Thursday, November 22, 2012
What do you think the township should do to address the failing parking meters on Main Street?
- Rob Scott
Thursday, November 22, 2012
With the township weighing its options with what to do with the parking meters downtown, Moorestown Police Director Harry Johnson went in front of the business community Wednesday to solicit their opinions. Speaking before the Moorestown Business Association (MBA), Johnson laid out the situation: antiquated, frequently failing parking meters that cost nearly $400 apiece to replace, and a township budget of roughly $500 for maintenance each year. “We’re getting to a point now where we have to make a decision: We replace the meters as they are, or go with newer, higher tech, where you can use cards at the meters, or go to kiosks,” he explained, adding a fourth option—getting rid of the meters altogether. Hopefully Johnson wasn’t looking for …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hate the town's Christmas decorations? This should make you happy.
For anyone who’s looked at the holiday decorations on Main Street over the last several years and thought, “Ugh,” your prayers have been answered. Township manager Scott Carew announced Monday the township has signed a contract for new decorations, which will be strung up downtown around Thanksgiving. “This wins the award for the longest issue,” he joked. “It beats town hall by a couple years.” Mayor John Button, liaison to the Appearance Committee, which had taken the lead on the decorations, said the current downtown ornamentations were “an accommodation to a budget constraint” back in 2006. And ever since then, Button, as well as committee member Gina Zegel, said they’ve heard no end of complaints from people who thought the decorations…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Moorestown Patch local editor Rob Scott celebrates his one-year anniversary with a list of his favorite parts of Moorestown, including generous people, smart students and pepperoni rolls.
It’s been a year since I took over Moorestown Patch. (Technically a year and 48 hours, but who’s counting?) In the last 367 days, I’ve grown to love, like and—well, hate’s a strong word—not be too fond of a number of qualities of our fair town. I say “our” because, yes, I live here too. But let’s focus on the positive, because there are far more things I like about Moorestown than not. So here I present to you the top nine things I love about Moorestown. Why nine? Because everyone does a top 10 and I wanted to be different. There’s my top nine. What about you? What do you love about Moorestown?
Friday, June 29, 2012
Members of Moorestown's Economic Development Advisory Committee are exploring the establishment of a Business Improvement District here.
It’s a theme frequently stressed in film (The Avengers), sports (Miami Heat’s Big 3 vs. Cleveland-era Lebron James) and countless other media: Teamwork trumps going it alone. That mantra applies to the business community as well, which is why members of Moorestown’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) are exploring the possibility of establishing a Business Improvement District (BID) here. Township resident Eric Goldstein, executive director for the King of Prussia BID, has been offering his expertise to EDAC. To underscore the benefit of a BID, he explained why downtowns have suffered over the years. “A lot of the reason American Main Streets have declined over the last few decades is the growth of suburban retail malls,” he …