Monday, March 25, 2013
A high school senior, an EMT and a teacher are among the women who will be honored Thursday, at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson, for their service to the community.
Six women, ranging from a high school senior to a fire and rescue squad worker, have been chosen for the Outstanding Women of Burlington County Award. The winners are chosen from several areas of exceptional service by the Burlington County Advisory Council on Women. All of the winners will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, March 28, at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson. The banquet provides a forum to explore and learn more about the often-unpublicized activities of the award winners. Tickets are $50 and may be obtained by contacting Kim Mattson at email@example.com or by calling 609-265-5529. Read up on all the winners in the gallery above. Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
After struggling financially, the Underground Railroad Educational Center may find a new home with Burlington County College.
Burlington County College, in partnership with the county, has stepped in to give the Underground Railroad Educational Center a new home. The Underground Railroad Educational Center, formerly housed on Union Street in Burlington City, has recently fallen on hard times, which has resulted in the center losing its lease in Burlington City. Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly asked the college to assist the center in finding a new space, and it responded by suggesting its new Willingboro Town Center location, which is ideally located along the Route 130 corridor. “This is a significant piece of Burlington County and, quite frankly, national history that needs to be safeguarded for future generations to explore and learn,” said Donnelly. “When I …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Stop by the Burlington County recycling center in Westampton this weekend. Just make sure you have ID.
Burlington County residents, this weekend’s your chance to get rid of a bunch of junk around the house without having to leave your car. The county will hold a recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center, 130 Hancock Lane, in Westampton. County residents will have the opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs. Nearly 5,000 residents participated in recycling events last year, bringing in more than 123,000 pounds of documents and disposing of 170,000 pounds of “e-waste.” “This event is ideal for residents because they do not have to leave their cars,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “People can pull up and our volunteers are on hand to unload the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
In an effort to make government officials more accessible, the county has added a new comment feature to its website.
Have something to say to Burlington County officials? Now there’s an easy way to do it. The county website now has a new electronic comment form, located in the website footer at the bottom of each page of the county website (in the lower lefthand corner look for “Comments Form”). The new form will allow residents to more easily provide comments and feedback to the county government. “This effort to communicate with our residents in a more direct and effective manner is another component to our transparency plan,” said Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly. “The new comment form will make our county government more accessible and make it easier for residents to learn more about the many programs and services we offer.” Donnelly added that the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Freeholder director asks bridge commission to weigh potential energy savings for residents and businesses.
Burlington County Freeholder Director Joe Donnelly this week announced he has called upon the Burlington County Bridge Commission to provide technical assistance to municipalities that are considering community-wide energy aggregate contracts to procure utility bill savings for their residents and businesses. Donnelly also reached out to Commission Chairman John B. Comegno II and asked that the commission evaluate the merits for a countywide or multi-town energy aggregate program, to determine if such an arrangement, if found to be feasible, could generate even greater savings to homeowners. “State deregulation has opened the door for aggregate energy contracts, and recent media reports suggest that we could be looking at significant …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Two new freeholders were installed also at the New Year's Day ceremony.
Delivering a “State of the County” address that underscored a continuing commitment to lower taxes and that officially unveiled three new initiatives, including the creation of a new Department of Cultural Affairs, Joe Donnelly, a Cinnaminson resident, was sworn as director of the Burlington Board of Chosen Freeholders for the second time in his five-year tenure. Pledging to make “county government a stronger player in the economic and social well-being of our constituents,” Donnelly made cultural diversity a theme of his message. He said that the new department would ensure that county government recognized and fostered “a culturally rich, inclusive and inviting climate, whether the issue be education, the arts, or human needs.” The …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The program is set to highlight strategies for 2013.
Burlington County freeholders will host an economic development summit Monday, Oct. 22, to highlight strategies for 2013, and to provide stakeholders with an overview of economic tools that are available to them. Some 100 invited business leaders, legislators, local officials, and other key players, are slated to attend the summit, which will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. at the Roebling Firehouse and Community Center at 69 Main Street in Florence. “This summit is not about where we are, but where we are going, and what we need to do to ensure that we are building a strong economic environment in Burlington County,” said Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio. Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3) will also provide an overview of the economic impact that the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Freeholders presented the Olympic champion with an achievement award.
Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio presented an “Extraordinary Achievement Award” to Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd at the recent State of the County Dinner in Cinnaminson. The plaque honors Lloyd, a Delran native, for “bringing great pride to all the citizens of Burlington County” in leading the U.S. women’s soccer team to its third straight Olympic gold medal. Lloyd was part of the team that beat Japan in what turned out to be a rematch of 2011 World Cup final. This time, the US came out on top.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Burlington County Freeholders will award the winners at their regular meeting on Wednesday.
Burlington County Freeholders will officially recognize the winners of the annual Environmental Health Photo Contest at Wednesday’s freeholder meeting. More than 70 entries were received, out of which seven winners were chosen, primarily in age categories. All the photos were displayed and judged by the public at the Earth Fair on June 24. “We congratulate the winners and all the residents who submitted entries in the contest designed to raise awareness of everyone’s impact on the environment,” said Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. “You can’t help but be impressed by the variety of images, not to mention the large number of entries from young people.” The winners will be presented certificates at the freeholder meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The county's public budget hearing will be held in August.
Freeholders here introduced a budget that calls for more than $6 million in cuts and would reduced the tax levy on residents for the fifth year in a row. The $199.8 million budget also calls for a $17.1 million cut in spending, while reducing the tax rate from 30.96¢ per $100 of equalized valuation to 30.91¢. This marks the 22nd year in a row that the rate has been cut. Since 2007, taxes have been cut a total $14.7 million. Spending is being reduced a total $26.8 million for the same period. “We continue to identify both tax and spending savings in multi-million dollar amounts which, in this fiscal environment, is a significant but necessary budgeting accomplishment, and one that keeps our pledge to Burlington County residents,” said …