Council Report October 12, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Sustainable Pitman met on September 23rd. They believe that reaching silver status is an achievable goal within the next couple of years. The team is in the process of dividing up the work necessary to accomplish that goal.
Public Works –
September Recycling Totals
19 Loads of Single Stream Recycling - 85.80 tons - at a profit of $1,943.18
3 loads of Metal to Sims Metal – 2.42 tons – for which we received $460.70
265 cubic yards of mulch and brush hauled to various locations at a cost of $2,385
1.13 tons of E-Waste was recycled
Solid Waste Totals
16 loads to Wheelabrator – 195.9 tons – at a cost of $15,054.93
13 loads to the Gloucester County landfill – 154.64 tons – at a cost of $11,933
This past weekend our on-call crew had to repair leaks on Columbia as well as Mansfield Avenues.
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
October 12, 2021
The Environmental Commission met at its usual date and time. A few members of the Garden Club joined us to discuss replacing shrubs at the Veterans Memorial with something more aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, a representative from an educational group appeared to discuss partnering for some assemblies at the local schools.
Senior Outreach Committee
Senior Outreach will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Ballard Park on the third Thursday of the month, weather permitting.
Memorabilia met at its usual date and time at the Museum. The Fourth Friday and Second Saturday volunteer schedule was set for Museum Hours. The group also discussed a resident who is looking to confirm that her home is the oldest home in town.
The Annual Volunteer Fair is scheduled to take place on October 22, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Theatre Avenue, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Friday event. If you have a Non-Profit or a Borough Organization looking for volunteers, please let me know and we will make sure there is a space for you. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, please stop by!
Please feel free to contact me at 609-214-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you should need to reach me for anything.
- The Pitman Police Department recently concluded a hiring process for a part-time Secretary. Director Weng and Chief McAteer would like to thank all those who have assisted in the process.
- The Pitman Police Department continues to send officers to the 2-Day ICAT/Able training program as required. ICAT 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.
- Cpl. Ken Decker recently attended the weeklong ICAT Train-the-Trainer course. This certification will allow Cpl. Decker to assist the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with the training throughout South Jersey. In addition, Cpl. Decker can now bring his “expertise” to the department for enhanced training in our Use of Force and Critical Incident response.
Council Report 10-12-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Great Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
This past Saturday, October 9th, the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce hosted the Witches of Pitman Shoppe Hop in Uptown Pitman. Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun event and to the volunteers who made it possible!
The next meeting of the Chamber will take place on Tuesday, October 19th at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall. All are welcome to attend.
McCowan Memorial Library
The library is excited to host its annual children’s Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30th at 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!
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 10/12/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Since the last meeting have had two cleanup projects in the Borough. The Women's Club cleaned up litter around Sunset Auditorium and Shertel Park including 7 bags of trash and 12 recycling items totaling around 25 pounds. With tennis season upon us it is great to have visiting teams seeing a nice clean court & park! Many of the women came with their own grabbers and gloves and ALL of them came to work!
The Knights of Columbus, with cleaners aged 9 to 90, cleaned up the Alcyon Woods Disc Golf Course and removed upwards of 50 lbs of broken glass from the course path as well as 2-3 large trash bags of miscellaneous trash. While they were on the course they had players from Moorestown commenting on how much they love the course and many players would throw some trash into the bags! The timing of this project was perfect as there is a tournament coming through this weekend.