Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - November 2018
November is here and with it there is a lot going on. There are several holidays and one of the most significant is Veterans Day where we honor all those who have served in the Armed Forces. To honor our soldiers you can fly the Flag, visit a local Veterans Facility, attend any events or simply just thank a Veteran if you know or see one. Of course, Thanksgiving is this month and that traditionally starts the Holiday shopping season. We encourage you to visit one of our stores in Town. Deptford has it all and you can shop, go to a great restaurant and take the kids to one of our many entertainment venues.
It is also election time and we encourage you to get out and vote, make your voice heard and participate in the most important function an American can do. Leaf pickup gets in to full swing in November and we ask your patience with this huge process. Every single day our crews will be out picking up leaves. The schedule is on the website and the newsletter. Please follow the instructions for placement at the curb. It does not get your leaves picked up any quicker if you push them in to the street, this is simply very dangerous for vehicles, pedestrians and kids on bikes who have to swerve around them.
Our crews follow a very specific schedule and they rarely deviate, the exception is severe weather. We have brand new state of the art equipment and our crews are well trained for the task in front of them. In the past month we held wellness week for all of our employees and it was a huge success. They learned healthy eating habits and attended wellness classes. There were activities every day such as medical screenings, flu shots, insurance seminars and so much more. October was also Breast Cancer awareness month and our Town participated by lighting the Town Pink. All of these activities are a credit to employees, especially the Township Clerk’s office.
Great news financially. We just received our Bond rating for the next several years and we are rated at AA. This is a fantastic accomplishment and a credit to our Finance Committee, our CFO and the whole team that watches every Tax dollar for our residents. The rating Agency actually compared us to National Comps and the AA rating is among the top in the State.
Santa is arriving on Sat. Nov 10th at Deptford Mall with a parade. Mayor and Council will be kicking off this Holiday Season! Come join us!
Have a great and safe November. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!