South Jersey Magazine once again named Voorhees as one of the “2020 Top Towns” in which to live. The Township Committee works to make sure we improve our services and infrastructure to continue to be ranked as a desirable location to call home.
We continue to make our township more walkable and bikeable.We added a new bike path along Route 73 from Kresson Road through Lions Lake Park connecting to Dutchtown Road andadded bike lane striping on Pine Avenue from Burnt Mill Road to Kirkwood Park. Handicapped ramps and a flashing crossing beacon are now at the intersection of Old Egg Harbor Road and Centennial Boulevard. With grant funds, we added a traffic light at the intersection of Kirkbride Road and Town Center Boulevard. We were awarded a grant to install sidewalk along Echelon Road from the Town Center to White Horse Road on the side opposite to the Maiaroto Sports Complex.
We continue to upgrade our neighborhood parks. With the assistance of several Camden County Recreational Grants, we added a new playground structure at the Giangiulio complex and shortly will be adding a handicapped accessible walkway from the parking lot to the bathrooms and snack bar at the Maiaroto Complex. A new large pavilion was added adjacent to the playground area of Connolly Park. The turf was replaced at the cricket pitch at Connolly Park and new benches were added at Lions Lake Park, Connolly Park and Kirkwood Park. Through private donations, a bench was added at the Green Ridge Playground and dedicated to the memory of Ashley Paul.
It is important to keep or roads safe and efficient. This year, we resurfaced Kirkbride Road, Echelon Road, Camden Avenue, Middlesex Avenue, Burlington Avenue, Kestrel Drive, Millbank Lane and Millbank Court.
The Township Committee will continue to maintain and improve our municipal facilities, utilizing grant funds whenever possible.
** Due to Covid-19, kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year will not be in person and will take place on-line. Any child who will turn five years of age on or before October 1, 2020 is eligible for kindergarten admission in September 2020. You must complete the pre-registration application at https://genesis.voorhees.k12.us/genesis/openReg. A staff member will contact you for additional information after the pre-registration is complete. For more information, visit https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us.
**The Voorhees Arts Gallery artists will be showing their work every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the month of July (weather permitting). Meet the artists and view their work on the Voorhees Town Blvd. next to the Voorhees Hot Yoga Center. For more information visit, www.VoorheesArtsCouncil.org.
** Our second Drive-In Movie Night of 2020 will be on Thursday, Aug. 6. The PG -13movie Jersey Boys will be shown on a 40-foot outdoor screen. The movie will be shown at the Voorhees Town Center parking lot located off of Somerdale Road. This event is intended for Voorhees residents only. Parking opens at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Limited food and ice cream will be available for purchase. Spaces are limited and the event is free.