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Our mission... is to provide residents, visitors and the business community with the highest quality of municipal services in an efficient, courteous manner. To enhance the quality of life through planning and visionary leadership, to preserve our natural resources, and to maintain a safe and secure environment for our residents.

Benefits of living in Brooklawn include:

  • An innovative and well-respected school system with small class sizes
  • A close proximity to major cities, with Center City Philadelphia located just 5 miles away
  • A clean, safe and affordable place to live
  • A historic, quaint and unique community
  • An open and transparent government that seeks to maintain public trust
  • A thriving local business scene, promoted through local business association

Brooklawn is the little town that……

Is located on the east side of Delaware River, overlooking the Philadelphia sky line. Called “God’s Little Acre” by some. Brooklawn is just a bit over a ½ mile square. Brooklawn is known for its busy baseball fields, beautiful Delaware River waterfront, small town community feel, a 9/11 Memorial, Community celebrations and  picturesque sunsets.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

      

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Borough of Brooklawn on December 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Municipal Building at 301 Christiana Street, Brooklawn, New Jersey for PPG AccuTab SI calcium hypochlorite tablets or approved equal for the calendar year 2021.  We estimate our usage to be approximately one pallet (24 pails) per month.                                                                                                                                             

Bid specifications may be obtained from Michael Ostrom,  ~ Assistant Superintendent, 301 Christiana St. Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030.                 

The Borough of Brooklawn reserves the right to reject any or all bids either in whole or in part, and also to waive any informality in any bid or bids so received.

Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder on the outside with “BID - Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets” written on the outside.  Said bids shall be addressed to Ryan Giles - Borough Clerk, Borough of Brooklawn 301 Christiana St. Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030.         

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c. 127.

The suppliers are also further notified that they must comply with P.L. 1977, Chapter 33, and submit a Disclosure Statement listing stockholders with the bid.

                                                                             Ryan Giles, Borough Clerk

 

HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION:
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week:
Trash on the west side of Brooklawn will be collected a day earlier on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Recycling for the entire Borough will also be on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Trash collection for the east side (Borough Hall side) will be picked up as usual.

 

 

 

 

 

Important information:

Please be aware of the new stop signs that were installed all along Paris Ave. at each intersection. It is important that we are all conscious of these new stop signs that will help increase public safety. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

 

Upcoming Fall Event - Covid Style 

 

 


Click here to be directed to the Planning & Zoning page for more information

The September meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2020.

 

Brooklawn Borough is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Below is the link to join and participate in the meeting. You will need to register for a free zoom account to participate. 

Topic: Planning and Zoning Meeting
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84052827468?pwd=YzJ4MmFOM2ZLUW4vUjBWOHZvT2xZUT09

Meeting ID: 840 5282 7468
Passcode: 425903

 

 

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Be sure to scroll down for many links that provide important information 

This Wednesday May 13th

Join NJ Human Services on our Facebook page at NJ Department of Human Services
this Wednesday, May 13th at 7 p.m.
for a live discussion about services that could help you and your family during this public health emergency.

5/8/2020

Today, Barrington Mayor Patti Porter Harris reported that the Rite-Aid in Barrington will begin testing anyone over the age of 18 whether symptomatic or not. You do not need a script. You must scheduled an appointment by going on line at https://www.riteaid.com.

There is no charge for the test.

Camden County received 88 million dollars in aid from the CARES Act and will be shared with municipalities for COVID activities and reimbursement. We are waiting for federal and state guidance on how this money can be administered.

All summer events and concerts, including 4th of July Fireworks hosted by Camden County have been cancelled.

Governor Phil Murphy reported 1,827 new positive cases for a total of 133,635 in New Jersey. There are 254 additional deaths for a total of 8,801 deaths in New Jersey. There are 4,996 patients hospitalized (the first time this number has been below 5,000 and the peak was 8,270 just two week ago) and 1,470 in critical care with 1,107 on ventilators. There were 325 new admissions and 460 patients discharged. There are 513 out of 575 Long Term Care facilities/Assisted Living facilities reporting 24,639 positive cases and 4,505 deaths; which is 50% of the total deaths.

Currently there are approximately 40,000 unemployed in Camden County which is almost 10% of the county population. There have been over 1 million unemployment claims filed within 2 months and 700,000 have been processed and paid. 1.9 billion dollars has been dispersed so far. 72,000 claims were processed just last week, and there are over 200,000 more claims that still need to be processed. Since March 15th, most claims are paid within 2-3 weeks according to the Commissioner of Labor. Go to myunemployment.nj.gov for assistance. A new call center is being contracted for the state unemployment office.

Brooklawn's Covid-19 count is at 13. We wish all affected by this virus a speedy recovery back to health!

Please continue to practice social distancing, handwashing, mask wearing ... be kind to your family, friends and neighbors.

Wishes for all a Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you
Teri Branella

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5/6/2020

Brooklawn has a current total of 12 positive cases of Covid-19. Today’s update for Camden County Coronavirus confirmed cases is 78 new cases bringing the total to 3,707 in Camden County. There have been 9 new deaths in Camden County since yesterday for a total of 197 deaths. Of the 197 total fatalities in Camden County 144 are from long term facilities.

There are currently 5,221 patients hospitalized with COVID19 - 1,549 in critical care and 1,146 on ventilators or 74%. Please note that the number of hospitalizations across our health care systems, regionally, continues to also trend downward.

The Governor today signed Exectutive Order #138 which extends for another 30 days the Declaration of Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. A private firm was contracted by the State Department of Health, who has thirty years experience at the Federal and State level, to evaluate for the near term and long term health policies that need to implemented in our Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities. Testing strategy and Contact Tracing is being worked on aggressively in order to help with the reopening strategy's.

***Please fill out your 2020 Census. New Jersey is 21st out of 50 states with a 58.6% completion rate. PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS! Money, services and legislative representation are determined by our census numbers. Everyone needs to be counted!!!

We must continue our efforts to social distance, hand washing, mask wearing when out in public and staying home. I continue to keep you all in my prayers.

Teri Branella
Brooklawn Mayor

 

4/30/2020

All Brooklawn ballfields, playgrounds and parks will remain closed until further notice.
For information on County and State parks. Follow the link below.

https://www.camdencounty.com/all-county-state-parks-to-reo…

 

4/1/2020

Message from Mayor Theresa Branella and Chief Shamus Ellis:

First, we hope all are doing well and hope all are healthy during this trying time. Remember, If you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to call our non-emergency number at 856-456-3434.

We wanted to take a quick moment of your time so we can express our sincere gratitude to the residents and businesses of Brooklawn. We are in constant communication with each other, and over the past two weeks we have came to the same conclusion; that the overwhelming majority of you are following the Governors very important order of "staying home." We've had no issues of gatherings or parties, and all businesses in town are in compliance with the orders as well. As we go forward in this crisis, we are hopeful all will remain the same, because we will not tolerate violations of the orders. If you are aware of people congregating for any reason, we ask that you call the police immediately.

At times, some of us have to leave our homes to go food shopping or for another essential reason. It's so very important that we remember the "social distancing- at least 6 feet apart" and the constant washing of our hands. The leaving of our homes has to be limited to the bare minimum. Per all the experts, it's the only way we can get ahead of this virus.

We all know, the way in which we are currently living will not last forever. We will get through this together. All we need to do is take it one day at a time, do our part to help rid our great nation of this virus, and always remember that "This Too Shall Pass."

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Respectfully,

Your Mayor and Chief of Police

 

  

A message from Mayor Teri Branella
3/30/2020

As of today, Brooklawn has seen its first positive case of COVID-19, a female in her 20's. Our prayers and well wishes are with her that she has a quick, speedy recovery.

Please continue to stay home and practice social distancing. It's our best defense!

Today the Department of Health has announced 41 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient: Female, 50s, Lawnside

New Patient: Female, 40s, Audubon

New Patient: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Female, 70s, Pennsauken

New Patient: Male, 40s, Voorhees

New Patient: Male, 30s, Magnolia

New Patient: Female, 70s, Pennsauken

New Patient: Male, 20s, Gloucester Twp

New Patient: Male, 40s, Bellmawr

New Patient: Female, 60s, Camden

New Patient: Male, 40s, Oaklyn

New Patient: Male, 40s, Gloucester Twp

New Patient: Female, 60s, Camden

New Patient: Female, 20s, Brooklawn

New Patient: Female, 30s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Female, 40s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Female, 60s, Gloucester Twp

New Patient: Female, 60s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Female, 70s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Male, 60s, Collingswood

New Patient: Female, 40s, Waterford Twp

New Patient: Male, 50s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Male, 20s, Pennsauken

New Patient: Male, 10s, Gloucester Twp

New Patient: Male, 20s, Voorhees

New Patient: Female, 50s, Camden

New Patient: Female, 60s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Male, 50s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Female, 50s, Gloucester Twp

New Patient: Male, 80s, Pennsauken

New Patient: Female, 40s, Haddon Twp

New Patient: Male, 20s, Pennsauken

New Patient: Female, 30s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Male, 40s, Woodlynne

New Patient: Female, 40s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Female, 40s, Winslow Twp

New Patient: Female, 40s, Cherry Hill

New Patient: Male, 50s, Pine Hill

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 202 today and a total of three fatalities. Overall, the hospitalization rate among Camden County patients remains at approximately 16 percent.

The county Health Department is currently working with the NJDOH to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions. New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus at https://covid19.nj.gov/

The official COVID-19 Information Hub for the State of New Jersey. Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support here.
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The official COVID-19 Information Hub for the State of New Jersey. Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support here.
3/27/2020
A message from Mayor Teri Branella

My apology that this is a very long post as it includes a lot of information on the bill that was passed today as it relates to New Jersey, as well as information I felt would be of interest you.

---- Camden County has an increase of 33 cases, bringing the total to 117. As of today, there are no cases in Brooklawn. It is important that everyone continue to stay at home continue to practice social distancing if we want to affect the curve.

The county Health Department is currently working with the NJDOH to trace close contacts of these newest cases and these investigations are still ongoing.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only. For those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions. New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus at https://covid19.nj.gov/.

---- "No Camden County senior will go hungry because they are unable to cook or afraid to go to the grocery store, we will not allow that to happen,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young.

Most clients will receive seven meals once per week, while others receive meals each day. Drop-offs are performed one day per week and vary by town.

If you, or a senior you know, needs meal assistance, please call (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220 to make arrangements. We will make sure that you are taken care of.

---- Today, I attended a conference call with Senators Booker and Menendez which briefed us on the financial package just signed which includes help for families and individuals as well as businesses.

Below is a breakdown of the funding. Please note that these numbers are best estimates by Booker and Menendez staff based on projections and existing funding formulas, but are not final pending official allocation. State and local governments and individuals may still be eligible for additional assistance through various federal programs.

Help for NJ Workers

· Direct payments to 80% of New Jersey Families. Over 92% of single tax filers and eight-in-ten joint-filers in New Jersey will receive payments up to $1,200 for individuals earning less than $75,000 and $2,400 for couples earning less than $150,000, plus $500 per child.

· Expanded Unemployment Insurance. Increases the maximum unemployment benefit amount by $600 per week above one’s base unemployment compensation benefit through July and ensures that workers who are laid-off or out of work will receive, on average, close to their full pay for four months. It ensures that workers are protected whether they work for businesses small, medium or large, along with the self-employed independent contractors and workers in the gig economy.

· Fee Waiver for Withdrawal of Retirement Funds. Waives the additional 10% tax on early distributions from IRAs and defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans) in the case of coronavirus-eligible distributions up to $100,000, and may be re-contributed to the plan or IRA. Additionally, defined contribution plans are permitted to allow plan loans up to $100,000 and repayment of plan loans is extended for employees who are affected by the coronavirus.

Help for NJ Small Businesses

· Up to $10 million per business available to small businesses with less than 500 employees under the new Paycheck Protection Program. Loans are forgivable for payroll costs, mortgage interest payments, rent and utilities to keep struggling business afloat and workers employed. Loan payments would be deferred for six months.

· Up to $10,000 in SBA Emergency Grants for small businesses through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

· Worker Retention Tax Credit. For employers, including non-profits, whose operations have been fully or partially suspended, the bill provides a refundable payroll tax credit for a percentage of wages and compensation paid to eligible employees during the COVID-19 crisis

· $1.25 million in funding from the Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP) to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers in New Jersey with resources to grow, reduce costs, improve efficiencies, develop their workforce, create new products, find new markets, etc.

· Temporary Suspension of Alcohol Taxes in the Emergency Production of Hand Sanitizer. Under present law, distilled spirits are generally subject to an excise tax of between $2.70 and $13.50 per proof gallon. This provision would exempt the tax on spirits removed during 2020 and used for the production of hand sanitizer in compliance with all FDA guidance.

Help for NJ’s Health System

· $100 billion in grants available for local hospitals, public entities, not-for-profit entities, and Medicare and Medicaid enrolled suppliers and institutional providers to cover unreimbursed health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus.

· At least $15.4 million – Funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness fund to support New Jersey’s health system preparation for and response to the coronavirus. This can be used to fund personal protective equipment, laboratory testing to detect positive cases, infection control and mitigation at the local level to prevent the spread of the virus, and other public health preparedness and response activities. The state is still eligible to apply for additional funding from a separate $750 million fund.

· In addition to the $1.8 million recently distributed to New Jersey Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) from a previous coronavirus relief package, millions of additional dollars are on the way for New Jersey’s health centers as the CARES Act includes an additional $1.32 billion for FQHCs.

Support for NJ and Local Communities

· $3.44 billion – Funding from the COVID state fund to help New Jersey and local communities continue essential services as resources are being diverted to address the economic slowdown and COVID-19 response.

· $1.76 billion – Funding for NJ Transit from the $25 billion appropriated to help the nation’s transit systems.

· $53.5 million – Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to help communities fund infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance, etc.

· $10.2 million – Funding to help New Jersey prepare for the 2020 election cycle, including to increase the ability to vote by mail, expand early voting and online registration, and increase the safety of voting in-person by providing additional voting facilities and more poll workers.

· Major Disaster Declaration allows New Jersey to apply for additional funding from the $45 billion FEMA Disaster Relief Fund to provide for the immediate needs of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as private non-profits performing critical and essential services, to protect citizens and help them recover from the overwhelming effects of COVID-19.

· $18.3 million – Byrne-JAG grant funding for New Jersey to help state and local law enforcement and jails meet local needs, including the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed medical items.

· $70 million – Added funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure everyone, including seniors and children, in New Jersey receive the food they need.

Support for Affordable Housing

· $53 million – Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to help New Jerseyans experiencing homelessness.

· $12.363 million – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to help low-income families and seniors offset home heating, cooling, and other energy costs.

· $1.7 million – Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) to benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.

· Up to one-year forbearance on all federally-backed mortgages.

· 60-day foreclosure and eviction moratorium on all federally-backed mortgages.

· 90-day forbearance on federally-backed loans for owners of multifamily rental properties, during which period they may not evict or charge late fees or other penalties to tenants for nonpayment of rent.

· 120-day eviction protection for tenants. Owners of federally-subsidized properties or properties with a federally-backed mortgage loan may not evict or charge penalties or fees to a tenant who cannot pay rent for 120 days following this act.

Help for Local Schools/Higher Ed

· $310 million – Funding to support New Jersey’s K-12 education that can be used to help educators and students transition on online and remote learning.

· $69 million – Funding for a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund that Governor Murphy can use to provide support to school districts and institutions of higher education hardest hit by COVID-19.

· $1.15 million – Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

· $62.6 million – Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) to help provide access to high-quality child care for frontline workers like healthcare sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and others deemed essential during the response to the coronavirus, and to provide continued payments to child care facilities that face closure or decreased enrollment due to COVID-19.

Please stay strong and if you are not out enjoying a walk outside with your family please stay inside. Be safe. Together we will all get through this!

Thank you!

Covid-19 Information Hub link is below:

Camden County Board of Social Services
is here to help those families who may be in need of assistance during this crisis.
Camden County Dept. of Health is seeking volunteers

Please follow the link below for information and to sign up: 

https://www.camdencounty.com/service/covid-19-updates-and-preparations/volunteer/

Governor Phil Murphy has announced a website where you can go to ask questions, get updates, find services and information. 

Click the link below to be directed to the site

https://covid19.nj.gov

 

3/22/2020

Message from Mayor Teri Branella:

This best summarizes Governor Phil Murphy Executive Orders as well as conference calls I've been on. Please continue to practice social distancing. Remember most of our local businesses are offering take out or delivery. Shop Rite offers Shop At Home. Use this time to regroup. Get out for a walk. Catch up on phone calls with friends and relatives. Clean and declutter your home. Just stay safe.

Governor Murphy has issued executive order number 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

The governor’s order also requires all nonessential businesses in the state to close effective 9 p.m., Saturday, March 21, with the exceptions of:

Grocery stores, farmer's markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
Medical supply stores;
Gas stations;
Convenience stores;
Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
Hardware and home improvement stores;
Banks and other financial institutions;
Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
Pet stores;
Liquor stores;
Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
Printing and office supply shops;
Mail and delivery stores.

“We are at war with this virus, and the only way to defeat it is to limit our exposure, adhere to social distancing as strictly as possible, and follow all of the orders outlined by the Gov. Murphy,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We understand that this will disrupt daily life and cause interruptions to our normal order of business, however strong measures are necessary if we are to flatten the curve and save lives. If you are not reporting to work, seeking groceries or getting medical care, you need to stay home.”

The Order also continues existing other social distancing measures applied to entertainment businesses, requirements that all restaurants operate by delivery and takeout only, and the directive that all pre-K, elementary, and secondary schools close and all institutions of higher education cease in-person instruction.

3/20/2020
Message from Mayor Teri Branella:

As you are aware from reports from the President and Governor on TV during their press briefings, Coronavirus and the spread of it continues to be in a progressive state.

From Governor Phil Murphy’s press briefing, here is the latest information. There are currently 890 positive cases in NJ; that is 155 more since yesterday. There are 2 more deaths in NJ; bringing the total now to 11. The latest 2 deaths are two males; 1 is 37 years old in Essex County and the other is 52 years old in Bergen County. Bergen County is the hardest hit county with 249 positive cases reported. (Bergen is also the largest populated county in NJ with 1 million residents) 4 of the deaths in NJ are from Long Term Care Facilities. This is why all visitors have been banned from all LTC and hospitals in the State. New Jersey is reporting the 4th highest amount of positive cases in the US, behind New York, California and Washington. The Governor has asked the President for more support from the feds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stock Pile and additional testing kits. The Governors of NJ, CT, NY, and PA have estimated and requested 100 billion dollars in direct cash assistance as this is the estimation from the 4 states as to the needs for financial recovery.

As of Monday, two test sites will have been set up in North Jersey. The State is working with the counties to set up a drive through testing site in South Jersey. There are 9 million people in NJ and because we are a densely populated state and people are so close together there is great impact; hence the reason for the numbers being higher in the North. The State Health Department is in need of surge beds in hospitals and they are working in the South to reopen the former Underwood Hospital in Woodbury for 300 surge beds in the next 2-3 weeks.
Because the Governor is expecting the numbers to grow higher, tomorrow there will be more precautionary measures put in place. In the Governor’s words: “We are TIGHTENING THE SCREWS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING”!

He also mentioned schools could be closed longer then the original 2 weeks that was originally predicted. The Governor believes the good people of New Jersey are following the guidelines as ridership on NJ Transit is down 90%; so, most people are heeding the advice and staying home.

The President has ordered Income Tax filing has been
delayed 90 days to July 15th and Federal Student Loans payments are delayed 60 days.

Locally, in Brooklawn, your local government is fully functioning. Please feel free to call if you have any needs. As the buildings are closed to the public, please mail in or use the lock box out in front of the Municipal Building. Some residents have asked about delaying tax payments and/or eliminating interest on late payments. We do not have authority to do that; only the State can authorize that. I have a call in to our Assemblyman to see if that is something the Legislature and Governor are considering. As you are also aware, yesterday all of our parks and playgrounds were ordered to be closed. This is to keep our citizens safe and healthy and away from each other as to not spread anything. We are ever grateful and thankful for your cooperation as we continue to look out for your good health and safety.

I ask that you continue following all of the precautionary measures set in place and together we will all get through this. May God Bless You And Your Family.

Mayor Teri Branella

3/16/2020
Message from Mayor Teri Branella:

Dear Resident:

Please take a moment to read this note as it contains important information about Brooklawn’s response to the threat of the spread of COVID-19.  On Monday, Governor Murphy declared a State  of Emergency for the State of New Jersey. To our knowledge, there is no specific issue in our community now.   However, the health and safety of our residents and staff remains our top priority.   We have met and are in regular contact with the County and State Health Departments, Brooklawn Police, Alice Costello School and our Emergency Management, and we have been working together to monitor this evolving situation.

In Brooklawn, we are taking any potential risk to our community very seriously.   Protecting the health and safety of our residents is our top priority.   Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking the following  steps at this time,  to modify our usual services.

  • The Municipal Building will be closed to the public until March 30th when we will again evaluate the situation. We intend to provide all of the services that you have come to expect and have taken measures to target safety and sanitary practices as they directly relate to overall risk.   Marriage Licenses & Death Certificates  will be available by appointment only at 856-456-0750, ext. 103.   All other services are limited at this point. Tax and sewer payments should be mailed to :  Borough of Brooklawn 301 Christiana St. Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030 or  there  is a drop box located at the front of the municipal building.  where you can also drop payments, construction plans, applications and other documents.  Leave  a check or money order (NO CASH PLEASE) in the drop box. Online payments can also be made for tax and water payments.    
  • Our police department, fire department and EMS remain on duty.   Call 911 in the event of an emergency and 856-456-3434 for non-emergency issues.  If you go to police headquarters for a non-emergency, use the phone located on the wall. You will be connected to dispatch and an officer will respond.   All requests for fingerprints for a volunteer organization are suspended until further notice. 
  • Closure includes Municipal Court - until further notice.
  • There are no changes in trash pickup and recycling.
  • The Community Center / Senior Center will be closed until further notice
  • We will be reviewing all scheduled public meetings, including Township Council, to determine whether they are necessary for the continuation of governmental operations.

As you may or may not be aware, Alice Costello School has suspended operations.   Information on the status of the school will appear on their website. 

The best way to prevent the spread and contraction of Coronavirus is practicing good personal hygiene:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly, and often, with soap and water for 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you’re sick;
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick;
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.  This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.  Maintain social distancing, maintain at least a 3 feet distance between yourself and another person.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue; and
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

This has been a frightening and stressful time for many of us here in Brooklawn  and throughout the world. Please remember to take care of yourself and those in your family, both physically and mentally, and to reach out to friends, neighbors, clergy or mental health professionals for emotional support.

Please stay safe and continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and the

State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline – 800-222-1222. 

We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation under these difficult circumstances. The Borough of Brooklawn has always excelled during trying times with a commitment to each other, and comes out stronger on the other side. We expect nothing different this time around.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.   

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Mayor Teri Branella

 

Important information from the food bank of South Jersey...click the link below to be directed to their website:

https://foodbanksj.org/zip-code-locator/?fbclid=IwAR0GXRjQLfPOjDFheMv5YLRgN1rYB4fEDqzOXjrZ7BUczki2a78NcmiHksM

 

Additional information for Seniors, Unemployment Benefits and Social Service Programs: 

Employees from Camden County Public Works and the Parks Department are delivering meals to seniors and the disabled. Residents may sign up at 856-858-3220;

Residents who need to apply for unemployment benefits may do so at www.MyUnemployment.nj.gov

Residents who need to apply for social service programs may do so at www.njhelps.org

Shoprite of Brooklawn

An important message from Brown's Shoprite...
Effective Monday, March 23rd, Shoprite of Brooklawn is reserving our first hour of business (Monday - Thursday 7 am to 8 am and Friday - Sunday 6 am to 7 am) for shoppers who are considered elderly or high risk. Thank you to our customers for helping us accommodate this request.
If you have any questions please call the store at (856) 742-8700.

 

Camden County working to connect those in need with mental health and addiction services

Counseling services are available by phone during COVID 19 crisis

 

(Camden, NJ) – As Camden County residents cope with the continuing COVID 19 pandemic, managing mental health and addiction issues may be more challenging for some residents. With in-person services now unavailable for so many, Camden County is taking steps to connect residents with the help they need.

 

The Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Department of Health want to make residents aware of a number of social service organizations that offer counseling by phone in New Jersey, some of them available 24/7. These include:

 

  • The Mental Health Association in New Jersey – 1-877-294-HELP (4357) - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily - available to all residents for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals.

 

  • New Jersey Peer Recovery – 1-833-422-2765 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with hours soon extended to 10 p.m. – for individuals with substance abuse problems or those in recovery needing support.

 

  • Vets4Warriors – 1-855-838-8255 – 24/7 – national program for veterans for who have served in wars.

 

  • Vet 2 Vet – 1-866-838-7654 – 24/7 – for any New Jersey military veteran.

 

  • Mom2Mom – 1-877-914-6662 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for mothers with special needs children.

 

  • Care2Caregiver – 1-800-424-2494 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for those caring for a family member suffering memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder.

 

  • Cop2Cop – 1-866-267-2267 – 24/7 – for law enforcement officers.

 

  • Worker2Worker – 1-855-327-7482 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for New Jersey DCP&P employees.

 

  • Aid NJEA – 1-866-243-6532 – noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday – for school staff members and their families.

 

  • For additional aid and resources, call the Camden County Office of Mental Health and Addiction at 856-374-6361.

 

  • For any additional information or a referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call 1-877-266-8222.

 

“We recognize that during these challenging and stressful times, there are Camden County residents in need of counseling services. While the social distancing measures enacted to stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus prevent many of these services from being offered in-person as they traditionally would be, there is help available to our county residents just by picking up a phone and making a call,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “As a county, we are working to do everything we can to connect our residents with the services they need now more than ever during this time of crisis in our nation.”

 Visit www.camdencounty.com

 

 

 

Click here to view the 2019 Municipal User Friendly Budget

 

Click here to view RFP Requirements

 

Public Notice for RFP

 

Click here to view the 2018 Municipal User Friendly Budget

 

Click here to view the 2018 Municipal Budget

 

Click here to view the 2018 Audit

 

Click here to view the 2017 Audit 

 

 

Below are links to for two programs through Camden County. Click each link for more information and to see if you are eligible for with either program. 

Click here to view information about Camden County's First Time Home Buyer Program

Click here to view information about Camden County's Home Improvement Program (HIP)

 

Important information regarding Borough of Brooklawn Brooklawn Municipal Court

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The Borough of Brooklawn would like to inform all residents that beginning January 1, 2018, Brooklawn Municipal Court will be moved to Oaklyn Municipal Court, which is located in the Borough of Oaklyn at 500 White Horse Pike Oaklyn, NJ

Oaklyn Municipal Court is a joint court, hearing all Title 39 cases (traffic summonses), disorderly person cases and petty disorderly person cases. All of these types of cases will now be heard in Oaklyn Municipal Court.

The Brooklawn Police Dept. wants to assure all residents and visitors that this change does not affect where they report any crimes/offenses, issues or complaints. NOTHING CHANGES WITH THE BROOKLAWN POLICE DEPT. 
What does change is, if a citizen wants to sign a criminal complaint or summons, they now must do so at the Oaklyn Municipal Court.

Keep in mind: Court related payments will no longer be accepted through the Borough of Brooklawn. (DO NOT leave any court related payments in the drop box at Borough Hall) All court related payments must be made either in person at Oaklyn Municipal Court or through the mail. The address again is: 500 White Horse Pike Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Any questions can be directed to Oaklyn Municipal Court at: (856) 858-0074

 

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Attention residents: Our new Gov Pilot Program allows you to report a concern you may see that needs to be addressed in our Borough. You have a problem, but you don’t have time for a phone call, so your issue goes unreported and unresolved. Not anymore! If you are concerned about any non-emergency issue you see, we want to know about it. Our residents are the eyes and ears of our community and you have the option to report a concern 
Access Brooklawn’s digital Report a Concern form whenever you find a few free minutes by going to the link below and include details, attach images and tell us what you see, that a phone call wouldn’t allow for. We have upgraded internal processes to ensure that your concern is addressed swiftly, effectively and efficiently. Be sure to stop by the 2nd Annual Spring Fair for a demonstration and information on how Gov Pilot works and will help you when you want to report a concern. Thanks!

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Business Registration

 

Rental Registration

 

Click here to view the Borough Digital Map

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Click here to view the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) transition plan for the pedestrian facilities within the public right-of-way (Construction of sidewalks and curb ramps

 

Click here to view the Transition Plan Map

  

Introduction of Borough Budget

Click here to view 

User friendly Budget (Shared Services)

Click here to view

2017 Municipal Budget

Click here to view   

 

Click on each link below to view information regarding the Borough wide property reassessments:

Initial Letter link:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/boroughofbrooklawn/pages/1/attachments/original/1467295628/Brooklawn_Initial_Letter.pdf?1467295628

Brooklawn Reassessment Brochure link: 

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/boroughofbrooklawn/pages/1/attachments/original/1467295660/  BrooklawnReassessment_Brochure_Mailer.pdf?1467295660

                                                                                         

                                                                                              

Click here to view the 2019 Water Quality Report

 

  Click here for PowerPoint USDA Presentation from 2/23/2015

 


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Borough Of Brooklawn

Borough of Brooklawn
301 Christiana Street
Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030
Phone: (856) 456-0750


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Mayor

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Mike Mevoli
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