SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Director of Recreation Adam Lieb gave his monthly report and it focused on summer activities. The pool closed Labor Day and the pool house is currently being partially demolished to begin work on the expansion. Lieb reported that that day camp had 550 spots filled, up from 350 in 2014. The camp at the Chisholm Community Center has also grown to 600 spots. In fall activities, two new teams are starting up next week. One is volleyball for women 21 and over and basketball for men over 55. Halloween will be celebrated on October 29 at Chisholm with some new features including a variety show.
Township Administrator Ziad Shehady is finalizing paperwork to put the garbage and recycling contract out to bid. This will be a three year contract with two one year renewal options. He reported that members of the administration, members of the Downtown Redevelopment Committee and township committee met with State Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz Friday. Shehady said, "....it was a very good meeting." The community leaders expressed their frustration with the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection for the continuing delays and roadblocks hindering the progress of downtown development. The hope is to get the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation to come to Springfield with a plan of action.
There were no new ordinances introduced or voted on in a second reading. All resolutions were passed with little discussion. There were no public comments.
The next Township Committee meeting is scheduled Tuesday October 10 at 7:00 p.m.