Pop-up outdoor exhibitions celebrating Museum masterpieces are on view in Haddonfield

Beginning May 5, residents of Haddonfield, New Jersey began to discover masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in pop-up exhibitions [along community sidewalks, bike paths, parks and recreation centers.] Haddonfield is one of the first of ten communities in the region receiving up to twelve large-scale framed reproductions representing masterpieces from the Museum’s vast collections of American, European, Latin American, East and South Asian art. Haddonfield residents will also receive free general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art from July 17-19, 2015. It is all part of Inside Out, a major national arts initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The first installation here was placed at Borough Hall on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Subsequent works of were placed on view at locations such as Tatem Memorial Park, the Haddonfield Public Library, Kings Court and many nearby churches including Grace Church, First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church. Residents can discover and enjoy them daily, from May through August.

All works will be located within walking or bike-riding distance of each other, offering the opportunity to encounter works such as Constantin Brancusi’s The Kiss, Paul Cézanne’s Mont Saint-Victoire and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Two Calla Lilies on Pink. Some will be mounted outdoors on walls while others will be free-standing. Each will be displayed in a frame representative of the time period in which it was created. The artworks will be accompanied by an informative label with commentary by Museum curators explaining what they most admire about the works.

Haddonfield Mayor Jeffrey Stephen Kasko and Stuart Harting, Chair of the Outdoor Sculpture Trust, have been working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to plan the pop-up exhibitions. Mayor Kasko has said, “We are proud to collaborate with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to bring these masterpieces to our community. They will provide enjoyment and excitement to our citizens and remind us of how wonderful it is to live in a vibrant community that can claim to have the Philadelphia Museum of Art in its backyard. We offer our sincere thanks to the Museum and the Knight Foundation for making this project possible.”

Timothy Rub, The Museum’s George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, said: “We are delighted to share works of art from our collection with the residents of Haddonfield. Community engagement is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Not only do these beautifully framed reproductions faithfully represent important works in the collection, they are here to create surprising encounters and encourage more people to explore everything the Museum has to offer. We hope that residents will also take full advantage of the upcoming free day at the Museum where they can see the original works of art and find countless other reasons to visit in the future. We are grateful to the inspired support of the Knight Foundation in generating such exceptional community engagement.”

Haddonfield, NJ & the Museum

The Museum will offer free general admission to residents living in Haddonfield (08033) from July 17-19, 2015. Residents will present a driver’s license or ID card indicating a participating zip code when visiting the Museum to gain free general admission.

Google map of plotted locations in Haddonfield, NJ

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z9Gwd-hK1yF4.kyjcClnxMVS4 

Locations of works of art in Haddonfield, NJ

Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (1916)
Tatem Memorial Park
309 Kings Highway East

Paul Cézanne, Mont Saint-Victoire (1902-4)
Grace Church in Haddonfield
19 Kings Highway East

Frederic Edwin Church, Pichincha (1867)
Haddonfield Police Department
242 Kings Highway East

Simon Jacobez. de Vlieger, Marine (about 1652-53)
First Baptist Church
124 Kings Highway East

Daniel Garber, Tanis (1915)
Kings Court Gazebo
Kings Court & Ellis Street

Jacob Lawrence, The Libraries are Appreciated (1943)
Haddonfield Public Library
60 North Haddon Avenue

Sir Frederic Leighton, Portrait of a Roman Lady (1859)
Uno sculpture
Mechanic Street & North Haddon Avenue

Joan Miró, Dog Barking at the Moon (1926)
Haddonfield Public Library
60 North Haddon Avenue

Claude Monet, Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River (1891)
Haddonfield High School
425 Kings Highway East

Georgia O’Keeffe, Two Calla Lilies on Pink (1928)
Kings Court
Kings Court & Kings Highway East

Unknown, Rondel Depicting Holoferne’s Army Crossing the Euphrates River (1246-48)
First Presbyterian Church
20 Kings Highway East

Sponsorship:

The project is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Special thanks to H&G Sign Co. and Krain Outdoor Advertising for providing assistance with artwork reproductions, providing access throughout the city of Philadelphia, and to Daniel Reisman and the help of the law firm ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOT, LLC for their pro bono work.

For additional press information contact the press office at 215-684-7860 or pressroom@philamuseum.org. For general information, call 215-763-8100 or visit philamuseum.org.

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May 13, 2015 Municipal Matters

Information About Your Water and Sewer Bill

Haddonfield and NJAW are scheduled to close on the sale of the Water and Sewer Utility on May 21, 2015. In the next couple of weeks you will receive your last water and sewer bill from Haddonfield. NJAW will invoice monthly. The first NJAW bill will be received in the month of June.

ALL WATER AND SEWER EMERGENCIES CALLS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY—should be made to Central Dispatch at 856-429-3000.

Newly Designated Handicapped Parking Space Approved

The Commissioners approved an ordinance to add a handicapped parking space on Rhoads Avenue. Handicapped spaces are only to be used by persons who have been issued special identification cards or plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police.

2015 Budget Introduction

In 2015, the Borough Commissioners proposed a budget with a local purpose tax rate of 48.7 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. The tax rate remained the same as last year despite a $2.2 million dollar loss in ratables. The Borough tax is a little more than 16% of your total real estate tax bill. The proposed 2015 Borough budget is $16,255,241.00 of which $10,130,522.71 will be raised through property taxes. The 2015 budget, minus grant expenditures, increases $914,204 or 5.98% over the 2014 budget. The amount to be raised by taxation is decreasing $19,386. The 2015 budget will be published in The Retrospect in the May 15, 2015 issue.

Upcoming Events

The Commissioners authorized the following events:

  • The American Legion Post #38 will hold a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25, 2015.
  • Toastmasters International will hold Toastmaster in the Court on Saturday, June 6, 2015. 

Haddonfield Farmers Market

The Haddonfield Farmers Market will be held every Saturday starting May 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine at King’s Court. This season there will be entertainment, a host of master gardeners, cook offs and much more. Each week’s offerings are dependent on the growing season, harvests and availability. It’s the best way to stay healthy, keep in touch with nature, and support local entrepreneurial farmers and food providers, while meeting your friends and neighbors.

4th of July Fireworks

The Commissioners authorized that a permit will be granted to the Haddonfield Celebrations Associations for the public display of fireworks as part of the Borough’s Annual Independence Day Celebrations. The fireworks display will be held in the Camden County Park system behind the High School Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2015 (rain date Saturday, July 11, 2015) between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Bid Request Announcements

The Commissioners announced a bid request for the following:

  • For “2015 Road Program” to be received on or before Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall
  • For “Borough Hall Fire Suppression System” to be received on or before Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall. 

Bid Award

The bid for the painting of the Interfaith Caregiver’s building was awarded to Gingerelli Bros. Inc., 2606 Route 37E, Toms River, New Jersey 08753, who submitted the lowest bid.

Ask the Mayor

Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, May 13, May 27, June 10, and June 24 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Borough Hall. He will also be available in the evenings by appointment. Please call his voicemail at 856-429-4700, ext. 316 to set up an appointment, or you can email him at jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Parking

The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding parking your vehicles.

  • All cars parked in driveways must not block the public sidewalks.
  • If you must park on the street, please call the police department at 429-3000 and let them know you will be parking your car there overnight.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Dog Walking

The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding walking your dogs and disposing property of their waste:

  • All dogs must be on a leash when being walked on public streets; the Crows Woods Nature Preserve and in any park area; no pet is permitted to roam un-leashed in Haddonfield
  • Pet owners or anyone who takes their pet for walks must properly dispose of their pet’s waste by picking it up, wrapping it and either placing it in the trash or flushing it unwrapped down the toilet.

Sign up to Receive Reminders, Alerts and More via E-Mail

Residents are reminded to sign up to receive important e-mail notices, reminders, and alerts from the Borough. This system can be used to alert those who are registered to impending deadlines (for the payment of taxes, pet license fee, etc.), and to public safety situations. To sign up, visit www.haddonfieldnj.org and look for a box titled” E-news from the Borough.”

Meetings/Events & Activities

  • Tue May 19—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
  • Tue May 19—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield -Environmental Commission
  • Tue May 19—7:30 pm Zoning Board
  • Wed May 20—7:30 pm Historic Preservation
  • Thr May 21—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
  • Mon May 25—Memorial Day—Borough Hall Closed No trash or recycling pickup
  • Tue May 26—Double trash and recycling pickup
  • Tue May 26—8:00 am Library Board
  • Tue May 26—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
  • Wed May 27—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
  • Mon June 1—6:30 pm Commissioners Worksession
  • Tue June 2 – 7:30 pm Planning Board
  • Wed June 3—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
  • Sat June 6—2:00 pm Start of Summer Picnic, MKH
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Updated FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

FEMA has begun releasing its updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for New Jersey. While the municipalities adjoining Haddonfield are impacted, Haddonfield is NOT. The Borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator has confirmed with FEMA that the 2007 Flood Insurance Rate Maps (subject to any subsequent appeals) will remain in effect for Haddonfield. Those interested in the Borough’s flood risk information or the mapping process can learn more at www.region2coastal.com or http://nj.stormsmart.org/before/hazard-id/interpreting-firms-and-fis-reports/

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Spring is Here!

Spring is Here
The Office of the Fire Marshal would like to remind everyone of a few safety precautions while doing your spring cleaning.
• Properly dispose of any old unwanted Hazardous waste, such as paints, thinners, harsh cleaners, etc. For a list of hazardous materials, and drop off locations, visit camdencounty.com/parks, or call 856-858-5241.
• Replace old or warn and frayed extension cords.
• Keep gasoline containers in the garage or shed, never inside the house.
• A fire safety permit is required for the use of any flame producing device for removing paint.
• Use caution when using paint thinners as they are extremely flammable. Use only in well ventilated areas.
• Be sure to shut off any gasoline power tools before refueling.
• Check the gas grill prior to use, replace any damaged parts, check the gas line for wear or cracks, and make sure all connections are tight and not leaking.
• Use grilling equipment at least 10 feet from the house or structure, and never inside.

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Statement by the Board of Commissioners on the pending sale of the Bancroft property

The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners has recently learned that Bancroft has signed an agreement for the sale of its property and facilities in Haddonfield with Recovery Centers of America (RCA), a new, private medical provider of addiction services headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Our understanding is that RCA plans to utilize most of the land and existing buildings on the East side of Hopkins Lane to provide services such as residential and outpatient treatment, counseling and education services, and support group meetings. It is also our understanding that plans for the West side of Hopkins Lane (closest to the high school) are not firm at this time and might include utilization or sale for some other purposes, including potential borough or school district use.

Due to the fact that this property is currently zoned as R-2 (Residential, single-family detached homes) with a current, non-conforming use as an educational institution, we believe that RCA will need, at a minimum, to seek approval for a use variance by the borough’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. Other borough approvals may also be needed, depending on any plans that might involve subdivision of the property or demolition, reconstruction or expansion of any existing buildings.

We are mindful that any decision by the Zoning Board on a use variance may be appealed to the Board of Commissioners. For that reason, we have been advised to remain impartial and to refrain from making any public pronouncement or judgment on RCA’s plan for this property or on the merits of an application for a use variance. We are confident that the Zoning Board will carefully consider and render a just decision regarding this matter.

RCA executives have indicated that they would like to hold several public education meetings with Haddonfield residents in the coming months prior to formally moving forward with any applications, permits or approvals. They would like to discuss their plans in detail and address questions or concerns that Haddonfield residents may have. We fully welcome this approach and offer support for such informational meetings.

It is our hope that the vision and plans to be articulated by RCA executives will be presented and considered in an atmosphere of full, open and fair discussion by all involved. The potential sale and re-use of this property is an extremely important, historic occasion for our town and its residents, and it deserves honest and thorough deliberation in order to reach an appropriate outcome.

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Haddonfield Earth Day, Saturday April 25, 10am-2pm. Kings Court, Downtown Haddonfield

Live animals from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Kids’ Crafts and Activities and More with Crows Woods Gardeners, Markeim Arts Center, New Jersey American Water, Bovio Home Energy Savings, Sustainable Haddonfield, Cross County Connections, Sustainability Information, and much more!

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Municipal Matters January 16, 2015

VEGETATIVE WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:
January— the week of the 20th—24th
February—the week of the 16th—20th

Christmas Trees—removal all ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc. Do not place in plastic bag. Pick up will be the first and third week in January.

Chipper Truck—From January thru March, the chipper truck will only run on the first full trash week of the month, beginning on the first Monday of the month.

** The Chipper truck is currently out of order and is being serviced. Christmas trees are being picked up and taken to one location where they will be chipped at a future date.

Leaf season is over-All leaves must be placed in vegetative waste barrels or in paper bags and put out the week of vegetative waste. Public Works will NOT come pick up leaf piles left at the curb or in the street.

Haddonfield is preparing a Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element of the Master Plan. This “Sustainability Element” is the next step in Haddonfield reducing its environmental footprint, improving quality of life and promoting continued prosperity. To stay up to date on the development of the Borough’s Sustainability Element check out the following website:
www.haddonfieldsustainabilityelement.com

To report a pothole please call 429-0183 ext 0 or go online at www.haddonfieldnj.org/borough_dept_pw.php#pothole

Pet licenses are now due for 2015. Applications can be found on the Borough website or in person at the Borough Hall, Information Center, or Public Library. A late fee will be added after January 31.

School Board Recognition Month – January 2015
The Commissioners and the New Jersey State Board of Education proclaim January 2015 as School Board Recognition Month and recognizes contributions of the local school board members, past and present, and expresses with sincerest appreciation their dedication to the academic, athletic and social achievements and well-being of the children of our community.

Auxiliary Police Appointment
The Commissioners have approved the appointment of John Curatola to the Haddonfield Auxiliary Police effective January 2, 2015. During the meeting they expressed their gratitude to the Auxiliary Police for their many hours of volunteer services.

Full-Time Police Officers Appointments
The Commissioners have approved the appointment of Brian Catts to the Haddonfield Police Department effective January 2 , 2015.

Cash Management Plan
The Commissioners authorized the adoption of a Cash Management Plan pursuant to the Local Fiscal Affairs Law, which requires the Borough to adopt said plan, to deposit public funds pursuant to the plan, into interest bearing accounts.

Authorization to Designate Official Newspaper for Legal Notices
The Commissioners announced that The Retrospect has been designated as the official weekly newspaper for the legal advertising for Haddonfield. The Courier Post will be the alternate official newspaper for legal advertising.

Approved Appointments
The Commissioners approved the following appointments to the Camden County Community Development Board of Directors from January 1 through December 31, 2015:

  • Mayor Jeff Kasko
  • Representative: Steve Walko

The Commissioners have approved the following appointments:

  • Deborah Marchand, Library of Trustees, which expires December 2019.
  • Mary Eklund, Library of Trustees, which expires December 2019.
  • Cheryl Moskovitz, Library of Trustees, which expires December 2019.

Website Design & Development Professional Services Agreement
Borough of Haddonfield has authorized Revize Software Systems to enter into a contract
to provide Website Design & Development services for the Borough’s website.

Bid Authorization
The following bid was authorized for receipt by the Borough:

  • For Library Addition/Renovation – No. 2 to be received on or before Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.
  • For Temporary Labor Services to be received on or before Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall

Environmental Commission Vacancy
Haddonfield residents are invited to apply for the Environmental Commission. The Commission is established for the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of the Borough of Haddonfield. Residents are invited to apply online at: http://www.haddonfieldnj.org/borough_volunteer-board.php. There is no deadline to submit applications.

January Sidewalk Sale
Celebrate the start of 2015 with four days of great specials and deals during Haddonfield’s 6th Annual Winter Sidewalk Sale taking place Thursday, January 22 through Sunday, January 25. The sale will be held both in-store and outdoors – making it a true ‘sidewalk’ sale event. New this year is a complimentary heated trolley that will be making regular, continuous stops at each street in the Downtown on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 from noon – 4 p.m. This will allow visitors to travel in warmth from one place to the next while taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Downtown. The Winter Sidewalk Sale hours are: Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, January 25 from noon – 5 p.m. Check with the individual stores for their exact hours. Haddonfield’s streets and pathways will remain decorated with the sparkling white lights – providing a winter wonderland feel and a festive atmosphere for shoppers until Saturday, February 14. For more information about the Winter Sidewalk Sale, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

‘Haddonfield Uncorked’
A new town-wide event is taking place on Saturday, February 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. The event features New Jersey bottled wines as yet another option to purchase and enjoy while in Haddonfield – and is a perfect pairing to the many Valentine’s Day specials and promotions that shops throughout the Downtown will be offering in anticipation of the February 14 holiday. So whether you seek traditional gifts like wine, chocolates and flowers; a romantic spot for dinner and wine for two; or unique gifts that are a little less traditional, it can be found in Downtown Haddonfield – during ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ or any day of the week. Haddonfield is a “dry” town by law; however, thanks to a recently approved Alcohol Management Plan for Retail Outlets prepared by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, shop owners in Haddonfield can now lease a portion of their business to one of the area’s local wine growers for the sale of Jersey-grown wines by the bottle to the business’s patrons. For more information about ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

New Businesses in Downtown Haddonfield
There are more than a dozen new reasons you should visit Downtown Haddonfield – all of them unique, eclectic and a perfect fit to this already award-winning shopping and dining destination. The 16 new shops and eateries which have recently joined the Downtown Haddonfield family include: Girlfriends Boutique, Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies, Ivivva, Joey’s Unique Boutique, Juniper, Lotus Reflections, Painting With A Twist, RE/MAX Connection Realtors, Sanctuary, Sew Pretty Studio, Sprig Wreath & Trim, TwoFifteen Photography, The Nail Café, YoFresh Yogurt Café, 08033 Haddonfield Apparel and Zaffron Mediterranean Grill. The Commissioners welcome them all and encourage everyone to visit them and discover what’s new in Downtown Haddonfield.

Ask the Mayor
Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, May 13, May 27, June 10, and June 24 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Borough Hall. He will also be available in the evenings by appointment. Please call his voicemail at 856-429-4700, ext. 316 to set up an appointment, or you can email him at jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Parking
The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding parking your vehicles.
All cars parked in driveways must not block the public sidewalks.
If you must park on the street, please call the police department at 429-3000 and let them know you will be parking your car there overnight.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Dog Walking
The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding walking your dogs and disposing property of their waste:
All dogs must be on a leash when being walked on public streets; the Crows Woods Nature Preserve and in any park area; no pet is permitted to roam un-leashed in Haddonfield
Pet owners or anyone who takes their pet for walks must properly dispose of their pet’s waste by picking it up, wrapping it and either placing it in the trash or flushing it unwrapped down the toilet.

Sign up to Receive Reminders, Alerts and More via E-Mail
Residents are reminded to sign up to receive important e-mail notices, reminders, and alerts from the Borough. This system can be used to alert those who are registered to impending deadlines (for the payment of taxes, pet license fee, etc.), and to public safety situations. To sign up, visit www.haddonfieldnj.org and look for a box titled” E-news from the Borough.”

Meetings/Events & Activities
· Tue Jan 20—7:30 pm Zoning Board
· Tue Jan 20—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
· Wed Jan 21—7:30 pm Historic Preservation
· Thr Jan 22—8:00 pm Recreation Council
· Tue Jan 27—8:00 am Library Board Meeting
· Wed Jan 28—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
· Mon Feb 2—6:30 pm Commissioner Worksession
· Tue Feb 3—7:30 pm Planning Board
· Wed Feb 4—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
· Tue Feb 10—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
· Mon Feb 16—Presidents Day Borough Hall Closed normal trash and recycling
· Tue Feb 17—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
· Tue Feb 17— 9:15 am Sr Citizen Commission
· Tue Feb 17—6:30 pm Commissioners Worksession

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Warming Centers in Haddonfield

Please be reminded that the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, at 204 Wayne Avenue, has agreed to act as the Borough Warming Center. Upon the advice of the county Health Officer, our Warming Center will be opened for Borough residents upon request only. Please direct all requests to access the Warming Center through Haddonfield OEM. We will have around the clock access to the church.

The Mabel Kay Hospitality House also serves as a warming center for senior citizens on weekdays, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

Haddonfield Sustainability Survey

Happy Holidays! Before you toast to the New Year, don’t forget to complete the Haddonfield Sustainability Survey. Your opinion matters so be sure to submit your responses by December 31, 2014. If you have already taken the survey please encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same by clicking the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/36ZNFL9

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Municipal Matters December 18, 2014

VEGETATIVE WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:

January— the week of the 20th—24th 

Christmas Trees—removal all ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc. Do not place in plastic bag. Pick up will be the first and third week in January.

Chipper Truck—From January thru March, the chipper truck will only run on the first full trash week of the month, beginning on the first Monday of the month.

Leaf Collection is over!

All leaves much be bagged or canned and placed out for vegetative waste pickup. Any leaves raked into the street after those dates will receive a summons to appear in municipal court for violation of the storm water regulations. Information on composting and mulching can be found on the Borough website as alternative to disposal of leaves.

SNOW RULES

With the upcoming snow please make arrangements to park your car either in a borough parking lot or private property overnight so that we may more easily plow the streets without plowing your vehicle in. Additionally, the Borough does not clear driveways that get blocked in the process of plowing the streets. Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their property.

  • 232-23. Temporary parking prohibition for snow plowing and removal.
  1. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the following streets or highways or portions therefrom indicated. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

First Night buttons can be purchased online at

http://www.firstnighthaddonfield.org/.

Recreation Commission Formed

The Borough has created as a Recreation Commission to provide input and guidance to the Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Property on issues related to recreational and athletic programs for the youth of the Borough of Haddonfield. The primary purpose of the Recreation Commission is the coordination and scheduling of athletic activities and events, including the use of Borough of Haddonfield fields and facilities and, when authorized, Board of Education fields and facilities. 

Renewal of Municipal Consent to Comcast of Garden State L.P.

The municipality of Haddonfield hereby grants to Comcast renewal of its non-exclusive Municipal Consent to place in, upon, across, above, over and under highways, streets, alleys, sidewalks, easements, public ways and public places in the municipality, poles, wires, cables, underground conduits, manholes and other television conductors, fixtures, apparatus and equipment as may be necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance in the Municipality of a cable television and communications system. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon issuance of a Renewal Certificate of Approval from the BPU.

Bid Request – Tree Removal Services

The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to advertise for the receipt of sealed bids for Tree Removal Services to be received on or before Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

Bids Awarded

The Commissioners have rewarded bids to the following:

  • Auditorium Sound & Audio Visual Equipment to AVT
  • Animal Control Services to Independent Animal Control Services

Extended Contract

The Commissioners authorized an extended contract to The Animal Orphanage for Animal Shelter Services through December 31, 2015.

Southern New Jersey Regional Employee Benefits Fund

The Commissioners have renewed Haddonfield’s membership in the Southern New Jersey Regional Employee Benefits Fund. The Commissioners appoint Neil P. Rochford to serve as Fund Commissioner and Sharon McCullough to serve as Alternate Fund Commissioner.

Auxiliary Police Appointments

The Commissioners have approved the following appointments to the Haddonfield Auxiliary Police appointment effective January 2 – December 31, 2015:

  • Frederick W. Chase, Timothy A. Chase, E. Guy Elzey, Jr., Steven F. Harski, Christine Schroeder, Jack Matty, Jr., Geoffrey Snelling, Kyle Erdner, Alan Koch, Eugene G. Haag and Peter J. Dobush to the Haddonfield Auxiliary Police;

Various Appointments

The Commissioners have also approved the following Municipal Court appointments:

  • Dean J. Buono, Esq. as Prosecutor which expires December 31, 2015.
  • Charles Wigginton, Esq. as Public Defender which expires December 31, 2015.
  • Jean Phillips, CMCA as Court Administrator which expires December 31, 2015.
  • Joseph P. Anton, Human Relations Commission which expires May 31, 2015.
  • Henry D. Bean and Sons, Inc. as its Risk Management Consultant.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year-End Holiday Crackdown Grant

The Commissioners requests that the $7,500.00 the Division of Local Government Service received from the State of New Jersey be used for the 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled over Year End Holiday Crackdown Grant and not for additional revenue.

Performance Bond Release Authorization

The Commissioners have authorized a performance bond to be released for the following:

  • Euclid Pump Station Upgrades, Phase II – Municipal Maintenance Co.

2015 Schedule of Meetings

The Commissioners announced the schedule of their regular Board meetings for the year 2015. A copy of this schedule, along with one for all the boards and commissions will also be posted to the public bulletin Board in Borough Hall at 242 Kings Highway East.

2015
DATE DAY WORKSESSIONTIME           ROOM MEETINGTIME           ROOM
January 5 Monday 6:40 p.m.         201 6:35 p.m.         201
January 13 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
February 2 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
February 10 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
February 17(2/16 Holiday) Tuesday 6:30 p.m.         201
February 24 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
March 2 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
March 10 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
March 16 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
March 24 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
March 30 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
April 14 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
April 20 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
April 28 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.      101 7:30 p.m.         102
May 4 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
May 12 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
May 18 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
May 26 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
June 1 (Next Day – Primary Elect.) Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
June 9 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
June 15 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
June 23 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
July 21   (3rd Week) Tuesday 3:00 p.m.         201 7:30 p.m.         102
August 18   (3rd Week) Tuesday 3:00 p.m.         201 7:30 p.m.         102
September 8 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
September 14 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
September 22 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
October 5 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
October 13 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
October 19 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
October 27 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
November 10 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102.
November 16 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
November 24 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102
December 7 Monday 6:30 p.m.         201
December 15 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.         101 7:30 p.m.         102

BOARD OF HEALTH

January 5 at 6:30 p.m.

2015 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION & 2015 SUSTAINABLE HADDONFIELD

7:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the Month in the Room 102

January 20 July 21
February 17 August 18
March 17 September 15
April 21 October 20
May 19 November 17
June 16 December 15

2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

7:30 p.m. Wednesday (two weeks prior to Planning Board Meeting) in the Auditorium

January 21 July 22
February 18 August 19
March 18 September 16
April 22 October 21
May 20 November 11   (3 wks. Prior)
June 17 December 16     (3 wks. Prior)

2015 HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

7:30 p.m. Third Thursday of the month (except July & August) in Room 102

January 8 June 18
February 19 September 17
March 19 October 15
April 16 November 19     (Room 201)
May 21 December 17 

2015 LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

8:00 a.m. Fourth Tuesday of Month @ Library (except August)

January 27 June 23
February 24 July 28
March 24 September 22
April 28 October 27
May 26 November 24
December 15   (3rd week) 

2015 MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE

7:00 p.m. First Wednesday of each month in BH Auditorium

January 7 – General Mtg. July 1 – General Mtg.
February 4 – Executive Mtg. August 5 – Executive Mtg.
March 4 – General Mtg. September 2 – General Mtg.
April 1 – Executive Mtg. October 7 – Executive Mtg.
May 6 – General Mtg. November 11 – General Mtg.
June 3 – Executive Mtg. December 2 – Executive Mtg.

2015 RECREATION COUNCIL

8:00 p.m. Fourth Thursday of Month in Room 102

(except May, June, July, August and December)

January 22 September 24
February 26 October 22
March 26 November 19   (3rd Thursday)
April 23

2015 SENIOR CITIZENS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

9:15 a.m. Third Monday* of Month at the Mabel Kay House

(No meetings during July and December)

(*Jan. and Feb. only on the Tuesday after the holiday

January 20   (Holiday 1/19/15) June 15
February 17 (Holiday 2/16/15) August 17
March 16 September 14
April 20 October 19
May 18 November 16

2015 SHADE TREE COMMISSION

8:00 a.m. Third Tuesday of Month (except July & August) in Room 102

January 20 June 16
February 17 September 15
March 17 October 20
April 21 November 17
May 19 December 15

2015 SITE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE

7:00 p.m. Wednesday (two weeks prior to Planning Board Meeting) in Room 102

January 21 July 22
February 18 August 19
March 18 September 16
April 22 October 21
May 20 November 11   (3 wks. Prior)
June 17 December 16     (3 wks. Prior)

2015 PARTNERSHIP FOR HADDONFIELD

8:30 a.m. Fourth Wednesday of each Month in the Court Room

(except August and December)

January 28 June 24
February 25 July 22
March 25 September 23
April 22 October 28
May 27 November 25

7:30 p.m. First Tuesday of Month in the Auditorium

January 6 July 7
February 3 August 4
March 3 September 1
April 7 October 6
May 5 November 4 (Wednesday)(General Election is 11/3/15)
June 2   (Primary Election Day) December 1

2015 ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

7:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of Month in the Auditorium

January 20 July 21
February 17 August 18
March 17 September 15
April 21 October 20
May 19 November 17
June 16 December 15

Free Parking During Holiday Season in the Downtown

The Commissioners announced that free parking will be available to everyone visiting and shopping in the Downtown from Friday, November 28 (Black Friday) through Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day).

There will be no parking on Kings Highway from Grove Street/Potter Street to the Port Authority Transit Corp. Bridge between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday for the month of December.

First Night Haddonfield – Wednesday, December 31

Ring in 2015 during First Night Haddonfield, a family-friendly, alcohol-free evening of fun in Downtown Haddonfield on Wednesday, December 31 from 6 p.m. – midnight. First Night features a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration complete with live entertainment, fireworks, activities and fun for all ages. Other festivities taking place during the six-hour event includes comedy, magic, children’s entertainment, food and dancing. This year First Night Haddonfield plans to offer something for every member of the family to enjoy – with more than 40 performances in 20 different venues on Kings Highway. First Night buttons can be purchased online at http://www.firstnighthaddonfield.org/.

Parking regulations in the Borough normally prohibit parking on public streets from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.; however, during and after First Night activities residents and guests may park on the streets between midnight and 6 a.m. on January 1, 2015.

Indian King Tavern Holiday Entertainment – Friday, December 26

During a visit to Haddonfield this holiday season, come experience the Indian King – an 18th-century tavern museum – located at 233 Kings Highway. The tavern will be open for a special event on Friday evening December 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information on the Indian King Tavern, please contact Linda Hess at 856-429-6792 or visit  http://www.indiankingfriends.org/


New Businesses in Downtown Haddonfield

There are more than a dozen new reasons you should visit Downtown Haddonfield – all of them unique, eclectic and a perfect fit to this already award-winning shopping and dining destination. The 16 new shops and eateries which have recently joined the Downtown Haddonfield family include: Girlfriends Boutique, Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies, Ivivva, Joey’s Unique Boutique, Juniper, Lotus Reflections, Painting With A Twist, RE/MAX Connection Realtors, Sanctuary, Sew Pretty Studio, Sprig Wreath & Trim, TwoFifteen Photography, The Nail Café, YoFresh Yogurt Café, 08033 Haddonfield Apparel and Zaffron Mediterranean Grill. The Commissioners welcome them all and encourage everyone to visit them and discover what’s new in Downtown Haddonfield.
Ask the Mayor

Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesday, January 7 and January 21 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Borough Hall. He will also be available in the evenings by appointment. Please call his voicemail at 856-429-4700, ext. 316 to set up an appointment, or you can email him at jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Parking

The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding parking your vehicles.

  • All cars parked in driveways must not block the public sidewalks.
  • If you must park on the street, please call the police department at 429-3000 and let them know you will be parking your car there overnight.

Haddonfield’s Rules for Dog Walking

The Commissioners want to remind residents of the rules regarding walking your dogs and disposing property of their waste:

  • All dogs must be on a leash when being walked on public streets; the Crows Woods Nature Preserve and in any park area; no pet is permitted to roam un-leashed in Haddonfield
  • Pet owners or anyone who takes their pet for walks must properly dispose of their pet’s waste by picking it up, wrapping it and either placing it in the trash or flushing it unwrapped down the toilet.

Sign up to Receive Reminders, Alerts and More via E-Mail

Residents are reminded to sign up to receive important e-mail notices, reminders, and alerts from the Borough. This system can be used to alert those who are registered to impending deadlines (for the payment of taxes, pet license fee, etc.), and to public safety situations. To sign up, visit www.haddonfieldnj.org and look for a box titled” E-news from the Borough.” 

Meetings/Events & Activities

  • Wed Dec 24—Christmas Eve Borough Hall closed half day
  • Thur Dec 25—Christmas -Borough Hall closed. No Trash or Recycling
  • Fri Dec 26—Double Trash and Recycling
  • Wed Dec 31—First Night—New Year’s Eve
  • Wed Dec 31—Borough Hall closed half day
  • Thur Jan 1—New Year’s Eve – Borough Hall closed. No trash or Recycling
  • Fri Jan 2—Double Trash and Recycling
  • Mon Jan 5—6:30 pm Commissioner Worksession
  • Tue Jan 6—7:30 pm Planning Board
  • Wed Jan 7—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
  • Tue Jan 13—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
  • Thu Jan 15 –7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
  • Tue Jan 20 – 8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
  • Tue Jan 20 – 9:15 am Senior Citizens Board of Trustees
  • Tue Jan 20 – 7:00 pm Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Tue Jan 20 – 7:30 pm Environmental Commission/Sustainable Haddonfield
  • Wed Jan 21 – 7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
  • Wed Jan 21 – 7:00 pm Site Plan Review Committee
  • Thu Jan 22 – 8:00 pm Recreation Council
  • Tue Jan 27 – 8:00 am Library Board of Trustees
  • Wed Jan 28 – 8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfiel
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