Category Archives: Medford Township Notices

Road Repaving

This spring, Medford Township will be repaving Waterbury Court and Nantucket Court. This road work will be coordinated by the Neighborhood Services Department. Accommodations will be made for residents to access their properties during construction. However, temporary restrictions, closures, or delays should be expected. Consider making alternative parking arrangements if your road is to be resurfaced in order to avoid delays in entering and exiting your court.

Specific concerns or questions should be addressed to Neighborhood Services at 609-654-6791 or rparks@medfordtownship.com

Here is the complete list of repaving for 2017.

PHASE I (Spring)

-Hartford Road from Himmelein Road to Old Marlton Pike
-Waterbury Court
-Nantucket Court

PHASE II (Fall)

-Jackson Road from Stokes Road to Tavistock Drive
-Old Marlton Pike from Muirfield Court to Jones Road
-Turtle Creek Drive
-Medford Mews Drive
-Corlen Court
-Woodthrush Trail East and West
-Townsend Court
-Mill Street
-Indian Spring Lane
-Pin Oak Court
-Iron Rock Lane cul de sac
-Sunny Jim Drive from Schoolhouse Drive to Indian Spring Lane
-Greenbriar Lane
-Pine Valley Drive
-Tavistock Drive
-Normandy Drive and Court
-Saxony Court
-Sherwood Court

Medford Township Answer to Snow Plowing Complaint

Recently the Medford Commons Board expressed displeasure with the quality of the snow plowing this winter. This was the response we were given.

“Thank you for your reply. I apologize that their performance was not satisfactory. My understanding from the language in the contract is that the contractor is only responsible for plowing the roadways and cart ways within each court. The contractor is not responsible for clearing the parking areas. I am not sure if the previous contractor did more than what they were responsible for in the past or not.

I will however speak with the contractor before the next snowfall to make sure they understand their responsibility under the contract and perform accordingly.”

March 1st Township Social Media Presentation

The Township Council’s Neighborhood Services Advisory Committee will be offering a special presentation for residents entitled “Empowering Parents—A Guide to Social Media.” This forum will be held on Wednesday, March 1st beginning at 7:30 pm at the Public Safety Building, 91 Union Street (across from Freedom Park)

During this discussion, Officer Patrick Robey of the Medford Police Department will present an overview of popular social media sites and apps that today’s youth and teens are using. He will also share information on current trends in social media and ways to keep children safe while on social media sites. Facebook and Twitter have been replaced by sites such as Instagram and Snap Chat in popularity amongst teens, primarily because parents and adult caretakers are unfamiliar with these sites and how kids are using them.
Officer Robey made this presentation at Taunton Forge School to parents in late January, and the feedback was that it was a great experience and very informative for all in raising awareness of this important topic.
For those residents interested in this presentation who will be unable to make this March 1st event, it will be live video streamed via the Township website (http://www.medfordtownship.com/content/233/243/967/default.aspx) and also archived for viewing at any time via the same link.

For more info, contact Kathy Burger at 609-654-2608 x334.

Free Shredding March 25th

The Dept. of Neighborhood Services will be hosting its first FREE Shredding date of the year on Saturday, March 25th from 8 am – 12 noon in Freedom Park, located at 86 Union Street. (across from the Public Safety Building)

This event is for residents only, and each resident is limited to 10 bags or boxes of documents.

Additional Shredding Dates will be announced for the remainder of the year at a later date.

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

The Department of Neighborhood Services will be collecting Christmas trees starting the week of Monday, January 23rd. Collection will take place over a two-week period and will end on Friday, February 3rd.

Residents should place their trees at the street on their designated trash collection day with all stands, ornaments, and lights removed. Trees that are flocked or treated with artificial snow cannot be recycled and should be brought to the DPW yard during regular hours.

The DPW yard is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and every third Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Updated Brush Collection Information

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday’s trash collections will be done on Friday, and Friday’s trash collections will be done on Saturday.

Leaf Collection Update, 11/23/2016
The first round of Leaf Collection has been completed in all Zones. Crews will start the second and final round of Leaf Collection according to the schedule below:
Zone 1: Week of 11/28/2016
Zone 2: Week of 12/5/2016
Zone 3: Week of 12/12/2016
Zone 4: Week of 12/19/2016
Zone 5: Week of 12/26/2016

Residents are encouraged to rake their leaves to the street before the Monday of the scheduled collection. Each street is collected once. Leaves placed curbside after our crews have collected the street will be the responsibility of the homeowner to remove. Please make sure your leaves do not contain sticks, branches, tree limbs, or other debris. All piles should be no more than 10-12 feet from the edge of the roadway. Our crews will not drive onto private property or drive off the road to collect leaves.

Brush Collection:

The Dept. of Neighborhood Services has received numerous calls about the collection of brush. Many calls were received because the homeowner thought Brush Collection and Leaf Collection were the same program. Brush collection is the collection of tree branches and limbs less than six (6) inches in diameter. Brush collection was completed in October but will resume in the Spring of 2017.

As listed above, Leaf Collection will continue according to the published schedule and will be completed the last week of December, 2016.

The Township will enforce Township Codes that prohibit the placement of leaves or brush at the street outside of scheduled collection times. Residents who place material at the street outside of our collection schedule will be cited accordingly.

Program updates will be distributed as needed through our website, Facebook page, and Nixle. Please contact the Department of Neighborhood Services with any questions you may have at 609-654-6791 or via email to Richard Parks, Director of Neighborhood Services at rparks@medfordtownship.com.

Important Message about Brush

After touring most of the Township over the past couple of weeks, it appears that residents are still placing piles of brush at the street for collection. Brush collection for all Zones has been completed. No additional brush collections are scheduled for the remainder of 2016. The brush collection schedule for 2017 will be posted in January 2017. We do anticipate two collections in 2017, one in the Spring and one in late Summer/early Fall as we did this year.

Residents who still have placed brush piles in front of their homes for collection are required to remove this material as soon as possible. Township Code states that “All brush shall be stored on a resident’s property and shall not be placed at the roadside earlier than 10 days preceding the Monday of the scheduled collection week.” Therefore, as the Brush Collection program has concluded for 2016, this material should not be stored in front yards.

Residents may bring their brush to the DPW Facility on Commonwealth Drive for disposal any Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, and every third Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, excluding holidays. Residents must show proof of residency. (Contractors are not permitted to dispose of any material at the DPW yard.)

Brush piles placed at the street or on front yard properties degrade the appearance of the community and create an unnecessary fire and safety hazard. Additionally, brush piles placed at the street or on the cul-de-sacs create safety concerns and unnecessary delays for the crews who have begun leaf collection efforts, and may also impede snow plowing efforts over the winter.

Residents who fail to remove their brush from the street will be cited accordingly. Chapter 49-1 of the Township Code titled “Brush, Grass, and Weeds” states “It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners, occupant or occupants, tenant or tenants of any lot or tract of land situate within the limits of the Township of Medford to permit or maintain on any such lot or tract of land any brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris injurious to the public health, safety and general welfare or where the same shall tend to create a fire hazard or where the same may tend to interfere with the orderly flow of surface waters across said lands.” These Township Codes will be strictly e nforced. The Township will also investigate and enforce any dumping of brush on Township owned property and open space.

Please share this message with your neighbors in an effort to avoid future enforcement action. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help in making Medford a safe and attractive community for everyone to enjoy.

Richard Parks, CPWM
Director of Neighborhood Services

Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing on PPE Zoning 10/26

The Township Council has requested that the Planning Board undertake an examination related to the suitability of current PPE Zoning regulations and make recommendations to Council for updates and modifications, with priority focused on uses, buffers and setbacks.

The PPE Zoning designation is utilized for areas in Medford where there is educational and recreational activities; including the operation of public and private elementary school facilities and quasi-public campground activities, as well as municipal buildings, churches, libraries and open space, parks and parkland and municipal infrastructure.

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend the next Planning Board meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 starting at 7:30 pm where a public hearing will be conducted. Members of the public will be afforded the opportunity to comment on any aspect of the current PPE Zoning regulations. The meeting will be held at the Public Safety Building, located at 91 Union Street; and is live video-streamed and archived via the Medford Township website: http://www.medfordtownship.com/content/233/243/967/default.aspx

The current PPE Zoning regulations defined in the Land Development Ordinances can be found here: http://www.ecode360.com/ME0295LUL.

For more information, contact the Planning & Zoning Office at 609-654-2608 x312

Medford Township Seeking Residents for Boards and Commissions

The Township Council is extending an open invitation to residents interested in serving on the Township’s Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Economic Development Commission, Neighborhood Services Advisory Committee, and Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee to fill annual appointments beginning in January 2017.

Residents interested in an appointment to any of these Boards and Committees shall complete the Application for Appointment to Citizen Advisory Boards that can be found on the homepage or Board & Commissions page of the Township website, or in the Medford Municipal Building at 17 North Main Street. This completed application, along with a brief cover letter and/or statement of qualifications to serve, must be submitted to the attention of Kathleen McCrink, Township Manager’s Office, 17 North Main Street, Medford, New Jersey 08055 or by e-mail to kmccrink@medfordtownship.com.

Those individuals currently serving on any Board with a term expiring on December 31, 2016 are asked to send an email or letter to Mrs. McCrink should they wish to be re-appointed for another term.

All applications and requests for re-appointment should be received no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

For more information or to request an application be e-mailed or mailed, please contact Mrs. McCrink at 609-654-2608 x334.