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Maple Shade Township – Maple Shade New Jersey

Maple Shade Township is located in Burlington County New Jersey, United States. What is now Maple Shade was originally formed as Chester Township on November 6, 1688. Chester was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. The name was changed to Maple Shade township as of November 6, 1945, based on the results of a referendum passed that same day.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.8 square miles of all of its land. The 2010 United States Census shows the following facts about Maple Shade Township;

19,131 total
8,525 households
4,658 families

for more census facts click here U.S. Census Bureau

Government

Maple Shade Township operates under the Faulkner Act (Council-Manager) form of municipal government. The township is governed by a five-member Township Council, whose members are elected at-large in partisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a staggered basis. At a reorganization meeting after each election, the Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

Maple Shade Township is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey’s 6th Legislative District, due to 2010 census results redistricting.

Township Council Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Education

The Maple Shade School District serves public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and in exercising an abundance of caution, the Township of Maple Shade Municipal Building will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice. Municipal Staff will continue to be working, however will only be available by telephone at (856) 779-9610 or email during regular business hours 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday to Friday.

The Township remains vigilant in keeping our residents and employees safe and healthy. Residents are encouraged to keep themselves informed by visiting the official township webpage or subscribing to Nixle for alerts. You can register for Nixle message at https://www.nixle.com/.

COVID-19 Information

Official Township Statement Regarding Positive COVID-19 Case

Message from the Mayor – 03/27/2020

Support Local Business during COVID-19

Municipal Court Sessions – Suspended through April 2020

DCA Guidance for Municipal Construction Dept during COVID-19

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107

NJ DCA – Information on Housing Assistance Programs

Burlington County – Information on Housing Assistance Programs

NJ Jobs Portal

Job affected by COVID-19?  See info at NJ Department of Labor

Apply to NJ for Unemployment Insurance

State Guidance to Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Burlington County – County News

Burlington County Press Release – Small Business Loan Program

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

(updated April 1, 2020)

At this time, Solid Waste Collection will remain on its normal collection schedule; however, the following restrictions are being enforced:

Items such as mattresses, box springs, cushions, small bulk items, etc. MUST be bagged or covered in plastic.  ALL wood furniture items should also follow the same instructions and be bagged or covered in plastic.  Any larger items that cannot be bagged or covered in plastic will not be picked up until the state restrictions are lifted. 

All trash bags, whether placed in a trash receptacle or directly at the curb, MUST be tied as to not increase the risk of exposure from solid waste. Trash that is loose at the curb or loose in a trash receptacle will not be collected.

We greatly appreciate you assisting us in keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Disability Assistance Call
856-779-9610, Ext 113