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Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

Projected Opening Of Township Youth Center Set At Winter 2020

The long-awaited, much-anticipated township youth center could open its doors by the winter of 2020, the Township Council was told on June 13. It’s possible that opening could be maybe a month or so sooner, but not likely, members of the architectural firm hired to honcho the project told the council. That’s because final designs […]

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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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Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

Peace And Nonviolence Monument Park Plan Gets Council Boost; Could Cost $100,000

The township manager and attorney were given authorization May 22 to begin vetting a proposed peace and nonviolence monument park targeted for a piece of the former Consolata Mission property on Route 27. The park has long been a pet project of Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad (D-At Large). His vision is to erect bronze statues […]

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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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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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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: Proposed Township Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Updated: Proposed Township  Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Update: The budget was adopted at the council’s April 10 meeting. Original Story: The Township Council March 13 introduced a $61 million municipal budget for 2018 that carries with it a slight tax increase, but, thanks to an increase in property values, a slight decrease in the tax rate. The total proposed budget – $60,855,068 […]

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Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

The long-discussed township youth center could be open for business by September of 2019. That was the projection Feb. 13 by Martin Kimmel, one of the architects contracted by the township to design the facility, which is targeted for a 40,000-square-foot parcel on Lewis Street. The proposed 25,000-square-foot, three-story building could cost between $13 million […]

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Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Requests for new equipment and new staff positions highlighted the Township Council’s first hearing for the 2018 municipal budget on Feb. 12. This is the first of two expected hearings, during which department heads and Township Manager Robert Vornlocker appear before the council to make their case for requested money for the coming year. Vornlocker […]

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