Monday, February 25, 2013
Meetings close out month.
A pair of township meetings will wrap up township business this month, with the board of education meeting Monday and Hillsborough Township Committee meeting Tuesday. The board of education will be continuing its examination of the budget for the 2013-2014 school year under development. The budget will be wrapped up in the next week and a half, after the state aid figures are announced Thursday, and approved at another board of ed meeting scheduled for March 4. But that's not the only matter on the agenda: the board regularly approves school trips and this week's agenda is no exception. But what is exceptional are the trips that will be approved, which include the state wrestling championships, the state swimming championships and the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Ordinance on Tuesday's meeting agenda would swap assistant for special prosecutor jobs.
As the township continues to tweak municipal court functions—local court services are now shared with Montgomery—and at Tuesday's meeting, the Township Committee will take another look at adjusting the functions of the court. An ordinance scheduled for introduction at the meeting would drop the post of "first assistant prosecutor" and replace it with a "DWI special prosecutor." Courts face DWI cases regularly, with many challenges filed by drivers, that can backlog and tie-up municipal court. We'll delve into the ordinance and the committee's review of the ordinance following the meeting.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Board will hear student presentations on Picasso's art and water studies, and a look at new science standards.
When the Hillsborough Board of Education meets Monday night, the agenda includes time for some students presentations before the board turns serious. Students from Amsterdam and Sunnymead schools will be on hand for the presentations, which often provide a chance for the students to showcase their knowledge and skills. The board will also hear a presentation on Next Generation Science Standards, by Kim Feltre, the district's supervisor of science. The board last met on Dec. 17, just three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and while the board did discuss security issues at the meeting, the topic may come up again. The board has received a number of letters from parents about security, which may be discussed. The other big news …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
We're covering the meeting and a Hillsborough family getting off the grid.
The Township Committee will meet Tuesday in its first regular meeting after the Jan. 3 re-organization meeting. That meeting included appointments and committee rules for the year, but there's already more to do. While the meeting has a short agenda so far, more could be added before the meeting's start. We'll be at the meeting to hear residents' comments and concerns, and the committee's discussions, and will report on the news after. We'll also be reporting on one Hillsborough family who is telling oil companies no thanks—they've found a way to do all thier driving with almost no need for gasoline.