Ten minutes from start to finish. That's all it took to go from flag salute to the final motion to adjourn at Wednesday's Township Committee meeting.
Two ordinances introduced. Twenty-seven resolutions approved. A handful of unanimous votes. One public speaker.
Members of the committee could scarcely believe it themselves. Typically, meetings run hours, not minutes. Mayor Jeffrey Foster pointed out to the rest of the committee the elapsed time from start to finish. Others, both on the dais and off commented about the quickness.
The agenda was full, however. In those three unanimous votes, the committee introduced a pair of ordinances that would accept a donation of 2.7 acres of land and set the salaries of municipal employees.
Those measures will be up for public hearing on Feb. 8.
In the resolutions, also passed by unanimous vote, contracts were awarded for municipal uniforms, road salt and cold water meters; companies were released from various bonds; tax refunds were awarded; police dispatchers were promoted and numerous raffles were approved. (Wall Patch will have details on all these developments over the coming hours and days.)
The next meeting of the Township Committee is scheduled for Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at town hall, 2700 Allaire Rd.