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Township Committee Agenda 3-11-14

NOTE: This may not be the order of business. There may be additions or deletions.

Regular Session -7:30 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


b. Pledge of Allegiance

c. Moment of Silence

d. Roll Call

Keeping Kids Safe Project Returns to Autoland

The Keeping Kids Safe Project will be hosting a free child safety fair in Springfield on April 18th. The child safety organization will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home directly with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information and entertainment for families.

Springfield Morris Ave Vision Presentation

Together North Jersey




6:30 PM

Exhibits and project team members will be available at 6

pm to discuss the plan prior to formal presentation.



100 Mountain Avenue

Springfield, NJ 07081

Transit: NJT #52 Bus Line #66 Bus Line

#70 Bus Line #114 Bus Line

Parking: North Trivett in front of the Municipal Building and in the


The 220th anniversary of the Township of Springfield is April 14, 2014. On that date, the very first Township Committee meeting was held (Springfield had petitioned the State Legislature in 1793 to be recognized as independent of the Township of Elizabethtown). There will be a month long celebration of this anniversary, kicking off with a concert of colonial music by the musical duo, The Tuckers at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 6.

Hadassah Meeting February 27th

An open meeting of Springfield Hadassah is scheduled for Thursday,
February 27, 12:30 pm at the Springfield Public Library. Springfield
Township Committeewoman Margaret Bandrowski will speak on
correspondence by local Civil War soldiers from Dover and Springfield,
reflecting different perspectives. A mini lunch will be served and
non Hadassah members are urged to contact
for reservations. The meeting is free of charge.-

JCP&L to conduct Spring Aeriel Inspections over Springfield

Please be advised that JCP&L will be performing Spring Routine Aerial Inspections on their transmission lines beginning on Monday, March 3rd through the end of the month depending of course on weather conditions, as well as other scheduling needs. The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a light blue with dark blue tail, MD 500 , w/ registration (tail) number N721RP. Please see attached photo for details.

Training for Peer Mentors Volunteers to Help in Special Needs Programs - Now Registering in Springfield

The Springfield Recreation Department will be hosting a training class for students (ages 12+) interested in becoming a volunteer peer mentor for youth with special needs at recreation classes and events. Attendees will learn more about youth with certain developmental and physical needs and how to work with and help these youth participate in recreation programs. After the training, volunteers will be able to mentor in any of our special needs programs to be offered in in Springfield in the near future.

News Alert - Commuters traveling Through Millburn

Glen Ave, closure / Old Short Hills Rd and Millburn Center, Major traffic delays Commuters that use Old Short Hills Rd. and/or Glen Ave. through Millburn Twp during their commute should plan alternate routes beginning February 17, 2014. Essex County will be replacing a bridge on Glen Ave. (between Brookside Dr. and Lackawanna Pl.) starting on February 17th, 2014. Glen Ave. will be closed 24 hrs a day for up to 6 months between Brookside Dr. to Lackawanna Pl. This closure is expected to cause major delays on the following roadways: Old Short Hills Rd./ Main St./ Millburn Ave./ Essex St.