I was proud to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Port Republic, NJ town hall. My home town of Port Republic is a small town with great historic past nestled along the Mullica River and Nacote Creek in Atlantic County NJ. Around three years ago the existing city hall had to be demolished because of soil contamination. Mayor Gary Giberson and town council chose to build a new building and found a way to build without any tax payer dollars! Resident Clarence Hanselmann discovered that the soil in town was valuable soil. When the parkway construction began they were able to lease vacant city owned land to a contractor who would use the soil to complete parkway construction. These funds paid for most of the cost of the new town hall. Please take a moment to watch the video with a few highlights and photos of the day.
Best wishes, Matt
P.S. Do you have any fond memories of Port Republic? What do you like best about Port Republic? Please share your thoughts in a comment or send me a message.