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CHOW Searches for New Collection Site; Plans Outlined for Livingston Summerfest

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Alan Karpas, who has spearheaded many township volunteer efforts, said that with the retirement of Sister Barbara from St. Philomena’s Parish, the CHOW organization, which collects food for the needy, needs to find a new direction.

Karpas said local parishes and temples would continue to provide food through CHOW and Stuff the Bus in their organizations, but they need a central collection point to compile the canned goods and administration of the program so that the religious organizations could distribute food to those in need who applied to their organizations.

He noted, with the permission of the council, that CHOW would collect the food during the week at a room on the second floor of the municipal building and make sure that the religious organizations receive it for distribution.

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After acting township administrator Russell Jones said a portion of the second floor could be set aside for the purpose, the council agreed to the arrangement.

Scott Maynard, also a longtime Livingston volunteer, attended the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday to outline the plans for the Second Annual Summerfest, to be held on June 10 in the parking lot of Livingston High School.

Those attending will once again have access to dishes prepared by a number of food truck vendors in addition to a crafts festival and a Hanes Community Pool open house.

At Mayor Shawn Klein’s suggestion, Maynard said he would contact the Chinese community and other township groups to see if they wanted to present programs at the festival.

In other news, Mayor Shawn Klein and members of the Livingston Township Council said they would look at the capital plan or other funding mechanisms to finance $50,000 to $60,000 of road improvements to Foxcroft Drive.

Council members indicated that the board of education, which is headquartered on Foxcroft Drive, would be willing to provide approximately $30,000 of the cost.

The council also heard a presentation by Livingston Chief of Police Craig Handschuch on the trap-and-release program for stray cats.

Handschuch said the department expected to conduct the expanded trapping program around the first week and May and hoped to trap about 200 cats—up from 125 last year.

He also noted that he and the program’s volunteers are looking into expanding animal adoption in connection with the program through coordination with the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter in Livingston and the Montville Animal Shelter in Morris County.

To read more about this meeting, where residents and members of the Livingston Clergy Association urged the council to speak out against the use of local law enforcement for immigration arrests, click HERE.

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