Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. As we move toward the end of winter, we look forward to the many spring events that we all enjoy.
Our annual Reorganization Meeting was held on Saturday, January 7th at which time we organize the local government for the upcoming year. We welcomed back Councilwoman Susan Griffith and elected her to the position of Council President for the year 2017. Susan is a tireless volunteer who has served our town as both Mayor and as a Councilmember. We were also happy to welcome Councilman Bryan Schroeder to Council. We are looking forward to working together to keep your government running smoothly and most importantly, efficiently. Please come out to a Council meeting to see your government in action. Every Council meeting offers opportunities for public comment. Please know we are always interested in hearing from you, our residents.
One item of business during our Reorganization Meeting is the appointment of the many volunteers to our various Boards, Committees and Commissions. I would like to welcome the many new volunteers as well as those who come back year after year to serve our town. If you would like the opportunity to be involved, please contact Borough Hall at 856-547-7164, ext. 33.
Should we get more snow this winter, there are a few important reminders that will help our Department of Public Works keep our streets clear. Please note that if you shovel your snow to the right of your driveway (facing the street), it is less likely that the plow will push the snow back in front of your driveway (as sometimes unavoidably happens). Please do not park on the street until our snow plowing operations are complete. Parking on the street not only makes it very hard to clear the streets, but it can likely result in your car getting plowed in. Please remember that some of our roads are maintained by the County or State who will also have plows out clearing their roads as well.
Looking forward to warmer weather? It’s never too early to start thinking about summer. Registration for our Summer Rec Program is now open. You can visit the Borough website for more information. Reserve your spot now, as we have been at full capacity as early as March. Councilwoman Kathy Lange and her team are hard at work to create another terrific summer experience for our kids.
As a reminder, for the most up to date information about what is happening around town, please be sure to check our website regularly at www.haddonhts.com. The homepage highlights upcoming events and pertinent information for our residents.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your Mayor. I am available to help address any concerns or suggestions you might have. If there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or stop by Borough Hall during my office hours which are listed on the front page of this HEIGHTS REPORT. Enjoy the rest of winter!
Mayor Jack D. Merryfield