Council Report 12/13/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Finance & Administration:
A couple of quick reminders - To all department heads, please submit your 2022 budgets as soon as possible. We are aiming to have an approved budget earlier than in past years. There will only be one meeting on December 27th beginning at 7:00 PM. This will be the formal meeting with no work session scheduled.
Thank you to all who donated gifts from the Angel tree in the Borough Hall lobby. Our small town with a big heart always seems to shine brightest during the year end holidays.
To everyone who celebrates, have a Merry Christmas!
Council President Paul Blass
I would like to first congratulate Joanne Seher on her retirement from Public Works. She helped out the Borough and its residents for 27 years. I wish her all the best as she enters a new phase in her life.
Last week Public Works was called in after hours to clean up a paint spill on Laurel Avenue.
On December second PW had to repair a water main break on Hudson Avenue, while on November 29th they were needed to clear a clog to the main line at East Holly and Franklin.
Public Works located leaks for residents on Wildwood, Tenth, and N. Oak Avenues
The Public Works crew is finishing up leaf collection this week. Once done they would have covered the Borough six times.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021
273.06 Tons went to Wheelabrator, for a cost of $ 20,984.67
72.06 Tons went to the Gloucester County Landfill, for a cost of $ 5,560.87
RECYCLING REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2021
79.07 tons of Single Stream Recycling made a profit of $398.51, though there were also in $750 bag fees
2.38 tons of Metal to Sims Metal for which the Borough received $428.40
509 cubic yards of mulch and brush hauled out to various places which cost $2,421.
.98 tons of E-Waste recycled.
The Historic Preservation Commission met on December 9th. The Commission heard and approved two applications.
There will be no Economic Development Committee meeting this week. The projects they are working on will carry over into next year.
Council Report 12-13-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Parks & Recreation
The basketball season is underway. Good luck to all the teams participating! I’m excited to announce that Director Fox and I are also organizing the first adult Pitman Pickleball League to start in January 2022! We will have more details to share shortly.
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Thanks to the Chamber for putting on some great holiday events this season including Girls Night, Candlelight Shopping & the Pitman Winter Village! Also, huge thanks to the Hagerty family for once again running their awesome Christmas display which attracts hundreds of visitors to our Uptown businesses each holiday season.
Just a reminder that Santa will be at Ballard Park on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa’s last day in the park is Thursday, 12/23/21.
New for 2022! The Chamber will be moving its regular monthly meeting nights to the first Monday of the Month at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall. The Chamber will also be holding a “Chamber Check-In” at 10 a.m. on the day of the monthly meeting for members of the business community who are not able to make the evening meeting. Stay tuned for more details!
McCowan Memorial Library
During the month of November 2021, 2,750 people visited McCowan Memorial Library and there were 121 internet users. There were 25 live children’s programs with a combined attendance of 138 people.
Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Applications for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee can be found on the Borough website. Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2021 at 5 p.m.
As always, I am available to answer any questions or concerns via email at email@example.com or by phone at 336-407-8604.