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Mt. Ephraim Board of Commissioners Meeting December 7

By Linda Boker-Angelo
NEWS Correspondent
Mount Ephraim Mayor Michael told the Board of Commissioners last week that the U.S. Post Office Re-gional Manager has said she will be recommending that a retail postal center be built in the Borough.
The mayor said he “will believe it when he is standing inside the post office,” but he remains optimistic that the town will be getting its post office back.
The previous post office on Kings Highway had been torn down last year after a massive ice buildup on the roof put pressure on the tresses and caused the roof and walls to collapse.
In other business at the monthly meeting, the Commissioners presented plans for the upcoming Kings Highway Streetscapes project.
Borough Engineer Tom Cundey of Remington and Vernick outlined the improvements planned for the Borough’s business district, which extends along Kings Highway from the Black Horse Pike to Market Street.
Officials will use approximately $250,000 in federal and county grant money to install ornate lampposts and lay cobblestone sidewalks to dress up the town’s main thoroughfare.
Mayor Michael Reader added that developers are submitting application to the Borough Planning/Zoning Board to build about 40 town homes on the former Haddonfield Lumber site.
Reader said that a town clock will be erected in the new development’s “square” as part of the Kings Highway facelift.
“Streetscapes will benefit the entire community,” said Cundey.
The Commissioners will meet again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, in the Borough Hall, 131 South Black Horse Pike for the “year-end wrap-up.”
The next regular meeting of the governing body will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4.