Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - August 2018
We’ve had a terrific summer so far. We hope you are enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. We encourage you to visit our parks and splash pad this season. Many new programs were implemented this summer such as men’s pickup basketball at our recreation center, tennis courts at Fasola Park, beach volleyball and canoeing on Almonesson Lake.
The Museum of American History at Deptford located on Andaloro Way just received the NJBIA 2018 New Good Neighbor Award. The Museum is a farmhouse that was built in 1920 on a 150 acre vegetable farm. Rehabilitating the farmhouse was a joint effort between Deptford Township and the museum’s foundation. The Township painted the exterior of the building, made improvements to the auxiliary buildings and preserved 32 acres. The foundation concentrated on the interior, building 80 exhibit cases for thousands of artifacts. Across the street from the museum, the Township created community garden plots which are reserved for resident’s use. Behind the museum, the Township built a farm themed playground. Come out and visit this month as there is a Civil War display which is terrific.
Our employees are hard at work beautifying Deptford. We take pride in keeping our community safe and maintained. Our public areas are clean. We have painted several of our buildings throughout town. We encourage you to help us maintain our community by picking up litter, keeping grass cut and reporting any vacant properties that are not being kept up. We are the only township that we know of to have a dedicated vacant property officer to ensure that these properties are being tracked and dealt with.
Keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean, safeguarding our home values, ensuring we have the finest schools for our children; all of these take work and dedication. Great communities are works in progress and together we are keeping Deptford the finest community in the area.
Here’s a health and safety tip: When temperatures rise above 90 degrees we ask that you heed the heat advisories and check on elderly neighbors. Also car tempertures can rise quickly and present life threatening dangers in the summer.
We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of your summer!