Logan Tables Bids on Sports Field Lighting

logan twpBRIDGEPORT — The Logan Township Council tabled their decision on receipt of bids for the Township Line Park Sports Field lighting during their meeting on Aug. 15. Bids were received at the Logan Municipal Building at 10 a.m. on that same date.

Administrator Lyman Barnes pointed out that the bids had just arrived that morning, and he hadn’t had enough time to go over them properly. “My recommendation would be to table,” Barnes suggested.

Deputy Mayor Chris Morris announced in April that the Township Line Park athletic fields would be getting state-of-the art LED lighting. At their May meeting, Council adopted a resolution authorizing engineer Annina Hogan to advertise for bids for the lights. Mayor Frank Minor and the other Councilmembers have acknowledged that the new lights would make the children safer.

In other news, Council adopted a series of resolutions during the meeting. They authorized a shared services agreement with Gloucester County for the provision of basic life support emergency medical services. They also awarded a contract for provision of electric generation supply service to the South Jersey Power Cooperative.

“This is probably our fifth time with them,” commented Barnes. “It’s a good program.”

Elsewhere, Council adopted a resolution that authorized advertising and acceptance of bids for the 2017 road program. They passed another resolution authorizing the hiring of Jeanette Thomas as an alternate crossing guard for the Logan Township Police Department.

In the local police report, Logan Township Police answered 1,236 calls during July and issued 155 motor vehicle summonses. They also teamed up with the Woodbury Police Department to offer Junior Police Academy classes during the weeks of July 10 and July 17. Over the two week period, the departments hosted over 100 recruits, between the ages of 10 and 18. Classes were held on the campus of Woodbury Jr./Sr. High School.

Morris and Councilmember Art Smith spoke highly of the local force’s National Night Out event held on Aug. 10 at Township Line Park. “They had a helicopter land on the field and put on a K-9 Unit demonstration,” Morris related. “The whole police department should be proud of the show they put on. They did a fantastic job.”

For Public Works, Superintendent Mike Riley reported that during July his department had been getting the local baseball fields prepared for play, and spraying the fields along the township.

by Robert Holt

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