SOMERSET, NJ - During Tuesday's council meeting progress on the youth center was provided, Franklin Day Festival traffic update was given, and the township’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement was mentioned. 

Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly A. Francois

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Francois announced first public input session for the scheduled youth center on 429 Lewis Street is planned for July 25, at the Middle School at 6 p.m.  

Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman

Sherman discussed some new logistics to ease traffic flow during this year’s Franklin Day Festival. Sherman also gave the status of the economic study which will be released to council members on Friday. 

Councilman At-Large Rajiv Prasad 

Prasad reminded the public that its battle with the proposed gas compressor station is ongoing. He also suggested the council should work with the Chamber of Commerce on workforce development initiatives. 

Councilwoman At-Large Shanel Robinson 

Robinson announced an open position on Housing Authority Commission for the township. 

Councilman James Vassanella (W5)

Reminded township residents of upcoming public hearing on Catalpa Park. 

Councilman Theodore Chase (W1) 

Chase gave an update on township’s commitment to its Support Action on Climate Control as Directed by the Paris Climate Agreement.

Councilman Charles Onyejiaka (W3)

Oneyejiaka discussed his attendance with fellow council members at FHS’ graduation earlier this month. 

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