Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cherry Hill Boasts Searchable Township Database

Residents in Cherry Hill, New Jersey now have first-hand access to more than 150 years of municipal ordinances and resolutions, thanks to the launch of the Township’s first Web-based, searchable archive system, Mayor Bernie Platt has announced.
Located on the Township’s Web site,, this searchable repository gives residents the ability to browse local laws dating back to 1844 – the year the municipality was founded, as Delaware Township.
“Throughout my tenure as Mayor, one of my main priorities has been moving the Township further into the 21st century; leveraging new technology to make Town Hall more accessible to the more than 70,000 people who call Cherry Hill their home,” Platt said.
With a few clicks of the mouse, residents, businesses and historians alike can take a trip back in time, through more than a century of governance in Cherry Hill. Whether they’re looking at a resolution from 1844 establishing a fund to pay for sheep killed by dogs, or they’re searching for the most up-to-date noise regulations, visitors to this site can see where the Township has been and where it’s going.
This comprehensive database will be updated with new ordinances and resolutions after each Township Council meeting, generally held the second and fourth Monday of each month, so residents have access to the most updated information possible.
Visitors to the site should note that resolutions from 1935 to 1986 are not available at this time, but will be added in the near future.

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