Category: Public Works

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

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

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

Recognizing Our Staff During National Public Works Week

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works This year, the week of May 15 is dedicated as “National Public Works Week.” I’d like to quote the American Public Works Association (APWA): “This week is a celebration of the tens

Spring Cleaning In Pennsauken: Hazardous Waste Collection, Shredding, And More

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Each year, the County sponsors numerous waste collection events to help its residents properly dispose of various items around our homes, garages, and sheds to protect the environment. It may sound like

Valentine’s Day At Public Works: Hold The Snow… Take The Chocolates

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works We’ve seen a lot of weather changes in the past two months: 70 degrees on Christmas to frigid days the third week of January. With the looming winter weather bringing us painfully

Falling Leaves: To Bag Or Not To Bag?

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works At the end of my October article, I asked if the dry weather of summer and September would continue into a dry fall, causing leaves to fall early. Hurricane Joaquin answered that

Post Storm Township-Wide Cleanup Continues

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Fortunately, the quick, powerful and destructive storm of June 23 was not one that our town witnesses on a regular basis. From power lines arcing against and setting trees on fire in

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