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Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools
Dear Woolwich Residents,
Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.
Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.
I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.
How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.
Woolwich Township, NJ
To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here
Welcome to the Woolwich Boards & Commissions
The Woolwich Township Boards and Commissions are listed on this page. If additional information is available for a specific Board or Commission there will be a clickable link at the bottom of the individual Board or Commission listing.
Please note that the Township of Woolwich is grateful to accept applications from residents to volunteer to positions on boards and commissions as they become available.
To access an Application, please click on the following link:
Note: Applicants will be notified via e-mail when positions are vacant, and again when those vacancies are filled.
Business Development Committee:
The Business Development Advisory Committee meets every other month, with specific sub-committee meetings held every other month as well.
The purpose of this Board is to advertise the advantages of Woolwich Township, to analize the economic potential and development of Woolwich commercial business and to mobilize and assist in the development of potential resources and economic conditions of the Township.
Nine Member Committee Four Year Terms
Sheba Vine 1/1/17-12/31/20
Sue O'Donnell 1/1/15-12/31/18
Juanita Thornton 1/1/16-12/31/19
Dan Battisti 1/1/16-12-31-19
Deborah Margl 1/1/17-12/31/20
Joseph Carlemere 1/1/15-12/31/18
Committeeman Carleton & Committeeman Battisti, Co Township Committee Liaisons
Swedesboro-Woolwich Joint Environmental Commission:
The Environmental Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The Environmental Commission researches and develops ways in which to promote environmental causes and investigates and remediates environmental concerns.
Five Members 3 Year staggered terms One Alternate 3 Year Term
Carolyn Grasso 12/31/17
Ann Dorsett 12/31/18
Paula Hasenauer 12/31/18
Michael Tunstall 12/31/19
Committeeman Schlump, Township Committee Liaison
Joint Land Use Board:
The Woolwich Township Joint Land Use Board is established pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law and has the power to hear and vote upon land development applications.
The JLUB meets on the first and third Thursday of each month when there is an agenda, at 7:00 p.m.
Member Member Type Term Term Length
Mayor Alan Schwager Class I 1/1/17-12/31/17 1 Year
Joseph Maugeri Class IV 1/1/15-12/31/18 4 Years
Dep. Mayor Rizzi Class III 1/1/17-12/31/17 1 Year
Matt Blake, DOCD Class II 1/1/17-12/31/17 1 Year
Robert Rushton Class IV 1/1/14-12/31/17 4 Years
Michael Iskander Class IV 1/1/16-12/31/19 4 Years
John Casella Class IV 1/1/17-12/31/20 4 Years
John Juliano Class IV 1/1/17-12/31/20 4 Years
Sue O'Donnell Class IV 1/1/16-12/31/19 4 Years
Dave Glanfield Alternate #1 1/1/16-12/31/17 2 Years
Beth sawyer Alternate #2 1/1/16-12/31/17 2 Years
Vacant Alternate #3
Vacant Alternate #4
Planner ~ Tim Kernan of Maser Consulting, P.A. - 609-390-1927
Engineer ~ Stephen Nardelli of Fralinger Engineering, P.A. - 856-451-2990
Solicitor ~ Mike Aimino of Aimino & Dennen, LLC - 856-686-9100
(856) 467-2666 ext.3107
Open Space Committee and Agriculture Development Committee:
The purpose of this Committee is to review and establish ways and means to guide the preservation of open space and agricultural lands and to help to retain and enhance the farming industry as whole.
Three Year Appointments
Alfred DiBella, Chairperson 1/1/12-15-31-17
Jarret Vine 1/1/15-12-31-17
Jason Johnson 1/1/16-1/31/18
Mark Hasenauer 1/1/16-12/31/18
Leslie Viereck 1/1/15-12/31/17
Paul Lott 1/1/16-12/31/18
Vacant Alternate #1 1/1/12-12/31/14
Vacant Alternate #2 1/1/11-12/31/13
Dep. Mayor Rizzi, Township Committee Liaison
Meetings are held at 7:00 PM the Second Wednesday of each month at The Municipal Building (120 Village Green Drive)
Swedesboro/Woolwich Parks and Recreation:
The following persons serve as members of the Parks and Recreation Committee whose purpose is to plan and execute community events.
Councilwoman JoAnna Gahrs-Swedesboro Liaison
Committeeman Frank Rizzi-Woolwich Township Liaison
Natalie Matthias, Park Director
Woolwich Park Director
(856) 467-2666 ext.3300
(856) 467-2666 ext.3300
Meetings are held at 7:00 PM the First Tuesday of each month at the Woolwich Municipal Building.
Shade Tree Commission-Committeeman Fein Township Committee Liaison
The Shade Tree Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor to serve a five year term. The Shade Tree Commission is Established for the purpose of the regulation, planting, care and control of shade and ornamental trees and woody shrubs within the Township of Woolwich and shall exercise full and exclusive control over same.
Paul Biester 2/1/10-12/31-19
Christina Merola 01/01/14-12/31/18
Craig Borrie 2/1/13-12/31/17
Randy Rossi 2/1/10-12/31/16
Nicholas Gattuso Alt. #1 1-1-13-12-31-17
Alex Stuerer Alt. #2 1-1-13-12-31-16