Dear Wenonah Residents,
First and foremost, I wish good health to you, your families, and your friends. It’s times like these that Wenonah comes together. Undoubtedly, members of our community will contract COVID-19, if they have not already. As that occurs, I have no doubt that we will come together to compassionately support our neighbors as we always do in time of need.
We have established a list for people in need of assistance and those desiring to volunteer. Many of you have already expressed an interest in helping – thank you. If you are sheltering in your home and need help with errands or shopping, please don’t hesitate to send a message. The contact information is:
Text and voicemail: (609) 961-1454
The State of New Jersey also has a state-wide registry for those with special needs called “Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters.” To access this program, visit the link https://www13.state.nj.us/SpecialNeeds/Signin?ReturnUrl=%2fSpecialNeeds%2f.
Wenonah’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is participating in daily telephonic status conferences with County OEM and other stakeholders. We will continue to pass along important information as it becomes available. If a Borough resident becomes inflicted with COVID-19, we will not be provided any details, such as their name or address. Furthermore, our response will not change from that which the State has already ordered: stay home and practice social distancing. Now, more than ever, is the time to be kind and compassionate. We are all in this together. Wenonah is a wonderful and special place – we will manage this crisis together as one.
In the interest of our residents’ health and safety, please note the rescheduling or cancellation of upcoming Borough events:
At this time, we are still planning for the Wenonah Lake to open the swimming program on May 23, 2020, and as such, the Lake grounds will be closed to the public beginning May 1 so that our Public Works team can begin preparations for the swimming program season.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of local and state officials, and we will alert residents as soon as possible if the Lake swimming program opening date needs to change. Stay safe, everyone!
In an effort to help alleviate some of the financial burden imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, Council has passed Resolution 2020-43 authorizing a sixty (60) day extension of the payment due date for water bills. This means that residents can pay their water bill without penalty until May 31, 2020. Council has also passed Resolution 2020-46 which extends the pet licensing period through April 30, 2020.