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Township Council Approves Purchase, Contract Amendments

Township Council Approves Purchase, Contract Amendments

The purchase of a data storage unit and amendments to several contracts were approved by the Township Council at its Oct. 24 meeting. The council approved a $70,000 contract with Starnet Solutions of Farmingdale for a data storage unit to replace an aging one in the township’s data center. The purchase was made through a […]

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Township Council Changes Funding Method Of Consolata Property Purchase

Township Council Changes Funding Method Of Consolata Property Purchase

As promised, the Township Council Oct. 24 began the process to change the way it will fund the purchase of the 65-acre Consolata property on Route 27. The $14,090,000 price for the property was initially funded from the township’s capital account. Mayor Phil Kramer said in May that that would probably change. On Oct. 24, […]

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Taxes At Work: Township Council Awards More Than $450,000 In Contracts

Taxes At Work: Township Council Awards More Than $450,000 In Contracts

Contracts worth more than $450,000 were awarded Oct. 10 by the Township Council. The council approved a $400,000 contract with Total Lawn Care & Landscape Services of Somerset for 20 snow plowing routes for the 2017-2018 snow season. The rate for the contract is $175 per hour for each truck, and the contract can be […]

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Taxes At Work: School Board Approves Contracts, Construction Project Change Orders

Taxes At Work: School Board Approves Contracts, Construction Project Change Orders

The Board of Education at its Sept. 28 meeting approved a number of contracts for the current school year. The board approved: A $12,460 “as needed” contract with SHOOP SBA, of Fairfield to provide business office consultant services, to complete the transition of the full-time Assistant Superintendent for Business, from Aug. 22 to Oct. 31. […]

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Video Story: Township Firefighters Train To Save Their Lives

Video Story: Township Firefighters Train To Save Their Lives

Firefighters from East Franklin and Community fire departments converged on the Rutgers Plaza parking lot Oct. 7 for training in newly purchased gear designed to save their lives. Called bailout gear, the equipment consists of rope, a hook, a device to aid in descending the rope and a carabiner, which is a metal lop that […]

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School Board Awards Contract For Complete Rebuilding Of FHS Tennis Courts

School Board Awards Contract For Complete Rebuilding Of FHS Tennis Courts

Franklin High School tennis teams may have their real home court to play on come this spring. The Board of Education on Sept. 29 awarded an $847,917 contract to Halecon, Inc. of Bridgewater to reconstruct the school’s tennis courts, which haven’t been used in years. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said the contract was awarded at […]

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$1 Million State Grant Allows For Refund Of Pre-K Tuition

$1 Million State Grant Allows For Refund Of Pre-K Tuition

Township parents with children in the district’s Pre-K program are getting an unexpected surprise: a refund of the nearly $6,000 tuition. District officials announced Sept. 28 that the state has approved a $1.1 million Preschool Education Expansion Aid grant for the 2017-18 school year. The money will be used toward reimbursements of the tuition paid […]

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Bunker Hill Road Resurfacing Set To Start Sept. 29

Bunker Hill Road Resurfacing Set To Start Sept. 29

The resurfacing of Bunker Hill Road from Canal Road to Route 27 is set to start during the evening of Sept. 29. The work will also encompass part of Canal Road and the Griggstown Causeway, according to an announcement from the township. Work will be done from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, […]

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Little Rocky Hill Water Main Woes May Be Ending

Little Rocky Hill Water Main Woes May Be Ending

It looks as though issues with the state have been resolved, and the woes associated with a water main in Little Rocky Hill may finally be coming to an end. Township Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1) made the announcement at the Sept. 26 council meeting. Chase has been working on getting the main replaced for […]

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Middlebush Park Concession Stand Ready For Use

Middlebush Park Concession Stand Ready For Use

The long-awaited concession stand at Middlebush Park is ready for use. That was the word Sept. 19 from Township Manager Robert Vornlocker. The stand, which cost about $500,000, was hoped to have been operational by the beginning of the month. But, as Vornlocker explained to the Township Council on Sept. 12, there were some issues. […]

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