JACKSON – At a brief meeting, the Township Council changed parking zones and spoke about patriotic holidays.
Township officials approved the passage of an ordinance that would establish no parking zones along certain roadways within Johnson Park during a recent township council meeting. A public hearing on this ordinance will be held during the council’s June 26 meeting.
No members of the public spoke during the session concerning ordinances during the public comment period.
Daniel R. Sahin was reappointed as municipal court judge for another three-year term through a unanimous vote of the council.
“He’s done an outstanding job,” Councilman Scott Martin said.
Among the items on the agenda were accepting advertisements of sealed bids for improvement projects on New Central Avenue and Woold Lane Road through a partially funded State Department of Transportation local aid grant.
Another approved resolution requested approval for the insertion of a special item of revenue and appropriation from a clean communities grant.
The short meeting began with Council President Kenneth Bressi reminding the four audience members that June was a particularly appropriate time to remember the dedication, sacrifice and commitment to those who have and continue to serve, in the armed forces and the spirit of America.
“Think of that when you put out your flag,” Bressi said.
Flag Day was noted and council members also discussed the successful Memorial Day Parade that drew a large audience to watch it and various groups to participate in it.
Councilman Barry Calogero said “I’d like to thank all of those who participated and came out to the parade. It was great.”
“It had a great turnout and I’d like to commend the VFW, police department and our the marching bands and those who helped plan this year’s parade,” Martin said.
Councilwoman Ann M. Updegrave added that “this year’s parade was very well done and well attended.”
Council Vice President Rob Nixon concurred with the remarks made concerning the parade and also added that with the school year quickly coming to a close that residents should be mindful of children at play on the streets and other areas of the township.
“Be careful on the streets. Children will be out playing,” Nixon said.