Weekly Roundup: Officer encourages others, Bond Ordiance adopted top this week’s stories

Check out the biggest news in Burlington Township this week.

Officer Floyd Hazzard has been making a difference for 15+ years in B.T.

For many people deciding on a career in law enforcement, it may be a hard and lengthy process. For some, it may come as a youngster, while others may begin considering it as they begin their collegiate years. For Burlington Township Police Officer Floyd Hazzard, the decision came during his years as a Burlington Township High School student. The 48-year-old has been serving the Burlington Township community since 2002.

Bond Ordinance adoption highlights Township Council meeting

Five bond ordinances were passed on first reading at the July 25 Burlington Township Council meeting. The ordinances related to the 2017 Roads Program, sewer utility, water utility, sanitary sewer utility and capital improvements. “These ordinances were adopted and seconded and now are set for public hearing at our Aug. 8 meeting,” said Councilman Michael Cantwell, who filled in as president on Tuesday evening. The five bond ordinances total $3,797,000 in improvements to various areas throughout the township.

Burlington Township Police investigating reports of car break-ins

On July 25, 2017 the Burlington Township Police Department responded to the LaGorce Square to investigate reports of unlocked motor vehicles being entered into during the overnight hours. Residents with exterior video systems are requested to review their video and look for suspicious subjects walking around the neighborhood during the early morning hours.

Updates regarding mercury discovery at B. Bernice Young School

In February 2017, the Burlington Township School District were notified that levels of mercury was discovered in the B. Bernice Young School gymnasium. This month saw the levels of mercury rise which has caused the district to take action in order to fix this ahead of the 2017–18 school year.