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February 20, 1991 | By Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Special to The Inquirer
Evesham voters on Saturday strongly endorsed a $895,000 bond issue that will pay for a new fire and ambulance station in the Kings Grant section of the town. The plan carried by a 141-59 vote. The Merchants Way station - which will house at least two fire trucks and one ambulance - is needed to serve as a centrally located emergency-services center, according to a 1989 safety study conducted as part of Evesham's master plan. The station, Evesham's third, is expected to be operating by the end of the year.
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May 10, 1989 | By Neal Thompson, Special to The Inquirer
Amid the recent heated conflicts between the pro-growth and slow-growth forces in Evesham, middle-of-the-road candidates Henry "Hank" D'Andrea and Nancy Fulcher Shannon were elected to the five-member Township Council last night by wide margins, upsetting incumbent Marvin Sandler in the process. Nearly half of Evesham's 15,790 registered voters turned out for the nonpartisan balloting to re-elect D'Andrea to his third council term with 2,491 votes. Shannon, who chairs the Township Planning Board, received 2,285 votes to win a seat on the council in her fourth attempt.
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March 4, 1987 | By Lou Misselhorn, Special to The Inquirer
The Evesham Township Council settled a two-month stalemate with its police supervisors last night and agreed to award the nine officers raises of at least 16.9 percent over three years. The agreement ended eight months of negotiations between the township and the Police Superior Officers Association, which represents officers holding the rank of sergeant or above. Under the three-year contract, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, the officers will receive a 5 percent raise this year, 6 percent next year and 5 percent in 1989.
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November 3, 2010 | By Maya Rao, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evesham residents elected Republican Mayor Randy Brown to a second term Tuesday, turning out in record numbers for the first partisan township race since voters approved moving elections from May to November. The shift to fall bolstered turnout to about 14,000 in Burlington County's largest town, more than double the number that cast ballots in the mayor's first election in 2007. Brown's running mates, Deb Hackman and Steve Zeuli, defeated Democrats Mark Ornstein and Kathleen Santomero for seats on the Township Council, according to unofficial results.
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August 14, 1986 | By Steve Herz, Special to The Inquirer
About 20 Evesham homeowners who reside on Palmetto Avenue have complained to the township council about traffic problems caused by speeding motorists and truck drivers. Resident Jean Burns presented a petition to the council Tuesday night signed by 30 residents of the Burlington County community who are angry that the operators of construction equipment are ignoring "No Construction Traffic" signs posted on the street. Burns said she phoned police and was told that the ban on construction traffic could not be enforced.
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June 20, 1990 | By Peter Finn, Special to The Inquirer
The Evesham Township Planning Board is set to adopt a new master plan tomorrow night, ushering in a sustained attempt by the board to temper growth in a municipality that has expanded rapidly over the last decade. "We can't reverse what we've done," Planning Board member Nancy Shannon said at the last meeting. "But we're trying to slow it down. " Evesham's last master plan was prepared in 1982. The plans normally span a period of six years. From 1980 to 1988, Evesham's population rose by 10,624 to more than 32,000, one of the 10 highest rates of growth in the state, according to federal figures.
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December 15, 1991 | By Jennifer Reid Holman, Special to The Inquirer
With plans moving forward to supply the additional recreation areas that many Evesham residents have demanded for several years, the council has compiled a master list of how many courts or fields of each type should be built. "We needed a realistic starting point before we selected design plans for any of the locations we have available to us," Mayor Gus Tamburro said last week. After studying population estimates and determining the number of participants enrolled in local sports programs, the council determined it must supply at least: Two tournament-grade football fields.
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February 8, 1989 | By Arlene Martin, Special to The Inquirer
Evesham police are looking for a man believed responsible for three burglaries and an attempted burglary Thursday and early Friday. Three of the incidents occurred at the Woodstream Apartments, Conestoga Drive and Route 70. In one, the burglar tied up the resident with a phone cord and put a pillowcase on the resident's head. The first burglary was reported at 5:40 p.m. Thursday by Marla Pepsin, who surprised a man in her house in the 300 block of Juniper Street. Pepsin, 24, said she found the man going through her jewelry box in the bedroom.
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November 5, 2003 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police continued yesterday to investigate the bizarre stabbing of a 46-year-old mother of two Monday and announced that a sketch of the assailant is expected to be released Thursday. Nancy Clark, of Thomas Eakins Way in the Sanctuary development, was taking an afternoon stroll Monday when a man stabbed her at least five times in the throat and upper body outside her home. Clark remained in critical but stable condition yesterday, police said. Clark's assailant is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, about 5-foot-9, of medium build, and with short brown hair.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | By Karen Weintraub, Special to The Inquirer
Evesham Fire Chief Thaddeus Lowden knew that his department was busy, but he didn't realize it was that busy. Lowden said he was surprised when an article in the October issue of Firehouse Magazine indicated that Evesham had the 13th-highest number of fire calls in the United States. The magazine polled more than 200 volunteer fire companies around the country and printed the results of total calls, total fire calls, engine company runs, emergency service runs, ladder company runs and total calls concerning hazardous materials.
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April 18, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EVESHAM The Township Council has introduced a $33.64 million budget for 2015 that calls for no increase in municipal property taxes. Mayor Randy Brown told a budget workshop of the council Tuesday that the proposed budget would entail a municipal property levy of $21.83 million, fractionally smaller than this year's. He foresaw no reduction in services. The council voted unanimously to accept the proposed budget, which will be presented to the state for review. If the proposal is adopted at the council's June 10 meeting, an owner of a home assessed at the township average of $271,200 would pay about $1,139 in municipal property taxes.
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December 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EVESHAM A table saw was screeching last week at the new Indian Cultural Center in Evesham, workmen were balancing on scaffolding, the concrete floors awaited carpet, and that lavender wall paint had to go. So, will the 20,000-square-foot center on Route 73 be anywhere near ready for its "housewarming" ceremony on Dec. 15? "It will. It will," said Jay Parikh, a Marlton software engineer who is handling communications for the center. "Trust me. " Situated on 18 acres just south of Ardsley Road, the center will feature a large assembly hall capable of seating 570, as well as classrooms, game rooms, two kitchens, and a library.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
How does a suburban school district deal with declining enrollment? Burlington County's Evesham Township is grappling with that question and the thorny issues it touches upon, such as stabilizing property taxes and how to raise revenue. To some in town, the options for dealing with a 14 percent enrollment drop aren't pretty. A committee of officials, school employees, and residents formed under a district strategic plan the school board adopted this year has held a few meetings to consider the possibilities.
NEWS
November 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tuesday's election pits freshman Republican incumbents against novice Democratic challengers with no elective experience in the Eighth Legislative District, which spans 15 municipalities in Burlington County, four in Camden County, and Hammonton in Atlantic County. Party registration and the 2011 legislative election results suggest that the district leans Democratic. Candidates on both sides cite jobs and taxes as the issues voters care about most. Republican Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, an Evesham lawyer and former Burlington County freeholder and assemblywoman, says she stands a good chance of winning a second Senate term because she is pro-business, and "we work hard for our constituents.
NEWS
September 21, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EVESHAM The owners of a semi-vacant shopping plaza in Evesham say they have plans at last for their property - which local officials call an "eyesore" - and want the courts to order the township out of their way. The New York-based proprietors of Tri-Towne Plaza on Route 70 say that Evesham unfairly included their site in its redevelopment plan this year in order to "punish" the owners, condemn the property, and acquire it below market value. In filings made last week and in late August, the firm known as Evesham Owner L.L.C.
NEWS
September 12, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EVESHAM Surrounded by backhoes, bulldozers, and a gaggle of school-age children in red T-shirts and white baseball uniforms, Evesham Township officials broke ground Tuesday on a $5.3 million ball field project that promises to laugh at rain. Due to open in April, the 13-acre site off Tuckerton Road will consist of two softball fields and two baseball fields built with young players in mind. Baselines will be 60 feet instead of 90, and the outfield fences will lie 200 feet from home plate.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a months-long challenge to New Jersey's property-tax formula had threatened to paralyze the finances of its schools and fire district, the Evesham Township Council has adopted a township budget of $32.8 million. The budget, approved unanimously Tuesday, represents an average residential tax increase of $59, though the new budget is fractionally lower than last year's. "I'm extremely disappointed," Mayor Randy Brown said Wednesday, "but we were just against the wall. If we hadn't approved it soon, we would have been in a gray area where the state could force a budget on us. " Without the tax increase, he said, the township would have had to lay off as many as 19 employees.
NEWS
August 17, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine years after torrential rains pummeled Burlington County's lake region, most of the 46 earthen dams that buckled under the onslaught and turned roads into rivers have been repaired. That's comforting news as rainfall records are shattered this summer and the ground is becoming overly saturated. But some of these dams are still in limbo, with two deemed unsatisfactory and eight classified as in "poor condition," according to data provided to The Inquirer by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
NEWS
July 31, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
They might not fit Camden's or Newark's notion of "blight," but Evesham has officially identified three neglected commercial properties for possible condemnation under its new redevelopment plan. The township also identified a dozen other properties as candidates for "rehabilitation," which entails no condemnation. Properties on both lists will be eligible for long-term tax incentives to encourage their improvement. The three long-vacant properties identified for "redevelopment with eminent domain option" are Olga's Diner at the intersection of Routes 70 and 73; Tri-Towne Plaza, east of Olga's on Route 70; and the former G-Boys Garden & Christmas Center to its west.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Asserting that New Jersey's tax collection process unfairly burdens municipalities, Evesham's township council said it would distribute no tax revenues to its school and fire districts until they agree to discuss sharing collection costs. "I believe we need immediate discussions with these entities," Mayor Randy Brown told the council Tuesday night. The panel voted unanimously to withhold the next round of payments to the Lenape Regional School District, the local school district, and Evesham Fire-Rescue.
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