All posts by Kathleen Carroll

Spotted Lantern Flies

Westville Residents, those pesky Spotted Lantern Flies are back in full force this summer and the battle must be won! If you see them, they must be killed. Below are some useful links regarding the SLF.
Many residents have had success spraying these bugs with a spray bottle mixed with dawn and water. If you are going to step on them, approach the bug from behind! Good luck and let’s win this battle together!

New Resident Packet

New residents to the Borough of Westville can find out about services provided by the Municipality in the New Resident Booklet.  The booklet is helpful to all residents as it provides contact information for all Borough departments, lists the trash pick-up schedule and gives a general overview of Borough services.

June Police and Code Enforcement Activity Report

WESTVILLE POLICE JUNE 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT
• Male arrested for Possession of Stolen Property on 06-03-2021
• Male arrested for active warrants on 06-07-2021
• Male arrested for being a Wanted Person and Resisting Arrest on 06-10-2021
• Female arrested for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a weapon on 06-14-2021
• Female arrested for active warrants on 06-19-2021
• Male arrested for active warrants on 06-21-21
• Male arrested for active warrants on 06-27-2021
• Male arrested for active warrants on 06-28-2021
• Female arrested for Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass on 06-29-2021
• Abandoned Vehicles Investigated = 11
• Parking Complaints Investigated = 12
• Burglary Reports Investigated = 2
• Theft Reports Investigated = 7
• Total Calls for Service = 1,432

CODE ENFORCEMENT JUNE 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT
June 1, 2021
• Broadway – high weeds and grass, letter sent to the owner.
Highland Avenue – vehicles remain uncovered in the driveway. Citation issued.
• Station Avenue – unregistered Dodge vehicle, high weeds and grass, letter sent to the landlord
• Station Avenue – high weeds and grass, letter sent to the owner
• Summit Avenue – high grass and weeds in the side and rear yard, letter sent.
• Political signs were removed from the town, several people are running for council in Collingswood.
June 2, 2021
• Broadway – letter received from a tenant concerning conditions inside and outside. The letter was forwarded to Dennis Morina.
• River Drive – high weeds and grass, owner notified.
• Woodbine Avenue – Resident’s vehicle parked obstructing the sidewalk. Left a note of the vehicle.
• Woodbine Avenue – tractor parked on the church parking lot at Highland Avenue and Third Avenue. Spoke with the owner and informed him of the ordinance.
June 3, 2021
• Chestnut Street – spoke with the resident regarding his vehicle and the ordinance.
• Land Use committee meeting at borough hall
June 8, 2021
• Broadway – complaint received about an unregistered dog at the apartment which the owner does not clean the feces at the rear of the property. I contacted the borough offices and learned there is no dog registered at the apartment. A letter will be mailed referencing both ordinance violations.
• High Street – complaint received – residents discarding debris onto the street. I contacted DPW and requested the street sweeper to make a pass in the coming days. The nature of the complaint was forwarded to the Chief of Police for his records as well.
June 9, 2021
• Gateway Boulevard – Ace Auto Sales, management was advised to cease parking their vehicles across the sidewalks.
• High Street – I received a message from Superintendent Finger who informed me the street sweeper would be making passes on High Street during the morning hours.
• High Street – high grass, I spoke with the maintenance man on location who would be contacting the property owner to have it addressed.
• High Street – high grass and unregistered Buick in the driveway. A letter will be prepared to have both items addressed.
• Twedell Avenue – high grass, habitual, and other debris in the rear yard.
June 14, 2021
• Broadway – high vegetation in the rear yard. Located a number for property management. She provided me another contact person. I spoke with management an email. They will be sending a crew out to evaluate the property.
• Gateway Boulevard – report of means of egress obstructed at Ace’s Auto Sales. Will need to ascertain how many vehicles are permitted on the parking lot.
June 15, 2021
• Broadway – Spoke with a representative of the Hudson group on site. He photographed the property and will be making the corrections of the grass and furniture.
June 16, 2021
• Broadway – received a telephone call from the Hudson group who stated the vegetation will be mowed and the furniture removed in the coming days.
• Delsea Drive – unregistered white Mazda parked on New Street. I telephoned the owner who was at her place of employment but stated the vehicle would be moved to her neighbor’s driveway until her appointment with New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services to have the vehicle registered.
• High Street – trash cans left at the curb. Spoke with the resident and made her aware of the ordinance.
• High Street – trash cans left at the curb. No answer at the door, left copy of the ordinance in the mailbox.
• High Street – trash cans left at the curb. No answer at the door, left copy of the ordinance in the mailbox. Also, unregistered vehicle parked on the vegetation.
June 17, 2021
• Broadway – complaint received about an unregistered dog at the apartment which the owner does not clean the feces at the rear of the property. Chief Whinna notified and will dispatch an officer to speak with the tenant.
• High Street – spoke with owner who will move the vehicle and have the trash cans removed in a timely manner.
• Highland Avenue – tractor parked on the lot of the church. Contacted the police department to speak with the owner. We had asked the owner a few weeks ago that parking is prohibited.
• Third Ave – high grass on the Route 130 side of owner’s fence. Letter given to the resident.
June 21, 2021
• Broadway 100/200 block – trash out a day early, letter sent to the property owners.
• Edgewater Avenue – report of recyclables placed at the curb days prior to scheduled trash day. Items were of large articles; this day was designated large article trash day.
• Gateway Boulevard – delivery of paperwork with Dennis Morina.
• Maple Avenue – gray van with flat tire and window broken out, notified the police department.
• River Drive – exposed electrical outlet, notified public works.
• West Ave – complaint of high grass and boarded up, property was secure and vegetation within ordinance limits.
• Municipal court
June 22, 2021
• High Street – trash had not been picked up at the church on its regularly scheduled day. DPW was notified and will pick up the trash in the morning.
June 23, 2021
• High Street – unregistered dog at the property, confirmed with the borough offices. The police department was notified.
June 24, 2021
• High Street – report of a traffic cone and chair placed on the curb of the residence. I spoke with the homeowner who stated she uses the cone to slow traffic but was informed that is a law enforcement issue and to place the cone on their porch. In addition, there was a chair and when questioned about the chair she stated it was not trash and to place that on the porch as well.
June 28, 2021
• Broadway – complaint received about unregistered dog at the residence, checked with the municipal officials to determine.
• Broadway – spoke with the tenant regarding ongoing issues with the trash along the fence line and where he is to place his trash receptacles when not on trash day. He stated he was moving out shortly.
• Broadway – complaint received about unregistered dog at the residence, checked with the municipal officials to determine.
• Highland Avenue – vegetation high in the rear yard, property owner notified.
• Pine Street – trash receptacles left along the curb line on non-trash days, letter delivered to tenant.
• Spruce Avenue – installation of solar panels on the roof of the residence, permit had been issued.
• Summit Avenue – trash receptacles left along the curb line on non-trash days, letter delivered to tenant.
• Municipal court
• Met with the superintendent of public works regarding the trash etc. in the rear of the 600 block of Broadway. Updated signs will be posted and holes filled in with millings.

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