Council Report 1-24-22
Councilperson Vanessa E. James
2022 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Library Board, Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce & Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Parks & Recreation
The Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a new program for Pitman residents 18 years and older - Pitman Pickleball! The program starts this Wednesday night from 8-10 pm at the Pitman United Methodist Church gym. Beginners are welcome and equipment is available to borrow. To sign up please contact the Recreation Director, Andy Fox, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 589-4665.
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
The next meeting of the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce will take place on Monday, February 7, 2022, starting at 7pm at Borough Hall Council Chambers. In addition, please mark your calendars for two exciting February events Uptown. Our local business owners are organizing Galentine’s Day on Thursday, February 10th starting at 5 p.m. Several local businesses are offering deals, specials and activities for you to share with your best gal pals. Also, back again this year is the Sweetest Night in Pitman on Saturday, February 12th from 3-7 p.m. Our Uptown Pitman Business Community will host various local chocolate and dessert makers. Stroll through your favorite shops and choose from a variety of sweet treats before or after enjoying dinner at one of your favorite Pitman restaurants. A perfect opportunity for an evening out with your soulmate or your best friends!
Finally, on behalf of the Chamber, myself, and my family I would like to extend our condolences to the Capaldi family on the loss of Dominick Capaldi, co-owner of Mama Marie’s who passed away yesterday. Dom was kind, generous, and made everyone who entered his store feel like family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and especially by the Pitman business community.
McCowan Memorial Library
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, January 25th at 7 pm
Pitman Day of Service
Thanks so much to the Mayor, members of Council and to all the Pitman residents who participated in Pitman’s Day of Service last week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 60 volunteers participated in a variety of activities including cleaning up trash Uptown, organizing donations at Fig Leaf Thrift, assisting with meal preparation and distribution of over 80 free hot meals with the Lighthouse Community Center & finally assisting with a Drive Through Food Drive to benefit the Pitman Food Pantry. It was wonderful to come together as a community, and we truly appreciate everyone who took time out of their day to participate.
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 1/24/2022
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Finance & Administration:
Welcome to Lynn Hoffman, the new Office Assistant in the Construction Office.
There are two advertising spaces still available after the first round of bidding on the Welcome to Pitman sign on the corner of E. Holly Avenue and Delsea Drive. Interested businesses may pick up a bid packet at Borough Hall Monday through Friday from 8am – 4pm. Bids must be submitted to the Borough Clerk by 10am on February 8, 2022.
The first meeting of the Pitman Youth Council is this Thursday, January 27 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Board of Education:
There will be an open house on January 26th from 6-8 at Pitman High School. This is open to all Pitman Middle School students and their parents / guardians. There will be teachers and students present to guide attendees through the PHS programs and highlight some of the features that make Pitman High School special.
to Mia Miller on making NJ All State Chorus as an Alto-1, Mrs Mickle and Mr Newcomb on completing their Master degree programs, and Mrs Pinque on her upcoming retirement at the end of the year!
The Board will be using $1M in Capital Reserve to replace the roof of the Middle School and part of the roof at Kindle.