SWEDESBORO — Council Member George Weeks stated at the Swedesboro Council’s Aug. 16 virtual meeting that even after a full year, most recycling truckloads are still being rejected. Trash and plastic bags in the recycling cans are being cited as the main reasons for refusal.
Under Public Works, Keith Lamb announced that the Swedesboro water tower will be getting an upgrade. On approximately Sept. 8, a 25,000-gallon temporary tank will be used while the tower receives a fresh coat of paint on the outside, and power washed on the inside. This project is expected to last four to eight weeks, weather pending.
There was a unanimous vote to approve the applications of James Damiano Jr, John Mahala and Daniel Gagliardi to the Woolwich Fire Company as well.
Reminder letters are also being sent out to residents to remind them about their delinquent water and sewer bills too.
In addition, the library’s parking lot will be receiving all new lighting soon.
Also approved was a $25 flat fee for Swedesboro residents who wish to apply for a permit to have a chicken coop in their backyard.
By David Warren