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Bellmawr Borough Committee Reports: Dec. 13 Council Meeting

  (This article is the first of two parts.) Editor’s note: SJO is splitting up the report for council’s December 13 monthly meeting into two parts because of length. This was David Spector’s last meeting as Bellmawr Councilman and Mayor Frank Filipek and all of the other Councilmen acknowledged his service. In addition to the agenda […]

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Bellmawr Spruce Ave. Resident Requests Three-Way Stop Sign

A Spruce Avenue resident asked Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek and Council at the October 27 meeting if a three-way stop sign could be installed at the corner of Spruce and Glenview. Cars on Spruce Avenue travel down the street at a high speed, the resident said. He brought a petition that had been signed by […]

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Bellmawr Baseball Champs Honored; Anthony Abbate Joins Bellmawr PD

Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek and Council honored Bellmawr Baseball’s Babe Ruth team for clinching their 13-15 age division. The team received their jackets at last week’s council meeting. Bellmawr Baseball President, Rick Dougherty, said that the team went undefeated in their regular season and that it was “pretty amazing that they won every game.” Anthony […]

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Bellmawr Mayor Addresses Rat Problem

During last Thursday’s monthly Council meeting, Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek said that he has been receiving a lot of phone calls about rats in town. “I met with DOT and I met with the contractor and we are trying to see if the State or DOT can come up with some money for baiting because […]

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Bellmawr Council Okays Refinancing of $3.9M Bond Note

Bellmawr Council approved a motion at its special meeting on Tuesday night authorizing a Bond Anticipation Note in the amount of $3,949,620. The Bond Anticipation Note was awarded to first Colonial National Bank at the interest rate of 0.849%. Councilman Paul Sandrock asked for clarification and Councilman Steve Sauter responded: “We are just re-financing the note.” […]

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Bellmawr Quarterly Taxes Due August 22, 2016

Bellmawr Council passed a Resolution at last week’s meeting establishing August 22nd as the due date for the third quarter taxes. To avoid interest charges, payment must be received before that date. Regarding the tax bill, Councilman Ray Bider said during his report: “The increase was 7.2 cents – a little over 3 cents for combined […]

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Bellmawr Council Approves Liquor Licenses; Promotes Police Officers

At its June 23, 2016 meeting, Bellmawr Council approved the renewal of all of the Borough’s liquor licenses, including the one for Johnnie’s Liquors. Last week at the caucus meeting, Council discussed tabling the renewal saying they were frustrated and wanted to show unity. Councilman Paul Sandrock said, “It’s bad timing that a liquor license […]

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Bellmawr Council Approves New Hires

Bellmawr Council approved a list of new hires at its May 26, 2016 Council meeting. Resolution #05:120-16 authorized the acceptance of new hires for the Borough of Bellmawr “as per attached.” Because the list was not attached to the agenda, SJO requested a copy of this list from Borough Clerk Chuck Sauter after the meeting and […]

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Bellmawr Councilman Sandrock Wants to Propose Term Limits for Mayor & Council

Councilman Paul Sandock wants to put a question on November’s ballot that would limit term limits for Mayor and Council. At Thursday’s monthly council meeting, Sandrock said: “I am going to solicit this body to place on the November ballot a question to approve or disapprove setting term limits for mayor and council.” SJO emailed the […]

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Bellmawr Council Voted to Settle Lawsuit During Exec Session

During its March 17 Executive Session, the Bellmawr Borough Council voted to approve the lawsuit filed against them by John Paff for violations of the Open Public Meetings Act. One of the mandates of the Open Public Meetings Act N.J.S.A. 10:4-13 as it pertains to closed or Executive Sessions is that the governing body is limited to […]