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
- 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.
- Maintain at least 36 inches of clearance around space heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, and never leave space heaters or fireplaces unattended.
- Make sure space heaters are UL listed and have tip over shut-off. Do not plug space heaters into ordinary household extension cords.
- Never use charcoal or gas grills in doors.
- Make sure candles have a sturdy wide base to prevent tipping, and place them away from children, pets, drapes and combustibles.
- Be sure to have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and carbon monoxide alarms within 10 feet of any sleeping area
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.
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.
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/.
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 email@example.com.
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
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:
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
In 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 email@example.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.
For: Immediate General Release
From: Board of Commissioners
Date: November 14, 2014
On Tuesday, November 4th the voters of Haddonfield voted overwhelmingly to approve the sale of the Water and Sewer Utility to New Jersey American (NJAW). The Commissioners would like to thank everyone that voted on this very important decision.
NJAW will now submit an application to the BPU for approval of the purchase. It is anticipated that the approval process should be complete early in the new year with NJAW taking over the system by March 1, 2015. The Borough will continue to operate the system until that time.
Transition teams will begin to meet shortly with the anticipation of a smooth transition. NJAW has already begun to develop plans for the integration of the Haddonfield system with theirs. They are also reviewing a list of projects to implement in 2015. The Commissioners will work with NJAW to ensure a cohesive infrastructure program the melds with the road improvement program.
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 (242 Kings Highway E.).
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: Immediate General Release
From: Police Chief Stuessy
Date: October 31, 2014
On Friday morning at 12:05 am Haddonfield Police responded to a reported armed robbery of a pizza delivery person in the unit block of Potter Street. The uninjured victim was able to give information which led to the arrest of the suspects nearby in Cherry Hill Township. The suspects were charged with robbery and related offenses and remanded to the Camden County Jail.
Haddonfield Police is advising that this is being investigated as an isolated incident. As is done every year, police patrol will be maintaining high visibility to enhance general safety during Halloween Trick or Treat activity. Parents should not be alarmed by the presence of police patrol in neighborhoods.