Monday, September 10, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: A town is forever a town, no matter how small

An Editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer today makes crystal clear how the resistance of politicians in Cherry Hill and Merchantville to a Consolidation Study represents everything that is wrong with the State of New Jersey

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: A town is forever a town, no matter how small

Let your Mayors know you want to see the results of a Study. Tell them to stop blocking this.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Inquirer Article summarizes status of Study Commission

Kevin Riordan writing for the Inquirer has made a thorough summary of the status of the Study Commission:

Kevin Riordan: Cherry Hill, Merchantville merger called off

The title is actually an element of criticism, in that Riordan expresses that the Merger has been called off by those who have no place calling it off. Circumstances have put opponents of a merger in a position to block the progress of a Study, preventing us from even discovering whether or not a merger would be beneficial. A terrible violation of public trust. Riordan describes it as:

Whether to proceed with something as momentous as a municipal merger is a decision best made by the voters of both communities.

Not merely, with all due respect, by one mayor. Or two.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

July 17th meeting is ON

The commission has indicated that the meeting for the 17th of July is on, 7:30pm at the Community Center.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5th Commission Meeting canceled

The Commission has announced that the May 1st Meeting has been canceled while the letting of the RFP continues to be worked on.

Apparently what is happening is the new Cherry Hill administration has refused to be the fiscal agent for the RFP and consultant contract claiming concerns about liability. To our knowledge the liability surrounding this RFP is no greater than the other numerous contracts let by either township, so we must conclude that this is an excuse to block the Consoidation Study by political interests. This is a clear thwart of the legal Consolidation Study process which is underway, and reflects poorly on all the politicians involved.

Stay tuned for developments.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

May 1st Commission Meeting canceled

The Commission has announced that the May 1st Meeting has been canceled while the letting of the RFP continues to be worked on.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Video of March 6th, 2012 Commission Meeting

The video of the Commission meeting is broken into 10minute segments. This Link gives you an index of all of the videos from this meeting, and will play them for you in sequence:

Meeting videos

This meeting was short and there are only two segments. Here is the first one:

Monday, February 27, 2012

March 2012 Commission Meeting Reminder

The Merchantville / Cherry Hill Consolidation Study Commission will hold a public meeting on March 6, 2012. The Meeting will be held in the Merchantville Community Center located at the intersection of Somerset Avenue and Greenleigh Court, Merchantville New Jersey. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Video of January 17th, 2012 Commission Meeting

The video of the Commission meeting is broken into 10minute segments. Follow the link to the Merchantville Voices YouTube Channel and they will be listed in sequence, and numbered in the title.