The Coffee & Conversation with Mayor Angie Devanney, and Council Members Jeanne Kingsley and Susan Poage, held on Saturday, February 29 at the VFW was a great success. For those who didn’t attend or don’t know what it was - these Coffee & Conversation events are informal gatherings of the Mayor along with two Town Council members where residents can ask questions about what’s going on in town, issues that concern them, give feedback and just get to know their elected officials in an informal setting.
The residents who attended asked and learned about:
Train Station Parking
Information about Train Station Parking permits and local Public Transportation is available on the Township website. Additionally, the Commuter Task Force is evaluating commuter needs with a quick Commuter Survey that ends on March 15. Commuters are asked to please complete it, to make sure that the Task Force has your input into issues you experience and into your commuter needs.
Recycling continues to be a hot topic in town. Details about what is and isn’t acceptable for recycling can be found on the Township website Recycling pages, including specifics about styrofoam #6 and the monthly electronics recycling program.
Specific Intersections in town
Residents continue to voice concerns about a number of seemingly “more dangerous” intersections in town, including Mountain Ave/Plainfield Ave. The Township is appropriately concerned about resident safety and will follow up specifically with Union County about this County Road intersection.
The 2020 Budget
The Annual Budget process is currently in progress. To learn more about the process, residents are encouraged to follow the Township website news, including the Budget page. More detailed 2020 Budget information will follow as available.
Road Paving - Fairfax/Mountain Park
Residents had questions about the plans to repave Fairfax Road as well as the paths to/from Mountain Park School.
If you have questions about what’s going on in town or just want to get to know our elected officials better, please attend the next Coffee & Conversation coming soon. If you can’t attend but have specific questions, please email the BH Communications Committee (BHCommunications@bhtwp.com) or individual Town Council members directly. Each Township Council member also has their own page on the Township website.
The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee Founded in 2010, the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) is an all-volunteer committee consisting of business owners, community leaders, and residents of Berkeley Heights Township. The BHCC’s mission is to maximize the transparency of Township activities as well as promote both public and private sector initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for local community members. For more information, visit the Township’s website at http://www.BerkeleyHeights.gov or email the committee at: BHCommunications@bhtwp.com.