Borough offices will reopen Monday, May 3rd.  You can still use the drop box or pay by mail,  if you are uncomfortable coming into the office.   If you choose to come into the office, you will be required to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  No cash payments will be accepted.  Only checks or money order are acceptable forms of payment.  

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The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is asking all residents to be on the lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly.  This insect is indigenous to China, Bangladesh and Vietnam.  It is already causing problems in Pennsylvania.  It can devastate crops such as grapes, hops and stone fruit trees.   If you think you see the Spotted Lanternfly, the Department of Agriculture is asking you to photograph it using the GPS function on your smartphone and submit picture to

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Planning/Zoning Board Meeting
May 19th   7:00 PM

Caucus Meeting
May 25th    6:00 PM

Council Meeting
June 1st   7:00 PM




2nd Quarter Taxes are due on or before May 10th. Those residents who qualified, were mailed an adjusted bill indicating your Homestead Rebate amount. Please use the amount on the adjusted bill when paying. Please mail in your payment or place in drop box next to front door. NO CASH

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Division of Taxation’s Property Tax Relief Program

Taxpayer Assistance – Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief. The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers. Please click the link provided to learn more: Division of Taxation’s Property Tax Relief Program webpage

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David L. Venella

David L. Venella
October 10, 1929 – February 24, 2021

David L. Venella, on February 24, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 91. Born October 10, 1929 at his family home on Price Avenue in Glendora, where he was raised. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee McCarthy) for 66 years. Devoted father of David Venella (Jeanne), Mary Lee Moore (Bernard), Maureen Crocker (Gerald), Dennis Venella (Kathleen), Milissa Mitchell (Keith), Marci Venella, Melinda Venella, and Douglas Venella (Sue). Loving Pop to Allison, Casey, Gregory (Randi), Jason, Kaitlin, Courtney, Carlee, Daniel, Paige and Gavin and Great Pop to Harper, Adi, Penelope, and Maeve.

David attended Gloucester Township Elementary School and Haddonfield High School. In April of 1954, Dave himself began to build his home in Runnemede. Five months later, in September of 1954, his home was finished and he married his sweetheart, Marylou McCarthy. Mary Lou is a lifelong resident of Runnemede and daughter of Camden County Freeholder, James McCarthy. Mary Lou and Dave were happily married for 66 years. Dave was an active and vital part of local government. He served on the Runnemede Borough Council from 1961 to 1970 and was Mayor of Runnemede for twenty years, from 1970 to 1990. He also served as a member of the Runnemede Planning Board, the Library Board of Trustees, was a President of the Camden County Parks Commission, President of Camden County Mayor’s Association, Aide to past Assemblyman Joseph Roberts. He was also a member of the Camden County Democratic Committee, VFW Post #3324 in Runnemede, the John F. Kennedy Democratic Club in Runnemede, and the Senior’s Club of Runnemede. Dave was employed by the State of NJ Department of Transportation for 30 years and was a proud recipient of the Employee of the Year Award. He proudly served with the US Army as Staff Sgt with the 15th Tank Company during the Korean Conflict while stationed with a peacekeeping force in Trieste, Italy. Dave loved his lawn and garden – they were his pride and joy. He was particular about his lawn, where and what level it was to be cut each week. Not all his children made the cut and given the privilege to “mow the lawn”. Dave was a fantastic bowler in the 60s and 70s before he turned to running. He ran in several 3k and 5k races throughout the late 70s and the 1980s. He especially loved the Avalon races. He loved traveling, initially with Maureen (thank you, Delta Airlines!) – Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Egypt, and Russia. Eventually Mary Lou joined in the fun and they experienced Europe, Hawaii and the Great Wall of China. Dave actively followed his children’s sports activities: endless tennis matches along with baseball, basketball, and softball games. He coached his daughter and daughter-in-law for the Kardon Toyota Ladies Softball team leading them to several league championships. From the mid-80s through 2014, summers were spent in Sea Isle City. The big “Venella” navy beach umbrella was a familiar site, along with his lounge chair and a transistor radio so he could listen to his beloved Yankees.

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Message From Mayor Nick Kappatos

Mayor Nick Kappatos

To the Residents of Runnemede,

Once again, I must first thank Council President Patty Passio and Councilman John Ranieri for all the work they do to put this newsletter together. Each newsletter is better than the one before, and the amount of information in this one is greater than any before. I hope all of you gain a better understanding of your local government and your community.
So far this year we received $375,000 from the NJ DOT to finish re-paving Shissler Circle, North and South Rowand Ave., and Woodland Ave. The Public Works Department will be replacing its dump truck and the new Fire Engine is on its way to our Fire Co. I am very proud to announce the promotions of both Sergeant Dan Murray and Sergeant Bill Sampolski to Captains. Both have shown their dedication to this community and to their department. The Police Department and town are lucky to have them.
Starting this summer, the Runnemede Board of Education will be renting the second floor of the Borough Municipal Building for their Administrative Offices. Council and I, as well as all the Borough employees want to welcome the BOE and we are very proud of our shared service agreements. Last year we had our Redevelopment Zone approved by the State for area along the Black Horse Pike. This year we will be finalizing our redevelopment plan and updating many of our ordinances to reflect a business-friendly attitude.
I also want to thank all the residents of Runnemede who gave their time to help this year. Especially those who have shown their desire to make Runnemede a better place. Reimagine Runnemede, the Green Team, and the residents that have attended meetings, are adding to our success. As always it is my honor to be the Mayor of Runnemede. Each year continues to show great progress and I look forward to this year being better than the last. Please enjoy this newsletter, it is being sent to every household.

Thank You,

Nick Kappatos