Sparta Township Council Updates Info on Flu Shots, Street Signs

Deputy Mayor Jerry Murphy holding a sample of the paint color that he would like to see on the Welcome to Sparta signs. Credits: Jennifer Dericks

SPARTA, NJ - While the agenda portion of the Sparta Township Council meeting was uneventful, there were several items of interest discussed under committee reports and new business.

Reporting on the Senior Committee, Mayor Molly Whilesmith said there would once again be flu shots available in Sparta. With the centralization of the health services to the county, seniors have had to travel outside of town to get their shots. Councilwoman Christine Quinn said members of the CERT team would be on hand to help with the flu shots. The dates have not yet been announced.

Deputy Mayor Jerry Murphy asked the council to consider updating the Welcome to Sparta signs located at various locations around the township.  He would like to see the signs painted a Sparta Blue; a deeper color than they are currently. Councilwoman Quinn help up a board that had a sample of the paint color Murphy was suggesting.

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In addition, he suggested adding recognition of local sports teams that have won championships. Murphy sited Jefferson and West Milford as examples of communities whose residents’ achievements are celebrated in this way. 

“It is a matter of pride in our town and to show someone coming into the town that we are a well-rounded community,” said Murphy.

The township manager, Bill Close, said there would be follow up on this initiative.  

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