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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

PRIMARY ELECTION INFORMATION

REDEVELOPMENT – USE ROUTE 73

JULY 4th TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

There will be NO CHANGES in the Trash Collection for the July 4th Holiday.

Estimated Tax Bills Have Been Sent To Residents

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burlington County Board of Taxation has been unable to certify a new tax rate by the statutory mailing date.  As required by law, Town Council passed Resolution #2020-R-84 directing the Tax Collector to prepare, complete and mail estimated and reconciled tax bills in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:4-66.3. 

Your 3rd Quarter tax bill is an estimated bill based on the adopted budgets of the county, municipality and school district. A reconciled bill will then be mailed on September 30th, 2020; the 4th quarter tax bill will include final tax rates certified by the County Tax Board and will result in the correct payment by deducting the payments made in previous installments. 

UPDATED GRASS CLIPPINGS/YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION INFORMATION:

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE GRASS CLIPPINGS AND/OR YARD DEBRIS IN ANY TRASH CANS OR TOTES!

BURLINGTON COUNTY COVID TESTING INFORMATION

TOWNSHIP STATEMENT – 4th of JULY EVENTS – 05/18/2020

RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS: WHAT TENANTS NEED TO KNOW IN LIGHT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 106

MORTGAGE RELIEF & RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURES FAQ’S

STATE CREATES NEW UNEMPLOYMENT PORTAL FOR QUESTIONS

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/.

TOWNSHIP AUTHORIZES TAX BILL GRACE PERIOD

NJ JOBS PORTAL

JOBS AFFECTED BY COVID-19?  See info at NJ Department of Labor

APPLY TO NJ FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

BURLINGTON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE – Small Business Loan Program

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

(updated May 11, 2020)

GRASS CLIPPINGS/YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION:

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE GRASS CLIPPINGS AND/OR YARD DEBRIS IN ANY TRASH CANS OR TOTES!

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

Mattresses and box spring should be placed in mattress/box spring bags which are available online or at home improvement stores.

All fabric items such as, but not limited to, couches, chairs, love seats, etc. MUST be wrapped in plastic.

All wood furniture such as, but not limited to, tables, chairs, scrap wood pieces should also be wrapped in plastic.

All solid waste MUST be contained in trash bags.

Please be sure all trash bags are tied securely.

Trash that is loose at the curb or loose in trash receptacle will NOT be collected.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Working together as to not increase the risk of exposure to anyone is our highest priority at this time.

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