Organizers hope to receive funding from the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.
Supporters of the Swede Run barn project said the group raised nearly $1,300 at Moorestown Day, selling prints and watercolors of the vintage building, all painted by area artists. One artist, Jan Daniels, a retired Dutch citizen who lives in the Bahamas, but spends summers in Moorestown, created a book containing photographs and history on the historic barn. According to barn supporter Julie Maravich, the group has raised nearly $17,000 to date, which falls short of the total amount needed to complete the project. Maravich said the group is working on a proposal to present to the township, requesting that the township release funds from the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, and match the money which …
Supporters of the project may seek council's help by asking them to release money from the Open Space Trust Fund.
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- Rob Scott
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UPDATE: Mayor John Button said he'd have no problem considering a proposal from the Swede's Run Barn supporters to use the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the project. "It's a very appropriate use of the fund," he said. "I think they should put a presentation together and come to us." When township engineer the Alaimo Group pegged the cost of the restoration at $160,000 last summer, Button and the rest of council decided the project was too expensive for the township to fund, though they did agree to waive permit fees. Since the amount the township would be asked to put forward at this stage would be much smaller, Button said he'd be much more open to the idea. "I would definitely consider that…