In The News
For Immediate Release – June 2, 2014
For more information contact Robert Law at: 856-845-1300 x 129
Woodbury’s Standard & Poor Rating rises to AA
WOODBURY, NJ—In May 2014, the City of Woodbury was notified by Standard & Poor’s Rating Service that the City’s rate rose from A+ to AA based on local General Obligation (GO) criteria. A double A rating means the City is highly credit worthy and is meeting its financial commitments.
According to the S & P letter received by the City’s CFO, Robert Law, “Woodbury’s economy is adequate with its projected per capita effective buying income at 101.6% of the US”.
The letter states that the City’s budgetary flexibility is very strong, the property tax revenue stream is stable and the City doesn’t have any direct purchase obligations outstanding.
Mayor Bill Volk commented on the letter stating, “When S& P rates the City’s management conditions “as strong with good financial practices”, I feel confident that the decisions we have made over the past year are helping us achieve a level of long term financial stability which is necessary for our economic development plans and any future growth in the City”.
The letter also states that the City’s financial management assessment (FMA) was changed from standard to good reflecting an update in the City’s fiscal policy information primarily related to revenue, expenditure and investment management policies.
Volk adds, “There were many policy changes since I took office and with the help of the new administration and the new members of the governing body, specifically Dave Swanson who is chair of the finance committee, everyone has really worked together to ensure that the City can survive financially and still be fiscally sound”.
For Immediate Release – June 9, 2014
For more information, please contact: Randi Woerner at 856-845-1300 x143
Twelve Woodbury Businesses receive County “Best Of” honors
WOODBURY, NJ—On May 29, 2014 twelve Woodbury businesses were recognized as the “Best Of Gloucester County” at the annual Shop-Dine-Go Local Best of Celebration sponsored by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, TD Bank and the South Jersey Times.
The twelve Woodbury businesses that were voted by their customers as the “Best of Gloucester County” include:
- Antique Shop-Woodbury Antique Center
- Auto/Body Shop-Boggs Auto Collision Rebuilders
- Builder/Construction-Cipriani Remodeling Solutions
- Candy Shop-The Nut Shop
- Eye Care-Friedber Eye Associates-Dr. Howard Friedberg
- Food Store-Acme Markets
- Health Services-Lisa’s Companions & Caregivers
- Hoagies/Subs-Fat Louie’s Hoagies
- Physicians/Group-Depersia Medical Group
- Printer-Bellia Printing
- Restaurants/Italian Food-Marlene Mangia Bene
- Septic Company-English Sewage Disposal, Inc.
During the months of April and May, votes were cast online through the County Chamber, County Economic Development and SJ Times web sites. In total, over 18,000 customers throughout the region voted.
Woodbury’s Mayor Bill Volk stated, “On behalf of Mayor and Council, I would like to congratulate all the Woodbury businesses who received this prestigious honor. It is amazing that in only 2 square miles we have so many outstanding businesses. We are proud that you call Woodbury your home.”
New Code Enforcement Office Hours – Effective May 12, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:30pm – Monday through Thursday; Closed on Friday
The City Inspectors will be will be available for scheduled inspections as follows:
- Construction/Building Inspector – Monday-Thursday – 10:00am-2:00pm
- Electrical Inspector – Monday–Thursday – 10:00am-2:00pm
- Plumbing Inspector - Tuesday & Thursday – 11:00am-3:00pm
- Fire Inspector – Tuesday & Thursday – 12:00pm-3:00pm
The New GG Green Building Website – featuring rendering of the finished building and contact information for people interested in living in the building and or leasing retail space in the building.