Category: Public Works

Summer Storms, Yard Debris And Tree Contractor Precautions

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Friday, June 23 will mark the second anniversary of the short but expansive storm our region sustained damage from. You may recall that day, when massive winds came through for about 20

Celebrating National Public Works Week In Pennsauken

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works The week of May 21 is dedicated as “National Public Works Week.” To kick off this article, I’d like to quote the American Public Works Association (APWA). “This year, National Public Works

Food Truck And Touch-A-Truck Event Cancelled

As several food trucks have backed out because of the weather forecast and there is a threat of thunderstorms late afternoon/early evening, the Food Truck/Touch-A-Truck event scheduled for May 25 has been cancelled.  

Spring Cleaning In Pennsauken: Not Looking Too Bad For 125

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works As 2017 pushes onward, ushering my fellow residents and I along our town’s 125th anniversary or “quasquicentennial,” I step back to take a look at our big picture. As with most weighing

Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet… We’re Hunting Potholes!

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works As we look forward to the sunny days and warmer weather of spring, Old Man Winter leaves us a few reminders of his stay here in Pennsauken. Unfortunately, the groundhog saw its

There’s Always Time For Flowers… Chocolate… And Planning

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts. Although I will neither confirm nor deny whether or not this

Ushering In The New Year With Hopes For A Mild Winter

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works We awoke on December 15, 2016 to a dusting of snow and some black ice in spots of town. Although plowing operations won’t begin until three to four inches of accumulation, your

Looking Back At 2016, Looking Ahead To Serving You Better

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works On behalf of the crew of your Public Works Department, I want to begin this article by extending our warmest wishes to our residents, businesses, and their families during this holiday season.

Communicating With Public Works Using Technology

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works There have been great strides in technology over the past 15 years that have impacted how we communicate. In the late 1990’s, I recall my sister having her own phone line in

Autumn In Pennsauken: Preparing For Leaf Collection

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works I hope everybody is recovering from the humid start that September had. Those that wished for summer to continue had their wishes granted, with temperatures in the mid 90’s and humidity levels

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