Letter of Support

July 1, 2020

Chief Higbee,

Please let your department know that this Council stands with our police force and has our full support.  The last few months have been challenging for all – your officers have risen to that challenge and showed what a professional, responsive and respectful department that we have here in Galloway.  Please know that we appreciate all that has been done.

Thank you and stay safe.

Mayor and Council

3rd Quarter Tax Bills

Why am I getting an estimated 3rd Quarter tax bill?

Due to COVID-19, the State has recommended that all municipalities send out estimated 3rd Quarter tax bills because the State’s budgetary process will be delayed until late September. 

Why is my estimated 3rd Quarter tax bill higher? 

There is uncertainty with regard to State aid and the estimated 3rd Quarter bill allows us to collect any unforeseen increases over two quarters rather than one.  If the increase is not needed, tax payers will see a reduction in the 4th Quarter bills.  It is only an estimate and not a final bill.

A Message from the Mayor & Council

April 6, 2020

Dear Galloway Residents,

According to medical professionals, the next couple of weeks will be some of the most difficult ones that we, as Americans, will face during this pandemic.  We are fortunate to be in southern NJ and have not had to face as extensive an outbreak as in other parts of our state.  Still, there continues to be more confirmed cases in Atlantic County and, sadly, one death as of April 5th according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

By continuing social distancing and limiting your time in stores and offices, we can all play a part in keeping our community safe. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention now recommends wearing face coverings while in public settings.  Reminder, that keeping a safe distance is still the most important action you can take.

These are very difficult times for many in our Township.  Please know your Township remains committed to providing support and services while keeping our employees healthy.  Thank you for taking COVID-19 seriously. The sacrifices you’re making during this time – closing businesses, canceling gatherings and social distancing from those you love – are not in vain. These are incredibly important as we are doing all we can to slow the spread and flatten the curve of this pandemic.  The more we do now, the faster we will get back together again!

Be well,

Mayor Jim Gorman and Council

A Message from the Mayor & Council

June 5, 2020

Dear Galloway Residents,

We stand together. We stand together to support the right for peaceful, inclusive, powerful protests.  We stand together as a community against racism, against police brutality, against violence and destruction.  We stand together to support our medical personnel, our police, firefighters and EMTs, our essential workers.  We stand together to support our local businesses, and we stand with all of the residents of Galloway Township.  We will do everything we can to help our Township come through these difficult times and come out stronger on the other side.

Stay well,

Galloway Township Council

 Jim Gorman     Mary Crawford       Rich Clute       Tony Coppola 

Tony DiPietro     Robert Maldonado      Frank Santo

A Message from the Mayor & Council

March 17, 2020
 
FROM:
Jim Gorman, Mayor
Mary Crawford, Deputy Mayor
Council Members: Rich Clute, Tony Coppola, Tony DiPietro, Robert Maldonado, Frank Santo
 
 
Dear Galloway Residents:
 
After careful consirderation and much consultation among the Township Manager, Police Chief, Department Heads and Township Emergency Management personnel, the decision has been made to close the Municipal Complex to the public.  This closure began at the close of business on March 17, 2020.  In light of current Federal, State and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we feel this is a necessary step to aid in the fight against the spread of this virus.  While we realize this will cause some inconvenience to our residents, we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for not only for our residents but also our employees.  This closure will limit the amount of person to person contact and eliminate the risk of unknown exposure.
 
Our plan is to keep Township employees working during regular business hours and we are committed to maintaining Township services with as little disruption as possible.  In addition to the closing of the Municipal Complex, all Township recreation fields, the Senior Center, playgrounds, dog park, etc., will remain closed until further notice.  The postponement or cancellation of Township meetings are being considered on a case-by-case basis as the situation evolves.  We have decided to extend the grace periods of the current sewer collection period to April 20th.  Therefore all payments received prior to April 20th will not be charged interest.  We have also extended the grace period on dog licenses to April 30th so that no one is charged a late fee.
 
Additional information will be posted on our website (www.gtnj.org), posted on our face book page and on GTV channel 97 on how to access Township services.  Employees are ready to respond to phone calls and emails and will do everything possible to accommodate those in need of Township assistance.  Our Police, Fire and EMS will continue to operate as usual. 
 
Again, this decision has not been made easily, but we are confident that this is the action necessary to do our part in this situation.  We are all committed to keeping everyone safe while also continuing Townshp business with as litle hardship as possible.  Please be safe, be kind to one another and keep those vulnerable members of our community safe.
 
Sincerely,
Mayor Jim Gorman & Galloway Township Council
 

A Message from the Mayor & Council

April 27, 2020

Dear Galloway Residents:

Challenging.  Unprecedented.  Extraordinary.  These are just a few of the words used to describe these times we are now in.  We would like to take this moment to acknowledge and express our gratitude to some folks who are stepping up in our community:

         All those working in the medical facilities from doctors and nurses to cleaning crews and food service workers

¨           Our first responders – what can we say – they are the best!

¨           Our Township employees, many working staggered shifts and hours to continue to provide services to our residents

¨           Our essential businesses and their workers for keeping us provided with the goods and services we need

¨           The neighbors, friends, and volunteers who are checking in on those who may need assistance – you are what makes Galloway strong!

¨           The teachers and the parent-teachers who are doing everything they can to keep their students on track

Here are some updates from Council:

     The 2020 Budget was passed with a slight decrease in our Municipal tax rate

¨           A resolution was passed to allow for a prohibition of new transient rentals in hotels and motels in our Township with exceptions as provided by the State

¨          Our next Council meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be broadcast on Channel 97 and streamed live from our Township website. The public will be able to participate by phone and those instructions will be posted on the Township website, Facebook page and on Channel 97. 

¨          REMINDER – be sure to complete your 2020 Census!  This will impact aid, grants, representation and more for the next decade so be sure to be counted.

 We thank our residents for following the social distancing guidelines.  The more we stay apart from each other now – the sooner we can all be together safely.

Stay safe!

Mayor Jim Gorman & Council

Township Due Dates


 
Due to the Township restricting access to the municipal building, we have decided to provide relief to our constituents regarding the following due dates:
• Sewer Rents are typically due March 20th with a 10 day grace period on interest (3/30). That grace period has been extended until April 20th. Please remember payments can be either mailed, dropped in the 24 hour lock box (in the Galloway Police Department lobby) or at our website www.gtnj.org/payments.
• Dog Licenses are typically due by April 1st to avoid late fees. That deadline has been extended until April 30th. Please remember that you can apply online are www.gtnj.org/clerk under the Township Clerk page.
 
We have generated a quick reference guide that is available either on our website or Facebook page (Township of Galloway) that should help you access municipal services. If you still have questions, please feel free to call our 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM “manned” general access phone number at 609-652-3700. Our staffed operator will put you in touch with the department that can assist you.
 
We appreciate your patience during this emergency.

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