Please see our Council Reports from the (2/22) Pitman Borough Council Meeting below. 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 February 22, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Economic Development Committee
The EDC met via Zoom on February 18th. Much of the discussion was directed at an examination of the group’s purpose based on Borough’s ordinance and refocusing back on those expectations. Plans are in the works to meet with representatives of other committees to help streamline efforts at making Pitman work better for its businesses.
Historic Preservation Commission
The HPC met via Zoom on February 11th. Three applications were reviewed – involving a roof, door, and fence. All were approved. The application involving the doors really demonstrated the type of service the members try to provide. There were a few questions involving the doors, but the applicant was not present. Chairman Madison called the applicant and held the phone up for all to hear. This way the situation could be resolved and not have to wait until the next meeting.
I must once again thank our Public Works Department for their dedication and hard work more winter storms. The crews spent approximately 120 hours dealing with winter weather.
Since our last meeting, the Highway Department ….
Collected 11 Loads of trash (111.91 tons)
Collected 12 Loads of recyclables (47.87 tons)
Collected 10 Yards of brush
Collected eight truckloads of bulk trash
Spent five hours patching and repairing potholes and sink holes.
Delivered one new trash can and one recycle can.
The Water and Sewer Department…
Performed 16 water and sewer mark outs requests.
Plunged out five sewer stoppages.
Performed routine well work, (painting, cleaning, etc.)
Took Water samples.
Read ten meters for settlement.
Replaced one meter body.
Opened water tower for AT&T.
Did one data logger reports (both daily and hourly) from the flow report, ahead of billing.
Checked out a water leak (broken pipe) inside a vacant house.
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
February 22, 2021
Environmental has not met since our last meeting, but will meet via zoom for the monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. Please see the Borough website for the zoom link. The recycling subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 3, also via zoom.
Someone has been breaking off the small trees planted by the Environmental Commission around town. If you have any information regarding this destruction of public property, please contact the Pitman Police Department.
Senior Outreach Committee
The Senior Outreach members remain engaged in finding new ways to reach our Pitman Seniors. In the last month, they have reached out to local Senior Centers to see if anyone is offering any services that may benefit our Seniors, as well. Currently, Glassboro is offering Zumba via zoom and our Seniors are welcome to participate.
We are working to compile a list of local discounts for Seniors and will make that information available, as well as the very comprehensive national list compiled by the AARP, after our March meeting. If you are aware of a local “Senior Discount,” please let me know so we can be sure that they are included on the list!
Please feel free to contact me if you ever need my assistance. I can be reached on my cell phone at 609-214-6342 or via e-mail at email@example.com. In the meantime, stay safe and be well. Thank you.
Councilman Matthew Weng
Council Report 2/22/2021
The PPD is in the process of setting up re-certification training for CPR. Special Officer/Medic Tom McEvoy will be setting up and assisting with this specialized training.
Chief McAteer has been accepted into a Certificate program on Diversity & Inclusion at Cornell University. Classes will begin in the next few months.
Council Report 2/22/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
I would like to extend a formal thank you to the Borough office personnel who have continued to work and support the residents of Pitman through the pandemic and now through one of our snowier winters in quite some time. These essential workers continue to keep our town running and I am thankful for their efforts and dedication.
1. The Aid to Firefighters Grant Application has been submitted to FEMA.
2. The first publication of the Notice to Bidders of the Plenary Retail Consumption License to be Sold by the Borough was advertised on February 12. The second notice was advertised on February 19. A copy of the Notice can be obtained at Borough Hall and is available on the Borough’s website. Qualification packages are due to the Borough Clerk on February 26 at 10:00 am. No Qualification packets will be accepted after that time, and submission of a packet is required from all prospective bidders.
3. The TRICO JIF has announced that for the foreseeable future, all training seminars will be held virtually. This includes:
· Training for Safety and Wellness Coordinators on March 3.
· The Elected Officials Training Program to be completed by Mayor Razze and all members of Council by May 1.
· Anti-harassment training for non-supervisory employees should be completed by June 1. Department Supervisors will be provided with the link to the course.
· The first meeting of the Borough’s Safety Committee will be held on March 3. The meeting forum will be determined as the date gets closer.
4. As the COVID guidelines for gatherings are relaxed, the Pitman Municipal Alliance looks forward to sponsoring some events for outreach to the community to promote awareness of the abuse of drugs and alcohol, as well as anti-bullying initiatives. The Alliance also sponsors events to provide alternative activities for at-risk individuals in the community. The Pitman Alliance is funded through the Gloucester County Municipal Alliance with funds granted by the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.