SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Township Committee passed two major resolutions and a second reading that set a contract for environmental testing at the firehouse, to allow the Springfield Police Department to apply for a grant and to codify pricing for the multipurpose space in the new pool house.
Environmental testing will take place at the fire house, which had been identified in the past as a contaminated area. A contract has been awarded to Pennoni Associates Inc. in the amount of $71,390 to begin the process. According to town engineer Sam Mardini, the testing will encompass aspects of both monitoring and cleanup.
In an email response, Mardini said that several of the services in the contract include the installation of portable air scrubbers, perimeter vapor intrusion sampling, and the design of an active vapor mitigation system.
“Pennoni will provide the service listed to the township based upon their knowledge of the site and their understanding of necessary actions to move the site forward towards ultimate closure, in the form of a Response Action Outcome,” Mardini said.
The other major resolution dealt with the approval of a grant application by the Springfield Police Department. After participating in a pilot version of the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) program, the Department was eligible for a grant in the amount of $56,871 which would go towards the cost of upgrading department hardware and software for the NCS-X program. NCS-X is an initiative spearheaded by the FBI and the Department of Justice that allows for easier reporting of data nationwide to help paint a clearer picture of crime statistics.
A second reading of Ordinance 2018-16 was passed by unanimous vote. It sets forth a pricing list for pool members and non-members throughout the year. The prices for renting the room were laid out at last month’s meeting.
In other business, two first responders in town were promoted. Patrol Officer Marcos Vaz went from Second Class Patrol Officer to First Class Patrol Officer on the recommendation of Chief John Cook, and Firefighter Second Class Kevin Ruck was promoted to Firefighter first class on the recommendation of Chief Carlo Palumbo.
The next township committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.