West Maple update
Hello West Maple Neighborhood Stakeholders,
Task Force Meeting: Our next Task Force meeting is THIS Thursday, February 7th at 1pm in Merchantville Borough Hall. Please feel free to come out and join us.
Street Trees: We have some great news! We are very excited to announce that the West Maple Task Force will be partnering with the New Jersey Tree Foundation (NJTF) to plant street trees along Maple Avenue in the Pennsauken portion of the neighborhood this spring. A big ‘shout out’ goes to Lisa Simms of the NJTF who has garnered a federal grant to plant trees in underserved areas. The Pennsauken portion of the neighborhood qualifies under the grant parameters. The trees and labor for planting are FREE! Mike Carruth, Chairman of the Pennsauken Shade Tree Commission, has been assisting with tree selection and evaluating potential planting locations. Pennsauken Public Works will assist with concrete and asphalt cutting for tree pits, where needed. We are grateful for their assistance!
Facebook Page: The Task Force has created a West Maple Neighborhood Facebook page so please help us get the word out and ‘Like’ us on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/
Upcoming Evening Meeting: For those of you who have been asking, there will be an evening public meeting for West Maple Neighborhood residents, businesses, and interested persons on Monday, February 25th at 7:30 at the Merchantville Borough Council caucus meeting. We will discuss Task Force recommendations that came out of the first phase of study, update the public on what has been happening during this second phase of study, collect input from the public on neighborhood issues, and discuss plans for future.
Mara Wuebker, PP/AICP
Ragan Design Group, LLC
30 Jackson Road, Suite C-3
Medford, NJ 08055