Mayor’s Message

Dear Residents:

I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. To me, it seemed like it flew by this year! I want to extend my best wishes to all our students as they begin a new school year. I would also like to thank our teachers for their hard work and dedication. Have a fun and safe school year!

With our schools back in session, fall sports are in full swing and daylight is getting shorter, it is more important than ever that everyone be careful while driving throughout town. Please obey all speed limits and keep an eye out for our children.

By now you should have received your 2017-2018 tax bills along with my letter explaining in detail the breakdown of your taxes. Even though the Borough is required to collect all of the taxes, just approximately 22 percent of the total amount is kept by the Borough. The remainder goes toward the County and the schools. We stretch these dollars as best as we can so that we can provide the level of municipal services that keep our quality of life high. We also use sound financial management techniques to make sure that your money is spent wisely. We just scored 100 percent on our recent financial assessment, which is good news and reflects good fiscal management. Of course, if you have any questions about the budget, taxes or services, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I’d like to thank our Haddon Heights Neighbors Committee for their terrific work on the annual Spaghetti Dinner. They transformed Station Avenue into an outdoor restaurant for over 200 people on a beautiful day. These events take so much time to plan and execute and our dedicated volunteers do a wonderful job. The Community Bonfire is scheduled for October 13th at 6:30 at the Cabin – please come out to this free event!

There are many other great fall events coming up such as the Fall Festival, Town Wide Yard Sale, Hoots n’ Howls and others. Please take a close look at this issue of the HEIGHTS REPORT, the Borough website, as well as the Borough Facebook page for updates on the many events planned by our wonderful volunteer organizations.

In conclusion, I would like to thank our many volunteers in town. From our Fire Department to people who serve on committees to people who volunteer for so many different activities. Our town has such a strong spirit of service. We take care of each other and look out for each other. That is one of the many things that makes our town special and keeps it such a great place to live.

As always, if there is anything your government can do to help you, please reach out to us. 

Mayor Jack D. Merryfield