Council Report – Amy E. Rudley
July 12, 2021
Miss Pitman Pageant
The Miss Pitman Pageant was a wonderful event.
to all of the participants, including Miss Pitman 2021 Emma Rentzel, First Runner Up Evelyn “Grace” Hulitt, and Miss Congeniality Ashlynne Quinn.
The EC has not met since our last meeting, however, an enormous group of volunteers came out on Saturday to plant milkweed and Black Eyed Susans at Alcyon Lake Park in the area immediately below the overlook. A project which could have easily taken three hours took only one due to the great response. Getting water to this area while the plants root is going to be incredibly important.
Administrator O’Donnell and myself had a very fruitful meeting with former Councilman Pierpont on behalf of the VFW regarding the possibility of using their property for various Borough purposes. They want to become a resource for the community in accordance with their mission statement. Additionally, there was some discussion of a possible partnership or even acquisition of the property in the future.
Senior Outreach Committee
The Senior Outreach Committee has not met since our last council meeting. Our next regular meeting date would be this coming Thursday, July 15. If a few of the members are available, we will meet. However, with vacations it is possible it will be cancelled. If you were interested in attending and want to be advised if is cancelled, please let me know.
Finally, thank you to the Mayor and the Parade Committee for the fabulous job with the Parade. The Fourth of July festivities were great this year and especially appreciated.
Should anyone need to reach me, please feel free to use my cell at 609-214-6342 or my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a save and wonderful night.
Council Report July 12, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Historic Preservation Commission
In a rare move the Historic Preservation Commission did not meet because there were no applications.
Monthly totals for June:
245.28 tons of trash to Wheelabrator at a cost of $18,849.75
142.94 tons of trash to the county landfill at a cost of $11,030.68
Recycling totals for June:
88.86 tons of single stream recycling at a cost of $1,989.19
4.14 tons of metal to Sims Metal
.8 tons of E-Waste recycled
88 cubic yards of mulch and brush hauled to various places
14 cubic yards of much delivered to residents.
Public Works has been exceptionally busy the past few days. Since Friday there have been leaks: Lambs Road, Roosevelt Avenue, Michaels Lane, and East Holly Avenue.
PW responded to a leak in the roof in the library.
Today a crew removed graffiti painted over the weekend.
We would like to remind everyone to, if at all possible, please mulch their lawn clippings. If grass has to be collected, please put it into the black trash tote. Brush or twigs can be piled or put in an open container for collection. We are trying to solve two problems: (1) because of possible residual pesticides, grass should not be put into the mulch and (2) grass can jam the grinder. This week the grinder jammed, and we are awaiting its repair.
Council Report 7-12-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Great Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Pitman 4th of July
Thanks to all the volunteers and Borough employees for a wonderful Independence Day Celebration!
Parks & Recreation
Micro-Mini Soccer Registration is now live on the Borough Website under the Parks & Recreation tab.
Glen Lake Issues
Our Parks and Rec Department heard back from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection regarding the dead fish at Glen Lake in June. The DEP believes that the mostly likely cause of death was low dissolved oxygen in the lake. We have not received any further reports of fish dying. If there are additional deaths reported, the Office of Fish & Wildlife Health & Forensics would investigate further to determine a possible cause.
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Pop-Up Park Thursdays continue this week at Ballard Park from 6-8 p.m. Laurel Market Pitman is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sunset Auditorium. The next GPCC meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Location to be determined.
McCowan Memorial Library
During the month of May 2021, 3,049 people visited McCowan Memorial Library and there were 97 internet users. There were 16 live children’s programs with a combined attendance of 260 people. There were 2 virtual programs with a reach of 235.
During the month of June 2021, 3,356 people visited McCowan Memorial Library and there were 111 internet users. There were 20 live children’s programs with a combined attendance of 231 people. There were 3 virtual programs with a reach of 445.
As always, I am available to answer any questions or concerns via email at email@example.com or by phone at 336-407-8604.