Baseball Field Presentation
A group of residents who are involved with baseball activities in town will make a presentation about the perceived need for additional baseball fields in Summit. Specifically, the presentation is expected to focus on constructing a baseball complex on a portion of the Transfer Station. Last year, after decades, the city finalized a lease with Union County, which had received approval of the State Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres office. However, the lease, at present, does not necessarily permit the installation of a baseball complex, and any future construction at the Transfer Station would require approval from Union County. As we contemplate this, there are many issues that must be considered, including alternate/competing uses of the Transfer Station property.
Restriction on Cars on Front and Side Yards
An ordinance will be introduced prohibiting motor vehicles from being placed on front or side yards in Summit, unless permission has been given by the Zoning or Planning boards, or during an emergency. This ordinance has no impact on lawful driveways. After the ordinance is introduced on February 3, a hearing will be held on February 21 when residents will have an opportunity to make comments. Only after hearing and considering public comments would Council vote on the measure.
Council will vote on a resolution to support the Hometown Heroes project, a program to honor Summit veterans. Under the resolution, private individuals will raise money for banners that display an image of a service member with dates of service and branch of the military. The banners would be placed by the city Division of Public Works on poles along Deforest Avenue or on JCP&L poles on Broad Street from Memorial Day through July 4. At the last Council meeting, a presentation detailing program specifics was made by resident Michael Arlein. The city will set up a committee that includes, among others, representatives from the American Legion and Summit Area Public Foundation, to manage this program.
Swearing in a New Police Officer
Congratulations to our newest member of the Summit Police Department - Officer A.J. Tesario. We are confident that Officer Tesario will make his department, the city, and his family proud.
Next Council Meeting: Will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM due to the school break.