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Township of Springfield Meeting Agenda May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

NOTE: This may not be the order of business. There may be additions or deletions.
Regular Session - 2 p.m. (2 & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m.)

1. Call to Order
a. Notice: This meeting is being held in accordance with the Public Laws of 1975, Chapter 231 and adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a Notice sent to the Star Ledger and The Local Source and posted in the Main Lobby of the Municipal Building and on the Township website.
b. Pledge of Allegiance
c. Moment of Silence
d. Roll Call

Spring Walk in the Houdaille Quarry

The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union
County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday,
May 4th at 1:30 PM for walking tours sponsored by the Springfield
Environmental Commission.
The Quarry is an ecologically unique wild area in Springfield,
located between Rt.78 and Mount View Rd., with trails to a deep basin and
to a beautiful pond where wild turkeys, foxes, coyotes and colorful
migrating birds have been spotted. It is an important part of the greenway

Springfield Hadassah and Springfield Jewish Women International Host "IN HER SHOES"

Join Springfield Hadassah and Springfield Jewish Women International for a joint meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the Springfield Library when we sponsor a Rachel Coalition Program: IN HER SHOES, an experiential and interactive workshop for the community.

Do You Ever Wonder:
• Why a woman stays in an abusive relationship?
• Why a woman makes the choices she does?
• How a woman copes?
This workshop will allow INDIVIDUALS to experience what a victim of domestic violence has to do once she decides to reach out for help.

Springfield's Annual Egg Hunt a Big Success

Mayor Huber poses with the Easter Bunny at Springfield's annual Egg Hunt held at Chisholm Park on Saturday. The children, grouped by age, eagerly awaited the signal to rush forward and gather as many eggs as they could. Inside each egg was a piece of candy and some special eggs contained a ticket entitling that child to a prize - a candy and toy filled Easter Basket and a free photo with the Bunny! An Eggs-tra special day! And special thanks to Mike Tennaro and the Rec Department for making it happen.

Springfield Police Make Prescription Fraud and Fugitive Arrests at Walgreens

On Friday 04/18/2014 at 4:00 pm, Springfield police officers responded
to Walgreens Pharmacy 125 Morris Avenue on a report of an individual
attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription. A pharmacist who received
a prescription for Promethazine Codeine, a narcotic cough syrup, thought
the prescription was counterfeit and verified that it was fraudulent after
contacting the doctor in Bloomfield whose name was listed on the script.

Suspect Delivers Pizza Then Keeps and Uses Stolen Debit Card

On Monday 04-07-2014 a township resident filed a police report with the
Springfield Police Department reporting the theft and fraudulent use of a
bank debit card. The homeowner reported that on Friday 04-04-2014 a
delivery of pizzas was made to the victim's home in Springfield from a
pizza restaurant located in Union NJ. The delivery was paid for by the use
of the debit card. Unknown to the homeowner at the time, the pizza delivery
person had failed to return the debit card.

Springfield Police, assisted by Manalapan Police, Arrest Burglar Wanted in Two Union County Towns

On 04-10-2014, the Springfield Police assisted by Manalapan Police
apprended an indivdual who had committed a burglary to, and the
theft from, a home located in Springfield. Shawn Mayerik, age 37,
who had resided in Fanwood but is currently residing in Manalapan,
was located and arrested without incident at 6:00 pm.

One Run for Boston Race Comes to Springfield! Photos Added!!

Support the One Run for Boston Race in Springfield!

The One Run for Boston is a cross country, 3328 mile, 2,000 runner relay going from Santa Monica to Boston to support the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. Begun on March 16, in Santa Monica, it will pass through New Jersey, including Springfield, starting early in the morning on April 11 and finish in Boston on April 13, two days before the first anniversary of last year’s tragic events.

March Township Committee Re-cap

The main focus of the Township Committee in March was downtown redevelopment. In early March we held a town hall style meeting (later repeated for the Seniors) to unveil preliminary plans which include road, lighting, traffic flow and building facade improvements along Morris Avenue. Later in the month, with the involvement of the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) and our redevelopment attorney Joseph Bauman, the Township Committee added three lots in need of redevelopment to the project. These properties are on Caldwell Place, Church Mall and Black’s Lane.