Council honors Fleetwood football teams

By MELISSA DIPENTO

The Mt. Laurel Township Council met on Feb. 7 to honor four Mt. Laurel Fleetwood Indians football teams, as well as review and adopt agenda items.

The Mt. Laurel Fleetwood Indians 75 Lb., 90 Lb., 105 Lb. and Junior High teams were honored for their respective 2010 South Jersey Independent Youth Football Association Championships.

At the meeting, Council adopted a resolution to request a transfer of elevator inspections from the state to Mt. Laurel. The resolution states that the transfer will take place within 60 days.

Currently, the state hires a third party to do the inspections in the township. Mayor Jim Keenan previously said switching the elevator inspections from the state to the township would shore up about $13,000 in revenue for the township.

Council also adopted a revised senior center meeting and events policy. The center has been available for rental, but the township began to incur more fees to pay overtime workers, heat the building and provide electricity and custodians.

If anyone is interested in renting the space, located behind the municipal building, contact the township manager at 234–0001.

Council also spent a moment during the meeting to recognize Black History Month.

Council issued a proclamation stating, “The Mayor, Township Council and Municipal Manager do proclaim the month of February as Black History Month in Mt. Laurel Township and urges all residents to join in recognizing the importance of Black History in our lives.”

Council also approved of a proclamation to designate March 2 as Read Across America Day.

Council reported, “The citizens of Mt. Laurel stand firmly committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our student’s future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future and their ability to compete in a global economy.

“This body enthusiastically endorses NEA’s Read Across America and Read Across America-NJ, and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.”