Fanwood Council Passes Resolution on MLK Day
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • 9:18pm
FANWOOD – At the Council Meeting on Tuesday night a resolution regarding the Martin Luther King Day and National Day of Service was passed. Councilman Kevin Boris read: “The mayor and council of the Borough of Fanwood hereby urge the residences of Fanwood to recognize the efforts of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special day, to incorporate the beliefs and dreams of this great man, that diversity needs to be embraced and to reflect on his determination, spirit and resolve through which he led one of the greatest movements for equality and freedom in history.”
Councilwoman Mitchell mentioned that there is a list of things to get involved in on The Day of Service. (see website: Scotch Plains Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service)
Ms. Mitchell also reported on a meeting at The Fanwood Library where there was a discussion of a five-year plan, which will be presented to the Fanwood council agenda session next month. The library is looking into a new logo.
Council President Huegel reported that the Fanwood Rescue Squad received 764 calls in the year 2012, their total response hours were about 2500.
Mr. Huegel also reported on Public Works, that they will be picking up Christmas trees until the end of the month.
The Borough Engineer mentioned that the Forest Road Park Improvement Project will be advertised late this week or early next week. “Bids will be received on February 7th and the word will be at the February 12th Council Meeting. The approximate budget for that is $150,000. And it includes the irrigation of the field and the construction of a perimeter path around the park.”
Councilman Levine reported that the New Jersey Water company released a public service announcement advising us that they are going to be working on the lines through town and that we might taste a lot of chlorine in our water over the next few weeks. We should not be alarmed about this, it’s only temporary.
The meeting was opened to the public and Fred Lange, of Courage to Reconnect, approached the council to ask Fanwood to supply two commissioners in the near future. They are currently asking Scotch Plains to supply two commissioners as well. John Agee asked the council about the status of the building at the old Fish N Chips, and Karen Paardecamp approached the mic and mentioned the Fanwood Community Foundation, a 501C3 organization.