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COVID-19 LINKS AND INFORMATION

COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE

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This page is dedicated to information regarding closures, cancellations, postponements, alerts, and general information from Mount Laurel Township during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are continually monitoring events and responding as necessary. During this time many employees are working remotely answering emails and voicemails. We will continue to update this page to reflect changes to Mount Laurel Municipal operations and events.  Use the tab to the left (if using a PC) or tap the 3 green lines above (if using a mobile phone) to access related information. 

                                                                  Municipal Contact Sheet (click here)
                                  LINK TO MOUNT LAUREL TOWNSHIP COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB

Closures:  

  • All municipal buildings and community centers are closed until further notice. 

  • Laurel Acres Park, Spencer Park, Memorial Complex, Trotter’s Complex, Elbo Park,  as well as athletic fields and neighborhood playgrounds are closed until. UPDATE: Laurel Acres Park and Elbo Lane will reopen on 5/2 for passive use. Playgrounds and pavilions will remain closed. 

  • Mount Laurel Library is closed until further notice.  

  • Municipal Court is closed and Court dates are cancelled until further notice.   

 

Cancellations: 

  • March 23rd Regular Council Meeting 

  • March 30th Special Zoning Board Meeting 

  • April 1st Regular Zoning Board Meeting 

  • April 9th Regular Planning Board Meeting 

  • May 4th Council Meeting
  • Hazardous Waste Collection 
  • Memorial Day Ceremony 

 

Postponed: ( new dates to be announced) 

  • Mount Laurel Clean Up Day on April 18th 

  • Mount Laurel Shred Event on April 25th  

  • Senior Bus Trip on April 15th  


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5/12/2020:
FedEx Small Business Grant

5/2/2020:
Frequently Asked Questions about Animal Health Issues

MLTMUA business reopen notice-stagnant water

5/1/2020:
Mount Laurel Mayor and Council held a Special Council meeting on May 1, 2020 and unanimously adopted Resolution 20-R-86 extending the grace period for 2nd quarter taxes until June 1, 2020.
4/30/2020:

 

COVID-19 Press Information

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

April 29, 2020                                                                                              

 

 

NJ Labor Department to Begin Making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Payments This Week  

 

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that recipients of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to the self-employed, independent contractors and others who are not usually eligible for unemployment insurance benefits will start being notified of their PUA eligibility today, and the Department will begin making payments Friday.  

 

PUA is a new program authorized by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide unemployment benefits to workers not eligible for regular unemployment. In addition to people who are self-employed or independent contractors, this includes those who do not have enough recent earnings to receive regular unemployment benefits.  

 

Workers in this group, who have applied for regular unemployment and been denied, do not have to do anything further. The Department will start reaching out today, and will start processing payments this week.   

“The Department has worked hard over the past month to get this program up and running despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, and it is now available,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “While it will take time to determine eligibility for everyone who seeks PUA benefits, the process has begun to get billions of additional dollars into the wallets of eligible self-employed workers.”  

 

In one month’s time, the NJ Department of Labor team created the infrastructure to implement this new federal program -- to determine eligibility, protect confidential personal information, prevent fraud and issue payments.   

 

Claimants must certify for these benefits online each week. The certification schedule -- based on Social Security number -- can be found at myunemployment.nj.gov.   

 

Claimants will receive payments retroactive to when they filed their unemployment claim. However, they must certify their PUA claim for each week they are claiming benefits, even if they previously certified their regular unemployment claim for the same week. In other words, PUA claims are processed separately from regular unemployment claims, therefore certifying information must be completed separately.   

 

The initial group of PUA-eligible claimants will be notified today of their time slot to certify for benefits on Friday. They will receive payment on Tuesday, May 5.   

 

Workers who certify for benefits on Friday will also receive a separate $600 supplemental payment as part of the CARES Act for each week they were eligible for PUA since March 29. Those who certify after Friday will receive the CARES Act supplement the following week.  

 

Claimants instructed to certify for PUA Friday, Saturday or Sunday will receive payment on Tuesday. Those who certify on Monday or later will receive payment two business days after they certify.  

 

Workers who are eligible for PUA, but for whom available wage records are incomplete, will be issued weekly PUA payments for the minimum amount of $231, plus the separate $600 weekly supplemental benefit, once they certify for benefits according to the schedule. These workers will be contacted separately to update their income information, and any necessary adjustment to their weekly benefit rate will be made based on the updated income information they provide.  

 

Here is what New Jersey’s self-employed workers, independent contractors and others who may be eligible for PUA need to know:  

  • The first step to receiving PUA is to apply for state unemployment benefits here -- myunemployment.nj.gov -- and be denied. 
  • If you have already applied for state unemployment, you do not need to do anything else right now. 
  • If you have not applied for state unemployment benefits yet, instructions for self-employed, independent contractors and others not eligible for regular unemployment can be found here

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/independentcontractors.shtml 

  • If you already applied, but did not follow the instructions outlined above, don’t worry. Your application will still be reviewed for PUA eligibility. 
  • If you have not heard from us, there is no reason to call or email.  
  • Look for more information in your mail or email inbox. 
  • PUA claims will be backdated to the date you first became eligible, so you won’t lose any benefits. The first week of potential eligibility is the week ending February 8, 2020. 
  • You may be required to produce income records for 2018 and 2019. 
  • Additional information, including answers to many frequently asked questions, can be found herehttps://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/CARES_FFRCA.pdf  

Hundreds of thousands of workers have become unemployed, furloughed, or had their hours reduced have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey in mid-March. Despite the rapid influx of claims, New Jersey has dispersed more than $1 billion in unemployment benefits to more than 550,000 people.  

 


4/23/2020:

The Department of Labor created a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. This is a helpful tool for residents who have questions about their applications. To submit a message, residents must go to www.myunemployment.nj.gov and follow the instructions below:

 

Employment and assistance for New Jersey Community College Students 
4/15/2020:
Per New Jersey State law Mount Laurel property taxes are still due on May 1st.   At this time the Township Council or Tax Collector do not have the authority to allow a municipality to extend the grace period more than the statutory 10 days.  All May property taxes are due no later than May 10th in order to avoid interest.  The Municipal Building is currently closed to the public due to the Governor’s Executive Order until further notice, you may pay property taxes in any of the following manners.

                                   Mail a check or money order made payable to: 
                Mount Laurel Township, 100 Mount Laurel Road,  Mount Laurel NJ 08054

 

  •  Drop off your check or money order to the Municipal building.  There is a security drop box located at the main entrance of the building on the right attached to the wall.  It is marked in red “Tax Collector’s Office”
  •   If you utilize one of these two options and would like a receipt of payment, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope .
  • You can also make payment online through our website at www.mountlaurel.com  There is a tab on the left of the homepage “Pay Taxes Online” it is the second tab down.

 We will not be accepting any cash payments at this time. Any question for the tax office please call 856-234-0001 option 3.

 


4/9/2020: 

Yesterday Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 120 changing the Primary Election date to Tuesday, July 7.

4/7/2020

 4 Executive Orders released today by Governor Murphy:

 EO-116 Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts Whose Elections Were Moved from April to May
 EO-117 Waiving Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year

 EO-118 Closing State and County Parks to Further Social Distancing

 EO-119 Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey






4/6/2020:
Office of Senator Corey Booker resource guide for NJ (CLICK HERE)

3/31/2020

From the Tax Collector's Office

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to negatively impact the State economy, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury has frozen a portion of spending.  Regrettably, this includes freezing funding to support the  Homestead Benefit Credit that would have been applied to the May 1st. 2020 property tax payment.  Payments can be made online through our Mount Laurel Township website www.mountlaurel.com or can be placed in a Drop Box located on the wall to the right of the main entrance.  Checks or Money Orders only we will NOT be accepting Cash.
https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml

3/22/2020
Different towns and cities around the world have been coming together at a designated time to stand on their porches or open their windows and thank their first responders by clapping their hands and saying thank you! Today at noon let us all thank our first responders!

3/21/2020
In response to Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order on 3/21/2020 Laurel Acres Park will be closed until further notice. Laurel Acres Park has always been a place for families and friends to gather and enjoy the variety of recreation the park has to offer. Unfortunately, congregating in groups, and visiting parks goes against the “stay at home” orders the Governor enacted today. We look forward to when our community will once again be able to enjoy all of the parks Mount Laurel has to offer. Until then, visit www.mountlaurel.com for up to date information in closures and cancellations in regards to COVID-19.

 3/19/2020
The contractor will be completing the milling and paving of Union Mill Road between Academy Drive and Holiday Blvd during the week of March 23, 2020.   The work will be completed between the hours of 8am and 4pm.   Police will be directing traffic and only one lane will be able to pass at time.   Please seek alternate routes.  We suggest using Hainesport Road or S. Church Street to Elbo Lane.


3/19/2020
Please be advised that due to the current State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency and in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the following meetings will be cancelled:
March 23rd Regular Council Meeting
March 30th Special Zoning Board Meeting
April 1st Regular Zoning Board Meeting
April 9th Regular Planning Board Meeting 

3/15/2020
In order to protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, Mount Laurel Township Municipal Buildings will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure will remain in effect through March 27, 2020, at which time the situation will be reevaluated. Trash will continue to be collected. Some employees will be working remotely checking phone messages and emails. Please continue to visit our website for up to date information. . If you have any questions please email us at info@mountlaurel.com 
The Council meeting on March 23rd is cancelled. 
Hazardous Waste Collection on 3/21 is cancelled. 
White goods, Tv, and tire pick up is postponed until further notice. 
Municipal Court is cancelled from 3/16- 3/27
Mount Laurel Library is closed until further notice

In an effort to limit large group activity in response to the  COVID-19, the playgrounds at Laurel Acres Park as well as the bathrooms will be closed until further notice. The park itself will remain open every day until 8 PM for individual recreation but not group events or competitions.We encourage you to practice social distancing as recommended by the CDC. All other parks (Memorial Complex, Spencer Park,Trotters) will be closed. The recreation/walking trails will remain open inside the curfew hours.Play equipment at any park including neighborhood parks should not be used.  We will continue to reevaluate the situation daily.