Borough offices are open to the public. Masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated but if you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required. The Tax Office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm. The office will re-open on Fridays starting August 2, from 8:30am-noon. The office will close on Fridays at noon. Notary services and registrar services (marriage licenses and certified copies) are available by appointment. Call the office at 856-931-1546 and listen to the prompts to schedule an appointment. All borough meetings are back to in-person meetings at Borough Hall. The dates and times are available on this website.
Public Works is hiring a part-time laborer, 20-30 hours per week, $12.61 per hour. Duties include collection of trash, recycling and veggie waste, general landscaping and other duties as needed. Interested candidates can complete an application and email to Jim Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the borough application, click here: Mount Ephraim Employment application
The Borough of Mount Ephraim has adopted the 2021 Municipal Budget. Although the Borough did all it could to keep taxes down, this budget reflects an eight cent increase in the tax rate. This equate to about $116.00 per year on the average assessment which is $29.00 per quarter. To view the budget message, click here: 2021 budget message
To view the budget document, click here: 2021 Budget document
To view the Mount Ephraim Stormwater Management Executive Summary, click here: Mt. Ephraim Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan-Executive Summary
To view the Mount Ephraim Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, click here: Mt. Ephraim Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
To view the Mount Ephraim Municipal Stormwater Management Plan, click here: Mt. Ephraim Municipal Stormwater Management Plan
To view the Stormwater Management Control Regulations ordinance, click here: Ord 2021-02, Stormwater Management Control Regulations
To view the stormwater outfall and inlet map, click here: MS4 INLET OUTFALL MAP
Because of the Covid public health emergency, we have been holding Commission and Caucus meetings virtually via Zoom. Meetings will return to in-person meetings at Borough Hall as of the August 5 Commission meeting. The July 27 Caucus meeting will be a Zoom meeting. The public can participate virtually via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 3:00pm. For details on how to access the meeting via Zoom, email the Clerk at email@example.com or call 856-931-1546, ext. 201. The agenda items will be posted to the website 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please be aware that the public will be muted until the open public portion of the meeting. When the public portion has been opened, anyone who wants to speak can click on the “raise hand” feature in Zoom or can just wave at the camera and you will be unmuted. Please state your name for the record. Public comments are limited to five minutes in the aggregate per person. Questions can also be emailed to the Clerk in advance and will be read into the record during the open public portion.
July 27 caucus agenda, click here: Caucus agenda, July 27, 2021
July 1, 2021, Commission meeting agenda items: July 1, 2021, Commission Agenda Items
The following ordinances were recently adopted by the Governing Body:
- Ord 2021-01 Bond Ordinance for Used Trash Truck
- Ord 2021-02 Stormwater Control Revisions
- Ord 2021-03 To Exceed Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits
- Ord 2021-04 Authorizing the Transfer of Certain Borough Owned Real Property Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A 12-13, Block 12, Lot 1.03, Portion of 33 Second Avenue
- Ord 2021-05 Adding Chapter 340 to the Borough Code Entitled Smoking and Vaping on Public Property
- Ord 2021-06 Appropriating $25,000 from Capital Improvement Fund
- Ord 2021-07 Cannabis Disenabling Ordinance
- Ord 2021-08 2021 Salary Ordinance for Non-union Employees and Officials
- Ord 2021-09 Capital Bond Ordinance in the Amount of $775,000
- Ord 2021-10 Amending Chapter 354, Solid Waste (Debris Removal)
For the annual meeting schedule, click here: 2021 Meeting Notice
The next Land Use Board meeting is July 12, 2021, at 7:30pm. This meeting will be in-person and will be held at the Mount Ephraim Municipal Building, 121 S. Black Horse Pike in Mt. Ephraim. The application to be considered by the Board pertains to a site plan and variance for Taco Bell. To view the application, click here: Taco Bell – 710 N Black Horse Pk – site plan and variances
Dog licenses have been changed to an October 1 through September 30 licensing period and will continue on that schedule going forward. The deadline to obtain a dog license is November 30 and the fee for a dog license is $18.00 for a neutered dog and $21.00 for a non-neutered dog. If not renewed by December 1, a late fee of $20.00 will be added. Any dog not licensed by November 30 will receive a summons to appear in municipal court. If you had already licensed your dog for 2020, that license will not expire until September 30 of 2021. You can renew that license in October of 2021. To apply for a dog license, just complete the application, put in an envelope along with a copy of the current rabies certificate and a check and either mail in or put in our payment dropbox on the back of Borough Hall. We will mail the license and tag to you. For the application, click here: Dog License Application
The free rabies clinic will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 9am-11am, at the Charles Dougherty Senior Community Center at the corner of Lambert and Station Avenues.
Yard sales are again permitted in Mount Ephraim and no permit is required. HOWEVER-all residents conducting yard sales are to follow Covid-19 rules. Maintain social distancing between visitors and post signs that visitors are required to wear masks.
During the COVID-19 emergency, staff is still working and processing applications. The following is the process for construction, zoning and resale CO applications.
For construction permit applications, click here: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Construction applications
For a zoning permit application, click here: Zoning application
For a resale CO inspection application, click here: Resale CO application
For a smoke/carbon monoxide inspection app, click here: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide inspection applications
Drop completed applications in the can outside the rear door to borough hall offices. We will collect and review and will call you with any questions. Once the application has been reviewed, we will call you with the amount due. You can then drop a check in the payment drop-box on the rear wall of borough hall. We will collect the payment and will then issue the permit and will mail to you.
Exterior inspections can still be done in person. Interior inspections can be done using photos or virtually. If the property is vacant, the interior inspection may be done in person but that determination will be made when you contact us to schedule. To schedule an inspection, email Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-931-1546, ext. 205.
For zoning applications, put the completed application, along with your survey and a check payable to Borough of Mount Ephraim for $25, in an envelope and put in the can behind borough hall. We will collect, review and will call you with any questions. Once approved, the approved application will be mailed back to you.
The same process applies to resale inspection applications and smoke/carbon monoxide inspection applications. For questions email email@example.com or call 856-931-1546, ext. 205 and leave a voicemail and your call will be returned. Staff is working a staggered schedule so please be patient–your questions will be answered.
Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 135 allowing an online marriage and application process during the COVID-19 emergency. To access the application, click here: Marriage app
The Borough is also doing marriage licenses in-person by appointment. Masks are required. To make an appointment, call 856-931-1546, ext. 205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the instructions for online marriages, click here: Instructions for online marriage