BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Several Track and Field student athletes were honored at last night’s Regular Meeting of the Bloomfield Township Council at the Municipal Building.

The proclamation was awarded on behalf of the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.  They participate in the Essex County Suburban League.

Under the leadership of Head Coach Brianne Cilvick, and Assistant Coaches Kaitlynn Martinez and Aaliyah Echevaria, the Track and Field Team competed valiantly throughout the season against fellow county teams.

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“Their effort, discipline, dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship earned them the admiration of classmates, faculty and the community,” said Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia.  “The experience of such an amazing accomplishment will hopefully thrust these young boys and girls to great successes in their academic, professional and personal lives.”

Honored were Cristian Armstrong, Isabella Llanes, Ryan LoCicero, Brianna Rosales, Taylor McCloud, James Orosz, Dayelen Guimaraes, Britannie Hawthorne, Dayelen Guimaraes and Taylor McCloud.

Among the highlights of the Introduction of Proposed Ordinances on First Reading was the Capital Ordinance and Funding of the Lions Gate Project.

The improvements authorize the creation of a wetlands, including irrigation, planting and cultivation, plus various recreation improvements, including a soccer field and walking and jogging paths on property known as Scientific Glass.

The general improvements will be undertaken by the Township.

“Our administration worked tirelessly to get this job done,” Venezia said.  “Since I’ve been Mayor, this is one of the best things we’ve done, and it will be great for the township of Bloomfield.”   

For the financing of the improvements, negotiable bonds of the Township are to be issued in the principal amount of $13,300,000 pursuant to the Local Bond Law.  

Also, of interest, those pesky newspapers being delivered unsolicited and left on residents’ lawns.  It was introduced that it shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deliver any unsolicited printed material to the premises of a private residence after such time as said person has received a request by certified mail, or by email with verified receipt capability, made by an owner or occupant of that private residence that such material cease to be delivered.

In noteworthy new business, the Township hired four Class Two Special Law Enforcement Officers, as the Director of Finance indicated that funding is available for these appointments.  The Mayor and Council appointed James Tedesco Jr, Vito D’Alessio, Michael Palermo and Michael Falco, to the positions effective August 1, 2018.

The next scheduled Mayor and Council Combined Conference and Regular Meeting takes place Monday, August 20, 6:30 pm.