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CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: "Construction will begin on New Development in 2009”, Mayor Filipek

 

CNBNews Archives posted Friday, February 15, 2008

 

By Lois Staas

NEWS Correspondent

February 15, 2008--Bellmawr Mayor Frank R. Filipek went on record at the January town council meeting, saying, "I am tired of being called names on the phone about garbage stickers on recycling cans.

"There is a separate recycling day and you do not have to separate the glass, cans, and paper. Putting your recyclables in the trash costs a lot of money- - 65 dollars a ton," he said.

"With recycling we get money back. The new system will be on the new calendar and in the bulletin.

"Recycling is the right thing to do. Businesses do it. It is not hard -- one can for paper, cans, and glass," Filipek said.

During the public portion, Mark Matthews of Union Avenue inquired about the state of the landfill.

Filipek said, "The landfill is sealed. The drilling sample came back fine. We will have a new drain. About 100 truck loads of dirt a day arrive.

"I will make a prediction. Construction will start next year in June 2009. We have Bass Pro, I Max Movie Theater with a 20-screen building, and about four hotels are interested," he said.

In other business, Council approved a resolution awarding a contract to Professional Property Appraisers of Delran in the amount of $299,000 for the revaluation in Bellmawr.

Council also authorized the Borough to sign a lease agreement with Metro PC for a tower at Carter and Warren avenues.

Lynn Brophy of Weyerhaeuser Interstate Industrial Park gave monetary awards to the Bellmawr Fire Department, Police Department, and Hockey.

Council also appointed three Class I special Officers — Robert Fowler, Bri-an Ertl, and Jason Higgins.

Michael J. Draham was approved as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

Councilman Stephan M. Sauter said, "I thank Lynn Brophy for being here, I thank Weyerhaeuser for their dedication and commitment to this community."

Councilman Louis P. DiAngelo reminded everyone, "Bellmawr baseball is underway. Please encourage your child or grandchild to come out and register."

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