Weekly Roundup: Borough’s camera project, community art show top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

The Borough of Palmyra has plans to update their municipal security cameras, and Palmyra Community Center’s art show will see its largest showing of art to date. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

New eyes in Palmyra’s skies

Originally funded under Palmyra’s 2014 budget, the long-deferred $20,000 “Security Camera Improvements Project” has finally seen the light of day. At its most recent meeting, borough council authorized a contract to CME Associates to begin working on the project. Borough Administrator John Gural said the capital project funded by taxpayer dollars was initially put forward and budgeted in 2014, but it took the last several years of searching to find a system that is both comprehensive and cost effective. He said as of now, the hope is to have cameras in place later this year.

Community art show to display the most artwork to date

The Palmyra Community Center Program Board will host its 2017 Spring Art Show on Friday, May 5. Since starting the show four years ago, Charles Street School art instructor Jeff Graiff has watched it grow into something bigger than he could have anticipated. The art show has become the community center’s most well-attended event of the year, according to this year’s event organizer Lee Stoner. The event allows Palmyra residents to shop for pieces of art made by their fellow residents, participate in creating art with a canvas project and displays student artwork from both Charles Street School and Palmyra High School. The goal is to raise funds for the community center while also fostering the arts in the local community, Stoner said.

Palmyra man charged with growing marijuana, possession of child pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, FBI Newark Field Office Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher and Palmyra Police Chief Scott Pearlman announced that a Palmyra man was arrested Friday, April 28 for growing marijuana inside his home and possessing child pornography. The man was charged with one count of first degree operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, second degree manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled dangerous substance and one count of third degree endangering welfare of children.