Message From Mayor Nick Kappatos
To the Residents of Runnemede,
I hope everyone is having a great year so far. In our continuing effort to keep you accurately informed about your town, we are providing every household and business with this Newsletter. I want to thank Council President Patty Passio and Councilman John Ranieri for all the time they put in to making our newsletter a reality.
This year, we are focusing on infrastructure improvements and making our community more attractive to businesses. All over our town you will see contractors repairing and replacing our sanitary sewer lines that are in the most need of attention. Another project is the completion of the road resurfacing on Washington and S. Oakland Avenues and the installation of sidewalks on Davis Road. We have begun the process of creating a redevelopment zone along the Black Horse Pike to deal with the empty buildings and a more vibrant business environment. Where there were two empty buildings, we will be welcoming two new businesses to the Pike, Cooper Urgent Care and Caliber Collision. This is a good sign of things to come. In an effort to make our municipal building ADA compliant, you will have a new handicap accessible entrance from our new public parking lot to the front office. A LED sign will be installed to help with community messages and Borough announcements.
We will continue to improve our recreation facilities this year by removing hazardous trees around the Girls Softball Fields and install an irrigational well for new sprinklers that are being donated by The Sprinkler Company.
We want to thank the Camden County Freeholders. With their help, Runnemede received over $183,000 this year alone to cover the cost of improvements.
I also want to thank the Runnemede-Bellmawr-Glendora Rotary Club for their donation of the Bud Palmieri Pavilion at Beaver Branch Park. Thank you, to all the members of Council and all our employees, for working so hard this past year. Without all of you working together we would not have accomplished so much.
As always it is my honor to be the Mayor of Runnemede,