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Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - March 2021

Spring is almost here. It seems like we had a real New Jersey winter season but we are all looking forward to warmer weather and enjoying outside activities. On that note, we have a full event schedule planned. Check the website, Facebook and our newsletter which will be coming out in April with the schedule.

We have numerous projects and initiatives planned for this year which we are excited about. Keep an eye out for more improvements coming to Fasola Park. New state of the art Pickleball Courts are beginning construction along with two new parking lots. In this project there will be an adult exercise area and gathering area. We are near the completion of the most extensive playground renovation projects in Deptford’s history.

Our cultural and performing arts center will be opening this spring following the Governors guidelines. We are working with theatrical companies and one of the goals is to introduce children to the arts. We are looking for musicians, artists, actors and dancers of every age, basically anyone and everyone who wants to participate and have fun. If you want to volunteer to teach please contact the manager’s office for more information.

We are planning on more open space purchases this year to add to the wonderful parks and the farm in our inventory. Preserving nature and open space is extremely important to us all. Our newly reorganized litter patrol is out every day keeping our community clean. Earth day is coming up in April. We will have more information to volunteer for cleanup and helping maintain our environment.

Events will be starting soon. The Easter Egg Hunt is planned and scheduled. Soon we will see you at our annual Memorial Day event in Oak Valley. We have just completed Read Across America with our schools and teachers which was a terrific week of reading and learning.

Township Council is working on our local budget and we will have a major announcement soon. Our five year planning process has prepared us for an unforeseen event and the results have always been stable local tax rates. Help us continue the progress in our great community. We will see everyone in person very soon at the park, walking your neighborhoods or at one of our great events. Stay safe until then, and as always we listen, we learn and we get it done.