BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The second Bernards Township Committee meeting of February includes recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S., and the ratification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote.
The agenda for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11, is posted online as of Friday.
The Bernards Township Committee, with two women serving on the five-member governing body, is set to approve a resolution that notes, "New Jersey has had a long, storied history in the suffrage movement with New Jersey women playing crucial roles in pursing the rights of women to vote."
The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote in June 1919, and _ the resolution states _ on Feb. 9, 1920, New Jersey became the 29th state to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Another proposed item on the agenda is the Township Committee's confirmation of Ann Parsekian as chairman and presiding officer of the Bernards Township Environmental Commission for the year 2020.
According to the resolution, the Environmental Commission has recommended to Mayor James Baldassare, Jr. that Parsekian be designated to those roles.
Other items on the agenda include a proposal to approve the construction of traffic calming measure at the intersection of Mine Brook Road, Canterbury Way, and Somerville Road Extension.
Among other measures, the committee also will consider authorizing budgeted funds of up to $150,000 for gasoline to Griffith-Allied Trucking, LLC in Hillsborough. Griffith-Allied has a contract with a New Jersey state cooperative, according to the resolution.