Weekly Roundup: Borough Budget, sustainable award winner top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Haddonfield this week.

The borough passed its budget with no tax increase for residents, and Haddonfield has its own sustainability award winner. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Haddonfield’s Sustainable Hero

Through her work spearheading green initiatives, Erica DeMichele, the Delran Township School District K-12 supervisor for science, technology, engineering, food and consumer science and sustainability, is poised to save the Delran Township School District up to $5 million in energy costs and cut the district’s carbon emissions by 85 percent over the next 15 years. Her passion for green iniatives has paid off as DeMichele has been named the first South Jersey recipient of the Sustainable Jersey for School’s Hero Award.

Borough Budget passed with no property tax increase for Haddonfield residents

Borough commissioners last week adopted the 2017 municipal budget with no property tax increase for residents. For the median assessed property of $488,481, the annual property tax will remain flat at about $2,400. Borough services include police, fire, ambulance, library, trash, snow removal, salaries, debt service and other expenses.

Haddonfield 65 Club: Pillars of the Community

In the latest installment of the series The Sun is running about people who make significant contributions to the Haddonfield community, Saul Resnick features Neil Wise. If variety is the spice of life, Neil has “spiced out” with education, active duty service to his country, meaningful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) achievements over decades and community service on so many fronts that it’s a wonder he has time to sleep.