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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for September 7 to September 14, 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. 

Council adopts FY2013 budget; no municipal tax increase
Municipal taxes will not increase for the residents of Cherry Hill, under the budget adopted by Council this past Monday night. The $65 million budget incorporates savings on trash, recycling, utilities, medical insurance, debt-service payments and police overtime, as well as increased revenue from construction permits. It also includes an increased investment in infrastructure, such as roads and recreational facilities. More information is available by clicking here

Free leaf bags now available at Town Hall, DPW
Leaf bags are now available in the Mayor’s Office at 820 Mercer St., or the Department of Public Works on Perina Boulevard. The bags are provided as a courtesy to residents for free, thanks to a partnership with Subaru of America. The 30-gallon, biodegradable bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are ideal for use during the upcoming leaf-collection season, which starts Oct. 22. For more information, please call my office at (856) 488-7878, or DPW AT (856) 424-4422. 

Sign up today for our Mayor’s Wellness events!mwclogo2.jpg
Looking for ways to make your lifestyle more fit and healthy? Check out our Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Next week, there’s a full slate of events scheduled, including: 

    -- Join us at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) for our inaugural “Walk with the Mayor.” We’ll meet in the Grand Court and start our day off with a nearly 2-mile walk around the inside of the Mall.  While you’re there, meet the members of my staff, enjoy healthy refreshments, and take our Mayor’s Wellness pledge! For more information, click here: 
    -- On Thursday (Sept. 20), ShopRite will host the first of many healthy-cooking classes, at 6:30 p.m. at its store on Route 70 in Marlton. This week’s topic is “Gluten-free cooking.” Our healthy-cooking workshops are a partnership with both ShopRite and Wegmans, which hosted a well-attended “Healthy Lunches” class at Croft Farm. For upcoming dates and more information, call (856) 488-7868 or email MWC@CHTownship.com
    --Next Wednesday is also the deadline to register for “Girls on the Run” through the Katz JCC. For more information on these three events, click here.

For more on our Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, including wellness tips and a complete calendar of events, visit us at www.CherryHill-NJ.com.

Camden County to host special household waste collection event
Camden County will hold a special collection event tomorrow for hazardous household waste items – things like antifreeze, latex paint, and certain household cleaners – that are prohibited from being disposed of through regular trash collection. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill, 9600 River Road, Pennsauken. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items and more information can be found by clicking here.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites, potential illness
Mosquito control and West Nile Virus have inundated the news in recent weeks, and in fact, last week, the Camden County Health Department confirmed its first case, in Voorhees. With that in mind, I wanted to share resources available through both the Camden County and the New Jersey Departments of Health. There are several steps you can take to safeguard yourselves and your families, including eliminating standing water from your property, using mosquito repellent, limiting your outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk, and using screens in your doors and windows. More information is available through Camden County by clicking here, and through the State of New Jersey by clicking here

Register today for National Public Lands DayNPLD for briefing.jpg
Residents are invited to take part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, on the grounds at Croft Farm. This year, volunteers are invited to help the Cherry Hill Environmental Board enhance and further develop the trails and related signposts surrounding the historic property. Of course, interested community members are also welcome and encouraged to organize clean-up events in their own neighborhoods that day, as well. The Cherry Hill Sun highlighted NPLD in an article in this week’s edition; click here to read it. For more information, contact Earle Seneres at (856) 424-3203 or ESeneres@CHtownship.com.

Kicking off the 2012 Business Expo at the Crowne Plaza
On Thursday, I helped kick off the 2012 Business Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70. The event, held each year in Cherry Hill, is the region’s largest business-to-business trade show, and is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. It was a pleasure to meet so many area business owners at one single event, and I encourage you to check out photos on our Facebook page early next week!

'Turn the Town Teal' for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Monthovarian-cancer.jpg
On Friday, I joined elected officials from around South Jersey, as well as doctors and staff from Cooper University Hospital and the Cooper Cancer Institute, for their “Turn the Town Teal” event, a celebration to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the event, I presented a special proclamation citing the importance of raising awareness about the disease. Nationally, ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in women. An estimated 15,500 women will die from the disease this year, and an estimated 22,280 new cases will be diagnosed. Unfortunately, awareness of the disease and its symptoms is sorely lacking, and I was proud to be able to help spread the word about this important cause. Thank you to Cooper University Hospital, CEO John Sheridan, former Mayor Susan Bass Levin and the Cooper Foundation, and the entire team of doctors, nurses and staff who work every day to combat Ovarian and other forms of cancer in men and women. We’re lucky in this region to have first-class care available through Cooper.

Mayor's Wellness: Emotional health is important, too

Wellness incorporates emotional health. Develop realistic goals and set out to achieve them, one day at a time. Good self-esteem doesn't just come from others, it comes from trusting yourself and your ability to accomplish what you set out to do. It comes from doing the next right thing that will lead you to where you want to be. Feeling good about yourself requires action on your part. For event information, to learn more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, or to take our pledge, click here.       

It’s in Our Power: Recycle your old refrigerator or freezer todayfridge contest for briefing.jpg
Is your refrigerator an energy guzzler from decades ago? If so, you could win a $1,000 gift card from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. To participate in the contest, homeowners simply need to sign up by Sept. 30 to have their fridge or freezer recycled through the program, which provides free pick-up and recycling of working refrigerators and freezers, plus a $50 incentive in return. The oldest recycled appliance will win the title of “New Jersey’s Oldest Fridge,” and its owner will receive a gift card for a brand-new Energy Star appliance (up to a $1,000 value) to be used at any New Jersey Sears store. The winner will be announced in October. For more information, click here. 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.

Town Hall closed Monday; trash, recycling collection pushed to Tuesday
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, municipal offices will close at 3 p.m. today, and will be closed on Monday. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday; instead, those routes will be collected on Tuesday. All other collection days will remain the same. Recycling collection in some areas may be delayed by one day to ensure proper RecycleBank crediting, so please leave your can at the curb if it is not emptied on its regular day. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422 or Republic Services of New Jersey at (856) 234-4000. Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday weekend!

Fall 2012 Community Magazine arriving in homes; register now for fall programs
The latest edition of the Township’s Community Magazine is now arriving in homes across Cherry Hill, and registration is now open for fall programming. In addition to the latest Township news and photos, the 40-page brochure offers residents a full listing of special events and activities for all ages offered through the Recreation Department and our community partners. Visit the Recreation Department online [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=127] to view an electronic version of the magazine and for our online registration form. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com] .

Your Cherry Hill photo could be featured on a Community Magazine in 2013
Local photographers are invited to take part in our second-annual “Focus on Cherry Hill” contest, running now through Sept. 14. Participants are asked to submit their best pictures of Cherry Hill’s most recognizable locations. Winning entries will be featured on the cover of a Community Magazine in 2013 and put on display during Fall into the Arts Week in October. Entry is free; however, submissions are limited to three photos per applicant. Photos must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. The contest is sponsored by the Township in cooperation with the Arts Board; full details are available online [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=726] . For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or email Arts@chtownship.com [mailto:Arts@chtownship.com] .

Roadway safety reminders for the back-to-school season
Next week begins a new school year for thousands of boys and girls in the Cherry Hill School District. While the return to the classroom means a fresh start and much excitement for students, parents and teachers, it also means more cars, bicycles and pedestrians will be sharing local roadways. With that in mind, I can’t stress enough the importance of obeying the rules of the road – by both drivers and pedestrians – to ensure the health and welfare of our entire community in the weeks and months ahead. The Cherry Hill Police Department has several suggestions for staying safe during this back-to-school season. There tips and more are included in my weekly column this week; click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=146] to read it, and visit us online at www.CherryHill-NJ.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] for other Township news items.

Mayor's Wellness: Improve your healthy habits at work
There are many ways to carry your healthy lifestyle over into the workplace. For one, it helps to pack a healthy lunch and to keep low-calorie, nutritious snacks at your desk. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized, and take power walks outside the office during your lunch break when possible. Walking for a few minutes at different points in the day can provide many benefits, such as helping to relieve stress, clear your head, and boost your energy level.
Now that fall is upon us, the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign will kick back into high gear with many events and activities planned in the coming months. For event information, to learn more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, or to take our pledge, click here. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607]

It's in Our Power: Do you feel a draft?
The typical home loses more than 25 percent of its heat through windows, and with cooler weather just around the corner, homeowners everywhere will be looking to heat their homes more efficiently. ENERGY STAR qualified windows, doors, and skylights are twice as energy efficient as those produced 10 years ago and can reduce your energy bills by about $150-$500 a year. During the winter months, replace screens with storm windows to provide an extra barrier; caulk and weather-strip around windows and doors that leak air. With proper installation and sealing, ENERGY STAR qualified windows can improve comfort, cut drafts, and even reduce fading of interior furnishings, in addition to cost savings. 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.

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Chuck Cahn
Mayor


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