Police Department Kudos, Paving Projects (and More)
How much is FEMA expected to give the township for Sandy relief? Want to learn more about local watersheds? Read on for some leftover news and notes from the past week.
We brought you plenty of news this week, but not everything makes the cut for a full story.
Here are a few other news and notes from around Cinnaminson that you may have missed:
- The township received a $200,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation to repave Pomona Road. A contract was awarded to American Asphalt Company of West Collingswood Heights. Work should begin sometime in late April or early May, according to township engineer Fred Turek.
- Speaking of township roads, here's a link to a paving schedule for this summer. A total of 26 township roads are scheduled to be repaved beginning July 5 through to the end of August (pending available funding, emergency repairs or conflicts with other required projects).
- Committeeman John McCarthy again gave kudos to the Cinnaminson Police Department for being one of only 10 departments in Burlington County to receive a perfect score from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) when the group conducted a phone survey into how to file an Internal Affairs complaint. McCarthy said Cinnaminson Police responded accurately to all the ACLU's requests. Only 24 percent of police departments statewide received perfect scores, he said.
- The township submitted a $180,000 claim to FEMA for Hurricane Sandy damage, as well as costs associated with storm response, Turek told township committee. If approved, FEMA will reimburse the township up to 75 percent of the amount submitted, according to administrator Frank Locantore. The township expects to receive approximately $140,000.
- The Watchdogs of the Watersheds—a watchdog group for the lower portion of Pompeston Creek, as well as Pennsauken Creek, Swede's Run and parts of the Delaware riverfront—will host a screening this weekend of "home movies" taken by Dr. Dean LeFavor in the 1930s. The screening will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room at the Cinnaminson Library. For more information, contact group founder Cindy Pierson (609-760-3223) or email email@example.com. The event is free and open to the public—bring your own old photos or stories to share at the event.