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Brooklawn Council Contemplate Website Proposal; Cost $4,700

By Sara Martino

Gloucester City News


A presentation for Website Design was given by Shelton Anderson, an independent website designer, during last week’s Brooklawn Borough Council meeting.


His ideas of the website are to showcase the borough using photos, contact information and a business directory on the site.


“A community newsletter and an E-commerce account whereby residents can pay water and sewer bills on-line can be on the site also,” Anderson explained.


Total cost for the website would amount to $4,700 initially, and then $200 per month for maintenance and support, he said. If larger changes occur on the site, there would be an annual fee.


“Thank you for your presentation. We will discuss the idea and be in contact with you,” Mayor Teresa Branella said to Anderson.


In other business, Borough Council approved a resolution to extend the due date for 3rd quarter property taxes for borough property owners.


The municipal tax rate has been received from the county, and is now set at 2.857 cents per $100 of assessed property value, Council members said.


Bills will be mailed this week and payment will be due 25 days upon receipt.


No findings were found during this year’s audit for the borough’s budget and the governing body accepted the audit by approving a resolution.


Borough Engineer Greg Fusco said he met with the borough recreation committee to consider improvement on the playing fields.


Water goes to the first base side, creating a drainage problem, he said.

Donna Domico, Public Works Manager, said a drainage pit will help improve drainage in that area.


An ordinance on first reading was approved regarding the vacancy of land.

George Cohen, owner of C and L Machinery, wants to expand his business property and needs part of borough land abutting his property for his purpose.

A site plan is needed for the approval.


Progress on the bridge between Brooklawn and Gloucester City was discussed by Council. Lines are being run by PSE&G on the northbound side.


Chief of Police Francis McKinney said one-lane traffic on the bridge will allow traffic to flow during the construction. Bus and truck traffic has already been re-routed.


“Are we actually going to see work crews? “asked Councilwoman Julie McCleary.

The repair of the bridge has been discussed for many years, and now the work has started.

Mayor Branella and Councilman Mike Mevoli thanked all the participants and residents involved in the July Fourth celebration.

 “It was the best ever,” Mevoli said. “It was nice to give something back to the residents.”

“It was well organized by Mike and the committee. Everyone was involved,” the mayor said.