Council Report August 9, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Monthly totals for July:
258.30 tons of trash to Wheelabrator at a cost of $19,850.36
89.98 tons of trash to the county landfill at a cost of $ 6,943.76
Recycling totals for July:
77.66 tons of single stream recycling at a cost of $1,829.59
3.23 tons of metal to Sims Metal; Borough received $647
.97 tons of E-Waste recycled
187 cubic yards of mulch and brush hauled to various places at a cost of $1,467
24 cubic yards of much delivered to residents.
I would like to thank Public Works for their help in preparing for the Sesquicentennial of the first camp meeting. They delivered a truck load of mulch, which a team of volunteers used in the gardens at the front of the Grove Auditorium. Mr. Tetreault also cleaned the inside and outside of the Auditorium so it would look good for the big day.
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
August 9, 2021
Environmental did not meet in August due to vacations of several commissioners. Commission Yeager and a local volunteer have continued to weed and tend to the new pollinator garden. There will be some fall plantings added once the weather cools.
The Memorabilia Committee did a wonderful job with the 150th Anniversary of the first Methodist Camp Meeting. The event was a great success. Thank you to Debbie Higbee and Jane McCausland for the great posters and for the presentation. Thank you to Bill McCausland for being the “voice” of the presentation and to Jenny Mazzola for recording and merging the video and audio. Thank you to Fred Mossbrucker for bringing his Civil War tents, the style used at the first Camp Meeting, and to Mike Doughery, Nancy and Charlie Homeyer, and Walt and Josh Madison for sharing their private collections. Thank you also to Michelle LaPlante and Katy Hoh for giving tours in the museum and thank you to Michael Shaw for the graphics for the postcard and the banner, as well as Council President Blass and Laura Blass for their great support and efforts throughout the preparation and during the event. Finally, thank you to Sarah Mickle for preparing the period music for us to play, to the volunteers who weeded and mulched the weekend prior to the event, and to Keith Tetreault for cleaning the Auditorium.
Senior Outreach Committee
The first joint event with the VFW will be on Thursday night. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. we plan to show Casablanca. There will be light snacks available for free for attendees. We hope that all Seniors in Pitman will join us.
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- The School Resource Officers, Sgt. Leach & P/O Stefanopoulos have been scheduled to begin their assignments with the Pitman School District this year. The officers will begin again at all the schools as Fall team sports begin.
- P/O Khoury will be utilized again this school year whenever possible. P/O Khoury recently completed her School Resource Officer and begins the LEAD (previously DARE) training this week. P/O Khoury will be fully certified SRO upon completion of LEAD.
- The PPD has begun statewide mandatory ICAT/ABLE training beginning this month. Every officer will go through the training at various times throughout 2021.
- ICAT (Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics) is a training program that provides first responding police officers with the tools, skills, and options they need to successfully and safely defuse a range of critical incidents. It is a new way of thinking about use of force training and focus on de-escalation.
- ABLE (Active Bystander for Law Enforcement) is training, with the aim of creating a police culture in which officers routinely intervene as necessary to prevent misconduct, avoid police mistakes, and promote officer health and wellness.
- Chief McAteer and Deputy Chief Zander will begin regularly attending the NJ State Intelligence and Information meetings again in September to hear updates, concerns and Best Practices concerning the Coronavirus Covid-19. Both have been alternating attendance during the summer months. The meetings were pivotal during the pandemic in keeping the PPD healthy & sustainable.
Council Report 8-9-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Great Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Many thanks to the Memorabilia Committee and Councilpersons Blass & Rudley on a great event this past Saturday celebrating the 150th anniversary of Pitman’s first camp meeting. I really enjoyed seeing on all the artifacts on display in the Grove Auditorium.
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
The last Pop-Up Park of the season will be this Thursday at Ballard Park from 6-8 p.m. Laurel Market Pitman will continue to operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sunset Auditorium until the end of September.
The Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 28th at Total Turf Experience. Tickets are available online on the Uptown Pitman Website. https://uptownpitman.com/summer-swelter-craft-beer-festival/ VIP tickets are almost sold out, so don’t wait! If you have any questions, please reach out to Summer Swelter Chairperson Adam Mazzola at Summerswelterbeer@gmail.com
The Fall Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th. Crafters and food vendors can also sign up on the Uptown Pitman website. https://uptownpitman.com/lori-poisker-memorial-pitman.../
As always, I am available to answer any questions or concerns via email at email@example.com or by phone at 336-407-8604.
Council Report 8/9/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Interviews are being scheduled and will soon be underway for the Water & Sewer Clerk position. I want to extend a thank you to all of the interested candidates for their submissions.
Updates are being made to the Borough's Property Inventory Record. All department supervisors update their equipment and supply list to ensure that the Borough is not insuring items that are not in active use.
The Borough has received a grant in the amount of $4,000 from the Gloucester County Municipal Alliance toward educating the effects of drug and alcohol use.