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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for August 23 to 30, 2013

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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 remains committed to preserving the Woodcrest Country Club property
This week, the Woodcrest Country Club was in the news once again; this time, over an affordable-housing advocate’s push to expand sewer service on the 178-acre site. In light of this, I wanted to reiterate for all of our residents that Township Council and I remain wholeheartedly opposed to development of any kind on this historically significant and environmentally sensitive parcel of green space – and for that reason, we do not support expansion of the sewer service area. Rest assured that the Township’s position has not changed: We will do everything within our power to ensure that the Country Club property is protected and preserved. Click here to read a letter Council President Fleisher and I sent to our Woodcrest residents in May.

Labor Day office hours, trash and recycling information
The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Additionally, there will be no trash, recycling or yard-waste collection on Monday. Monday's routes will be collected on Tuesday; all other collection days will remain the same. If your trash or recycling is not collected on its scheduled day, please leave it at the curb and it will be collected on the following day. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.
Town Hall will also be closed on Thursday, Sept. 5, in observance of Rosh Hashanah; Thursday's trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled.

Rabid skunk found in Cherry Hill; tips to help deter nuisance animalsSkunk for Briefing.png
The Camden County Department of Health confirmed this week that a rabid skunk was found in the Township's Point of Woods neighborhood on Aug. 25. The skunk came in contact with a resident's dog and was killed; no human contact was reported. Click here to read the full Health Department notification.
This summer has seen an increase in the number of skunks and other 'nuisance' wildlife being spotted in Cherry Hill neighborhoods. Independent Animal Control, which provides animal control services to Cherry Hill Township, has put together a sheet of helpful tips to safely, yet effectively help deter skunks and other nuisances from private yards, gardens and lawns. For more information, click here.


County to spray for mosquitoes in Cherry Hill tonightMosquito.png
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will spray between 7:30 and 11:30 tonight in Cherry Downs, Erlton North, Ashland, Brandywoods, Point of Woods, Greensward, Barlow, Old Orchard, Surrey Place East, Fox Hollow, Willowdale and Forrest Park. The spray is not harmful to humans and pets, but those who are sensitive to irritants or have respiratory concerns should avoid direct contact. The Commission sprays in neighborhoods and open spaces, but will not spray on private property. Residents can curb the growth of mosquito populations by checking their properties for sources of standing water, such as swimming pools, trash can lids and other containers. Click here for more information on the sprayings and mosquito prevention. For further information or to report a problem, contact the Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.

Photographers: Your work could be featured on a Community Magazine in 2014
Calling all photographers or those with a passion for photography! Submit your favorite photos for this year's "Focus on Cherry Hill" photography contest. The Cherry Hill Recreation Department will select the winning images to be used as the next cover images for the 2014 issues of the Community Magazine. The winning photos will also be featured during the 2013 Fall into the Arts Juried Photography Show at Croft Farm. Submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. For more information, click here.

Township, Future Fitness partner for special Mayor's Wellness 'Boot Camp'
From 5:30 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Mayor's Wellness Campaign and Future Fitness Centers invite Cherry Hill residents to a special "Boot Camp" class at the fitness franchise's Route 70 location. My wife, Stephanie, will participate in a special 30-minute workout session led by a personal trainer, that is open to all Mayor's Wellness supporters. The session will be immediately followed by a lesson in healthy snack preparation, as well as complimentary health checks. The goal of the event is to show participates that Wellness is attainable for everyone - so bring a towel and get ready to sweat your way to a new you!

Repairs to begin soon on the Scarborough Covered Bridge
Preliminary repair work is expected to begin next week on the historic Scarborough Covered Bridge, which was damaged by an automobile accident in May. Vehicular access to the bridge has been unimpeded since the crash; however, a pedestrian walkway has remained closed. The start of repair work has taken longer than anticipated because of the availability of lumber and other necessary materials. Updates to the work will be provided as they become available. Please know that the Township is working as quickly as possible to comlete the necessary repairs to this beloved landmark.

Register now for fall classes, programs through the Recreation Department
The Fall 2013 Community Magazine began arriving in homes this week, and registration is now open for upcoming Township classes, programs and events. The 32-page magazine contains a variety of news and photos from Town Hall, as well as a full listing of important events and exciting things to do in the next few months. This season's programs include something for everyone: Cartooning and clay animation for children; group exercises like pilates and jazzercise for adults; and lots of events for seniors. For more information or to register for a class online, click here. If you have not yet received your edition of the Community Magazine, please contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com.

Home Improvement Program available for income-qualified residents
Income-qualified Cherry Hill residents can receive help making certain home repairs through a deferred-loan program offered through Camden County's Department of Community Development. The program aims to help eligible homeowners address code-related items and weatherization needs. Covered repairs include, but are not limited to, electric, plumbing, heating, roof repairs, structural issues, windows, doors, handrails, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, steps, and siding. Items are addressed by priority starting with the major systems. This program is administered by the Camden County Department of Community Development. For more information, click here. For additional questions or to apply, call (856) 751-2242.

Cherry Hill Police take part in drunk-driving enforcement campaignDrive Sober briefing.jpg
The summertime, particularly Labor Day weekend, are a popular time for people to gather together and enjoy free time with friends and family. But did you know that, because of impaired driving, they are also one of the most high-risk times on New Jersey's roadways?
This weekend, the Cherry Hill Police Department will help keep our roads safe by participating in a statewide enforcement campaign called 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,' to target impaired drivers. The program, which began Aug. 16, is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of of Highway Safety. According to statistics from the state, impaired drivers nationwide kill someone every 30 minutes, or 50 people per day and almost 18,000 people every year. In 2012, impaired driving played a role in 19 percent of all motor vehicle related fatalities on New Jersey's roads. Please remember -- this and every weekend -- to drive safely and responsibly, and never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. Have a safe, happy, and healthy Labor Day weekend.

Back to School reminders from the Cherry Hill School District
A reminder that the 2013-14 school year begins on Tuesday, Sept 3. The school day will begin 30 minutes earlier for middle and high school students this year; the high school student day will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The middle school student day will be from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The elementary school student day will not change; students will be in school from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, the workday for teachers at the elementary schools and the Barclay Early Childhood Center will increase by 30 minutes. Click here for more back to school news from the Cherry Hill School District.

Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail? 

There are many avenues for you to get updates on what's going on in Cherry Hill: 

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  • You can sign up to receive e-mail updates on our website by clicking "notify me."

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, 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.

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Chuck Cahn
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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 remains committed to preserving the Woodcrest Country Club property
This week, the Woodcrest Country Club was in the news once again; this time, over an affordable-housing advocate’s push to expand sewer service on the 178-acre site. [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130830_Agency_seeks_affordable_housing_on_Woodcrest_site.html] In light of this, I wanted to reiterate for all of our residents that Township Council and I remain wholeheartedly opposed to development of any kind on this historically significant and environmentally sensitive parcel of green space – and for that reason, we do not support expansion of the sewer service area. Rest assured that the Township’s position has not changed: We will do everything within our power to ensure that the Country Club property is protected and preserved. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1621] to read a letter Council President Fleisher and I sent to our Woodcrest residents in May.

Labor Day office hours, trash and recycling information
The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Additionally, there will be no trash, recycling or yard-waste collection on Monday. Monday's routes will be collected on Tuesday; all other collection days will remain the same. If your trash or recycling is not collected on its scheduled day, please leave it at the curb and it will be collected on the following day. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.
Town Hall will also be closed on Thursday, Sept. 5, in observance of Rosh Hashanah; Thursday's trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled.

Rabid skunk found in Cherry Hill; tips to help deter nuisance animals
The Camden County Department of Health confirmed this week that a rabid skunk was found in the Township's Point of Woods neighborhood on Aug. 25. The skunk came in contact with a resident's dog and was killed; no human contact was reported. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=381] to read the full Health Department notification.
This summer has seen an increase in the number of skunks and other 'nuisance' wildlife being spotted in Cherry Hill neighborhoods. Independent Animal Control, which provides animal control services to Cherry Hill Township, has put together a sheet of helpful tips to safely, yet effectively help deter skunks and other nuisances from private yards, gardens and lawns. For more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1854] .

Repairs to begin soon on the Scarborough Covered Bridge
Preliminary repair work is expected to begin next week on the historic Scarborough Covered Bridge, which was damaged by an automobile accident in May. Vehicular access to the bridge has been unimpeded since the crash; however, a pedestrian walkway has remained closed. The start of repair work has taken longer than anticipated because of the availability of lumber and other necessary materials. Updates to the work will be provided as they become available. Please know that the Township is working as quickly as possible to comlete the necessary repairs to this beloved landmark.

County to spray for mosquitoes in Cherry Hill tonight
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will spray between 7:30 and 11:30 tonight in Cherry Downs, Erlton North, Ashland, Brandywoods, Point of Woods, Greensward, Barlow, Old Orchard, Surrey Place East, Fox Hollow, Willowdale and Forrest Park. The spray is not harmful to humans and pets, but those who are sensitive to irritants or have respiratory concerns should avoid direct contact. The Commission sprays in neighborhoods and open spaces, but will not spray on private property. Residents can curb the growth of mosquito populations by checking their properties for sources of standing water, such as swimming pools, trash can lids and other containers. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=371] for more information on the sprayings and mosquito prevention. For further information or to report a problem, contact the Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com [mailto:skeeters@camdencounty.com] .

Photographers: Your work could be featured on a Community Magazine in 2014
Calling all photographers or those with a passion for photography! Submit your favorite photos for this year's "Focus on Cherry Hill" photography contest. The Cherry Hill Recreation Department will select the winning images to be used as the next cover images for the 2014 issues of the Community Magazine. The winning photos will also be featured during the 2013 Fall into the Arts Juried Photography Show at Croft Farm. Submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. For more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1834] .

Township, Future Fitness partner for special Mayor's Wellness 'Boot Camp'
From 5:30 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Mayor's Wellness Campaign and Future Fitness Centers invite Cherry Hill residents to a special "Boot Camp" class at the fitness franchise's Route 70 location. My wife, Stephanie, will participate in a special 30-minute workout session led by a personal trainer, that is open to all Mayor's Wellness supporters. The session will be immediately followed by a lesson in healthy snack preparation, as well as complimentary health checks. The goal of the event is to show participates that Wellness is attainable for everyone - so bring a towel and get ready to sweat your way to a new you!

Register now for fall classes, programs through the Recreation Department
The Fall 2013 Community Magazine began arriving in homes this week, and registration is now open for upcoming Township classes, programs and events. The 32-page magazine contains a variety of news and photos from Town Hall, as well as a full listing of important events and exciting things to do in the next few months. This season's programs include something for everyone: Cartooning and clay animation for children; group exercises like pilates and jazzercise for adults; and lots of events for seniors. For more information or to register for a class online, click here [https://reconline.cherryhill-nj.com/] . If you have not yet received your edition of the Community Magazine, please contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com.

Home Improvement Program available for income-qualified residents
Income-qualified Cherry Hill residents can receive help making certain home repairs through a deferred-loan program offered through Camden County's Department of Community Development. The program aims to help eligible homeowners address code-related items and weatherization needs. Covered repairs include, but are not limited to, electric, plumbing, heating, roof repairs, structural issues, windows, doors, handrails, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, steps, and siding. Items are addressed by priority starting with the major systems. This program is administered by the Camden County Department of Community Development. For more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1857] . For additional questions or to apply, call (856) 751-2242.

Cherry Hill Police take part in drunk-driving enforcement campaign
The summertime, particularly Labor Day weekend, are a popular time for people to gather together and enjoy free time with friends and family. But did you know that, because of impaired driving, they are also one of the most high-risk times on New Jersey's roadways?
This weekend, the Cherry Hill Police Department will help keep our roads safe by participating in a statewide enforcement campaign called 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,' to target impaired drivers. The program, which began Aug. 16, is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of of Highway Safety. According to statistics from the state, impaired drivers nationwide kill someone every 30 minutes, or 50 people per day and almost 18,000 people every year. In 2012, impaired driving played a role in 19 percent of all motor vehicle related fatalities on New Jersey's roads. Please remember -- this and every weekend -- to drive safely and responsibly, and never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. Have a safe, happy, and healthy Labor Day weekend.

Back to School reminders from the Cherry Hill School District
A reminder that the 2013-14 school year begins on Tuesday, Sept 3. The school day will begin 30 minutes earlier for middle and high school students this year; the high school student day will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The middle school student day will be from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The elementary school student day will not change; students will be in school from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, the workday for teachers at the elementary schools and the Barclay Early Childhood Center will increase by 30 minutes. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm] for more back to school news from the Cherry Hill School District.

Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail?
There are many avenues for you to get updates on what's going on in Cherry Hill:

You can like us on Facebook;
You can follow us on Twitter at @CherryHillTwp;
You can sign up to receive e-mail updates on our website by clicking "notify me."

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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