August 18, 1987 |
Monroe Township Council members appointed an architect yesterday to study the location, cost and design for a new town hall. Officials said last night they wanted to move into new quarters that would be larger and more accessible to the town's residents. Municipal operations now operate out of five facilities, including the 58- year-old, three-story town hall on Main Street that houses the administrative offices and council chambers. "I think it is becoming evident that the existing town hall does not efficiently provide services to the public," said Township Administrator James White.
February 19, 1989 |
Monroe Township residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinion about the construction of a proposed $3.8 million town hall tomorrow when the Township Council holds a public hearing on financing for the project. By a 6-1 vote Feb. 6, the council gave preliminary approval for a $3.6 bond issue to help finance the building, proposed for a site on Virginia Avenue adjacent to the police station. The 38,000-square-foot structure, designed by Kanalstein Timber Danton & Johns of Cherry Hill, at a cost of $162,000, would house township operations now based at the town hall and its annex, both on Main Street.
April 1, 2011 |
President Obama will visit a Bucks County wind-turbine plant next Wednesday to highlight the administration's policy of diversifying the nation's energy sources and reducing reliance on imported oil, a White House official said Friday. The president plans to stop at Gamesa Technology Corp. in Fairless Hills, Pa., where he will hold a town-hall meeting with workers about building a clean-energy future for the 21st century. Gamesa employs about 300 people at the facility, built on the site of a former U.S. Steel factory, and manufactures turbines used in the generation of wind-powered electricity.
December 20, 1987 |
"Don't even think of parking here" reads the sign posted at the Town Hall parking spot of Monroe Township Mayor Carmen J. DiNovi Sr. Although the sign may seem to display authoritarian humor, the architect who recently completed a feasibility study for a new municipal complex said that it is a sign of overcrowding, both inside and outside township offices. The architect - Gary Kanalstein of Kanalstein, Timber, Danton, Johns, P.A. of Cherry Hill - presented the Monroe Township Council on Dec. 7 with a 200- plus-page report on studies his firm had made and recommendations for a new municipal complex.
November 26, 2008 |
IT TAKES courage to be mayor, and more courage to lead public forums about budget decisions during tight and contentious times. The first of Mayor Nutter's town hall meetings on the budget was last night. I wasn't there, but I'm betting I know what happened: The mayor, with his budgetary leadership staff, presented their work, described what they've prioritized, what they've cut and why. They likely included some of the trade-offs they made and why they made them. Then a long line of citizens queued-up - physically or on 3-by-5 cards - to ask the mayor and his budget team "questions" to which they expect "answers.
October 1, 1987 |
Madonna was there. So was Chuck Berry. Janet Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and even Alice Cooper made appearances. But in the end, it was Michael Jackson who stole the show. Why all the celebrities? Residents of Conshohocken are trying to save their borough hall, a nearly 100-year-old mansion at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Fayette Street. And they decided that a good way to raise money toward that end would be to throw a party and invite the hit-makers to belt out some of their hits.
January 14, 1990 |
"I'm interested in light and shadow as well as color, and my photos are a lot like paintings," said Clarence Guienze of Cherry Hill, whose portrait of his grandmother, titled, "Roots Study - Big Mama #1," has been purchased by the township's Arts Advisory Board to hang in Town Hall as representative of local excellence in the arts. That Guienze's photographs are like paintings is not surprising. After graduating from Southern University and serving in the Army, he traveled to Seattle from his home state of Louisiana in 1954 to launch a career as a painter.
September 10, 2014 |
Philadelphia's Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a town hall forum Wednesday, part of a continuing effort by the troubled agency to build back trust with the public. The event - open to patients, other veterans and community members - comes as the University City hospital is under scrutiny over its scheduling practices. The facility serves as the regional hub for more than 57,000 veterans from Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. It is being reviewed by the VA Office of Inspector General after appointment schedulers told auditors in May they had been instructed to enter dates other than the ones requested by veterans, a tactic used to hide delays.
May 8, 2011 |
Nearly four years after a fire doomed Moorestown's fortresslike town hall, the only thing agreed upon is that the vacant concrete structure will be demolished in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the government of the wealthy Burlington County community operates out of five locations, including hard-to-find industrial park offices that have no signs or American flags marking them as public offices. Twenty proposals have come and gone. Now a $19 million plan for an all-inclusive municipal center is being debated.
January 18, 1989 |
When Monroe Township officials met last week to discuss financing the proposed new town hall, they hoped to find enough money from grants or other sources to reduce the cost of the building to taxpayers from $3.8 million to $2.5 million. But the news was not good. Officials learned that no county or state funds were available for such a project. Moreover, they learned that what some thought was a $3.9 million budget surplus, which would be available to help pay for the building, was actually about $1 million less.