From Mayor John Dominy,
In order to protect the health and safety of our employees and residents of Wenonah Borough, the Municipal Building will be closed to the public effective, Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th.
As we continue monitoring up-to-date news of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jersey Department of Health, the Borough has plans in place to serve our residents during this closure.
All Borough operations – including police, fire, and public works will continue. The Borough maintains an Emergency Operations Plan to ensure our ability to continue essential services to our residents, as well as support State and local health efforts.
(Trash and recycling will continue to be collected on Friday.) There will be no Bulk Pick up on Tuesday, March 24th.
All Borough offices will continue to be staffed and operating Monday 8:30am to 8:00pm; Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 8:30am to 1:00pm. Should a resident need to make a payment, please do so by placing your payment in envelopes utilizing the drop box located in front of the municipal building. As the payments are processed, receipts will be mailed to confirm payment. We encourage residents to make payments through our online system at; https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0819 Should a resident need further assistance at the municipal building, please call us at 856-468-5228 or email.
Until further notice, the Construction Department, temporarily, no inspections will be scheduled. Any questions regarding your construction project, please contact the Mantua Township Construction Department at 856-468-9050.
The Combined Planning and Zoning Board meeting scheduled for March 23rd will be cancelled. The Borough Council meeting scheduled for March 26th at 7:30pm will take place as planned and will be conducted electronically with the ability for the public to also participate via telephone.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during these extraordinary times. This situation continues to evolve, so please monitor our website https://www.boroughofwenonah.com/ and social media sites for additional information. As we work to lessen the impact of this global pandemic, the health and safety of all our employees, families and neighbors are paramount.
For more information pertaining to COVID-19 virus please follow the link below;
Water bills have been mailed to your homes. Payment has been extended to May 30th. Payment includes a $230.00 charge for overall system maintenance plus a charge for the gallons of water your household used in 2019. Payments can be made in person at the Municipal Building during business hours, until further notice, or online with an additional processing fee. After hours, payments can be made via the payment mail slot located in the front door entrance of the Municipal Building. Please place your stub and check in an envelope. To avoid a 10% penalty, please pay your water bill before the fifteen (15) day grace period. There will be a $20.00 charge each time a check is returned to us from your bank.
Many of our residents, especially those that are high risk, have opted to remain home and limit their outside exposure. We’ve had other residents inquire how they can reach out and help those not leaving home, such as assisting with shopping or other errands. To help bring the two together, we set up an email and phone number so that our residents can either request assistance or offer to help.
If you wish to help or need assistance, you can reach out as follows:
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 will be participating in daily status conferences for the foreseeable future. We’ll pass along any new important information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus as it develops.
Be sure to check on your neighbors and look out for one another. We’ll continue to manage this together.
Mayor John Dominy
As we all face the challenges and uncertainly of COVID-19 in the coming weeks, let us be safe and follow the instructions of our various national, state, and local health agencies. Wash your hands, take precautions as warranted, and limit your contact if you are vulnerable or have underlying health issues. Borough offices will continue to be open to serve the public as long as doing so is safe.
Wenonah is more than just a town, we are truly a community.
We take care of our neighbors. As we have done in the past during crises, we encourage everyone to assist those in our community who may be vulnerable and, more importantly, look out for one another. This is a very dynamic situation with many moving parts. We’ll pass along information that we may receive on our Borough web page and through our other communications channels. We can all manage this together.