Cherry Hill Municipal Building
Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of Township news, special events and community activities. I hope you'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. NOTE: We are re-publishing this week's e-mail update as a courtesy to users who may not have received it on Friday, Nov. 18. Look for the next Mayor's Briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 23. 

Township News

Thanksgiving hours, trash-collection schedule 

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will be closed until Monday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Trash and recycling will be not on Thanksgiving Day; both Thursday and Friday's routes will be collected Friday. 

CHPD body cameras
An officer displays the CHPD's new Taser Axon 2 body-worn cameras.

Cherry Hill Police deploy body-worn cameras across the department

This week, the Cherry Hill Police Department officially launched its body-worn camera program -- deploying cameras which will be worn by all sworn officers within the department. The program, funded largely by state and federal grant money, has been in development for the last two years, and followed extensive field testing and evaluation and public input. Chief Monaghan and the CHPD are committed to providing the best possible service and protection to our community, and I share in their belief that these cameras are a natural step forward in the evolution of the department. They will provide important protections for both our officers and the public, and will improve public safety by enhancing transparency and accountability. Click here to visit the Department's Facebook page - where you'll find a full announcement about the program, as well as links to news coverage. And I'd like to extend a special "thank you" to Cherry Hill West's broadcasting students, who worked closely with the Chief and his staff to put together an informational video about the program; click here to view the video. 

Woodcrest EDCC visit
Mayor Cahn meets with children in Woodcrest School's EDCC program on Nov. 14.

Mayor Cahn, CHPD welcome students to tour of Town Hall

Mayor Cahn and the Cherry Hill Police Department welcomed more than 50 Kindergarteners from Woodcrest School's EDCC program to a special tour of Town Hall and the Police Department on Monday, Nov. 14. Mayor Cahn welcomed the children to his office for a lengthy and entertaining Q&A session; then Community Relations Officer Renee Houlihan had the pleasure of leading the kids on a tour of the police station. They had a chance to visit our police headquarters, sit in a police car and learn about our 9-1-1 dispatch center. Thank you to Woodcrest School and the students for taking time out of their day to visit us, and to learn more about what it takes to make Cherry Hill such a wonderful town! Click here for photos of their visit to Police Headquarters.

Nightly lane closures planned for Route 70 repairs

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has scheduled overnight lane closures on Route 70, from milemarker 2.55 to 5.33 in the Township. Temporary closures will be in place from 9 p.m. 6 a.m. Monday through Friday for several weeks, to allow for concrete slab removal, electrical work, milling, paving and striping on the roadway. Anyone traveling on the road should use caution. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

Leaf collection
Leaf collection begins Monday in several Township neighborhoods.

Fall leaf collection continues; free yard-waste bags are now available

Curbside leaf collection will continue next week neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, and will run through mid-December. Click here for guidelines and scheduled collection dates. Dates will be posted in your neighborhood approximately a week ahead of your scheduled collection. New for this year: In an effort to make information accessible in different formats for our residents, we have added leaf collection routes to our online maps, available through the Cherry Hill Information Portal (CHIP). Click here to go directly to the interactive map, or visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com/chip and select "GIS Mapping," then "Public Information Maps," and select the "Leaf Collection - Round 1" layer from the list on the right-hand side of the page. 
To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township is once again offering free 30-gallon leaf bags to all our residents. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving you more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

PSEG

PSEG to continue overnight gas line replacement work on Brace Road

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is replacing gas lines in the intersection of Brace Road and Kresson Road in Cherry Hill for the next several weeks. The work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., in order to minimize traffic disruption. The project, which includes final restoration and paving of Brace Road, is expected to take four to six weeks. Although the roads will remain open, there will be detours. Cherry Hill police will be onsite to direct traffic.

No Shave November
Members of the CHPD are taking part in 'No-Shave November' for cancer awareness.

Cherry Hill Police Officers take part
in No-Shave November fundraiser

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department, in conjunction with Cherry Hill PBA 176, are participating in "No-Shave November," a national campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer. During the month of November, participants forgo shaving to start conversation about cancer and raise money for cancer research, education and prevention. The money goes to various organizations including, but not limited to, the American Cancer Society , St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. We have more than 60 officers participating in this great campaign, and the Department has been posting photos of their progress throughout the month. To support the officers participating in No-Shave November, click here. Stay up-to-date on their progress by clicking here.

Holiday lighting
Kick off the holiday season with Mayor Cahn and Council on Dec. 6.

Upcoming Events

Join Mayor Cahn, Council for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 6 

Cherry Hill Township will welcome the holiday season as a community at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Council and I will be joined by area youth choirs as we light the Township’s official Hanukkah Menorah and Christmas tree. This free event is open to all residents, and includes light refreshments. For details, click here, or contact the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868 or events@chtownship.com.   

Rabies clinic

New date: Annual rabies vaccine clinic to be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 

Cherry Hill Township will host its annual rabies vaccine clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Please note: This clinic has been held in January in previous years and is being moved to December to allow residents to apply for a new license and receive their vaccination before the end of the year. This free clinic is open to all cats and dogs over three months of age. All pets must be licensed to receive the vaccine; you may apply on site for a new license with a check or money order made payable to Cherry Hill Township - or download a pet license application at www.CherryHill-NJ.com. New Jersey requires all dogs to be licensed and inoculated against rabies. Dog license fees are $25.20 for non-neutered and $22.20 for neutered dogs. A $25 late fee will be assessed for licenses paid after January 30, 2017. For more information, please call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at (856) 488-7892.

CHPL logo

Library News and Events

Free, family-friendly fun at the Library

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings HwyREMINDER: CHPL will be closing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Closed on Thanksgiving Day. 

  • Turkey Tales
    7-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21

    Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with these turkey stories followed by a craft. Best for ages 2-6. Click here to register.
  • Call for Crafters!
    Do you knit or crochet? Do you know someone who does? CHPL is looking for knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other yarn craft artists to yarn bomb select spots at the Cherry Hill Public Library for a community art project. Yarn Bombing (or graffiti knitting) is a type of public art that creates colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber. CHPL has identified several locations inside and outside the library to be covered in yarn. Individuals and groups can sign-up and choose which items and areas they would like to "bomb." For more information about this art project and how to get involved, email kredmond@chplnj.org or call (856) 903-1207.

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts hundreds of events and activities all year long. Visit www.chplnj.org for the full calendar of events, and to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Follow the Library on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest events, news and happenings! Join the conversation with #chplnj. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org.

Senior Living

Township offers many ways to receive valuable information

There is so much happening in Cherry Hill Township.  You can get current information in several ways.

  • The Township's online calendar provides information on programs, meetings and other activities; you'll find it on the Township's home page, or by clicking here. You can subscribe for calendar updates to receive alerts when new items are added to the calendar.
  • Both the Township and the Department of Recreation have Facebook pages with current activities and other important information. You do not need a Facebook account to view these public pages. If you are new to Facebook or don’t quite know how to use it, the Cherry Hill Library will offer a FREE Facebook for Beginners class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov, 29. To pre-register, call (856) 903-1246. 
  • You can sign up for e-mail alerts, meeting dates, and tax due-date reminders, as well, by clicking here
If you have any questions about the Senior Services offered by Cherry Hill Township or the programs mentioned above, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator at gpino@chtownship.com or (856) 661-4800.  

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878, visit our municipal website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. If you know someone who would like to receive our e-mail updates, please refer them to the "Notify Me" section of our website.

Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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