SPRING CLEANUP ONGOING
Beginning April 4 an unlimited number of items may be placed curbside for trash pickup, provided they are placed properly. Leaves and other yard debris may be piled in the park strip (between the curb and the sidewalk). They do not need to be in containers. Leaves will be collected the second and fourth weeks of April. The chipper will be sent out the first and third week of April to take care of tree limbs and branches. Spring Cleanup will end April 29.
The Commissioners recognized Friday, April 29, 2016 as Arbor Day and urge Haddonfield’s citizens to celebrate and support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands.
National Distracted Driving Enforcement Month
The Commissioners have proclaimed that April 2016 will be recognized as National Distracted Driving Enforcement Month. Distracted Driving is a serious, life threatening practice that is preventable.
Celebrate Earth Day
The Commissioners recognized April 23, 2016 as Earth Day, and urge citizens to be mindful of all local, state and national laws which protect our environment and join the effort to preserve the beauty and wonders of the lands. An event will be held to recognize Earth Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016 starting at noon at Kings Court. The event is run by the Environmental Commission and Sustainable Haddonfield.
National Library Week
The Commissioners have proclaimed that April 10 – April 16, 2016 was recognized as National Library Week. Citizens are encouraged to visit the Haddonfield Library and take advantage of its resources.
Hopkins’ Pond Day
The Commissioners have proclaimed that April 18, 2016 to be Hopkins’ Pond Day. The Borough of Haddonfield asks all residents to join us in recognizing this historic purchase in our towns history along with the Central School Environmental Club.
Girls’ Night Out! Thursday, April 21
The Partnership for Haddonfield’s Marketing Committee will once again host Girls’ Night Out! – a fun-filled, ladies’ exclusive night of shopping, dining and relaxing – on Thursday, April 21 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Girls’ Night Out! will highlight the spring season in Downtown Haddonfield, with many of the town’s shops and boutiques offering the latest in spring fashion, gifts and trends, as well as in-store discounts, food, beverages and more. This is every girl’s dream, so be sure to gather the ladies and enjoy a night of fun.
Merchants along Kings Highway and our charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Haddy Lane, Kings Court, and Haddon Avenue – invite you to explore their shops and discover special offers during this special event. While ladies walk from store to store, they will find exciting surprises, specials and deals. One store may be offering great percentages off your entire purchase; another could feature buy one, get one half off specials; and yet another store may be offering refreshments and giveaways. No matter what you’re shopping for, participating Haddonfield boutiques and restaurants will be offering promotions to please everyone.
The Commissioners have authorized the Borough Clerk to advertise for the receipt of sealed bids for the following:
Lights for Stadium Field to be received on or before Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Room 101 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall;
2016 Road Programs to be received on or before Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Room 101 of the Haddonfield Borough Hall.
The Commissioners authorized the following upcoming events:
Interfaith Caregivers – “Touch-A-Truck” – Saturday, May 7, 2016
National Association of Letter Carriers – “Support MDA 5K” – Sunday, June 26, 2016
Tatem Elementary School – “Tatem Trailblazer” – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Christ the King Regional School – “The King’s Run” – Saturday, Nov. 18, 2016
Authorization to Apply For Community Development Block Grant
The Commissioners announced that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the Project Description Form for Program Year 37 (2015-2016) dealing with foundation repeat work to Interfaith Caregivers’ building.
AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE FIRE APPARATUS
The Commissioners introduced a repurposing ordinance in the amount of $625,000 to purchase a fire truck. The public hearing and second reading on that ordinance will be held April 26.. The Commissioners also authorized the signing of an inter-local agreement to join a national co-op, Houston-Galveston Area counsel which will provide a less expensive method of obtaining the fire truck.
INTRODUCTION OF THE 2016 CAPITAL ORDINANCE
A multipurpose bond ordinance in the amount of $320,000 was introduced. The ordinance funds the purchase of various pieces of equipment for the Public Works department, improvements to the Centennial Tennis Courts, and acquisition of a message board for the police department. The public hearing and second reading will be held April 26.
Ordinance to Preserve a Cap Bank Approved
The Commissioners approved an ordinance to preserve a cap bank. The Local Government Cap Law provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget up to .5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions. The 3.5% increase amounts to $382,714.22 and the CY 2016 municipal budget for the Borough of Haddonfield has been approved and has adopted in accordance with this ordinance.
ASK THE MAYOR
Mayor Jeff Kasko will be available for questions and comments on Wednesdays, April 27, May 11, and May 25, from noon – 2 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.
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 Apr 19—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
Tue Apr 19—7:30 pm Environmental/Sustainable Haddonfield
Tue Apr 19—7:30 pm Zoning Board
Wed Apr 20—7:30 pm Historic Preservation Commission
Thr Apr 21—7:30 pm Human Relations Commission
Tue Apr 26—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Thr Apr 28—8:00 pm Recreation Commission
Mon May 2—6:30 pm Commissioners Worksession
Tue May 3—7:30 pm Planning Board
Wed May 4—7:00 pm Municipal Alliance
Tue May 10—7:30 pm Board of Commissioners
Mon May 16—6:30 pm Commissioners Worksession
Tue May 17—8:00 am Shade Tree Commission
Tue May 17—7:30 pm Environmental/Sustainable Haddonfield
Tue May 17—7:30 pm Zoning Board