City of Trenton 2010/2011 Annual Report by MayorTonyMack

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									     City of Trenton Annual Report
                         July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
                      July 1, 2011 - September 26, 2011

        Honorable Mayor Tony F. Mack
Anthony Roberts, Acting Business Administrator, Department of Administration
                       Vacant, Department of Finance
                 Qareeb Bashir, Director, Department of Fire
    Dr. Joseph Rubino, Director, Department of Health & Human Services
   Carmen Melendez, Acting Director of Housing & Economic Development
      Cleveland Thompson, Acting Director, Department of Inspections
             Walter Denson, Acting Director, Department of Law
           Lourdes Cosme, Trenton Municipal Court Administrator
             Chris Doyle, Acting Director, Department of Police
          Harold Hall, Acting Director, Department of Public Works
      Vacant, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, & Culture
              City of Trenton Mission Statement
Recognizing the people of Trenton have made us guardians of the public
trust, we are committed to govern with integrity and fiscal responsibility, to
seek excellence in the City’s operations, and to serve all of the City’s people
with respect and compassion.

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life throughout the City and
providing quality services to all citizens, particularly those in greatest need.

We are committed to conducting the City’s affairs with respect for our
environment, to foster opportunity, empowerment, and public
participation, and to pursue a vision of the City as a community shared
equally by all people.
                        Trenton City Council
         Kathy McBride, Council President, Councilwoman at Large
         Marge Caldwell-Wilson, Council Vice President, North Ward
                 Zachary Chester, Councilman, West Ward
           Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Councilwoman, East Ward
                     Alex Bethea, Councilman at Large
                Phyllis Holly-Ward, Councilwoman at Large
                 George Muschal, Councilman, South Ward

                       OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
                          CITY OF TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08608

        TONY F. MACK                                                          609-989-3030

Dear Residents,

I am pleased to present the 2010/2011 City of Trenton Annual Report. The Annual Report
highlights the administration’s concrete results, which were delivered over the past fifteen months to
improve of the City of Trenton. Our employees work tirelessly to ensure that the needs of our
community are adequately addressed. We applaud their continued dedication and sacrifice.
The administration takes great pride in being a service driven institution with measurable results.

We thank you for your patience and understanding and ask for your continued support.


Mayor Tony F. Mack

Anthony Roberts, Acting Business Administrator, Department of Administration

Mission Statement

The Department of Administration interprets, implements, and monitors local, state and federal
mandates governing City business operations. The Department provides administrative
oversight and support services to the operating departments of the City of Trenton. As
guardians of public trust, we strive to affect the optimal operational efficiency of City

Division of Purchasing:

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Bids: 147
Purchase orders: 11,056
Standard contracts: 40

July 1, 2011 to 9/27/11

Bids: 64
Purchase orders: 2,429
Standard Contract & Professional Contract total together: 47

The Department of Administration in conjunction with the Trenton Parking Authority…

Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)
    1. Regular Meter Collection - $246,631.83
    2. Parking Lots - $74,514.73
    3. TDEC Lease - $184,576.68
    4. Justice Complex Parking Lot - $1,299,999.96

Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – September 27, 2011)
    1. Regular Meter Collection – $52,889.84
    2. Parking Lots – $10,725.38
    3. TDEC Lease – 30,762.78
    4. Justice Complex Parking Lot - $324,999.99

Vacant, Department of Finance

Mission Statement

We, the members of Finance, are committed to fostering excellence in our particular and joint
arenas of expertise. We are dedicated to serving the public in every capacity our department
affords. And we are pledged to fulfilling our targeted potential of City-wide team consciousness.

•   The City had 1,342 full time employees during Fiscal Year 2010 and that number has been
    reduced to 889 in the present Fiscal Year 2012. That is a decrease of 453 employees.
        o FY 2010 (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010) – Police (371), Fire (243), All other (728)
        o FY 2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011) – Police (334), Fire (163), All other (539)
        o FY 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) – Police (229), Fire (163), All other (497)
•   The total operating budgets for the City’s departments will decrease from $106.3 million in
    FY 10 to a projected $85.9 million in FY 12.
•   Other actions that reduced expenses:
        o Reduction in professional services and consultant fees.
        o Reduction in various equipment maintenance costs.
        o Reduction in legal fees for foreclosures.
        o Reduction in replacement uniforms and equipment.
        o Reduction in photocopying, books, and publications.
        o Reduction in rent expenses.
•   The City is reviewing opportunities to refinance its current debt to achieve multiple year
•   The City is reviewing all completed capital projects that were financed with bonds to use any
    remaining funds to either offset new capital or provide revenue to offset current debt service.
•   The City has approximately 1,500 vacant City owned parcels scattered throughout our
    neighborhoods. We have determined to adopt a scattered site redevelopment plan so that
    we may be able to return these parcels to the tax rolls and generate approximately an
    additional $3.6 million in local purpose taxes while improving the City at large and making it
    a more attractive place. We have also accelerated the auction of other developable
    properties to not only realize additional immediate income but again to realize a return of
    these properties to the tax rolls while encouraging the growth of our commercial community.

Qareeb Bashir, Director, Department of Fire

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing the fullest measure possible of fire and emergency services to
the citizens of Trenton, and on a mutual aid basis to the surrounding communities. This service
shall be provided with the utmost professionalism, respect and compassion, with the intent of
improving the quality of life and safety of all citizens of our city.

Total Service Calls
       2010 – 9,745
       2011 – 5,967 (up to 8/31/11)

Total number of fires - 2011
       Single family dwellings        445
       Apartments                     63
       Commercial                     49
       Hi-rise                        40
       Hospital                       11
       Garages                        5
       Automobiles                    111

Specialty Calls
       Hazardous Materials            282
       Mutual Aid                     33
       Water Rescues                  12

Multiple Alarms (July 2010 – September 27, 2011)
        2nd Alarms                 8
        3 Alarms                   3

1st Responder Calls
       2010                           5233
       2011                           2874 (up to 8/31/11)

Civilian Deaths
        2010                          1
        2011                          0

Firefighter LOD Injuries
        2011                          49

Incident Response Time (Well below N.F.P.A. 1710 Guidelines)
       T.F.D. average              4 minutes & 10 seconds

TEMS Service Calls
     2010                          18,243
     2011                          12,102

1. Awarded Federal Safer Grant of 13.6 million dollars saving 61 jobs.
2. Awarded State EMAA Grant for OEM office of 10,000 dollars.
3. Awarded Federal AFG Grant for state of the art Command Vehicle & integrated
    communications system.
4. Awarded Federal AFG Grant (EMS Branch) for 3 new ambulances.
5. Applied through FEMA – Port Security Grant (received preliminary approval )
    a. Project #1 CBRNE Haz Mat Equipment                   110,000 dollars
    b. Project #2 CBRNE SCBA Equipment                       180,000 dollars
    c. Project #3 CBRNE Dive Equipment                         49,000 dollars
6. Awarded Donations of Smoke detectors through ABC Channel 6 & Channel 7
7. Additional smoke detectors awarded through NJ Division of Fire Safety.
8. Eight members received training & certification as Haz-Mat Technicians.
9. All members completed 1st responder refresher course.
10. All members completed CPR re-certification.
11. All members completed Blood Bourne Pathogen re-certification.
12. All company officers were trained in the ETI reporting system.
13. Distributed and installed several hundred free smoke detectors.
14. Distributed Fire Safety & Fire Prevention literature.
15. Assisted in coordination of POD exercise at Sun Bank Arena.
16. Placed in service jet ski & provided training for special water rescues.
17. Participated in NJ Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Conference.
18. Participated in County OEM Conference.

Honorable Mentions
1. Child rescued from basement during multiple alarm fire on Vine Street April 2011.
2. Engine #3 members on 1st responder’s assignment delivered baby @ 136 Home Avenue.
3. Engine #9 members on 1st responder’s assignment delivered baby @ 844Carteret Avenue.
4. Assisted trapped occupants out of building while also administering air during exit @ 681
   South Broad Street.
5. Performed numerous water evacuations as a result of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011.
6. Performed numerous water evacuations as a result of Tropical Storm Lee on September 8,

Dr. Joseph Rubino, Director, Department of Health & Human Services

Mission Statement

The Department of Health and Human Services advocates for and ensures access to services
which enhance the quality of life for the people of Trenton.

We support individual growth and professional development of staff to enable them to perform
their duties and responsibilities with respect and sensitivity to the needs of our diverse

We provide quality services and maintain the public trust through programmatic and fiscal

We strive to develop human and financial resources that will promote full community
participation and empowerment.


                     TOTAL             REVENUE
                     PROCESSED         GENERATED
Births               16,262            204,410.00
Marriages            1,773             20,590.00
Civil Unions         20                185.00
Dom. Partners        4                 16.00
Deaths               5,669             39,420.00
EDRS                 3,134             18,135.00
                     26,862            $282,756.00

Marriages            739               2,217.00
Dom. Partners        0                 0.00
Civil Unions         7                 21.00
                     746               $2,238.00

CORRECTIONS           83                $3,320.00

HOUSE                 1                 $600.00

Dogs                 218               20,820.00
Cats                 253               15,540.00
                     471               $36,360.00

LATE FEES              733               $10,402.00

REPLACEMENTS           11                $27.00

REDEMPTIONS            132               $5,544.00

DONATIONS              43                $3,100.00

                                        GRAND TOTAL            $344,347.00

Environmental Health Services:
   • Retail Food Inspections: 527 Initial Inspections 287 Reinspections
   • Nuisance Complaints:186
   • Health Permit Fees: $71,375.00
   • Swimming Pool Inspections: 9
   • Water Samples: 54
   • Lead Cases Abated: 16
   • Administrative Fees Collected for Less than a Satisfactory Rating: 19,750.00

Animal Control and Animal Shelter:

Rabies clinic activities     January 2011 – 125 vaccines completed (123 dogs and 2 cats)
                             February 2011 – 161 vaccines completed (156 dogs and 5 cats)

Surrenders by Owner:                      221 Dogs     80 Cats
Strays:                                   542 Dogs     498 Cats
Bite cases/Other Court Related:           25 Dogs      06 Cats

Adopted:                                  203 Dogs       188 Cats
Reclaimed by owner:                       153 Dogs        16 Cats
Euthanized:                               318 Dogs        252 Cats

2011 up to date totals thru August 31, 2011

Intake information:
Surrender by Owner                        132 Dogs       115 Cats
Strays                                    201 Dogs       107 Cats
Abandoned                                 32 Dogs        29 Cats
Police Raid Captures                      17 Dogs        2 Cats
Bite Cases                                32 Dogs        0 Cats
Born in Shelter                           3 Dogs         6 Cats

Outflow Activities:
Adoptions                                 73 Dogs        34 Cats

Redemptions                                 55 Dogs        0 Cats
Died in Shelter                             3 Dogs         1 Cat
Foster                                      41 Dogs        38 Cats
Special Rescue                              50 Dogs        81 Cats
Euthanized                                  165 Dogs       84 Cats

Clinical and Nursing Services at 218 North Broad Street:

The Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) clinic saw:
   • 688 new males
   • 607 new females
   • 458 returning males for treatment
   • 286 returning females for treatment

   • African Americans- 1313
   • Hispanic- 235
   • Caucasian- 35
   • Other- 4

Project Impact Van: 1002 persons were tested for HIV/AIDS

Childhood Lead Poisoning: 525 cases were investigated

Communicable Disease Investigations and follow up: 800 cases were handled.

Direct Observed Therapy for people with Tuberculosis: 700 clients were seen.

Visiting Nursing: 300 people were seen in their home.

Flu Vaccines: The Division of Health will administer over 1600 doses of Flu Vaccine to seniors,
Police, Fire, City employees, and at risk populations this flu season. 21 Clinics are schedule in
September and October. The same number of doses was administered in 2010.

From July 2010 to September 2011, Division of Health Staff participated in 183 Health Fairs
throughout Trenton, providing blood pressure screening, HIV testing, education, information on
obesity, cancer, and diabetes.

Grants from the State Department of Health and Senior Services

The Division of Health is awarded four Public Health Grants from the State.

   1) $150,000.00 to provide nursing case management to children who have elevated blood
      leads. The environmental inspectors inspect all locations in the child’s home and where

      they play to look for sources of lead exposure. The nurse case manager follows the child
      until the blood lead levels goes to a level that is acceptable.
   2) $101,872.00 for providing Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinic operations at 218
      North Broad Street. Although Trenton has made great strides in reducing the rate of
      infection, its STD rates remain disproportionally high in comparison to its population.
   3) $326,100.00 to provide HIV/AIDS clinical services at 218 North Broad Street and
      HIV/AIDS testing and care and treatment services on the Project Impact Van throughout
      all of Trenton. The City of Trenton has the lowest per capita income compared to other
      municipalities in Mercer County, with 8.6 percent living under the poverty level.
      Research has linked the highest level of HIV risk to the following factors of unprotected
      sex and injection drug use and abuse. The residents of Trenton are exposed to
      prevention messages but need additional HIV education opportunities, referrals into
      prevention, legal, medical, and social service services.
   4) $100,000.00 Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) funding will help the Division of Health
      develop Point of Dispensing (POD) plans and update our previous plans, and participate
      in state mandated drills and exercises. The primary goal of the CRI is to minimize the
      loss of life during a catastrophic public health emergency.

             Community Relations and Social Services

Office on Aging

Sam Naples Senior Center
November 4, 2010       September 26, 2011
      35                     50

Jennye Stubblefield Senior Center
November 4, 2010       September 26, 2011
       45                      60

Reading Senior Center
November 4, 2010        September 26, 2011
      60                      75

Lipinski Senior Center
November 4, 2010          September 26, 2011
        10                      18

South Broad Street Senior Center

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November 4, 2010            September 26, 2011
     0                             16

Senior Christmas Gala at the Marriott Hotel December 9, 2010
    Attended by 125 seniors

Senior Olympics 2011 at Woodbridge Health and Fitness Center
      September 9 and 10, 2011
      18 registered seniors participated in the games of bowling and billiards
      Placed 1 gold and 1 silver in billiards

Adult and Family Services

July 1, 2011 – Present
The Unit of Adult and Family Services helps to prevent homelessness by providing one month’s
back rent, one month’s back mortgage, first month’s rent and emergency placement. This unit
provided assistance to the following number of City of Trenton residents:

     Total Number of Households – 393

       Individuals - 159
       Families     - 229
       Children - 469

   Back Mortgages to prevent foreclosure – 11
   Fire Victims – 16
   Condemnations - 10

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

Division of Community Relations and Social Services opened an evacuation shelter at Stokes
Elementary School from 8/28/11 through 8/31/11 for the Island residents and then moved the
shelter to the South Broad Street Senior Center for the South Ward residents from 9/1/11
through 9/2/11.

Hurricane Irene

Stokes Elementary School Shelter

Adults – 75       Children – 42

South Broad Street Senior Center Shelter

Adults – 16       Children - 9

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Community Relations and Social Services opened another evacuation shelter at Reading Senior
Center for the Island residents due to Tropical Storm Lee which occurred immediately after
Hurricane Irene from 9/8/11 through 9/9/11.

Tropical Storm Lee

Reading Senior Center Shelter

Adults – 65      Children – 16

All shelters were staffed 24/7 by Department of Health and Human Services’ staff. Local
community agencies and faith based organizations helped with food, clothing, hygiene items,
medicine, recreation, and referrals.

                                 Funding (July 2010 - Present)

•   $2,173,049.00 - awarded from the United States Department of Housing and Urban
    Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant. This award provided funds to five non-
    profit organizations for a total fourteen projects to address the needs of the homeless
    families and individuals, the chronically homeless and mentally ill.
•   $265,220.00 - awarded from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Public
    Services activities. This award provided funds to fourteen (14) community agencies to
    provide homeless services, youth activities, child care, substance abuse treatment, and
    services for the elderly. 926 adults and 2,473 infants, children & teens were served.
   $134,509.00 - awarded from the Emergency Solution Grant (ESG). This award provided
    funds to seven homeless assistance agencies to assist with operational cost and assisted
    51 households with back rent and mortgage assistance.
   $102,037.00 - awarded from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Emergency Food and Shelter Program. This award provided funds to four community based
    organizations and City of Trenton Office of Adult and Family Services to provide rental
    assistance to 130 at-risk of homelessness households.

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Carmen Melendez, Acting Director, Department of Housing & Economic Development

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Housing & Economic Development is to improve the physical
and economic condition of the City of Trenton by providing better housing for the City’s people,
fostering the City’s economic development and growth by creating jobs and business
opportunities, improving the quality of life in the City through enlightened land use regulation
and historic preservation, and by furthering the redevelopment and revitalization of the City’s
neighborhoods and communities. The Department seeks to carry out this mission through
efforts that encourage the residents of the City to participate in the framing of decisions and the
implementation of programs and projects, and which are sensitive to the needs of the City’s
communities and individuals.

1. Rehabilitated 14 homes on Dunham Street.
2. Started construction on 18 homes for working families on Carteret Street.
3. Finishing construction on 34 homes on Lamberton and Lalor Street.
4. Continuing the rehabilitation of 78 homes in the East Ward.
5. Construction of 20 units on East State Street was completed and new working families have
    moved in.
6. Partnering with the Trenton Housing Authority resulted in 600 Trenton residents attending
    the HOPE VI job fair.
7. $1,100,000 Affordable Housing Program subsidy from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New
    York to the $10 million Chambers Loft project.
8. In line with the Mayor's priority to increase revenue generation through property disposition,
    a total of 92 properties were auctioned out of which 58 properties were sold. Proceeds from
    this auction netted $383,400.
9. The sale of 657-659 Calhoun Street to Cleantex for their business expansion - $50,000 and
    a potential 150 city jobs created.
10. The City won its 6th Phoenix Award for Brownfield Redevelopment.
11. Trenton Housing Rehabilitation Program
        a. 5 ready to proceed for rehabilitation.
        b. 65 homes are pre-approved and we are waiting for supporting documentation.
        c. 45 are approved and are waiting for cost estimation for selection of qualified
        d. 218 are in process for approval.

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Cleveland Thompson, Acting Director, Department of Inspections

Mission Statement

Our primary goal has been and remains to provide the highest quality inspection services and to
safeguard the safety and welfare of all residents of the City. We will continue our vigorous but
fair and consistent enforcement of our many codes and ordinances. Our over-all objective
remains to ensure and improve the quality of life for citizens of our City, as well as for those who
visit or work here.

Since July 1st, 2010 The Department of Inspections has completed the following:

1. Demolished 85 Unsafe Structures.
2. $1,025,031.10 has spent on Emergency Repairs and Demolitions.
3. Has reviewed for code Compliance Approximately:
      a. 551 Plans
      b. 273 Sketches
      c. 350 Reports
4. Inspections Department has collected:
      a. Housing and Technical Inspection collected total Revenue of $1,694,665.
      b. Taxi Inspection Division collected $63,850 in Taxi Fees.
      c. Taxi Inspection Division generated $10,400 in Court Fines.
      d. Technical and Housing Inspection has generated $224,915 in Court Fines.
      e. Weight Measure Division generated $3,000 in Court Fines.
5. Additional accomplishments:
      a. Housing Division has carried out 4,265 Complaint Inspections.
      b. Technical Division has carried out 1,238 Complaint Inspections.
      c. 3,322 Rental Inspections were conducted.
      d. Approximately 4,000 Permit Inspections were conducted.
      e. 733 Initial for Sale Inspections.
      f. Approximately 3,500 Abatements were conducted.
      g. 319 Properties were boarded by Division of Public Property.
      h. 178 Sidewalk Permits were issued by Public Works Department.
      i. 2,050 Inspections were carried out by Weight and Measure Division.

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Walter Denson, Acting Director, Department of Law

Mission Statement

The Department of Law is committed to providing quality legal services to the people of the City
of Trenton, the Mayor, City Council, all departments within the City as well as City employees. In
effectuating that goal, the Law Department will strive to insure that results reflect the best
possible legal resolution. We will provide legal advice to all who are entitled relying strictly on
the cannons of professional ethics and the applicable law. In this way the Law Department
seeks to insure that all individuals receive the same quality, care, and responses as if they had
retained the Law Department on an individual basis.

Percentage of cases (past 12 months) alleging civil rights violations against City employees the
department won.
   1. City Attorneys have managed to relieve the City of damages by securing summary
       judgment on the City’s behalf for approximately 30 Civil/Municipal cases. The ones that
       were settled (approximately 4 cases) were potentially over $100,000.00 and settled for
       $18,000 or under!
   2. City Attorneys have managed to relieve the City of damages by securing summary
       judgment on the City’s behalf in approximately 15 Municipal Litigation matters. There
       were approximately 7 settlements one (1) settling for $70,000 as this was potentially a
       $500,000.00 case matter. The other six were settled for approximately $2,000.00 to
       $20,000.00 and all these were potentially $100,000.00 case matter.

Within the past 12 to 16 months, the Law Department has received 59 Civil/Municipal Suits
against the City of Trenton, of that 59, 51 of cases remain open. Also note that the Law
Department has approximately 20 older case matters still open with continued litigation.

Lourdes Cosme, Administrator, Trenton Municipal Court

Mission Statement

The Trenton Municipal Court is the City's Center for Justice for all people. The Court is
dedicated to serving the general public, its staff and its diverse community with respect,
courtesy, and sensitivity. We will provide professional, efficient and accurate services.

Since July 1, 2010:
Cases filed                                 73,734
Court sessions                              1141
Cases disposed                               95,118*
  *this total includes cases previously filed
Revenue generated                            $5,765,167.40

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   Fines/collections generated            $3,593,921.20*
   *This total amount distributed to the City of Trenton includes Cash Bail forfeitures.

Chris Doyle, Acting Director, Department of Police

Mission Statement
Recognizing that the people of Trenton have made us guardians of the public trust, we realize
that crime, disorder, and hazardous conditions present the greatest to threats to society, and the
responsibility for assisting the public overcoming these threats in our community rests with us.

As society changes, so does the role of public safety. Therefore, our goals and objectives shall
be committed to developing and implementing innovative programs to improve the Department’s
overall performance. Any such program will encourage community members to become
involved and be equal partners in determining how given services are received and providing
them in a most effective and efficient manner.

Assignments                   Fiscal Year 2011       Fiscal Year 2010
Officer Initiated             70,662                 98,395

Citizen calls for police      61,983                 65,545

Total                         132,645                163,940

Uniform Crime Report          2009           2010             2011 (Jan-July)
Homicide                      20             15               9
Rape                          26             13               15
Robbery                       547            501              248
Assault                       602            671              348
Burglary                      824            867              588
Larceny/Theft                 1399           1288             603
MV Theft                      390            362              173
Arson                         20             36               16

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Harold Hall, Acting Director, Department of Public Works
Mission Statement

The Department of Public Works seeks excellence in the delivery of services, through its
various operations to all City residents. We are committed to deliver these services with fiscal
responsibility, respect for the environment, quality of service and due diligence.

The Division of Streets (7/1/2010 - present):
   1. 35 major street projects.
   2. 9,982 potholes filled.
   3. Laid more than 3,750 tons of asphalt.
   4. 402 truckloads of leaves.
   5. 41 truckloads of Christmas Trees.

The Division of Trenton Water Works (7/1/2010 - present):
    1. 882 roadway water patches and 520 sidewalk permanently restored by TWW contractor
        within TWW system.
    2. Property owner installed 89 new services and TWW renewed 338 services.
    3. Repaired 134 main leaks.
    4. Repaired 241 fire hydrants.
    5. Repaired 552 service leaks.
    6. The total high lift production (gallons of water processed by TWW) was 12,375,358,000

The Division of Public Property (7/1/2010 - present):
   1. 3,977 city and private owned properties were cleaned of rubbish, debris, high weeds, &
   2. 91 alleys were cleaned since January 2011.
   3. 319 city and private owned properties were secured.
   4. 70 trees were maintained (pruned or removed).

The Division of Traffic & Engineering (7/1/2010 - present):
   1. Completed 3 total street reconstruction projects; Bellevue Ave., Broad St., Stockton St.
   2. Installed 150 new H/C ramps.
   3. Maintained all of the City's traffic signs and all crosswalks in regard to stripping and
       replace and/or serviced 87 traffic signals.

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Vacant, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, & Culture
Mission Statement

The purpose of the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture is to create and
maintain a high quality of life for all Trenton residents through superior recreational and cultural
programming in well maintained facilities to improve the overall quality of Trenton’s natural
environment, and to develop a strong sense of community among Trenton’s residents through
their involvement in public activities.

•   The City of Trenton has invested over $12,000,000 in funds into park and cultural venue
    upgrades. Some of those upgrades include:
        o Cooper Field – Ground Breaking for Renovation – April 20, 2011
        o Roberto Clemente Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – May 26, 2011
        o Calhoun Street Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – June 2, 2011
        o Ike Williams Center – Grand Opening – June 23, 2011
        o Cadwalader Park Junior Tennis Center – Grand Opening – September 17, 2011
        o Greg Grant Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – September 13, 2011
        o Mill Hill Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – September 27, 2011
        o George Page Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – September 29, 2011
        o Cadwalader Park – Ground Breaking for Renovation – October 4, 2011
•   Provided a City-wide seven week summer day camp for youth between the ages of 6-14
    years of age.
•   Provided a summer food service program which served hundreds of youths a free breakfast
    and lunch daily.
•   Provided neighborhood based recreation activities for children and families, also known as
    Take It to the Streets.
•   Provided free outdoor concerts for residents. Talented local musicians were featured
    throughout the summer.
•   Provided a Swimming Program for recreation and leisure swimming in five locations
    throughout the City, which served hundreds of City residents on a daily basis.
•   Provided the Annual Heritage Day Festival.
•   Provided various athletic leagues for City residents including: Basketball and Soccer.
•   Partnered with the Police Department in providing the 28th Annual National Night Out
    festivities, where residents take to the streets against crime.

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