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Municipal Complex on the Agenda at Tonight’s Council Meeting

The township architect will give a presentation on plans for the new municipal building.

Moorestown Township architect Rick Ragan will give a power-point presentation on the municipal complex project at tonight’s council meeting.

The meeting will be held in the Media Center at the William Allen Middle School, 891 N. Stanwick Road, at 7:30 p.m.

Ragan will present information about the four components of the project—library, administration, police, and recreation—and what uses go best together. He will also address whether the existing recreation center should be rehabilitated.

“Council is anxious to make a decision about what we’re going to do where,” said Mayor John Button.

A special meeting between Council and the Town Hall-Library Task Force has been scheduled for Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the township offices at 2 Executive Drive to address any questions that are unanswered at tonight’s meeting.

Three other items are up for discussion at tonight’s meeting.

  • Acting Township administrator Tom Merchel will seek direction from council on what to do about the deteriorating light poles at Jeff Young Memorial Park.
  • Council will review the Best Practices Survey, which is linked to the release of of the final 5 percent of state aid to municipalities. Merchel has completed that survey, which indicates Moorestown should receive 100 percent of its state aid.
  • Council will seek to fill the vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees created when Kim Ferrie resigned last month.

Council also plans to introduce an ordinance that will allow the police department to hire part-time police officers at $20 per hour, and an ordinance to allow a mid-block pedestrian crosswalk on Whittendale Drive.

West Side Story August 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Hey utr, did you catch the part of the letter that Snorr read at the meeting that said that indoor recreation is an allowable use of Open Space Funds? So the town puts a dome over the turf fields, it is legal? Or better yet, how about if Council uses Open Space to fix the Rec Center and use the money earmarked for the Rec Center on the fields? Oh wait, the lovely senior woman that spoke said somethinf along the lines of "no compromise, acquisition only"...so that means no maintenance? no historic preservation? no farmland preservation? Oh wait, maybe she misspoke...or more likely, she represents the majority of the petition signers that do not understand the entire picture and what their "vote" will actually cause.
West Side Story August 10, 2011 at 11:53 AM
and if you don't recall those comments being made at the meeting, give MSOS a call....they can sell you a copy of an audiotape they made of the meeting...
utr August 10, 2011 at 01:54 PM
West Side (Shark or Jet?) I really don't have a side in this issue other then from my perspective last night the mayor had a diatribe on since he has more information on the legalities of the use of open space funds then his stance is the correct one and 1400 people are wrong. BTW if you don't like it vote me out next election. Is that rational or even handed? That my friend is pure unadulterated hubris and I hate that. These people gathered the appropriate amount of signatures and the solicitor is parsing their language to stop them. Let me be clear, I am in favor of using the open space funds to FIX the fields. I am not in favor of the synthetic turf solution which is only an 8-10 year fix. I am also in favor of letting anybody who takes up a cause, the way MSOS has, to be heard, again I disagree (mainly because I don't want my taxes to increase for a $1.5 million field which is bad for the environment and fabric of this community in so many ways) with them but they still should have their day at the ballot box. The alternative will be in court which will cost all of us more money. Give people the right to vote on this issue, what is wrong with a little clarity?
utr August 10, 2011 at 09:54 PM
Hey West Side, check this out. http://moorestown.patch.com/articles/open-space-petition-rejected-again Are you sure his royal Mayorness had nothing to do with this? Where do I contribute for the law suit? Sad day for this town when the government quashes the people's voice with nit-picking terminology.
GWashington August 12, 2011 at 03:54 PM
How much is this TOwn Hall Project going to cost? How is This Town Hall Project going to be paid for? Will taxes increase????

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