Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015. Residents are welcome to watch the display from the High School field. Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm). Gates open at 7:00 pm. There is no charge for admission but donations for Haddonfield Celebrations Association are gladly accepted. Haddonfield Celebrations Association sponsors many community events throughout the year.

Entertainment will be provided beginning at 7:30 pm by the Shore Thing. Refreshments, hot dogs and pretzels will be sold at the Lions Club tent in the end zone. Please note food and beverages are not allowed on the turf field. Similarly, no chairs are allowed on the field, blankets only.

The parade will be held Saturday, July 4 beginning at 10:00 am on Kings Highway at Chestnut Street. Information regarding these events can be found at www.haddonfieldcelebrations.org.

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June 25, 2015 Municipal Matters

4th of July
Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015. Residents are welcome to watch the display from the High School field. Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm). Gates open at 7:00 pm. There is no charge for admission but donations for Haddonfield Celebrations Association are gladly accepted. Haddonfield Celebrations Association sponsors many community events throughout the year.

Entertainment will be provided beginning at 7:30 pm by the Shore Thing. Refreshments, hot dogs and pretzels will be sold at the Lions Club tent in the end zone. Please note food and beverages are not allowed on the turf field. Similarly, no chairs are allowed on the field, blankets only.

The parade will be held Saturday, July 4 beginning at 10:00 am on Kings Highway at Chestnut Street. Information regarding these events can be found at www.haddonfieldcelebrations.org.

New Jersey American Water Customer Service Center:
1-800-272-1325

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm for billing questions, non-emergency and emergency calls. This number should also be used for all emergency calls from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

New Jersey American Water also has an online self-service website which can be accessed at any time. www.amwater.com/myh2o. Be sure to have your NJAW account number handy.

NJAW has personnel at Borough Hall on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm each week to answer any questions you may have during this transition time.

Human Relations Commission Student Representatives Recognized
The Commissioners recognized past student representatives Jessica Blau and Jillian Stone for their participation in Human Relations Commission initiatives with enthusiasm, dedication, and perfect attendance, and for making significant contributions to the Schomer Award, MLK Dream Board project, and MLK Walk and Essay Contest.

2014 Audit Report Accepted
A report of Findings and Recommendations for the 2014 Borough Audit includes no current findings and successful correction of the 2013 findings. A copy of the audit will be available on the Borough website. The Commissioners voted to accept and advertise the 2014 audit report at their June 23 meeting.

New Jersey Apartment Association Charitable Fund Amazing Race
Commissioners approved the use of Kings Court as a registration location for New Jersey Apartment Association Charitable Fund. They are hosting their Amazing Race scavenger hunt throughout town on Thursday, September 3.

Summer Commissioner Meeting Schedule
The Commissioners meet only one day a month in the months of July and August. The scheduled meeting dates are Tuesday, July 21, 2015 and Tuesday, August 18, 2015, both at 7:30 p.m. Work Sessions are also scheduled for these dates at 3 p.m.

Online Auction Announced
The Commissioners authorized the Borough Administrator to post an offer to sell the following items at www.govdeals.com.

Make Model Year VIN Numbers
Mack Roll Off Truck 1985 1M2B126CXFA011749
Ford F700 Chip Body 1994 1FDXK74C5RVA21380
Mack 25 Yard Trash Truck 1997 1M2AC07C2VM002145
Mack 25 Yard Trash Truck 1997 1M2AC07C4VM002146
Ford LT 8000, 25 Yard Trash Truck 1990 1FDZY82A61VA41238
Dodge Ram 2500 Utility Body 1997 1B7KF26Z0VJ509595
Ford F450 Utility Body 1994 1FDLF47M3REA10948
Ford F150 Extended Cab 2000 1FTPX18L9YNB87980
Ford Bronco 1996 1FTMEU15N6TLB09680
Ford F250 Utility Body 1989 1FTHX26HXKKB43522
Vermeer Walk Behind Stump Grinder Unknown Unknown

Sound System Components Quantity Model Numbers
Bogen Miser Preamp 1 CAM
Graphic Equalizer 1 DOD 430Qx
Shure Automatic Microphone Mixer with Intellimix 1 SCM810
Sony Stereo Cassette Deck 1 TC-WE475
RCA Video Cassette Recorder 1 VR 652 HF
Microphones and Holders 17 Various
Additional Microphone Cords 5 Unknown

Desk Lamp Quantity Serial Numbers
Electrix Desk Lamp 1 L422

Rotary Club Concerts
The Commissioners authorized the Rotary Club of Haddonfield to hold its Friday Night Concerts on July 10, 17, 24, 31.

Bid Awards
The bid for Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials Collection Services was awarded to Waste Management of NJ, 107 Silvia Street, Ewing, NJ.

The bid for the 2015 Road Program was awarded to Asphalt Paving Systems, 500 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, NJ.

The bid for N. Haddon Avenue Parking Lot Improvements was awared to American Asphalt Company Inc., 116 Main Street, W. Collingswood, NJ.

Bid Requests
The Commissioners authorized the following Bid Requests:

-For a “Rear Loader Refuse Truck” to be received on or before Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

-For a “Towable Brush Chipper/Shredder” to be received on or before Tuesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

-For a “24-Cubic-Yard Trailer-Mounted Self-Contained Vacuum Leaf Collector ” to be received on or before Tuesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

-For “Police Department Minor Renovations” to be received on or before Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. in Room 102 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.

Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement
The Commissioners authorized Borough officials to enter into the Camden County Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement Between Participating Units, which will provide additional protection for the community’s police, fire and EMS departments against loss, damage or destruction by fire, catastrophe, civil unrest, major emergency and other extraordinary devastation, damage or destruction to personal and property.

Shared Services Agreement –Grove Street Island
A Shared Services Agreement was authorized between the Borough and Camden County relative to the construction and maintenance of the island at Grove Street

Ask the Mayor
Mayor Kasko is available throughout the summer 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.
Regular office hours will resume in September.

Summer Sidewalk Sale
Haddonfield’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held in from Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 9 throughout Downtown Haddonfield. The Sidewalk Sale will include shopping, food, and live entertainment. A Trolley/Bus will also provide transportation throughout the town with stops on Haddon Avenue, Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, and Kings Highway.

Crafts & Fine Arts Festival
This two-day outdoor festival, which garners national attention and attracts crowds of more than 100,000 people, will be held Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from noon – 5 p.m. along Kings Highway between Washington Avenue and Haddon Avenue and along Tanner Street to Euclid Avenue. Artisans will exhibit a wide range of arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal, paper, drawings, paintings, photography and wearable art. What is usually a busy main artery through the center of town is transformed into a festive corridor, alive with a panorama of artists’ tents, outdoor cafés, musicians and more. This free event will also have free parking in Haddonfield during the two-day festival.

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
Farmers’ Market at Kings Court every Saturday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Wed July 1—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
Fri July 3— Borough Hall closed, normal trash and recycling
Tue July 7 – 7:30 pm Planning Board
Sat July 11 & Sun July 12—Crafts and Fine Arts Festival
Tue July 21—3:00 pm Commissioners Worksession
Tue July 21—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Tue July 21—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield/Environmental Commission
Tue July 21—7:30 pm Zoning Board
Wed July 22—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield
Wed July 22—7:30 pm Historic Preservation
Tue July 28—8:00 am Library Board

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Storm Updates: Cleanup, Street Closures, Power Outages

STORM CLEANUP
The Chipper is out to assist with cleanup after Tuesday’s storm. They are currently in the Friday trash route section and will continue until all sections in town have been picked up.

STREET CLOSURES
The Department of Public Works, Haddon Fire Co. No. 1, and Haddonfield Police continue to address numerous storm related issues. The following roadways remain closed to through traffic until PSE&G is able to make these areas safe for tree removal:
Maple Avenue- from Marne Avenue to Ardmore Avenue
Marne Avenue- from Maple Avenue to Albany Avenue
Chews Landing Road- from Hickory Lane to Jefferson Avenue
Bellevue Avenue- from Clinton Road to Farragut Avenue
Narberth Avenue- from Merion Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue

Reminder, please do not enter any areas on foot, or by vehicle, which are designated closed with barricades, or caution tape.

We appreciate your patience as we work on correcting these issues as soon as possible.

PSE&G STORM INFORMATION
The number of PSE&G customers without power this evening is approximately 28,000 — almost all in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. The outages are primarily the result of strong wind gusts taking down trees and power lines. PSE&G Storm Information

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Police Incident

June 16, 2015

At 12:10 p.m. Haddonfield Police responded to an armed robbery at the Rite Aid, 715 Haddon Avenue. The robbery suspect displayed a handgun to store personnel before fleeing with an unknown quantity of prescription medications. Once outside the store the perpetrator pulled a person out of a parked vehicle and drove off. The perpetrator abandoned the stolen vehicle within one block and continued to flee the area.

An immediate search of the surrounding neighborhood was conducted by Haddonfield Police with support from neighboring agencies. The Camden County Sherriff’s K9 unit was also involved in the search however the suspect was unable to be located.   As a precaution, two schools were placed under brief lockout status during a portion of the investigation, Tatem School and Christ the King.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’2”, 200 lbs., wearing an orange/yellow traffic vest, a dark hooded sweatshirt and hat, and goggles/glasses.

 

The investigation is being conducted by Haddonfield Police Detectives and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

Anyone having information about the robbery is urged to call Haddonfield Police Detectives at (856) 429-3000, or Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective McCalla at (856) 225-8569.

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Municipal Matters May 27, 2015

Information About Your Water and Sewer Bill
Haddonfield and NJAW closed on the sale of the Water and Sewer Utility on May 21, 2015. Your last water and sewer bill from Haddonfield. NJAW will invoice monthly. The first NJAW bill will be received in the month of June.

New Jersey American Water Customer Service Center: 1-800-272-1325
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm for billing questions, non-emergency and emergency calls. This number should also be used for all emergency calls from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

New Jersey American Water also has an online self-service website which can be accessed at any time. www.amwater.com/myh2o. Be sure to have your NJAW account number handy.

2015 Capital Projects
Road Program: the following roads will be reconstructed during 2015:
Olney
Douglas
Lakeview
Euclid (West End to Avondale)

Prior to our road work NJAW is moving forward with utility work on those streets. The Utility work for Olney will completed the first week of June. The contractor will then move to Douglas which is expected to take one-two weeks. They will then move to Lakeview, followed by Euclid. It is anticipated that road reconstruction will begin shortly after Fourth of July.

NJAW is also moving forward with additional utility work on Grove Street. They will be lining the sewer main and replacing the water main from Kings Highway to Lake Street. It is anticipated that this work will take place in July and August.

North Haddon Ave Parking Lot Reconstruction
The Commissioners will be authorizing this project at their June 9 meeting. It is anticipated that bids will be received in late June with construction taking place this summer.

Repairs to the intersection of Lincoln and Chestnut
Repairs need to be made to the raised portion of this intersection. The Commissioners will also be authorizing this project at their June 9 meeting. Construction will be done during the summer months and completed prior to the start of school.

“Service Appreciation Day”
The Commissioners approved the Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) Marketing Committee’s sponsorship of “Service Appreciation Day” in honor of our service men and women on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors like the Haddonfield Police Department, Haddon Fire Co. No. 1, American Legion Post #38, US Army, US Air Force, etc., are authorized to set up tents at locations as determined by the PfH Committee, in addition to military vehicles parked on Kings Highway to be attended by military personnel.

Authorized Performance Bond Release – Grove Street Utility Improvements Program
The Commissioners authorized a release of the Performance Bond for the Grove Street Utility Improvements Project in the amount of $1,911,390.

Bid Awards
The following bids were awarded:
to GWP Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 498, Franklinville, New Jersey 08322 for Pot Hole Repairs
to Giles & Ransom, Inc., 2975 Galloway Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 for the purchase of a skid steer loader.

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

4th of July Fireworks
The Commissioners authorized that a permit will be granted to the Haddonfield Celebrations Associations for the public display of fireworks as part of the Borough’s Annual Independence Day Celebrations. The fireworks display will be held in the Camden County Park system behind the High School Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2015 (rain date Saturday, July 11, 2015) between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Authorized Appointments
The Commissioners authorized the following appointments:

NAME BOARD/COMMISSION/POSITION EXPIRES
L. Bert Cossaboon Environmental Commission 05/31/2018
Kerenza Reid Environmental Commission, Alt. II 05/31/2017
David Appleby Historic Preservation Commission, Alt. I 05/31/2017
Carl Maugeri Human Relations Commission, Chairperson 05/31/2016
Lori Warsaw Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Linda Brees Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Lance Curley Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Wendy Brown-Blau Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Ellen M. Stone Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Heather Kumor Human Relations Commission 05/31/2016
Joseph P. Anton Human Relations Commission, Alt. I 05/31/2016
Colette Oswold Business Improvement District, Category (i) 05/31/2018
Kathy Gold Business Improvement District, Category (ii) 05/31/2018
Sean Leonard Business Improvement District, Category (iii) 05/31/2018
Ann Lawson Business Improvement District, Alt. II 05/31/2016
Joseph C. Lynch Business Improvement District, Alt. I 05/31/2016
Susan Hodges Business Improvement District, Category (v) 05/31/2017
(to fill unexpired term of Jacki LaMaina-Russell)
Jackie LeMaina-Russell Business Improvement District, Category (i) 05/31/2016
(to fill unexpired term of Susan Hodges)
Shawn McCaney Planning Board 05/31/2019
Joyce Howell Planning Board, Alt. I 05/31/2016
William Polise Planning Board, Alt. II 05/31/2016
Dory Mann Senior Citizen Board of Trustees 05/31/2018
Mary Ann Bigelow Senior Citizen Board of Trustees, Chairperson 05/31/2018
Alice Schmidt Senior Citizen Board of Trustees, Alt. I 05/31/2018
Kevin Burns Zoning Board of Adjustment 05/31/2019
Wayne Partenheimer Zoning Board of Adjustment 05/31/2016
Edmund Baum Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alt. I 05/31/2017
Matt Weko Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alt. II 05/31/2017
Sharon McCullough Borough Administrator 05/31/2016
Sharon McCullough Public Agency Compliance Officer 05/31/2016
Katherine Lafferty Deputy Borough Clerk 05/31/2016
Terry W. Henry Tax Search Officer 05/31/2016
Terry W. Henry Treasurer 05/31/2016
Terry W. Henry Custodian of Petty Cash 05/31/2016
Stephanie Heim Zoning Officer 05/31/2016
Steve Walko Community Development Director 05/31/2016
Steve Walko 911 Coordinator 05/31/2016
Anne C. Frey Purchasing Agent 05/31/2016
Greg Ley Superintendent of Public Works 05/31/2016
Doug Rauschenberger Borough Historian 05/31/2016
Kathy Tassini Borough historian 05/31/2016
Dory Mann Director, Senior Services 05/31/2016
George Cox Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator 05/31/2016
Ernest Busch Fire Official 05/31/2016
Joseph Walls Fire Inspector 05/31/2016

Approved Upcoming Events
The Commissioners authorized that the permits applied for by the following organizations are approved:
Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum – Revolutionary Skirmish – June 6, 2015
Haddonfield Kids Triathlon – Triathlon (in Crows Woods) – June 7, 2015
Ivivva – Free Yoga Class – June 7, 2015
Haddonfield Celebrations Assoc. – July 4th Parade – held on July 4, 2015
Tatem Elementary School – Tatem 5K Trail Blazer Run – October 10, 2015
Haddonfield Celebrations Assoc. – Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 27, 2015
Ask the Mayor
Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, 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.

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 June 2 – 7:30 pm Planning Board
Wed June 3—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
Sat June 6—2:00 pm Start of Summer Picnic, MKH
Tue June 9—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Mon June 15—6:15 pm Flag Day Ceremony
Mon June 15—7:30 pm Commissioners Worksession
Tue June 16—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
Tue June 16—7:30 pm Sustainable Haddonfield -Environmental Commission
Tue June 16—7:30 pm Zoning Board
Wed June 17—7:30 pm Historic Preservation
Thr June 18—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
Tue June 23—8:00 am Library Board
Tue June 23—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Wed June 24—8:30 am Partnership for Haddonfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haddonfield, NJ & the Museum

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

Google map of plotted locations in Haddonfield, NJ

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

Locations of works of art in Haddonfield, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsorship:

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

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

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

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May 13, 2015 Municipal Matters

Information About Your Water and Sewer Bill

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

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

Newly Designated Handicapped Parking Space Approved

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

2015 Budget Introduction

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

Upcoming Events

The Commissioners authorized the following events:

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

Haddonfield Farmers Market

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

4th of July Fireworks

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

Bid Request Announcements

The Commissioners announced a bid request for the following:

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

Bid Award

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

Ask the Mayor

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

Haddonfield’s Rules for Parking

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

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

Haddonfield’s Rules for Dog Walking

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

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

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

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

Meetings/Events & Activities

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

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

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

Spring is Here!

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

Posted in Borough Bulletins |

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in Borough Bulletins |