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Vol. LXV, No. 49
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Township Approves Deer Management, Communities of Light

Ellen Gilbert

This year’s “deer management program” using White Buffalo, Inc. will take place thanks to a resolution passed by Township Committee at its Monday evening meeting, authorizing an application that will be sent to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Area residents are encouraged to visit the Township’s website for a detailed description of the program, including the locations, dates, and times when bow hunting will occur, as well as regulations regarding the proximity of hunting to habitable areas. This is the deer management program’s 11th year.

Also at Monday’s meeting, Township employees and volunteers were recognized for from five to 25 years of service to the community.

“I know how hard it is,” observed Deputy Mayor Sue Nemeth. “It’s time away from family and more; it’s really appreciated.”

Ms. Nemeth chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Chad Goerner, who is in China.

A proclamation acknowledging Womanspace’s “unique ability” to provide comfort and a safe haven for abused women and naming Monday, December 12 “Communities of Light Day” was read at the meeting. To mark this annual event, local individuals, businesses, and government offices will place luminaries along pathways leading to building entrances to increase local awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the community, and to show support for family, friends, neighbors or coworkers who may be suffering in silence. Committeewoman Liz Lempert noted that there will be a special “Communities of Light” ceremony at Township Hall on Monday at 5 p.m., and that luminaries are available for sale at the Human Services office. For more information on Womanspace (“peace begins at home”)

The Committee’s approval of an ordinance concerning conservation easement regulation at the Mountain Lakes Preserve means that no animals may be removed from the area. Exceptions are fishing, which will be permitted on a seasonal basis; deer management; and instances when the Animal Control Officer determines that an animal should be removed. Friends of Princeton Open Space expressed their appreciation for this action.

Deputy Fire Chief Roy James spoke about efforts being made to create a 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial in Princeton. Reporting that he had already had a positive conversation with Borough Council, Mr. James expressed the hope that the memorial would be “a nice place; not just a piece of steel.” 

TV30 may remain in its Valley Road Building offices thanks to approval of a proposed sublease that will be in effect until May 31. Township Attorney Ed Schmierer reported that a recent examination of the premises indicated that the space was structurally sound.

The next Princeton Township Committee meeting will be on Monday, December 19, at 7 p.m.

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