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GLOUCESTER COUNTY COVID INFORMATION

The Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Site is offering COVID-19 vaccines in January at Rowan College of South Jersey located at 400 Tanyard Road, Sewell.  Individuals can register for the vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System at covidvaccine.nj.gov and once registered, individuals will be notified when an appointment is available.  Visit covidvaccine.nj.gov to schedule an appointment.  To register for the vaccine via a smart phone or tablet and for additional information on the Phase 1A and Phase 1B roll out, open this link.   If you have questions about the Gloucester County vaccination program, call the Hotline at 856-218-4142.  The Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town Watch Committee

Volunteers Needed!     The Mayor and Governing Body plan to start a new Town Watch Program that can be a valuable tool to the Police and Code Enforcement Departments.   Although details of the program are in the design phase, at this point in time, it would be helpful to identify residents interested in joining this committee.  If you have time for a monthly meeting and would like to make a difference in Westville, please consider joining the Town Watch Committee.  If interested, please complete the Volunteer Application form.

Attention Dog and Cat Owners

DOG/CAT LICENSES

This is a reminder that the 2020  dog or cat license purchased for your pet(s) expired December 31, 2020 and that it’s time to register your pet, 7 months of age or over, for 2021.   Cats are also required to be licensed by the Borough.  If you registered a pet in 2020, a letter and form will be sent to your residence by January 15, 2021.

Since the Municipal building is closed to the public, please mail or place your license renewal information in the large “drop box” at the front of the Municipal Building in an envelope marked “pet licensing”.  Staff will process your request and mail back your rabies certificate, license and payment receipt within two business days.

Free Rabies Clinic.  The Borough will hold a clinic on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Garage located at 114 Crown Point Road.  Residents will also be able to drop off their registration information for their dog or cat at the clinic, if you will be getting your pet(s) vaccinated at the clinic.   (More information about the Rabies Clinic will be posted to this web site in March.)

When mailing in your pet registration information, you must provide proof of a rabies vaccination that is valid through November 1, 2021.  If you do not have a copy of the rabies certificate and you registered your pet in 2020, you can contact the Borough at 856-456-0030, ext. 113 to verify the expiration date we have on record.  If your pet does not have a valid rabies vaccination through November 1, 2021, the license cannot be processed.

You will have until April 29, 2021 to register your pet without incurring a late fee; unfortunately if you don’t register your pet by April 29, 2021, there will be $15.00 late fee for each pet registered after this date.  For information on the Borough’s late fee charges, you can review Ordinance No. 8-2018.   (Residents who bring a new pet into their residence after April 29, 2021 will still have to purchase a license but will not incur a late fee.)

Please call 856-456-0030, option 113, if you have any questions about registering your pet.

Details on licensing your pet, can be found on the Pet Licensing page located in this web site along with the Application to License your Pet.  Additional information on licensing requirements can also be found in the Borough of Westville codes.

The State of New Jersey also mandates that dogs must be registered in the state “continue reading

 

 

 

 

Economic Development Message from Mayor Sims

In keeping with our promise to make our business district viable and bring in new business, Westville Borough joined the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce in October 2020. On January 12, 2021 the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a members networking event. This event will allow us to promote our downtown and hopefully welcome new business to our town. Also on January 12th, the Gloucester County Office of Economic and Workforce Development along with County Commissioner Heather Simmons, will be hosting the newly formed Economic Recovery Collaborative.  Westville Planning and Business Development Chair, Councilman Travis R. Lawrence will be attending each of these meetings to give a voice to Westville and its business community. On January 15th, the 2021 Annual State of the County meeting will take place. This event showcases business practices, incentive programs, and business innovations occurring in Gloucester County. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Councilman Lawrence at 856-994-4078 or tlawrence@westville-nj.com. If you would like to be a part of the Chamber please call 856-881-6560

Register for COVID Vaccine

Vaccinations for COVID-19 started in New Jersey on December 15, 2020 and vaccine access for Phase 1A, the Group that includes Health care workers (paid and unpaid) serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials has begun.  For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination program, open this letter.

Open this link to pre-register for the vaccine

 

2020 Gloucester County Recycling Guide

The 2020 Gloucester County Recycling Guide is available for download.  The booklet contains information on what items are eligible for recycling, special waste collection days, what to do with old paint and fire extinguishers and provides information on grasscycling and home composting as well as computer, TV and E-Waste recycling and the Tire Amnesty program.  The booklet also provides information on what to do with used COVID-19 masks and gloves.

“No Knock Registry”

In order to protect the privacy rights and safety of our residents, the Governing Body has created a “Do Not Knock Registry” by adopting Ordinance 2-2020 entitled “Ordinance Amending Chapter 254, Peddling and Soliciting, Article II, Canvassing and Soliciting in the Borough of Westville” .  For more information on the “Do Not Knock Registry”, visit this page.