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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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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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Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Pickup of tree limbs downed in the several nor’easters that struck the township over the last month should be completed by early May, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the Township Council’s April 10 meeting. Vornlocker said that the Public Works Department has a full contingent of trucks and workers attacking the problem, and there […]

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Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Township residents who are waiting for limbs downed in the recent nor’easters to be picked up by township employees were asked to be patient at the March 27 Township Council meeting. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said that it looks as though it will take a month before all limbs are picked up, but there are […]

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Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Update: The Board of Education approved the tentative budget. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at its April 26 meeting. Original Story: The 2018-19 school year could see a more-than tripling in the number of armed police officers in township schools. Included in the proposed 2018-19 school year budget set to […]

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