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Boro of Bellmawr 2016 Introduced Budget Available Online *Updated

(*Article was originally posted on April 1, 2016 and has been updated updated twice.) *Article updated on April 6, 2016 to include the updated bill list, which was provided on April 5. South Jersey Observer redacted the address on page 3 as it relates to the Comcast bill in the amount of $113.88. When contacted […]

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Bellmawr Boro Council Settles Open Public Meeting Violations Lawsuit

Bellmawr Borough Council has agreed to settle the lawsuit that was filed against them in February, 2016 for alleged violations of the Open Public Meetings Act. John Paff, a well-known open government advocate, filed the pro se lawsuit. The basis of Paff’s lawsuit was that Bellmawr Borough Council has failed or refused to record minutes of […]

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Agendas & Minutes for Bellmawr Planning & Zoning Boards

  In the online document section of the Borough of Bellmawr’s website, agendas and minutes from the Zoning and Planning Boards for January and February, 2016 have been uploaded. As for the Planning Board, below are their minutes/agendas: Planning Board Minutes January 2016 Planning Board February 2016 Planning Board Mar. 2016 As for the Zoning […]

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Borough of Bellmawr March 30, 2016 Bill List

South Jersey Observer recently submitted an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) Request to the Borough of Bellmawr to obtain copies of the bills that will be approved at the March 30, 2016 council meeting. The Borough of Bellmawr provided the list and you can view the list by clicking the link below: March 30th Bill […]

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Bellmawr Boro Fails to Keep Caucus Meetings Minutes, Lawsuit Alleges

  John Paff, a well known open government advocate, filed a pro se lawsuit against Bellmawr Borough Council alleging violations of the Open Public Meetings Act. In his complaint, Paff alleges that Bellmawr Borough Council has failed or refused to record minutes of its caucus meetings and further, that minutes have failed to specify the […]

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Bellmawr Agrees to Settle Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The Borough of Bellmawr agreed to pay¬†$32,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by Eric Heidrich, who had been working as an EMT and was terminated on February 26, 2013. Council Minutes 9-24-15 In the Complaint filed in Camden County Superior Court, Heidrich, claimed that he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated. He sued for compensatory […]

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Bellmawr May Expand Coolidge Ave. to Six Lanes

The Borough of Bellmawr ordered a traffic study that would make Coolidge Avenue six lanes going into the landfill, Mayor Frank Filipek said during the August, 2015 Council meeting. The traffic study was brought up in response to a resident who asked the mayor for a status of the landfill on Creek Road. According to […]