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. 
Jacobs takes oath
Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs is sworn in on Monday, Nov. 28.

Township News

Carolyn Jacobs sworn in as new
member of Township Council

Congratulations to Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs, who was officially sworn in to finish the final year of her term at our Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. She took the oath of office alongside her friend and former Township Mayor/Councilman Art Simons. A 43-year resident of the Township’s Point of Woods neighborhood, Jacobs previously served as a member of the Township's Planning Board, and currently serves as the Board's Council liaison. She first took office in January, when she was appointed to fill a vacated seat. Her term expires in December 2017. Please join me and the rest of Township Council in officially welcoming Councilwoman Jacobs to her position; I know she is eager for the coming year, and that she shares our commitment to working every day to make Cherry Hill a better place to live, work and play. 

West commendation
Broadcasting students from Cherry Hill West receive a special commendation from the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Cherry Hill Police, Mayor and Council commend West broadcasting students

On Monday night, Cherry Hill Police Department Chief Bud Monaghan honored several Cherry Hill West media broadcast students who helped to create an informational video about the department's new body-worn camera program. Each student received a letter of commendation from the department in recognition of their efforts during Monday night's Township Council meeting, and Chief Monaghan played the students' video for Mayor Cahn, members of Council, and members of the public in attendance. The CHPD looks forward to continuing its partnership with West's broadcast students, and developing additional videos to share with the public and our community partners. To learn more about the program, click here; to watch the full video, click here

cherry hill logo

Registration now open for winter Recreation programs and classes 

Registration is now open for all programs and classes offered by the Township Recreation Department this winter. Whether you're a parent looking for activities for your children, a young adult looking to pick up a new hobby or skill, or a recent retiree looking to socialize and stay active, there's a program or class for you! Classes are listed in the Fall 2016 Community Magazine, which will be arriving in homes in early December; or you can browse classes now through Community Pass, the Township's new online registration tool where you can create an account for you and your family, register for classes, and purchase tickets for upcoming events. Visit https://register.capturepoint.com/CherryHill to browse upcoming programs. Be sure to follow Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook for event details and highlights. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com.

East West Game
Mayor Cahn and members of Council, before last Wednesday's East-West football game.

Mayor, Council kick off annual
Thanksgiving Eve East-West game

Township Council members Dave Fleisher, Sara Lipsett, Jim Bannar, Brian Bauerle, Carole Roskoph and I joined officials from Cherry Hill East and West, and School District Administrators for very special pregame festivities, prior to the annual East/West Thanksgiving Game last Wednesday at Cherry Hill West. This year's celebration included the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the school's Jonas C. Morris Stadium, and special honors for members of teams that have celebrated undefeated seasons from both schools. It was a cold but exciting night for high school football in Cherry Hill, and we were proud to be a part of the ceremony. Cherry Hill West ultimately won the game, finishing the year with an 8-2 record, but I want to commend both teams on tremendous seasons, and on another great year of East/West football! Click here for photos from the evening. 

Leaf Collection

Second-round leaf pickup begins Monday; yard-waste bags available

Curbside leaf collection will continue next week neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, with the Department of Public Works set to begin its second round of collections. 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 2" 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.

CH West tennis courts
Lights will remain on at the Cherry Hill West tennis courts throughout the winter months.

Tennis court lights now off for winter; play still available on CH West courts 

On December 1, the Recreation Department turned off the lights at most of our municipal tennis courts for the winter months. They will remain off until April 1. This year, however, we are fortunate to have motion-sensor LED lights at the courts at Cherry Hill West, which will remain on throughout the winter. To report problems with lights, residents should email the Cherry Hill Recreation Department at Recreation@chtownship.com, or call (856) 488-7868. Please be sure to leave your return contact information. Thank you to our local tennis players for their usage of these wonderful facilities! 

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 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.

PSE&G continues overnight gas line 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.

Msgr. Mannion
Chief Monaghan embraces longtime CHPD chaplain Msgr. Michael Mannion.

Chief Monaghan, CHPD honor longtime Chaplain Msgr. Mannion

Chief Monaghan and members of the Cherry Hill Police Department attended a celebration this week honoring Monsignor Michael T. Mannion for his 45 years in the Priesthood. Monsignor Mannion is the Chaplain for the Cherry Hill Police Department, as well as for 14 other law enforcement agencies and fire departments. I join Chief Monaghan and the rest of the department in thanking Monsignor Mannion for his many years of dedicated service in the Priesthood, as well as for his continued guidance, support and friendship as our Chaplain. Click here to view photos of his anniversary celebration.

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

Upcoming Events

Join Mayor Cahn, Council this Tuesday for our annual Holiday Lighting event 

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. next 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.

Barclay200

Barclay 200 celebration winds down; commemorative ornaments available

The Barclay Farmstead Museum is now closed for the winter months, capping a wonderful 200th anniversary season at one of our town's greatest hidden gems and historic treasures. With that said, there are still a few ways you can help to celebrate the Farmstead's bicentennial year. 

  • Purchase a commemorative ornament designed and created by a local glass artist specially for the Barclay 200 celebration. Ornaments are $15, or 2 for $25; proceeds benefit the Friends of Barclay Farmstead. Ornaments will be available for sale at our tree lighting  ceremony Tuesday, and and again at the final Barclay 200 event on Dec. 13 (see below).
  • To celebrate the final days of 2016, the Township will host a special Barclay-themed art exhibit from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Artwork will be available for sale at the artist's discretion. Enjoy light refreshments, purchase an ornament or other Museum Shop items, and pick up free commemorative post cards.
Thank you to all who have come out in support of our Barclay 200 events throughout 2016! For more information on any of the items noted above, contact Sandra Ragonese at (856) 488-7886, or email sragonese@chtownship.com. 

Senior Living

Create a CommunityPass profile for event, program registration

The Winter Community Magazine will be sent to Cherry Hill homes in early December, but registration is open now for programs and events scheduled through the winter of 2016.
This year, Township residents can register for programs online quickly and easily from the comfort of your own home, or even the computers at the Cherry Hill Library, through CommunityPass, the Township's new online registration tool. The first step in this process is to create a profile at https://register.capturepoint.com/cherryhill.
All information included in your profile is kept confidential. If you need assistance creating your profile, call (856) 488-7868, or stop by the Department of Recreation Office, Room 102 of the Municipal Building, during normal business hours.
If you have questions about CapturePoint or any other Township program or service for seniors, 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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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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