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2019 Spring Newsletter


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

To register a foreclosure property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit here.  Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to SUPPORT@PROCHAMPS.COM.



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Next Caucus Meeting June 30th
Council Meeting July 6th
Planning/Zoning Meeting August 12th




Tax Notice

Due to the State of New Jersey extending their budget due date to 9/30/20, you will be receiving a 2020 3rd quarter estimated tax bill.  Payment will be due on or before 8/10/20.  Any adjustments will be reflected in your 4th quarter bill.

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF THIS MAILING, BOROUGH OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Payment can only be made by check or money order through the mail or in our drop box next to Borough Hall door (located off of the parking lot on the Black Horse Pike).  PLEASE NO CASH IN THE MAIL OR DROP BOX!  The Borough will not be responsible for any missing cash payments.  You can also pay on-line through our website, Click on green bar on left hand side of home page “pay your tax and/or sewer on-line” and follow instructions.  If you choose to mail in your payment or place payment in drop box and would like a receipt, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment.  We appreciate your cooperation during these trying times.

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Post Tax Year Income Statements for 2019 were recently mailed to those individuals whose properties are receiving a $250 senior, surviving spouse or disabled deduction on their real estate taxes. These completed statements must be received in the tax office by 3/1/20. If not received by 3/1, the 2019 deduction could be billed back to the property owner.

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

Borough of Runnemede EVENTS

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Message From Mayor Nick Kappatos

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