Gloucester City News Headlines for March 24 issue
Sale of Borough Homes Gives Brooklawn a Budget Surplus

Mt. Ephraim Commissioners Honor Poster Winners

By Leigh Anne Hubbs

Gloucester City News

  Out of hundreds of contestants from schools all over Camden County, Mount Ephraim had two Drainco Tower Ad students that went on to compete in the county level Fire Prevention poster contest.

  Timothy Alexander won at the county level for the second time, and Maryellen Crain received honorable mention for their posters which promote safety and awareness.

  The two students were honored during March's Board of Commissioners meeting and posed for photographs with Mayor Joseph Wolk, Fire Chief Brian Gilmore and Commissioners Bruce Greenwald and Andrew Gilmore.

  In other news, the Commissioners announced that March has been designated "Women's History Month" and April will be “Alcohol Awareness Month.”

  Commissioner Gilmore congratulated Police Chief Edward Dobleman on a great effort by the Police Department for the issuance of 346 motor vehicle summons in the month of February, 76 of which were moving violations.

  Other February incidents police investigated included four assaults, one burglary, one vehicle theft, two robberies, and one sexual assault.

  The Fire Department received 35 calls last month, 11 were for mutual aid and another four were motor vehicle accidents. Year to date the Fire Department has logged over 3,800 volunteer man hours.

  Commissioner Greenwald said that pot holes throughout the borough are in the process of being fixed by the Public Works Department. Also, several railroad crossings are scheduled for repair.

  The Borough received a letter of thanks from Superintendent Joseph Rafferty directed to the Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works for making Mount Ephraim a safe environment for the kids through assisting in the commute to school after the numerous snowstorms and educating the kids on fire safety.

  The annual tax collector’s report said the borough collected $11,686,491.38 in 2010.

  Mayor Wolk said the Borough should have a better idea of this year's budget by April's meeting.

  The next meeting will be Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in borough hall.