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2020 Camden County General Election Results Official; D’Angelo & Fina Win Council Seats

The 2020 General Election results are official as of November 20, 2020.

In Bellmawr, incumbent Jim D’Angelo and running mate Johann Fina prevailed and won two council seats.

As for the Board of Education, Lisa Young, Maria Tregear, and Kelly Rosato won the three open seats on the BOE.

To view the complete official 2020 Election results, click here.

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Unofficial 2020 General Election Results for Bellmawr Council, School Board & Other Local Races

Camden County Unofficial Results Last Updated: November 16, 2020 7:51 PM

Current status: Unofficial as of November 16, 2020 8:27 PM.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes to how the November 3, 2020 General Election is conducted (made by P.L. 2020, c 72) the completion of the results will be delayed, according to Camden County’s website.

Click the image below to be directed to the write-in votes.

(Credit: Camden County)

The expected schedule for the release of results is:

Initial Vote by Mail Ballots
November 3, 2020, shortly after close of polls (single upload without additional updates)

ADA Voting Machines
November 3, 2020 – Approximately 11:00 pm

Subsequent Vote by Mail Ballots
Daily through November 23, 2020

Provisional (In-Person Voting) Ballots
Daily beginning on or about November 11, 2020 through November 23, 2020

Results are unofficial and not complete.

Ballots will be continued to be processed through certification.

Results will be updated regularly.

Gloucester City
Mt. Ephraim

*This post has and will continue to be updated as Election Results are counted and new information becomes available.*

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Bellmawr BOE Appoints Lisa Young as President, Kelly Rosato as Vice-President; Letters of Interest for Vacant Seat Due Aug. 24

At their August 5, 2020 meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) accepted the resignation of long-time board member, Jody Mangus, who recently moved out of state.

The BOE also voted Lisa Young as president and Kelly Rosato as vice-president.

To fill the vacant seat left by Ms. Mangus, a notice has been advertised for the vacancy, which is to be filled by a resident of Bellmawr Borough, for the remainder of the term of a seat up for election in November 2021.

The appointee shall serve from the date of appointment until the reorganization meeting in January 2022 following the election, and therefore anyone interested in filling the seat beyond January 2022 must also register separately to run in the November 2021 election.

Those eligible residents of Bellmawr Borough having an interest in filling this position should send a letter providing information about themselves and summarizing their interest in the position, as well as information relative to their place of address, telephone number, and email address.

All letters must be received by 4:00 pm on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Interviews will be held by the Board of Education on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Interested persons will be notified as to the time if they are chosen for an interview.

The letter should be mailed or scanned to:

Mr. Patrick Doyle, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Bellmawr Board of Education
256 Anderson Ave
Bellmawr, NJ 08031


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Bellmawr BOE Approves District’s Tentative 2018-19 $16.1M Budget

The Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve the district’s tentative 2018-19 budget on March 19, 2018. The budget has been sent to the County for approval.

A Public Hearing for the 2018-19 budget will take place on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m in the Bell Oaks Media Center.

The BOE also voted to approve the use of the following adjustments in preparation of the tentative 2018-2019 Budget:

  • Automatic Pre-budget Year Tax Levy and Enrollment Adjustments
  • Banked Cap from the 2016-2017 school year ($20,936) and 2017-2018 school year ($79,064), for a total of $100,000 to be used in 2018-2019 for the purchase of new social studies and writing curriculum, with funds to be used by the end of the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Additionally, the BOE approved the use of the following reserve account withdrawals as part of the tentative 2018-2019 Budget:
    • $100,000 withdrawal from the Capital Reserve account for the 2018-2019 budget for the Bell Oaks Greenhouse Project.
    • $98,515 withdrawal from the Maintenance Reserve for parking lot resurfacing ($48,515) and building security reinforcement ($50,000).

Regarding an estimated tax increase, Business Administrator, Patrick Doyle, stated: “The average home will probably see about a $60 tax increase. It is still tentative and could still change.”

He also said: “We are adding a few positions – a couple of basic skills math positions and a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). We have a couple of withdrawals from our capital reserve and our maintenance reserve for some facilities projects and the potential greenhouse at Bell Oaks. We are bringing in about $100,000 in banked cap to increase our tax levy.”

To view the advertised budget in detail, click below:

In other matters, Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, said that pre-school enrollment is complete. There was a two-week open enrollment and 135 pre-school students were registered. Anyone who registers from this point on will be placed on a waiting list, she said. “We have 84 going into the four-year old program and 51 going into the three-year old program. We are pretty excited about that. We also continue to get additional pre-school funds and we are always looking at ways to open additional classrooms.”

She also stated that Bell Oaks is up for a national School of Character Award and that an announcement is expected in mid-May.

In February, Bell Oaks was named an Outstanding School of Character.

Board member Lisa Young stated the Bellmawr Learning Center Community PTO collectively raised $3,500 from the recent Rock Our Socks fundraiser and they are looking into possibly having a Color Run in June.

All business on the meeting agenda was approved. To view the agenda in detail, click below:

Bellmawr School Board March 19, 2018 Agenda

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Bellmawr BOE Names Danielle Tomeo President; Eric Hoban Vice President

During the January 3, 2018 Reorganization meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) voted to name Danielle Tomeo as Board President and Eric Hoban as Vice President.

Tomeo, along with Lisa Young and Kelly Rosato were sworn in by Business Administrator, Patrick Doyle.

Above: Business Administrator, Patrick Doyle, swears in Danielle Tomeo, Kelly Rosato, and Lisa Young.

Below from back left: Business Administrator, Patrick Doyle, Chris Concannon, Eric Hoban, Patrick Murrary, and Mike “Juice” Williams. Front left: Danielle Tomeo, School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, Lisa Young, and Kelly Rosato. (Photos provided).

Meeting Agenda

All business on the meeting agenda was approved.

Jody Mangus Honored

At the December, 2017 Board of Education meeting, Jody Mangus was honored with a plaque recognizing her for her many years of service on the Board.

Jody Mangus and Annette Castiglione (Photo credit: Bellmawr Public Schools – Facebook)

Jody Mangus and Mike “Juice” Williams