Our Council Reports from the 11/9/2020 Pitman Borough Council Meeting follow. As always, please feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns:
Paul Blass firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Rudley email@example.com
Matthew Weng firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa E. James email@example.com
Adam Mazzola firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Report November 9, 2020
Council President Paul Blass
This past Saturday a crew was dispatched to clear a clog on Broadway
In remembrance of Veteran’s Day Public Works will be closed this Wednesday. Trash and recycling will be picked up on Thursday.
Residents are reminded not to park on leaf piles. In fact, 15-20 foot clearance is needed for the trucks to pick up the leaves.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020
26 Loads to Wheelabrator 273.41 Tons
6 Loads to Gloucester County Landfill 57.35 Tons
TOTAL 330.76 Tons
TOTAL COST $ 25,633.96
Since our last Council meeting the Highway Department…
Collected 189 Yards of brush
Collected 721 Yards of leaves
Repaired or replaced street signs in town.
Spent 14 hours patching and repairing pot holes and sink holes.
Ground leaves and brush for 12 hours.
Ran street sweeper 2 hours.
Mowed for 12 hours.
Repaired the trash/recycle can at various locations.
Dropped off a truck for yard debris to 1 residences and picked up the next day.
Delivered 3 new trash cans to residences.
Since our last meeting the Water and Sewer Department…
Did 18 water & sewer mark outs requests.
Plunged out 3 sewer stoppages.
Jetted 1 sewer mains.
Took water samples.
Read 8 meters for settlement.
Re-read 6 meters for billing questions.
Replaced 1 meter body.
Upgraded 6 meter heads.
Did data logger reports for 4 residences.
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
November 9, 2020
Parks and Recreation
• Micro mini soccer just concluded its 8th and final week for the season with over 80 children participating.
• Healthy Kids Running Club also just finished up their season.
• Baseball and Softball should be finishing up this week, while youth soccer has a few more weeks.
• We are currently receiving bids for the tennis court repairs, which we hope to accomplish in the spring.
• There will be no middle school basketball program, however we are looking into a program for first and second grade, as well as exploring other local opportunities for the older kids to still have a basketball experience.
Senior Outreach Committee
• The Senior Outreach Committee is planning to do a holiday care package for our regular bus riders. We are very hopeful that, by late Spring, we will be able to resume our in-person events.
• The Environmental Commission held a successful and socially distanced tree planting event on Saturday morning. Thank you to everyone who participated, including Mayor Razze and his family.
• The Commission had 6 applications for the Recycling Sub-committee. The decision was made by the Commission to accept everyone to help with this important topic. We will be sending an e-mail to the applicants to advise them and will begin meetings in January.
• I understand that the sign uptown reads a bit confusing. Do not recycle your plastic bags and do not place your recycling in a plastic bag. Thank you!
• The Camden to Glassboro line is currently in the Environmental Impact phase. They have published their draft study and have a 45 day public comment period, which started on November 2, 2020. There are two zoom sessions, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can access this information on their website at glassborocamdenline.com
As always, please feel free to contact me about any issues or questions you might have. My cell phone remains 609-214-6342 and my e-mail is email@example.com
Council Report 11/9/20
Councilman Matt Weng
-On October 19th & 20th Sgt. Jon Streater and Sgt. Chris Leach attended Internal Affairs Training.
-On October 26th and 27th Deputy Chief Tom Zander and Sgt. Andrew Carson attended Internal Affairs Training.
-On October 1st Detective Nick Barbetta, Cpl. Marshall Pierson, Patrol Officer Tyler Hagan, Patrol Officer Nick Brown and Special Officer Tom McEvoy attended Gloucester County Police Academy Annual Recertification Training.
-On October 29th Cpl. Ken Decker and Patrol Officer Cristyn Edwards attended Gloucester County Police Academy Annual Recertification Training.
-On October 26th and 27th Cpl. EJ Parker attended K9 Training.
-On October 19th and 23rd Patrol Officer Sam Hoffman Attended SWAT Training.
Council Report 11/9/20
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
Liaison: Finance & Audit, Personnel, Welfare Office, Library Board, Chamber of Commerce, Municipal Alliance, Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Following our last Council Meeting, I created a Sign-Up Genius form for volunteers to clean up Theatre Avenue twice a week on early Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. We received a very positive response and have at least one volunteer signed-up for each time slot until the end of the year. If you know of any students looking for community service hours, this could be a great opportunity for them. Please feel free to reach out to me and I’ll set them up. Thanks to all the volunteers who have already participated including Mayor Razze and his family and Councilmen Weng & Mazzola.
The next meeting of the Chamber will take place on Tuesday, November 17th, at 7 p.m. location to be determined. The Chamber is accepting nominations for their Board & Officers at this time and voting will take place at that meeting.
McCowan Memorial Library
Special thanks to Library Director Andrew Coldren, Maureen Fitzpatrick, the Pitman Police Department, and Mayor and Council for helping out with the Library’s Halloween parade this year. It was a great turnout, and it was wonderful to be able to safely carry on this special tradition. Thank you to all the businesses who donated candy!
Council Report 11/09/2020
Councilman Adam Mazzola
I would like to thank Councilwoman James for setting up the volunteer list for the Theatre Avenue cleanup events on Friday evening and Sunday morning through the end of the year. This will help maintain the area in the interim while we figure out what we want to do in 2021. I am working on a proposal that includes a litter patrol along all of Broadway as a tie in with Clean Communities grants and student service hours. In addition the new furniture is on its way and a delivery appointment will be set soon.
As the weather turns colder I would fully expect that these projects will slow down but we do have one more scheduled for the VFW to continue the work on the Dell area. We recently had a group go through the Alcyon Woods Disc Golf course as I had heard about a lot of broken glass along the path. The golfers passing by all thanked them for their efforts and were appreciative of the clean up. As this is an attraction that brings people into town I may suggest sending people through that course more often. If we continue to see a build up of debris, it may be worth placing trash and/or recycling bins along the course as well.