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Proposed ‘Grandparents’ Park’ Plan May Be Dead

Proposed ‘Grandparents’ Park’ Plan May Be Dead

A controversial plan to build a small park on Willow Avenue, near New Brunswick Road, appears to be dead, according to a comment made by a Township Councilwoman. Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) made the announcement in the midst of a conversation on another topic during the township Redevelopment Agency’s regular meeting on January 25. […]

Bench Replacement, Sponsorship, Could Be On Horizon For Township Trails

Bench Replacement, Sponsorship, Could Be On Horizon For Township Trails

The township is looking into replacing deteriorating benches along trails, and may open up purchases to the public. In a plan discussed at the January 19 Open Space Advisory Committee meeting, residents would be able to “sponsor” the new benches, and dedicate them to loved ones or organizations. Many of the wooden benches that line […]

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 […]

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

The township is considering building a “multi-generational” park at the corner of New Brunswick Road and Willow Avenue. The park, also known as a “grandparents’ park,” would be built on about an acre of the 24.63 acres of Green Acres open space the township owns at that corner, Tara Kenyon, the township’s open space consultant, […]

D&R Canal Commission Drops Support For Proposed Pedestrian Bridge Off Easton Avenue, Killing Project

D&R Canal Commission Drops Support For Proposed Pedestrian Bridge Off Easton Avenue, Killing Project

Update: John Hutchison, the D&R Canal Commission’s executive director, shed more light on the issue. Hutchison said that at the March 20 commission meeting, it was learned that the new cost estimate for the bridge was $876,000, with a 10 percent contingency. “Commissioners agreed that in light of the revised cost estimate, that it may […]

Open Space Committee Wants To Share Laborers’ Cost With Township

Open Space Committee Wants To Share Laborers’ Cost With Township

Members of the township Open Space Advisory Committee are willing to shoulder some of the cost of laborers to help maintain township parks, but they want the township to chip in, too. The committee on Feb. 17 voted down a suggestion from the Township Committee that it shoulder the entire $100,000 cost of two new […]

Funding Ordinance Introduced For Castelton Park Renovations

Funding Ordinance Introduced For Castelton Park Renovations

An ordinance authorizing funding for the reconstruction of tennis and basketball courts at Castelton Park was introduced Aug. 12 by the Township Council. The council wants to earmark up to $275,000 for the project, which will involve reconstructing the park’s two tennis courts and two basketball courts. The money will come from the township’s Open Space […]

Historic Identification Sign Design Nixed by Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

Historic Identification Sign Design Nixed by Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

A proposed design for new historic village identification signs was shot down Dec. 3 by the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission gave Tiffany Delaney, the township’s special projects coordinator, a new set of guidelines for what chairman Andrew Burian said he hoped would be a more “elegant” design. The original plan, approved in October […]

Single-Stream Recycling Coming to the Township Next Summer

Single-Stream Recycling Coming to the Township Next Summer

Single-stream recycling is coming to the township. Township Councilman Ted Chase (Ward 1) told members at the Nov. 12 meeting that Somerset County wants to expand its pilot program, started earlier this year, into the township next year. The plan, he said, is to start the new pickups in June, “after extensive publicity.” Under single-stream […]

New Signs on Tap for Historic Districts

New Signs on Tap for Historic Districts

New identifying signs for the township’s three historic districts were approved by the Open Space Advisory Committee. The committee took the action at its Oct. 15th meeting. The plan still must be approved by the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Each district would get up to three signs, at a cost of between $1,200 and $1,500 […]

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