October 30, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Neighbor:

I am excited to share once again that there will be no increase in your municipal taxes here in Cherry Hill. The Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, which was adopted by Council on October 27, 2020, continues to invest in roads, public safety, historic properties, technology upgrades, recreation, and eco-friendly upgrades to municipal facilities. I am so very proud that the Township is able to protect taxpayers and simultaneously invest in the services and amenities our community expects and deserves. This is definitely a win for our residents!

Election Day is next week on Tuesday, November 3! If you haven't already, make sure your vote is counted by returning your ballot at any Camden County secure drop box locations. And right here in Cherry Hill, we are very fortunate to have two locations. One is at Town Hall, 820 Mercer Street and the other is located at Camden County College - Rohrer Campus (Rear of Parking Lot) located at 1889 Marlton Pike East. For additional locations, please visit Camden County's website.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be limited in-person polling places where voters can cast their vote by paper Provisional Ballots. Per the new law, you cannot vote in a machine at the polls (there will be an ADA accessible ballot marking devices available for voters that are unable to vote via paper ballot). If you have any questions about your polling locations or any anything related to casting your vote for the General Election, please contact the Camden County Board of Elections at 856-401-8683 or visit their website.

On Wednesday, the Cherry Hill Human Relations Advisory Committee held a very meaningful Interfaith Healing Service. Community and religious leaders throughout town joined me and members of Township Council as we shared a moment of togetherness, community, and healing. Thank you to everyone that attended this very meaningful event. You can watch the full program here.
 
Lastly, I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. For Halloween Celebration Guidelines, check out the information below.

Please continue to stay safe.
Sincerely,
Susan Shin Angulo
Mayor
Township News & Events
Mayor and Council recognize residents at Council Meeting
During Tuesday's Council Meeting, Mayor Angulo and Township Council recognized the Side by Side Volunteer Team in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Cherry Hill American Little League 16U team for winning the State Championship, and longtime Cherry Hill Township employee Judy Molinaro upon her retirement. The Mayor and Council are proud have recognized these great individuals for their hard work and dedication.

You can watch the full video here.
Halloween Celebration Guidelines
Halloween is this weekend and in case you missed our announcement - Cherry Hill is a GO for trick-or-treaters to put on their costumes and do their best to fill up their bags with candy and treats.

Please take a look at our website and social media pages where we posted the Department of Health’s Halloween safety guidelines. It’s so important that we look out for one another this year.

🎃Wear a face mask – costume masks don’t count
👻Limit trick-or-treat group size
🍫Arrange treats in a safe, quickly accessible way
🦇Avoid large parties
🕸️Practice hand hygiene

We understand there will be families and residents who do not feel comfortable participating this year, and so for those households we’ve created a sign that can be taped to the front door that politely indicates to trick-or-treaters that they can skip this particular house. Again for a link to download your “not participating” sign visit the Cherry Hill website and social media.

Halloween Hours
The Cherry Hill Police Department recommends that families trick-or-treat this Halloween on Saturday, October 31 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all. These are the same hours that have been recommended in past years. 

A 7:00 p.m. curfew is suggested for children under 18 not accompanied by an adult on Halloween. Police in marked and unmarked cars and also on bicycles will be patrolling our local streets.
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday! Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1.

This is also the perfect opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re functional in case of an emergency.
Important General Election Information
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be limited in-person polling places where voters can cast their vote by paper provisional ballot only. Per the new law, you cannot vote in a machine at the polls (there will be ADA accessible ballot marking devices available for voters that are unable to vote via paper ballot). If you have any questions about your polling locations or any anything related to casting your vote for the General Election, please contact the Camden County Board of Elections at 856-401-8683 or visit their website

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Both Temple Emanuel and Temple Beth Sholom are no longer available to serve as polling locations. Voters originally assigned to those districts will now vote at Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road, Main Entrance to Cafeteria. For a list of the 2020 General Election Polling Locations, please visit our website.

For additional information on the 2020 General Election, please follow the link below.
Fall-O-Ween House Tour
Cherry Hill Township presents the first ever Fall-O-Ween House Tour. Check out all of the decorated houses that are on display in your neighborhood.

If you would like to be considered as a potential house on the town-wide map, fill out the the form on our website. Happy hunting!
Virtual Pumpkin Contest: Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Virtual Pumpkin Contest. We received several submissions and are excited to reveal the winners. To view all of the submissions, please visit our website.
Decorated 12 & Under –
Sarah Bosch, Entry #2
86 votes
Decorated 13+ -
Ashley Goldstein, Entry #3
116 votes
Carved 12 & Under –
Grant Paleologus, Entry #9
 99 votes
Carved 13 + -
Jeremy Noll, Entry #5
165 votes
Virtual Photography Show: Fall into the Arts – Winners Announced
The Virtual Fall Into the Arts Photography Show debuted on Monday, October 19 on our website. The show is comprised of 221 photographs from seventy-five area photographers of all ages and abilities. The show had no theme or subject matter requirement and we are pleased to announce the winners.
 
1st Place – “Florida Summer Nights” by Jennifer Bongiorno
2nd Place – “Please?” by Sara Ascalon
3rd Place – “Jump and Scream for Ice Cream” by Luis Tomlinson
Honorable Mention – “Foxwood Flower” by Alan Edelstein
Honorable Mention – “Cheeeeeese!” by Elisabeth Fusfield
Honorable Mention – “Dancing By the Light of the Moon” by Bonnie Rovere
Honorable Mention – “Eclipse” by Amanda Czerniawksi
Honorable Mention – “Puppy Love” by Don Kanzler
Honorable Mention – “Boardwalk Silhouette” by Joseph Perno
 
Many images are for sale and you can purchase them directly from the photographers by sending them an email or visiting their website. It’s the perfect opportunity to purchase a new piece of art for your home or office from a local artist.
Call for Veterans - Virtual Veterans Day Video
This year, the Township will honor our local Veterans and Active Military Members who have served or are currently serving our Country with a photo slide show that will be broadcasted on our website and social media page on Veterans Day.

The deadline to submit photos is November 9, 2020. For additional information, please follow the link below.
Cherry Hill Township Food Drive
Help our neighbors by bringing your non-perishable food items to any of the following drop off locations for the Cherry Hill Township Food Drive. The collection begins the week of November 2, 2020.

Drop off locations*:
  • Cherry Hill Food Pantry, 910 Beechwood Ave
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS), 1301 Springdale Rd
  • Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street
  • Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Rd
  • Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N
*Visit our website for specific days/times at each drop off location.

Items needed:
  • Thanksgiving items (stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Tuna
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Veggies & Fruit
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Juice
  • Rice
  • Snacks
  • Pasta Sauce

Traveling Fallen Tribute Towers visit to the American Legion Post 372
The Traveling Fallen Tribute Towers: Remembering Our Fallen will be on display outside on the grounds of American Legion Post 372 from Wednesday, November 4 - Sunday, November 8 and is open for public viewing 24/7.

The Fallen Tribute Towers is a traveling war memorial that honors our post 9/11 military Fallen. Consisting of 32 towers, it includes information and photos of the military men and women killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, those that were killed in training accidents and attacks stateside and on overseas bases, as well as those who took their own lives once returning from war due to post-traumatic stress.

There will be a Candlelight & Wreath Laying Service on Friday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. to honor and remember all our military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11. The Ceremony includes guest speakers, including ret Brig General John DiNapoli, Gold Star Mother Melinda Kane and Mike Simpson with NJ Run for the Fallen, along with some local dignitaries. There will be a reading of names from Camden County, along with candles provided for all to place at one of the Tower Panels or the Camden County Panel.

There will also be a Veterans Day Service on Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. to honor all our living veterans and active military. (Rain or Shine).
Pet licensing now available online
Pets must be registered with the Township annually. Renew or register your pet today!
 
Annual Dog & Cat License Renewal
Dog License valid Jan 1 - Dec 31
Cat License valid Aug 1 - July 31
 
Annual Fees
Neutered or spayed dogs/cats - $22.20
Non-neutered or spayed dogs/cats - $25.20
 
Late fees of $25 applied for dog licenses issued after January 31 and cat licenses issued after August 31.
 
To register your pet online, please visit our website or call the Municipal Clerk's office with any questions at 856-488-7892. 
COVID-19 Exposure Tracking App Launched in New Jersey
Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight. Download COVID Alert NJ.

COVID Alert NJ is New Jersey's free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The app also provides users with up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news, key COVID-19 metrics, and a user-friendly symptom tracking tool. COVID Alert NJ uses Bluetooth proximity technology. The app will never record any identifying data. All users will remain anonymous. How it Works:
  1. Download COVID Alert NJ on the App Store or Google Play Store. Opt-in to receive "Exposure Notifications"
  2. As you go about your day, the app will use Bluetooth to sense any "close contacts"—other app users who are within 6 feet of you for more than 10 minutes
  3. When your app senses a close contact, your phone will exchange a secure random code with the close contact's phone. It's important to note that your location and name are never disclosed
  4. If you test positive for COVID-19, a public health representative will call you and ask if you're willing to anonymously notify your "close contacts" by uploading your app's close contact codes
  5. Each day, the app will compare your list of close contact codes to the list of codes associated with positive COVID-19 app users. If there's a match you will get an Exposure Alert, along with appropriate next steps
Information for Cherry Hill residents regarding COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Cherry Hill. Find information such as the following:

  • How to Conduct Township Business
  • Closures throughout Town
  • Helpful Links and Resources
  • FAQs
  • Information for Local Businesses
Camden County 2020 Drive-thru Flu Shot Schedule
As our region continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the spread of seasonal influenza will be critical to protecting public health in Camden County this fall. To help keep residents safe and healthy this flu season, the Freeholder Board is announcing the 2020 Seasonal Flu Shot Schedule, beginning on Friday, Oct. 2. In order to accommodate social distancing recommendations, this year’s flu shot program will be conducted via a series of drive-thru events at locations throughout the county.

Each fall, the county offers a number of times and locations throughout the county where residents can receive the influenza vaccine, at no out-of-pocket cost.

Cherry Hill locations:
November 20 and November 21
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
One Stop – Cherry Hill
101 Woodcrest Road, Cherry Hill 08003

Upcoming Virtual Township Meetings

In order to join the virtual meetings, please refer to the log-in information and links on our website under the calendar section.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works Administrative Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Public Works will be continuing to provide services to the best of their ability. If you have an emergency matter that requires immediate attention, please call (856) 424-4422 or email publicworks@chtownship.com.
2020 Leaf Collection Schedule
The easiest way to manage your leaves is still by bagging them. Free, 30-gallon recyclable paper leaf bags are available for interested residents at the Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street, and at the Public Works Complex and Recycling Center, 1 Perina Blvd. Below is a list of collection dates for each neighborhood. A map is also available online.

The following areas are scheduled for leaf pick up the week of November 2:
  • Bunker Hill
  • Cherry Hill Estates
  • Cherry Run
  • Chestnut Place
  • Country Walk
  • Cropwell Estates
  • Deer Park
  • Delwood
  • Eagle Oak
  • Forest Park
  • Fox Hollow
  • Knollwood
  • Lakeview
  • Point of View
  • Ramsgate
  • Signal Hill
  • Somerset
  • Staffordshire
  • Surrey Place
  • Timber Cove
  • Willowdale
  • Windsor Park West

Second collection tentatively scheduled for the week of November 30.
Senior Living
Although, Township offices are closed to the public, our Senior Services Coordinator is still responding to voicemail and email. Please note that during this time, senior bus services are currently suspended. If you have any questions regarding Cherry Hill Senior Services, please contact Gaye Pino by email or (856) 661-4800.
Senior Tax Freeze
Eligible applicants for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement can submit their Homeowners Verification of Taxes (Form PTR 1-A or PTR 2-A) by mailing it along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Tax Collector's Office, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Once the tax office receives the form it will be filled out and quickly returned to the applicant so it can be submitted to the state with the completed application. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Tax Collector at 856-488-7880.

Applications were mailed in February to the last address you filed with. If you did not receive your booklet, contact our Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Information Line for assistance at 1-800-882-6597. The filing deadline for the 2019 Senior Freeze has been extended to December 30, 2020.
Senior Festival
During these unprecedented times, when we can't gather together, we still wanted to bring you the benefits of our annual Senior Festival event...virtually!

Members of the community can explore the valuable information, services and activities, specifically for Cherry Hill residents 55 and older. Connect directly with local organizations, businesses, non-profit groups and Township departments in our Vendor Stalls and be sure to check out the Resource Center for videos and information on specific topics and needs.

Visitors to the website can also enter into a drawing to win a door prize each Wednesday during the month of November. Learn more by following the link below.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Hours and Guidelines
The Cherry Hill Public Library is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended evening hours Mondays and Wednesdays until 8 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required in the building. Your mask must be worn over your nose and under your mouth the whole time you are in the building. The Computer Lab, Lower Level, is open during business hours. For all updated guidelines, please refer to our FAQ on our website before visiting. https://chplnj.org/covid19-faq. Have any questions? Email our librarians at chplref@chplnj.org or call 856.667.0300 x2.

Donations
Book donations or donations of other materials are NOT being accepted at this time. If you would like to support the library, monetary donations are very appreciated! Visit our website to contribute by credit card or PayPal: https://chplnj.org/supportyourlibrary or make a cash donation in person when you visit.
Scarecrow Contest
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Scarecrow Contest! We had 36 entries this year! Also, thank you to Cherry Hill Recreation and Cherry Hill Township for partnering with us in hosting this fundraiser. A special thank you to the following businesses for supporting this event and providing prizes: The Cherry Hill Sun, Springdale Farms, Seasons 52, ShopRite – Ravitz Family Foundation, Steak 38, Artis Senior Living Evesham, Ponzio’s, Il Villaggio, and Scott Counsel Estate & Elder Care Law. The following Scarecrows are the winners:
  1. First place was tied (seriously – down the final count) with Dr. Awesome (#1) and Be “Whoo” You “R” (21) at first place.
  2. Second place is Jack (#4)
  3. Third place is Neil Ascrownaut (#32)
Visit CHPL in Costume
Does your little one want to show off their costume at CHPL? Stop by Saturday, October 31 during business hours and head up to Youth Services, Upper Level in costume to receive a non-candy treat. No registration required.

Online Story Times for Kids
Join your favorite CHPL librarians for pre-recorded story times, rhyme times, quick story breaks, and special Halloween themed story breaks! Visit our website for the links.

Upcoming Events
Google Skills for High Schoolers: Create a Study Schedule to Meet Your Goals
Monday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Organize and track your goals, and improve your study skills using a spreadsheet. This self-paced class is broken up into short 2 to 3 minute video segments that can be completed any time this week. It will take a total of 45 to 90 minutes to complete the assignment.  The result will be an organized plan for getting all of your schoolwork done with less stress! At the same time you will be learning how to use Google Sheets. You will need a Google (Gmail) account to complete this class. If you do not have one you can create one at accounts.google.com. After registering you will be emailed access to the class and all others in this series. Each student who completes this lesson will receive a Google Skills certificate of completion. This class was made possible by a Grow With Google grant and is part of the Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Register online.
 
Google Skills for Middle Schoolers: Design a Poster about You
Monday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Create a poster that reflects your personality and print it with Google Drawings. This self-paced class is broken up into short 2 to 3 minute video segments that can be completed any time this week. It will take a total of 45 to 90 minutes to complete the assignment.  The result will be a cool poster designed by you! At the same time you will be learning how to use Google Drawings. You will need a Google (Gmail) account to complete this class. If you do not have one you can create one at accounts.google.com. After registering you will be emailed access to the class and all others in this series. Each student who completes this lesson will receive a Google Skills certificate of completion. This class was made possible by a Grow With Google grant and is part of the Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Register online.
 
Teen Craft: Make Your Own Mystery Book Safe
Monday, November 2
Stop by the CHPL Teen Space to pick up this month's Take and Make kit. With the materials provided and using CHPL's Creativebug account, you will make a Mystery Book Safe out of a vintage Nancy Drew novel at home. We'll provide the book, waxed paper, and instructions. You will need Elmer's glue, a small paintbrush and a cutting tool.* While supplies last. *This craft requires the use of a cutting tool, like an x-acto knife or a box cutter. For that reason, we recommend this craft be completed by an older teen or with help from an adult. No registration required.
 
Limited Tickets Available! Psychic Medium Virtual Reading
Wednesday, November 4 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Connect with the Past through our favorite Psychic Medium – Michele Stillman. $25 per person. Limited to 20 participants. Only a few spots left! For Michele’s bio and to register, click here.
 
CHPL Animal Crossing Open Hours
Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Animal Crossing New Horizons players of all ages are invited to open play at CHPL Cove. Pick fruit, catch bugs, visit our virtual branch and museum, and swap recipes, fossils, furniture and clothing! Add the library's Nintendo Friend Code, SW-7377-8544-2015, then once playing ACNH, visit your airport, and select "visit through online play" to find us. Note: Animal Crossing requires a Nintendo Online subscription for online play.
 
Save the Date: Semi-Annual Gently Used Jewelry Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Get your holiday gifts at bargain prices! Social distance shopping made easy – you must wear your masks! Limited shoppers will be let into the room. No donations are being accepted at this time. 100% of proceeds benefit the library. Cash preferred.