The borough obtains a grant to update the tree inventory

EMILY LIU/The Sun: Haddonfield Town Hall

During its recent working session, the Council of Commissioners authorized the signing of an agreement for a grant already granted which will pay a tree professional to recatalog the street trees of the borough.

Borough Administrator Sharon McCullough noted that the trees were last cataloged about nine years ago. A new list will help officials plan for tree removal and planting.

“Tree professionals will confirm (tree locations), create their own list and see where all of our street trees are,” McCullough explained. “They will give us the GPS coordinates (of the trees), what type of tree it is and the condition of the tree.”

While the commissioners discussed a number of pending orders – including one to rework what the car parks are for – no action was taken. McCullough noted that the measures will likely be discussed again at a November working session ahead of the first-reading introduction.

“It’s a lot of things for them to review and reflect on and go through the documents that have been prepared,” McCullough said of the commissioners.

In addition to the orders, the members also discussed the possibility of using the Big Belly dumpsters to post advertisements and provide another source of income.

“When we bought the news (bins) they didn’t come with (space for the panels) so we’ll be ordering them for the news and that’s going to be a potential new revenue stream for us.”

In a last-minute decision, the stewards agreed to postpone Halloween movie night for adult events to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 28, at Crow’s Woods on Kings Highway between Haddon and Tanner to end the night market in ‘Halloween. Residents are encouraged to bring a chair and watch the movie “Beetlejuice”.

“The three of us (Mayor Colleen Bianco Bezich, Chief Constable Jason Cutler and Executive Director of Partnership for Haddonfield Michael Marciante) collectively thought it would be a really fun opportunity to move the event from Crow’s (Woods) – to the Saturday night venue where we would be competing with the Haddon Township pub crawl – until Friday (October 28) night,” said Bianco Bezich.

The Halloween Night Market will start at 4pm at Kings Court.

The next commissioners’ working session will take place on November 14 at 6:30 p.m.