Barrington Bulletin

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In brief: Shredding event Saturday; mosquitoes sprayed; nearby marijuana clinic; county seeks input

A look at news and events in and around Barrington:

Shredding event in Barrington

residential-paper-shreddingResidents may be documents they wish to have safely shredded to Public Works at 100 Reamer Drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Documents will be transported and shredded by DocuVault Delaware Valley.

Barrington neighborhoods sprayed for mosquitoes

The Camden County Mosquito Commission conducted spraying in Barrington this week covering the following areas:

Reamer Drive to Beaver Drive from Hancock Drive to Clark Drive, West Gloucester Pike to Lott Avenue from South Moore Avenue to Clements Bridge Road, Barrington Girls Softball Fields, 5th Avenue to 2nd Avenue from Austin Avenue to Albany Avenue, Newton Avenue to Barrington Avenue from Clements Bridge Road to East Atlantic Avenue, Clements Bridge Road to Warwick Road from Nassau Drive to Tavistock Boulevard.

The spray used is carefully regulated by the state Department of Environmental Protection and is specially formulated for use in residential areas, according to the commission.

Two cases of potentially fatal West Nile have been confirmed in Camden County this year our of five cases in New Jersey.

Bellmawr seems OK with marijuana clinic

From Philly.com:

While many New Jersey communities have refused to host medical marijuana dispensaries during the last three years, blue-collar Bellmawr seems more relaxed, even a bit surprised that others would object.

“I don’t care. If they run it properly, then it’s just another business,” said John Brown, who owns a heating and air-conditioning establishment directly behind the building in the Camden County borough that is being converted into a marijuana clinic and cultivation area.

“If it helps people who are in pain and can’t see, that’s wonderful,” he said.

Several officials, business owners, and residents in the borough of 12,000 echoed the sentiment.

Read the full story here.

Camden County seeks public input for master plan

The Camden County Freeholder Board is in the process of updating its long-range master plan for the vision of development in region. The crafting of a new master plan includes new land use and highway circulation components along with focused planning for public transportation and smart growth.

“The input from residents and members of our community provides the best asset to create a roadmap for the future and help the county achieve our objectives,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.  “It only takes about five minutes to take the survey online to help us identify our goals and priorities. We are eager to hear everyone’s vision for the future of the county.”

The survey is available online at: http://surveymonkey.com/s/camdencounty2040

Read the full news release here.

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This entry was posted on September 13, 2013 by in Events, Region, Safety and tagged , , , , , .
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