October 16, 2014
Water and Sewer Utility Sale Referendum can be found towards the bottom of the ballot. Your vote is important.
OUT OF TOWN ON NOVEMBER 4?
If you will be out of town on Election Day, vote in advance!
- Obtain a mail-in ballot application from the Administration Office in Borough Hall (Room 101) or download it online:
- Mail the application to the County Clerk’s officeApplications must be received 7 days in advance of the election.
- PO Box 150, Camden NJ 08101
For information on the sale of the Water and Sewer Utility visit:
LEAF SEASON BEGINS NOVEMBER 3RD.
Leaves raked into the gutter or street are in violation of State Stormwater Laws. In additional, foul weather causes vegetation in the streets to clog storm drains resulting in flooding. Early snow mixes with leaves and can create traffic hazards and loss in parking. Leaves in this condition are extremely difficult to remove. There will be a “No Tolerance” policy for leaves found placed in the street or gutter. Tickets will be issued to the homeowner regardless as to whether it was the homeowner or landscaper that placed them there.
Each Day during leaf season the Borough website will post which trash route leaves are being picked up. This enables residents to rake closer to the collection date.
Utility Capital Project Update
2014 Utility and Road Improvements—
Paving will begin on Pomona Tuesday, October 21.
Roadwork has been delayed on Mount Vernon due to the replacement of the gas main by PSE&G. It is anticipated that work on the gas main will begin by October 20 and should last three weeks.
Dinosaur Month – October 2014
Commissioners of the Borough of Haddonfield ask all its residents to join in wishing “Haddy” a happy 156th birthday. The Commissioners officially declare October 2014 as Hadrosaurus Foulkii Discovery Month. In October, 1858, a crew of local diggers led by Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences member William Foulke excavated the nearly complete skeleton of a gigantic prehistoric animal – later identified as a dinosaur. The dinosaur was discovered in a marl pit on the Haddonfield farm of John Estaugh Hopkins and was named ‘Hadrosaurus foulkii’ by Dr. Joseph Leidy of the Academy. Hadrosaurus foulkii was the first dinosaur skeleton ever put on public display at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, with copies subsequently placed in areas throughout the U.S. and Europe – for 15 years it remained the only dinosaur skeleton on display anywhere in the world. In 1994 the discovery site was declared a national historic landmark.
Civic Association’s Annual Town Meeting
Pose your questions about Zoning, Water Utility Sale, Teacher Contracts and Shared Services in town to the Commissioners, municipal officials, and the chairs of municipal commissions/boards as well as the Superintendent of Schools and the BOE President at the Haddonfield Civic Association’s Annual Town Meeting, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Haddonfield Borough Hall. If you can’t join in person, watch the Town Meeting live online at www.haddonfieldcivic.com.
The Commissioners have awarded a bid for Temporary Labor Services for the Borough of Haddonfield to Express Employment.
Borough Solicitor Professional Services Agreement
Borough of Haddonfield has authorized Mario Iavicoli, Esq. to enter into a contract to provide Borough Solicitor services.
NJDOT Grant Agreement
The Commissioners authorized the submission of an electronic grant application to the NJ Department of Transportation for the FY2015 NJDOT Trust Fund – Reconstruction of Centre Street and Ellis Street Project.
Downtown Haddonfield Named a “Great Place in New Jersey” for 2014
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (NJ-APA) presented Downtown Haddonfield – officials and representatives with a plaque officiating their selection as one of the ‘Great Places in New Jersey’ for 2014. NJ-APA President Charles Latini presented the plaque to Mayor Jeff Kasko at the Commissioners Meeting October 14. Now in its third year, Great Places in New Jersey recognizes unique and exemplary downtowns, streets, neighborhoods and public spaces – four essential components of exceptional communities.
October Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
Downtown Haddonfield will host three October ribbon cutting ceremonies on Wednesday, October 22 and Saturday, October 25 for three new businesses:
- RE/MAX Connection Realtors at 6:15 p.m. at 8 Kings Highway West (Suite B).
- Sew Pretty Studio at 5 p.m. at 8 Haddon Avenue South.
- Painting With A Twist on Saturday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at 115 Kings Highway East.
The Commissioners have approved the following appointments:
- Brian Mullholland, Zoning Board Adjustment, which expires May 31, 2017;
- Jeff Arnold, Zoning Board of Adjustment, which expires May 31, 2017;
- Christin Deacon, Zoning Board of Adjustment, which expires May 31, 2015;
- Wayne Partenheimer, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alternate I, which expires May 31, 2015;
- Ed Baum, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alternate II, which expires May 31, 2015;
- Matt Weko, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alternate III, which expires May 31, 2016;
- Brian Pukenas, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alternate IV, which expires May 31, 2016.
The Commissioners have granted permission to the following organizations to host these upcoming events:
- Haddonfield Council of Churches – CROP Walk on October 26, 2014
- Haddonfield Crew Club – Ergathon on November 15, 2014
- Christ the King Regional School – The King’s Run on November 22, 2014
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 5:30 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-and-a-half-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 1a.m. to 5a.m.; however, during and after First Night activities vehicles of residents and guests may park on the streets between midnight and 6 a.m. on January 1, 2015.
Ask the Mayor
Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, October 29 from 4-6 pm and November 12 from 3 – 5 p.m. in Borough Hall. He will also be available in the evenings by appointment. Please call his voicemail at 429-4700, ext. 316 to set up an appointment, or you can email him at email@example.com.
Commissioners Rochford Open Door hours:
Every Wednesday between 9:00-noon
Due to changes in his work schedule, the Commissioner may not always be available. Please call 429-4700 ext. 200 for availability. If he is not available you can leave your name and number so that he can contact you directly.
Many organizations are handing out lawn signs for the various events being held in town. These signs must be placed on private property. The grass strip located next to the curb is Borough property and it is illegal to place signs in this location. Signs placed in the park strip will be removed.
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
- Mon Oct 20—6:00 pm Commissioners Worksession
- Tue Oct 21—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
- Tue Oct 21—7:30 pm Zoning Board
- Tue Oct 21—7:00 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/ Environmental Commission
- Wed Oct 22—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
- Wed Oct 22—7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
- Thur Oct 23—8:00 pm Recreation Council
- Tue Oct 28—8:00 am Library Board Meeting
- Tue Oct 28—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
- Thur Oct 30—6:30 Halloween Parade
- Fri Oct 31—3:00-7:00 pm Trick or Treating
- Tue Nov 4—Election Day, Borough Hall closed for business but open to voters
- Wed Nov 5—7:30 pm Planning Board
- Wed Nov 5—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance