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Posted on: March 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] An Important Letter from Mayor Bruno

Franklin Township Residents,

I would like to keep the township informed of the current pandemic crisis and how its affecting our Township.  First and foremost, our Office of Emergency Management, Police, Fire, Public Works, clerical staff and construction staff are working tirelessly in protecting and servicing the residents of Franklin Township. We currently have two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our Township. I can assure you that the Township Emergency Management Team along with Deputy Mayor Flaim, Committee persons Deegan, Petsch-Wilson, Doyle and myself are on call around the clock communicating with the Township Office of Emergency Management utilizing any and all the resources available to us 

The best thing we can do as a township is to continue social distancing. Follow the guidelines of the CDC and continue to avoid unnecessary trips outside the home. These are unprecedented times we are going through as a Country. WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. It’s time we all do our part starting in our own homes, its time to make adult decisions enforcing the guidelines laid out by the CDC. Enforce social distancing and do not allow your children off your property. SOCIAL DISTANCING IS THE ONLY KNOWN CURE TO DATE TO AVOID THE SPREAD OF THE INFECTION. I know as a parent this is tougher than it sounds. Talk to your children and have the conversation, ITS TIME TO BE A PARENT NOT A FRIEND.

As we enter another week of of quarantining,  I again would ask that you would respect the dangers of leaving your house or allowing your children or yourself to leave your property unless it’s necessary. This disease does not discriminate, the facts are anyone can become infected and anyone can spread this virus. You can stay up to date by visiting these websites Gloucester County - and the CDC - 

Deputy Mayor Flaim, Committee persons Deegan, Petsch-Wilson , Doyle and myself would like to personally thank the employees of the township for stepping up in these unprecedented times. Our employees are our best asset and the past couple weeks have proven that to us. We understand these are frustrating times for our residents to get things done. Please understand the health and well being of ALL OUR EMPLOYEES is first and foremost on our minds, they are on the front lines as we navigate through this. There is no playbook for something like this. The Police Department is and will continue to insure the safety and well being of our Township Residents, its business as usual for them.   DPW will continue to provide the services the residents are accustomed too. Trash and Recycling will continue as usual. Maintenance work will continue for now. Bulk Trash set for the month of April will be cancelled. Residents can continue to bring Bulk trash to the compost center as it continues to operate, the schedule is on the township calendar. The Construction and Zoning office is open, but WE ARE NOT ALLOWING ANY INSPECTIONS INSIDE A HOUSE THAT IS INHABITED for the protection of our inspectors and you the residents. If you have a COT inspection, please call the zoning office and inquire what can be done.  The Senior Lunch program is still operating with a "pick up only".  This seems to be working well, again we would like to thank the senior volunteers who are making sure everyone who needs a meal is getting a meal. It is actions like these in times like this that make us proud to have the honor of representing the residents of Franklin Township.  

We ask again that that you do your part and understand and enforce the guidelines of the CDC in your home and when outside the home travel is required. Unfortunately, this is upon us now and what we do from this point forward will decide how many more cases are reported.

John Bruno

Mayor of Franklin Township

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