April 2016: Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing Spring 2016The City of Woodbury’s Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the City and outlying areas starting Saturday, April 24, 2016. Flushing will be done from 10pm to 7am Sunday through Thursday.

Residents may experience low water pressure and a slight discoloration in their water at this time. If discolored water is experienced, please run your cold water until clear. Flushing will take approximately 4-6 weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Richard Leidy

Public Works Manager

(856) 853-0892, x202

City of Woodbury Now a Tree City USA Community


On Friday, April 29, 2016, as part of an Arbor Day Observance, the City of Woodbury will celebrate the receipt of its official Tree City USA designation, sponsored by the national Arbor Day Foundation. As part of the award, Tree City USA signs will be posted at the Cooper Street entrance to the City and at Bell Lake Park (South Girard Street and Myrtle Avenue), to welcome visitors and residents, and the Tree City USA flag will fly outside of City Hall (33 Delaware Street). The two-year application process was part of City Council’s Green Team Committee, composed of Council Members Heather Tierney, Daniel Reddin, and Bill Fleming;  Recycling Coordinator Roy Duffield, Economic Development Director Randi Woerner, Public Works Director Rich Leidy, and volunteer Tom Dukelow.

The Arbor Day Observance, an annual tradition in Woodbury, is a program led by the Green Team, with support from the Municipal Alliance, and is a key part of the Tree City USA Community standards. This year, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be on hand to assist in the day’s activities, including the dedication and planting of several flowering trees at Wing-Dickerson Park (Allens Lane). The service will begin at 4:30 pm.  Woodbury students were also invited to create posters relevant to an Arbor Day theme. The poster contest winner will receive his or her award as part of the April 29 ceremony.

Mayor Bill Volk states, “The commitment of Mayor and City Council to Woodbury’s trees and community is a benefit to all of us.”

Councilwoman Heather Tierney states, “We’re excited to share this with our Woodbury community. We agree with Tree City USA – that trees serve the community in many ways, including our health, our sustainability, and even our economics. Trees are more than simply shade. They provide us with clean air, assist with erosion, and even increase property values. It’s in the community’s best interest that we protect and celebrate our trees.”

Recently, residents may have noticed the removal of several trees at the busy Evergreen Avenue/Cooper Street intersection. The removal was required for traffic improvements as part of the former Woodbury Country Club redevelopment. Atrium Post-Acute Care, a project by the Buriss Group, is committed to planting 500 trees in and around their grounds to recuperate the loss of the Evergreen Avenue trees, made possible in part by the City of Woodbury’s commitment to the Tree City USA community core values.

A nationally recognized program, Tree City USA offers towns and cities across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their commitment to trees. Municipalities that meet Tree City USA’s fundamental standards are invited to apply. Woodbury met those criteria by:

  • Establishing a designated Green Team Committee, comprising elected officials, city administrators, and residents, and charged with the responsibility for all trees located on city-owned property. Tree City USA notes the benefit of a diverse involvement “creates a wide awareness of what trees do for the community and provides broad support for better tree care.”
  • Passing a public tree care ordinance, outlining tree care activities to include plans for planting, maintenance, and removal.
  • Setting an annual budget of a minimum $2 per capita, an investment that, according to Tree City USA, provides “clean air, clean water, shade and beauty.” Woodbury allots $3.92 per capita, which includes both budget expenditures and the value of volunteer hours.
  • Implementing an Arbor Day Observance, where citizens are encouraged to celebrate together the beauty and benefits of their local trees. At the April 12, 2016, Council Meeting, Mayor Bill Volk will sign an official proclamation in support of Woodbury’s annual Arbor Day celebration, to be held April 29, 2016, at Wing-Dickerson Park on Carpenter St. & S. Barber Ave.

In 2014, Tree City USA reported 138 Tree City USA communities in the State of New Jersey, with 40.06% of the population living in a Tree City USA community. New Jersey spent approximately $29 million on urban forestry management in 2014.

For more information, please contact Heather Tierney at [email protected] Learn more about the City of Woodbury at www.woodbury.nj.us.


Public Notice: City of Woodbury RCA Home Improvement Program – Request for Bids

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are hereby advised that the City of Woodbury has available, through the Woodbury Economic Development Office, bid specifications for a RCA Home Improvement Program Project. All qualified bidders must be bonded and insured. The City of Woodbury requires a minimum coverage in the amount of $300,000.00 Bodily Injury, $300,000.00 Property Damage and $100,000.00 Workman’s Compensation. Insurance information must be submitted with the bid application.

Bid packets, which include a Contractor Registration Application, a Work Write-Up, Bid Procedures, Non Collusion Affidavit, Standard Specifications and a Proposal Form, are available at the Woodbury Economic Development Office, through the Woodbury Municipal Clerk or can be downloaded from our website at www.woodbury.nj.us. Bid Packets will be available until June 29, 2016. All contractors submitting a proposal must conduct a site visit and fill out the sign-in sheet at the home to be rehabilitated.

The City of Woodbury will receive and open sealed bids for this project on July 7, 2016 at 4 pm in Woodbury’s Municipal Hall’s Council Chambers. The bids are being received on behalf of the homeowner. No Bids will be accepted after the aforementioned date and time. No Bids will be accepted unless they are placed in a sealed envelope clearly stating, on the front of the envelope, the word “BID” as well as the contractor’s name, and the address of the home to be rehabilitated. The City reserves the right to reject any bids that they deem unqualified if they do not meet with the proper requirements.

Completed Bid packages may be hand delivered or mailed to:
Randi Woerner
Director of Economic Development
City of Woodbury
33 Delaware Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
All questions should be directed to: 856-845-1300 x143


Download bid packet.


The City Council has begun the process of evaluating our Water and Sewer Utility for the purpose of possibly selling the utility.  The information contained on this page includes all of the reports commissioned and actions taken to this point.  There will be a series of public meetings and opportunities for public input and discussion in the coming weeks and months.  If you have any questions about the information contained here, or about the process itself, please do not hesitate to contact: Michael Theokas, City Administrator, at 845-1300 ext. 120, or [email protected].

November 2016 Presentation

April 27, 2016 Public Hearing Presentation

Message from the City Clerk: “This public hearing will take place on Wednesday, April 27th, at 7:00pm, in Council Chambers located in Woodbury City Hall, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury NJ.”

Resolution 15-79

Resolution 15-158

Resolution 16-58

NJSA 58-30

Emergent Condition

Woodbury System Evaluation and Capital Improvement Plan

Woodbury Utility Rate Study

Woodbury Utility System Valuation