Important Borough Topics - Archive 2016

Leaf Collection 2016

Leaf Collection Update 2016 Leaf Collection has been completed.  Any remaining leaves can be placed in cans or brown paper bags for collection by the Veg Truck on the trash day during the week of December 19.
DO NOT PUT LEAVES IN THE STREET:  Violation  Notices will be given to any residence where leaves are found in the street.
Trash, Recycling & Veg Pickup Thanksgiving Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday routes:  Normal Schedule. Thursday routes:  Trash, Recycling and Veg will be collected on  Friday 11/25/16 Friday routes: Trash will be collected on Friday,11/25/16; Recycling and Veg will be collected on Saturday 11/26/16
General Info: Leaf Collection will begin on Monday, October 31, 2016 and last for approximately 6 weeks.  It is important for residents to remember that per Borough Ordinance 195-9.1 leaves which are not in containers are permitted to be placed at the curb only during the 7 days prior to the scheduled collection.   No leaves may be placed in the street as this is a violation of State Stormwater Laws; this debris also clogs storm drains during foul weather.  Prior October 31, leaves and yard debris may be placed for curbside collection in green cans, cans with borough supplied Yard Waste stickers, or brown paper biodegradable bags. 
Click here to see Borough Code for requirements for Leaf and Yard Waste Placement
A reminder:  The week of October 24, 2016 is the end of weekly vegetative waste pickup until April 2017.  From November through March veg debris is collected only during the third full week of each month, which begins on the third Monday of the month.  In November veg will be collected the week of November 21.

Trash, Vegetative and Chipper Schedules, Week of Sept. 5, 2016

-  Trash, Recycling, and Vegetative Pick-up for Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 6.  Any overflow remaining from those sections will be collected on Wednesday.  It is estimated that all sections will be on schedule beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. -  Chipping will begin for the Monday section on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and continue through the week until every street has been completed.  Please have branches out by 7:00am on your trash day to ensure pickup.

Water Service Interruption Update

***UPDATE***  The overnight water service interruption that was scheduled for tonight 8/4 on Friends Ave and Kings highway has been moved to Tuesday August 9th.  The water will be shut off at the same time 11:45pm-6:00am so work on the main can proceed at night.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact New Jersey American Water at 1-800-652-6987 or the local construction office at 856-255-2046.

Overnight Water Service Interruption, Thursday Aug. 4, 2016

New Jersey American Water will be performing overnight construction work at the intersection of Friends Ave and Kings Highway on Thursday Aug. 4th.  The work will be done at night to minimize the impact of the project on traffic and water disruption.  Work will begin at approx. 11:45pm and continue on through the night until approx. 6:00am the following day, Friday Aug. 5th.  During this time water will be shut off in the affected area.  Services will be restored as quickly as possible, when service is restored you may experience discolored water for a short period of time.  If this occurs please run your cold tap for a short while.  The discolored water is not harmful in any way.  Please contact NJAW with any questions or concerns at 1-800-652-6987 or the local construction office at 856-225-2046.  

Camden County Department of Health and Human Services

The h1n1 flu outbreak continues to grow in the United States and internationally. Confirmed cases have been reported in New Jersey. An updated case count of confirmed h1n1 flu infections in the United States is kept at Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s link shown below. The CDC and local and state health agencies are working together to investigate this situation. Pertinent information regarding signs and symptoms and what can be done to help prevent infection can be obtained from all the links shown below.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has opened a toll-free telephone line for the general public to call in regards to H1N1 Influenza and Vaccine. The telephone line will be operational Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number is 1-866-321-9571.

For more information on the H1N1 Influenza outbreak, please visit the following websites:

Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at www.camdencounty.com

State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services at http://www.state.nj.us/health/flu/h1n1.shtml

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/general_info.htm

Additional Federal information: http://www.flu.gov/

Budget Review Committee Updates

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Advisory Board Members - Library Architect Project

4/1/09 - The Commissioners will be putting together a 9 member advisory board, consisting of a diverse group of residents, to meet with the architectural firm that will be hired to review current conditions and possible expansion of the Haddonfield Public Library. If you are interested in participating with this group please email your contact information to boroughmail@haddonfield-nj.gov with "Advisory Board Member - Library Architect" in the subject line.

Camden County – Mosquito Extermination Commission

The Mosquito Extermination Commission has conducted mosquito control operations throughout the county for many years. They are licensed to do so and keep up with changing methods so that they use state of the art techniques. Since the first week of a mosquito’s life must be in water the management of water is the first line of defense. The County cleans stream, stocks fish and investigates man made conditions that hold water. If mosquitoes are already developing in water there are insecticides that can be applied to any natural water body or artificial container. If adult mosquitoes are already on the wing they can administer an Ultra Low Volume spray to a specific area. In addition, the County is constantly reaching out to the public to remind them to prevent mosquito development on their property by eliminating stagnant water.

The importation of West Nile virus and the resulting outbreak of West Nile Fever in New York in 1999 alarmed the public anew to the diseases that can be spread by mosquitoes. There is a dramatic increase in the number of residents who want their neighborhood “spayed” like was done in New York City. At the same time some people want to know what is happening and if the treatment is really needed. The facts are that West Nile Fever virus has now been found in people and other animals throughout the country. In 2003 there were 9, 122 clinical human cases from 45 states and Washington, DC. Of those cases 223 people died. Even with this rapid spread and the increase in cases in other states, the number in New Jersey has been kept in check. Although, the number of human cases in NJ continued to increase in spite of the existing sanitation ordinances, preventive mosquito control and common sense on the part of the public. Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean Counties also had human cases of Eastern Encephalitis in 2003. Eastern Encephalitis is a much more serious disease than West Nile Fever and it has a long history in our county. Keeping mosquitoes under control and generally keeping disease outbreaks from gathering momentum in Camden County is the Mosquito Extermination Commission’s mandate.

Below are links to information provided to the municipalities within Camden County regarding mosquitoes:

Public Notice Mosquito Problems Start At Home A New Species of Mosquito Found in Camden County – Asian Tiger Mosquitoes – What Everyone Should Know Fyfanon – A Mosquito Control Product Scourge® - A Mosquito Control Product

HADDONFIELD RECEIVES REPORT ON LIBRARY NEEDS

The Haddonfield Borough Commissioners and the Public Library's Board of Trustees have received a report detailing the recommended basic requirements for a modern public library to serve the community's 11,600 residents. 
Titled "Library Program (A vision for the future)", the 55-page report was prepared by Leslie and Alan Burger, the principals of Library Development Solutions, a Princeton consulting firm. Using a series of focus groups, a town meeting, and a user survey, the consultants developed a “community needs assessment" that identifies preferences for library services and facilities. In addition, they evaluated the current library's space to determine options for delivering modern library services within that space, and prepared a library program to guide an architect in designing a new library building. 
Given "the lack of other available and affordable options in Haddonfield," the consultants recommend that the existing building be replaced with a “modern, energy efficient, highly functional new library." The minimum size would be 22,355 square feet in area, providing expanded service areas for adults, new areas for teens and children, and more community meeting space. Such a facility would house between 65,000 and 80,000 items. The estimates of need are based on Haddonfield's anticipated population size for the next 25 years. 
Using current rates of $300 per square foot for functional space and $275 per square foot for “non-assignable” space, the consultants estimate that the new building would cost slightly less than $8.3 million, if built today. They note that costs can be expected to rise by 5 to 7 percent per year. 
The “basic library program” provided by the consultants describes the types of features they believe should be incorporated in a new building. The report also lists a number of “contemporary options" that could enhance the basic program, at additional space and cost. 
The library program details needs in the following areas: exterior requirements, entrances, interior recommendations, adult services, and children's space. For each functional area of the library, the report describes the activities to be provided for and gives estimates of the area required, the number of people to be accommodated (public, staff, and daily traffic), the numbers of seats and computers to be provided, and the kinds and numbers of materials (books and "non-books") to be housed. It also lists the appropriate architectural features, ambience, furnishings, and equipment, and defines the desired proximity to and distance from other key functional areas in the building. An architect would use these specifications to allocate and relate spaces in a new building design. 
The Borough Commissioners have not yet evaluated the consultants' recommendations. They will schedule a date, time, and location for a public meeting at which Library Development Solutions will present and discuss their report. Several dates in early February are being considered. Copies of the report are available for perusal at the Public Library and in Room 101 of the Borough Hall or download here. The document may also be downloaded from the Public Library's Web site: www.haddonfieldlibrary.org .