Board Meeting

December 17, 2019

 

At the December board of education meeting, the Board approved their 11-19-19 meeting minutes.

Under presentations, Dr. Sean McCarron presented the 2019 Audit report.  There were no audit findings.

Carlina Fuscellaro was approved as a long-term substitute beginning January 6, 2020 through April 3, 2020, step 1 BA $50,750.00 (pro-rated).  Julia McHale was approved as a long-term substitute for 2nd grade at Downing School at step 1 BA $50,750.00 (pro-rated) beginning tentatively on March 2, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

Frank Hines was approved as the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, revised contract effective 1/1/2020 (pro-rated) $87,000.00 for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Board approved the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the 2019 Auditors Management Report.

The reorganization meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7 starting at 6:30 p.m.

[Board Agenda 12-17-19]

[Approved Payment of Bills 12-17-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 12-17-19 for the approved payment of bills.  The request was completed on 12-17-19.

Borough Meeting

December 3, 2019

 

During the December borough meeting, Mayor Nick Kappatos swore in Paul Wolf, Jr. as a firefighter and Steve Mach as a firefighter, fire inspector, and fire investigator.

Under communications was a letter from Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, DOT Commissioner regarding a letter to the mayor awarding $240,000 from DOT for phase II of Highland and Rowand Avenues.

There was also a letter of retirement from Deputy Fire Chief, Alfred F. Loverdi.  In addition, there was a letter of retirement from the bus driver, Silvio Lee.

During the committee reports, the director of finance & administration Councilman John Ranieri reported that the finance committee is preparing for the 2020 budget.

Director of public safety Councilwoman Eleanor Kelly reported for the month of November that the fire department and EMS had 167 incidents and 1 Narcan deployment.

Kelly added that for the month of November the police department had 822 calls for service, 200 traffic summonses, 28 motor vehicle crashes, 100 arrests and 30 hours of overtime.  There were 3 Narcan deployments.

Director of public events Council president Pat Passio thanked everyone who helped out with the annual Christmas party and tree lighting.

Director of construction & engineering Councilman Robert Farrell reported that he is waiting on the traffic study for Clements Bridge Road.

Director of public works Councilman Mike Root reported that leaf collection continues. Root also added that the Christmas light display at the Harry Williams Community Center will continue until mid-January.

Director of parks & recreation Councilman Craig Laubenstein relied on his caucus report.

Council approved several resolutions and the payment of bills.

The next meeting will be the adjourned borough meeting on Monday, December 30, starting at 6 p.m.

[Borough Agenda 12-3-19]

[Approved Resolutions 12-3-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 12-3-19 for the approved resolutions.   The request was completed on 12-12-19 and received out of order by the Borough.

Fire Truck Parade And Christmas Light Show

December 1, 2019

December kicked off with the annual fire truck parade along the Black Horse Pike.  There was also a Christmas light show, outside of the Harry Williams Community Center.

 

 

 

 

Borough Caucus Meeting

November 26, 2019

 

Council discussed agenda items for the Tuesday, December 3 meeting starting at 7 p.m.   Council also approved several resolutions.

[Borough Caucus Agenda 11-26-19]

[Approved Resolutions 11-26-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 11-26-19 for the approved resolutions.

Board Meeting

November 19, 2019

 

The November board of education meeting was held at Mary E. Volz School.  Board member Naomi Davidson was absent.  The Board approved their 10/15/19 meeting minutes.

There was a presentation by the Volz School INTERACT Club.

Under personnel, Lee-Anne Michell was approved as a head cheerleading coach.  Julia McHale was approved as the assistant cheerleading coach.  Julia Catarro was approved as a volunteer with cheerleading.

Lyman Kristadora was approved as a classroom aide at Volz School, step 1 $16,400.00 pro-rated, beginning November 20, 2019.  Joseph Mielewski was approved as a long-term math substitute, step 1 M $52,750.00 (pro-rated), beginning January 13, 2020 thru June 30, 2020.

The Board approved the $100.00 per school donation from the Women’s Club of Runnemede.

The next board of education meeting will be on Tuesday, December 17, at Mary E. Volz School, starting at 7 p.m.

[Board Agenda 11-19-19]

[Approved Payment of Bills 11-19-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 11-19-19 for the approved payment of bills.  The request was completed on 11-19-19.

Planning Zoning Board Meeting

November 13, 2019

 

During the November planning-zoning board meeting, board members Debra Goushian, Scott Piechoski, John Ranieri and Kenneth Leap were absent.

Alternate board member, Mary Dodds took the seat for Scott Piechoski.

The Board approved their 9-11-19 meeting minutes.  There was no meeting in October.

Under old business, resolution #19-14 was approved.  This resolution was for granting a bulk variance to permit construction of a two-car garage at 617 Burt Road.

Under new business, was resolution #19-15: Resolution of reviewing and recommendation from the Runnemede Borough Planning Board to the Runnemede Borough Mayor & Council regarding a redevelopment plan for an area of need of redevelopment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. for the entirety of blocks 40-52; 32-39; 21-23; 25; 27-29.

After the board members had a discussion on this resolution, all members voted yes.

The next planning-zoning board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11, starting at 7 p.m.

[Planning Zoning Board Agenda 11-13-19]

[Approved Resolutions 11-13-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 11-13-19 for the approved resolutions.

Borough Meeting

November 6, 2019

 

Council members Michael Root and Robert Farrell were absent from the November borough meeting.  James D’Auria, CFO was also absent from the meeting.

Council approved the minutes for the 9/24/19 and 10/1/19 meetings.

During the committee reports, Director of finance & administration Councilman John Ranieri reported that the pickleball courts are open at the Beaver Branch Park.

Director of public safety, Councilwoman Eleanor Kelly reported that for the month of October the Runnemede Police Department had 778 calls for service, 212 traffic summonses, 25 motor vehicle crashes, 111 arrests and 16 hours of overtime.  Kelly noted that there were no Narcan deployments.

Director of public events, Council president Pat Passio reported that the annual Halloween party at the Field House was a success.

Runnemede’s annual Christmas tree lighting and fire truck parade will be on Sunday, December 1 starting at 6 p.m. at the Harry Williams Community Center.  The fire truck parade will start at 7 p.m. along the Black Horse Pike.

The leaf schedule is posted on the borough’s website.

Director of parks & recreation, Councilman Craig Laubenstein reported that the portable lights at Beaver Branch Park will be picked up for the season.  The portable lights were supplied for the soccer fields at Beaver Branch Park.

Council approved several resolutions.

The next borough caucus meeting will be on Tuesday, November 26 starting at 6 p.m.

[Borough Agenda 11-6-19]

[Approved Resolutions 11-6-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 11-6-19 for the approved resolutions.  The request was received on 11-15-19 and was received out of order by the Borough.

 

 

Unofficial Election Results

November 5, 2019

Click the link below for the unofficial 2019 general election results.

[2019 Unofficial General Election Results]

Election Day

November 4, 2019

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.  Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Polling locations are:

Residents that live in voting districts 1, 4 or 6 will be voting at the Harry Williams Senior Center that is located at 2 Broadway.

Residents that live in voting districts 2, 3 or 5 will be voting at the Borough Hall in the courtroom that is located at 24 N. Black Horse Pike.

Robert Farrell is running unopposed for re-election for one of the two seats on Council.

Luis “Rich” Cepero is running unopposed for election for one of the two seats on Council.

Barbara Sams, Maria Panzarella, and Naomi L. Davidson are running unopposed for re-election for the three seats on the Runnemede Board of Education.

Patricia Wilson is running unopposed for re-election for the one seat on the Black Horse Pike Regional Board of Education.

[Camden County Voting and Elections Website]

Halloween Party

October 30, 2019

Runnemede’s annual Halloween party will be on Thursday, October 31st at the Field House located on Elm Avenue from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

There will be a costume contest, prizes, food, and music.

Trick or Treating in Runnemede will be on Thursday, October 31st from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Rain or shine.  There is a 9 p.m. curfew in place.

[Halloween Flyer 2019]