Logan Adopts Resolutions to Aid Police Force

By Robert Holt

logan sealBRIDGEPORT– At their meeting on Oct. 21, the Logan Township Council passed three resolutions that would help the community’s police department. Council adopted a resolution that would appropriate $1,181.60 in revenue for the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund.

Another resolution that was approved added $3,588.22 to the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund. One more resolution authorized the appropriation of $2,102.68 for the Body Armor Replacement Fund.

In his police report, Logan Township Captain Robert Leash mentioned that officers had seen an increase in the number of commercial and residential burglaries the past few weeks. Leash listed 1,834 calls for service and 23 arrests from the department for the month of September.

Among the more serious events of the month, Leash’s report detailed the story of the local force charging a Clementon woman with selling stolen goods at the Sears Distribution Center on Center Square Road. She received second-degree theft charges.

The woman, an inventory clerk, allegedly placed a series of fraudulent orders for high-end merchandise over two and a half years, and left Sears with a net loss of about $2.6 million.

Elsewhere, in Public Works, Superintendent Mike Riley reported that his department has been filling potholes and trimming trees throughout the township. They also completed the second phase of the Old Orchard paving job. He also touted the community’s October shredding event, which Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor said should be part of the town’s regular schedule.

Also, Minor read a letter from local resident David Kershaw praising Riley and the Public Works Department for their efforts in fixing a drainage issue behind his house.

Council also passed an ordinance on its second reading that would repeal the curfew of Logan Township. No one spoke about the matter at a public hearing.

They also approved another resolution that authorized the appointment of alternate crossing guard Robin Roach for the Township Police Department.

And CFO Rob Best announced that Logan Township’s sale of Bond Anticipation Notes was awarded to Capital Bank of New Jersey. The community sold about $5.5 million in notes. Bond anticipation notes are temporary debts taken over a shorter period.

Best noted that Logan paid off its debts of $420,000, and borrowed the money back at .686 percent in interest. “The Bond Council felt we would get about .7,” Best explained. “Our interest paid on the year will now be about $20,000 less.”

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