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Park Pond Dredging Costs Less Than Expected

Park Pond Dredging Costs Less Than Expected

A pond dredging project at Colonial Park ended up costing about $300,000 less than anticipated. The Somerset County Freeholders at their Oct. 8 meeting are expected to authorize the final payment to Netcong-based Salmon Brothers for dredging and dam repair at Duck and Mettler’s ponds. The final cost will be $892,489.91, which is $307,470.09 less […]

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Homeowners Association to Donate $11,000 to Franklin Food Bank, Pay Township $130,000

The Hampton Chase Homeowners Association is putting itself out of business, but helping the Franklin Township Food Bank along the way. The association’s three-member board on Oct. 5 will donate more than $11,000 – in the form of liens on homes in the single-family development – to the Franklin Township Food Bank. The idea for […]

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Code Inspector’s Township Car to be Taken Home Again

Worries about the effect of a low insurance rating for the township’s code inspectors, the Township Council has decided to partially reverse a ban on taking township-owned cars home. The township’s chief multi-purpose inspector will be allowed to take his official car home, the council decided at its Sept. 24 meeting. This is so any […]

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Somerset County Library Branch Hosts Young Job Seeker Program

The Bound Brook branch of the Somerset County Library will host a free program for young job seekers at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the library, 402 E. High St. The program will be given by Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Training Associates. Topics include personal presentation, communication skills and interviews. Participants will also review their […]

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‘First Saturday’ Drop-off, E-Waste Recycling on Tap

The county’s First Saturday drop-off of clean textiles, tires and usual curbside items is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Somerset County Recycling Center, 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater. County residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, […]

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School Board Approves $8.4 Million Energy Saving Project

The school district is preparing to embark on an $8.4 million project predicted to save about 30 percent of the district’s energy costs. An “Energy Savings Improvement Program” was approved by the board at its Sept. 26 meeting. Through the program, the district is predicted to see cuts in energy as well as service and […]

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Asphalt Costs Boost Prices of Road Projects

A need for more asphalt in one road project and increases in the material’s cost in two others lead to a total $92,000 increase in the cost of those projects. The three projects total about $1.2 million. The Township Council approved change orders for the increases at its Sept. 24 meeting. The biggest increase came […]

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Contract to Repave Part of Canal Road Awarded to Somerville Firm

A Somerville firm is the winner of a nearly $400,000 contract to repave part of Canal Road and Market Street. The Township Council at its Sept. 24 meeting awarded Top Line Construction the $380,334.37 contract to repave Canal Road from Blackwells Mills Road to Market Street, and also market Street. Township manager Bob Vornlocker said […]

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Council to Purchase Nearly $300,000 in Goods and Services, Including Dump Truck

Nearly $300,000 in purchases were approved at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting. The big ticket on the agenda was for a dump truck with snow plow from Cambria Truck Center for $143,773. Also on the council’s shopping list were nine APX mobile radios from Motorola for $60,369.80; a set of FCS TriCorr Touch Correlator […]

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Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Former Township Councilman and prolific fundraiser Bill Grippo was honored at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting for his efforts in raising money for the annual 4th of July celebration. Councilman Carl R.A. Wright, D-Ward 1, presented the citation on behalf of the council. Wright noted that Grippo’s efforts resulted in the celebrations being held […]

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