Thursday, May 9, 2013
Also, find out what the township would like to do with the pedestrian overpass at Riverton Road.
For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township committee meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover tidbits from the meeting: Township committee will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the municipal building.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cinnaminson Township Committee plans to vote on the contract at its Monday meeting.
Cinnaminson's municipal website is about to get a face-lift. Committee will vote Monday to award a contract to a local company to perform a redesign of the township website, according to administrator Frank Locantore. He said the company would make a presentation at Monday's committee meeting, providing some examples of what the refurbished website would look like. Locantore said his primary goals with the redesign are to improve the appearance and ease of use, ensure the information on the site is up-to-date, and to make the site more interactive for residents. The township's timing couldn't be better. A recent study by Monmouth University into the effectiveness of municipal websites ranked Cinnaminson near the very bottom, coming in at…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Also, township committee provides a progress report on Memorial Park improvements and addresses parking concerns at Cinnaminson Harbor.
For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township committee meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover news and notes from the meeting: Township committee will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Mayor's Conference Room at the municipal building. Want more Cinnaminson news? Sign up for our daily news digest and breaking news alerts and "like" us on Facebook to stay current on all the latest news.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Democrat Matthew Paterno, 25, says he's looking forward to election season as he vies for Cinnaminson Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick's open seat.
Modern-day politics might seem rife with divisiveness, but township committee candidate Matthew Paterno says the keyword of his campaign is unity. Democrat Paterno will vie for Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick’s open seat this fall, while Fitzpatrick will seek a third term on committee. At just 25 years old, this is Paterno’s first bid for public office. He does, however, have a fairly extensive political background, including involvement in various campaigns—for example, Burlington City Mayor Jim Fazzone’s 2011 campaign—and is active in student government at Rutgers Camden, where he is currently attending. Paterno—who is interning at Merrill Lynch and hopes to continue a career there after he graduates this year—was elected to the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick will seek a third term, and will have to fend off a challenge from Democratic candidate Matthew Paterno to keep her seat.
Township Committeewoman Kathy Fitzpatrick will seek a third term on committee, defending her seat against a challenge from Democrat Matthew Paterno. Fitzpatrick, who served as mayor for part of her second term (only the fourth female mayor in township history), filed a petition with the township clerk to once again run for committee. The deadline for candidates was this past Monday. She said her goals for a third term are fairly simple—and really no different from her goals during her entire tenure. "Now, really my goal is to just serve the residents," she said. "I can be a conduit to help people who may not have somewhere to turn." Fitzpatrick follows in the footsteps of her father, who served on Maple Shade Township Council for 16 years…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Township administrator Frank Locantore says he's trying to get information out to residents who have sustained flood damage in recent years.
UPDATE: A link to flood relief information has been added to the township website. On the homepage, click on "Residential Flood Relief Information" and follow the links for information on Cost of Compliance Coverage and the Blue Acres program. __________________ Township administrator Frank Locantore says he's doing what he can to help residents affected by serious flooding by pointing them toward state and federal relief programs. Locantore advised township committee earlier this week that Cinnaminson's flood hazard areas ordinance—which you can view here—is in compliance with state guidelines. However, Locantore explained that he has continued to investigate programs that could help township residents whose properties have been damaged …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Find out what you missed at this week's township committee meeting, including what to expect at the summer concert series at Wood Park.
It wasn't all Route 130 economic development news at this week's township committee meeting. There were a few other interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover tidbits: The township committee will hold a work session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Mayor's Conference Room at the municipal building. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 18.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
What does the township have in store for the Azalea Farms property? Who's going to be in charge of community and economic development? Find out here (or come to the meeting).
Economic development looks to dominate the discussion when township committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the municipal building. Here’s a quick preview of what’s on the agenda: Azalea Farms — The committee will discuss the acquisition of the long-vacant property that sits along Route 130 between Highland Avenue and Riverton Road (near Friendly’s, across from Cinnamon Sticks Learning Center), for the purpose of potential future development. Mayor Ben Young said the township isn’t buying the property yet, but the ordinance the committee plans to pass Monday will set in motion a due diligence period during which the township can figure out whether it wants the property and, if so, what it could be used for. Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Two township residents are still wondering where the water is coming from.
Residents once again went to the township committee meeting Monday night to speak further about flooding issues in their neighborhoods. Although some key questions were answered, many still remain unclear. Barbara Rivera, of Adams Street, has put more money into her home than she cares to think about. For the past year, she and her husband Dave have been trying to recoup some of their money. She’s hoping all it took was Monday night to steer her in the right direction. “I want the $30,000,” she said. The $30,000 she is referring to is through her flood insurance policy’s Increased Cost of Compliance. Her home sustained damages that totaled more than 50 percent of its value during several floods over the years. But since her home is so …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The advisory committee meets once a month to discuss park and recreation initiatives.
Field usage is a top priority for the parks and recreation department this year as the group reforms under the direction of Committeeman Don Brauckmann. And Brauckmann, the director of parks and recreation, said that is a “massive undertaking.” “We really want to think of a coordinated approach for field usage,” Brauckmann said “It’s costs a lot of money to light our fields.” With that in mind, Brauckmann and the parks and recreation members have invited all Cinnaminson sports commissioners to their February meeting to “put our heads together and think how can we do this.” Brauckmann said he hopes the group can come up with a master schedule to maximize field usage at Wood and Memorial parks. “Hopefully we can come up with ideas,” he …