In The News
Paving Detour – East Red Bank Avenue – On or about Monday, July 27th, milling and paving will begin on East Red Bank Avenue, from Broad to Evergreen, as part of one of our DOT funded projects. During that week (July 27th-31st) there may be detours in and around East Red Bank Avenue.
2015 Fall Parade – Sat., October 3, 2015 (Rain Date – Sat., Oct. 10th). The 2015 parade theme is “The Children Are Our Future”. Click Here to download the 2015 Fall Parade application. We hope that you will be able to join us this year on Saturday, October 3rd. If you return your parade application by Midnight on Saturday, August 15th, the $10 application fee will be waived! You may email the completed application [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact Lee Weatherby, Parade Committee Chairperson at (609) 472-9624.
Job Announcement – Communications/Special Events Coordinator (Posted 7/14/15)
City of Woodbury Water Utility – Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2014
Art in the Street Program – from July 6 to Aug. 18th. Please click here to see schedule and locations.
Pedal Power Bike Clinic & Parade with Action Wheels – Fri., Aug. 21, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am at Wing-Dickerson Park (Carpenter St.). All school-aged kids and under are invited. Bring your bike, scooter or skateboard for a safety check and small tweaks, if needed. Bike decorating and parade – so bring your helmet! Rain date is August 28th.
Bonsal Blues Concert & Dance Band – Monday, Aug. 24th 7pm at Rotary Park – performing at Woodbury’s Rotary Park on Barber Ave. Concert start time will be 7:00 pm and admission is free. It is suggested that guests bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the show. For more information contact: Lorrie Gall (C) 856-534-6299 or [email protected]
School Summer Free Lunch Program – For the fourth straight year, Woodbury City Public Schools has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free, nutritional lunches in summer to any children under the age of 18 who reside in Woodbury. For the first time, these lunches will be offered in both July and August. In July, Woodbury children can receive a free, balanced meal at either the Woodbury Junior-Senior High School’s blue cafeteria or West End Memorial School’s cafeteria Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon beginning July 6 and ending on July 30. In August, all Woodbury children can receive a free lunch at West End Memorial School’s cafeteria Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon beginning August 3 and ending on August 27. There are no registration or income requirements, nor do children have to be enrolled in Woodbury City Public Schools or its summer programs to receive a free lunch. For more information or questions, please call 856-853-0123 ext. 219.
City Hall Summer Hours – For the period of May 25 through August 31, 2015, City Hall will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and on Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm, instead of the regular hours Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Construction/Code Enforcement Office hours will not change and will remain Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please note that the Woodbury Public Library hours will remain as follows: Monday-Thursday 10:30am to 9:00pm, Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm, and Saturday 10:30am to 1:00pm (Library is closed Saturdays in July & August).
Public Works Summer Hours – starting Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 6am-2pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Plastic Bag Collection at Woodbury City Hall – Help Woodbury City get a new bench made of recyclable materials! Bring your grocery store and other plastic bags to City Hall and place them in the cardboard receptacle in the City Hall lobby. When we collect enough bags, the City will be entitled to a free bench! Contact Roy Duffield, Recycling Coordinator, for more information at (856) 845-1300 ext. 125.
Shred Event – Part 2! – Missed the April 11th and June 24th shred event? You can still bring your documents to be shredded to the DocuVault headquarters in South Jersey on this makeup date: September 30, 2015. Available FREE to Woodbury residents. See the DocuVault website for directions and information on what you can & cannot bring to shred. DocuVault Delaware Valley, LLC is located at 1240 Forest Parkway, Suite 100, West Deptford, NJ 08066.
Abandoned/Vacant Property Registration – Click here to download form.
NJ Hazard Mitigation Plan – As part of the on-going update of the Gloucester County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community. The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from http://nj4hmp.com by clicking on “Gloucester County” and then clicking on City of Woodbury.
How much water do we use? Want to learn more about water efficiency? Check out the U.S. EPA website!
Checkout The Woodbury Wire – City Newsletter with upcoming events & news around the city, including new businesses that have opened.
3rd edition – released March 2015
2nd edition – released October 2014
1st edition – released March 2014
Woodbury’s Facade / Beautification Loan Program Curb Appeal Application
Gloucester County Small Business Revolving Loan Program – see flyer for details
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.
County Household Special Waste Collection Days – Visit the County website
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!
Press Release – Woodbury’s Standard & Poor Rating rises to AA
Press Release – Twelve Woodbury Businesses receive County “Best Of” honors
For Immediate Release – June 2, 2014
For more information contact Robert Law at: 856-845-1300 x 129
Woodbury’s Standard & Poor Rating rises to AA
WOODBURY, NJ—In May 2014, the City of Woodbury was notified by Standard & Poor’s Rating Service that the City’s rate rose from A+ to AA based on local General Obligation (GO) criteria. A double A rating means the City is highly credit worthy and is meeting its financial commitments.
According to the S & P letter received by the City’s CFO, Robert Law, “Woodbury’s economy is adequate with its projected per capita effective buying income at 101.6% of the US”.
The letter states that the City’s budgetary flexibility is very strong, the property tax revenue stream is stable and the City doesn’t have any direct purchase obligations outstanding.
Mayor Bill Volk commented on the letter stating, “When S& P rates the City’s management conditions “as strong with good financial practices”, I feel confident that the decisions we have made over the past year are helping us achieve a level of long term financial stability which is necessary for our economic development plans and any future growth in the City”.
The letter also states that the City’s financial management assessment (FMA) was changed from standard to good reflecting an update in the City’s fiscal policy information primarily related to revenue, expenditure and investment management policies.
Volk adds, “There were many policy changes since I took office and with the help of the new administration and the new members of the governing body, specifically Dave Swanson who is chair of the finance committee, everyone has really worked together to ensure that the City can survive financially and still be fiscally sound”.
For Immediate Release – June 9, 2014
For more information, please contact: Randi Woerner at 856-845-1300 x143
Twelve Woodbury Businesses receive County “Best Of” honors
WOODBURY, NJ—On May 29, 2014 twelve Woodbury businesses were recognized as the “Best Of Gloucester County” at the annual Shop-Dine-Go Local Best of Celebration sponsored by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, TD Bank and the South Jersey Times.
The twelve Woodbury businesses that were voted by their customers as the “Best of Gloucester County” include:
- Antique Shop-Woodbury Antique Center
- Auto/Body Shop-Boggs Auto Collision Rebuilders
- Builder/Construction-Cipriani Remodeling Solutions
- Candy Shop-The Nut Shop
- Eye Care-Friedber Eye Associates-Dr. Howard Friedberg
- Food Store-Acme Markets
- Health Services-Lisa’s Companions & Caregivers
- Hoagies/Subs-Fat Louie’s Hoagies
- Physicians/Group-Depersia Medical Group
- Printer-Bellia Printing
- Restaurants/Italian Food-Marlene Mangia Bene
- Septic Company-English Sewage Disposal, Inc.
During the months of April and May, votes were cast online through the County Chamber, County Economic Development and SJ Times web sites. In total, over 18,000 customers throughout the region voted.
Woodbury’s Mayor Bill Volk stated, “On behalf of Mayor and Council, I would like to congratulate all the Woodbury businesses who received this prestigious honor. It is amazing that in only 2 square miles we have so many outstanding businesses. We are proud that you call Woodbury your home.”
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
The New GG Green Building Website – featuring rendering of the finished building and contact information for people interested in living in the building and or leasing retail space in the building.