The general election on November 3 is a VOTE BY MAIL election. All registered voters will receive a Vote by Mail ballot in the mail and you are strongly encouraged to complete and return it by mail immediately. There will only be one voting machine at MEPRI hall on Election Day and ONLY handicapped voters who could not vote by mail will be allowed to vote in a machine. If you do not vote by mail and you show up at your polling place on Election Day, you will have to vote on a paper provisional ballot. Unless you are handicapped, you cannot vote in a machine. The Camden County Board of Elections will have all ballots mailed out to registered voters by October 5. You can mail it back, put it in one of the ballot dropboxes located in Camden County or you can bring it to your polling place on Election Day. You will have to stand in line and sign the book if you bring it to your polling place. It will then be placed in a secure ballot bag and the bag will be taken to the Board of Elections at the close of the polls. For your convenience, you are encouraged to return it by mail. The post office has been handling Vote by Mail ballots for years and there have been no issues. For a list of ballot dropboxes in Camden County, visit the Camden County website. For details from the Camden County Board of Elections, click here: General Election Information Sheet 2020
The Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, from 8am-10am at the Charles Dougherty Community Center on Station Avenue. All attendees will be required to wear masks and social distancing will be practiced. We will have six foot marks on the pavement outside and you will be required to line-up accordingly. Line-up will be in front of the building and then you will leave through the rear of the building to the parking lot. 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 September 30 and the fee for a dog license is $18.00 for a neutered dog and $21.00 for a non-neutered dog. There is a grace period until October 31 after which date a $20.00 late fee 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.
All planning board meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. For the details on how to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting will be Monday, September 14 at 7:30pm. There is one application for a variance to be considered for approval at this meeting. To view the application, click here: Saavedra – 25 E Kings Hwy. – 6ft fence variance
The next Mount Ephraim caucus meeting will be an in-person meeting and a Zoom meeting. Participants can come in person to the Mount Ephraim Municipal Building at 121 S. Black Horse Pike or can participate virtually via Zoom. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 3:00pm. Masks are required to be worn in the Municipal Building and social distancing will be observed. For the details on how to access the meeting via Zoom, email the Clerk at email@example.com.
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.
The deadline to apply for or renew your dog license(s) has been extended to September 30. You can always get a license by mail. Just send in the completed application along with your payment and the current rabies expiration date for your dog and we will mail your license and tag. You can also put the completed application and a copy of the rabies certificate along with a check in an envelope and drop it in the payment drop box attached to the back of Borough Hall. We will process and will mail the license and tag. The rabies clinic has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Dougherty Center. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. We are changing the license period to be from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. If you had already licensed your dog for 2020, that license will not expire until September 30 of 2021. To access the application, click here: Dog License Application
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.
There are several ways payments can be made to the Borough. Payments can be mailed, put in the drop-box on the wall of borough hall next to the rear door to the building or can be made online. Be advised there is a fee for the online service as follows: e-check or ACH debit-$1.05; Debit card-$3.95; credit card 2.95% of payment amount. To make payments online, click the following link: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0425
The following are links to resources for current information on the COVID-19 crisis:
*World Health Organization info https://www.who.int/
*Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
*State of NJ Department of Health info https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
*Camden County COVID-19 updates https://www.camdencounty.com/service/health-human-services/covid-19-updates/