Friday, November 30, 2012
Township employees looked at what worked and what fell short during the tropical storm and look towards the future.
The first 90 minutes of the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. were devoted to a review on Springfield’s response to Sandy. The consensus among department heads and officials was that lessons from the previous year’s major disruptive weather events, Irene and the October Snowstorm, where learned and applied, but that additional resources were needed to prepare the township for future storms. The departments all noted that storage and procurement of fuel and generators presented a challenge in the storm and would factor heavily in planning for coming storms. Public Works director Ken Homlish detailed how his crews’ extensive preparation for the storm was informed by the township’s experience with Irene. To stave off …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Schedule for pickup laid out along with information about what materials can be recycled.
Springfield's 2012 recycling flyer is now available on the Township's official website. In addition to information about when the Department of Public Works will collect recylable material, the document includes information about what materials can be recycled as well as information about collection for other types of waste. Download the flyer here.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Schools are still on, government offices are off and the department of public works plans on pulling another all-night plow session.
The weather outside is frightful indeed, and some reports say it will continue to be so until early Saturday. Springfield is acting accordingly. Township offices closed today at 12:30 p.m., as did the public library. While schools in neighboring towns have announced early dismissals, Springfield schools have not made any changes to their schedules; after-school activities have been canceled. Students will be told to leave the building at the end of school. Edward V. Walton School's aftercare program will remain open until all children are picked up. St James Catholic School will hold a full day of class, but is encouraging parents to pick up their children. The township's Public Works department has been hard at work since 10 a.m., when …
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Former members cry foul; Mayor says it was a necessary budgetary measure.
The Springfield Beautification Committee began in 1996 as the brainchild of Ruth Schwartz, who would act as its longtime chair. But with the recent change in municipal administration, the Beautification Committee has ceased to exist. Questions and rumors have been flying around about the group's ending. Some observers have said it was disbanded by a Republican mayor because its members were Democrats. Former members and others in town are quick to point to the group's accomplishments. Susan Permahos has been director of the Springfield Public Library for almost seventeen years. During that time she has seen improvements to the Library grounds, courtesy of the Committee, that includes two statues, pavers under the walkway benches, …