Welcome to Greenwich Township, Cumberland County, NJ 08323
Historic Greenwich is a Delaware Bay community located on the banks of the Cohansey River in western Cumberland County. Greenwich Township is comprised mainly of wetlands, farmlands and small crossroad communities covering almost 19 square miles. The Township is anchored by the Village of Greenwich and its historic Ye Greate Street, our remarkable Main Street that is graced by dozens of Colonial and Victorian residences, churches, schools and other buildings and landmarks.
Greenwich Township is one of 566 municipalities in the State of New Jersey. With a population (2010 Census) of approximately 800 residents, Greenwich is governed by a 3-person Township Committee and other active municipal organizations. Greenwich shares various government services with neighboring Townships in order to maintain its rural character and remain affordable to its residents.
This website is designed to provide information for residents and visitors alike. Please visit the site frequently to find new information and features. Thank you!
Public Notice: The Greenwich Township Clerk's office, at the Municipal (OEM) Building, 1000 Ye Greate Street, will be open from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, for the receipt of election petitions.
Greenwich Residents! Free Tree Seedlings at the Convenience Center on April 4! The Greenwich and Hopewell Environmental Commissions are participating in the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign, a program that is helping communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
From 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 4th, residents will be able to pick up 5 free tree seedlings at the Hopewell‐Greenwich Township Convenience Center. The seedlings, available on a first come, first served basis, come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. Click here for a press release with more information; an illustrated list describing the species of seedlings is available under Public Notices on this site. While it won’t be possible to make a choice of specific varieties, the healthy tree stock will beautify your residence and help restore trees throughout the community.
Please take notice the regularly scheduled Township Committee monthly meeting of April 14, 2015 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Township Committee will be held on May 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Although the Township Committee has been rescheduled, the Township Clerk's office will be open from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on April 14, 2015, at the Municipal (OEM) Building, 1000 Ye Greate Street, for the purpose of inspecting the 2015 budget. All residents are welcome.
A special meeting has been scheduled for April 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. which will be held at the Municipal Building located at 1000 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold the public hearing for the 2015 Municipal Budget and to pay monthly bills. Action will be taken.
By order of the Township Committee
Lisa Garrison, RMC, Township Clerk
2015 Greenwich Township Budget Draft for Review - see notice above for special meeting scheduled for budget public hearing.
Public Notices: See new RFQ (Request for Qualifications) listings in Public Notices listed in the Government and Services section of this website.
As part of the on-going update of the Cumberland 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 “Cumberland County” and then clicking on “Greenwich Township”. Comments can be submitted via the “Contact Us” page on the website. However, please note that comments must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Stuart Wallace, Stuart Wallace, LLC
Next Date to Be Determined and Announced
On October 14, 2014, a Round 2 Municipal Working Group Meeting met to discuss updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan was held. Representatives of the Cumberland County Office of Emergency Management and their consultant, Stuart Wallace, LLC, were present. The meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal/OEM Building, 1000 Ye Greate Street.
Currently, Greenwich is 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, and offering input, please visit the project website at http://nj4hmp.com.
The updated plan, the topic of discussion for the October 14th meeting, can be found at: http://files.nj4hmp.com/Cumberland/Round2/CuC_R02_
Greenwich_TWP_%202014_1014.pdf. Your participation and input are encouraged.
An additional public meeting will be scheduled; please watch for future postings for date and time.
Public Notice: FEMA Issues 2014 Preliminary Flood Insurance Maps for Greenwich Township
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has issued Preliminary Flood Insurance Maps for our township; these maps show flood risks in greater detail than the previous version and are based on new topographic and flood analysis information.
FEMA will be holding a formal county-wide coordinating meeting to review these maps and to discuss the revised flood hazard information, flood plain ordinance revisions and other community questions. Greenwich residents are encouraged to review the maps and become familiar with the revised flood hazards in the Township. The maps can be downloaded from this website (under the Public Notices section) for your information and review.
Hearthside Dinners and More! See News section for Cumberland County Historical Society program details for 2015.
New Publication: Cumberland County Delaware Bayshore Recovery Plan, December 2013.
Convenience Center - New Single Stream
Recycling Rules (click here)
Schedule of all 2014 Greenwich Township Monthly Meeting dates: see Public Notices. Also see Government Information and News sections for public meeting dates, agendas, minutes, etc.
Storm Emergency Info
To report an Atlantic City Electric Power Outage, call 1-800-833-7476 or report on-line at:
To report a downed telephone pole or telephone lines to Verizon NJ: call 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966). For your own safety do not touch or move the downed line as power lines can be confused with phone connections.
Bridgeton State Police Tip Line - use it!
The Bridgeton State Police Station has established a 24 hour tip line:
856-451-6034. See Public Notices for more information.
Aunt Betty's Kitchen
1016 Ye Greate Street in the heart of
Greenwich (next to the Post Office)
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday
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