Municipal Matters September 11, 2014

Water and Sewer Utility Sale Public Information Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 am
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am
Monday, October 13, 7:30 pm

All meetings will be held in the Borough Hall Auditorium.

http://haddonfieldnj.org/borough_water_sewer_sale.php

Volunteers Needed
Interested in participating on the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee?
Anyone interested in volunteering to serve should visit the borough’s
Web at: http://www.haddonfieldnj.org/borough_boards.php  to apply.

School is in – Drive Safely!
With school newly in session, please be aware that pedestrian traffic
throughout the town has increased considerably. Drivers are asked to
be aware of the changed conditions and drive carefully and observe
the speed limit – 25 miles per hour – throughout the town.

POW\MIA Recognition Day
The Commissioners proclaim September 19, 2014 as POW\MIA Recognition
Day in Haddonfield. Borough residents are asked to join in on
honoring former American POWS and those Americans still unaccounted
for as a result of their service to our great Nation. Haddonfield
residents are encouraged to express their gratitude to the families
of these missing Americans for their perseverance through the many
years of waiting. On Friday, September 19, 2014, the U.S. flag will
be displayed in the center of town in recognition of those American
Prisoners of War and Missing in Southeast Asia as Haddonfield’s part
in a nationwide effort to remind all Americans of the significance of
this day.

The Haddon Fortnightly
On September 21, 1894, a group of twelve women met to organize The
Haddon Fortnightly women’s club – the object was to establish an
education, literary, social and civic interest center in Haddonfield.
In 1896 The Haddon Fortnightly became affiliated with the General
Federation of Women’s Clubs and the New Jersey State Federation of
Women’s Clubs. Over the past 120 years The Haddon Fortnightly has
become a pillar of the community – continuously involved in programs
and activities in keeping with the original objectives of the
organization. Today, as in the past, members enjoy great friendships
while participating in a host of activities, and special interests,
as well as local and national charitable endeavors. The Commissioners
would like to recognize, warmly congratulate, and sincerely thank The
Haddon Fortnightly on its 120th anniversary.

National Recovery Month
The Commissioners invite all residents to participate in the
September National Recovery Month. Behavioral health is an essential
part of health and one’s overall wellness – prevention and treatment
is effective and people recover everyday in our area and around the
nation. Preventing and overcoming mental and/or substance use
disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both
physically and emotionally; and we must encourage relatives and
friends of people with mental and/or substance use disorders to
implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem and
guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support
services. On October 1, 2013 as a result of the Affordable Care Act,
more than 11 million uninsured individuals with behavioral health
needs will become eligible for affordable insurance coverage for
their treatment needs.

Library Bond Ordinance – Second Reading
The commissioners approved a bond ordinance for improvements to the
library. $1,827,000 will be issued for improvements to the library,
consisting of an addition for an elevator and handicap bathrooms, ADA
improvements, a new roof, improvements to the heating and air
conditioning systems and various other interior improvements.

Bid Awards
The Commissioners have awarded bids for the following:  Public Bldg.-
Public Works-Contractual items for the Borough by GWP Enterprises,
Inc. for Curb & Crosswalk Painting Services; Improvements to Borough
Hall Buildings by Falasca Mechanical for Borough Hall Boiler
Replacement; Shade Tree – Contractual by Enright’s Tree Service, LLC
for Tree Removal Services #2.   Authorization to Sign Professional
Services Agreement
Borough of Haddonfield has authorized Bowman & Company to enter into
a contract to provide Borough Auditor services.

Bid Requests
The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to advertise for
the receipt of sealed bids for the following:  Temporary Labor
Services – Public Works to be received on or before September 18,
2014 at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall; Website
Design and Development to be received on or before October 2, 2014 at
3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall; Library
Addition/Renovation services to be received on or before October 21,
2014 at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall

Antique Auto Show September 20
An Antique Auto Show sponsored by the Ankokas Automobile Club of
America will be held on Kings Highway on Saturday September 20 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.  Meticulously restored cars will line Kings Highway
from Haddon Avenue to the PATCO High Speedline. Don’t miss the fun,
food, and music! Live entertainment includes Quartet 33 at the shops
at 116. The Car Show has been held in Haddonfield for more than a
quarter of a century. Over 200 autos dating back to the early 1900′s
are expected. Kings Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic. In
event of inclement weather, the event will be held on September 27.

Girls Night Out! October 2
The Partnership for Haddonfield will once again host Girls’ Night
Out!, featuring a fun-filled, ladies’ exclusive night of shopping,
dining and relaxing on Thursday, October 2 from 5 – 9 p.m. The event
is free and will kick-off the fall season in Downtown Haddonfield
with many of the town’s shops and boutiques offering in-store
discounts, food and beverages and more. While girls walk from store
to store they will find surprises, specials and deals that excite -
this is every girl’s dream, so be sure to gather the ladies and enjoy
a night of fun. No matter what you’re shopping for, participating
Haddonfield boutiques and eateries will be offering promotions to
please everyone.

Fall Festival & Craft Show October 18
The Commissioners cordially invite everyone to the annual Fall
Festival, Saturday, October 18, 2013 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (rain date
Sunday, October 19, noon -5 p.m.). Local charitable organizations and
food vendors will participate in this event taking place along Kings
Highway between Haddon Avenue and Chestnut Street. Carriage rides,
merchandise displays, entertainment and craft tables will all be a
part of the Fall Festival.

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
  • Historical Society – Centennial Fair & Carriage Rides on Sept. 27, 2014
  • Ask the Mayor: Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29 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 jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov .

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.”

UTILITY CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE
2014 Utility and Road Improvements–
Utility work is completed on Pomona.  Concrete crews are working on
Pomona installing curb, driveway aprons and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
Roadwork is beginning on Mount Vernon.

Meetings/Events & Activities

  • Farmers’ Market in Kings Court every weekend
  • Mon Sept 15–8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
  • Mon Sept 15–9:15 am Senior Citizen Advisory
  • Mon Sept 15–6:00 pm Commissioners Worksession
  • Tue Sept 16–7:30 pm Zoning Board
  • Tue Sept 16–7:00 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
  • Wed Sept 17–7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
  • Thurs Sept 18–7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
  • Tue Sept 23- 7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
  • Wed Sept 24–10:00 am Water and Sewer Information Meeting
  • Thurs Sept 25–8:00 pm Recreation Council
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Legal Notice regarding 605 Warwick Ave.

To Commissioner Moscatelli:

John Laprocido forwarded to me your request for an explanation regarding my instruction to the Planning Board that: 1. the action by the Planning Board on July 1, 2014 determining the application of 605 Warwick LLC complete remained in effect, notwithstanding the failure of the applicant to send notice of the hearing to the Clerk of Barrington ;and 2. The evidence presented at the July 1, hearing on the merits of the application would be disregarded thus requiring the applicant to commence presentation of its case  over because of the notice defect.

At the outset, I would point out that the legal requirements and procedure for the determination of completeness and the  notice requirements for a hearing on an application for development are separate and distinct. The Municipal Land Use Law is the primary source for the legal requirements and procedure.

The determination of completeness which is governed by NJSA 40:55D-10.3  is not a decision on the merits of  an application .It is an administrative decision by the municipal agency or its designee. (In many municipalities the authority to make this determination is vested in an administrative officer after which the application is scheduled for a public hearing) The statute does not require notice to the public as prerequisite to the decision and does not require a public hearing.

(In the case of 605 Warwick , the public was given the opportunity to participate in the planning board deliberations in an effort to provide transparency to the process.)

At the July 1 Planning Board meeting , the PB voted (6-3)  to determine the application complete with conditions. This decision is final and the remedy of any aggrieved party is to present the issue on appeal to the Superior Court.

The hearing on the merits of the application is subject to different statutory requirements, more particularly NOTICE requirements .In order to commence a hearing on the merits of an application for development , proper notice and publication must be completed in accordance with NJSA 40:55D-12 of the Municipal Land Use Law.  Failure to comply with the notice requirements is a jurisdictional requirement . Thus, any action by a municipal agency is null and void if the notice requirements are not complied with.  In the case of 605 Warwick , the failure to notify the Clerk of Barrington was brought to the attention of the Planning Board after the July 1 hearing took place.  Thus, in my opinion the applicant had to renotify , republish and commence the public hearing from the beginning .

I hope this explanation is helpful . If you or any other recipient of this e-mail has any questions or comments, please let me know.

Donald S. Ryan, Esquire
RYAN AND THORNDIKE
20 Brace Road, Suite 111
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
856 795-1090
856 795-5110 Fax

 

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

Mosquito Commission spraying tonight, September 8

Please be advised, the Mosquito Commission will be spraying in your community tonight, Monday, September 8, from 7-11pm, weather permitting, in the following locations:

Haddonfield

  • Center Street
  • Haddonfield DPW
  • E Upland Way
  • E Atlantic Avenue
  • Crows Woods Field
  • E Cottage Avenue
  • E Summit Avenue
  • Reillywood Avenue
  • Chestnut Street
  • Centre Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Spruce Street
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Municipal Matters – July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 

Utility Capital Project Update Grove Street
The Maple Ave intersection is currently closed while the contractor installs water main and sanitary main in the intersection.  It is anticipated that the intersection will be closed for one more week.  The work will then move to the intersection of Lake St.

2014 Utility and Road Improvements
Sanitary sewer work began on Mount Vernon.  Temporary paving of trenches will occur each Friday to assist with dust control.

Summer Commissioner Meeting Schedule
The Commissioners meet only one day a month in the months of July and August. The next scheduled meeting date is Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Work Sessions are also scheduled for these dates at 3 p.m.

New Fire Department Appointment
Connor Smith is now a member of the Haddon Fire Company No. 1.

Senior Citizen Commission Introduced
The Commissioners adopted an ordinance to create a Senior Citizen Commission that would provide programs, events, activities and services primarily for the senior citizens of the Borough of Haddonfield. Full details on the purpose and duties of this Commission can be found in the full July 15, 2014 Commissioners Meeting Agenda posted to the Borough website.

Shade Tree Commission
The Commissioners amended the Shade Tree Commission ordinance.  The revision consolidate regulations which were spread out in the Borough code. Complete details of these changes can be found in the July 15, 2014 Agenda posted to the Borough website.

Water and Sewer Facilities Sale and Vote Ordinance Introduced
The Commissioners adopted an ordinance which will require a question to be placed on the ballot in November regarding the possible sale of the Water and Sewer Utility.

The question on the November ballot is proposed to be put forth as follows:

“Shall the Borough of Haddonfield, in the County of Camden, New Jersey, be authorized to sell its water and wastewater utility systems to New Jersey-American Water Company, Inc. for the sum of $28,500,000 (Twenty-Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)?”
___________ Yes                               _____________No

Several additional public informational meetings will be held in the fall prior to the November election providing residents an opportunity to review the facts and ask questions so that they may make an informed decision.  Information concerning the sale can be found on the Borough website.

Upcoming Events 
The Commissioners have granted permission to the following businesses to host an event:

  • Ankokas Region, A.A.C.A – Haddonfield Auto Show on September 20,2014
  • Amixx Boutique – Movie Night on July 31, 2014
  • WYSH – Book Reading & Signing in August (date TBD)

Bid Awards
The Commissioners have awarded bids for the following:

  • Trico Equipment Services, LLC for the purchase of a Backhoe equipment for the Borough of Haddonfield for $78,808.00
  • JAK Construction Corp t/a Diamond Construction for Pot Hole Repairs #2for the Borough of Haddonfield for $22,048.00

Bid Rejected 
The Commissioners have rejected bids for the following:

  • Tree Removal Services due to bids received are over budget.

Annual Sidewalk Sale
The four-day Town wide Sidewalk Sale retail event will take place Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 10 and will feature many of Haddonfield’s shops and boutiques setting up along the sidewalks of Downtown Haddonfield for summertime shopping in the sun. Shops on Kings Court and along Kings Highway, Ellis, Mechanic and Tanner Streets, Haddy Lane and North & South Haddon Avenue will offer great sidewalk savings on summer merchandise as well as fall collection previews.

First Thursday, August 7
The Townwide Sidewalk Sale kicks off in a big way on Thursday, August 7 with FirstThursday also taking place this day from 5 – 8 p.m. event, appropriately themed ‘Sidewalk Sale.’ First Thursday extends the fun and entertainment of the Sidewalk Sale event into the evening with an exceptional mix of music, on-street artists, extraordinary dining, and retail specials.

Musical entertainment for August’s First Thursday performing 5 – 8 p.m. includes DJ, Frank Staff, Jazz Quintet, Top Cats and Quartet 33. Artists Row will be held on Tanner Street.

The Downtown will also be offering Customer Appreciation Rewards exclusively during August’s First Thursday. This promotion allows all receipts for purchases made between 5 and 8 p.m. on First Thursday, August 7, to receive a 10% rebate on the total amount of money spent. The rebate is to be given in the form of a Haddonfield Gift Certificate, and all receipts must be redeemed within one week of the event (by August 14 for August First Thursday). The rebate is not to exceed $50 per person.
The Friends of the Library are accepting book donations for their annual September book sale.  Books may be dropped off at the library.

Ask the Mayor
Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, July 23 and August 20 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 jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov.

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
Farmers’ Market in Kings Court every weekend
· Tue July 22—8:00 am Library Board
· Wed July 23—7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
· Tue Aug 5—7:30 pm Planning Board
· Wed Aug 6—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
· Fri, Sat & Sun Aug 8, 9 & 10  - Downtown Sidewalk Sale
· Mon Aug 18—9:15 am Senior Citizen Advisory
· Mon Aug 18—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
· Tue Aug 19—3:00 pm—Commissioners Worksession
· Tue Aug 19– 7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
· Wed Aug 20—7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission

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Cherry Hill Food Bank Celebrates Crows Woods Gardeners

On Tuesday, July 8, the Crows Woods Gardeners made their first donation to the Cherry Hill Food Bank.  This season, the Gardeners want to amp up donations to twice weekly.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and they’re able to meet their goals!

Haddonfield is proud of its Gardeners and applauds their efforts to support their community!

Crows Woods Gardners – Donations to Cherry Hill Food Bank (pdf)

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

Fireworks postponed until July 6.

Due to the weather forecast, Haddonfield Fireworks have been postponed until Sunday July 6 at the Haddonfield Memorial High School. Gates open at 7pm.  The parade will take place, as scheduled, on July 4 at 10am

Please be advised that no Chairs, Food, Chewing gum, or Drink will be permitted on the HMHS Turf Field during the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration. (Blankets are fine) However, Chairs, Food, and Drink WILL be permitted in the HMHS Stadium Area on the Track, Grass Areas, and Stadium Areas. 

A big thank you to New Jersey American Water Company for helping to sponsor this year’s Fireworks.

We also thank the Haddonfield Lions Club , the Haddonfield Rotary Club, and PBA Local 328 for their support this year.

The fireworks are funded in large part through community donations. Your support is needed, please donate!!

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Mosquito spraying TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 24, from 7-11pm, weather permitting

  1. Camden County Division Of Shared Services Spraying tonight on the following streets.

Haddonfield

  • Graisbury Avenue
  • Avondale Avenue
  • W Mt. Vernon Avenue
  • W Redman Avenue
  • Yale Road
  • Bewley Road
  • Crystal Terrace
  • Jess Avenue
  • Breslin Avenue
  • Hopkins Avenue
  • Tomlinson Avenue
  • Austermuhl Avenue
  • W Crystal Lake Avenue
  • Beechwood Avenue
  • Maple Avenue
  • Despoilation Alley
  • Somerset Drive
  • Narberth Avenue
  • Legion Lane
  • Hawthorne Avenue
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Special Meeting of The Partnership for Haddonfield Scheduled for July 3

Sunshine Notice

A special meeting of  The Partnership for Haddonfield has been scheduled for July 3, 2014 at 8:30am in Room 103 at Borough Hall.

The meeting was called to review an issue postponed from the June 25 meeting.

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

Municipal Matters – June 12, 2014

Municipal Matters

June 12, 2014 

Special Board of Commissioners Meeting Set for June 25th at 7:30 pm

It is anticipated that the Commissioners will introduce an ordinance which will require a question to be placed on the ballot in November regarding the possible sale of the Water and Sewer Utility.  Questions regarding the referendum will be addressed at the meeting on the 25th.

Several additional public informational meetings will be held in the fall prior to the November election providing residents an opportunity to review the facts and ask questions so that they may make an informed decision.

Bond Ordinance – Acquisition of 65 Haddon Avenue Property

The Commissioners have adopted a bond ordinance in the amount of $1,820,000 for the purchase of Block 11, Lot 3, Units 1, 2, & 3.  This purchase is part of a settlement agreement between Estaugh Commons, LLC and the Borough of Haddonfield.

Fourth of July Fireworks Display

A public display of fireworks as part of the Borough’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place in the Camden County Park system behind the High School Stadium on Thursday, July 3, 2014 (rain date Sunday, July 6, 2014) from 6-11 p.m.

Parking Ordinance

Parking is no longer permitted on Potter Street West from the intersection with Ellis Street to a point 145 feet thereof in a northerly direction.

Annual Sidewalk Sale

The Commissioners have granted permission to the Partnership for Haddonfield to host the Annual Sidewalk Sale August 7-103, 2014. Shops in downtown Haddonfield have therefore been granted permission to utilize the public sidewalks for displays, with the exception of food. No food displays or vendors will be permitted to use the sidewalks during the annual sidewalk sale. Outdoor entertainment is also permitted along the sidewalks of Haddonfield.

Authorization to Display Merchandise

The Commissioners have authorized English Gardener Gift Shop, 123 Kings Highway East, to display merchandise outside of their store.

Authorization to Request Proposals

The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to distribute a Request for Proposal for a “Borough Auditor” for the Borough of Haddonfield. The proposal is to be received on or before Wednesday, July 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

Authorization to Advertise for Sealed Bids

The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to advertise for the receipt of sealed bids for the following:

  • a Backhoe to be received on or before June 24, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall;
  • Tree Removal Services to be received on or before June 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 103 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

Bid Rejection – Pot Hole Repair Service

The Commissioners have rejected a bid for Pot Hole Repair Services as all submitted bids were over budget.

Authorization to Sign Shared Services Agreement

The Commissioners have authorized the signing of a shared services agreement with the boroughs of Audubon, Collingswood, Oaklyn and the townships of Haddon and Pennsauken for the purpose of facilitating the resale of abandoned commercial and residential properties.

Performance Bond Release Authorization

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

  • FY2011 curb cuts at various locations by Diamond Construction.

First Thursday July 3, 2014

Downtown Haddonfield’s second ‘First Thursday will be Thursday, July 3, 2014, featuring an exceptional mix of music, extraordinary dining and specials in many of Haddonfield’s unique, independently owned shops and boutiques. First Thursday replaces First Fridays, The events will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Kings Highway. The theme is ‘Everything Red, White and Blue.’

Cooperation Agreement with County of Camden

The Commissioners have authorized the signing of a three-year agreement with the County of Camden as a means of conducting certain eligible community development and affordable housing activities.

DVRPC TCDI Grand Program

The Commissioners have authorized the Borough’s participation in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) Transportation & Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Grant Program and will submit an application for the grant.

Ask the Mayor

Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, June 25, July 23 and August 20 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 jkasko@haddonfield-nj.gov.

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; 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 June 16—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
  • Mon June 16—9:15 am Sr. Citizens Advisory
  • Mon June 16– 6:00 pm Commissioner Worksession
  • Tue June 17—7:00 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
  • Tue June 17—7:30 pm Zoning Board
  • Wed June 18  - 7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
  • Thr June 19—7:30 pm Human Relations
  • Tue June 24—8:00 am Library Board
  • Tue June 24—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners

LET’S TALK TRASH

Dear Resident,

I thought it was time to have a discussion about trash collection.  This may be a reminder to some, but there may be some new information.

First, we have added a section to the Public Works page in the Borough website where you can report issues with your trash and recycling pick-up.  For immediate issues, please report problems with either trash or recycling pick-up directly to Public Works at 429-0183 x0 (recycling and vegetative waste) or Casworth at 856-848-3505 for trash issues.

I would also like to point out a longstanding regulation on trash cans; trash cans can be no larger than 32 gallons.  Many residents are in violation of this (myself included) because they were not aware of the requirement when they purchased their trash cans.  This regulation is in place for the safety of our trash collectors; larger cans are just too heavy to expect them to lift all day without injury.  Now, we’re not planning on refusing to collect trash from larger cans, but you have to help us.  Please make sure the trash is bagged, and the bags are not too heavy.  This way the collectors can reach into the cans and pull out the bags without risk of injury.  Loose trash in large cans will not be collected!

Also, there are some very large wheeled trash cans out there (96 gallon cans) that are really too large to reach into.  They are designed to work with automated trucks that flip the cans into the truck to empty them.  Please avoid these type of cans; Casworth can refuse to empty these.

While we’re here, I’ll also remind you of the rules about putting out garbage.  These rules are in place to keep the amount of time garbage is left on the curb to a minimum, and improve the overall all appearance of our neighborhoods:  No refuse shall be placed for collection on any sidewalk prior to 1:00PM of the day before collection.  Business District trash cannot be put out before 5:00PM of the day before collection.  Refuse must be out by 7:00AM for residential areas and by 6:30AM for Businesses on the scheduled trash day to insure collection.  Homeowners must notify landscapers that cans of clippings cannot be left out for days.  They must be put out on regular trash pick-up days.

Lastly, a reminder about placing material, like mulch, dirt, or leaves, in the street:  putting anything in the street, or in the gutter, is a violation of New Jersey stormwater regulations.  This material can clog storm sewers.  Please remind landscapers this is not allowed.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach me on my Borough email; there is a link on the website, or you can leave a message on my Borough extension 429-4700 x317.

Best Regards,

Commissioner John Moscatelli

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Chews Landing Road Closure – June 16 & 17

DPW plans to close Chews Landing Road between Kings Highway and Mountwell Avenue on Monday June 16, 2014 & Tuesday June 17th, 2014, 7:00 am-4:00 pm for emergency repairs.

Posted in Borough Bulletins |