“Dave has become a staple in our community for working with our youth,” lauded Minor. “People like Dave Weber take time away from their own families to volunteer and work with our youth.”
Regarding Ross, Minor thanked her for spending many hours working with Logan’s young people. “We thank these folks for being an integral part of our community,” commented the mayor. “We are surrounded by people who give back to Logan Township.”
Councilmember Bernadine Jackson, liaison to the Youth Parks and Recreation Committee, said she enjoyed working with the two members.
In other news, Council rejected a bid received for Township Line Sports Field lighting because it came in over budget. Deputy Mayor Chris Morris noted, “The bids will go back out.”
The Council did adopt a bond ordinance that allowed for the purchase and installation of new lights for the soccer and softball fields in Township Line Park. The ordinance authorized appropriation of $500,000 and issuance of $476,000 in bonds and notes for financing part of the cost. It was adopted on its second reading after a public hearing.
In resolutions, Council approved the promotion of Logan Township Police Officer Andrew Keleshian to Patrol Officer First Class. Keleshian has been with the Logan Township Police Department since 2010. Township Police Chief Robert Leash called Keleshian “a fine officer, and well deserving of the promotion.”
During his police report, Leash listed 1,434 calls for service and 215 motor vehicle summonses issued by the Logan force in May.
Elsewhere, another resolution saw Council authorize state contract purchase of two 2017 Police Interceptors to Cherry Hill Winner Ford. The cost for both was $51,638. Council also approved a state contract purchase of emergency equipment for these vehicles from Cherry Hill Ford at a total cost of $18,869.62.
Other resolutions saw Council execute a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the Center Square Road/ Township Line Road Pedestrian Improvements Project. Council also authorized the renewal of liquor licenses for six Logan Township locations for the year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
In new business, Council approved an athletic field use request by Charles Kind for the 2nd Annual South Jersey Warriors Baseball Camp. They also authorized a request by the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department for a coin drop fundraiser on Beckett Road and Center Square Road for Aug. 25 and 26.
by Robert Holt