Thanks to the continuing efforts of Borough Administrator Ellen Sandman and JCP&L Area Manager John Anderson, there is now a wooden stockade fence around the JCP&L sub-station on East Main Street at the Borough’s eastern gateway. The gateway is a very important piece of the Borough’s Master Plan and I hope you agree that the fence improves the appearance when entering town from the east. This fence cost nothing to the taxpayer as JCP&L paid for the entire project.
At the request of the Planning Board, the Borough Council is discussing an ordinance to regulate the installation of solar panels on homes and businesses in the Borough. An assessment is expected to last 60 days or so at which time the governing body might introduce a draft amendment on this topic at an upcoming Borough Council meeting.
Our 2013 summer day camp is set to begin its season very shortly. Recreation Director Bruce DiBisceglie and Camp Director Amanda Sherwin have been busy putting the final touches on camp activities. This summer, the camp will include a number of water amusements bought into Borough Park for campers to enjoy.
Our public safety agencies continue to work hard to serve the Borough. Each department held successful open houses on April 28 where members of the public were given tours of our police, fire and first aid facilities. Please continue to support all of our first responders, particularly those who spend hours of volunteer time to become certified to serve.
Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Ken O’Brien and his staff hosted our 2013 Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day on May 11. If you had the opportunity to drop off your electronics and documents to be shredded, you know that Ken’s department also hosted open house tours for all of our residents.
The day was quite successful and Ken is considering increasing the frequency of our electronic recycling and shredding events.
Additionally, the DPW is beginning to resurface the basketball and tennis courts at Borough Park. I am hopeful this work can be completed prior to the start of the summer season. Preparation has also begun on our 2013 road paving program. Look for paving to begin on Balbrook Drive, Mountain Ave., Park Ave. and Maple Ave. during the summer months.
With the help of the Mendham Business Association and Pastime Club, poles are in place to hang banners in the middle of town to promote local organization’s events. A defined banner policy has been approved and is available from Borough Clerk Maureen Massey. Ms. Massey would also be happy to answer any questions regarding the banner policy.
I would like to close by wishing all of our residents who are graduating this month best wishes and much luck. They deserve both!