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www.shamongsun.com
JUNE 12-18, 2013
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Commissioner visitselementary school.
PAGE 4
NICK COHEN/The Shamong Sun
Members of the Indian Mills 12U baseball team warm up for a game played earlier this month. Hot summer temperatures made theatmosphere feel just right for baseball. Baseball and softball games will be played at the Indian Mills Athletic Complex throughout thesummer.
Indian Mills 12U baseball team starts season
New roadordinanceaddressessafety
By NICK COHEN
The Shamong Sun
The residents of Grassy LakeRoad have seen progress in theireffort to make the road safer. Nowan ordinance has been intro-duced that will go even furthertoward achieving that goal.At a township council meetingon June 5, a new regulation waspassed to make the section of Grassy Lake Road between Indi-an Mills Road and Stokes Road ano passing zone.The township engineer hadbeen reviewing options the coun-cil could enact quickly to appeaseresident concerns.Initially, the township hadposted several temporary red andwhite 25 mph signs on the roadand placed a speed monitoring aswell as a driver feedback device.The Sun previously reportedthat at a township meeting onMay 7, residents of Grassy LakeRoad came out in full force tomake a plea for safer conditionsin their neighborhood. Residentshad said they regularly wit-
 please see
COUNCIL, page 3
 
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Burlington County College re-cently announced that it has beenawarded more than $4.5 millionfrom the state for its proposed cap-ital and equipment projects.Gov. Christie and the Secretaryof Higher Education RochelleHendricks announced the list of the 176 approved higher educationstate-supported bond projects sentto the Legislature. All of BCC’sprojects were among those ap-proved.“I am very pleased that the col-lege will be receiving these statefunds for much needed technolo-gy upgrades,” said BurlingtonCounty Freeholder Director JoeDonnelly. “We look forward toworking with the college to assurethat our students have the latesteducational resources to helpthem succeed.”To help the college secure thegrant funding from the state, theBurlington County Board of Cho-sen Freeholders, under the adviceof Donnelly, agreed to matchfunds up to $500,000 for the tech-nology projects.“I would like to thank Gov.Christie for his support of highereducation and especially countycolleges through the funding of these grants,” said Donnelly.The projects, which include theNext Generation Enterprise Net-work, Next Generation Educa-tional Technology Project, andCenter for the Advancement of Science and Technology, will befunded through three state-sup-ported bond programs adminis-tered by the New Jersey Educa-
College awarded fundsfor equipment projects
 please see
STUDENTS, page 9
 
nessed cars driving more than 15mph over the posted speed limit.They also reported several inci-dents of trees and lawns beingdamaged by drivers losing con-trol of their vehicles due to exces-sive speeding.They claimed that walking orbike riding near their homes hadbecome impossible.In speaking with residents,they appreciate the steps thetownship has taken so far.They praised the quick re-sponse the council had in gettingthe speed-monitoring device onGrassy Lake Road and for the en-gineer’s evaluation.They do feel that there is stillwork to be done and it may onlycome with a strong enforcementpush from the State Police.
In other news
The council also intro-duced new legislation to estab-lish and update certain fees.The Sun previously reportedthat additional fees the townshipwould consider include the sell-ing of alcohol, road-opening fees,escrow, solicitation permit fees,rabies clinic fees and animal li-censing fees. Shamong currentlycharges $360 a year forestablishments serving alcoholand $330 a year for the liquorstore.The township had discussionsto work on the possibility of charging businesses incremen-tally over a number of yearsuntil the state maximum isreached. In some cases, the exist-ing fees have not been changedfor 20-30 years.The township will use agrant from the Department of Transportation to complete therepaving project of Old IndianMills Road. The council now hasapproval to advertise for bids.Second readings and publiccomments for both of theseordinances will take place at thenext township council meetingcurrently scheduled for Wednes-day, July 10.
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