Committee reports highlight possible future endeavors

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Three candidates are seeking votes to secure election to one of two three-year terms on the Bay Head Borough Council. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

BAY HEAD — Committee reports given by members of the borough council at the September meeting provided insight into programs officials are looking into and working on to come to fruition in the coming months.

“The Technology Committee had a [meeting] last week with a company that does digitization of records and I want to thank [Councilman] Andy Frizzell for putting that together,” Councilman Doug Lyons said during the meeting.

“It was very enlightening and it is something I think everybody on the Technology Committee agreed that we would like to implement and it is just a matter of just trying to find the funds to do it.

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“It may be something that can be done, at the suggestion of the vendor, over a series of years. When you go back and look at the old records, taking little bite sizes, that way it can help ameliorate the cost over a longer period of time so we are going to look at that.”

Trash collection was a talking point during the Public Services Committee report.

“We are working with Roselle to look at the volume of trash in town to see if we want to continue the twice-a-week bifurcated zone pickup, as opposed to picking up the whole town on two days a week,” Mr. Frizzell, chair, said. “We are going to monitor that situation and see if we have to maintain the north/south pickup.”

Councilwoman Jennifer Barnes-Gambert said the Legal and Planning Committee has been hard at work reviewing various municipal ordinances.

“We have been doing a couple of things. We have been reviewing a couple of different ordinances. Obviously, the sign ordinance which is still going on. I am going back and forth with revisions on that,” she said.

“We have also been dealing with the peddlers’ licenses and we have been discussing basically where we feel is the most safe place for basically the vendors to park the vehicle … so that is something we have been discussing and then basically trying to figure out again how to comply with the latest executive orders.”

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