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Legality Of Township Leasing Six Mile Run Explored

Legality Of Township Leasing Six Mile Run Explored

Whether the township can legally lease the Six Mile Run Reservoir Site land from the state will be the topic of discussion soon between the Township Manager and township attorney. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said he would discuss the issue with township attorney Louis N. Rainone. Vornlocker did not sound optimistic about the idea being […]

$28K In Merit Bonuses Approved For Two School District Administrators

$28K In Merit Bonuses Approved For Two School District Administrators

More than $28,000 in merit bonuses for two district administrators were approved by the Board of Education at its August 27 meeting. Jonathan Toth, the district’s business administrator, earned $14,225.92 in bonuses, while Dan Loughren, the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, earned $14,281.73 in bonuses. The merit bonuses were based on percentages of the […]

Schools Superintendent Receives Final Merit Bonus Payment

Schools Superintendent Receives Final Merit Bonus Payment

The Board of Education on August 12 approved nearly $17,000 in merit bonuses for schools Superintendent John Ravally. This marks the last year that Ravally will be eligible for the bonuses. His new $230,000, 5-year contract, ratified in June, eliminates the bonuses in favor of a higher base salary than in previous contracts. Ravally was […]

Part Of Amwell Road To Be Closed For Construction

Part Of Amwell Road To Be Closed For Construction

A part of Amwell Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays from July 28 through August 8, according to the Somerset County Engineering Department. The part of the road to be closed is between Mettlers Road and Elizabeth Avenue. A marked detour will be in place. The road closure, necessitated by […]

Public Comments Sought For Proposed CDBG Money Disbursement

Public Comments Sought For Proposed CDBG Money Disbursement

Public comments are still being accepted for the township’s proposed plan on how to spend more than $500,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant program money. The money comes from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is used to support public services, public facilities and housing projects that service low-income communities. The […]

Township Council Makes More Than $1 Million In Purchases

Township Council Makes More Than $1 Million In Purchases

The Township Council on June 23 approved the purchase of more than $1 million in equipment and services. The purchases were: $351,613.50 to Z Brothers Construction of Sayreville for resurfacing of the Public Works parking lot at Ninth Street and Willow Avenue. $390,577 to DeSantis Construction of Somerset for the resurfacing of Jacques Lane. $30,000 […]

Schools Chief Gets New $230k Contract, Merit Bonus Eliminated

Schools Chief Gets New $230k Contract, Merit Bonus Eliminated

The Board of Education on June 18 approved a renegotiated contract with the schools Superintendent that gives him a hefty base salary increase while eliminating merit bonuses. Under the new five-year contract, Ravally’s salary will be $230,573 for the 2020-21 school year, $235,184 for the 2021-22 school year, $239,888 for the 2022-23 school year, $244,686 […]

Township Unlikely To Embrace ‘Defund The Police’ Movement

Township Unlikely To Embrace ‘Defund The Police’ Movement

Franklin Township is not likely to join the “defund the police” campaign that is arising across the country, officials said on June 11. The reason, officials say, is that the township police department isn’t funded to the extent that would make that practical. The comments came from Mayor Phil Kramer, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker and […]

Township To Distribute $161K To Small Businesses, Food Bank And COVID Testing

Township To Distribute $161K To Small Businesses, Food Bank And COVID Testing

The township will distribute about $161,000 to support the Franklin Food Bank, COVID testing, and to help township businesses retain employees. The money comes from a special Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation made through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Council members decided to allocate $85,933 to small township businesses, […]

Township Council Purchases Goods And Services Worth Nearly $14 Million

Township Council Purchases Goods And Services Worth Nearly $14 Million

Nearly $14 million in goods and services purchases were approved May 26 by the Township Council. The largest expenditure – $10,200,000 – was awarded to 17 companies for engineering consulting services. Each of the contracts is worth $600,000. The firms receiving the contracts are: Prestige Environmental, Inc., Somerset CME Associates, Parlin Van Cleef Engineering Associates, […]

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