Friday, September 30, 2016

NOTICE - "King Kong" Now On October 8th

The rain predictions has caused a postponement of the airing of the free movie "King Kong" until Saturday, October 8th at dusk.

Mullica Township
“King Kong” movie: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society invites the community to watch a free outdoor movie classic beginning at dusk Saturday, October 8th  at the historical museum at the Hilda Frame School on Nesco Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be for sale. The museum will be open until showtime. For information, call 609-561-4034.

Mullica In The Pines Historical Society Presents A free Movie Night with KING KONG , Food and Drink including popcorn Available , please No ATVS/Carts , Parking Spaces Available No Alcohol on premises, Family Fun Night Children welcome , NO Pets (dogs etc) , bring your own Seating/Blankets/Flashlights

Mullica Boy Scout Meeting 10/5

Mullica Pack 53 will be having a pack meeting on Wed. October 5th at the Elwood firehouse, entrance in back. This will be a good time for anyone interested in signing up to come out, meet the leaders and get on upcoming events. Scouts can be signed up at the meeting as well. Boys in 1st through 5th grade are welcome.
Any questions you can contact me, Jack Martino, cubmaster pack at (609)437-0222

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mullica Police Blotter 8/9 -9/13

 Minutes of 9/13/16 Committee Meeting

 Mr. Silva reported the following calls from August 9th – September 13th: abandoned 911 Calls
5; Alarm-Burglary 28; Alarm-Fire 3; Animal Complaints 9; Arrests Made 2; Assault 1; Assist 20 (we received
25 Assist to us); Burglary 4; Burglary Attempt 1; Civil Matters 3; General Complaints 17; Criminal Mischief
45; Debris in Roadway 8; Disabled Motor Vehicle 8; Dispute 3; Disturbance 6; Domestic 21; Drunk Drivers 5;
Ambulance calls 51; Erratic Driver 10; Fires 8; Firearms applicant 27; Harassment 7, Health/Welfare 12;
Missing Persons 3; Motor Vehicle Accidents 21; Motor Vehicle Stops 362; Possession of Child Pornography 1;
Property Check 364; Sex Offender Registration 1; Suspicious Motor Vehicle 12; Suspicious Person 7; Domestic
Violence Restraining Order Violations 5; Thefts 8; Unwanted Persons 2; Service of Warrant 6; Total calls for
this time frame 1311.

Mullica RFP - Property Revaluation Services

Notice to Bidders - Property Revaluation Services

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44-A-20-4, 20.5 et. seq. that sealed bids will be received by the Township Purchasing Agent, for the Township of Mullica, County of Atlantic, State of New Jersey on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 am prevailing time at the Mullica Township Municipal Building, 4528 White Horse Pike, Elwood, NJ at which time and place bids will be opened and read in public for: Property Revaluation Services. Specifications and other information may be obtained at the Mullica Township Municipal Building, during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, on the township website  or by e-mailing the Purchasing Agent at  Revaluation Services RFP

Woman Rescued in Mullica

Last evening at approximately 7pm officers responded to a suspicious person call at Darmstadt/Indian Cabin Rds. A hunter reports seeing a female subject drive deep into a wooded area in a small vehicle exit the vehicle and walk away. Officers from Mullica Twp, Egg Harbor City and the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service searched the area for approximately 2 1/2 hours. A adult female, suffering from a mental health illness was found laying in the woods approximately 1 mile off the roadway. The victim was transported to Atlanticare via E.M.S. Great job by all involved to be able to come to a safe resolution for the victim within relatively a short amount of time.

Train Crashes Into Hoboken Station

A New Jersey Transit train plowed into Hoboken Terminal during the Thursday morning rush hour, shortly before 9 a.m.
Officials told ABC News that there were over 100 injuries resulting from the crash. Images posted on social media show that the train crashed through a wall and severely damaged the station, leaving debris and twisted metal columns in the aftermath.
Multiple critical injuries, fatalities
Train went airborn at end of tracks and crashed into waiting room.
No indication any brakes were applied at terminal.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weddings at DiMeo Blueberry Farm

Couples LOVE to say "I do" with a view, with rustic farm weddings at our family blueberry farm, DiMeo Blueberry Farm in Hammonton. Have your New Jersey farm wedding in the heart of the gorgeous New Jersey Pinelands Forest region at DiMeo Blueberry Farms in New Jersey. CALL: (609) 561-5905 for details and to take a tour of our outdoor-only farm wedding location:
All DiMeo Farms events are geared toward agritourism. They promote and market the agricultural output of our family farm, specifically New Jersey blueberries and blueberry plants grown and raised here. At no time does DiMeo handle or serve any food or beverages of any kind. All such items are provided by and served only by a NJ licensed catering company or restaurant. DiMeo Farms only serves as an outdoor-only farm event location. We only allow a small limited number of these special events each year. Events like these remind people that "local family farms" here in New Jersey are disappearing fast, and that it's so important to protect, preserve and grow our local family farmers, locally grown food and berry plants from:

Sponsors Needed For Soccer Field

Today was a very exciting day as I met the mayor of EHC along with her cabinet members. Our new soccer club will be based in their city to help all the kids that want to play soccer and to get them off the streets. The very sad part of it all is that we are a non profit organization with very limited funds and unfortunately the city of EHC has no funding. Thanks to Christie who took everything away to help these kids. Our number one priority is to get a field that we have looked at and have a landscaper help us to get it ready for the spring season. We are not looking for any handouts but any help from any businesses would be such a help to sponsor our club. If anyone knows of a business that can help in any way with a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Once again we are a non profit organization for the kids of South Jersey. All monies that are donated will strictly be used to get us a playing field. Inbox me or feel free to call me with any questions. Thank you!

Press Editorial - Unskilled Crime For Quick Cash

Stealing from graveyards isn’t just macabre, it’s also desperate. Raiding cemeteries under cover of night and lugging out heavy fixtures and decorations is surely among the least appealing forms of unskilled crime.
When police in Mullica Township caught up with a massive case of cemetery theft this month, it offered an unusual indicator of the dire problems that have afflicted the region for several years.
The severe recession of 2007-09 caused a lot of people to turn gold jewelry into cash. Not all of that jewelry was legitimately owned.

After a few years, when much of the jewelry was gone, stories started to appear in the newspaper about metals of lesser value being grabbed.

Copper pipes and wires were stripped from buildings, costing much more in property damage than the thieves could ever get for selling the stolen metal to be melted and reused.
Police say substance abuse is behind a lot of this theft, and as opioid and heroin use have become epidemic, the state has had to institute controls to make it harder to sell stolen stuff.
The state enacted tough regulations on the purchase of precious metals. Buyers have to obtain from sellers of jewelry proof of their identity, and they have to keep the jewelry for at least two days, giving investigators time to see if it was stolen. Digital photos of the jewelry must be taken and kept for at least a year.
In 2014, New Jersey tightened its requirements for scrap-metal buyers to make it less likely they’d serve as fencing operations for metal thieves. Buyers have to copy and keep the sellers’ driver’s licenses. They have to report to the state the license plates and descriptions of the vehicles of sellers. Materials purchased have to be tagged and held for at least five days, and records on transactions of $50 or more must be kept for five years.

 The cemetery thieves allegedly took more than 200 items from the gravesites of families in Mullica, Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township, Pleasantville and probably elsewhere. Police say they transported the marble statues and metal gates and fences by car to an antiques dealer.

 They got paid about $4,000, which means on average they got just $20 for each bulky, heavy stolen piece.
Imposing restrictions and reporting requirements on dealers in used and antique items isn’t practical and seems unnecessary. The main action now in fencing stolen items of low value is online.
But resellers of used and antique items might be a bit more skeptical these days about the source of merchandise offered, especially if it comes from an unsecured location such as a graveyard.

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"King Kong" Movie

UPDATE - "King Kong" has bee postponed until October 8th at dusk due to rain predictions.
Mullica Township
“King Kong” movie: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society invites the community to watch a free outdoor movie classic beginning at dusk Saturday at the historical museum at the Hilda Frame School on Nesco Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be for sale. The museum will be open until showtime. For information, call 609-561-4034.

Mullica In The Pines Historical Society shared their event.
Mullica In The Pines Historical Society Presents A free Movie Night with KING KONG , Food and Drink including popcorn Available , please No ATVS/Carts , Parking Spaces Available No Alcohol on premises, Family Fun Night Children welcome , NO Pets (dogs etc) , bring your own Seating/Blankets/Flashlights

MTPD Visits School

Officers stopped in to say thanks to Ms. Vitullo's class today. The class made a huge appreciation banner for us. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dibold Memory Card Demonstration

 Must watch video demonstration of how your vote counts

Sweetwater Marina Beer & Cider Festival 10/1

Tomfoolery Brewing is just one of the local breweries that will be at Sweetwater's Beer & Cider Festival on October 1st! Buy your ticket today at ! #njbrews

Tires Stolen From Kowalski's

Egg Harbor City News shared Kowalski tire's post.
Hey everyone I want to see if we can use the help from Atlantic County and our customers. We had couple guys steal tires from us last week and it's just under our skin. I don't want to get to crazy in detail but we had a guy who left his name of (Eric) but on caller id it was Lamont Williams . He ordered tires for his Mercedes CLK500
Tires taken that would be on the car
2 rear tires General Gmax 245-40-17
Also a 225-45-17 CONTI PRO CONTACT SSR 91H this is because he couldn't find the Generals to match the rear he order so he took what he could find and than just went on a free for all.
With all that said let's find these guys and put a stop to it or who will it happen to next

Video at

EHT Missing Girls

UPDATE: The girls have been found unharmed.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are looking for help in finding two missing girls who were last seen leaving for school on Friday.
Maayana Kelly, 15, and Jaylin Helt, 15, were both last seen leaving for school around 7 a.m., and have not had contact with their families since then

Maayana is a black female, about 5-feet-3-inches, and weighs about 146 pounds, She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray athletic pants and brown Ugg shoes. Her hair was tied back with a pink headband.
Jaylin, a white female, about 5-feet-2-inches, about 125 pounds, was last seen wearing a green cargo jacket, black jeans and was carrying a gray JanSport backpack. She also has red, artificial nails with pearls in the center.
Police advise anyone with information regarding Maayana or Jaylin’s whereabouts to contact the Egg Harbor Township Police Department at 609-927-5200.


Wildstein Implicates Christie In Bridgegate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie who pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal testified Tuesday that he told the governor about the traffic jam while it was underway and that Christie appeared happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on.
David Wildstein, a former executive at the agency that oversees New York-area bridges and tunnels, took the stand for the prosecution at the trial of two one-time Christie allies accused of engineering the four days of gridlock in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie.
Wildstein's account was the first testimony to suggest that Christie knew about the plot while it was unfolding.

Entire article at

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Mullica Committee Meeting 9/27

                                                 TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA
                                                   COMMITTEE AGENDA
                                                   SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 
                                                               7:00 P.M. 





APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 09 / 13 / 2016


HEARING:               Ordinance #11-2016 / Appropriating $25,000.00 from the Capital Fund
                                   Balance / Purchase of Computer Equipment and Software

                               Ordinance #12-2016 / Amending Chapter 34 / Personnel Policies



A.       Resolution #129-2016 / Cancel and Refund Taxes / Block 6401, Lot 26
                                                  (Weekstown Community Church)
B.       Resolution #133-2016 / Approve Police Captain Contract 2016 - 2018
C.       Resolution #134-2016 / Approve Change Order / Fuel Station Installation

A.       Accept Resignation / Officer Kind
B.       Discuss Best Practices Inventory CY 2016
C.       Resolution #135-2016 / Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - October 10, 2016
D.       Resolution #136-2016 / Cancel Taxes /  Block 4109, Lot 1
E.       Resolution #137-2016 / Renew Liquor License / Billy's Oak Grove, Tower Liquors
F.        Resolution #138-2016 / Approve MTRA Application #63-2016 / Well
G.       Resolution #139-2016 / Approve Settlement Agreement / Robles vs. Mullica



EXECUTIVE SESSION      Resolution ES #16-16

APPROVE EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES:                9 / 13 / 2016


Robles vs. Mullica


Monday, September 26, 2016

Mullica Environmental Meeting

                           Environmental Commission Meeting 
                               September 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
                                          At Municipal Building

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mullica Taxpayer Costs For School


Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending 2016

District: MULLICA TWP (3480)
Operating Type K-8 / 401 - 750 Pupils

 Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2013-14 Total Spending: $12,615,843
2013-14 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 700.6
2013-14 Costs Amount per Pupil: $18,008
2014-15 Total Spending: $12,592,487
2014-15 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 770.2
2014-15 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,349

 23 categories of Mullica statistics at 

Real Estate Taxes 2010 -2015 Type in Mullica Twp in search at link

Real Estate Transactions 9/25

1001 Darmstadt Ave, Capella Peter A to Falls Daniel T, Falls Sherri L; 08/03/16. $128,000
2820 Mullica River Drive, Olson Tonya T, Tatem Mary Elizabeth, Tatem Betty to Emmons Keith, Parker Laura; 08/03/16. $360,000

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cranberry Farm Tours

Cranberry Farm Tours -Bus Tour & Walk
Pinelands Adventures is excited to announce our new partnership with Quoexin Cranberry Company. Visit one of the oldest cranberry farms in New Jersey and get a close-up view of cranberries as they are "dry" harvested. This trip is about 2-hours. Every Saturday & Sunday in October (except Oct. 2) at 12 pm (a 3 pm trip will be added if the 12 pm trip fills up.)…/cranberry-bog-tour/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Low Cost Firewood

Low Cost Firewood Available at County Parks Beginning October 1
Beginning October 1, 2016, Atlantic County residents can take advantage of the Homeowners Firewood Program to obtain inexpensive firewood from designated county parks to supplement their own supplies.
“This program has been very popular, especially with residents who may be looking to save money on heating costs. It also benefits our parks with the removal of downed trees,” noted County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Firewood permit applications are currently available at two county park locations: Lake Lenape Boathouse, 6303 Old Harding Highway, Mays Landing, 7:30 AM to 5 PM; and the Estell Manor Park Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, 8 AM to 4 PM. Both sites are open seven days a week.
The cost of a permit is $25 per vehicle load, with a 1-2 load maximum, depending on vehicle size. Permits are non-transferable and valid only for the specific date listed. No rain dates. Cutting areas will be assigned upon obtaining a permit. Only dead, fallen trees may be harvested.
A vehicle load includes any truck or van up to a one-ton carrying capacity. Trailers are allowable up to a one-ton capacity as well. Loaded vehicles pulling a loaded trailer will be charged per item. Dump trucks and stake bodies are limited to a one-ton load of wood.
If firewood supply exceeds initial demand, there may be additional opportunities to obtain a maximum of three loads per individual, per calendar year.
The Atlantic County Homeowners Firewood Program will continue through March 31, 2017.

For more information, visit or call the Lake Lenape Boathouse at (609) 625-8219 or the Estell Manor Park at (609) 625-1897. Linda Gilmore Public Information Officer Atlantic County

EHC Discusses Development of 50 + Acres

 The area, bounded by Hamburg and Washington avenues, and Duerer Street and Moss Mill Road, contains about 100 acres, more than half of which are available for development. The remaining acres are in unbuildable wetlands. According to Michel, there are some residences within the area that would not be part of the plan.

Among the uses Michel cited as appropriate for the zone are two types of residential development, single family homes consistent in lot size with that of the surrounding area, and thematic, meaning homes built on a golf course or surrounding man-made lakes.
Other potential uses are assisted living facilities, institutional facilities such as a hospital, urgent care center or other medical facility, a college or university campus, commercial/recreation or retail commercial that would support other uses in the zone and would be non-competitive with retail establishments in the downtown business district.

EHC Police Dept. Update


EGG HARBOR CITY — The Police Department instituted several reforms — such as locking away unused guns and clearing mold from an evidence room — after an Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office report called the department dysfunctional, Lt. Dylan Hutton said.
But there are still major issues from the spring report to be addressed in the 10-member department, said Hutton, who took over the duties of police chief after former Chief John McColgan filed papers to retire.

“We’re working to rebuild our Police Department,” Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said. “The transition to (new Atlantic County Prosecutor) Diane Ruberton was very smooth. I met with her staff two weeks ago and she was very up-to-date on everything.”
Ruberton declined to comment on any specific reforms that have been implemented, but said her office is continuing to monitor the Police Department.
Jiampetti said she has requested help from the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department. The city has asked for police assistance before, but this is the first time under her administration.

Reforms overall have been difficult since the department is understaffed, Hutton said. Police would ideally like five more officers, he said.
Hutton goes on patrol and works as an officer while performing the duties of chief.
Hutton said two new officers are currently in the academy and will join the Police Department in January. After that, they will be in training with senior officers for three months before being able to patrol the street.

Entire article at

 In a personnel move, Mayor Lisa Jiampetti swore in Pat Moran, former chief of police in Galloway Township, as the administrative assistant in the Police Department.

EHC Response to Chromium 6 in Water

In response to the article we reposted from The Patch, concerning Chromium-6 in Egg Harbor City water, as well as the information we got from Environmental Working Group's (those who did the nationwide study) website, Egg Harbor City Councilwoman Stefania Keuhner stated to us that, "Jerry Gleason (the Utility Department superintendent) will give a detailed report and answer any questions regarding this report and address the public," at tonight's city council meeting.

This article has the complete list of cities in NJ that have tested positive for Chromium 6, known for causing cancer and liver problems, even in small doses.…/138-n-j-towns-have-drinking-water-toxin-…

Hammonton water also contains Chromium 6.  Mullica was not tested.

Mullica Coyote Stickers

Mullica Twp. Parents

Mullica PTA is selling Mullica Coyote stickers - looks great on car windows! 4x4 is $5 and 5x5 is $6

Mullica Planning Board Hearing 10/5

MULLICA TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the notice requirements of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-11 and 12 et seq., and the pertinent provisions of the Land Development Code of the Township of Mullica, notice is hereby given that a written application, maps and supporting documentation have been filed by Richard and Antonette Senese with the Mullica Township Planning Board. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-11 "Contents of notice of hearing on application for development", the following information is being provided: 1. Date, time and place of hearing: A public hearing on the above mentioned application has been placed on the Board's agenda for its Wednesday, October 5, 2016 meeting, which begins at 7:30 P.M. in the Mullica Township Municipal Building located at 4528 White Horse Pike, Elwood, New Jersey at which time and place any interested party will have an opportunity to be heard. 2.The nature of the matters to be considered. The applicant is requesting the following from the Board: 2.1. Approval for a (2) lot single family residential, "Clustered", Minor Subdivision Application on lot 30 in Block 10602. 2.2. A "70c" bulk variance for proposed lot 30.01 which has 0.00 ft of paved road frontage on Heidelberg Avenue where the minimum paved road frontage requirement is 100 ft. 2.3. A Planning Variance pursuant to NJSA 40:55D-36 and Mullica Township Chapter 144-12 et seq. to permit the construction of a single family dwelling on proposed lot 30.01, which does not abut a public street. 2.3. Design waivers and checklist waivers that the Board may identify and require in its discretion in order to grant the requested approvals. 2.4. Any other variances, waivers or interpretations that the Board may identify and require in order to grant the above approvals. 3. Identification of the property by lot and block numbers. The properties that are the subject of this application are known as lot 30 in Block 10602, aka 600 Heidelberg Avenue, together with ingress and egress in, over and along, an existing, and proposed extension/s of a common driveway easement affecting lots 31.01, 31.02, and 31.03 in Block 10602, generally located at 520 Heidelberg Avenue, 516 Heidelberg Avenue, and 510 Heidelberg Avenue, respectively, in Mullica Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. 4. Location and time for examination of maps and documents. Documents pertaining to this application may be inspected by the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:00PM, in the office of the Secretary of the Mullica Township Planning Board (phone 609-561-0064), 4528 White Horse Pike, Elwood, New Jersey. THOMAS H. DARCY, ESQUIRE Applicant's Attorney 118 E. Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway, New Jersey, 08205 Printer Fee: $45.39 #0090984122 Pub Date: September 22, 2016

Mullica Police Officer Job Position

The Mullica Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer. The Mullica Township Police Department is located in Atlantic County. Applicants should be energetic, willing to learn, and take great pride in the community they serve. Applicants must minimally possess the following qualifications.
1. Have a valid Basic Police Officer certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission or currently enrolled in a N.J. P.T.C. certified police academy. SLEO II waiver candidates will be considered.
2. Be a citizen of the United States and the State of New Jersey
3. Be able to read and write the English language
4. Not have been convicted of any violations of the laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States, except minor traffic offenses, nor shall have been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude.
5. 60 college credits
6. Have a valid New Jersey driver’s license
7. Submit to a complete background investigation
8. Submit to and successfully pass psychological testing
9. Submit to and successfully pass drug screening

Resumes should be sent to the attention of Capt. Brian Zeck 4528 White Horse Pike (P.O. Box 317) Elwood N.J. 08217
Resumes will be accepted until September 26, 2016.
Mullica Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mullica Senior Citizen Meeting Today

                                                        Senior Citizens Meeting 
                                                 September 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
                                                             Hilda Frame School

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bike MS City to Shore Ride

Atlantic County is warning motorists to watch out for bicyclists during this weekend’s Bike MS City to Shore Ride, which stretches across South Jersey from Cherry Hill to Ocean City.
In addition to local roads, more than 7,000 cyclists will use 1.2 miles of the Atlantic County Bikeway between Babcock Road and Harbor Avenue in Mays Landing during the ride, which takes place Saturday and Sunday and benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The bikeway — which stretches from the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing to the Harbor Square shopping center in Egg Harbor Township — will stay open to the public, but the county advises nonparticipating cyclists to take alternate routes between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. and noon Sunday.
The county also reminds drivers to be aware of and use caution on roads shared with cyclists. The City to Shore route can be found at