Earlier this year the council with Captain Gary Marshuetz as well as two experienced hunters, Sgt. John Drumm and Chris Southworth. On Monday night the three individuals returned to the discussion table and to discuss possibly expanding the program to six other publically owned pieces of property. The deer hunt is already in full swing. Meat from the culled deer will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
Drumm noted that hunting in several of these locations would be limited. In the case of the property at 204 Hillside Avenue, hunting would only be done in the afternoon to avoid interfering with school parking.
The areas up for discussion are as follows:
- Laurel Hills Park
- Northland Park and Pool
- 204 Hillside Avenue
- Dougal Avenue
- East Hills Park (Livingston Dog Park)
- Eisenhower Parkway track parking
FIELD USAGE FEES
Early in September, the town council plans to impose a fee for indepedent sports groups, who use fields owned by the township to play and practice on. The money generated from these fees would be used to help cover the costs of maintaining the fields. Mayor Rudy Fernandez acknowledged that members of the council have had informal discussions with these organizations.
The council plans to hold a formal public meeting about the issue on Monday Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. at the Town Hall following the Conference meeting, which is already scheduled that night.
Livingston residents will soon be able to watch all of the town council's regular meetings on television (LTV), Mayor Fernandez said. Members of the production crew will film each and every meeting and the footage will air in it's entirety, unedited on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Deputy Town Manager Russ Jones announced that the deadline to apply for residents to apply for FEMA assistance relating to damage caused by Hurricane Irene has been extended until Nov. 30.
The town council meets next on Monday, Nov. 7, for a conference meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m.