Council Reports 10/13/20
Below please find our Council Reports from our 10/13 Pitman Borough Council Meeting. As always, please feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns:
Paul Blass email@example.com
Amy Rudley firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Weng email@example.com
Vanessa E. James firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Mazzola email@example.com
Council Report October 13, 2020
Council President Paul Blass
The Historic Preservation Commission met on October 8th. Seven applications were discussed. Topics included roofing, windows, fencing, signage, and doors. All were approved.
Last meeting I mentioned that Councilman Fitzpatrick notified me of a hazardous water inlet. I am happy to report that the inlet at Kenton Avenue was repaired today.
Since our last meeting, the Highway Department ….
Collected 7 Truckloads of bulk trash.
Spent 24 hours cleaning the tops of storm drains.
7 hours patching and repairing pot holes and sink holes.
12 hours grinding leaves and brush for mulch.
Ran street sweeper 4 hours.
Delivered 4 yards of mulch to residents.
Spent 30 hours mowing.
Repaired the trash/recycle can @ various locations.
Dropped off a truck for yard debris to 3 residences & picked up the next day.
The Water and Sewer Department…
Did 61 water & sewer mark outs requests.
Plunged out 7 sewer stoppages.
Took water samples.
Read 17 meters for settlement.
Re-read 4 meters for billing questions.
Replaced 2 meter bodies.
Upgraded 2 meter heads.
Fixed loose manhole on Spruce Ave.
Flushed fire hydrants all over town.
RECYCLING REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
23 Loads of Single Stream Recycling 93.92 Tons At a cost of $ 8,184.66
2 Loads of Metal to Sims Metal 3.53 Tons We received $ 476.40
Mulch, leaves, and/or brush hauled out to various places 247 Cubic Yards
Mulch delivered to residents 4 Cubic yards
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
21 Loads to Wheelabrator 246.54 Tons
@ $74.50 per ton, for a cost of $ 19,106.90
9 Loads to Gloucester County Landfill 110.18 Tons
@ $77.50 per ton, for a cost of $ 8,538.98
TOTAL 356.72 Tons
TOTAL COST $ 27,645.88
Amy E. Rudley – Council Report
October 13, 2020
Parks and Recreation
Basketball season is the biggest topic right now. The NJSIAA is meeting this Thursday to make final plans for all winter sports. Director Fox expects to hear from the Superintendent following that meeting regarding gym availability.
Also, the playground at Shertel park has become a major concern for the Park’s Department. The equipment is being misused and there is a frequent issue with graffiti. Director Fox plans to discussion this issue at the next Recreation Commission meeting.
The Senior Outreach Committee will meet this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Borough Hall. All are welcome subject to social distancing limitations of the space.
The Environmental Commission is looking to start the search for the Recycling Subcommittee this week. If you know of anyone who has a keen interest in recycling awareness, please send them my way.
The Commission has been speaking with potential vendors regarding a project to help stop the erosion on the Alcyon Park side of Alcyon Lake. There are natural logs that can be used to sure up the shore line and the costs of that are being explored. A project of this type was done on the Betty Park side years ago with good success. If you have visited the Carr Avenue beach lately, it has suffered some severe erosion and it is becoming easier to lose footing as a result. This would eliminate and reverse that problem for the time being and slow its progression in the future.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any issues at any time. If I am not the appropriate Council Contact, I will make sure to put you in touch with the right person. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as 609-214-6342
Council Report 10/13/20
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
The 4th Annual Witches of Pitman Shoppe Hop is going on all week through this Saturday, October 17th at 5 p.m.
Visit Uptown Pitman any day of the week with your favorite witches for a great day (or night) of shopping and dining! Many of the businesses will be conjuring up magical discounts.
Make sure to wear your best witchy attire. Post a picture of yourself in Uptown Pitman and check in at this event and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Pitman Prize Package!
McCowan Memorial Library
During the month of September 2020, 2,640 people visited McCowan Memorial Library and there were 90 internet users. There were 17 children’s programs with 126 people in attendance.
Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion
The next meeting of the Task Force will be on Thursday, October 22nd in Borough Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. *Please wear a mask.
Council Report 10/13/2020
Councilman Adam Mazzola
This past weekend the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce held a Clean Communities event at Alcyon Lake. There were over 30 volunteers including members of the GPCC Board, several members of Council, and people ranging in age from 4 to … older than 4. 12 volunteers brought their own kayaks and removed 10 bags of trash as well as part of a picnic table from the water. The remaining land based cleaners removed 6 bags of trash and a tire from the shoreline and dam area. They also removed 7 bags of large sticks from the park and 5 bags of leaves from between the path and the shore.
We have also had the following groups volunteer around the Borough:
Pitman Girls' Soccer - Dell Creek
Cub Scouts Pack 218 - Railroad tracks
Knights of Columbus - Shertel Park
Women's Club - Glen Lake
Questions & Answers with Matt and Adam
Matt and Adam discuss their goals for another term and encourage voters to return their ballots. If you haven’t registered to vote, October 13th is the deadline!
Click here to register to vote or change your address with the Board of Elections: https://nj.gov/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml
You can cast your vote for Matt & Adam by returning your ballot to:
(1) A secure drop box (closest drop box is at 400 Holly Dell Drive, Sewell);
(2) The Office of Elections (550 Grove Road, West Deptford);
(3) By Mail (return ASAP);
(4) Return your ballot to our polling place on Election Day which is Pitman High School.
Vote like Jeff!
You have options for voting this year:
Drop your ballot at the Secure Voter Dropbox located at 400 Holly Dell Drive, Sewell.
Drop your ballot at the Board of Elections located at 550 Grove Road, West Deptford.
Return your ballot by mail as soon as possible.
Bring your ballot to the polling place on Election Day.
Weng & Mazzola Press Conference
See Matt and Adam answer the hard hitting questions from Pitman's top local muckrakers in their first ever press conference!