Mayor’s Message

Dear Neighbors:

It’s been a great summer in Haddon Heights so far! The 4th of July celebration was a great time on a beautiful day. I want to recognize and thank everyone who volunteered in the planning and coordination of this annual event. I cannot possibly mention everyone by name, but everyone did a terrific job. Thank you to all of you who came out to enjoy the festivities!

The Haddon Heights Neighbors’ Soirée en Blanc event was postponed due to inclement weather but has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 11th at 7:30 p.m. If last year’s event was any indication, the evening should be a memorable one! Our Library is selling tickets. I am hoping to see many of you there.

I would like to congratulate and thank our Parks and Rec team for another successful season of the Summer Rec Program. Many of our families were able to take advantage of the program this year. It provides jobs for many of our high school and college aged kids right here at home. Summer Rec is a wonderful asset to our town! On that note, keep an eye out for the various programs we offer at our Community Center and Cabin. Please take the time to review and maybe take advantage of one or more of our classes. There’s something for everyone!

Our Farmers Market remains in full swing every Sunday on East Atlantic and Station Avenues. This is also a great offering in our town. A visit to the Market is a nice opportunity to take advantage of fresh produce, unique vendors and live entertainment. It’s also a good place to meet members of our community. Please come out and support the Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

The Department of Public Works needs your assistance in allowing us to serve you in a more efficient manner. We would greatly appreciate your cooperation with regard to both grass and brush collections. Place grass clippings in an open container no heavier than 60 pounds. Please do not mix the grass with any trash or dirt. When you place your grass container curbside please locate that container several feet away from your regular trash containers so our staff can quickly determine it is grass. This will allow for a more efficient collection process. All brush is to be cut in 4 foot lengths. Please place the brush curbside, not in the street, in either a container or tie the brush in bundles no heavier than 60 pounds. These items are placed in the back of a refuse vehicle and your cooperation with these restrictions will drastically improve our collection process. PLEASE NO PLASTIC BAGS for grass or brush.

Finally, I have to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers who contribute so much to our town. Many government functions are run by volunteers. Your Mayor and Council are volunteers as are the many members of our various boards, committees and commissions. In addition, the countless individuals who give so much of their time to our youth sports organizations and other civic initiatives help to build a strong sense of community. This would not be possible without the volunteerism we enjoy in this town. I deeply appreciate everyone’s service.

As always, if there is anything I can assist you with or if you would like to voice any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or visit Borough Hall during my office hours listed on the front page.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Mayor Jack D. Merryfield