Edison officials want residents’ feedback

March 7, 2018 by  

Officials of Edison Township are asking for residents’ help with regard to the proposed community center. A public meeting is scheduled, at which they would like to hear what people want to find in the center when they visit, and what services it should provide. Officials are encouraging residents to attend and participate in the planning process.

Suburban Consulting Engineers will moderate the meeting. The township retained the firm in 2017, and asked it to undertake a feasibility study, then develop a concept for the new center.

Plans to build a community center were announced last year, when Mayor Lankey described such a facility as being badly needed. Requests for proposals were sent out at that time.

Among the organizations that are likely to be affected is the Edison Sheltered Workshop, Inc., which is currently located in the Dorothy K. Drwal Occupational Training Center, which is in the Stelton Community Center. The building, which needs major repairs, was once a school. There are only three community centers in the township, which covers thirty square miles. The others are the Edison Senior Citizen Center and the Minnie Veal Community Center.

The new facility would take the needs of residents into account, both for the immediate term and in the future.

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