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What's Open, Closed on Presidents Day in Cinnaminson

Find out what you can get done in Cinnaminson during the Presidents Day holiday.

If you’re looking to renew your driver’s license, file a construction permit or get a new passport, you’ll have to wait until Tuesday—government offices at the local, county and state offices on this list are closed Feb. 18 for Presidents Day:

  • Cinnaminson public schools are closed.
  • The Burlington County Store—the satellite office of the county clerk in the Moorestown Mall—is closed for the day, as are all county offices.
  • State motor vehicle agencies and inspection stations are closed.
  • The township building is closed. 

 What’s open:

Trash pickup is not affected. 

John February 17, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Hi Ric, they should go on Willow if they want to get speeders, how about Andover for no one stopping at the stop sign...I find it amazing that new albany goes down so fast at the pool and the curve does not help, the police put there radar there to get them... oh well thats life in cinnaminson, raise taxes and harass the people with new scofflaws.
John February 17, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Well who controlls the over assessments of our homes, we are paying over $50,000 for all our homes thru over assessments, lets see the budget and how many chargers are hidden in the lines.....
Vincenzo February 17, 2013 at 07:29 PM
John, the last time our houses were assessed was when the market was high. We don't re-assess ever year! If you feel your house is over-assessed, it is up to each individual to take action. Once too many people do this, then we apply for a re-assessment of everyone, because that is when the Township loses too much money.
Ric February 17, 2013 at 07:46 PM
@Bull Pitt. It’s a shame to see the police budget has to be cut to bare bones when the fire department’s budget has been so full of surpluses and excesses for at least the last five years. I am hoping that before next year’s vote it becomes common knowledge in Cinnaminson that the fire department is gouging taxpayers and the budget is voted flat down. It is a good sign that many more people voted against the 2013 budget then voted against the 2012. With all the pressure building up in township for a new high school, in addition to other funding request like more police funding, I expect there will be many more vocal complaints about the fire district’s wasteful spending. I especially liked your suggest that we replace both fire houses (which are located on our borders) and replace them with a house that is centrally located and could serve our town better. With one house, instead of two, the fire department could reduce its paid staff to carry the new cost of the new house. The savings in utilizes and other cost could lead to a lower tax rate. As it is now: Right now there are four chiefs, three captains, six lieutenants, fire marshal, fire inspector, seven commissioners, and fourteen administrative officers. We could easily eliminate half of these positions by one centrally located fire station instead of two located at the far ends of our town.
John February 17, 2013 at 08:11 PM
@Vincenzo, oh really, thats means that its ok to over assess our homes to market conditions, so your telling me the operation of this township is based on bad information from the assessor....When my wife died 3 years ago I had an appraisal done and got my house assessment down but the market value has still gone down and we are paying more in taxes than we should....so lets get real.....this is not a money pit....now they say we need better schools, the fire dept wants new trucks at a cost of 1 million and they say they did not raise taxes which if I read my tax bill was increased by 1 cent which does not seem alot but it is....get real ok
Cindy Pierson February 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM
@John -The township budget is available by going to the township web page and clicking on the link on the left side of the page. Re: the fire department - I am guessing that those of you who are complaining about the fire department have never needed their services. They have been my heroes on more than one occasion - we had a fire in 2004, and my husband has a serious heart condition that has required calls to 911. I don't like to think what could have happened without the station on Taylor's Lane. I voted yes on the fire budget yesterday - how many you who are complaining bothered to vote? And if you were paying attention, you would have grasped that the county has said that the entire township has to be reassessed in time for the 2014 tax bills. If you can't wait that long, you have the right to file an appeal yourself. I understand the hardship caused by an incorrectly assessed property - we are currently assessed at about $100,000 over market value. More could be accomplished if people would come out from behind their computers and get involved in the political process - yes, the wheels of government move slowly, and are often greased with the blood, sweat and tears of the public, but they do eventually move, and it's up to us to see that they move in the right direction.
Ric February 18, 2013 at 12:28 AM
You know Cindy; I get my car repaired at a dealer. They do a decent job. But Cindy despite what you feel is morally right; I do claim the right to take issue if I feel the dealer’s bill is too high – even if I am satisfied with the job. I am not going to pay $3000 when a battery fails even if they give me a great battery. I will pay a fair price. The same logic applies to the fire department. Cindy, no one is complaining about the services of the fire department. You have no legitimate point for going there. The complaints are over the huge cost Cinnaminson taxpayers must bear. Not every resident is secure like you are with a home in Cinnaminson that has been passed down 5 generations. Some of us have mortgages and taxes that are a burden. It must be wonderful for you not to worry about the cost of taxes. I envy you. By the way, I am so glad you have used the services of the fire department. There have been two occasions over the years we could have called the Cinnaminson fire department but we did not. In fact if you were to lift the rug in my bedroom you would see a huge scorch mark on my wood floor from a fire my father put out. He put the fire out himself rather than again endure firemen swinging axes all over the place – just like what happened years ago when we had a fire at our home on Philadelphia’s Mainline. A lot of the damage to our living room came from the firemen’s axes and not the flames.
John February 18, 2013 at 01:27 AM
@Cindy, I am aware of the process of getting the assessor to look at the numbers, my wife died 3 years ago and found out that the market value did not go with the assessed value for that year...Why is it that the County has said that our town has to have a reassessment by 2014 tax year....The market conditions have not gained any thing from what I have been reading....If your assessed at over $100,000 more than market value that means your paying alot of added taxes that U should not have to, trying to compare expenses to a budget is one thing and going line by line is another, thats how we got a new charger for the police, it was an oversight....lets be realistic about our expenses and not inflate things ok, be fair, a house value is not set in stone or is it....just like the schools, do we really need them, according to facts the schools are doing a good job....or is it just extra money to spend....
Billy Pilgrim February 18, 2013 at 01:57 AM
@John. I will happily help you with the process of appealing your home assessment. If you feel it is over assessed, the paperwork is exceedingly easy and costs $25. The appeal has to be in by April 1st. Why? Because that's what people of Cinnaminson do, help out each other. It's a small town and you take the good with the bad and there is considerably more good than bad here.
lesanda February 18, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Approximately 20 years ago I served on the legislative committee of the Burlington County Realtors Board .At a board meeting I sat next to Don Lamon and being from Burlington Twp who was weighing the idea of establishing a partly paid fire dept along with their volunteers I asked him about the idea inasmuch as Cinnaminson elected to do just that. His answer to me and I quote "Don't do it . It will ruin your budget . They will never be satisfied . Each year they will ask for more and more . Instead of being satisfied with dedicated funds from the twp they will now have a budget of their own and make annual appeals for increses." And that my friends is just what happened. How clairvoyant Don was.
charlie mothershed February 18, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Wow @ Ric your comment to Cindy was not only mean spirited but whiny would define it nicely .Let me guess you were a bully at some point in your life and seem to be stuck there.Take a look at John's comment,so much more eloquent and mature and it's basically the same,only we measured and weigh his facts .Yours most stopped at the first sarcastic whine....John thank you sometimes we don't see the forest for the trees ,working in a civil manner is how a small town gets it done.Ric Chaos simply put " Will Not "
Ric February 18, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Gee Charlie, you words were an absolute delight. Don't ever let anyone say differently! Too bad you do not understand what true civility is. There was not an uncivil word in anything I said I am so sorry you do not like what I said but truthfully I wrote on behalf of the tax payer and not for the recipients of the fire departments largesse. That’s the point you missed..
Phil February 18, 2013 at 02:51 PM
As someone who travels that road every day I have absolutely no problem with the ticket writing. It's about time. Of course, they could put a 4-way stop in at New Albany and Parry and cut down on the speed altogether there.
Phil February 18, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I'll take surpluses that can pay for half of new fire equipment and other capital over trying to raise money through bonds and matching state money for new schools.
Phil February 18, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Ric and John you both realize that the municipal and fire budgets have remained flat over the last 5+ years? The county has kept their levy at the same level or reduced it also? If you want' to express your angst on our property taxes you need to point it solely at the school district as that is the only budget that continues to increase year-in and year-out, all others remain flat.
Phil February 18, 2013 at 02:57 PM
How is that the case? Do you realize that the majority of the people that moved here moved from locations that had paid fire companies? They questioned why there was no one at the firehouse 24 hours a day. Also, if people would read the articles, the fire budget has not increased at all in the past 5+ years so all this "more and more" is pure baloney.
Phil February 18, 2013 at 02:58 PM
John, by law it's required every 7 years. 2007 was our last one. If market conditions haven't varied a lot since the last assessment, towns could extend that out to almost double that timeframe. In this case, they have dramatically chanced since 2007 so 2014 is when we are scheduled for the next assessment.
Mark February 18, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Ric, Of all those officers and administrators that you mentioned, ALL but 3 of them are VOLUNTEERS. So no, you’re thought process and theory has NO merit except to mis-lead. Please get your facts straight before you make such comments in the future. And yes, there are in fact more fire fighters in town than police officers, but again, a MAJORITY of these fire fighters are VOLUNTEERS!
Mark February 18, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Bull, Do you know for a fact that the fire commission is made up of "old firemen and their families"? Check your facts along with Ric there ole' boy, three (3) of the current fire commissioners’ are not fire fighter nor have the ever been fire fighters. Oh yea, and they have no relations to any of the fire fighters. They are citizens who chose to serve their community instead of hiding behind a keyboard and stirring the pot all the time. Maybe you Ric and John should try and serve your community instead of ripping it apart every chance you get. The fire department is always looking for new volunteers.
Ric February 18, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Phil, why bother if you aren't going to be honest? There has not been a tax increase becuase there has been a huge surplus hidden in the budget. The surplus is so high Chief Kramer will not disclose it. It is sort of like 'Evita" and the money kept rolling in.....
bull-ric February 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM
"They are citizens who chose to serve their community instead of hiding behind a keyboard and stirring the pot all the time. Maybe you Ric and John should try and serve your community instead of ripping it apart every chance you get" AWESOME quote Mark! I'm going to save this and post it the next time losers like you, Joepa, Cindy P, or the rest of the keyboard cowards start taking shots at our police director, school board, council, and other town volunteers. For once you've actually typed something intelligent. Bravo!
Cindy Pierson February 19, 2013 at 01:32 AM
@bull-ric - Why are you calling me a "keyboard coward"? I use my real name, have provided my contact info, I actually attend township meetings, and voted last saturday on the fire district budget. I don't push my opinions on anybody, and try to provide links for people to look up factual information on their own, so they can form their own opinions. I really don't understand why you are calling me a loser, and accusing me of ripping apart the community instead of serving it. Have I met you at any of the twp meetings, zoning board and planning board meetings, park or creek clean-ups that I have attended or volunteered at in the past couple of years? I know better than to respond to people like you, who don't have a clue what they're talking about, but I am insulted and offended by your remarks, and don't want anyone reading your nasty, hateful comments to think that what you're saying is actually true.
Sarah February 19, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Could we get some ticket writers on Union Landing Road please??
bull-ric February 19, 2013 at 03:15 PM
"The wheels of government are greased with the blood sweat and tears of the public"?? Lady, are you for real?? Puhleeez! What government are you speaking of?? In the words of "Mark",our PD, CFD, council, school board are "citizens who chose to serve their community instead of hiding behind a keyboard and stirring the pot all the time." You've got some nerve saying they do what they do only because they are moved by the blood, sweat and tears of the public. You've been spending a little too much time with those turtles
Ric February 19, 2013 at 05:11 PM
@Bull-ric OK, I appreciate your loyalty to the FD. We know that the fire district’s surplus was at least a half million at 2012 because that is the amount the fire district increased its 2013 budget over 2012 without a tax increase. So how large a surplus was there at the end of 2012 – was it in excess of 1 or 2 million dollars? We also know that the fire district budgeted $948,800 for firefighters. How was that paid out? Was it split $80,000 each for 12 firefighters? Thanks in advance for explaining.
John February 19, 2013 at 05:53 PM
@Cindy, thats ok from what I can gather if there is an reassessment of the houses due to market value declines, the township will just increase the tax base for the houses upwards so whats the sense of doing it in the first place....We still have flooding by the Shoppes, we still have speeders on the side streets and we still have a police department that has been cut....And like U say, U and barb have been going to the township meetings and all U get is a run a round, its fun right.....I guess they should have put in a Merry go Round with the race cars....have a good one
bull-ric February 19, 2013 at 07:10 PM
John, what are your thoughts on the schools? Should we build a new school? Will it cause taxes to go up? but what if our homes are overassessed? PLEASE tell us! We all want to know what you think. And DON"T have a nice day!
Cindy Pierson February 20, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Lighten up, bullric! Why do you have to be so mean and angry?
charlie mothershed March 14, 2013 at 02:51 AM
@ John, I do apologize for not responding to your comment. I certainly do hope your response was as kind as I took it and not sarcasm,it's tough to discern with texting there is no way to hear one's inflection for the statement.Now for the meat and potatoes ,I went back and did my due diligence on all of your past comments and it may be I owe you a sort of apology ( I apologize ) In my defense Cindy is a friend of mine and still being the Marine that harbours inside I do that. I try to do the right thing, I'd say 70% of the time it's good 30%not so .
charlie mothershed March 14, 2013 at 03:02 AM
It seems in my haste to apologize to Ric ,I ooops it. now let's make that 69% to the good and 31% to the bad. And Ric great word to use (largsse) thanks that will be my new word lol again sorry all......Pax & Amare.


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