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Last Updated: October 21st, 2014

Checkout The Woodbury Wire –  City Newsletter with upcoming events & news around the city, including new businesses that have opened.
2nd edition – released October 2014
1st edition – released March 2014

Woodbury’s Facade / Beautification Loan Program Curb Appeal Application

Free Green Earth ProgramThurs., October 23, 2014 at 7pm at the Woodbury High School Auditorium.  Fun for the whole family!  See flyer for details.  All Woodbury Residents who attend can receive a FREE 32 gallon recycling container delivered to your door.

2014 Make A Difference DaySat., October 25, 2014 from 8am until Noon.  Local volunteers are encouraged to participate in the largest national day of community service on October 25 in Woodbury.  Through Make a Difference Day, the City of Woodbury is joining hundreds of other organizations around the country that are engaging their community in service.  This year in Woodbury, volunteers will be performing landscaping work along S. Broad Street by installing landscaping bricks along the tree beds in the downtown and sprucing up the park at the site of the new police station.  Volunteers are needed to weed, rake, plant, and paint, as well as install the landscaping bricks.  Meet us at the corner of S. Broad Street and E. Barber Ave. on Saturday, October 25 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Bring your rakes, shovels, trowels, and gardening gloves.  To volunteer, visit the website makeadifferenceday.com or email Heather Tierney at HTierney@woodbury.nj.us.

Fall Festival Parade Results & TV viewing – Click here for the Parade Results!  Please join us for our Trophy Award Night on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30pm in City Hall, 2nd Floor Council Chambers, prior to the 7:30pm Council Meeting.  The TV schedule on local Comcast (channel 97) and Verizon (channel 34), is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday throughout October at noon and 8pm.  Also, check out some of our YouTube video clips from the Parades.  Please contact Bob Law for more information at (856) 845-1300 x129 or RLaw@woodbury.nj.us.

Woodbury Ghost Tours – Friday, October 24th, starting at 6pm at the Main Street Woodbury Office, 36 South Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ.  Tickets $10 for adults; $5 for children under 13 (may not be appropriate for young children).  Tickets are available online or at Edward’s Hairstyling, 14 South Broad St.  Sponsored by Main Street Woodbury.  For more information, call 856-845-8655.

Trick or Treat on Broad Street – Friday, October 31st from 3-5pm.  Bring the kids to Broad Street and stroll the shops for Treats or Tricks from Participating Merchants.  Sponsored by Main Street Woodbury.  For more information, call 856-845-8655.

Woodbury General Election 2014 Poll Location Changes for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – click here for poll location information.  Should you have any questions, please contact Roy A. Duffield, City Clerk at 856-845-1300 ext. 125 or RDuffield@woodbury.nj.us.

Hydrant Flushing - The City Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the City and outlying area starting on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  Flushing will be done from 10pm to 7am Sunday through Thursday.  Please see the newspaper ad for more information.

Office of Emergency Management Update - Currently, we are participating with the County Office of Emergency Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The original plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards to the extent possible.  If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit the project website at http://nj4hmp.com.  The website includes current information and also will allow you to submit any comments or questions.

Woodbury School Events – The Business Operations Committee of the Woodbury City Public School District will be meeting on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Junior-Senior High School library (25 N. Broad Street) to discuss the district’s 2015-2016 budget with the public. All are invited to attend.

There will be a ‘Meet the Candidate’s Night for the Woodbury Board of Education Nominees, hosted by the West End PTA, on Thursday, October 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at West End Memorial School located at 215 Queen Street.

Woodbury City Public Schools Needs YOUR Input!  Woodbury City Public Schools is updating its Strategic Plan, a document that identifies clear goals, outcomes, and priorities for its schools. Please join in this planning process. All are welcome. Plus, at each meeting, a prize raffle will be held to thank you for your assistance.

Meetings will last about 1 ½ hours each and be held at 6:00 p.m. in the high school Gold Cafeteria on the following dates:

October 27, 2014 (Monday)        Data Planning Session

While registration is not necessary to attend the meetings, if you know you’ll be present at one or more of the sessions, please contact Stacy Hoffman, Secretary to the Superintendent, at 856-853-0123 ext. 214 or shoffman@woodburysch.com

2012 Homestead Benefit – The filing deadline for 2012 New Jersey Homestead Benefit Applications was January 31, 2014. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts for 2012 will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget for FY 2015, which must be adopted by July 1, 2014. Homestead benefits for 2012 are expected to be applied to May 2015 property tax bills. Additional information on the 2012 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available.  See the State of NJ website for more information.

Gloucester County Small Business Revolving Loan Program (NEW-2014) – see flyer for details

Press Release – Woodbury’s Standard & Poor Rating rises to AA

Press Release – Twelve Woodbury Businesses receive County “Best Of” honors

Be In The Green Woodbury – Direct Install Program - for Woodbury Commercial Business Owners (see letter & brochure for more information).  This program addresses lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC), refrigeration, motors, natural gas and variable frequency drives.  The City of Woodbury has partnered with Sustainable Jersey and the NJ Board of Utilities to present this program.  Woodbury’s Direct Install Contractor:  Hutchinson Mechanical Services (888) 777-4501.  Also visit the NJ Direct Install Program website for more information.

City of Woodbury Water Utility - Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2013

New Code Enforcement Office Hours – Effective May 12, 2014 – 8:30am to 2:30pm – Monday through Thursday; Closed on Friday

The City Inspectors will be will be available for scheduled inspections as follows:

  • Construction/Building Inspector – Monday-Thursday – 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Electrical Inspector – Monday–Thursday – 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Plumbing Inspector – Tuesday & Thursday – 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Fire Inspector – Tuesday & Thursday – 12:00pm-3:00pm

Redevelopment News - Broad C Liquor License is available in the City of Woodbury for a potential restaurant in the Downtown Redevelopment Area.  For more information, please contact Debbie Tamburri at 856-439-6666.

GG Green Building wins NJ Future 2014 Smart Growth Award see press release

County Household Special Waste Collection Days - Visit the County website

City Water Supply – March 13, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In a proactive move, and as a result of a voluntary, precautionary test performed by Solvay Solexus, a West Deptford based chemical company, the City of Woodbury will temporarily not utilize one of their five (5) active wells used for the public water supply.  Solvay, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, recently began similar tests in some surrounding communities as a result of the possible contamination of the water supply by their facility.  The results found in one of the City’s wells was less than what was found in other municipalities, but nonetheless the City is taking pre-emptive action and gathering more information from our entire water supply system to ensure the highest level of public safety.   The City’s water supply is, as it always has been, in full compliance with all federal and state regulations and health standards.  Read full press release here

Mayor Bill Volk’s Welcome Message – January 2014
Happy New Year and Welcome to the City of Woodbury. If you are out and about in the City, we have many new developments in progress and you should definitely check them out. Looking back, in 2013, we added 14 new businesses to the City.  Read the full Mayor’s Message here.

Dog & Cat License Information

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program
Now that the holidays are over, you can finally get rid of that second refrigerator or freezer. The NJ Clean Energy Program will pick it up for FREE, responsibly recycle over 95% of it, and you get $50. You’ll also save as much as $150 a year through lower electricity costs! Call today or schedule your pick-up on-line!

Making Improvements to your Home?
Now is the time to apply for permits for swimming pools, exterior structures, and other summer projects.  Please contact the Construction office for details at  (856) 845-1300  ext. 127

Customer Service Survey – Did we meet, exceed or not meet your service expectations?  Please let us know how we are doing by using our new Customer Service Survey – Please complete the survey and return to Michael Theokas, City Administrator at City Hall, 33 Delaware St., Woodbury NJ 08096 or via email at MTheokas@woodbury.nj.us.

The historic City of Woodbury is a great place to live, work, visit and own a business. Our blend of Colonial and Victoria era homes, natural parks & waterways make this one of Southern New Jersey’s gems. We also have well-regarded public schools with small class sizes and reasonable property values.

As the County Seat of Gloucester County and home to Inspira, formerly known as Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury is one of the region’s employment centers.  For business investors, we can offer Tax Abatement incentives in our ambitious Broad Street (Route 45) redevelopment corridor. The much anticipated light rail connection to Camden & Philadelphia will truly make this the City you can grow with! Be a part of the excitement!

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