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Freeholders to Meet in Berlin Township
The Camden County Freeholder Board invites you to a Town Florida Vacation Meeting on Thursday, August 18, 6:30 PM at the Berlin Township Municipal Building, 135 Route 73 South, Berlin Township.  The Freeholder Board looks forward to providing you with greater access to your county government.  The Town Meeting is an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to you and your family.  At 7:00 PM, the Freeholder Board will hold its regular monthly meeting, which you are also invited to attend.

Free Senior Citizen Legal Workshops
The Camden County Freeholder Board’s Division of Senior & Disabled Services and the Surrogate’s Office will hold free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents to receive a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will) and Power of Attorney.   The workshops will take place at the County Store at Voorhees Town Center at 2:00 PM on August 1, 8 and 15.  Space is limited; you must register at (856) 566-2920.

Library System Summer Book Sale
The Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library System will hold a Summer Clearance Book Sale from August 11 to 13 at 35 E. Browning Road in Bellmawr.   The sale offers bargains on books, VHS tapes, audio tapes and music CDs for all ages with most items priced between fifty-cents to three dollars.  “Members of the VolunTeens group will be on hand to help run the sale, the proceeds of which will go to support teen programming for the library system,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Library System.

Animal Shelter Welfare Association Challenge
The Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey is competing in the ASPCA challenge to organize, innovate and motivate in order to save at least 300 more cats and dogs between August and October 2011 than they did during the same period last year.  Our Camden County municipalities are supporting their efforts.  If you are interested in adopting, visit the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Boulevard in Voorhees, or contact them at (856) 424-2288 or [email protected].
New Jersey HomeKeeper Program
The state of New Jersey is providing financial assistance to homeowners who have a track record of making their mortgage payments on time but are now at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure as direct result of unemployment or underemployment.  The program is called New Jersey HomeKeeper.  The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Delaware Valley is one of the local agencies dedicated to working through the process with New Jersey homeowners.  New Jersey HomeKeeper is funded through a federal grant from the United States Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund awarded to States most impacted by unemployment and underemployment.  For more information, call 866-971-6635.

Sign up to Receive Alerts from Camden County Emergency Management
The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has a notification system for emergency updates from terror alerts to natural disasters.  If you would like to be notified, go to the following website to register: The system can use e-mail, text, paging and voice messaging.  “We are in the age of technology where nearly everyone is connected to each other through cell phones and computers,” said Freeholder Rodney Greco, liaison to the Department of Public Safety. “This is a great way for us to reach out, in whatever way is most convenient, to notify you in cases of emergency or for any other important updates.”  The County has had this system since 2009 and there are more than 200,000 residents registered.

Temporary Road Closure
As part of the reconstruction of Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Route 561), it will be necessary to close the intersection of Kresson Road and Haddonfield-Berlin Road to realign the intersection and install traffic signals.  This work will begin on or about August 1, and should take about three weeks to complete.  “We realize that this work may cause some inconvenience for residents and motorists, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during the project,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works.

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