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What You Missed from This Week's Council Meeting

Construction of the Moorestown municipal complex is expected to begin very soon. Read on to find out how the project will affect parking at the library and rec center.

For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township council meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover tidbits from the meeting:

  • Township manager Scott Carew said construction of the municipal complex should commence within the next three weeks. "The people from Sambe Construction seem to be as excited to get started as we are," he told council, explaining that a preconstruction meeting had already been held with the contractor and the results of a soil test looked very positive. Carew also noted that during construction, virtually the entire parking lot at the site of the municipal complex would be fenced off, except for a small section in front of the recreation center. Visitors to the library and rec center will be able to park in the municipal lot across the street, behind the Main Street shops. 
  • Carew praised the public works department for completing the collection of brush left over from Hurricane Sandy eight days ahead of schedule. "They did yeoman's work in getting this picked up," he said. Leaf collection—which was postponed because of the storm—begins Monday. 
  • Public works also began stringing up the township's new holiday decorations on Main Street this week, according to Carew. The township bought enough decorations to cover half of the light poles on Main Street. 
  • Town council approved a waiver on false alarm fees charged to the school district. The district had requested the waiver and council agreed, with Mayor John Button citing the number of shared services that already exist between the district and the township.

Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the IT room at Moorestown High School. 

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