CNBNews Editor's Note: The following information was obtained from the Gloucester City Municipal website which was recently redesigned. Some of this information is a few months old.
We found it while perusing the city's site and thought it was news that you would appreciate knowing. Some of the highlights include:
Anyzek Heating and Air is renovating the old Market Street laudromat into a warehouse
A Linden NJ property company is in negotiation with the city to develop the former Coast Guard property
Two bond ordinances totaling $912,000 were passed, the money will be used for the purchase of equipment and improvements.
A city owned property at 320 Market Street was sold to the St. Joseph's Carpenter Society for $1. The organization has renovated a number of properties in nearby Camden
Jack'D Fitness, 344 S. Broadway was given a UDAG Loan, amount $45,000 plus Megalex 337-343 S. Broadway received a $80,000 UDAG Loan.
A resolution approving salaries for employees, ranging from a high of $142,839 for the police chief to a low of $5,000 for the Planning Board secretary.
WAREHOUSE COMING—At the July 15, 20202 Planning/Zoning Board meeting Edmund Anyzek, the owner of 890 Market St. provided testimony to the Board about his plans for the building, a former laundromat and ice cream shop. His attorney, Charles Wigginton said his client was seeking a preexisting nonconforming use variance in the low-density residential neighborhood. Anyzek, the applicant was asking for approval since there was a hardship as the existing building did not and could not conform to the zone standards for the neighborhood. Anyzek, who owns a heating and cooling business in the next block asked to change the existing structure into a warehouse as he needed more storage space for his business. The structure would provide more indoor warehouse and storage space and would not be used for anything else. Included in the renovation was a garage door for access with no driveway just for loading. Once the building was renovated the applicant planned on hiring two more employees. The business operational hours would not change and the new storage structure will meet the current standards for hours of the business operation.
Besides asking for the Board's approval they also were asking for a letter of no impact from a site plan to be submitted to the Camden County Planning Board. A motion to approve a use variance and site plan waiver was granted. The Board Secretary was authorized to notify the county of the approval. Board members Gallagher, Howarth, Nolan, Baus, Page, Stecklair, and Rettig voted in favor.
THE GLASSBORO/CAMDEN LINE--The public comment period for the Glassboro Camden Line is presently opened. (glassborocamdenline.com)
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for review at the Gloucester City municipal building, 512 Monmouth Street. Written comments can either be submitted through the project website see glassborocamdenline.com There is also a dropbox at the Gloucester City Municipal building to write and drop comments. Comments must be received no later than 11:59 pm, eastern time, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Questions call the city municipal building 856-456-0205
HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST: Entries for the Gloucester City House Decorating Contest are being accepted. Please fill out all information below and select one category to compete in. Entries must be submitted by Monday, December 14th, 2020 by 5 P.M.
The judging will take place on December 15th-17th 2020 in the evening hours.
Please make sure your lights are on by dark. If we drive by and the lights are off it will not qualify.
You are only allowed to enter ONE CATEGORY. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Click the link below for the Christmas Light Contest Entry Form
Santa's virtual mailbox
LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 9, 2020 - 4:03PM
Start writing your letter to Santa. In true 2020 fashion, it's a virtual mailbox... but the elves are still working in Gloucester City.
Send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop in the mailbox at 512 Monmouth Street. (I check it every night when you are sleeping!)
Parts of letters will be posted on the city's new website, the Community Development page. Click here to read your Letters to Santa
The deadline for sending letters is December 16th. Don't forget to include your address if you want me to send you a letter back. Send early so Santa can be sure to get your list.
YOUR MONEY-- On June 18, 2020, the mayor and council passed a $450,000 bond ordinance for the purpose of buying heavy equipment for the water and sewer utility systems namely a Jet-Vac.
On the same date, June 18, mayor and council passed a $462,000 bond ordinance for the purpose of making various improvements to the municipal buildings and grounds, estimated cost $100,000; purchase a garbage truck, estimated cost, $275,000; the purpose of buying body cameras and a sports equipment vehicle for the police department estimated to cost $64,000; the purpose of buying a sports utility vehicle for the housing department estimated cost $23,000.
JANUARY authorizing Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Employee Assistance Program) to provide mental health services for a fee of $4,772.
FEBRUARY Resolution allowed Gloucester City, through the Gloucester City Police Department to participate in the Defense Logistics Agency, Law Enforcement Support Office, 1033 Program to Enable the Gloucester City Police to Request and Acquire Excess Department of Defense Equipment.
MARCH Resolution authorizing the City of Gloucester City to Enter into an Agreement of Sale for the sale of 320 Market Street to Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society for the fee of $1.
APRIL Resolution authorizing the execution of the right of entry and a short term lease agreement by and between the City of Gloucester City and Public Service Electric and Gas for the property located in the City of Gloucester City, County of Camden and State of New Jersey, commonly known as Block 110, Lot 2, a/k/a 751 Water Street.
Resolution authorizing Think Pavers Hardscaping of Mt. Holly the bid for repaving of the Gloucester Heights Community Center parking lot for a fee of $95,980.
Resolution Awarded a $276,838 contract to Charles Marandino LLC for the Reconstruction of Filmore Street.
MAY Resolution Expressing Disappointment in the Lack of Federal Stimulus Funds Awarded to the City of Gloucester City and Consideration for the Award of Future Federal Stimulus Funding.
Resolution authorizing the advertisement for the Sale of Land Located at Block 63, Lot 21 A/K/A 208 Ridge Avenue, in Accordance with the Requirements of the Local Lands and Buildings Law, for the minimum bid of $10,000
Resolution awarding a $166,300 contract to Pennoni Associates Inc. for Gloucester City GAC System Installation.
Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Interlocal Service Agreement Between the County of Camden and the City of Gloucester City, the Township of Cherry Hill and the Township of Gloucester for a Cooperative Consortium Agreement to Undertake Housing Assistance Activities Funded by the Home Investment Partnership Program (Hereinafter, the “Home Program”) as Authorized by the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990.
JUNE Resolution of the City of Gloucester City, County of Camden, State of New Jersey Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement of Sale by and Between the City of Gloucester City and David Ludwick for Property Located at 208 Ridge Ave., Block 63, Lot 21, Subject to Certain Terms and Conditions.
Resolution to Award a Contract to GA Barrett, LLC for the Center Street Reconstruction, price $216.534.
JULY Resolution naming Michael DePalma the Plumbing, Building, and Fire Sub Code Inspector.
AUGUST Resolution authorizing $45,000 loan to Jack’D Fitness, LLC, 344 S. Broadway through the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.
Resolution to award an $11,500 Contract to Root 24 for the Gloucester City Sanitary Sewer Tv and Cleaning.
Resolution to Award a $687,367 Contract to Think Pavers Hardscaping, LLC for FY2018 NJDOT Charles Street Roadway Improvements from Water Street to Jersey Avenue.
Resolution to Submit a Grant Application in the amount of $200,000 and Execute a Grant Contract with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for Funding for an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program to be used to repair the sea wall.
Resolution authorizing the Advertisement for the Sale of Certain Lands, Owned by the City of Gloucester City, No Longer Needed for a Public Purpose, in Accordance with the requirements of the Local Lands and Buildings Law.
SEPTEMBER Resolution Authorizing Demolition of the bar located at 301 Essex Street, to Ricco Demolition, Bellmawr for a price of $32,00 also Known as Block 16, Lot 9, owned by the City of Gloucester City.
Resolution of the City of Gloucester City, Camden County Appointing Conditional Redeveloper and Authorizing Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Capodagli Property Company of Linden, NJ for the plot ground known as Coast Guard Redevelopment area.
Resolution authorizing State Contract for Purchase of One (1) 2021 Freightliner with 3000 Series Allison Transmission for the Gloucester City Water Sewer Department at a cost of $425,150.
Resolution Authorizing State Contract for Purchase of One (1) 2021 Peterbilt 348 Tandem Axle Cab & Chasses with Rear-Loader for the Gloucester City Public Works Department at a cost of $192,919.
Resolution Ratifying the Award of the Contract for the GAC Filtration System and the Contract for the Installation of the GAC Filtration System Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(gg); cost not released.
Resolution authorizing State Contract for Purchase of Axon Body Camera System for the Gloucester City Police Department at a cost of $33,154.
Resolution Designating Salaries for Employees Serving in Titles with Salary Ranges ( Police Chief) $142,839.
Resolution Authorizing the Appointment of Charles Shimberg as Municipal Judge replacing William Golden until December 31, 2020.
Resolution to Award a Contract to Insituform Technologies, LLC for Combined Sewer Pipe Lining along Charles Street, cost $564,941.
Resolution authorizing the Submittal of a Grant Application to New Jersey Department of Transportation for Local Freight Impact Funds for FY21 on Behalf of the City of Gloucester City.
OCTOBER Resolution Designating Salaries for Employees Serving in Titles with Salary Ranges, see list below:
Resolution authorizing Change Order to the Contract Between Mount Construction Co., Inc. and the City of Gloucester City for Bergen Street Utility Replacement and Roadway Rehabilitation Project, cost $694,190.
NOVEMBER Resolution authorizing Loan to Megalex, LLC, 337-343 South Broadway through the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program in the amount of $80,000.
Resolution Designating Salaries for Employee Serving in Titles with Salary Ranges (Court Administrator), salary $70,000.
Resolution of the City of Gloucester City Ratifying the Award of the Contract for New Phone System to Graffen Business Systems, Inc. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6.1(a) installation cost $8,515, and a monthly charge of $2,267.
Resolution Authorizing Appointment Samantha Ege as Court Administrator.
Resolution Authorizing Change Order No. 2 to the Contract between Municipal Maintenance Company and the City of Gloucester City for the GAC System Winterization, cost $7,500.
DECEMBER Resolution authorizing the Gloucester City Police Department to Participate in the Defense Logistics Agency, Law Enforcement Support Office, 1033 Program to Enable the Gloucester City Police to Request and Acquire Excess Department of Defense Equipment.