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Updated: Township Council Action Expected On Contract For Three Cricket Pitches

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The Township Council is expected to award a contract to build cricket pitches at Naaman Williams and Weston Road parks.


Updated: The council voted to award Falak Construction the contract at its June 14 meting.

Original Story: The Township Council on June 14 is expected to award an $87,000 contract to build three cricket pitches in township parks.

Falak Construction of North Brunswick was the lowest of two bidders on the project, according to a memo written by township senior engineer Maureen Sturgeon.

One of the pitches will be built in Naaman Williams Park and two in Weston Road Park.

The total bid is $87,375.

The lack of cricket pitches in the township has been the source of agitation in some quarters for several years. Cricket enthusiasts have lobbied the Township Council and other bodies, such as the township recreation commission, to create more pitches because, they say, the current inventory cannot meet the need.

Cricket pitches were part of the reason for opposition to the proposed Catalpa Park, near South Middlebush and Old Vliet roads, with nearby residents worried about traffic and noise levels from the lengthy games.

 

 

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