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Local West Caldwell Pools Receive Makeover; Travel Baseball Brings Home Championships

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — With both West Caldwell recreational pools opening full time this weekend, the West Caldwell Township Council announced at its meeting on Tuesday that both basketball hoops were replaced with brand new, adjustable ones at the Cedar Street Pool and that permanent grills were installed at both pools.

Council members took turns reiterating some of the compliments they’ve received since taking on these and other projects at the pools and were enthusiastic about the final products.

In other news, Councilman Stanley Hladik announced that the fifth-grade 11U and fourth-grade 10U travel baseball teams both brought trophies back to West Caldwell from their baseball championships this weekend.

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“That’s a nice win for our program, I don’t think we’ve done that in a number of years,” said Hladik, who is a volunteer coach. “I’d like to thank all of the coaches and congratulate the players and all of the volunteers for the entire system of baseball for their hard work and effort this spring.”

Mayor Joseph Tempesta also congratulated the two teams and thanked Hladik for representing the township so well.

As the winter-spring Library Board session came to a close this week, Hladik took a minute to thank Library Director Samantha McCoy and Mike McGuire, who formed the sub-committee, for going through the library’s entire personnel manual.

“It was quite an undertaking,” said Hladik. “I don’t think it’s been really looked at in well over 15-20 years. The board of directors and board of trustees is going to review that over the summer and then, with a few suggestions, eventually come up with a final product to bring to the legal council for their blessing.” 

Now that school is over, Councilman Michael Docteroff said that the West Caldwell Department of Public Works is ready to begin the milling and paving of Washington Avenue and Orton Road. In related news, Docteroff also said that the re-construction of Francine Avenue is going well and that the demolition of 3 and 5 Fairfield Ave. is right on schedule.

“School is out and the kids are out there playing,” said Council President Joseph Cecere, liaison to the public safety committee. “Be safe and take it slow on our streets.”

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