Borough Introduces Parking Limits on N. Passaic Ave.
Also, the council thanked former Fire Chief Charles Salin for his 43 years of service to the community.
The Chatham Borough Council passed two new restrictive parking ordinances on first reading Monday.
The first ordinance, if it passes second reading, will prohibit parking at all times on the east side of North Passaic Avenue, both on Main Street North to Memorial Drive (library driveway) and from Memorial Drive north to Weston Avenue.
The second ordinance creates a time limit of 180 minutes, or three hours, along a portion of North Passaic Avenue at all times. The portion where parking would be limited would extend "from Memorial Drive to a point 460 ft. north as designated," according to the ordinance.
The council discussed how the start of summer has brought on parking issues, with many residents having to hunt for parking spaces at the library, pool, and surrounding area. These concerns and discussion will be brought forth again on July 9.
Both will be read again on Monday July 9 at 7:30p.m., where the council will vote and make their final ruling.
Fmr. Fire Chief Honored
Many residents came out Monday night to support Charles Salin, former Chatham Borough Fire Chief, who received a standing ovation when he was honored by Mayor Bruce A. Harris for his 43 years of service to the community.
Salin first worked for the Borough of Chatham as Assistant Engineer under Herb Cannon from 1969 to 1979. Salin has been of service to the Fire Department since 1973 when he first volunteered. He served as fire chief from 1995 through 2002. Up until his retirement, Salin had been the Firefighter Driver/Fire Inspector since 2008.
"Time flies when you're having fun," Salin said upon accepting his honorary plaque, adding "When you belong to an outfit like this, every day is great."
Also at the meeting:
- The Chatham Borough Council passed a resolution to accept, on behalf of the Public Arts Council, a $1,000 donation from Jersey Central Power & Lighting towards a mural to be placed at the Fairmount Avenue underpass.
- A representative from JCP&L provided service update information, top reasons for power outages, and new multimedia features on their website.
- Coviello Brothers and Green Path Organic Landcare were commended for their efforts in making the Chatham community garden a reality.
- Kathy Abbott, Chatham Township Committee member, presented information on a Bike Rodeo that she will be organizing. The Bike Rodeo will promote bike safety, in collaboration with the organization Trans Options. The date has been set for October 6, 2012 from 12 p.m-2 p.m. in the Chatham train station parking lot.
- The Chatham Borough Farmer's Market beings this Saturday, June 30.
- A resolution has been passed to consent to the proposed Water Quality Management (WQM) Plan, to meet requirements set by the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection(NJDEP).
- Two summer interns have been hired by the Mayor and Borough of Chatham to work on the GIS program, Data Collection and Sidewalk Inventory.