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Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Members of Franklin Township PBA Local 154 will receive 2 percent and 3 percent salary hikes during the course of new 5-year contracts approved Sept. 25 by the Township Council. The contracts had previously been ratified by the membership of PBA 154 and the PBA 154 Supervisory Officers Association. The contracts are retroactively in effect […]

Milestone Achieved With Youth Center Groundbreaking

Milestone Achieved With Youth Center Groundbreaking

A day that Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois has thought about for years arrived Aug. 15 with the groundbreaking of the Franklin Township Youth Center on Lewis Street. Targeted for the land that once held the Somerset Community Action Program headquarters, the 24,000-square-foot, $9.8 million youth center is expected to be open by September 2020. Francois […]

Township Council Approves Public Safety Director; Nationwide Search Expected

Township Council Approves Public Safety Director; Nationwide Search Expected

The township is expected to launch a nationwide search to fill its newly created Public Safety Director position. The Council created the position Aug. 13 in a unanimous vote to approve amendments to the police ordinance. The Public Safety Director will replace the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police positions, which the ordinance amendment also […]

Township Council Approves $900K In Police Purchases

Township Council Approves $900K In Police Purchases

More than $900,000 worth of vehicles and equipment for the township police department were approved June 25 by the Township Council. The purchases were for a total of 14 vehicles and 59 digital radios. The Council approved the purchase of 12 2020 Ford Interceptor police SUVs – 10 marked and two unmarked – for a […]

Township Youth Center Construction Contract Awarded

Township Youth Center Construction Contract Awarded

Construction of the long-awaited township youth center project will begin next week, with work starting on the center’s parking lot. That was the word from Township Councilwoman Kimberly Francois (D-At Large) who spoke before the Council approved a $9.8 million contract for the youth center’s construction at the Council’s June 25 meeting. The parking lot, […]

Township Council Awards Contracts To 12 Engineering Firms

Township Council Awards Contracts To 12 Engineering Firms

A dozen engineering firms received professional service contracts from the Township Council at its May 28 meeting. Each contract is worth up to $300,000. The firms receiving the contracts were: BANC3 Engineering, Inc., 300 Alexander Park, Suite 300, Princeton, NJ 08540 Boswell Engineering, 330 Phillips Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07606 Carroll Engineering of NJ, LLC, 105 […]

Mayor Kramer Announces Pothole Reporting Contest, $50 Restaurant Gift Certificates As Prizes

Mayor Kramer Announces Pothole Reporting Contest, $50 Restaurant Gift Certificates As Prizes

A tasty incentive for township residents to report potholes on Franklin streets was announced May 14 by Mayor Phil Kramer. In an effort to repair as many potholes as possible before next winter, Kramer  announced a contest that will feature gift cards to township restaurants. Here’s how it works: residents who see a pothole on […]

Contract Awarded For Naaman Williams Park Pool Resurfacing

Contract Awarded For Naaman Williams Park Pool Resurfacing

After a false start, the Township Council on April 23 awarded a $157,000 contract to resurface the Naaman Williams pool. The pool was closed last July after a crack was discovered in it. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the April 23 meeting the pool would be open in time for the swimming season. Stardust […]

Township Council Introduces $4.4 Million Ordinance For Purchases And Improvements, Including 10 Police Cars

Township Council Introduces $4.4 Million Ordinance For Purchases And Improvements, Including 10 Police Cars

An ordinance authorizing $4.4 million for capital projects and equipment purchases – including 10 police cars – was introduced at the April 23 Township Council meeting. The township will issue $4,151,891 in bonds and put a cash down payment of $218,521 to pay for the work and purchases. According to the ordinance, the money has […]

Township Council Introduces $1.8 Million Road Reconstruction Ordinance

Township Council Introduces $1.8 Million Road Reconstruction Ordinance

An ordinance creating a $1.8 million road reconstruction program was introduced April 23 by the Township Council. The Council will pay for the work with $1,662,500 in bonds and an $87,500 cash down payment. The work will entail milling, paving and resurfacing all or part of the targeted streets. The streets included in the program […]

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