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Message from the Mayor
May 11, 2021
Dear Spotswood Residents,
April and May have been super busy in the Borough of Spotswood, and we are excited to share some of the great things that have been happening recently.
Welcoming a New Business Administrator
Our new Business Administrator, Ryan Michelson, began a few weeks ago and is extremely grateful for the warm welcome the Borough has given him. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Ryan at Borough Hall.
Employee Appreciation Day
On Monday, May 17th, we will be closing the Municipal Building at 12:00 PM for an Employee Appreciation event. We will re-open for our normal business hours on Tuesday, May 18th at 8:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding and continued support of our Borough employees!
Vaccine Clinic a Success!
I’m grateful for our partnership with Walgreens that helped us offer a vaccine clinic to our residents. I’m happy to report nearly 400 hundred more folks are now fully vaccinated! Thank you to all that took advantage of the clinic, and those that helped make both days such a great success.
Road improvements have been underway on Charles and Adirondack Avenues. Additionally, the resurfacing of the following streets will also begin; Madison Avenue, Manhattan Avenue, Maiden Lane, Vliet Street, and Hudson Avenue. Future communications will be made about these projects as each progresses.
Community Spring Clean-Up Day
Please join us this Saturday, May 15th, for Spotswood Community Spring Clean-Up Day. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM at the Municipal Building. Let's take pride in our town and help clean up Spotswood. Bring your whole family! It is also an excellent opportunity for community service hours. All volunteers will receive special VIP discounts to local restaurants when clean-up bags are returned at 11:00 AM.
“Toby’s TNVR Law”
Additionally, at the May 3rd Borough Council meeting, I am happy to share that we have adopted “Toby’s TNVR Law,” a feral cat trap, neuter, vaccinate and release program. For those interested in learning more about this program, please join our partner, Garden State Animal Rescue Center, on May 24th in the Spotswood Courtroom at 7:00 PM. Participation will also be available via zoom.
Honoring Andrew Zaborney and Stephen Zmijewski
At the May 3rd council meeting, the Borough Council and I recognized Andrew Zaborney and Stephen Zmijewski for their service to the Borough on the Recreation Committee. Mr. Zaborney was instrumental in many community events, including the S’Woodstock festival, Easter Egg Scramble, drive-through Halloween, Santa, and Easter events. Mr. Zmijewski most notably coordinated and ran the Recreation Indoor Soccer Program for the past sixteen years. These gentlemen are examples of the many residents that go above and beyond to make Spotswood such a great place to live! We are so grateful to them for everything they have done for our community.
Spotswood Mail Delivery
The Postmasters for Spotswood and Old Bridge met with me and my administration, to discuss concerns that have been shared with us from residents regarding mail delivery. As you may know, the Old Bridge Post Office oversees the mail carriers for Spotswood, and the Spotswood Post Office is mainly a retail location now. Due to the pandemic, like so many, the national network throughout the postal system has been challenged. Roughly 200,000 employees of the nearly 600,000 nationwide retired during the pandemic, nationwide network changes, the workforce continues to be affected by covid illnesses, significant changes were made to the Old Bridge Post Office administration in the late fall of 2020, and only as of a few weeks ago were all the routes in Spotswood filled by regular carriers. Also shared with us, the “Informed Delivery” service will be discontinued in the coming weeks. We are optimistic that the Post Office is near the end of these challenges, and the residents of the Borough will see the level of service they have come to expect. Please know that staff shortages are still a reality, and the USPS is hiring local positions, and one can apply at www.usps.com/careers. Should you experience issues with your mail delivery, please utilize the USPS’ 2-day response complaint system. You can find more information for missing and/or delayed mail on the USPS website at https://faq.usps.com/s/article/Delayed-Mail-and-Packages .
As always please be sure to check www.spotswoodboro.com for more updates and events.
News and Announcements
Municipal Offices are open to the public with COVID protocols and restrictions in place. Staff are also available by phone or email to answer your questions or concerns. Payments can be made in-person, online, by mail, or dropped off in the box outside of the Municipal Building. We appreciate your patience as we make the necessary accommodations to allow us to continue to welcome the public safely.
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