Important Public Notices

Salem City Common Council Special Meeting Via Zoom

The Mayor and Common Council of The City of Salem will be holding a special Town Hall Meeting via Zoom on Monday November 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

This meeting will feature a presentation by Mr. Ron Mondello on cannabis laws and options for Municipalities in New Jersey.

This is not a Council Meeting, but will be led by the Council Cannabis Committee and its members will be available for questions. No Official Council Business will be conducted.

This is an information and public discussion meeting only andwill be held through zoom only.

To Join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86970658224?pwd=YnNpQzBQNUJTNHNXNElJN0VCdm9mQT09 or Google Zoom.us and use the following ID and Code:

Meeting ID: 869 7065 8224
Passcode: 751745

If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone, you can call in and participate by phone.

Dial in by your location: 301 715 8592      305 224 1968     309 205 3325     312 626 6799

 

2023 Planning Board Professional Positions

DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

CITY OF SALEM 2023 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE OF FAIR AND OPEN PROCUREMENT PROCESS

In accordance with New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law and N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et. seq., the City of Salem (“City”), County of Salem, a municipal corporation of the State of New Jersey, is soliciting professional services proposals through a fair and open process.   The City will require the following services for the upcoming calendar year beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2023: PLANNING BOARD ATTORNEY, PLANNING BOARD PLANNER/ENGINEER.

Interested applicants may obtain the Request for Proposal package by contacting the planning Board Secretary at 856.935.0372; or in person during regular business hours, at the Municipal Building located at 17 New Market Street, Salem, New Jersey 08079. It will also be available on the website at cityofsalemnj.gov. Submit an original and one (1) copy and your sealed responses to this request for proposals must be submitted to the City of Salem, Office of the Municipal Clerk, 17 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey 08079 by no later than 10:00 AM local prevailing time on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at which time and place responses are scheduled to be opened by the Municipal Clerk or QPA. Each sealed envelope containing a proposal shall be plainly marked on the outside to clearly show the specific service for which an individual or firm is submitting a proposal.

The proposals will be evaluated by the Municipal Clerk and QPA. Contracts are awarded based on (1) individual or firm experience and reputation in the field ( a copy of the resume of each individual performing the work is to be included); (2) knowledge of the City of Salem and subject matters to be addressed under the contract; (3) availability to accommodate any required meetings; (4) compensation proposal; (5) at least 2 references with address and phone number; (6) a certification that no immediate relatives of any principal of the firm is employed by, or serve as elected officials of the City of Salem; (7) a copy of the firm’s Certificate of Liability Insurance; (8) a copy of the firm’s Business Registration Certificate, and (9) Submission of the information requested in the RFP; (10) Provide and sign “Pay to Play” forms; (11) per NJSA 52:32-57 Disclosure of Investment Act in Iran Form.

All contracts pursuant to the fair and open process will be awarded by resolution and require a majority vote of the Township Council at a public meeting.  In addition to full compliance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et. seq. (“Pay to Play”), individuals or firms awarded contracts under these procedures will be required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17:27-4 (Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity), 42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et. seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990), N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2 (Disclosure of Ownership) and N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 (Business Registration). Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to the City of Salem, Office of the Municipal Clerk, 17 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey 08079 by no later than 10:00 AM local prevailing time on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Position Downloads (PDF) :

2023 Municipal Consultants & Misc. Professional Positions

DEADLINE: November 29, 2022

CITY OF SALEM 2023 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE OF FAIR AND OPEN PROCUREMENT PROCESS

In accordance with New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law and N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et. seq., the City of Salem (“City”), County of Salem, a municipal corporation of the State of New Jersey, is soliciting professional services proposals through a fair and open process. The City will require the following services for the upcoming calendar year beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2023:  Municipal Auditor; Municipal Bond Counsel;  Municipal Engineer (including providing engineering services such as preparing plans, specifications and bidding documents for public bids, applying for and administering grants and other municipal related engineering services); Municipal Labor Counsel; Municipal Prosecutor; Municipal Public Defender; City Solicitor;  Risk Management Consultant; Redevelopment Counsel; Municipal Water Engineer; Municipal Wastewater Engineer; Real Estate Appraiser for Tax Appeals; Brownfield Consultant Engineer; IT Computer Consultant; Financial Advisor; Grant Consultant; Special In Rem Tax Foreclosure Counsel; Animal Shelter; Municipal Architect, Special Engineer for road and street projects, City Planner. Interested applicants may obtain the Request for Proposal package by contacting the office of the City Clerk at 856.935.0372; or in person during regular business hours, at the Municipal Building located at 17 New Market Street, Salem, New Jersey 08079. It will also be available on the website at cityofsalemnj.gov.

Submit an original and one (1) copy and your sealed responses to this request for proposals must be submitted to the City of Salem, Office of the Municipal Clerk, 17 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey 08079 by no later than 10:00 AM local prevailing time on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at which time and place responses are scheduled to be opened by the Municipal Clerk or QPA. Each sealed envelope containing a proposal shall be plainly marked on the outside to clearly show the specific service for which an individual or firm is submitting a proposal.  The proposals will be evaluated by the Municipal Clerk and QPA. Contracts are awarded based on (1) individual or firm experience and reputation in the field ( a copy of the resume of each individual performing the work is to be included); (2) knowledge of the City of Salem and subject matters to be addressed under the contract; (3) availability to accommodate any required meetings; (4) compensation proposal; (5) at least 2 references with address and phone number; (6) a certification that no immediate relatives of any principal of the firm is employed by, or serve as elected officials of the City of Salem; (7) a copy of the firm’s Certificate of Liability Insurance; (8) a copy of the firm’s Business Registration Certificate, and (9) Submission of the information requested in the RFP; (10) Provide and sign “Pay to Play” forms; (11) per NJSA 52:32-57 Disclosure of Investment Act in Iran Form.  All contracts pursuant to the fair and open process will be awarded by resolution and require a majority vote of the Township Council at a public meeting.

In addition to full compliance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et. seq. (“Pay to Play”), individuals or firms awarded contracts under these procedures will be required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17:27-4 (Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity), 42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et. seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990), N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2 (Disclosure of Ownership) and N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 (Business Registration). Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to the City of Salem, Office of the Municipal Clerk, 17 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey 08079 by no later than 10:00 AM local prevailing time on Monday, November 28, 2022. Ben Angeli. RMC

Positions (PDF)

Deputy Municipal Clerk

The City of Salem seeks a Full-time Deputy Municipal Clerk. Successful candidate must be highly self-motivated, with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have the ability to multitask efficiently. Must be computer proficient.

Position requires ability to assist the Municipal Clerk with all statutory duties, including but not limited to; preparation of agendas, resolutions, minutes, ordinances, public record requests, issuing various permits and licenses, record management, attendance at Council meetings and elections as needed and shall be willing to assume  all of the duties of Municipal Clerk in the Clerk’s absence. Candidate must have the ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality and be customer service oriented. Must be able to effectively manage and meet multiple deadlines, and interface effectively with the Mayor and Governing Body, Administrator and other Dept Heads, residents, employees, volunteers, business owners and professional consultants.

The successful candidate may be assigned to work in other departments, including but not limited to the Commerce Department as directed.  A Registered Municipal Clerk Certification (RMC) is strongly preferred or must obtain RMC certification within 3 years of appointment. In order to be eligible for the RMC certification the applicant must not be  less than 21 years of age, is a citizen of the United States, is of good moral character, has obtained a certificate or diploma issued after at least four years of study at an approved secondary school and has completed at least two years of education at a college of recognized standing. (60 credits)  An applicant who does not meet the two-year college requirement may substitute on a year for year basis full-time experience or the equivalent part-time experience in a position as deputy municipal clerk, assistant municipal clerk or other position of county or municipal government which performs duties relative to those performed by a municipal clerk as described by statute. The successful candidate will also be required to become certified as a registrar within the first 90 days.

Salary is  commensurate with experience and qualifications up to $45,000. per year plus benefits.  Please submit cover letter and resume to the Municipal Clerk Ben Angeli 17 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey 08079. The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2022 Leaf Pickup Schedule

October 18th through December 17th

Leaves will be picked up from the curb on the following days of the week. If route is not completed, it will be finished the next day, time and weather permitting. Please do not rake leaves into the gutter, rake to the curb line only! Please move cars so the machine can have access to the curb. All bagged leaves will be picked up.

DO NOT MIX BRANCHES WITH LEAVES — THEY WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
DO NOT
PUT LEAVES IN THE STREET.

1st & 3rd Thursday
Craven Avenue
Eakin Street
Fenwick Avenue
Olive Street
Walnut Street
Allen Avenue
Morrison Avenue

1,2,3, & 4th Friday
East & West Broadway
Front Street
Grant Street
Griffith Street
Keasbey Street
New Market Street
Market Street

2nd & 4th Tuesday
Davis Avenue
Magnolia Street
Salem Manor
Smith Street
West Side Court
Grieves Parkway
Hillcrest Terrace
Glenridge Avenue
Afton Drive
Stratford Drive

2nd & 4th Thursday
Eighth Street
Hubbell Avenue
Johnson Street
Ninth Street
North Union Street
Seventh Street

1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Church Street
Sinnickson Street
Thompson Street
Chestnut Terrace East
Chestnut Terrace West
Hedge Street
Miller Street

1st & 3rd Monday
Fifth Street
Fourth Street
Gibbon Street
Pledger Street
Ward Street
Pearl Street
Wesley Street
Maple Avenue
South Third Street

2nd & 4th Monday
Chestnut Street
Elm Street
Linden Street
North Elm Street
Oak Street
Union Street
Van Meter Terrace
Yorke Street

Important Information About Your Drinking Water

City of Salem Water System Has Levels of Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) Above A Drinking Water Standard  

As you know, in the second quarter of 2022 our water system violated a New Jersey drinking water standard, and as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we have done and are continuing to do to correct this situation.

“Contact Cindy Edwards at (856) 935-0350 or for questions or to obtain a translated copy of this public notice.”

You were previously notified of the PFNA maximum contaminant level (MCL) violation in a public notice(s) issued on 6/27/2022 Per the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, we will continue to provide you with an updated public notice every 3 months until we complete all approved remedial measures and return to compliance with the MCL.

We routinely monitor for the presence of federal and state regulated drinking water contaminants. New Jersey adopted a standard, or MCL, for PFNA in 2018 and monitoring began for City of Salem Water System in 2021. The MCL for PFNA is 0.013 parts per billion (ppb) (or micrograms per liter (µg/L)) and is based on a running annual average (RAA), in which the four most recent quarters of monitoring data are averaged. On 6/3/2022, we received notice that the sample collected on 5/11/2022 showed that our system exceeds the PFNA MCL at TP002009. The RAA for PFNA based on samples collected over the last year is 0.014 ppb.

What is PFNA?

Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) is a member of the group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that are man-made and used in industrial and commercial applications. PFNA has been historically used as a processing aid in the manufacturing of high-performance plastics that are resistant to harsh chemicals and high temperatures. Major sources of PFNA in drinking water include discharge from industrial facilities where it was made or used. Although the use of PFNA has decreased substantially, contamination is expected to continue indefinitely because it is extremely persistent in the environment and is soluble and mobile in water.

What does this mean?

*People who drink water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over time could experience problems with their liver; kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA in excess of the MCL over time may cause developmental delays in a fetus and/or an infant.

* For specific health information see https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/pfas_drinking%20water.pdf.

What should I do?

  • Anyone concerned about their health should consult with their personal healthcare provider.
  • The New Jersey Department of Health advises that infant formula and other beverages for infants, such as plain water or juice, should be prepared with bottled water when PFNA is elevated in drinking water.
  • Pregnant, nursing, and women considering having children may choose to use bottled water for drinking and cooking to reduce exposure to PFNA.
  • Other people may also choose to use bottled water for drinking and cooking to reduce exposure to
  • Although there are no home filters that are National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International certified to remove PFNA, available home water filters have been tested to remove the closely related chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and may also reduce exposure to PFNA. If a water treatment device is used, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and operation. (NSF does not certify reduction of PFOA to the NJ MCL for PFOA.)
  • Boiling your water will not remove PFNA.

For more information, see https://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/pfas/.

What is being done?

Salem City was in the process of completing the permitting and construction of Well #9 prior to violating the PFNA standard at its water treatment plant, specifically, TP002009. Under an Emergency Use Permit, NJDEP approved the use of Well #9 to serve TP003012. Well #9 was placed into service on August 11, 2022. One of the wells serving TP002009 (Well #2) went offline on August 12, 2022, and will remain offline until treatment is in operation. However, TP002009 remains online with other wells serving the City.

The City of Salem has hired Remington and Vernick Engineers to address the high levels of PFNA in the finished water. It is our intent to provide treatment to remove the PFNA from the water being delivered to the residents of the City of Salem. We anticipate resolving the problem by June 2023. Testing is done on a quarterly basis; the sample drawn on 5/11/2022 was the first time the running annual average was above the standard. Third quarter 2022 sampling was performed on September 9, 2022 and results are pending.

For more information, please contact the Salem Water Department Main Office, at (856) 935-0350 or email or mail us at City of Salem Water Dept., 17 New Marker Street, Salem, NJ 08079. Please visit our website at www.cityofsalemnj.gov for more information about PFNA.

Copies of this Notice as well as other information regarding PFNA will also be available in the City Hall Annex at 17 New Market Street, Salem.

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. *

This notice is being sent to you by City of Salem Water Department. State Water System PWSID# NJ1712001.

Date distributed: 9/27/2022

FY2022 NJDOT Municipal Aid – Reconstruction of Smith Street

DEADLINE: September 7, 2022 at 10:30am

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Salem for the FY2022 NJDOT Municipal Aid – Reconstruction of Smith Street in the City of Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.

Bid forms, contracts and specifications are available by contacting Remington & Vernick Engineers.  Contact shall be made by phone or by email to make bid purchase arrangements at 856 795 9595 or by submitting .

Said Bids will be received, opened and read aloud in public at the Municipal Building, 17 New Market Street, Salem, Salem County, New Jersey on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 10:30 AM, prevailing time.

Electronic download link for copies of the bid forms, contracts and specifications may be obtained from said Remington and Vernick Engineers, by prospective bidders upon request, upon payment of the sum of $50.00 for each set.  Should interested bidders not have the ability to handle electronic download sets, a set may be arranged to be sent overnight by calling 856 795 9595.

NO BIDS ARE TO BE PICKED UP AT THE ENGINEER’S OFFICE OR AT THE MUNICIPALITY OFFICES.

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO OBTAINING SAID SPECIFICATIONS.

NO BIDS ARE TO BE DROPPED OFF AT THE ENGINEER’S OFFICE.

The City of Salem reserves the right to consider the bids for sixty (60) days after the receipt thereof, and further reserves the right to reject any or all bids, either in whole or in part and also to waive any informality in any and make such awards or take action as may be in the best interest of the City of Salem, in accordance with applicable law.

Bids must be on the bid form prepared by Remington and Vernick Engineers, in the manner designated therein and required by the specifications, must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the bidder on the outside and also bearing on the outside reference to the particular work bid upon.  Said bids shall be addressed to Ben Angeli, Clerk, City of Salem, 17 New Market Street, Salem, New Jersey  08079.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond duly executed by the bidder as principal and having as surety thereon a surety company approved by the City of Salem in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) but in no case in excess of $20,000.00 of the amount bid.  Any such bid bond shall be without endorsement or conditions.  Bid shall also be accompanied by a certificate letter from a surety company stating that it will provide the bidder with the completion bond.

The award of the contract shall be made subject to the necessary moneys to do the work being provided by the City of Salem in a lawful manner.  The contract to be executed by the successful bidder will provide that it shall not become effective until the necessary moneys to do the work have been provided by the City of Salem in a lawful manner.  The award shall further be subjected to the securing of necessary State, Federal or Local permits governing the work.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27 (Affirmative Action), N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq.(New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act), and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. S12101, et seq.).

The contractor is further notified that he must comply with N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2, and submit a Disclosure Statement listing stockholders with his bid.

The contractor is further notified that he must comply with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq. Public Works Contractor Registration Act and he and any subcontractors must be registered in accordance with the act.

The contractor is also further notified that he must comply with N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 and submit proof of business registration and submit proof of business registration for any named subcontractors in  accordance with the act.

You Are Invited!

The City of Salem has been selected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to receive support in developing a Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan. The goal of this project is to understand the impacts that the City may experience from Climate Change impacts and how to implement resiliency policies and practices. There will be ongoing public outreach and collaboration throughout the process, the first virtual meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, July 19 at 6pm.

More information may be accessed here: https://brsinc.com/resilient-nj-salem/ .

Emergency Water Restrictions

CITY OF SALEM PUBLIC NOTICE OF RESTRICTIONS

Effective June 17, 2022 until further notice.

Pursuant to City Code Section 230-55, the City Public Works Committee has determined that a local water emergency exists and has proceeded with an application to NJDEP Tor emergency approval to use Well No.9. Until such time as the City of Salem receives all necessary permits and approvals for Well 9, the Committee has recommended that the Mayor impose the following water restrictions:

  • Nonessential outdoor water use is limited to odd-even days. Residents of properties with odd numbered addresses shall refrain from nonessential outdoor water use on even numbered days. Residents of properties with even numbered addresses shall refrain from nonessential outdoor water use on odd numbered days.

Nonessential outdoor water use is defined as the following: (i) irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or irrigation systems; (ii) washing of vehicles except in a commercial car wash; and (iii) washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways, except as necessary to apply surface treatments, such as paint, preservatives or cement. .

These restrictions shall be effective as of June 17, 2022 and shall continue until further notice.

Violation of these restrictions may result in the following penalties:

  • 1st Offense – reminder notice to home (documented)
  • 2nd Offense – written warning to home delivery by mail
  • 3rd Offense – $50.00 fine
  • 4th Offense – $100.00 fine (daily for each additional offense)

City of Salem
Jody Veler, Mayor
Dated 6-16-2022

Dept of Commerce and Economic Development Public Meetings

The City of Salem Department of Commerce and Economic Development will be hosting the first of several public meetings in 2022 regarding downtown redevelopment.  The first meeting will take place via zoom on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to 1) notify the residents of Salem of the plan to redevelop downtown, 2) take feedback and questions from the residents of Salem regarding the future of downtown and, 3) to introduce the public comment period to the residents of Salem regarding Downtown Redevelopment. All residents of Salem City are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide feedback for the wants and needs that residents would like to see for their new downtown. Due to COVID-19 the public participation in the meeting will be through Zoom only.

To Join the Zoom Meeting use this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87053184399?pwd=VlErV015aUtzNDdqUFBGRHpNZkFsZz09

or go to Google Zoom.us and use the following ID and Code

Meeting ID: 870 5318 4399
Passcode: 996998.

You can also call in from a mobile phone using 1-929-436-2866