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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. 
CH Fire

Fire District Budget Election takes place on Saturday, February 17.

Township News

Fire District Budget Election takes place on Saturday, February 17

The annual Fire District Budget Election will take place on Saturday, February 17. There are two polling locations for this election - the Township Community Center at 820 Mercer Street and the Fire Department's Central Command at 1100 Marlkress Road. Polls will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cherry Hill is fortunate to be served by two of the best public-safety agencies in the state in our Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, and I encourage all registered voters in our Township to make their voices heard on February 17.

To view the CHFD Budget Mailer, which includes details on the budget, voting locations, and times click here.

Super Sunday
Councilman Bauerle, Councilwoman Jacobs, Councilwoman Doshi, Council President Fleisher, and Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash attend Super Sunday.

Council Members Attend Super Sunday
Phone-a-thon

Council members joined the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey at this year’s Super Sunday Phone-a-thon, to help raise money for the South Jersey community and communities in need in Israel and around the world. 

Super Sunday is an annual event where our community comes together to make phone calls and volunteer their time to raise money for a variety of great causes that serve our community and beyond. 

Congratulations to members of the Jewish Federation on another successful Super Sunday event! 

Cherry Hill Township Master Plan
Mark your calendars to attend the meetings about the next steps in our Master Plan. 

Next Step in Township's Master Plan

The Township’s Master Plan is a key strategy document that guides land use laws and policies in Cherry Hill for the next 10 years. It establishes goals and policies for future development, while setting forth recommendations to guide planning decisions that will achieve a desired relationship among future land uses and maintain the high quality of life within the Township.
 
Two public meetings will be held at the end of February to provide our residents, businesses, civic groups, and other stakeholders, with information about what’s happening in the Township now and to solicit their input to help guide us into the future. The meetings will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the 
Camden County College Rohrer Center and on Wednesday, February 28 at the Cherry Hill Fire Department Command Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Please stay tuned to the Mayor’s Message, our Facebook page, and local news sources for additional information regarding attendance at these meetings.
 
Visit also our Plan 
Cherry Hill page to find more information about the Master Plan process and take the online survey.

Bowling with Blue
Council members joined Cherry Hill Police Officers at the Bowling with the Blue event. 

Council Members Bowl with the Blue 

On Sunday, Council President Fleisher, Councilwoman Jacobs, Councilman Bauerle, and Councilwoman Doshi joined the Cherry Hill Police Department at the Township’s Bowling with the Blue event.

Sunday’s event brought together Cherry Hill police officers, Township Council members, and 60 Cherry Hill students for an afternoon of bowling and fun. Thanks to the event sponsor, The Big Event Entertainment Experience, for hosting this wonderful event! 
Sustainable CH Earth Fest
Mark your calendars for the Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival set for April 28. 

Save the Date: Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival set for April 28

Join Township leaders, Cherry Hill Schools and the non-profit Sustainable Cherry Hill for the 9th Annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival on Saturday, April 28. The largest eco-event in South Jersey takes place at the historic Croft Farm in Cherry Hill. 

Get a healthy start to the all-weather event and join the Family Fun Bike Ride with registration coming soon. Healthy food for purchase, two stages of entertainment, earth-friendly family fun and much more. The festival will engage visitors to offer ways to help counter climate change through our theme: “
Reduce Plastic – Fantastic!”

Interested in sponsoring the event? 
Email Festival Producer, Brenda Jorett. Visit their website for more information on vendor, non-profit group, food vendor, and volunteer registration.

Eagles
Camden County Holds Eagles Celebration

Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Eagles Day at WinterFest

Join Camden County as we celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles going to the big game with a celebration on Saturday, February 3 at WinterFest on Cooper River

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear Eagles green to win great Eagles gear and prizes. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet former Eagles player, Hollis Thomas.


For more information on this event, visit Camden County's website
Open Space Clean Up Day
Help keep Cherry Hill clean by registering for Open Space Cleanup Day.

Cherry Hill Open Space Cleanup Day 

Help Cherry Hill remain a clean community by cleaning up select Cherry Hill open space lands on Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for Open Space Cleanup Day. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their families, friends, clubs, and organizations to help clean up our community. Cleanup locations will be announced at the Kay Evans House at Croft Farm where work gloves, trash pick-up devices, and plastic bags will also be distributed the day of the event. This event is free, but registration is recommended.

For the most up-to-date information join the 
Facebook event page. If you have any questions, please contact Earle Seneres at (856) 424-3203 or email

Pie Bake-Off
Register for the Pie Bake-Off Competition by February 9! 

Pie Bake-Off Competition & Tasting 

Do you have what it takes to out-bake local competition in a pie bake-off? Come and showcase your best pie at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Saturday February 24 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The competition is open to kids and adults with Visa gift card prizes! Competition Entry Fee is $10. Limit of one entry per person. Pies will be judged by a panel of professional bakers and the public at this exciting fundraiser event. Deadline to register is February 9. Spots are filling up, so register now by contacting Meredith Meyer at (856) 903-1234 or by email

Garden State Film Festival
The best of the Garden State Film Festival returns to Cherry Hill. 

The Best of the Fest Returns

I am proud to once again present an evening of The Best of the Garden State Film Festival this March at the Croft Farm Arts Center. The "Best of the Fest" has been a popular event for the last three years, giving attendees an intimate viewing of independent short films previously shown at the Garden State Film Festival. 

Light refreshments will be served. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. It's never too early to secure your seat to this event! Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets today. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, e-mail Arts@CHTownship.com, or join the Facebook event to receive updates.
Ensemble Series
Cherry Hill Ensemble Series continues with Boheme Opera this March.

Ensemble Concert: Boheme Opera

The Cherry Hill Ensemble Concert series continues on Sunday, March 4 with Boheme Opera. Boheme Opera Company will perform “The World’s Great Arias” featuring arias and duets from the classic Italian and French opera repertoire. Among the composers featured will be Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti to name a few.

The event will take place at Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Bortons Mill Road), doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors with gold card; $5 for students). To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, please call 856-488-7868 or email Arts@CHTownship.com
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AARP
Cherry Hill Township offer free tax help for residents 55 and older.

Senior Citizens

Free Tax-Prep Help for Senior Residents

Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance. Now through April 17, AARP will be available every Tuesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the N. John Amato Council Chambers at Town Hall. 

Tax-Aide volunteers will help residents over 55 prepare their 2017 state and federal tax returns, as well as Homestead Benefit Credit and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. No appointments are necessary. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Senior residents are asked to bring a copy of their 2016 returns, all relevant tax statements, receipts and forms, Social Security card or SSA-1099, Photo ID, and PTR Form (if one was mailed to you). 

For more information, (888) AARP-NOW or visit www.AARP.org/taxaide.
Stay in Touch

Stay in Touch

There are many ways to find the latest information about what's going on in Cherry Hill. 

For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878 or visit our municipal website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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