All residents are asked to review the following excerpt from the Township Code regarding parking on Township roads during snow storms, which was enacted in 2011. The township’s plow contractor will be reporting vehicles parked in the road and police will be ticketing offenders. Your cooperation is requested to avoid the need for enforcement action.
§ 60-20. Parking prohibited on public roads, streets, right-of-ways or other improved road surfaces when snow exceeds three inches
A. No parking on any street when snow covered. Parking on any street, road, alley or other improved road surface used by motorized vehicles and maintained by the Township shall be prohibited when snowfall is in excess of three inches, as measured on the municipal parking lot and posted on the Township’s official website, or that sufficient ice or slippery conditions have developed so as to create driving and walking hazards. Vehicles found to be parked on said roadways shall be ticketed.
B. Violations and penalties. Unless otherwise in another section of this chapter or Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes, any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction therefore, be subject to a fine of $50 for the first offense; $100 for the second offense; and $250 for the third and any subsequent offense.
C. Approved off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be permitted during such weather events in the following parking areas: Mansfield Community Park, Country Walk recreation area parking lot, Georgetown Park in the Mapleton Development.
D. Approved lawn parking. Lawn parking will be permitted for 48 hours following the conclusion of the storm event creating a minimum of three inches of accumulated snowfall. All vehicles must be removed from any lawn area at the conclusion of the 48 hours’ period or be subject to the same fines and penalties referred in this chapter.
E. Fire hydrant accessibility. Fire hydrants located on private property, or rights-of-way shall be kept clear of snow, ice and debris by the property owner. Hydrants located on public property shall be kept clear by the Township Fire Marshal, who shall be responsible for the enforcement of this provision.
The complete online codebook is available HERE.
In anticipation of the approaching winter storm system and the forecast including potential blizzard conditions, please be reminded that traffic signals equipped with energy efficient LED bulbs put out less heat and can become obstructed when snow accumulates on the face of the lens. This obscures the signal and causes a very dangerous situation for motorists. Please report any obstructed traffic signals immediately by calling the dispatch center at 609-723-8300.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Mansfield Township Police Chief Ronald Mulhall announced that a 68-year-old man was found shot to death in a car yesterday in Mansfield Township.
Mansfield Township police officers were called to Monica Court yesterday at approximately 4:15 p.m. to check on a parked vehicle. Township police officers found James Dewyer dead inside of his silver Dodge Avenger from an apparent shooting.
Mr. Dewyer had a last known legal address of Linden Road in Burlington Township, but has not resided at that location for a few years. It is believed that since that time he has frequently changed residences, sometimes living in area motels.
An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.
The case is being investigated by detectives from the Mansfield Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police are asking anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators to contact Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 265-7113.
An emergency repair is being performed on a gas main leak in the area of Florence Road (C.R. 656) at I-295 (Exit 52 interchange). Gas utility crews and emergency personnel are on scene. Some traffic delays may result to allow for the repair. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area for the next several hours.
Police are asking for assistance with identifying two suspects who were caught on video while shoplifting from a local business. The incident occurred on 11/23/15 around 5:30 p.m. at the Liquor Mart in the Mansfield Square shopping center, located at the corner of Route 206 and White Pine Road. The suspects stole bottles of top-shelf liquor from a store display before exiting the business.
Anyone who can provide information on the identity of either subject is asked to contact Mansfield Township Police at 609-298-4411.
This is a reminder that a curfew was established under Chapter 28 of the Mansfield Township Code.
The curfew applies to any person under 18 years old and is in effect on:
- October 28th, 29th, & 30th from 8:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next day.
- October 31st from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next day.
There are limited exceptions to the curfew. The full text of the ordinance can be reviewed on the online code book.
This week played host to several vehicle burglaries in the Meadows at Mansfield development off of Mount Pleasant Road. In the early morning hours of Monday, August 31st, the suspects burglarized several vehicles along Waverly Drive. They entered one vehicle and used the garage door opener remote to gain access to the garage. Fortunately, the resident heard the door open and alerted police. The suspects fled on foot and a police K-9 unit was called in to aid with the search. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Don’t make your home or vehicle an easy target, lock your doors and remove valuables from your vehicles.
Notice to Residents:
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) has announced live fire artillery training at the Dix ranges starting today, Friday, August 21st through August 28th. The training will occur during daylight hours and could produce ground shaking and considerable noise in surrounding communities. Base officials noted that overcast weather can intensify the noise.
The Mansfield Township Police Department (Burlington County) is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Proposed salary range is $42,393 to $80,682 plus fringe benefit package. Applicants with three years full-time police experience may be offered higher starting salary.
Candidates may request an application during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or by appointment beginning Monday, June 29, 2015 through Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Mansfield Township Police Department located at 190A Atlantic Ave, Columbus, NJ 08022. Closing date for the return of applications will be 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015. All applicants must pick up their application in-person.
Eligibility Criteria for the Mansfield Township Police Officer Position:
- Must be not less than 21 years of age or more than 35 years of age, unless currently enrolled in Police and Firemen’s Retirement System;
- Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey;
- Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license;
- Must have completed a minimum of 60 college credits or possess an Associate’s Degree at the time of application, otherwise this provision must be satisfied within one year of hiring;
- Must have a minimum of two years of satisfactory employment or military experience indicating the maturity of the applicant;
- Must be currently enrolled in or a graduate of the Basic Course for Police Officers from a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified police academy. Applicants with SLEO II certification may be considered, if eligible for a waiver to satisfy the basic training requirement.
- Must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character and must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude;
- Must be able to demonstrate ability to qualify with required weapons;
- Must be able to satisfactorily complete job-related practical exercises.
Mansfield Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Mansfield Township Police Department is proud to announce that earlier this month our agency was re-accredited by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. This achievement has been our pursuit since receiving initial accreditation in 2011 and is a resounding testament to the men and women that comprise the sworn and civilian staff of the organization. As an accredited agency we endeavor to follow the best practices of our profession and to provide exceptional police service to all those we serve. Both the community and agency can take pride in their department, knowing that it represents the very best in policing.