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Westville to Auction off Boro Owned Property Nov. 13; Starting Bid is $20,000

*Post updated on November 13, 2019 at 7:51 p.m.

According to a public notice that was published on November 12, 2019, the Borough of Westville has cancelled the sale of the land.

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the Borough of Westville will be offering for sale Borough owned property Block 59, Lot 16, which land is not needed for public purposes.

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Pursuant to a Resolution adopted October 7, 2019 the Borough of Westville established a price of $20,000, which has been approved and will constitute the opening bid for said land.

The property will be sold at public auction at the Westville Municipal Building, 165 Broadway subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. That the property shall be sold under and subject to any and all easements; restrictions and covenants of record.
  2. The property is being sold in the existing as-is condition.
  3. The property is being sold subject to all provisions of the Borough of Westville zoning and land use laws.
  4. The successful bidder shall be responsible to demolish the dilapidated improvements on the property within one (1) year of the date of sale and/or repair the improvements per the Uniform Construction Code and/or any local municipal code requirements and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy within one (1) year of the date of sale. If not, then the property shall revert back to the Borough of Westville.
  5. The successful bidder shall not be permitted sell the lot until the successful bidder has paid the Borough the full purchase price.
  6. At the conclusion of the bidding, the property will be struck off and sold to the highest bidder.
  7. Within thirty (30) days of confirmation of sale, the purchaser shall pay the balance of the purchase price in full together with all legal and advertising expenses, at which time the Borough will execute and deliver to the purchaser a Quit Claim Deed conveying the property. (a) The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westville reserve the right to reject any and all bids for any reason whatsoever. (b) The purchase, regardless of the method of payment used, shall pay all closing costs, fees for preparation of deeds, or other transfer documents, escrow fees, if any, and all recording fees.
  8. If the purchaser fails to make such payment within such thirty (30) day period he shall be in default, as a result of which his 10% deposit shall be forfeited to the Borough and the sale shall be void.

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westville reserve the right to reject any and all bids for any reason whatsoever

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NJ-DOT Seeking Bid Proposals for Missing Moves; Post Includes Proposed Project Rendering

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ-DOT) recently published a notice seeking bid proposals for the Route 295/42 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr from Route I-295 to Route 55 and for new ramp construction, grading, paving, and structures for the Boroughs of Bellmawr, Runnemede, and Westville and Deptford Township.

Bids are due November 7, 2019.

The below image is a rendering exclusively obtained by South Jersey Observer showing the proposed bridge and also the ramps that are planned for Leaf Avenue in Bellmawr.

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Earlier this year, Mark Matthews of 42 Freeway gave a break-down and update on the Missing Moves and Direct Connection projects in this video:

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Application Made for New Liquor License for Westville’s Cousins Irish Pub

Acquired Capital II Limited Partnership has applied to the Westville Borough Council for issuance of a “new license” for premises situated at 212 Gateway Boulevard, Westville — the location of Cousins Irish Pub, for failure to timely renew for the 2017-2018 license term and the 2018-2019 license term.

A Special Ruling was granted by the Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the premises.

A property tax records search indicates that the property last sold on October 13, 2017 for $63,000.


This is all the information we have at this time. We will provide additional updates to this story as information develops and becomes available.

Objections, if any, should be made immediately in writing to:

Ryan Giles, Borough Clerk
Borough of Westville
165 Broadway
Westville, NJ 08093

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Piston Diner Owners Announce Brooklawn Diner Acquisition

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The owners of the Piston Diner announced on July 25, 2019 that they have acquired the Brooklawn Diner as their second location.

“We are proud to announce our second location the Brooklawn Diner” the post stated. “We welcome everyone and our Piston Diner family. We are open 24 hours…Can’t wait to see you there.”

Both locations are hiring, according to an August 1, 2019 Facebook post.

The Piston Diner is located at 821 Crown Point Road, Westville.

The Brooklawn diner is located at 297 Crescent Blvd (Brooklawn Circle), Brooklawn.

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Bellmawr, Mt. Ephraim, Brooklawn Among 2019 Clean Community Grant Recipients

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is awarding $21.5 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties conduct litter cleanups that improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s communities, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced on May 23, 2019.

The DEP is awarding $19.1 million to eligible municipalities and $2.4 million to the state’s 21 counties. This is a $2.2 million increase from last year, as the result of an increase in revenues. The program is funded by a legislated user-fee on manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors that produce litter-generating products.

Area Municipal Awards & Amounts:

  • Bellmawr $25,153.78
  • Brooklawn $4,192.59
  • Gloucester City $23,191.13
  • Mt. Ephraim $10,099.75
  • Runnemede $18,263.33
  • Westville $9,614.93

“In addition to being unsightly, litter can have detrimental impacts on water quality, wildlife and natural habitats,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Clean Communities grants provide a vital source of funding for New Jersey’s municipalities and counties. They fund cleanups, many along roadsides and around stormwater collection systems, that will protect water quality and natural resources, improving the quality of life in our communities.”

The nonprofit New Jersey Clean Communities Council oversees the reporting requirements for the program. Disbursements are based on housing units and miles of municipally owned roadways.

“Municipalities and counties are strongly encouraged to use these grants to pay for volunteer and paid cleanups, badly-needed equipment purchases, enforcement activities and education,” said Sandy Huber, Executive Director of New Jersey Clean Communities Council. “We are grateful for funding that helps keep New Jersey clean. We are proud to serve as an educational resource for communities, as we drive many of our campaigns to engage the younger generations to help mold positive, long-term behaviors toward discarding litter.”

An example of the strength of the Clean Communities program is Morris County, where education and outreach programs reach thousands of people at schools, libraries, fairs and festivals.

Cleanup efforts targeted 127 miles of county roads and some 1,350 students and staff removed litter from more than 100 acres of public-school properties last year. In addition, the county’s Mosquito Control Division removed 1,039 tires this year.

Municipalities receiving the largest grants this year are: Newark, Essex County, $448,791; Jersey City, Hudson County, $414,401; Toms River, Ocean County, $232,913; Paterson, Passaic County, $200,796; Hamilton, Mercer County, $197,512; Elizabeth, Union County, $184,838; Edison, Middlesex County, $185,575; Woodbridge, Middlesex County, $182,134; Brick, Ocean County, $176,879; Middletown, Monmouth County, $160,009; Cherry Hill, Camden County, $157,342; Trenton, Mercer County, $147,974; Vineland, Cumberland County, $139,021; Clifton, Passaic County, $143,829; Franklin, Somerset County, $136,273; Berkeley, Ocean County, $136,028; and Camden, Camden County, $131,661.

Also, Gloucester Township, Camden County, $129,384; Lakewood, Ocean County, $124,763; Old Bridge, Middlesex County, $124,553; Howell, Monmouth County, $122,124; Jackson, Ocean County, $119,496; Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County, $115,736; East Orange, Essex County, $114,950; Manchester, Ocean County, $114,851; Wayne, Passaic County, $111,906; Bayonne, Hudson County, $110,204; Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, $108,253; Bridgewater, Somerset County, $103,948; Piscataway, Middlesex County, $103,640; East Brunswick, Middlesex County, $102,200; and Evesham, Burlington County, $101,826.

Counties receiving the largest grants are: Ocean, $218,091; Cumberland, $191,126; Burlington, $179,004; Bergen, $156,516; Gloucester, $146,629; Camden, $140,475; Monmouth, $134,389; Atlantic, $131,911; Salem, $127,248; Middlesex, $111,336; Sussex, $111,068; and Morris, $101,199.

Litter comes from a variety of sources, such as pedestrians, motorists, overflowing household garbage, construction sites and uncovered trucks. Litter is often blown by the wind until it is trapped somewhere, such as along a fence, or in a ditch or gully. People tend to litter when an area is already littered, and when they lack a sense of ownership or pride in their community.

Activities funded by Clean Communities grants include cleanups of stormwater systems that can disperse trash into streams, rivers and bays; volunteer cleanups of public properties; adoption and enforcement of local anti-littering ordinances; beach cleanups; public information and education programs; and purchases of litter collection equipment such as receptacles, recycling bins, anti-litter signs and graffiti removal supplies.

For a complete list of municipal and county grant awards, click the image below.