Thursday, April 25, 2013
Township Committee approved traffic changes near Colony Pool despite a tentative agreement to pave parking lot.
In what was described as potentially a short-term solution to parking shortages near Colony Pool, the Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved an ordinance making School Avenue one-way from Spring Street to Floral Street and permitting limited parking on Spring Street during the summers. The new law allows on-street parking on the west side of Spring Street from Lafayette Avenue to Dale Drive from the Saturday before Memorial Day, when Colony Pool opens, until Labor Day, when the pool closes. The ordinance will also allow parking along the north side of School Avenue from the intersection with School Avenue to 500 ft. east of that point, and will make School Avenue one-way going north, from Spring Street to Floral Street. Signs will…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
PSE&G will not allow parking at the gazebo site, but could let the Chatham Township gazebo stay with other conditions.
Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said she believes PSE&G will agree to let the Chatham Township gazebo remain in its current spot. "We did have a follow-up meeting with PSE&G," Hagner said, "and I am pleased to be able to say we will likely be able to keep the gazebo at the location on Southern Boulevard, with modifications." The utility company has not specified what those modifications will be, but Hagner and Chatham Township Administrator Thomas E. Ciccarone said parking at the gazebo will definitely not be permitted. Ciccarone has also submitted an application to PSE&G to allow parking on the gravel lot at Colony Pool once more. "We have every reason to expect that that, too, will be approved, with conditions," Ciccarone said. The …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Overflow lot at Colony Pool could offer less spaces for high school.
Superintendent Michael LaSusa told the Board of Education Monday he and Business Administrator Peter Daquila are working with Chatham Township officials to find a solution to a potential parking shortage for Chatham High School students. "PSE&G will be doing a whole bunch of construction along the power line grid, and that will cause the Colony Pool parking lot to be unavailable for probably the entire school year," LaSusa said. "We have to make some accommodations for our overspill that we use that lot for." According to Chatham Township Mayor Nicole Hagner, PSE&G terminated a licensing agreement at Colony Pool which allowed the township to use the gravel parking lot. Township officials have let high school students park in the lot, since…
Friday, July 20, 2012
The discount begins Aug. 18 and runs through Labor Day.
The Chatham Township Committee unanimously opted to approve an addition to the membership fees at Colony Pool for the end of summer. The fees will move to a flat rate of $150 for pool membership only, effective Aug. 18 through Labor Day. The resolution approved by the committee also includes giving free membership to senior citizens who reside in Chatham Township during the same period. This is the second year the committee opted to reduce Colony Pool rates for the end of the summer. At the time, Committee Member Robert Gallop said the partial season pass would encourage people who move to town over the summer to try the pool. Committee Member Kathy Abbott, who serves as the committee's liaison to the Colony Pool Advisory Committee, …
Despite membership concerns, Township Committee approves by 3-2 vote allocation to fix courts.
After debating the issue for more than an hour, the Chatham Township Committee voted to approve $12,790 for improvements to the paddle tennis courts at Colony Pool. Chatham Recreation head Jack Conway and George Foot of Colony's paddle tennis team asked the committee to consider resurfacing the courts, which are so worn in some places the aluminum beneath is bare to the surface. Their presentation came on the heels of one by Committee Member Laura Ali Nonnenmacher, who presented a business and marketing plan to increase membership at the Colony recreation facility. The goal, Nonnenmacher said, is to "run Colony like a business," and bring it to the point where the facility either breaks even or turns a profit. In an analysis of Colony's …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tennis courts may need some further improvements to continue program.
George Foot of the Colony Pool paddle tennis program will appear before the Chatham Township Committee Thursday to propose improvements to the courts. "The three primary problems are the upper tension bar on Court 1, [which] was damaged in the October 2011 storm; peeling and chipping of sections of the playing surfaces; and wire screens that cannot be tightened sufficiently and maintain even tension," Foot wrote in a proposal for the improvements. Foot and Jack Conway, the head of Chatham Recreation, have already received proposals for the work. The lowest bid came from National Platform Tennis, which proposed to strip and resurface both paddle tennis courts and make other specified improvements for $12,790. "The proposal includes a full …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Colony Pool hosted a sand castle contest Sunday.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Colony Pool in Chatham Township continued the summer festivities with a sandcastle contest Sunday afternoon. Add your photos of the contest to this gallery, and share your memories with your neighbors.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Colony Pool held one of its two summer Float Days Sunday.
Colony Pool held Float Day Sunday, one of two days each summer when members are invited to break out their wackiest, silliest or just most comfortable floats and head into the pool. Add your photos from Float Day to this gallery, and let us know in the comments which float is your favorite!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Membership applies to children between the ages of 6 and 17 who want to participate in tennis at Colony Pool & Tennis Club.
The Chatham Township Committee voted with one abstention Thursday to amend the membership fees at Colony Pool and Tennis Club by allowing out-of-town minors to join the junior tennis teams. Under the amended ordinance which governs membership fees to Colony, children between the ages of 6 and 17 years who do not reside in the township will be able to join the club as members of the junior tennis club for $50, with an additional out-of-town fee of $50. The committee had a brief debate over the legality of allowing minors to join without their families. "Without getting into a legal box, can you grant a minor permission [to join]?" Committee Member Bailey Brower, Jr. said. "I've never heard of a junior membership that stands by itself." …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The tower will move take up several spaces of the Colony Pool and Tennis Club parking lot.
The Chatham Township Planning Board ordered T-Mobile to move a proposed temporary cell tower in order to save trees near Colony Pool and Tennis Club. The tower is a temporary structure to provide T-Mobile cell phone coverage during PSE&G's North Central Reliability Project, which will take down and replace utility poles in the area. T-Mobile has cell towers on top of the existing poles, and they must erect temporary cell towers so customers do not experience service interruptions during the project, which could take two years or more. T-Mobile proposed to put the tower at the rear of the parking lot and to take up about six parking spaces. At this location, David Karlebach, a professional planner for T-Mobile, told the board "trees wil …