Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners race gets tight.
Two more candidates threw their hats into the ring Monday for the borough Board of Commissioners race. They were John Moscatelli and Ken Kouba. Click on the links below to get caught up on who's in the race. Incumbents: Challengers: The six candidates are running for three open seats. The three borough commissioners are the highest elected, local officials. Don't miss any Haddonfield or Haddon Township news. Sign up for Patch's free daily newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The garden will be at the former Champion School on Collings Avenue.
The township Board of Commissioners have approved a plan to establish a community garden. A local group pitched the plan over several meetings and commissioners approved it last week. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for later this month at the historic Champion School house on Collings Avenue, where the garden will be located. "There are 19 planned plots for gardeners and each plot will be composed of raised beds provided by the township including compost and top soil," said Gwen Baile, an organizer of the community garden group. The gardeners asked commissioners for $1,550 of the estimated $4,200 cost for materials needed to start the garden. The remainder of the costs are expected to be paid by grants, including $2,000 from …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The filing deadline is on March 15 for a pivotal Haddonfield Board of Commissioners race.
Editor's note: This story was last updated 12:08 a.m., Feb. 28. Haddonfield will officially have a contested race for board of commissioners as four candidates have now declared their intention to run. There are three commissioner seats on the ballot, all for four-year terms. Voters go to the polls on May 14 for the nonpartisan election. Incumbent Commissioner Ed Borden was the latest to throw his hat into the ring, announcing he intends to seek another term in office. Borden was elected to the board in 2005 and is completing his second term. Incumbent Commissioner Jeff Kasko is seeking re-election for another four-year term on the board, the borough's highest elected officials. Kasko was first elected in 2009. Newcomer Lee Albright, a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former Haddonfield commissioner is trying to reclaim a seat.
Neal Rochford, a former borough commissioner, announced Tuesday he is running again for office. Rochford was elected to the board in 2005 and served as director of revenue and finance for four years, according to a news release. He lost his bid for re-election in 2009 by eight votes. That margin inspired the slogan Rochford adopted for his current campaign: "THIS time: Neal!" All three seats on the borough Board of Commissioners are up for election. Commissioner Letitia "Tish" Colombi, who has been mayor for the past 12 years, announced last month that she will not seek another four-year term after 28 years on the commission. Commissioner Jeff Kasko also announced his election bid Tuesday; Commissioner Ed Borden is expected to announce his…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Colombi made the announcement today at the 41st annual Haddonfield Mayor's Breakfast.
Mayor Tish Colombi surprised a capacity crowd of about 200 at the 41st Annual Haddonfield Mayor's Breakfast today by announcing she will not seek another term as a borough commissioner after 28 years. "I've been thinking about it for the last few months and this is the designated time for elected officials to make an announcement," said Colombi, 67, after the breakfast. "If I was going to make a decision based on how I felt today, I'd say 'go for it.' But I have to think about how I'm going to feel two years from now or three. I have to think about if I can do the job the way I'm used to doing it, all out." Colombi has been the mayor for 12 years and a commissioner for 28. She remains the only woman ever elected to the borough Board of …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Haddonfield solicitor, Mario Iavocoli, is named special counsel for lawsuit against the planning board.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners approved Mario Iavocoli, the borough solicitor, as special counsel to represent the planning board in a lawsuit against it. The measure was on the agenda Tuesday for the commissioners' only meeting this month. Planning board solicitor, Pete Lundgren has a conflict of interest that prevents him from representing the borough. This suit was brought by Lee Avenue resident Mary Ann Campling. She sued the planning board after it did not adhere to a Historic Preservation Commission ruling to deny the Haddonfield United Methodist Church permission to erect a 6-foot, wood-panel fence along the perimeter of its cemetery on Kings Highway East. Lundgren, the regular planning board attorney, is a member of the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Meeting agenda attached.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners will met Monday for a work session just four days after a heated meeting in which two out of three commissioners pounded tables and raised their voices at each other. The outburst, which is not typical in this historic borough founded by Quakers on the principal of consensus, revolved around a $356,000 commitment they unanimously made last month to install artificial turf on a field the borough owns on the Haddonfield Memorial High School campus. The turf project is part of a $1.06 million effort to resurface the borough field, and the adjacent high school football stadium field. The borough's contribution to the effort is contingent on half of the $1 million being raised by residents in a private …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
News of the meeting was included in a commissioner's work session Monday.
Borough, school board and Bancroft officials met last week to discuss a public purchase of the 18.7-acre Bancroft campus on Kings Highway East, adjacent to Haddonfield Memorial High School. The meeting was not public because there was not a quorum of public officials from either board. Commissioner Ed Borden said he participated in the meeting along with borough Administrator Sharon McCullough, school board President Steve Weinstein and Superintendent Richard Perry. Borden described it as, "a very preliminary meeting to explore the parameters of a deal." He said the school board is "working with a very compressed" time frame to get a referendum on the ballot this year, by Sept. 24. If it doesn't happen then, they can't do it until January …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Haddonfield commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Municipal Hall.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. for an action meeting at the Municipal Hall. Here's a look at agenda items: ORDINANCES: 2012-02 Water & Sewer Rate Increases – Second Reading 2012-03 Amend Chapter 198 – Stormwater Management – First Reading RESOLUTIONS: 039. Authorization to Pay Vouchers 040. Authorization to Pay School Taxes – Ninth Installment 041. Authorization to Approve Appointments 042. Authorization to Release Performance Bond – 2010 Tanner Street Utility Reconstruction Project – PACT Construction, Inc. 043. Authorization to Approve General Event Permit Applications – Various 044. Authorize the Sale of …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The commissioners meet for a work session in which no votes are held.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners work session began at 5 p.m. tonight at the Municipal Hall. The meeting is open to the public. The three commissioners are the highest elected officials in the borough. Here's a look at agenda items: Please look for a full report on this meeting on Wednesday.