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Triple Crown: City of Summit Earns Three Awards at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

November 17, 2017

SUMMIT, The City of Summit contingent that traveled to the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City this past week brought home three awards. The City was recognized for the following:

Sustainable Jersey Certification - Silver Level / Champion Designation

The City of Summit achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Silver Level and was awarded a Champion ...

Prior to Winter's Arrival, JCP&L Completes Area Inspections and Maintenance

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In preparation for winter, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is completing inspections and conducting equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment in Summit and across its service area.  

The season’s cold temperatures can produce increased demand for electricity, and heavy snow and wind have the potential to cause damage to poles, wires and ...

Summit Council Approves Free Holiday Parking, Hints at SDI Program Contribution to Mitigate Lost City Revenue

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council, at its second November meeting, unanimously approved free parking at 90-minute meters in the downtown area during the holiday period, but not before several Council members said they may amend the enabling resolution to mandate a monetary contribution from Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) to partially compensate the City for lost meter revenue due ...

Seeking a Lyft, City of Summit Switches Vendors for Commuter Ridesharing Program

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit, effective December 4, will no longer use Uber as the transportation provider for its residential commuter ridesharing program, opting to partner with San Francisco-based Lyft as part of one-year extension of the program.

The program, the first of its kind in the state, was implemented 13 months ago in an effort to help alleviate parking congestion ...

'Renewed Sense of Engagement', Thirst for 'Innovative Leadership' by Summit Voters Led to Council Sweep, Victors Say

SUMMIT, NJ - With the dust now settled on a historic local election in Summit -- one that will soon lead to a Hilltop City Common Council with a Democratic majority for the first time ever -- the winning candidates in each of the three races are weighing in on their victory and what lies ahead in local government.

Marjorie Fox, Ward 2, Matt Gould, Ward 1, and Beth Little, At-Large, each earned ...

Work Begins on County-Funded Glenside Field Artificial Turf Replacement Project

SUMMIT, NJ - The installation of new artificial turf at Summit's Glenside Field has begun, with the facility now closed and scheduled to reopen March 1 for the spring sports season.

Both the full- and small-sized fields will be resurfaced using Shaw Sports Turf Legion 2.0 Spike Zone synthetic turf, the same turf that is currently used throughout the Union County Parks system. The ...

Summit Dems Sweep Local Races, Will Control Common Council for First Time Ever

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a dice cup in a game of Scrabble, the traditional composition of the Summit Common Council has been tipped upside down, and the word that is spelled out is D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T. Marjorie Fox, Beth Little and Matt Gould, all Democrats, each won their contested races against Republican opposition, giving the the Democrats a clean sweep and control of the Council for the first time in ...

Summit Police Chief Weck Talks Traffic and Home Safety at Summit Council Meeting; Hilltop City Governing Body Again Approves Holiday Valet Parking Program

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Chief Robert Weck, speaking at the first Summit Common Council meeting of November, gave a presentation on current traffic enforcement and criminal statistics compared to previous years. The Chief pointed out that his department concentrates on engineering, education and enforcement in the area of motor vehicle laws.

Weck said one of the most common ...

Summit Awarded $57,800 as Part of $1.1 Million in Union County 'Kids Recreation Trust Fund', 'Greening' Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ – Summit has been awarded $50,000 and $7,800, respectively, via Union County's "Kids Recreation Trust Fund" and "Greening" grant programs. The total amount awarded to all municipalities and entities was $1,100,301.75, with the "Kids Recreation Trust" grant awards totaling $1.0 million and the ...

'Level the Playing Field' County Grant Program Aims to Improve Playground Access for Children, Families

ELIZABETH, NJ - 'Level the Playing Field,” a new Union County grant program available to all 21 County municipalities, will provide a total of $300,000 in funding for local playground upgrades designed to enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

The funding comes via the Union County Open ...

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