Weekly Roundup: Tractor Trailer Challenge, Moorestown Council top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Swede Run Fields, a dog park located on Westfield Road in Moorestown, celebrated its grand opening the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 10. Small dogs, less than 35 pounds utilize one section of the park while larger dogs, more than 35 pounds, can roam the other side.

Tractor Trailer Challenge encouraging residents to donate to those affected by Hurricane Irma

Nancy DiPasquale and her family are offering Moorestown a challenge: fill an entire 53-foot tractor trailer with supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. The Tractor Trailer Challenge will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wesley Bishop Fields in Moorestown. DiPasquale said the idea behind the challenge started in 2012 following Hurricane Sandy. Her family was living in Western Monmouth County at the time and lost power following the storm. She said the family was fortunate to have not been severely impacted by the storm, but they felt immensely for those who were affected.

Affordable housing, mold and lakes: residents question how council is planning ahead

Moorestown Township Council fielded questions about housing, roofs and lakes at the meeting held in Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 11. Residents were eager for more information as several individuals, during public comment, questioned council’s handling of agenda items. Council passed three resolutions related to affordable housing. Council authorized the expenditure of fees from the Affordable Housing Trust fund to pay consulting services related to the development of the township’s affordable housing plan, but members found themselves in a difficult position as ongoing negotiations with the Council on Affordable Housing left them tight-lipped on the subject when asked.