The Borough of Mount Ephraim solicits proposals for appointments of professionals under a Fair and Open process. For the detailed criteria and instructions, click here: 2021 Request for Qualifications for Prof Services
The Borough of Mount Ephraim has introduced 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. The public hearing on the Budget will be held during the May 6, 2021, commission meeting at 7:00pm. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom. For the Zoom invitation, email email@example.com and the details will be provided. 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
Mount Ephraim caucus and commission meetings will be Zoom meetings only. Because of the Covid public health emergency, we are holding meetings virtually via Zoom until further notice. The public can participate virtually via Zoom. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7:00pm. For details on how to access the meeting via Zoom, email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Ordinance 2021-03 To Exceed Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits
For the annual meeting schedule, click here: 2021 Meeting Notice
The next Land Use Board meeting is March 29, 2021, at 7:30pm. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom invitation, email the secretary at email@example.com. Or call 856-931-1546, ext. 205 and the Zoom information will be provided. The application to be considered by the Board pertains to a subdivision of the property located at 66 E. Kings Highway and consolidation with 58 E. Kings Highway. To view the application, click here: Gush – Subdivision – 66 E Kings Hwy
If you are 65 or over, you can register online for a Covid vaccination at the Camden County site at Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ. To register, go to the following website to register online with Cooper Health: my.cooperhealth.org/mychart/signup
After you register online, click on Schedule Appointment, Covid Vaccine. You will probably get an appointment that is in the future. If your appointment is after April 1, email the Borough Clerk and we will try to get your appointment moved up. Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org via email: Name, Address, Phone number, Date of Birth, appointment date. If we can get your appointment moved up, we will call you with your new date.
The Camden County Health Department has released the following information about the Covid vaccine:
The Camden County Vaccination Center is open to administer vaccines, Monday-Saturday, 9am to at 4pm Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, New Jersey.
Camden County vaccine registration
Registration is online only and it includes: Group 1A and now includes 65 and over and people with medical conditions 14 to 65.
All can register: If you are part of 1st group 1A and certain priority groups in 1B you can register now. If you are not part of the current priority groups, there is a link to sign up for getting notified. You can sign up for being notified. You will be notified when It is your time to register.
If you want to confirm what phase that you are in, refer to Camden County Vaccine Information and Updates: Camden County vaccine information and updates
Other Vaccination Sites
• CAMcare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden NJ 08103; 856.583.2400
• CAMcare Health Corporation, 121 South White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ 856.583.2400
• Project H.O.P.E., 519-525 West Street, Camden, NJ 08103, 856.968.2320, www.projecthopecamden.org
• Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine 1 Medical Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084, (888) 253-9133 https://rowanmedicine.com/vaccine/
• RMG Mount Ephraim, 2 S Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey, 856.931.3107
Shoprite Pharmacy # 507 1200 Chews Landing Rd, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 Camden (856) 435-0046
• Shoprite Pharmacy #531, Route 73and Minck, West Berlin, NJ 856.768.6688
• NJDOH has set up or will be setting up six mega-sites throughout the state. Register online at NJDOH site. https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
o The Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford, Bergen County.
o Rockaway Townsquare in Morris County
o The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, Middlesex County.
o The Moorestown Mall in Burlington County.
o Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell, Gloucester County www.RCSJ.edu/vaccine This link leads back into the State of New Jersey vaccine signup.
o The Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic County.
To view the roll-out information from the NJ State Department of Health, click here: NJ State Dept of Health vaccine roll-out memo
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
To access the instructions for online marriages, click here: Instructions for online marriage