Government

Tax news could get worse

Property taxes rose moderately in South Jersey last year, at least by Garden State standards, new figures show. And most tri-county towns ranked well back in the statewide pack in terms of their local increases.

The Mayor and the Winter Fiasco

Well, I have to say, all of this brew-ha-ha about the mayor’s support personnel "misspeaking" the whereabouts of the mayor during the recent slew of snow storms has been enlightening and entertaining at the same time.  The primary point that created all of this uproar was the fact that more than one person in the […]

Budget battle turns to rebates

The annual push and pull over New Jersey’s property tax rebates has begun with a report that Gov.

Mayor Calls for Tax Cut

How is this for helping out the average Joe. Believe it or not Mayor Bernie Platt proposed a 3 cent cut in the tax rate Septe 14th.  This 3 cent cut in the tax rate will result in a $52 savings for the average home owner in Cherry Hill with a house rated at $140,000. […]

BioDiesel comes to Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill Township is going to fuel its municipal services vehicles with B20 biodiesel.  b20 biodiesel is a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum dieselthat can be used in a diesel engine without any modifications to the engine. The township officially entered into the state’s Biodiesel Fuel Rebate Program at a July […]

Saccomano Admints to Taking Bribes

The former code enforcement director for Cherry Hill has admitted accepting bribes.  On June 16th Anthony Saccomanno pleaded guilty to fraud charges. The Mayor’s office and city council members voted unananimously to seek to have his retirement benefits revoked.  They also want Saccomanno to pay restitution for any ill-gotten gains. The NJ board will rule […]

Board of Freeholders Meeting March 19

The Camden County Board of Freeholders invite Cherry Hill residents to a town meeting on Thursday, March 19th, 6:30 pm at the Cherry Hill Library at 100 North Kings Highway.  This town meeting is an opportunity for residents to discuss issues that affect boht Cherry Hill and Camden County.  At 7:00 pm on the 19th, […]

Cherry Hill Tax Bill

From Mayor Platt’s Office The Township issued estimated tax bills for the first quarter of 2009.  have already gone into great detail about why the state has forced us and 32 other fiscal budget municipalities to issue these bills, but I would like to offer an elementary breakdown of the average Cherry Hill tax bill […]

Mayor Takes Pay Cut

Mayor & Council take 10-percent pay cut Posted January 26, 2009 on the Township website Combatting revenue reductions in difficult times… Mayor Bernie Platt has given back 10 percent of his Township salary to personally create cost savings for Town Hall. The Mayor’s reduction was followed by a 10 percent salary reduction by Town Council […]