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

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

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
Posted in Municipal Matters |

SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL REMINDER

As a reminder to our Businesses and Homeowners on the handling of snow and ice removal for this upcoming winter please review the information provided in the following link for the Borough’s Ordinance on this topic: http://ecode360.com/10203773

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

WINTERTIME REMINDERS FROM THE FIRE INSPECTION BUREAU

  1. When the weather is cold, snowy, or icy, remember to clear the Fire escape, as well as the front walks. You won’t have time to do it when an emergency strikes.
  2. Maintain at least 36 inches of clearance around space heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, and never leave space heaters or fireplaces unattended.
  3. Make sure space heaters are UL listed and have tip over shut-off. Do not plug space heaters into ordinary household extension cords.
  4. Never use charcoal or gas grills in doors.
  5. Make sure candles have a sturdy wide base to prevent tipping, and place them away from children, pets, drapes and combustibles.
  6. Be sure to have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and carbon monoxide alarms within 10 feet of any sleeping area
Posted in Borough Bulletins |

November 26, 2014 Municipal Matters

VEGETATIVE WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:
December—the week of the 15th—19th
January— the week of the 20th—24th
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 in full swing
The second pass through the full town has almost been completed. Please check the Borough website each day to determine which trash route the crews are working in. DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO GUTTER OR STREETS. Leaves in the street do not comply with storm water regulations. It can lead to blocked inlets and cause flooding.

Leaf collection ends the week of December 8-12. After that date 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.
A. 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.

Formalizing the Rec Council
The Commissioners introduced an ordinance formally creating the recreation council at their November 25 meeting. Members will advise the Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation on various recreational matters. The public hearing is scheduled for Dec 16 at 7:30 pm.

Comcast Renewal
The Commissioners authorized the renewal of the municipal consent for Comcast of Garden State by introducing the necessary ordinance at their November 25 meeting. The ordinance grants Comcast use of the public right of way in exchange for 3.5% franchise fee. The public hearing is scheduled for Dec 16 at 7:30 pm.

Interlocal Agreement for Snow Plowing
Haddonfield has once again agreed to salt and plow County roadways located within town boarders in exchange for salt materials equal to $250 per mile per authorized storm.

Renewal of Salt Brine Agreement
This past season the Borough used a salt brine system to fight icing and light snow falls. On Dec 16 the Commissioners authorized the renewal of the interlocal agreement with Gloucester City for the purchase of the brine at a cost of $0.35 per gallon.

First Night buttons can be purchased online at http://www.firstnighthaddonfield.org/.

Construction Update—
PSE&G is currently installing a new gas main on portions of Mount Vernon Ave. It is anticipated that they will be complete on or about 12/12/14. The Borough contractor will then move forward with final restoration of the roadway, weather permitting.

Mayor Kasko’s Open Door hours:
Wed, Dec 10th 3:00 pm—5:00 pm
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.

Commissioners Rochford Open Door hours:
Every Wed. 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.

Meetings/Events & Activities
Tue Dec 2—7:30 pm Planning Board
Wed Dec 3—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
Mon Dec 8—6:00 pm Commissioners Work session
Tue Dec 16—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Tue Dec 16—7:30 pm Zoning Board
Tue Dec 16—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
Wed Dec 17—7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
Thur Dec 18—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
Fri Dec 19—Noon to 2:00 pm Sr Citizens Christmas Party
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 Years Eve

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Sustainable Haddonfield Announcement

Thank you to everyone to attended the Open House! During the meeting Commissioner Neil Rochford and Sustainable Haddonfield Co-Chairs Julie Beddingfield and Diane Schrauth gave an overview of how this project started and what sustainability actions Haddonfield has already completed. Phil Caton and Elizabeth McManus, planners at Clarke Caton Hintz, next explained what types of information can be expected in the Sustainability Element. Click here to see the Clarke Caton Hintz Presentation. After the formal presentations attendees completed the Sustainability Surveys. Check out the Documents and Resources page to see a few photos from the Open House.

The Sustainability Survey is now available online! For those that didn’t complete the surveys at the Open House, the survey questions have been posted online. Click here to participate:

http://www.haddonfieldsustainabilityelement.com/meetings–announcements.html

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November 12, 2014 Municipal Matters

An Open House is scheduled for the evening of November 20th! It will be held from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in the auditorium of Borough Hall.

At this meeting we invite all residents and business owners to tell us what aspects of sustainability are most important to you, what tools the Borough should use to become more sustainable and more!  As an Open House, you are welcome to come and go at any time. However, beginning at 7:30pm there will be a 20 minute presentation to introduce the project, talk about sustainability actions the Borough has already taken and what to expect in the Green Building & Environmental Sustainability Element. We hope to see you there!  For more information visit www.haddonfieldsustainabilityelement.com

LEAF COLLECTION
Leaf Season began November 3rd.
Leaves raked into the gutter or street are in violation of State Stormwater Laws.  In addition, 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.


This is how leaves should be raked.

This is how leaves should NOT be raked.

Temporary enclosures work well at keeping leaves in one place.

World War II Veterans Remembrance Month – November

The Commissioners recognize November 2014 in Haddonfield as World War II Veterans Remembrance Month, and ask all residents to express their gratitude to our World War II Veterans and their families for a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

Bid Request – Auditorium Sound & Audio Visual Equipment

The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to advertise for the receipt of sealed bids for Auditorium Sound & Audio Visual Equipment to be received on or before December 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

Bid Rejection – Library Addition/Renovations

The Commissioners have rejected a bid for Library Addition/Renovations as all submitted bids were over budget. It is anticipated that the bid will be put back out to bid in early December.

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.

Upcoming Events

The Commissioners have granted permission to the following organizations to host these upcoming events:

  • Christ the King Regional School – The King’s Run on November 22, 2014
  • Haddonfield Celebrations Association – Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa on November 28, 2014
  • Citizens for a Christian Christmas – Nativity Crèche on December 7, 2014

Small Business Weekend & Candlelight Shopping

The Commissioners ask all residents to join us in showing support for small business owners by patronizing Downtown Haddonfield retailers during the Small Business Weekend – Friday, November 28, Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30 – and throughout the 2014 Holiday shopping season. Small Business Weekend is dedicated to supporting small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Haddonfield, NJ invites everyone to ‘shop small’ at their favorite Haddonfield shop or restaurant – and help fuel the local economy.

Merchants will be going all out to make this shopping experience extra special with incentives, trunk shows and other promotions. Or, create your own sale with town-wide gift certificates, which will be available at the Information Center at a 10% discount. Friday, November 28 is also the kick-off to the Holiday Season and Candlelight Shopping. A tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Borough Holiday Tree at Library Point at 6:30 p.m. followed by a parade with Santa to Kings Court. Santa will sit in the Gazebo from 6 – 9 p.m. Musical performances will take place throughout the evening and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available for all from 6 – 9 p.m. Haddonfield’s beautiful downtown will be decorated throughout the month of December with sparkling white lights and glowing trees; and the streets of Haddonfield will be lined with luminaries on Friday nights during Candlelight Shopping – providing holiday warmth and a festive atmosphere for shoppers.

On Small Business Saturday, November 29, shoppers can enjoy entertainment by DJ Frank Staff throughout the afternoon from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at two locations – Shops at 116 and Kings Court. There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides from noon – 3 p.m. Many of Haddonfield’s businesses will have discounts and special offers exclusively for Small Business Weekend. Please visit http://www.downtownhaddonfield.com/events/ for an up-to-date list of businesses and their specials.

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.

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 14 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, YoFresh Yogurt Café and Zaffron Mediterranean Grill.  The Commissioners welcome them all and encourage everyone to visit them and discover what’s new in Downtown Haddonfield.

Ribbon Cuttings will be held Saturday, November 22 for Girlfriends Boutique at 11:30 a.m. at 130 Kings Highway East; and  Friday, November 28 for Juniper 6 p.m. at 150 Kings Highway East. Come join the fun and show your support!

Ask the Mayor

Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesday, November 26 and December 10 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.

Commissioners Rochford Open Door hours:

Every Wed. 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.

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 Nov 18—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
  • Tue Nov 18—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/ Environmental Commission
  • Tue Nov 18—7:30 pm Zoning Board
  • Thur Nov 20—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
  • Thur Nov 20—8:00 pm Recreation Council
  • Sat Nov 22—2:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner at Mable Kay
  • Tue Nov 25—8:00 am Library Board Meeting
  • Tue Nov 25—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
  • Wed Nov 26—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
  • Thur Nov 27—Thanksgiving
  • Thur Nov 27—Borough Hall closed.  No Trash or Recycling
  • Fri Nov 28—Borough Hall closed.  Double Trash and Recycling
  • Fri Nov 28—6:30 pm Tree lighting and Santa Parade @ Library Point.
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New AED Devices made available by Haddonfield Ambulance Association

The Haddonfield Ambulance Association announces the recent purchase of new state of the art automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) to equip Haddonfield fire apparatus, the Haddonfield Police Department fleet of vehicles, and Haddonfield ambulances with new devices. In addition, the Ambulance Association also purchased 2 new AED’s for the Borough Hall and Borough Garage. Funding for the new AED’s was made possible through donations from the residents and business owners of Haddonfield. These life saving devises will now be available to the Borough’s staff of first responders in the event of a cardiac emergency and/or unconscious person event.

HAA New AED Delivery at HMHSIn addition, the Brad Wilby foundation placed an order along with the Haddonfield Ambulance Association to provide two more AED’s for the Haddonfield High School. Part of the mission of this foundation is to promote awareness of cardiac disease. The foundation also specializes in the training and placement of AED devices throughout the community and raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest. The school devises will be used by the school staff for field trips and events away from the school buildings. In addition, the Brad Wilby Foundation is providing a new AED for the Haddonfield Little League Fields.

The Ambulance Association sponsors CPR and AED training for school staff and employees and for all local police and firefighters. The CPR training program under the direction of Firefighter/EMT Justin Walters and Conner Lovretin was created to help all Haddonfield schools comply with the recent adopted Janets Law.

Janet’s Law requires public and nonpublic schools k-12 to have automated external defibrillators or AEDs onsite and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac arrest events. Janet Zilinski was an 11 year old cheerleader that died from cardiac arrest. This caused the initial wave of support for AED defibrillators to be placed at school grounds.

Training is now available to local businesses and residents as well. For more information about CPR and AED training, contact haddoncpr@gmail.com.

Picture attached. Director of Public Safety, Neal Rochford and members of the Brad Wilby Foundation and Haddonfield Ambulance Association delivered a new AED to the Haddonfield High School during a recent fall practice event.

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