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After reorganization, Pennington Borough gets back to business

by Lynn S. Robbins

Introducing the Borough’s January 2 reorganization meeting, Mayor James Davy thanked Council, staff, departments, and consultants for their ongoing service, and he expressed appreciation for the residents who make up the Pennington community.

Borough attorney Walter Bliss administered the oaths of office to re-elected officials including Davy and Council members John Valenza II and Catherine “Kit” Chandler who retains her position as Council president. Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello also was there to congratulate the mayor and council for their commitment and contributions to Pennington.

A complete list of election and appointment results including boards, commissions, and committees is available online: REORGANIZATION MEETING – JANUARY 2, 2024 01/02/2024 07:00 PM | Pennington, NJ (municode.com).

Immediately following the reorganization meeting, Davy and Council reconvened for the monthly Borough Council meeting.

Reporting on the town’s finances, Chandler said there would be increases in some expenses including the Mercer County recycling program, worker’s compensation, and pensions. Chandler announced that a public session addressing 2024 finances will be held Tuesday, January 30.

Chandler and Council members Valenza and Nadine Stern discussed possible sources of funding for water quality projects including lead service line replacements, treatment of PFAS (“forever” chemicals”) in New Jersey municipal water systems, and storm water management.

Potential funding sources include loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank), and grants from the state’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System fund (MS4). Stern suggested that a representative from the MS4 program give a presentation to Council, and Valenza said the Pennington Environmental Commission will work with Council on MS4 requirements.

The next Borough Council meeting is scheduled for February 5, 7 pm.

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