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Please join us on Friday, August 28th from 6:30-9 p.m. for a socially distanced Summer Celebration at Connie Mazz😷la’s house (513 Carew Avenue)! Meet our candidates Councilman Matthew Weng & Councilman Adam Mazzola, enjoy complimentary food from the Potato Patoto & Mister Softee food trucks & music by Get Happy (Mark Forchic).
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Good morning Pitman,
As the November election draws closer, emotions may run high, and tensions between friends and neighbors might escalate, but we are reminded there is far more in this community that unites us than divides us.
We firmly believe that the best way to effect change in our community is through getting involved, and becoming the change you wish to see around you. This community involvement may take many forms, but it should never devolve into attacking our neighbors. Pitman is a town where we have always looked out for each other, and so even when we disagree on finding the right path forward, we will never condone personal attacks on any Pitman resident.
Long after this year’s election is over, we will continue to be neighbors in this town we all love. We can only hope that in the days to come, our words and actions are a source of pride, and that Pitman continues to be the “small town with a big heart.”
It's The Everybody Likes Podcast, Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith! Hang out with Matt and Adam as they go over some important points from our last council meeting and talk a bit about things to come!
As always thank you to Sarah Weng for producing this episode. Special thanks to Megan Mazzola for performing this week's theme song!
If you have any questions or ideas about topics to address on a future podcast, please don't hesitate to let us know anytime!!
Council Report August 10, 2020
Council President Paul Blass
Every two years the dam at Alcyon Lake is inspected. Last week Public Works employees began clearing out the spillway at the dam. This week they will do more extensive work and make repairs to the “floor” of the spillway.
Tomorrow, August 11th, work will be completed on the apron in front of the alley between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
There were some temporary patches on Adams Avenue that were getting deeper. Public Works filled these in as we wait for permanent repairs from South Jersey Gas.
Two Saturdays in a row – August 1st and August 8th – our on-call Water and Sewer Department Employee was dispatched. The first was for a possible blockage on a main on Broadway and the second was for an alarm at the water tower on Laurel Avenue. Neither turned out to be true, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Bellevue Avenue is scheduled to be paved this Thursday and Friday
Some stats from Public Works 7/27/2020 – 08/07/2020:
• 172 Yards of brush collected
• 8 Truckloads of bulk trash collected.
• Repaired or replaced street signs in town.
• 20 hours spent cleaning the tops of storm drains.
• Delivered 8 yards of mulch to residents.
• Spent 12 hours mowing.
• Repaired the trash/recycle can at various locations.
• Dropped off a truck for yard debris to 6 residences and picked up the next day.
• Trimmed branches in the alley by Edsam Ave.
• Delivered 6 new trash cans to residences and 4 new recycle cans.
WATER & SEWER DEPT:
• Did 64 water & sewer mark outs requests.
• Plunged out 6 sewer stoppages.
• Did well work, (painting, cleaning, etc.)
• Water samples.
• Read 14 meters for settlement.
• Re-read 2 meters for billing questions.
• Replaced 1 meter bodies.
• Upgraded 1 meter heads.
RECYCLING REPORT FOR JULY 2020
24 Loads of Single Stream Recycling 94.15 Tons
At a cost of $ 9,257.14
3 Loads of Metal to Sims Metal 7.17 Tons
We received $ 690.00
Mulch, leaves, and/or brush hauled out to various places 391 Cubic Yards
Mulch delivered to residents 14 Cubic yards
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020
24 Loads to Wheelabrator 296.05 Tons
@ $74.50 per ton
5 Loads to Gloucester County Landfill 57.08 Tons
@ $77.50 per ton
TOTAL 353.13 Tons
TOTAL COST $ 27,367.64
Council Report – Amy E. Rudley
August 10, 2020
Parks and Recreation
If you have not yet picked up your Freedom Four Miler tee shirt, they are available at Borough Hall during normal business hours.
The We Missed Baseball Too Clinic still has some openings. This three-morning clinic take place on August 17, 18, and 19 from 9:00 – 12:00 and is open to children ages 7-12. The cost is $100 and COVID precautions will be taken. Please contact John Hopely at jhopely@Pitman.k12.nj.us to register or with any questions.
The Recreation Commission will meet this coming Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Met last Thursday night at Borough Hall. There are some exciting things to take place with 20 signs identifying some of our species of native trees to be added to the parks to provide additional information to residents regarding our natural resources.
Some members of the group met with a representative from SOLitude regarding resources available to further prevent erosion at Alcyon Lake and they will continue to explore options for this project.
We are working with EDC to develop a possible 19th hole idea for the Disc Golf course, which would take the form of an informational kiosk for golfers to learn more about Uptown and the food and entertainment options should they decide to celebrate their success on the course by grabbing a meal or a drink in Pitman.
The Senior Outreach Committee has decided to focus on next year’s events, rather than hold any in person events this year. We will also be focusing on how to get better contacts for the many seniors in town who still do not know about the committee.
We hope to produce some special information in the next Borough newsletter providing resources to residents that will miss us having our Fourth Annual Senior Resource Fair.
I will be away for the second meeting in August, but I am always available by e-mail or phone. Amy.email@example.com or 609-214-6342
**There is no second meeting in August! My mistake!!
Council Report 8/10/2020
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Liaison: Public Property, Board of Education, Clean Communities, Memorabilia Committee
*Board of Education* - Pitman Public Schools has released their plans to conduct the 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid model of in person and virtual learning with details evolving as we near the start of the year.
*Public Property* - Two trees have been removed as recommended by our Borough staff and local tree experts. These trees were unhealthy and deemed dangerous to the surrounding houses. We are in the process of another assessment on the paper street extension of Magnolia Ave. With the seeming increase in storms lately, we must be vigilant and swift in the removal of trees that pose a danger to our residents. I am appreciative of the homeowners who have brought these trees to our attention.
*Clean Communities* - I am happy to report that we have our first scheduled cleanup activity for Wed Aug 26th at the Hollywood Dell. We will be sure to enforce conformity with all social distancing guidelines in accordance with the Governors Executive Orders.