“Significant” upgrades are planned for the railroad crossings at Bellmawr’s Benigno Boulevard and Anderson Avenue, Borough Engineer Steve Bach reported at the monthly caucus meeting of Mayor and Council on April 16.
Bach said that there were two recent meetings with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ-DOT) and Conrail. NJ-DOT is the entity that controls the railroad, and they can compel upgrades, Bach explained. “Gates were lobbied for, but the NJ-DOT did not deem that gates were warranted.” Flashing lights and warning bells will be installed at those locations, but there is no schedule as of yet, he said.
Warren Avenue Water Tower is slated to come down in mid-May. Testing continues in order to satisfy the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ-DEP).
Supervisor of Public Works Joe Ciano said that rubber gloves, wipes, and rags that have been flushed down toilets are “wreaking havoc” on the system. He wanted to reiterate that “only toilet paper” should be flushed down toilets.
Moment of Silence
There was a moment of silence in honor of Rocco Romano, a retired police officer for the Bellmawr Police Department, who passed away on April 16.
Out for Bid
The window project for Borough Hall and the bathroom project for the batting cages went out for bid.
Borough Events Cancelled
Mayor Chuck Sauter said that the National Day of Prayer, the rabies clinic, Miss Bellmawr Pageant, and St. Joachim’s Annual carnival have been postponed due to the coronavirus.
April 23, 2020 Monthly Mayor & Council Meeting
Those wishing to participate in the meeting can do so by phone or online as follows:
Online – https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/7377662
Phone – 1-717-275-8940 Enter access code 737 7662 when prompted.
All public participants will be muted until the public portion of the meeting, which will be announced at the appropriate time. If you have a comment or question please start by giving your name and address and you will have a total of 5 minutes for questions or comments.
Post updated/corrected on April 22, 2020 at 1:25 p.m. to add how the public may participate in the monthly meeting.