Haddonfield Borough Commissioner Meetings

Commissioners’ Meeting September 23, 2014

Posted on 26 September 2014

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The commissioners proclaimed October 8th as walk to school day and September as pediatric cancer awareness month. Approved on second reading a change to the Historic District Ordinance requiring homeowners to officially disclose to a potential buyer their home's status in the district and a change to Land Use giving more involvement to the Shade Tree Commission over tree takedowns by either replanting or paying into a fund to all the Borough to plant somewhere else in compensation. A majority of the discussion centered around the upcoming vote on the sale of the water department as well as emergency response planning during street work and detours.

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Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education Meeting September 23, 2014

Posted on 23 September 2014

Board of Education Meeting September 23, 2014 from Haddonfield Civic Association on Vimeo.

The highlight of this morning meeting of the Board of Education was the passing of a resolution to move the teachers and staff healthcare plans from the NJ State system to Horizon. This move is in anticipation of large increases in the state policy. The members currently have Horizon in the State plan and will see savings with identical coverage in this move. The Haddonfield Education Association was also present and endorsed the move as long as their due diligence did not uncover a negative impact for the teachers and members.

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Board of Education Meeting september 11, 2014

Posted on 11 September 2014

Board of Education Meeting September 11, 2014 from Haddonfield Civic Association on Vimeo.

Highlights from tonight's meeting included the presentation of the 11th straight ShopRite Cup, an award given to one school in each group (Haddonfield is group 2) that is deemed the best overall sports high school in New Jersey. An updated enrollment list by school and grade was discussed as well as the honoring of Terry Hildebrandt – New Jersey School Psychologist of the Year. Citizen comments included class size concerns at Elizabeth Haddon, a study about starting Middle School and High School after 8 AM to improve academic performance and a very large turnout with comments of the Haddonfield Education Association in support of settling on a new contract with the BOE that expired June 30th.

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Planning Board Meetings

Planning Board meeting September 2, 2014

Posted on 03 September 2014

Haddonfield Planning Board Meeting September 2, 2014 from Haddonfield Civic Association on Vimeo.

This meeting begins the hearing on the subdivision variance of 605 Warwick Rd. Due to the length of time only the applicant's presentation was heard along with cross-examination from the board as well as the public. The October meeting will hear opposition testimony.

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Board of Education Meeting August 28, 2014

Posted on 29 August 2014

Board of Education Meeting August 28, 2014 from Haddonfield Civic Association on Vimeo.

The last summer meeting of the BOE had the paying of bills, the approval of new hires, a statement on the new school year by the superintendent, and a show of Union force from the Haddonfield Education Association rank-and-file as they urged the BOE to settle the now expired contract with the teachers. A marathon session with a private mediator held during August failed to produce a contract. It was stated the next step was to work with a state appointed mediator in the next few weeks.

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Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education Meeting July 24, 2014

Posted on 25 July 2014

Board of Education Meeting July 24, 2014 from Haddonfield Civic Association on Vimeo.

This summer meeting of the Board of Education had statements from teacher representatives lobbying the board to settle their contract before school starts. Of note the board approved the purchase of 2 buses to replace buses that have passed the legal limit of 15 years of service. Also approved were new teacher hires and new curriculum maps for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in social studies. It was reported that some summer projects such as an emergency roof repair on HMHS A wing, a repaving of the HMHS parking lot and a new card entry system for the high school are either in progress or completed.

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