SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Township Committee Agenda for May 23 included several proclamations, the usual reports, some new business, and the reading and approving of of several resolutions.
One of the highlights of this meeting just ahead of the Memorial Day weekend was the proclamation making May 21 to 27 Springfield First Aid Squad week. Many of the members of Springfield First Aid Squad attended the meeting. They moved to the front of the Township Committee chambers and then Mayor Stampoulos read the proclamation to them.
Other business included a proclamation supporting the state’s “Click It or Ticket Mobilization” effort. There will be more effort to make sure people are wearing their seat belts. If someone is caught not wearing their seat belt, they will be ticketed.
The next announcement was a reminder about the Memorial Day Parade. It takes place Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. in Veteran’s Park. All are invited to participate and if there are any questions please contact Committeewoman Bujnowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam Lieb, Director of Recreation, covered a number of items. First, the Community Pool opens on Saturday and memberships can be obtained at the pool. He thanked the many departments involved in helping open the pool. There will be a new manager this year. Christopher Foglio was hired. He had been an Assistant Manager at Summit’s pool. The playground has been resurfaced and a caterer has been hired to provide food at the pool. Membership numbers are up in five categories.
Comments were made about conditions around the pool including parked trailers and other utility vehicles. Requests were made to clean-up the area.
Lieb moved on to other recreation matters and indicated the Chisholm Park lighting should be done in time for the end of spring softball and the duration of the summer season. Senior citizens just got new resistance training equipment at the Chisholm Center. Part of the funding for the equipment came via a $25,000 grant from the county. Senior trips planned this summer include Long Branch, Monmouth Park, Pt. Pleasant and Atlantic City.
On other matters, there were three disposal events last month. Laurel Drive repaving is complete. An emergency generator is being installed at the Chisholm Center. The sidewalk project has been completed that involved over 300 properties. The PSG&E infrastructure upgrade is a bit behind schedule and will start after July 4.
Toward the end of the meeting there was a first reading of the pool bond ordinance in the amount of $1.4 million. When the meeting was opened up to public comments, there were none.
Then the Township Committee went into Executive Session.