SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the first full township committee meeting of 2019, the committee members accepted the retirement of a long time township employee and expanded upon the recycling schedule in town.

Michael Quick, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Springfield was commended by new and returning members of the committee for his work in town. Every member of the township committee had good things to say about Quick. Acting township administrator and police chief John Cook and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Seidel also had nothing but praise for the outgoing CFO.

Speaking after the meeting, Quick was humbled by the outpouring of support he had been shown from the committee.

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"[It's] an honor, true honor," Quick said. "Almost 10 and a half years. Everybody here has been absolutely sensational. It's a huge team effort, nobody can do it alone and i just had great teammates. Super great teammates."

"Better than the Jets" the long-suffering football fan added with a smile.

In other town business, the discussion and action item section yielded an addition to the current recycling schedule. While town residents have previously been able to drop off expanded recycling on the first Saturday of each month at the Springfield Pool Lot from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the new plan will add the third Sunday of each month to the schedule.

The hope is that the expanded schedule will allow residents who may be unable to get to Saturday recycling wether for religious or other scheduling reasons. While a time has not officially been set for the third Sunday drop-off, it is expected to be the same time frame. According to Mayor Erica Dubois, additional information should be made available on the town's Facebook page in the next few weeks.

Along with electronic recycling, residents will also be able to bring vegetative waste for recycling. Speaking about the expanded schedule, Mayor Dubois said the plan was filled with upside.

"It's going to be a win-win for the residents," Dubois said. "[It] doesn't cost anymore for the township and it's just a positive step for everyone."

The next township committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7;00 p.m. in the Springfield Municipal Building