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Westville’s 9/11 Memorial

The Borough obtained two 26′ steel beams from the original Trade Center Building area and plans to construct a 9/11 Memorial at Thomas West Park to recognize those who participated in the rescue efforts and to honor those who lost their lives.  If you can donate funds for the project or help build the Memorial, contact Committee Chairperson Bruce Nordaby for additional information.

Gateway United Soccer Club

There are only 10 days left to the February 29 registration deadline to sign up for the Spring Micro Clinic for children ages 3-6.  Sessions start in mid-March so now is the time to register.  Visit the Registration page to sign up.


Program Overview

Micro/Clinic Soccer (ages 3-6):

  • The program is designed for children who are just learning soccer and it focuses on basic skills and introduces competition gradually in preparing children to play travel soccer
  • Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, with one practice per week for Micro players
  • Cost is $40 per player and includes a uniform
  • Spring sessions are held at the Westville fields located at Chestnut Street.

Register now to play this Spring.

Send a email to the Gateway Soccer Club at gatewaysoccerclub@gmail.com if you have questions.

Water Pipe Break

February 18, 2019.  A water main break has affected Westville water service.  The Public Works Water Department  found the problem and is in the process of repairing the pipe.
UPDATE at 2:51 p.m….. water service has been restored.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Shredding Event!

Help protect yourself from Identity Theft and Financial Fraud by participating in Westville’s shredding event on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Bring your bags or boxes of paper that need to be destroyed to the Public Works parking lot at 114 Crown Point Road between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon to have your confidential material shredded.    Download the flyer for more details.

Items to be Recycled

The Public Works Department would like to remind everyone of the guidelines specific to our single stream recycling.

The Single Stream Recycling flyer lists items that can be placed in your recyclable bin, unfortunately if your bin contains items that do not comply, they will not be collected.  If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Department at 856-456-7785.

Snow Removal

Now that the winter season is here, the Code Enforcement Department would like to remind residents of some seasonal Ordinances.  Many of the Ordinances apply to either the property owner or the tenants.

The following Ordinances instructs that the owners or tenants shall remove the snow from their sidewalks within ten (10) hours of daylight if there is accumulation.  (Please keep in mind that Parkview students often walk to school and use the sidewalks.)

Borough Code:  3 3 6-3 “Owners or tenants to keep sidewalks clear”

The owner(s), tenant(s) or occupant(s) of lands abutting or bordering upon any of the public avenues or highways of the Borough of Westville shall remove or cause to be removed from the sidewalks and to the width of one foot out of the gutters in front of or bordering on their said lands all snow and ice within 10 hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon, and any sand, dirt or other materials or collection of materials forming an obstruction or constituting an impediment thereon within 10 hours of daylight after the same shall have formed, collected or been created thereon.

The second Ordinance pertains to the parking of vehicles on certain roadways during snowfall.

373-21 “Designation of snow emergency no-parking areas”

Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle, trailer, boat or other object shall be parked or be standing on either side of any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XVI attached to and made a part of this chapter.

373-44 Schedule XVI:  Snow Emergency No-Parking Areas.
(Amended 12-29-1987; 11-7-1994)

Pursuant to the provisions of § 373-21, no person shall park a vehicle, trailer, boat or other object upon either side of any of the streets or parts of streets thereof listed below whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway.

Review chart of streets and locations

The firefighters of the Westville Fire Department also ask that if you have a fire hydrant located on your property to please help them by clearing an area around the hydrant in the event an emergency should occur.

If you have any questions, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer by calling 856-456-0030, ext. 116.

To read more of the codes specific to snow removal, visit this page.

Attention Dog and Cat Owners

DOG/CAT LICENSES
All dog and cats, age six months or over are required to be licensed starting January 2, 2020. Details on licensing your pet, can be found on the Pet Licensing page found in this web site along with the Application to License your Pet.  (Please note that in order to register your dog for 2020, the rabies vaccination must be good through November 1, 2020.)

FREE RABIES CLINIC
The Borough will sponsor a Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Westville residents can also obtain their 2020 license for their cat or dog at the clinic.  (To avoid late fees, register your dog or cat by March 31, 2020.)   Click here, to open the Rabies Clinic Flyer for details on licensing your pet and the Clinic.

 

Gloucester County High School Seniors

If you are a high school senior and plan to attend Rowan College South Jersey and want to apply for a program offered by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders for a “Gloucester County Intern Scholarship Program” that provides qualified, first-year students with up to a four-year tuition and fees award, along with specific work experience then this program is for you, if you qualify.  Review the brochure for more details on the program.

Spring Soccer Online Registration

Spring Soccer Registration is going on now!  The season will open in three months so depending on the player’s age, please note the following:

TRAVEL SOCCER (Born in 2012 or earlier) – due to league deadlines for travel soccer, all travel players must register by December 31.  After December 31, a late fee will be applied to the registration.

MICRO/CLINIC (Born in 2013 or later) – players will be able to register through the end of February

To register visit the Gateway United web site

Micro/Clinic Soccer (ages 4-6):

The acclaimed program is designed for children who are just learning soccer, focuses on basic skills, and introduces competition gradually in preparing kids to play travel soccer.
Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, with 1 practice per week for Micro players
Costs are $40 per player, which includes a uniform
Spring Sessions are held at the Westville fields
Travel Soccer Program (ages 7-19):

Travel soccer teams play in South Jersey Soccer League (boys) and South Jersey Girls Soccer League (girls). Games are held on Saturday for girls, Sunday for boys.
Tryouts are not required to join GUSC, but space is filled on a first-come, first served basis for new players
Costs are $140 per player, plus a uniform cost of $50

 

Spotted Lanternfly – Bad Bug!

The Spotted Lanternfly is a plant hopper that causes damage to fruit trees (plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and apple), woody trees, such as Pine and Maple as well as vegetables, herbs and vines, including agricultural crops like grapes and hops.  For more information on this invasive species, you can download information received from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture or you can visit their web site.