Positive News from the Springfield Community Pool Highlights Township by Committee Meeting by Jesse Broome

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The September 26th meeting of the Springfield Township Committee was relatively quiet; however, the evening was highlighted by favorable news from Adam Lieb, Director of the Recreation Department.


Lieb noted that membership numbers at the Springfield Community Pool had increased this year, seemingly driven by 550 slots filled in the day camp program. The day camp program itself has grown from 350 slots in 2014 to today’s number, an impressive 57% increase. Coming off the success of 2017, the pool house is undergoing significant improvements. You can find out more information about the work at the Springfield Community Pool by visiting the Township of Springfield website.


Following Lieb’s report, Robert Boettcher, Supervisor of Public Works, discussed leaf collection for this year. Leaves may be placed at the curb beginning on October 23rd. The leaves can be placed in biodegradable bags or piled loosely. Boettcher reminded attendees to keep leaves away from drainage and catch basins. Curbside collection will begin on October 30th and continue through early December.


The last piece of report came from Township Administrator, Ziad Shehady, who began with an update on the garbage and recycling contract. The contract will be out for bid in a few weeks and vendors will have 60 days to respond. In addition, Shehady spoke on the downtown redevelopment project, which has experienced recent hurdles from the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection.


Other important pieces of information included:

  • The appointment of Mary Feldman to the Environmental Commission
  • The announcement of the Fall Festival and Salute to Veterans 5K, which will be held on Sunday, October 1.
  • The passing of Natalie Albright, longtime resident and active member of the community, who died on September 24th.
  • The recognition of Sarah Abraham, an Auxiliary police officer, who passed her firearms training program.
  • The formation of a women’s volleyball league (for ages 21 and above) and men’s basketball league (for ages 55 and above). Interested folks should contact the Recreation Department.
  • The passing of all resolutions presented. For information on the discussed resolutions, visit the Township of Springfield website for Township Committee agendas and minutes.

Photo 1:  Townsgip Committee

Photo 2:  Adam Lieb gives his report