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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for August 10 to August 17, 2012

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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events and community activities. I hope you will join us at these community events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. 

Cherry Hill joins county trash consortium to reduce future coststrash presser 8 17 12.jpg
On Wednesday, I joined Freeholder Jeff Nash and mayors from across Camden County to announce a joint effort that will save our towns a combined $1.3 million in trash disposal over the next three years. In February, the Camden County Division of Shared Services organized the cooperative effort, which leveraged the purchasing power of 35 government entities to help secure a significantly lower tonnage rate than would have been otherwise possible. In Cherry Hill, we expect to save $190,000 over a two-year period beginning Jan. 1. For more information on this effort, click here.

Local man to receive Congressional Gold Medal Monday at Town Hall
Cherry Hill resident Arthur Carmichael will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in a special ceremony Monday, for his role as one of the original Montford Point Marines, a trailblazing group of African-American Marine Corps recruits who trained in a segregated facility from 1942-49. The Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor and was awarded this year to the Montford Point Marines as a group. Many of the surviving members were honored in Washington in June; those who could not attend are now being honored individually in their hometowns. Please join us in honoring Mr. Carmichael for his courageous and inspirational service to our country, at 1 p.m. Monday in Room 208 here at Town Hall. 

Mosquito Commission working to control mosquito population
My office received several inquiries this week about mosquito spraying in our neighborhoods. The Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission was in several areas around the county this weekend spraying in an effort to control the mosquito population. At this time, the Township has not received notice of upcoming spraying dates; however, any additional dates that we become aware of will be posted online at www.CherryHill-NJ.com, and on the Township’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. The Mosquito Commission keeps an updated spray schedule and additional information on its website as well. Residents with concerns about mosquitoes or standing water that may breed mosquitoes can call the Commission directly at (856) 566-2945 or email skeeters@camdencounty.com.

County Health Department confirms rabid skunk found in Barclay
The Camden County Department of Health confirmed on Thursday that a skunk found in the Barclay Farm neighborhood on Aug. 8 has tested positive for rabies. It is important to note that there were no human exposures to the skunk, and a dog that came in contact with the animal was vaccinated and received veterinary treatment. More information and some helpful tips for pet owners can be found on the county’s website by clicking here.

Mayor’s Wellness Campaign supports Girls on the Run program
In September, the Katz Jewish Community Center will launch a new program aimed at helping to boost the confidence and self-image of young girls in our area. The program, called “Girls on the Run,” will focus on building confidence, friendship, life skills and an appreciation for health and wellness among girls ages 8 to 11. The program culminates in a 5K run in mid-November, but the lessons learned will surely last a lifetime. I am tremendously proud to partner with the JCC on this effort as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, and I encourage anyone with young daughters or other family members to find more information on the initiative by clicking here. Look for more information in the weekly briefing  and in other Township communications in the weeks to come.

Mayor's Wellness: Take the steps!
To get a cardiovascular workout and add strength to your leg muscles, take the stairs whenever possible. Stair climbing is an easy workout to incorporate into your life, because you can do it almost anywhere: at home, at work, in a local stadium, on bleachers, or on stair-climbing machines at the gym. Climbing two steps at a time helps build the quadriceps and the gluteus, while going down steps builds strength in the quadriceps and hamstrings. Stair climbing also improves heart health, burns extra calories, and relieves stress and tension, so skip the elevator whenever you can! To learn more more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign or take our pledge, click here.    

Energy Tip: Use the correct pot size to cut the cost of cooking
Did you know that using the right pot size on your stove burners can save about $36 annually for an electric range, and $18 for gas?  A 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner wastes more than 40 percent of the burner's heat. Additionally, covering pots and pans helps food cook more efficiently, and keeps the kitchen’s temperature down. If you have a gas range, keep your burners clean to ensure maximum efficiency. Blue flames mean good combustion; yellow flames mean service may be needed to ensure the gas is burning efficiently. For more energy tips or to sign the It's In Our Power Pledge to increase your energy efficiency, visit http://www.ourpowercherryhill.org/ or contact my office at (856) 488-7878.
   
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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events and community activities. I hope you will join us at these community events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Mayor, Council, community honor longtime Councilman John Amato
On Wednesday, we in Town Hall had the chance to pay tribute to Councilman N. John Amato, the longest-serving and eldest Council member in Cherry Hill history. John, who has been a council member for the last 29 years, turned 80 in July. As his birthday approached, we knew we had to do something special to acknowledge his lifetime of service to the community. The centerpiece of our tribute was the official dedication of our Council Chambers as the "N. John Amato Council Chambers."
We were joined for the celebration by members of John's family, including his wife, Marian, colleagues past and present, and many of his longtime friends. State Sen. Jim Beach and Freeholder Jeff Nash, a former Cherry Hill councilman himself, presented special proclamations, and former Mayor Susan Bass Levin sent a beautiful letter recounting the highlights of their longtime friendship. In all, it was a wonderful occasion and I was so happy to be a part of it. There are few people who've worked harder or longer to make Cherry Hill a wonderful place to live, and all of us who live in this community are lucky to have had him on our side for nearly three decades.

Road improvements continue in Cherry Hill
Residents should note that Pelham Road is scheduled for repaving beginning early next week, weather-permitting, as part of the 2011 Road Mainenance Program. The annual road maintenance schedule represents a more than $2 million investment in a critical piece of our municipal infrastructure. For questions about specific projects, please contact the Engineering Department at (856) 424-3203.

Barclay Farmstead nature trails in the news once again
Cherry Hill's trails are in the news once again. SJ Magazine spotlighted the interpretive nature trails at the Barclay Farmstead in a feature called "50 Things You Gotta Do When You're Over 50." Cherry Hill's extensive trails system is quickly becoming one of the best-known recreational outlets in South Jersey, and I'm happy to be able to tout them once again. To read SJ Magazine's full list, click here [http://www.sjmagazine.net/content/august_2012_/50_things.asp] .

Township honors local Volvo dealership, employees
On Thursday, I visited with the employes at Cherry Hill Volvo to celebrate their 50th year of service in Cherry Hill. This has been an incredible year for the local car dealership, as it received several regional and national awards, including being named one of Automotive News' Best Dealerships to Work For, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News' Top Workplace for 2012. For years, Cherry Hill Volvo has been a valuable partner to the Township, supporting a variety of programs and events, including a major sponsorship of Cherry Hill's youth basketball and softball programs.
I was joined for the event by Cherry Hill Volvo President Judith Krupnick and her employees and presented them with a special proclamation declaring Aug. 9 "Cherry Hill Volvo Day" in the Township. I would like to publicly thank Judith and her hardworking, friendly staff for their continued contributions to Cherry Hill, and wish them many more years of success.

Mall, Center for Family Services partner on back-to-school drive
Cherry Hill Mall and the Center for Family Services are partnering to collect back-to-school items for South Jersey children and teens in need through Operation Backpack. From now through Aug. 20, the mall will accept donations of new backpacks filled with school supplies for students ages 4-19, in an effort to give those students a chance to start the school year set for success. This year, organizers say they are especially in need of items for teenagers. Monetary donations and gift cards are also greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off in the mall's Guest Services Center in the Grand Court. To read more about the program from this week's Cherry Hill Sun, click here [http://sj.sunne.ws/2012/08/10/cherry-hill-mall-partners-for-back-to-school-program/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter] .

Mayor's Wellness: Tips to help kick the nicotine habit
Trying to quit smoking can be overwhelming. There are painful physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms that make kicking the habit so difficult. The unfortunate truth is that 90 percent of smokers who decide to quit ultimately fail. If you're trying to quit smoking, keep in mind that the benefits of not smoking far outweigh the struggles. Here are a few tips to help you become one of America's estimated 40 million ex-smokers:


Become informed;
Talk to your medical provider;
Make a plan;
Choose a designated quit day;
Join a smoking cessation program;
Make a list of reasons to quit;
Enlist support;
Stay positive;
Keep an open mind; and
Know your triggers.


To learn more more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign or take our pledge, click here. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607]


Energy Tip: Are you in hot water?
Inefficient hot water heaters can cost you a lot in wasted energy. Choosing an ENERGY STAR qualified, gas-condensing water heater instead of a standard model can save over $100 a year. That's more than $1,000 over the heater's expected lifetime. An even more exciting option is to choose solar hot water heating. A federal tax credit of up to 30 percent of the system cost is now available, up to a maximum of $2,000 for homeowners. Solar hot water systems typically last 25 to 30 years, and payback can be from two to eight years. Plus, rebates are available through the N.J. Office of Clean Energy for ENERGY STAR-qualified gas water heaters, solar water heaters and tankless water heaters. For more energy tips or to sign the It's In Our Power Pledge to increase your energy efficiency, visit http://www.ourpowercherryhill.org/ [http://www.ourpowercherryhill.org/] or contact my office at (856) 488-7878.

Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail?
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For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878, visit our municipal Web site at www.CherryHill-NJ.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@CherryHillTwp). If you know someone who would like to receive this weekly briefing, please refer them to the "notify me" section on our website.


Sincerely,

Chuck Cahn
Mayor


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