety and preparedness of you family.
 
William Lowe
Tabernacle OEM
609-234-3715

ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE ANNOUNCEMENT
(Posted on 3/25/14)
 
Atlantic City Electric filed for a rate increase with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to recover their infrastructure improvements and reliability investments.

Click on this link for a copy of the news release that discusses the filing and the more than $600 million in improvements made over the last 5 years.  They are pleased to inform you that their investments have greatly improved reliability, which is also highlighted in the news release.


 
 
(Posted 2/21/14)
 
To help grow Tabernacle’s Emergency Notification  database with the most reliable information, it is requested that you follow the following link to the secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page.  This will allow Tabernacle  residents and businesses to add or update your contact information to ensure you will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.

Simply click on this website link:        

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

William “”Corky” Lowe
Colonel, USA (Retired)
Emergency Management Coordinator
Township of Tabernacle, New Jersey
609-234-3714
KC2TKR

 
TABERNACLE HAZZARD MITIGATION PLAN
(Posted on 2/5/14)

Natural disasters occur each day, as they have for thousands of years.  As the township grows and development has increased, so have the effects of these natural disasters. The time and money required to recover from these events often strain or exhaust local resources. 

The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to identify policies, actions, and tools for implementation that will, over time, work to reduce risk and the potential for future losses.  Hazard mitigation is best realized when community leaders, businesses, citizens, and other stakeholders join together an in effort to undertake a process of learning about hazards that can affect their area and use this knowledge to prioritize needs and develop a strategy for reducing damages.

Section 322, Mitigation Planning, of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (“the Stafford Act”), enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Section 322 requires community mitigation plan as a condition of disaster assistance.   

In order to apply for Federal aid for technical assistance and post-disaster funding, Tabernacle must comply with DMA 2000 and its implementing regulations (44 CFR Part 201.6). 

While Burlington County has always sought ways to reduce their vulnerability to hazards, the passage of DMA 2000 helped County officials to recognize the benefits of pursuing a long-term, coordinated approach to hazard mitigation through hazard mitigation planning.

The County has received grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purpose of developing this very hazard mitigation plan. 

The Burlington County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been prepared to meet the requirements of DMA 2000.  It represents the collective efforts of citizens, elected and appointed government officials, business leaders, volunteers of non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders.  Natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, however, over the long-term, the continued implementation of this Plan will gradually, but steadily, lessen the impacts associated with hazard events.

Attached is the Tabernacle Annex to the Burlington County Plan for public understanding, review and comment prior to its adoption by the Township Committee. (Click on this link for attachment.)

Residents of the Township are encouraged to review the plan and directly comment on it to me.
 
William “”Corky” Lowe, Colonel, USA (Retired)
Emergency Management Coordinator
Township of Tabernacle, New Jersey
609-234-3714
KC2TKR

RECYCLE YOUR UNUSABLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS
(Posted on 12/23/13)
Residents of Burlington coutny can recycle their non-working strands of Christmas tree and outdoor holiday lights at the permanent computer/TV dropoff at the county's Resource Recovery Complex. Please place the strands of lights in Clear Bags or Cardboard Boxes when delivering them to the Complex. This service is free to Burlington County Residents Monday-Friday from 7AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday 7AM to 1:30PM. For a copy of the flyer. Please click on this link.
 

 
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
IS HERE!
(Updated 9/22/14)
 
Effective September 1, 2014, Single Stream Recycling began for towns in Burlington County that are currently enrolled in the program. Tabernacle residents are included in this program. Single Stream Recycling means that there will no longer be a need to separate your bottles and cans from your paper items. All the recycling will be collected in the blue 96 gallon containers that have been distributed to the homes in Tabernacle. The round buckets will no longer be used as the trucks picking up the recycling will be using the automated lift system on trucks. Residents are being asked to hold onto these round buckets temporarily until a decision is made on what to do with them.
 
REMEMBER!!! ALL CONTAINERS ARE PROPERTY OF THE TOWNSHIP AND MUST REMAIN ON THE PROPERTY ASSIGNED. IF A CONTAINER IS REMOVED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, THE RESIDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A NEW CONTAINER.
 
Some residents may have concerns as to whether or not their container will be large enough to hold both the paper and other recyclable items. Residents are being given an opportunity to order a second container before this Single Stream Recycling begins. To place your order, please click on this email link: recycle@co.burlington.nj.us and follow the directions for ordering a cart or call 609-499-1001. Residents will have a choice of selecting either another 96 gallon or 64 gallon or 48 gallon container. There is no extra cost for this container.
The final deadline for ordering these additional containers is: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.
 
 
For more information, please call: 609-499-1001 or send an email to: recycle@co.burlington.nj.us

READY TABERNACLE TOWNSHIP
(POSTED ON MAY 13, 2013)
(UPDATED ON JULY 3, 2013)
 
On May 1, 2013 a letter was mailed to residents of Tabernacle from the Township Office of Emergency Management to inform residents of the program to encourage individuals and families to make it a priority to develop plans and steps to be taken in case of an emergency situation.
 
The house to house survey has been completed, however, residents with special needs are still being encouraged to respond to the Office of Emergency Management.  
 
 
 

 
 
9TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OFFICE
 
620 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693-6700
 
Tabernacle Township is part of the 9th Legislative District of New Jersey. Residents with questions or concerns are welcome and encouraged to contact their representatives  by calling their offices or mailing correspondence to the address above.  To reach them by email:
 
Senator Chris Connors          Assemblyman Brian Rumpf     Assemblywoman Dianne Gove
senconnors@njleg.org               asmrumpf@njleg.org                   aswgove@njleg.org
 
 
RECYCLEBANK
 
Residents of Tabernacle Township are encouraged to recycle as much material as possible including, bottles, cans, plastic, paper and cardboard. As part of this effort, Tabernacle Township has partnered with RecycleRewards, Inc. to offer incentives to those residents that recycle their paper and cardboard. Residents were assigned a 96 gallon container several years ago. These containers contain micro-chips that have been registered with the Township to indicate the property location assigned to that particular container. When the paper/cardboard recycling truck empties the container, the micro-chip registers that that resident participated in the recycling effort. The paper/cardboard tonnage is weighed and points are assigned and divided amongst the residents that recycled that day. The more that is recycled, the more points are earned.
 
If you have not already done so, or are new to the Township, you may register with RecycleBank for these points which can then be redeemed for discounts to various businesses or products. To register please click on this link: www.recyclebank.com or you can call 1-888-727-2978.
 
Residents are asked to please notify the Tabernacle Township office should your container become damaged and need repairs. You may call: 609-268-2570. If a container is removed from the residence and needs to be replaced, the owner of the property must pay to replace this container. The cost is $65.00.
 
DO YOU HAVE A WORN OR TATTERED FLAG AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT? BRING IT TO TOWN HALL!
 
With the help of American Legion Post 11 and Boy Scout Troop 439, Cub Scout Pack 439 has placed a large blue barrel inside Town Hall for the collection of worn or tattered American flags. These flags will be retired in an official ceremony every May. Thank you for respecting the flag and thanks to those who perform this valuable service in their disposal.
 
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