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Taxes At Work: Township Council Awards More Than $450,000 In Contracts

Taxes At Work: Township Council Awards More Than $450,000 In Contracts

Contracts worth more than $450,000 were awarded Oct. 10 by the Township Council. The council approved a $400,000 contract with Total Lawn Care & Landscape Services of Somerset for 20 snow plowing routes for the 2017-2018 snow season. The rate for the contract is $175 per hour for each truck, and the contract can be […]



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Little Rocky Hill Water Main Woes May Be Ending

Little Rocky Hill Water Main Woes May Be Ending

It looks as though issues with the state have been resolved, and the woes associated with a water main in Little Rocky Hill may finally be coming to an end. Township Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1) made the announcement at the Sept. 26 council meeting. Chase has been working on getting the main replaced for […]



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Dump Trucks, Police Radio Systems Upgrade Among Items Purchased By Township Council

Dump Trucks, Police Radio Systems Upgrade Among Items Purchased By Township Council

Among the goods and services purchased were: $36,700 for shade trees for Middlebush Park from Northern Nurseries of Somerset. The cost is for the trees only, the township’s Department of Public Works will plant them. $73,742.58 for two 2017 10-foot Stainless Steel Dump Bodies, $36,871.29 each. The bodies will be installed on: Two 2018 Model […]



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Coming Soon To Airwaves: Township Emergency AM Radio Station

Coming Soon To Airwaves: Township Emergency AM Radio Station

A $73,000 contract to create an AM radio station for the township was awarded to a Michigan-based company by the Township Council. The station – the frequency of which has not yet been determined – is mainly envisioned to serve as a way to reach township residents with important information during emergencies, especially during widespread […]



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Township Council Approves $242,000 In CDBG Grants

Township Council Approves $242,000 In CDBG Grants

More than $240,000 in Community Development Block Grant applications were approved Aug. 8 by the Township Council. CDBG grants, as they are known, originate at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and are used to help communities “address a wide range of unique community development needs,” according to the program’s web site. According […]



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Township Council Green-Lights Final Planning Of Catalpa Park

Township Council Green-Lights Final Planning Of Catalpa Park

Catalpa Park could be open by the fall of 2018, now that the Township Council has green-lighted the final concept plan. The park’s two cricket pitches – the source of much of the controversy over the park during the past three years – should be ready for play by the spring of 2019, according to […]



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UPDATED: Officials: Somerset County YMCA Board Approves Of Site In Township, Could Be Consolata Property

UPDATED: Officials: Somerset County YMCA Board Approves Of Site In Township, Could Be Consolata Property

Update: Franklin Township is one of three towns in Somerset County identified as possible branch sites, Somerset County YMCA David Carcieri said in an email. Carcieri declined to name the other two, but wrote that “the interest and enthusiasm of Franklin township officials, and the community, have been the catalyst for advancing this opportunity.” “Franklin […]



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Ari Drive Chain Brings Residents To Township Council

Ari Drive Chain Brings Residents To Township Council

The chaining off of Ari Drive at Julie Court was once again a hot topic during a Township Council meeting. Most of the residents of streets affected by the chains who showed up at the May 30 council meeting praised the decision, but there were some who opposed it. The council on Feb. 14 voted […]



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Township Council Approves Contracts

Township Council Approves Contracts

The Township Council at its May 9 meeting approved several contracts for goods and services. Among the actions taken by the council: Approved a correction in a 3-year contract with Lightpath of Jericho, NY for the township’s telephone system. The original contract set a limit of $2,400 per month, but, according to a memo from […]



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Township Closes On $14 Million Purchase Of Consolata Missionaries Property

Township Closes On $14 Million Purchase Of Consolata Missionaries Property

What some township officials called the best land purchase in township history was closed on May 11, when papers were signed for the $14 million purchase of the 65-acre Consolata Missionaries tract on Route 27. Consolata representatives, township officials and others were on hand in the Township Council chamber for the closing, for which an […]



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