Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bloomfield Neighborhood Association meeting

Spent this morning at a very productive meeting of Bloomfield Neighborhood Association today. Most of the meeting was spent updating our brochure and redefining the goals of the group. The BNA was established in 1997 to provide a forum for neighborhood groups to meet with Bloomfield's Mayor and to discuss issues affecting group as well as townwide concerns. It has usually met in the Mayor's Conference room, but as it has grown, moved most of its bi-monthly meetings to the larger Bloomfield College Library on Liberty Street.
 No one could remember a time when the current Mayor participated, but we've met with most other ton leaders, including, the Police Chief, Fire Chief, assessor and town manger. As a non-partison forum, he BNA was able to host Candidate's Nights at Bloomfield College's Van Fossen Hall before most local elections.
The newest issue to come up this morning was word of a planned methadone clinic for Watsessing St. The location seems problamatic to most attendees because of it's proximity to Watsessing RR station and the Lawrence Ave. condo redevelopment project. So far, here seems to have been little public notice of their plan. One more issue to bring up during the public comment section of Monday's Conference meeting of the council. Last week saw public comments taking up about 90% of the meeting.
Must see TV.

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