Stauts Way


The Medford Township Council is pleased to announce that it has dedicated a formally un-named road off of Fostertown Road near Kirby’s Mill as “Stauts Way,” in recognition of the numerous civic contributions made by William “Bill” Stauts.

A dedication ceremony and unveiling of the street sign has been scheduled for this April 2at 10 a.m. at Kirby’s Mill, located at the intersection of Church Road and Fostertown Road.

- Advertisement -

Since moving to Medford in 1955, William “Bill” Stauts was elected to the Township Committee (as it was formally known) in the 1960’s, served as Medford’s Zoning Officer and Director of Environmental Protection in the 1970’s, and was also appointed to serve on Medford’s planning and zoning boards during the time when Medford was adopting its land development ordinances that are a model for protecting the environmental and historical assets of the Township.

Bill continues to be actively engaged with Township business by attending township council meetings, serving as the Medford Business Association liaison to the economic development commission, and attending planning & zoning board meetings.

Stauts has also dedicated himself to community service, working tirelessly for the betterment of Medford; including service as the President of the Medford Historical Society, of which he has been a member for over 20 years, multiple terms as President and Vice President of the Medford Business Association during 40 plus years of membership, treasurer for the Medford Memorial Community Center, a board trustee of the Medford Arts Center and the Medford Celebrates Foundation, and a member of the Medford Vincentown Rotary and a participant in the Sunrise Rotary of Medford meetings.

During Bill’s 60 years of involvement, historic sites such as Kirby’s Mill, the Cross Keys Schoolhouse, and the Dr. James Still Education Center have thrived as preserved historic and educational sites in Medford, and annual events such as the Apple Festival, the Art, Music and Wine Festival, the Quilt Show, and Country Day at the Mill have all started and grown to attract thousands annually to Medford Township.

Previous article
Next article

Stay Connected

- Advertisment -

Current Issue