March 13, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Residents:

We are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and are taking action to limit exposure to Cherry Hill residents and reduce the potential for spread in our community. Fortunately, the latest information available on the Camden County resident being treated at Jefferson Hospital is good news. In a statement by Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “… the patient is doing very well, and his condition has been upgraded.”
 
The Camden County Health Department is continuing to work with the New Jersey Department of Health to trace back close contacts of the individual. Governor Murphy has declared a state of emergency in an effort to give state and local officials greater authority to make necessary decisions to protect the public health. The Centers for Disease Control have advised senior citizens and with heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease to take extra precautions and avoid public spaces. And organizations across the nation are cancelling events in an effort to prevent community spread.
 
While the overall risk to the general public remains low, my administration is taking any potential risk to our residents very seriously. In light of guidance from Federal, State, and County experts, I have announced the indefinite postponement and cancellations of upcoming events including:

  • Free Tax Help for Senior Citizens
  • Ensemble Series which was scheduled for Sunday, March 15
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection which was scheduled on Saturday, March 21
 
Additionally, Municipal Court will be suspended for fourteen (14) days. My administration in coordination with the courts will reevaluate during that period and determine whether or not to extend the suspension time frame.
 
At Town Hall I’ve asked maintenance staff to ramp up disinfecting of counters and windows. And I’m asking all residents with Township business to utilize, to the greatest extent possible, online services which are listed on our website.
 
Please continue to monitor upcoming events and programs throughout the region as other organizations make similar decisions to cancel or postpone. My office is aware of the following:
 
  • The Cherry Hill Public Library will be indefinitely postponing various programs for the month of March. Please check their events calendar for the most up to date information.
  • Camden County has cancelled a number of upcoming events, please visit their website for a full listing.
 
I've directed department heads to draw up contingency plans in the event that our municipal building experiences diminished workforce capacity as a result of potential widespread exposure, and to look into any and all actions to protect the public and municipal employees.
 
Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of Cherry Hill residents. Cherry Hill Township, Police, and Fire Departments as well as our schools are actively coordinating with State and County officials.

Please note that the State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline by calling 800-222-1222.

As more information becomes available we will be updating our website and social media page. If you're looking for additional information, please continue to monitor these sites.

Sincerely,
Susan Shin Angulo
Mayor
Township News & Events
Mayor and Council recognized East Boys and Girls Swim Teams
At Monday's Council Meeting, Mayor Angulo and Township Council recognized the Cherry Hill East Boys and Girls Swim Team for both winning the state championship.

The Cherry Hill East Girls Swim Team made history by winning the programs first state championship since 2000 with an 88-82 win over Bridgewater-Raritan.

The Cherry Hill East Boys Swim Team finished the year with the perfect season of 15-0 winning their 12th consecutive State Sectional Championship by beating Egg Harbor Township 106-64 in Public A South Sectional Final.

We are proud to recognize each of the swimmers on this year’s roster, and give special thanks to the teams coaches for their work and commitment to these young women and men.
Council attends K9 Veterans Day
Council President Fleisher and Councilwomen Jacobs, Doshi and Apell joined the Cherry Hill Police Department for the 3rd Annual National K-9 Veteran's Day event last weekend. Members of the CHPD K9 Unit were on location to answer questions about their K9s and the jobs they perform.
Pipeline Replacement Project
South Jersey Gas is improving their natural gas infrastructure that provides safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to 385,000 customers across southern New Jersey. The upcoming work in the following neighborhoods is part of our company's ongoing pipeline replacement program, which upgrades aging natural gas main and services with new, durable plastic.

South Jersey Gas may dig on your property as part of this work. A temporary repair will be made until final restoration occurs, typically within 60 to 90 days. Openings in concrete will be temporarily patched with asphalt until final restoration occurs. Openings made in grass areas during the winter may not be restored until warmer weather to facilitate growth.

Residents along this project route will have access to and from their properties at all times. Appropriate traffic control personnel will direct motorists and pedestrians around all work.

Project Timeline: March 2020-June 2020

Streets Directly Affected:
  • Longfellow Drive
  • Chaucer Place
  • Byron Terrace
  • Ashley Court
  • Walt Whitman Boulevard
  • Philmar Avenue
  • 6th Avenue East
  • 7th Avenue East
  • Hoffman Avenue
  • Hurff Avenue

For more information, please call 609-561-9000 ext. 8805
Distributing Dignity Collection Drive
Join Cherry Hill Township in honoring Women's History Month this March by dropping off donations for Distributing Dignity at one of the Township's drop-off locations.  

By partnering with local nonprofits, Distributing Dignity distributes new bras (with tags), pads and tampons to women in need.

Purple collection boxes will be at Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building (820 Mercer Street), Cherry Hill Public Works Building (1 Perina Blvd.), and the Cherry Hill Public Library (1100 Kings Hwy N). Donations will be accepted at any of the three drop-off locations during their regular business hours.
 
For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at (856) 488-7878. 
Self-Defense Class
Learn how to protect yourself! Senator Beach, Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt are hosting a "Self-Defense Class" at CHPL on Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m . in the Conference Center, Lower Level.

This is FREE for constituents of District 6. You must register online .

This is not a library sponsored program. Registration must be made via the link.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Cancelled
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Cherry Hill
that was scheduled on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. has been cancelled. We will notify residents once it has been rescheduled.
Support the Cherry Hill Education Foundation
Support the Cherry Hill Education Foundation by dining at
P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant (Rt. 70 and Greentree Rd) on Monday, March 23 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 15% of your bill will be donated to Cherry Hill Education Foundation — just place your paid receipt in the receptacle at the front desk — no flyer needed! All food and all drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are included!

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation provides grants and donations to our 19 schools to enhance the education of our 11,000 students.
Parent University and Resource Fair
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools present Parent University and Resource Fair on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m . The event will be filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children. Topics include: Understanding how social media increases anxiety and depression in our children, Vaping, Helping your school-aged child resolve conflict, through social and emotional practices, College 101, Understanding Naviance, Creating Authentic Connections with your Teen, Hidden in Plain Sight display.
10th Anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program; highlighting Borton Mill Trails
The Cherry Hill Environmental Board is marking the 10th Anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program. There are many activities scheduled for until November 2020. Each month one of the 11 trail locations will be highlighted. This month it’s the Borton Mill Trails.
 
The 26-acre Cherry Hill Open Space parcel has 7 color-coded trails. The Brown “Nature” trail goes around the outside, and a Nature Guide to interesting features is available online and in boxes at the beginning and end of the Nature Trail. Highlighted natural features include interesting trees, vines, birds, insects and a marsh. The other colored trails crisscross the interior of the park, totaling over 11,600 feet in length (2.2 miles). Deer, hawks, squirrels, rabbits, birds and a red fox are often seen.
 
There is a parking lot located on Borton Mill Road at Kitty Hawk Road, The main trail entrance is by the parking lot, and is marked with the standard Cherry Hill Trail Program trail head sign where you’ll find a kiosk with a trail map posted. Note that there is a plastic bag dispenser to pick up pet waste, important for both human health and the environment, as stressed by the Delaware Riverkeepers. There are other trail entrances: the corner of Borton Mill and Brace Roads that connects to the Croft Farm Trails, and at the corner of Brace and Kresson Roads.
 
As part of the 10th Anniversary, you can walk or bike all 11 trails and participate in the Cherry Hill Trails Challenge. A Challenge Passport is available on the Cherry Hill website and at the Recreation Department in Town Hall. Challenge requirements are noted on the back of the Passport as are the prizes available to those completing all requirements at three different levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
 
Take the Challenge and enjoy all the trails, solitude and nature that the Cherry Hill Trails have to offer. Check out all the trails on our  website .
Senior Living
Due to the Coronavirus, and the presumptive positive case in Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Township will be indefinitely postponing all senior programming and events for the month of March.

For the most up-to-date information, you can check our website or contact the Cherry Hill Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Due to the Coronavirus, and the presumptive positive case in Cherry Hill, the Library will be indefinitely postponing some programming and events during the month of March. The events listed below are currently still on the schedule, but changes may be made if necessary. For a full updated list of postponed events, please visit the library's website .

Creating Your Business Profile on Google
Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
Grow your small business with Google! This class will help you create and manage your business's online presence on Google Search and Maps. A Google account is required for this class. Please come prepared with your user ID and password. Registration required.

3D Printing and You
Tuesday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
CHPL has a 3D printer! We will be hosting a 3D printing demo, which will last about 45 minutes. Afterward, you can reserve time with the printer. For the demo, you will learn about our printer, a Lulzbot Taz, as well as settings, filament, and software. Limited seats available – register now !

Meet the Author: Mark Tatulli
Thursday, March 19 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Join us in welcoming internationally syndicated cartoonist and middle grade author Mark Tatulli! Best known for his popular comic strips  Heart of the City  and  Lio , he will be discussing how he created books like  Short & Skinny They Came  and  Lio: There’s a Monster in My Socks . Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the Cherry Hill Education Association. Grades K – 8. Registration required.

Social Media: Are You the Product?
Thursday, March 19 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
We give away a wealth of data for free to our social media accounts. In this class we will cover what information we are giving away and what we get for it. Learn how to heal the damage already done and protect yourself going forward. Come learn all the tips and tricks to keep your social media safe and productive! Registration required.

NJ Makers Day
Saturday, March 21 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
NJ Makers Day is a state-wide celebration of maker culture. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. The Cherry Hill Public Library will be showing off some of our coolest Maker equipment as well as instructional classes and demonstrations. Maker Day encourages exploration for all ages and skill levels. No registration required.