Little League teams receiving Certificates of Recognition were the Logan 9-10 year old Girls Softball team, and the Logan Little League Majors All-Stars in baseball.
In becoming New Jersey District 15 champions, the Girls softball team became the first ever district champion for a Logan softball team. Referring to the recent Rio Olympic games, Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor hinted that there might be 13 future Olympic athletes in attendance on this night.
“You’ve made us all proud,” Minor lauded. “You have demonstrated Logan’s true spirit of teamwork.”
The Majors All-Stars became the 2016 Little League District 15 Tournament champions. “Winning a championship is a very difficult thing to do, and you represented Logan well,” Minor commented.
Minor added special praise for the members of the Little League Board of Directors. “The success you’re having with these young children would not be possible without you all volunteering your time,” the mayor observed.
Elsewhere, Council adopted an ordinance that would establish a speed limit of 35 mph on Cedar Swamp Road. Administrator Lyman Barnes explained, “It’s all determined by engineering calculations according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.”
Logan Township Police Chief Robert Leash added, “Now we can strictly enforce it, and have a zero tolerance policy.” The ordinance was adopted on its second reading after a public hearing.
Another ordinance that was introduced would authorize tenure for Public Works Superintendent Mike Riley. A public hearing was set for Sept. 6.
In resolutions, Council approved payment of $9,280.60 to Levy Construction Company for recreational improvements to Township Line Park. Also, payment of $5,690.29 was authorized to Richard E. Pierson Construction Co. for the 2015 road program.
Another resolution rejected all bids for the Township Municipal Complex storage building. Two bids were received on the project, but both came in over Logan’s budget, according to Deputy Mayor Chris Morris.
In his Public Works report, Riley said his department had been finishing up work at
Township Line Park. They also have continued cleaning storm drains and been watering local plants.
For his Police report, Leash listed 1,419 calls to service answered by his department during July, along with 36 arrests and 198 traffic summonses issued. Leash also reported that Logan Police had recently recovered a stolen 2010 Mercury Mariner that had been stolen in July.
Engineer Annina Hogan commented that the township’s solar project had paid for itself in three years. Council authorized the sale of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates in July.
Homes and businesses earn the ESRECs depending on how many kilowatt hours they generate, and are able to sell off the certificates if they generate excess electricity.
Solar panels were put up at the Logan Municipal Building in 2009, and make up about 30 percent of the roof.
In other developments, Councilmember Stephen Dougherty reported that the planning board had received three applications, which may be good news for Logan’s economic front. “They would involve two warehouses, and over 900,000 square feet,” Dougherty related.
— by Robert Holt