Friday, April 26, 2013
Water stagnation, and the unsightly algae growth that followed, prompted the Camden County Parks Department to install the five aerators as part of a $120,000 project in Collingswood and Haddon Township.
The new fountains spouting water in Newton Lake don’t just add a touch of class to the waterway—they should help with water stagnation problems. Camden County recently turned on two fountains in the Collingswood section of the lake. Three more will be turned on soon, including two in the Haddon Township portion. They’ll run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. “Over the years, Newton Lake Park has experienced suffocating algae growth that has stemmed from the lack of circulation in its extended waterways,” Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department, said. “The overall stagnation in the water itself has created a prime environment for the green film to take over sections of the park and create an unappealing area that is…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The ceremony takes place on Veterans Island in Cooper River Park.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Camden County submitted the following news release: Hundreds of veterans and their families will attend the freeholder board’s annual Veterans Day observance on Veterans Island this Sunday. This event will honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Military and their commitment to our nation. “Veterans Island serves as a lasting tribute to Camden County’s veterans from all wars,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs. “The freeholder board invites all county residents to this park to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.” Veterans Island contains six memorial plaques and …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeffrey Nash, Ian Leonard and Michelle Gentek easily defeat the Republicans running for freeholder.
The Democratic slate for Camden County freeholder easily defeated their Republican challengers Tuesday, keeping the county's governing body all Democratic. Incumbents Jeffrey Nash (116,969 votes) and Ian Leonard (110,586) joined newcomer and current Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek (113,045) in declaring victory. Republicans received roughly half of those votes in this blue-colored county. The vote totals are: Jim Pearce (58,697), Ian Gill (53,286) and Eugene Lawrence (52,211). All vote totals are unofficial until certified officials. Because of Hurricane Sandy's effects on the state, all mail-in ballots must be accepted until Friday at 8 p.m., although the wide margins of votes make it highly unlikely that the freeholder …
Friday, August 17, 2012
County officials plan to apply for a one-year exemption from civil service hiring rules to comb through 1,500 applicants and create a turnkey force by January.
After a lengthy public comment period at the Magnolia community center Thursday night, the Camden County Freeholders took another step forward in the process to replace the Camden City police force with a county-led metro division. The body can now formally apply to the state Civil Service Commission for a one-year exemption from government hiring rules to start reviewing candidates for the new force. The request is expected to be fast-tracked. The freeholders also formally accepted $60,000 from the New Jersey Division of Local Government Services that will be applied to the start-up costs involved in sifting through the 1500 letters of interest they’ve already received for the unit. Freeholder Louis Cappelli said that policing consultant …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The office, previously in Collingswood, moved to the new environmental center in Cherry Hill to bring employees that perform similar job duties closer together.
If you’re looking for the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs, don’t take a stroll by Newton Lake in Collingswood anymore. The division, which had been based out of a building at Newton Lake along Newton Lake Drive, relocated this week to Cherry Hill. The division’s phone number—856-858-5241—remains the same. The county freeholder board will continue to maintain the now-vacant Collingswood building while freeholders “assess the future of the current building and make a decision on how to utilize going forward,” a county spokesman said. Workers moved to the Cherry Hill location to consolidate employees who perform similar jobs under one roof. The Division of Environmental Affairs is in the county’s new environmental center, at …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Camden County Freeholder Rodney Greco, of Gloucester Township, decides not to seek reelection. “We will miss his intelligence and integrity on our board,” the freeholder director says.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The county will host its sixth job fair in two years, plus two resume-writing workshops.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders submitted the following press release to Haddonfield Patch: The Camden County Job Fair, hosted by the Board of Freeholders, is being held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. “Two years into a period of economic bad news, many of our constituents are unemployed and can’t find jobs. Often, they can’t get face-to-face interviews and need help with improving their resumes,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “We have learned, through hosting five very successful job fairs over the last two years, that the only way we’re going to get through this recession is together. This event and some resume workshops scheduled beforehand will help job …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The county switches emergency alert system providers. Residents can sign up for emergency alerts on several phone lines.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders sent the following press release to Haddonfield Patch: The Camden County Office of Emergency Management is implementing a new emergency notification system that will keep residents informed in the event of an emergency. “To provide residents with a reliable method of communication during an emergency, Camden County has selected Global Connect as our emergency notification service provider,” said Freeholder Rod Greco, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “For regional consistency, this is the same provider used by surrounding counties that uses a phone number database to deliver a voice message to a targeted audience in times of emergency.” Residents and businesses may visit the …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
County freeholders and Haddonfield mayor Tish Colombi celebrated completion of the project with a small ceremony Tuesday morning.
Before a small crowd at MacDonald Park, a tiny triangle of land at the intersection of Ellis and Potter Streets, Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi, Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Capelli, Jr., and Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, celebrated recently completed improvements to the main southern entrance to the borough. Completed a month ahead of schedule and 8% under budget, the project was a win-win-win in terms of funding, public safety improvement, and logistics. “This was a notoriously high accident area for years,” said Leonard, who touted the new safety features of the reconfigured county-road intersection: a new, timed traffic signal, repaved intersection approaches, new turning …