Millville City Commission Meeting, 1 March 2022

Commissioner Romanik does a good job of promoting the Millville recreation events. He recapped past events and highlighted what’s coming up. Good job!

Commissioner Hewitt read a letter from Peter Wine thanking for the consideration of the Vineland Veterans Center.

Commissioner McQuade reported Streets & Roads: 189 potholes filled, 258 street sweeping tickets, 37 curbside violations, 34 tire collections, 385 electronic devices collected, and 400 tons of loose leaf collected.

Commissioner Sooy reported that engineering is checking up on contractors. Millville has entered the designing stage water waste plant. The rescue squad building is having asbestos removed prior to demolition.

An Ordinance amending the City of Millville Municipal Code, Chapter 2. Administration Adding Article XXIV. Veteran’s Advisory Board
Lots of discussion regarding the proposed veterans advisory board. Broomhall asks for an explanation as to what this board will do that is not being done now. Commissioner Hewitt wants this to be vetted properly and not run through too quickly.

Mayor Orndorf and Vice Mayor Sooy are taking the wrong tone on this issue. The argument the mayor made is that people need to know what services are available since one person she cited didn’t know of the regional office in Vineland. How would someone know about the advisory group if he is not familiar with the regional office? Horrible argument.

The ordinance passed.

Public Comment
Ms. Broomhall took it to Mayor Orndorf. She felt insulted by the comments the mayor made (the tone comment above).

Tim Carty took the Commission to task for its non-response to his questions. He followed Ms. Broomhall’s comments that the Commission is not valuing the public.

Don Carty took the Commission to task for passing the advisory board before studying it.

Commissioner Comments
Romanik stated support for Ukraine. Apparently, he raised the Ukrainian flag on the pole outside city hall. A quick check of US flag code states:

When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

United States Flag Code

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