- Swearing in ceremony for newly elected commissioners scheduled for May 28
- Press release concerning the recent apprehension of Caleb McGillvary
- HMHS Stadium Turf Field Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, May 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Final Preliminary Election Results at 10 PM
- Press release regarding 5-12-13 Helicopter Incident
Haddonfield, NJ – May 13, 2013 – Haddonfield Director of Public Safety Ed Borden and Police Chief John Banning released the following statement on May 17, 2013:
On Thursday, May 16th, Haddonfield Police Department received several tips regarding a homicide suspect, Caleb “Kai” McGillvary. According to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was reported to have been seen in Haddonfield earlier in the week.
Investigation by Haddonfield Detectives confirmed the suspect was in in the Borough near the PATCO station on Tuesday afternoon, and possibly headed towards Cherry Hill Township. Haddonfield Police Detectives were able to link the suspect’s location to a residence in Cherry Hill. It was determined that the suspect had left the Cherry Hill home prior to police arrival.
Further investigation revealed the suspect was en route to Philadelphia via the PATCO Hi Speed line. Detectives notified Philadelphia Police and provided information which led to the arrest of the suspect at a Center City bus terminal.
Public Safety Director Ed Borden complimented Haddonfield’s officers on their “prompt, aggressive and thorough police work. Our department played a central role in the eventual apprehension of this suspect. HPD pursued each lead aggressively and immediately. Our officers secured crucial information within just a few hours of notification. They were able to notify Philadelphia agencies of the likely location of the suspect and he was arrested within a few blocks of that location. I’m enormously proud of their performance.”
For further information, contact Commissioner Ed Borden at 609-519-4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Bulldawgs! It’s Time to Turf It
Haddonfield, NJ – May 16, 2013 – Join the Borough Commissioners, Board of Education, and the Turf Committee for the HMHS Stadium Turf Field Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, May 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
All youth, travel and high school teams are encouraged to attend – wear your jerseys and take a team photo (hard hats and shovels provided!!). Complimentary treats provided for all by P.J. Whelihan’s and Mr. Softee!
For further information, contact Sharon McCullough at 856-429-4700 or email@example.com
Haddonfield, NJ – May 13, 2013 – Haddonfield Director of Public Safety Ed Borden and Police Chief John Banning released the following statement on May 13, 2013:
On May 12, 2013 the Haddonfield Police were notified that a Medevac Helicopter had been targeted by a laser. This occurred as the helicopter was passing over the 300 block of Bellevue Ave at 10:21 pm. Subsequent investigation revealed the actor was a juvenile playing with the device when the helicopter was targeted. The incident was addressed with the parents and the juvenile, who voluntarily surrendered the laser pending the outcome of the investigation.
Commissioner Border expressed his appreciation for the quick response from the Haddonfield Police department and multiple other law enforcement agencies that were involved.
For further information, contact Commissioner Ed Borden at 609-519-4003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Polling Place location for Voting District 1 was incorrectly listed on the sample ballot mailed to homes.
The correct location is:
United Methodist Church
29 Warwick Road
District 1 is bounded by Kings Highway between the PATCO line and S. Hinchman Avenue, S. Hinchman between Kings Highway and Chews Landing, and Jefferson Avenue between Chews Landing to the PATCO line.
The overflowing of raw sewage from the collection system is known as a sewer system overflow (SSO). Overflows occur because of (1) blockages in the pipe and (2) from extraneous flows surcharging the sewer pipe during large rain events. The overflow may be in an isolated location where it goes undetected for a long period or it may occur in a spot where it offers the potential for human direct contact such as a street, lawns or residential basement. Without direct contact there is little to no health risk posed. Never-the-less, upon notice of a SSO, the problem causing the overflow is to be addressed and the spill is to be cleaned up to eliminate the potential for human contact creating a potential health concern. The licensed sewer system operator is responsible to follow NJDEP procedures for reporting and cleanup of a SSO.
On March 11, 2013 at 11:40 am a gentleman from the Wedgewood swim club report an overflow of the manhole behind the tennis courts. This manhole is located down a ten foot slope approximate 45 feet away from the courts in a wooded area not open to the public. Sewer Utility employees immediately began the procedures to clean the sewer main. They stopped the overflow within two hours of being notified. Due to the wet conditions of the marsh on that day they were unable to access the manhole to clean up the residual overflow.
On May 2, 2013 Chris Costa from Camden County Health Department stopped at the Public Works department and spoke with Joe Keating the Director of Water and Sewer Utility concerning the cleanup of the manhole. Sewer Utility employees went back to the manhole on May 3rd and removed two trash containers full of c-fold towels and grease from the immediate surrounding vicinity. They then spread lime on the remediated area as per NJDEP procedures. This addresses neutralization of the affected area. The cleanup was deemed acceptable by the County Health Department.
NJDEP was notified of the overflow. A site inspection was conducted and we have been informed that no further action is required at this time. This area is included in the annual DEP inspection of the sewer system.
Late in 2012 Remington and Vernick was tasked with a feasibility study to determine the best way to re-route the sanitary line that runs from the PATCO high speed line down behind Wedgewood Swim Club to a pumping station located in the Public Works Yard. The relocation of this line will ensure easier access for maintenance and inspection.
I have reviewed the problems associated with the overflow and delayed response for cleanup and been onsite at the manhole. Disciplinary actions are being taken as deem appropriate.
Tish Colombi, Mayor
Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation
Haddonfield will continue to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday May 4th with a town-wide outdoor cleanup. Please consider organizing your club, group, organization, neighbors, school, or family and participating in this year’s cleanup. All you need to do is complete the attached form and select your preferred cleanup area. Areas adopted in prior years are listed, but if you like, you can create a new area. As in past years, the Borough will provide trash bags and will collect everything at the end of the day.
Please let us know of your plans by returning the form below to email@example.com or in person at Room 101, Borough Hall. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissioners Election May 14th. Polls will be open from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm. Don’t forget to VOTE!
Haddonfield Earth Day 2013 – April 27
Celebrate Haddonfield’s Natural Environmental and History with “All Rhoads Lead to Crows Woods, a Tricentennial Earth Day Celebration” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Crows Woods Pavilion. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Commission, Sustainable Haddonfield, Historical Society, Shade Tree Commission and Crows Woods Gardeners. For more information contact email@example.com; call Julie at 856-795-2272. The following attractions will be at the Earth Day Celebration:
- Academy of Natural Sciences Live Raptors
- Guided Nature Hike to the Beaver Dams
- Kids’ Crafts and Games
- Samuel Rhoads Birthday Cupcakes
- Expert Tree Advice
VEGETATIVE WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:
Starting April 1st vegetative waste pick-up will once again be weekly.
Spring Clean-up begins April 1st through April 26th. Leaves may be piled between the curb and the sidewalk without containers. The chipper will run the 1st and 3rd week and the leaf machine will run the 2nd and 4th week of the month.
Police Department Promotions & Appointments
The Commissioners announced the following promotions within the Borough of Haddonfield’s Police Department: Daniel O’Pella, Sergeant; Christopher Kosofsky, Corporal. The Commissioners also swore in two new patrolmen: Joseph Carmichael, and James Ervin, Jr. Congratulations one and all!
Adopting of Budgets
The Commissioners adopted the 2013 Borough Budget as well as the 2013 Business Improvement District Budget.
Mom’s the Word
May 3 is the kickoff for Downtown’s annual Mom’s the Word promotion taking place Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 11. As part of “Mom’s the Word,” many of Haddonfield’s distinct shops, boutiques and restaurants will celebrate Mother’s Day by offering unique in-store events and specials.
The Commissioners also approved restaurants and vendors to set up in front of their store fronts for the Mom’s the Word event on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5 from 12– 5 p.m. Those without building locations must get approval from the Partnership for Haddonfield and all vendors must require the correct permits.
Other Downtown Events
The Garden Club will hold its Herb Sale on Saturday May 11, 2013; and the Lion’s Club Lizzy Haddon Invitational Basketball Tournament will take place May 4 thru May 5., 2013.
Authorization for an Outdoor Eating Facility
Da Soli, 114-116 Kings Highway East, Saxby’s Coffee, 104 Kings Highway East, and Golden Palace, 109 Kings Highway East, have been granted permission to extend their eatery outside with seating in front of their properties.
Authorization for Event Permit Applications
The Commissioners approved the Rotary Club of Haddonfield for Friday their Night July Concert Series. They also approved the Celebrations Association for a Fireworks Display, Independence Day Parade, Halloween Parade, and Christmas Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa Parade.
Shared Services for Turf Fields Approved
Haddonfield Board of Education was authorized to sign into agreement with the Borough of Haddonfield for the Haddonfield Memorial high School Stadium Field and Anniversary Field. The borough Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the shared services agreement for the installation, maintenance and replacement of artificial turf for the two fields.
The following bids were awarded by the Borough:
- Garrison Enterprises, Inc., 211 West Elmer Road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360, for Emergency Sewer Main Repairs.
- Garrison Enterprises, Inc., 211 West Elmer Road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360, for Emergency Water Main Repairs.
- Garrison Enterprises, Inc., 211 West Elmer Road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360, for Water and Sewer Lateral Work.
- Asphalt Paving Systems, 500 N. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037, for the 2013 Utilities Program – Replacement of Utilities – Various Roads program for the Borough of Haddonfield.
- Asphalt Paving Systems, 500 N. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037 for the 2013 Road Program – Reconstruction of Various Roads program for the Borough of Haddonfield.
- LandTek Group, Inc., 235 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 1170, for the Haddonfield Board of Education Stadium and Anniversary Field Project for the Borough of Haddonfield.
Having Mulch (Etc.) Delivered?
Residents and commercial property owners are reminded that dumpling mulch, dirt, sand, etc. on public streets and sidewalks is prohibited and that it is property owners, not landscaping contractors, who much appear in court when citations are issued.
As the yard sale “season” approaches, the Commissioners remind residents who plan to hold private sales of the need to observe the regulations for yard and garage sales. They include:
- Residents are permitted to hold one sale in any six-month period.
- A permit must be obtained prior to the sale. The cost is $5 and can be obtained at the Borough Hall, in Room 101. The penalty for not obtaining a permit is $10.
- Signs may be placed only on the property where the sale is taking place. Signs may not be placed on poles or trees or in the ground in the public right-of-way.
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, visitwww.haddonfieldnj.org and look for a box titled ”E-news from the Borough.”
Meetings/Events & Activities
- Wed May 1—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
- Wed May 1—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
- Mon May 6—5:00 pm Commissioners Worksession
- Tue May 7—7:30 pm Planning Board
- Tue May 14—Borough Commission Election
- Tue May 14—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
- Thr May 16—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
- Fri May 17—2:00 pm Red Kimono Luncheon at Mable Kay House
- Sat May 18—Farmers Market Opens at Kings Court
- Mon May 20—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
- Mon May 20—9:15 am Senior Citizens Advisory Meeting
- Mon May 20—5:00 pm Commissioners Worksession
- Tue May 21—7:00 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
- Tue May 21—7:30 pm Zoning Board
- Wed May 22—7:30 Historic Preservation Commission
- Mon May 27—Memorial Day
- Mon May 27—No trash or recycling. Borough Hall closed
- Mon May 27—10:00 am Memorial Day Parade
- Tue May 28—8:00 am Library Board
- Tue May 28—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
The Haddonfield Police Department will once again be participating in Operation TakeBack, the program that allows people to turn in old/unwanted prescription drugs. An Officer will be in the lobby of the Haddonfield Police Department on Saturday, 04/27/2012 between the hours of 10am and 2pm. For more specific guidelines on what can/cannot be turned in and the proper manner in which to turn in the drugs, please refer to the attached link.