Pride In Eatontown Committee
After more than thirty years of service, the Pride in Eatontown Committee (PIE) has become a dynamic force in improving the appearance of Eatontown.
In 2013 The Pride Committee was recognized by the NJ Clean Communities Council and awarded a plaque (on view in the mayor’s office) for our highly successful Spring Cleanup. More than 140 borough residents turned out this year to pick up litter and spruce up the borough.
In addition to the borough-wide cleanup, the committee organizes mini-cleanups throughout the year, targeting trouble spots that seem to be trash magnets.
The planters on Main Street as well as the planters in the borough-owned West Lot are maintained by Pride members. Pride members can be seen all through the hottest days of summer weeding and watering these mini-gardens.
PIE has expanded and maintained flower gardens throughout the community, including the triangular garden on Grant Avenue, the welcome sign at the intersection of Hope and Wyckoff Rds. and gardens at Wampum Park. A planned “Butterfly Garden” is under construction in Wampum Park.
The Pride Committee has taken over the long-neglected library garden. Now that the library’s facade has been repaired Pride members have weeded the plot and are preparing it for next year.
The committee surveys businesses in town and presents “beautification” awards each year to those they determined have done outstanding jobs of maintaining their properties.
Each spring PIE donates packets of marigold seeds to every fourth grader in the Eatontown school system to encourage interest in the environment.
If you have an interest in gardening or just sprucing up the town we have a place for you on the PIE committee. Membership is open to any borough resident and is formalized by appointment by the Mayor. The Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. Meetings are always open to the public. Contact the Council Liaison, Al Baginsky, with any specific questions.
To volunteer for the committee please download and fill out the Citizen Leadership form and contact the Borough Clerk at 732-389-7601.
- Donald Bretzger
- Frederick Shea
- Constance Comberg
- Barbara Stark
- Michael Mesi
- Louis Kane
- Kathy Geren
- Judith Bretzger, Chair