Cinnaminson and Moorestown each OKed an agreement Monday that allows Moorestown to use Cinnaminson’s courtroom—which might just be the first of a number of shared services between the neighboring municipalities.
Township committee approved a one-year agreement to allow Moorestown to use its courtroom four times a month. Moorestown will pay Cinnaminson $20,000 for the privilege, which is comparable to Moorestown's previous agreement with Maple Shade.
Moorestown had been using Maple Shade’s courtroom the past several years, but Moorestown Mayor Stacey Jordan said the township's daytime court dates were causing some parking headaches for Maple Shade residents and employees.
Moorestown township manager Scott Carew said Moorestown has been having discussions with Cinnaminson recently about the possibility of sharing more services, besides the courtroom.“We’re next-door neighbors, so we’re exploring any and all options for us to be more efficient,” he said, adding that Cinnaminson and Moorestown presently do not share any services.
He declined to elaborate on which specific services are on the table.
Mayor Ben Young did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Tuesday.