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Township’s AM Radio Station Ready For Emergencies

Township’s AM Radio Station Ready For Emergencies

Township residents looking for information during emergencies now have another outlet, an AM radio station. WRBX 655 AM 1630 has been live for a couple of months, the end result of an effort started in 2017 by Mayor Phil Kramer. In August 2017, the Township Council awarded a $73,018 contract to a Michigan-based company for […]

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Online Transaction ‘Safe Zone’ Created In Front Of Police Station

A “safe zone” for residents to conduct online business exchanges will be established in front of police headquarters under an ordinance approved at the Oct. 9 Township Council meeting. The brainchild of Councilman Will Galtieri (D-Ward 2), the zone is meant to give online sellers and buyers some “peace of mind” when transacting their business, […]

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Catalpa Park Construction Start Delayed Until Next Year

Catalpa Park Construction Start Delayed Until Next Year

Construction on Catalpa Park has been put off for about a year due to permitting issues. The first phase of the park, bordered by Old Vliet and South Middlebush roads, was expected to be open by this fall. But a realignment of the driveway into the proposed park triggered the need for more stream crossing permits […]

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Township Council Approves Purchase Of Five Electric Cars

Township Council Approves Purchase Of Five Electric Cars

The township motor pool will be a little “greener” soon, now that the Township Council has approved the purchase of five electric cars for its fleet. The cars, along with six charging stations that have yet to be purchased, were anticipated in the 2018 budget. The council at its Aug. 14 meeting approved the $188,312.50 […]

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Township Council Votes To Support Medical Marijuana Facilities In Franklin

Township Council Votes To Support Medical Marijuana Facilities In Franklin

A resolution expressing support for medical marijuana facilities locating in certain sections of the township was unanimously approved Aug. 14 by the Township Council. The resolution states that the council is supportive of medical marijuana facilities – cultivators, processors and distributors – being located in the township’s M-1 and M-2 zones, which are light industrial […]

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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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