Public Notice (Updated 5/10/20)
On May 4th, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that all public and private schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year through June 30, 2020. This decision was based on guidance from the Department of Health and the Department of Education. As of now, schools cannot safely open.
Gloucester Township Rec Center’s Summer Camps utilize our local schools for camp locations. After careful review, Gloucester Township has decided to cancel our Summer Camps for 2020. This also includes the GTPD Junior Police Academy. The health and safety of our community, children and staff remain our utmost concern.
Gloucester Township Council has scheduled an emergency meeting to consider a resolution to extend the grace period for payment of property taxes through Monday June 1st. No interest will be charged through June 1st. Action will take place on Monday May 4th.
Beginning Wednesday, April 22nd, the drive through window for taxes will be open from 8:30am- 5:00 pm. In addition we will have a dropbox receptacle outside the entrance nearest to the drive-through window. The dropbox may be used for any township documents.
Effective March 30, 2020, Gloucester Township Municipal offices will remain closed indefinitely until the health crisis is past us, in an effort to protect employees and the public and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the community.
Should you need any assistance while the below municipal offices are closed to the public, please reach out to the following contacts:
Mayor’s Office (email firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-374-3514)
Tax Collector (email Sandra Ferguson email@example.com)
Tax Assesor (email Chuck Palumbo firstname.lastname@example.org)
Finance (email Christie Ehret email@example.com)
Municipal Clerk (email Nancy Power GTClerk@glotwp.com)
Vital Statistics (email Renee Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community Development and Planning (email Kenneth Lechner email@example.com)
Construction (email Bernie Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communications (email Regina Caristo email@example.com)
“As we go through these uncertain times together, I would like to take the time to thank all of our first responders who have been doing their best in protecting our community: our Gloucester Township Police Department, six fire companies, and AMR EMS services, and also the utility workers. They are putting their own health and safety on the line every day to keep our residents safe and taking extra precautions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Gloucester Township. We are one strong and resilient community standing firm and getting through all of this together.
I would also like to thank the first responders and healthcare workers across the country that are standing on the front lines to support our nation’s response to COVID-19. We commend you for your bravery and dedication to your communities.
To all our residents: please follow the guidelines provided by professionals, stay safe, and stay healthy,” said Mayor David R. Mayer.
Please continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and https://glotwp.com/news/covid19/
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Visit the COVID-19 Jobs Portal: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
In response to Governor Murphy’s directive to stay at home, Gloucester Township Public Schools and Black Horse Pike Regional School Districts’ Food Service Department will reduce the days for Breakfast & Lunch meal distribution. These changes are effective beginning Monday, March 23rd. Hours of operation will remain unchanged: from 9:00 AM until Noon at the three middle schools.
Our districts’ outstanding Food Services staff will now be working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Parents arriving at our schools will now receive two (2) days of food for each visit. Please refrigerate half the distribution for the second day’s consumption.
Until this crisis has ended, we remain committed to the students and families of Gloucester Township.
On Saturday March 21st, Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub, a new, visitor-friendly website available at https://covid19.nj.gov
The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides New Jerseyans with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State’s response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance.
“We want to make it easier for New Jersey residents to access the critical resources they need as the State responds to COVID-19,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “This innovative new site, equipped with expert knowledge and vital information, is an essential resource for New Jerseyans during this time.”
Important information and links:
- State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline – 800-222-1222.
- Meals Available for Camden County Seniors in Need! If you or a senior you know needs meal assistance, please call (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220 to make arrangements. Healthy residents interested in volunteering should contact (856) 374-6396. More information:
- Report a concern: this includes reporting a fallen tree, a pothole, trash or recycling issue and more. Simply send a text message with the word “hello” to (856) 644-6414
- Recreation Registration: Register for upcoming classes and programs: Click here.
- Pay Taxes/Sewer bills: You can mail in a check or pay online: Click here.
- Pay traffic tickets: Click here
- Forms: Residents can access and download a variety of community development forms online and then fax those forms to the department Click Here
- Monitor event changes and cancellations Click here
- Police matters:
– Police Emergency, please call 911;
– Police non-emergency, dial 856-228-4500
- Report Sewer Issues: please call 856-227-8666, payments can be made via regular mail or online at gtmua.com
- Contact Mayor’s office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Closures & Event/Activity Changes (Updated 5/10/20)
- Please note that as a result of the current health emergency, Gloucester Township Day is postponed until further notice.
- The Gloucester Township 5K run which was originally rescheduled for June 13th is CANCELLED
- The 2020 Gloucester Township Arts Market on May 17th has been cancelled. Read the full statement here: https://glotwp.com/gloucester-township-arts-market-2020/
- Consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order and in the interest of public health during the current national emergency, Gloucester Township parks will be closed as of April 8th, 2020 to the public until further notice. Please stay safe and protect yourself and your family.
- Municipal Court will be closed indefinitely (please email Patricia Carroll email@example.com )
- Gloucester Township Public Schools and Black Horse Pike Regional School District will be closed indefinitely, implementing remote learning. Visit gloucestertownshipschools.org and www.bhprsd.org for more information.
- Camden County Technical School will be closed indefinitely
- Camden County College extended spring break to March 29th. Virtual instruction begins March 30th
- Senior Services will be closed indefinitely, including Senior Bus Transportation
- Recreation Center will be closed. All programs are cancelled indefinitely (email Diane Jones firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Fagan email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Point Arial Park will be closed. All programs are cancelled indefinitely
- Pre-School are closed indefinitely
- Gloucester Township Library will be closed indefinitely
- Mainstage Center for the Arts will be closed indefinitely– Please call (856) 302-6485 1pm-5pm, Mon-Thu; or email email@example.com
- The Easter Bunny Brunch held at the Recreation Center on April 4th is cancelled.
- Spring Classes and their registrations are currently postponed until further notice.
- Historic Committee Events scheduled for April and May will be cancelled. Please check their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/glotwphistory/ or social media for the specific event information being cancelled for April and May.
- All 325th Anniversary Celebration events are cancelled.
- The Gloucester Township Business Breakfast on April 9th is postponed.
- retrievr’s suspension of service in NJ and PA has been extended until at least April 20.
- After careful review, Gloucester Township has decided to cancel our Summer Camps for 2020. This also includes the GTPD Junior Police Academy. The health and safety of our community, children and staff remain our utmost concern.
- Gloucester Township 2020 POOL REGISTRATION that would normally begin on May 4th is postponed. New date to be determined.
- Community Shred Day at Public Works (April 4th) has been cancelled. The Fall event is October 17th.
Gloucester Township Police Department and Department of Public Works will continue operations as usual.
Trash pick-up and recycling will continue following normal schedule.
IF YOU HAVE A POLICE EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.
If you have a police non-emergency that requires immediate police assistance, please call 856-228-4500
Residents are encouraged to monitor our website as well as social media channels for further information and updates.
We apologize for any operational inconvenience as we continue to work with County, State, and Federal government on this national emergency situation.