Government

City Solicits Input as Part of Downtown Planning Study

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is soliciting input in an effort to create a vision for downtown Summit as a vibrant area where people live, work and play.  With this goal in mind, the City’s Department of Community Services (DCS) has begun what it calls the Downtown Planning Study.  The study looks to analyze existing strengths in Summit’s downtown area, while also identifying areas that can be improved upon.  Specifically, this includes strategies for refreshing Summit’s business model, along with strategies for marketing and branding.  Overall, the initiative is seeking to set the stage for sustainable and managed growth for future generations of Summit residents.

On Wednesday, June 19, Mayor Ellen Dickson hosted a Town Meeting at City Hall.  The meeting was well-attended by residents and members of the business and non-profit community, including members of the Planning Board, Summit Downtown, Inc., the Chamber of Commerce, Historic Preservation Committee and Environmental Commission among others.  Dickson cited feedback from residents and businesses as overwhelmingly important to the project, stating, “The point of the study is to help find ways to better create a sense of place for residents in our downtown; to find out what we’re missing in maintaining a vibrant and user-friendly downtown.  To do this successfully, acquiring feedback is essential.”  Input is still being sought from residents, businesses and others who use the downtown to inform a viable and successful action plan, which will be released later this fall.

To share and get involved, notes and comments can be posted on a comment board located in front of the council chambers at City Hall.  Private e-mail messages can also be sent to downtownstudy@cityofsummit.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

January Update

January 19, 2017

Dear Summit Neighbor,

I hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year. With 2017 in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a progress update on some activities in town. 

1. The Winter Farmer’s Market has arrived. Held at Calvary Church every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., there is a great selection of fresh produce and locally prepared ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_dca9c537a6179527e482_trx

Sat, January 21, 8:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

TRX Core

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_bd37898e032bac06e6b4_371fc5cf8d8c357dbfd0_76b7f922a204345de300_stem_saturdays

Sat, January 21, 9:30 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

STEM Saturdays

Education

Carousel_image_c3716a2d78a9e5f3a056_restorative_yoga

Sat, January 21, 3:00 PM

The Connection, Summit

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Summit Fire Department Blotter

Dec. 1, 2016 0233 - Units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and an overturned vehicle with possible extrication. Incident located at mm 10 Route 24, West.  Springfield and Millburn FD also on scene.  Summit provided a safety block, and for scene safety and assisted with securing vehicles.  

Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:25 - Units dispatched to a PARK AVE apartment for a ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 9, 2017

12/24 - Nelson Collazo-Moreno, 25, of Summit was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Moreno was released with a pending court date.

01/01 - At 1323 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue apartment complex. The maroon colored “Exit” sign had been removed sometime between 1800 hours on 12/31/16 and 1300 hours on 01/01/17. The approximate value of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Beware of Headwinds in 'Market Call' Appearance

January 20, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, answers audience questions on BNN's 'Market Call':

bnn.ca

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial ...

Christine Murphy Welcomed as Newest Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing sales team welcomes Christine Murphy, our newest sales associate. Christine started with Lois Schneider Realtor in 2013 as a licensed sales assistant to one of the company’s top producing teams. She and her husband have been residents of Summit since 2001 with their three children, all of whom attend or have graduated from Summit Public Schools.

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...

Raising The 'Bar' When Celebrating Life's Milestone Moments

The renovation of the event space at the historic Grand Summit Hotel in Summit was directly aimed at creating a lighter, brighter, more welcoming space that would promote a party atmosphere inherent to the wedding and Bar / Bat Mitzvah and wedding celebration. The results have been embraced by the Hotel's very loyal clientele, as indicated by the strong repeat activity in the large social ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.

 

I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.

 

This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.

 

It is not really ...