Thursday, April 11, 2013
A touching tribute to Vietnam veterans will make its way to Moorestown this summer.
Can't make it to Washington, D.C. to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? Well, the next best thing will be rolling into Moorestown this summer. Thanks to the efforts of local veterans, "The Wall That Heals," a traveling replica of the D.C. memorial, will visit Moorestown for several days in June. Army veteran Dave Walters, who served in Vietnam from 1968-69, said the wall will come to town on Tuesday, June 4. His plan is to have the wall roll through downtown on its way to a large, open area behind the YMCA, where it will be situated during its stint in Moorestown. The wall will remain there from June 5-9, leaving on the 10th. Walters said he'd "love to load Main Street with people" for the wall's trip through town. Though Walter himself …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Crews from Sambe Construction began prepping the site last week.
After residents spent weeks waiting for progress on the construction of the new municipal complex, heavy machinery began moving in late last week. Crews from Sambe Construction have been prepping the site of the future town hall/library building throughout the week, clearing the area of trees and removing concrete from the parking lot to ready it for construction. According to the original timeline prepared by construction management firm Greyhawk—which you can see by clicking on the attached PDF—the actual erection of the structure is anticipated to begin this month. That timeline is outdated however, and the updated version has yet to be posted to the township website. Sambe has approximately 450 days (weather-permitting) to finish …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Township manager Scott Carew said he also expects to hear from experts about whether the township should install a temporary crosswalk on Second Street.
More than a month and a half after ground was broken, construction of the new town hall complex is expected to begin this week. Township manager Scott Carew said Sambe Construction has received all the necessary permits to install the footings and foundation and indicated to him crews would be restarting work at the site this week. "They have equipment on their way to the site as we speak," he said Monday. He also expected to receive an updated construction schedule today, which would replace the outdated one posted on the township website. Sambe has 450 days to complete construction (weather-permitting), beginning when it received a notice to proceed recently. In addition to the updated timeline, Carew said he would be meeting today …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Let's bring some revenue to town by filming a reality TV show! The possibilities are endless.
I am not a big fan of reality television, although I will admit to having a bizarre fascination with Honey Boo Boo and her clan. Not because I enjoy Toddlers & Tiaras (yet another reality show), but because I love her nickname. If I have one regret, it’s that I was never asked to join the Mafia, because those guys have the greatest nicknames: Cheesebox, Benny Eggs, Bobby HaHa and Momo, to name a few. Our family watched the first few seasons of American Idol, before our interest waned and we moved on to other mind-numbing pastimes—like trying to figure out Lost. Needless to say, we’re the ones who lost five years worth of Wednesday nights. We never could figure out the smoke monster, the hatch, the Others, the mothers or why that Brazilian …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Moorestown Library patrons are frustrated after fences installed around the site of town hall construction have limited ease of access to the building.
Township officials are discussing the possibility of installing a crosswalk on Second Street to improve pedestrian safety by the town hall construction site after hearing complaints from disgruntled library patrons. Visitors to the library have been parking in the municipal lot across the street since Sambe Construction erected fences around the entire municipal complex lot last month. Technically, they're supposed to walk to the light at Church and Second streets and cross at the crosswalk, but most have been crossing Second directly from the lot, putting them at greater risk to traffic. Township manager Scott Carew said he and others have looked into putting up a temporary crosswalk that would traverse Second Street from the municipal …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sambe Construction will use an alternative method—rather than the noisy, potentially disruptive rapid impact compaction—to prep the ground for construction.
Crews wrapped chain-link fence around the perimeter of the soon-to-be municipal complex Monday, as Sambe Construction prepares to break ground on the 45,000-square-foot structure later this month. The fencing will block off virtually the entire parking lot for the library and recreation center, except for a small section outside the rec center, throughout construction, which is expected to take roughly 450 days. To prepare the ground for construction, crews will have to perform a "soil exchange," which involves removing the loose soil underneath the site of the old town hall and replacing it with denser soil, explained Sambe vice president Yan Girlya. Project architects Ragan Design Group had originally recommended a process known as …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Construction crews are expected to install a fence today blocking off the library parking lot, which will remain up throughout construction.
The weather could have been nicer, but still everyone was all smiles at the groundbreaking for Moorestown’s new town hall Friday morning. Scott Carew pointed out that he was the third township manager to work on the project, which also went through three mayors and two architects to come to fruition—not to mention more than $3 million in planning expenses. Mayor John Button was excited to finally see construction get underway, more than a year after the original building was demolished and five years after it was damaged by fire. “It’s a great facility and it’s been conspicuously missing,” he said. “I kind of look at this as the launch of the mothership. This is the pulse of the town.” Yan Girlya, vice president of Sambe Construction, …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new municipal complex will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.
Five years after fire damaged town hall and more than a year after the building was demolished, the township will finally break ground on the new municipal complex. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the site of the new complex, across from the Moorestown Library. Mayor John Button said he expects construction to begin very soon after, possibly as early as Monday. "They'll put the fences up ... They have to take trees down," he said. "I think that kind of work will start up right away." During construction, much of the parking lot by the library and recreation center will be closed off. Library and rec center patrons will be able to use the municipal lot across the street, behind the Main Street shops. The township…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Updates on the municipal complex and the status of East Gate Square's liquor license proposal were provided at this week's Moorestown council meeting.
- Rob Scott
Friday, November 30, 2012
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: Council will hold it next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the IT room at Moorestown High School.
Friday, November 23, 2012
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.
- Rob Scott
Friday, November 23, 2012
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: Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the IT room at Moorestown High School.