Municipal Offices
48 Washington Street
South River, NJ 08882

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Small Efforts with Big Effect

We're working on a variety of new efforts that are small in scale, meaning the overall cost to taxpayers is low, but the effect of the investment is large. Links to details of these efforts will be listed below to provide information and begin a larger conversation with you as we begin to implement many of these ideas.

Dog Park Concept (.pdf)

At the March 27, 2017 business meeting the governing body will be discussing the possibility of exploring the creation of a dog park to begin the conversation of revitalizing our parks within the borough. It is possible that alternative moneys such as grants or HCD funds could be used to fund most, if not all of this project.

Borough Green Team

We are partnering with nonprofit, Sustainable Jersey to access resources that will put us on a path to develop programs and obtain financial incentives to improve the quality of life in the borough by implementing sustainable solutions that result in long term savings to the borough.

Communications Committee

A new committee focused on addressing the challenge of ineffective communications between the borough and residents/businesses. We're working on near term solutions to address the issues created from this challenge and developing long term policies to change the way residents/businesses interact with the borough.

Extended Day Summer Rec Program

We're listening to feedback offered by families in the borough and realize that our half day summer recreation program wasn't enough for many parents who work. This year, we're partnering with the Raritan Valley YMCA to provide an Extended Day Program that we believe will be very popular for families in town.

Tree & Bench Dedications

In an effort to build appreciation for and attachment to our parks, we've launched a new program to dedicate trees and benches in town. We have a lot of ideas for this program and look to continue improving it as we continue forward.

Curb & Sidewalk Program

We've tightened up the process for our borough curb & sidewalk program and believe it offers an exceptional value to residents.

Borough Feedback Hotline

We're listening. Our borough feedback hotline is always open and we welcome your thoughts, concerns, or ideas on how we can make our town even better.

Monthly Buzz

So much is going on in South River but we haven't done enough to get the message out. The Monthly Buzz is our first attempt to do this, a product of the newly created Communications Committee. Look for it each month and at 48 Washington Street.

Our New Borough Administrator

In early May, the governing body appointed Jack Layne, a credentialed manager with over 30 years of experience in local, state, and corporate management. He brings along with him achievements rooted in improving quality of life for residents and businesses.

Youth Leadership Program

We believe that our youth are a key to driving our borough forward and we've developed a youth internship program to provide opportunities for our youth to leave their mark on South River.

South River on Facebook

We want residents to be kept up to date on the functioning of the borough. We launched a Borough Facebook page to provide another way to connect with you.


We're working to streamline our borough assets and organize them digitally for all residents to access. We decided to make lemonade out of the State-mandated revaluation lemon and move our tax map and other geographic information online. This effort will be a work in progress that will ultimately save us money and allow us to better plan to be a stronger borough.

Downtown Streetscape

We've put together a cohesive vision for what we believe makes sense for our Downtown Streetscape. We must think about these things cohesively to be successful going forward. We have three major goals: 1. We must further develop the personality of our Borough business district; 2. We must provide additional and more useful parking opportunities to make it easier to visit the downtown; 3. We must get out of the way and make it easier for businesses to do business and open up shop in town.

More Coming Soon.