Township of Maple Shade

"Nice Town, Friendly People"

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On Friday February 2nd, 2024, Mayor, Steve Schmidt, participated as a panelist, alongside neighboring Mayors and Committee Members at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, Regional Economic Perspective: Burlington County.


Mayor Schmidt spoke to Chamber of Commerce Members, Legislators and various other community leaders about the strides Maple Shade has been making to retain and maintain businesses in our community. Audience members then had the opportunity to ask questions of the panelist about the programs, policies and procedures each community has put in place to help the business community and how together we are working to promote Burlington County as the most desirable county to work, live, eat and play.

TAX COLLECTOR

GO PAPERLESS!


You may now receive your Water and Sewer Bill online via email. Click HERE for directions.



You can also go to https://mapleshade.com/tax-collector/ or contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 856-779-9610 ext. 156 to sign up.

Sustainable Maple Shade Invites You To Attend their February Meeting

The next Sustainable Maple Shade General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00pm in the Maple Shade Library Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.

Sustainable Maple Shade Has Volunteer Recruitment Night

Sustainable Maple Shade held a volunteer recruitment night on January 11th at the Lions Club. Several interested residents attended to enjoy light refreshments and learn more about how Sustainable Maple Shade helps make our community more eco-friendly. The presentation was led by Jenn Lucas, a long standing member of Maple Shade's Green team. Several board members were also able to speak about their passion projects in town. Couldn't make the event but still want to help? Attend the next general membership meeting on February 13th at 6:00pm in the Maple Shade Library Meeting Room. 

Recycle Your Old And Broken Crayons With Sustainable Maple Shade

Do you have any old or broken crayons laying around that you just don't know what to do with? Don't trash them! Give them new life by dropping them off to Sustainable Maple Shade. See details below!

Sustainable Maple Shade's Green Fair Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars on May 19th for Sustainable Maple Shade's Annual Green Fair. Come check out all things "Green" going on around town plus there will be free food and entertainment. See you there!

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS & RESIDENT SURVEYS


Calling all business owners! The Business and Economic Development Commission (BEDC) extends a special invitation to all current Maple Shade business owners, spanning various types, from home businesses and brick-and-mortar shops to mom-and-pop ventures and large corporations. Your insights are invaluable in fostering growth and development tailored to businesses like yours! Seize this opportunity to contribute and shape positive changes in our town, propelling the growth of your business. Don't miss the chance to make a lasting impact!


Business Survey Link


The resident survey is ongoing, providing you with the opportunity to shape positive changes in our town. Participate in the BEDC's brief 18-question survey, and as a token of our gratitude for your valuable input, you'll be automatically entered into a Shade Bucks raffle. Your time and ideas are greatly appreciated!


Resident Survey Link

Support local this Valentine's Day! Check out a selection of nearby businesses where you can find the perfect gifts for your sweetheart.  Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th.


Florists:

Ziegfield Florist

Watson Florists

Acme - Lenola Road


Cards:

Smith Brothers Pharmacy

CVS - Rt. 73


Sweets:

L&S Chocolates

'Tis So Sweet Bakery


Wine:

Versi Vino

Good Spirits

Crescent Liquor


Explore a variety of Valentine's Day options in Maple Shade! You can also discover fantastic date night spots by contacting local restaurants for reservation details.

FREE RABIES CLINIC

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Maple Shade Police Department kicked off the new year with a slice! Crust N’ Fire hosted our first ever “Pizza With Patrols”. Our goal for this event was to get our population out and about for a bite to eat and some socialization, who would normally be at home, alone, on a Wednesday afternoon. It was a success! We were able to meet with community members, young and old and enjoy a slice of pizza together. Lt. Dan O’Brien surprised us all with custard, courtesy of The Maple Shade Custard Stand. Thank you John and Joe Fischer! Thank you Maple Shade PBA 267, for financially supporting this event. Thank you to Crust N’ Fire for offering to host! 

On January 22, 2024, The Maple Shade Police Department held it’s first ever Recruitment Night. This event was so well attended that we will be hosting a second one in February. If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, be on the look out for the date of our next recruitment event. We are looking for a few good men and women to join our team!


Congratulations to Captain Brian Weiss, Lt. Daniel O’Brien, Lt. Brian Davis, Sgt. Anthony Blinebury, Sgt. Scott Pacheco, Corporal Brian Martino, and Officer Zach Sheppard, who were all sworn in to their newly appointed positions on January 23, 2024. 

On January 23, 2024, Chief Christopher Fletcher accepted the Accreditation Certificate from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. After many years of hard work and dedication, and under the leadership of Chief Fletcher, the goal was attained. Harry Delgado, Accreditation Director, mentioned that, The Maple Shade Police Department VOLUNTARILY entered this rigorous process, successfully proving their ability to meet 112 best practices or industry standards as identified by the NJ State Chief’s Association. In addition, there was not one single correction made when the on-site review of the Maple Shade Police Department was completed, which is not the norm and something to be proud of. Because of this, their performance was judged as exceptional.

Officer Wortmann and Therapy K-9 Ripley stopped by Mrs. Fernandes’ 3rd grade class for a visit and brought some fun school supplies for the students. 

ATTENTION ALL POLICE TRADING CARD COLLECTORS!!!

If you have collected all of the trading cards on the check off sheet, please send an email to Cpl. Misty Weiss at MWeiss@mapleshadepd.com, use “Trading Card” in the subject line. You will need to present every card listed on the contest sheet. We can’t wait to see how many winners are out there!

The Maple Shade Police Department would like to again remind township residents to remove all valuables from your parked vehicles, including keys and key fobs. Lock the doors to your vehicles and homes. Do not leave your vehicle running unattended. If you own a Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi or Hyundai, please make all attempts to park those vehicles in a well-lit driveway, as we have seen an uptick in catalytic converter thefts from these vehicles lately. Lastly, if you see something, say something!


Please call the Maple Shade Police Department at 856-234-8300 when you see suspicious activity happening.

RECREATION

COOKING CLASS - FEBRUARY 27, 2024

Register using the QR codes on flyer OR contact Chef Nina: 609-469-COOK (2665) 

MARCH PAINT PARTY - MARCH 2, 2024

LIL SOUS CHEFS MARCH COOKING CLASSES

Register using the QR codes on flyer OR contact Chef Nina: 609-469-COOK (2665) 

COOKING WITH THE EASTER BUNNY CLASS - MARCH 25, 2024

Register using the QR codes on flyer OR contact Chef Nina: 609-469-COOK (2665) 

2024 FREE TECH HELP SESSIONS

The Township of Maple Shade's Recreation Department

would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2024 Township Events

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

If any business is interested in becoming a sponsor for 2024 Township events,

please email Recreation@mapleshade.com for more information.

WATER & SEWER UTILITIES

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

The utility recently experienced a mechanical failure on 2 of the 3 influent screw pumps. The pumps are critical to the system, essentially pumping the incoming waste into a tank for treatment. The mechanical failures caused the pumps to become noisy, but not inoperable.


Contracts are now in place for removal of the 2 Screw Pumps, reconditioning at the factory and equipment for bypass pumping while they are removed.


We are pleased to announce that the Screw Pump Reconditioning is underway. Within the last couple of weeks, by-pass pumping has been set-up allowing us to remove the first of two Screw Pumps slated for reconditioning. The first Screw pump has already been shipped and is now at the manufacturing facility to begin the work.

The next phase of the project is to place an additional by-pass pump on-line so that the remaining Screw Pump can be trucked out as well.


We are anticipating about a five-month turnaround time for the first pump to be returned, installed, and placed back into service.

           

At this time, we would again like to apologize for the noise and inconvenience that these pump issues have created and would ask for your continued patience as the project continues.


MAPLE SHADE LIBRARY

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Call or Visit the Library for Further Details 


Holiday Closings: 

February 12th - CLOSED for Lincoln's Birthday

February 19th - CLOSED for President's Day

 

For a list of Library Youth & Adult Services, please click HERE.

FEBRUARY TOWNSHIP MEETINGS:


Thursday, February 8th - Town Council Meeting at 6:30PM

Wednesday, February 14th - Zoning Board Meeting at 7:00PM

Thursday, February 22nd - Town Council Meeting at 6:30PM

Wednesday, February 28th - Planning Board Meeting at 7:00PM

856-779-9610 - phone  www.mapleshade.com  856-779-2524 - fax

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