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Mayor Minutes Harrison Twp.
New Inspira Medical Center
Breaking Ground in May.
 
Dear Fellow Harrison Residents,

It is with tremendous excitement that I can share with you that the new Inspira Medical Center, which has secured the necessary State approval to move forward, will be breaking ground on the state-of-the art Medical Center in late May. Construction will take approximately 24 months.
 
The new facility will provide 1600 jobs and more importantly will deliver high quality healthcare for our residents. The initial stage will include the hospital itself and one medical office building. The longer-term plans potentially call for an additional 500,000 sq. ft. of medical offices to support doctors and testing capability. These offices would be built out over the next several years. As we have stated many times, this is a "game changer" for the entire region, especially considering the synergies with neighboring Rowan University. The impact on Harrison Township cannot be overstated and we are proud to have secured this project in our home town.
 
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inspira Health Network
Commercial Ratable Tax Base on the RISE!

Over the last several years we have been successful in increasing our commercial tax rate from under 2% to close to 8% and the plans in place will take that to over 10% in the near future. This effort will further help support our town and reduce the tax burden on residents.

You may have noticed there are two new sites in the Tomlin Station Commerce Center. The storage facility is just about completed and a medical office building is approved to begin construction. Our hope is that an improving economy will see the further build out of that Center. In 2017 we will also be breaking ground for the new Dunkin Donuts, the Mullica Hill Medical Arts building and the Liquor Store in Mullica Hill Commons.

Additionally, our focus on ensuring a future that provides for our property owners on Main St to commence with renovations will begin to take shape this coming year. This is the result of our decision in 2016 to secure a Redevelopment Designation for the entire Historic District; basically from the Harrison House down to the triangle at Rt 77 & Commissioners Rd. This is quintessential "out of the box" action, but it is our belief and intention that this designation will provide the needed enticement for investment in our Main St. I'm pleased to say that two of our anchor businesses (Naples & blue plate) are currently engaged in major renovation projects that will take advantage of this program and several others have made inquiries. We are excited about the future of Main St and the role it will play in unifying our community.
 
Questions? Ask the Mayor and Committee.
For those of you that have been on the Harrison Township website recently may have noticed a new feature on the home page — Ask the Mayor (and Township Committee!). While we have always had an open platform for all residents based on each committee persons e-mail being on the website, this new feature will provide every resident with immediate access to myself as well as the others on Township Committee including Deputy Mayor Dennis Clowney, Committeemen Don Heim, Vince Gangemi and Jeff Jacques. We encourage you to send your questions to us.
 
May 6th Harrison Twp Day
 
Lastly, as you may know, Harrison Township Day is May 6th. This is a great opportunity to take part in the festivities — stroll the Main Street shops and eateries or head over to Ella Harris to enjoy the rides and mingle with friends. As always, the day ends with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. We have such a wonderful sense of community pride and spirit — I hope you and your family enjoy our special day together.
 
Together For Harrison Township,

Lou Manzo
Your Mayor
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