Hurry, Hurry, Hurry...Step Right Up... Haddonfield Has New Circus Regulations
…. and four other things you may have missed at this week’s borough commissioners meeting.
If your mind was on the playing field, here’s what you missed:
1. Haddonfield put circus workers in their place. In an ordinance that drew some giggles, commissioners updated century-old regulations on circuses, hawkers, auctioneers, traveling shows and their kin. Among the changes: applicants need to be fingerprinted by the borough and the very reasonable 20th-century $3 fee has been changed to an equally reasonable 21st-century $10 fee.
2. New parking regulations passed unanimously. The ordinance changes overnight parking restrictions from 1 to 5 a.m. (as opposed to beginning at 2 a.m.) and requires people to call in by midnight if their cars will be on borough streets overnight. The ordinance also allows certain residents on the unit block of Centre Street to obtain street parking permits if they don’t have driveways.
3. Commissioners recognized Haddonfield Rotary Club’s 85th anniversary with a proclamation. Commissioners lauded the 116 club members who belong to South Jersey’s largest Rotary for their community service. The club's projects include the tulips on Tanner, funding Little League and First Night and providing $120,000 in scholarships to high school students over the past decade.
4. Commissioner appointed residents to serve on various boards and commissions, including the planning and zoning boards, the environmental commission, the recreation council and more. Get the full list of appointees by scrolling down to Resolution 2012-05-102 on the borough’s website.
5. Get ready for more roadwork. The borough put out sealed bids for its 2012 road program, plus the reconstruction of Cedar Avenue, Farwood Road and Longwood Drive, a project officials called 20 years in the making.