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.
Greater Woodbury 65th Annual Fall Festival Parade – Sat., October 4, 2014. Parade theme is “Celebrating Our History”. Registration is now open! Complete the application form in Word format or PDF and return now! In addition, Woodbury is still looking for sponsors for the event. If you are interested and would like to sponsor any of the entertainment for the Woodbury fall Parade, please complete the sponsorship application and return to Bob Law. Also check out some of our YouTube video clips from the 2013 Parade. Please contact Bob Law for more information at (856) 845-1300 x129 or RLaw@woodbury.nj.us.
Breakfast Rotary Club of Woodbury Duck Race – Sat., October 4, 2014 at 11:30am – Held at Rotary Park on Barber Avenue. Fair or Fowl Weather. Ticket Price is $5. Any Questions, please call (856) 853-7771. Prizes awarded as Visa Gift Cards – 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $100. Benefits the Breakfast Rotary Club & the YMCA of Gloucester County.
Breakfast Rotary – Original Chicken B-B-Q, Sat., Oct. 4th from 1:00-5:00pm. Red Bank & Broad Sts., Call 856-848-8898 for Tickets: $14 per person – see flyer for more details
5K Race Down Broad Street and Kids Fun Run on Sat., October 4, 2014! Join the Road Runners Club of Woodbury for their next big race event, the 7th Annual Inspira/RRCW 5K Race Down Broad Street and Kids Fun Run!! Saturday, October 4th at 5:15 PM. Always a festive race just prior to the Woodbury Fall Festival Parade! Registration brochures will be available at the Fun Run. You can also register online at inspiragiving.org. For more information call 856-853-2019. DOWNLOAD RACE BROCHURE
Woodbury Merchant’s Association Antique Fair – Sat., October 4th from 10am-4pm. Held on Broad Street, Woodbury from prior to the Inspira/RRCW 5K at 5:15pm and the Greater Woodbury Fall Festival Parade at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the Woodbury Merchant’s Association. For more information, please contact 856-845-9765.
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 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:
September 30, 2014 (Tuesday) Expectations for the Future/Visioning a 21st Century School District
October 16, 2014 (Thursday) Action Steps to Enable the Vision
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Checkout The Woodbury Wire - the first edition of the City’s new newsletter. See our upcoming events and news around the city, including new businesses that have opened.
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.
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!