Council Reports November 22, 2021
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
November 22, 2021
The last few weeks have been very busy with tree related improvements.
-Members of the Environmental Commission pruned all street trees along Broadway and the Borough parking lot at the intersection of Broadway and Holly.
-A vendor was contracted to complete pruning of straight trees along W. Jersey Ave. and Pitman Avenue.
-a vendor was contracted to install 2 additional street trees along Broadway. As a result, all existing tree pits along Broadway are planted.
-Members of the commission installed four new trees in Borough parks, including Sunset, Sunrise, Epworth, and Betty.
-A vendor was contracted to remove a tree on Fifth Ave that posed risk to adjacent private property.
-Shrubs have been ordered and delivered to be installed at Glen Lake to screen an existing electrical box. This work should be taking place next week.
The Environmental Commission has had a busy few weeks, thank you to everyone who has chipped in some time. These members have saved the Borough of Pitman roughly $1,600 by doing some of this work themselves as volunteers.
The Senior Outreach Committee hosted a successful Open House with the VFW. My sincere thank you to Former Councilman Jim Pierpont, who arranged with us for the afternoon, as well as to all members of the committee who have been tireless volunteers in support of my vision for bringing more opportunities for socialization and information to our Borough Seniors.
The Museum is open routinely on the Second Saturday of the month and the Fourth Friday and is always staffed by volunteers. Thank you to them for their efforts and their time.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you need my assistance with anything. My cell remains 609-214-6342 and my e-mail is email@example.com for a few more weeks.
Council Report November 22, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Economic Development Committee
The EDC met on November 18th. The members authorized money for the purchase of sun shades for Theatre Avenue. Jason Blackmore has taken the lead on getting an estimate for an electric car charging station. The Committee will be switching out the patriotic banners on Broadway streetlights to winter banners this Wednesday afternoon.
Since our last meeting ….
• Collected 119 tons of trash
• Collected 35 tons of recyclables
• Collected 184Yards of brush.
• Collected 681 yards of leaves
• Spent five hours patching and repairing potholes and sink holes.
• Ran the street sweeper for eight hours
• Dropped off a truck for yard debris to two residences and picked up the next day.
• Completed about 40 curbside inspections per week of recycling containers.
• Delivered Santa shed to Ballard Park
• Repaired fence at Sixth Avenue
The Water and Sewer Department…
• Performed 14 water and sewer mark outs requests.
• Performed routine well work, (painting, cleaning, etc.)
• Took Water samples.
• Read 6 meters for settlement.
• Upgraded three meter heads.
On Nov 16 Water and Sewer replace twelve feet of a ten-inch sewer main on Brentwood Avenue.
Leaf collection is going at full throttle. Mr. Rodi is using some overtime to keep up with the rush.
Council Report 11-22-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Great Pitman Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Parade is this Saturday, 11/27 at 5 p.m. down Broadway.
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
There are a ton of fun holiday events happening this holiday season in Uptown Pitman!
Santa will be at Ballard Park starting this Saturday, 11/27 and thereafter on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday! Make sure to purchase your Pitman Bucks starting at 11 a.m. at Borough Hall and then support our Pitman businesses both on and off Broadway.
December 2nd at 5 p.m. is Girls Night in Pitman
December 4th is the Pitman Winter Village from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Ballard Avenue
December 9th is Candlelight Shopping Night in Pitman starting at 5 p.m.
December 11th is the Holiday Sing Along at 6 p.m. in the Grove Auditorium
to the newly elected officers and board members of the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce!
President: Jenny Lehto Mazzola
Vice President: Keryl Hausmann
Treasurer: Benjamin Leis
Secretary: Kara Knauss
Amanda Kent Budd
Ashley Elliott Shaw
As always, I am available to answer any questions or concerns via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 336-407-8604.
Council Report 11/22/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Borough offices and services will be closed this Thursday and Friday in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The employees of the Finance and Construction Offices wish everyone a safe and joyous Thanksgiving holiday.
The new tax assessments have been sent out from the County. There have been a few explanations posted online about how this could affect taxes in the Borough. After discussing with the CFO, I can confirm that we do not yet know the average increase in the Borough and these new assessments will be used for the 2022/2023 tax calculation in August 2022.
The Borough will receive an insurance dividend from the TRICO JIF in the amount of $69,102.00. As usual, we will accept the dividend in the form of a credit against our 2022 assessment. The total amount of dividends being divided among participating JIF municipalities is $1,800,000.00.
Residents should be advised that the shut off moratorium for water and sewer service remains in effect until January 1, 2022. On or after January 1, 2022 charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal Tax Collector.
I would like to thank the Pitman VFW for their hard work cleaning Brown and Harmon Fields since our last meeting. They spent their Saturday morning pulling litter from the surrounding brush and cleaning out the dugouts and bleachers. They collected about 20 lbs of trash in total. As the weather gets colder we are seeing fewer Clean Communities projects but if you would like to submit an application for your non-profit to receive a $500 grant in return for cleaning litter from public property, please reach out to me!
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