Mayor Jim Maley's Blog
Colls TV is in full gear with a dedicated, talented group of volunteers making high quality, fun, informative TV programs for our local access channels - Channel 19 on Comcast and 44on Verizon.
As we continue with the LumberYard project, there will be new neighbors moving into the new building along Atlantic Avenue in October. These are the first residents of the new building.
At our last Town Forum, we were asked what we are doing to ensure we get a share of the stimulus money we have all read about. Well turns out the stimulus hasn't worked quite like we were told.
We had an unfortunate crime occur in town that was solved the same day it occurred because of great police work assisted by an attentive resident. 1st Colonial National Bank was robbed on a Friday. As the robber fled the bank and ran up the street, a resident saw him, thought it suspicious because he jumped into the trunk of a waiting car that then sped away. This resident jotted down 4 digits of the Florida license plate.
As we continue along the process to explore redevelopment of the parking lots at the Speedline station, we've reached another milestone. Over the last year, the Borough and the DRPA issued "Requests for Qualifications" where we asked firms interested in the project to submit their team's qualifications. We received 15 responses. From that list, we selected 6 firms to provide conceptual proposals.
Congratulations Coillingswood! Our Farmer's market has been voted America's Favorite in a competition conducted by the American Farmland Trust. This is a tremendous honor for our market in its 10th year. Started by volunteers Pam Ciervo and Silvia Hatzell, the Market brings great food at a reasonable price to our region, helps sustain New Jersey farms and provides a great social scene drawing more and more people to town.
On July 1, 2010, Collingswood will end its police effort in Woodlynne. In response to the letter we delivered to Woodlynne's Mayor and Council in May, we received a letter from Woodlynne's attorney laying out their requirements for our continued policing.
Thanks to everyone who took a chance on relieving me to throw out the First Pitch at Collingswood Night at the Phillies. Your efforts raised $1400 that is being donated to our fire department's efforts supporting St. Baldrick's Foundation for pediatric cancer research and the Knight Park playground.