Council Report September 13, 2021
Council President Paul Blass
Economic Development Committee
The EDC met on August 26th. The group agreed on the style and funding for new “Welcome to Pitman” signs.
Historic Preservation Commission
The HPC met last Thursday. Four applications involving alterations were heard. Everything was approved, with two requiring minor changes – one to the style of a storm door the other to the type of exterior light fixture.
Memorabilia Committee met on Tuesday Sept 7. I filled in for Councilwoman Rudley.
The Museum will be open a few times this fall – Friday September 24th from 6 – 8; Saturday, October 9th from 1 to 4, and Friday, October 22nd from 6 – 8.
Public Works –
August Recycling Totals
17 Loads of Single Stream Recycling - 72.53 tons - at a cost of $2,921.50
1 load of Metal to Sims Metal – 3.23 tons – for which we received $295
264 cubic yards of mulch and brush hauled to various locations at a cost of $2,376
2 cubic yards of mulch delivered to residents.
Solid Waste Totals
24 loads to Wheelabrator – 282.36 tons – at a cost of $20,852
6 loads to the Gloucester County landfill – 72.65 tons – at a cost of $5,606.40
The Borough was once again charged for plastic bags. Please remember not to put recycles in plastic bags.
On August 31 there was a road failure on Elwood Avenue that the road’s crew had to excavate and repair.
Last week, PW employees applied a silicon based material on the Library’s flat roof to extend its life
Pitman PW helped our neighbors in Wenonah after the tornado. We had a loader there for several hours helping to clear roads and our two generator powered light fixtures were used overnight.
Amy E. Rudley, Council Report
September 13, 2021
Senior Outreach Committee
The Senior Outreach Committee will meet this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Ballard Park. We have been meeting at the park for a few months due to COVID. All are welcome to join us.
We will be discussing the next joint event with the VFW.
Environmental met on its usual date and time, but via zoom. We discussed ideas to help combat the lantern flies in town and are planning an information outreach. Additionally, we discussed the proposed fencing and removal of bushes at Ballard Park in the area of the War Memorial. While the Environmental Commission takes no position on the fencing, the Shade Tree Commissioner is not in support of removing the bushes which are well established.
I have heard from only one family regarding their children completing the reading challenge for August. Please contact me if your child or children completed reading 20 minutes per day for the month of August. I currently have a list of three children and I know there are more than this.
Town Wide Yard Sale
The Town Wide Yard Sale for the fall is 9/25. Please get those registrations in as soon as possible, as I am going to start finalizing the list.
Thank you to Council President Blass for attending the Memorabilia Committee meeting on my behalf.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance. You are welcome to contact me via telephone at 609-214-6342 or e-mail at email@example.com
Council Report 9-13-21
Councilwoman Vanessa E. James
2021 Liaison: Parks & Recreation, Public Events, Library Board, Great Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Thank you to Mayor Razze, Mrs. O’Donnell, the Pitman Police Department, Fire Company Number One, Highland Chemical Engine Company, the Pitman High School Music Department and all the other volunteers who assisted with a very moving ceremony on Saturday night commemorating the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.
Parks & Recreation
Thanks to all the volunteers and participants in the summer programs this year for the Parks & Recreation department, including tennis, band, summer playground, baseball clinics, basketball camp and the Pitman Fishing League. The Parks & Recreation Department is kicking off their fall programs. If you have any questions, check out the Borough Website under the Parks & Recreation tab at https://www.pitman.org/.../parks.../programs/fall.php
Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
The Fall Craft Show is scheduled for this Saturday, September 18th. Make sure to stop by between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to show your support for our local business community.
Laurel Market Pitman will continue to operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sunset Auditorium until the end of September.
Pitman has been selected as the location for the Best of Gloucester County 2021 Awards Presentation Location on Monday, September 20th from 5-8 p.m. at Ballard Park. Thanks to Mrs. O’Donnell for all her hard work on this project. We anticipate that it will be a great night to showcase Pitman!
McCowan Memorial Library
During the month of August 2021, 3,685 people visited McCowan Memorial Library and there were 101 internet users. There were 17 live children’s programs with a combined attendance of 247 people.
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 9/13/2021
Councilman Adam Mazzola
Finance and Administration:
We would like to welcome Andrea Whilden as our new Water & Sewer clerk who has started in the job since the last meeting. We are happy to have her aboard.
We are actively seeking non-profit organizations for clean up projects around Alcyon Lake. If you or anyone you know would be interested in partnering for these projects, please reach out to me and we will work to find an area that can use your help!