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Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company Dedicates New Pumper Truck

Members of the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company capped off a three-year effort June 16 with the dedication of their new pumper truck. Technically, it’s called a Pierce-Arrow PUC Pumper, with the PUC being an acronym for Pierce Ultimate Configuration. The truck “allows us to put the maximum amount of equipment into the smallest piece of […]

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Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

The long-awaited, much-anticipated township youth center could open its doors by the winter of 2020, the Township Council was told on June 13. It’s possible that opening could be maybe a month or so sooner, but not likely, members of the architectural firm hired to honcho the project told the council. That’s because final designs […]

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Somerset County Seeks Hunting Rights Bids For Trap Rock Property

Somerset County Seeks Hunting Rights Bids For Trap Rock Property

Somerset County is looking for bids for hunting rights on four parcels it owns, including one in the township. The Franklin parcel consists of 149 acres and is known as the Stavola/Trap Rock parcel, which is bordered by Route 518, Canal and Old Georgetown roads. Somerset County bought most of the property in 2014 for […]

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Township Council Purchases Goods And Services, Including $524K For Playground Equipment

Township Council Purchases Goods And Services, Including $524K For Playground Equipment

The Township Council on May 22 approved a number of purchases of goods and services, including more than $500,000 in contracts for upgrades and equipment at several park playgrounds. Among the resolutions approved were: A $517,330.61 contract with Murray Paving & Concrete of Paramus for the first two phases of the municipal building window replacement […]

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Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

The township manager and attorney were given authorization May 22 to begin vetting a proposed peace and nonviolence monument park targeted for a piece of the former Consolata Mission property on Route 27. The park has long been a pet project of Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large). His vision is to erect bronze statues […]

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Little Rocky Hill Water Main Project Contract Awarded

Little Rocky Hill Water Main Project Contract Awarded

Residents along Route 27 in Little Rocky Hill should finally be able to take a proper shower by the end of the summer. And, more importantly, fire hydrants in that area will work. That’s because the Township Council at its May 8 meeting awarded a $5.6 million contract to Basking Ridge-based Dewcon, Inc. to re-line […]

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Construction Begins On Colonial Park Spray Park

Construction Begins On Colonial Park Spray Park

Construction is underway on the newest addition to Colonial Park: A spray park. The spray park should be open by late summer, a county engineer said Abraham General Construction of West Orange won the $819,036 contract for the park from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders in December, 2017. Located adjacent to the playground […]

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Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

The Board of Education awarded a number of contracts at its April 26 meeting. Contracts awarded were for: The purchase of security supplies from CDW for Cedar Hill Prep School in the amount of $1,136.87, using non-public funding, through Educational Services Commission of New Jersey. The purchase of security supplies from OnScene Technologies, Inc. for […]

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Our Taxes: Township Council Approves Purchases Of Goods And Services In April

Our Taxes: Township Council Approves Purchases Of Goods And Services In April

The Township Council voted to purchase a variety of goods and services during its two April meetings. During the April 14 meeting, the council: Awarded a $418,566 contract for the resurfacing of Woodlawn Road to Meci Inc of Clarksburg. Awarded a $32,000 contract for a “Community Forestry Hazardous Tree Assessment/Survey” to CME Associates of Parlin. […]

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School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

A $178 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes a slight decrease in the school portion of property taxes was approved April 26 by the Board of Education. The $178,220,898 total spending plan – an increase of $6,065,143 over the 2017-18 budget – includes funding for opening a new elementary school and placing […]

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