Township Council Approves Contracts

The Township Council approved several contracts at its May 9 meeting.

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 Justin Heyman, the township’s IT director, that was in error. The amount should have been not to exceed $2,550 per month, to account for federal regulator fees.
  • Approved a $71,000 joint services agreement with Somerset County Transportation to provide transportation to the township Community/Senior Center in the municipal complex. The amount represents a 1.5 percent increase over last year’s cost, according to Recreation Director Alice Osipowitz.
  • Approved a $12,000 contract with Super Science for Kids of Hackettstown to provide science camp from June 1 through Aug. 31. The contract will be funded by user fees, and will only proceed if there are enough registrations, Osipowitz wrote in a memo about the contract. The Hackettstown company was the only one to submit a bid for the program, she wrote.
  • Approved a $1,607.40 increase in a December 2016 contract to retrofit lighting at the Community/Senior center. The contract’s total will increase from $21,588.75 to $23,196.15. The extra money is for new fixtures and bulbs that were missed during the initial walk-thru for the project, according to a memo from Maureen Sturgeon, from the township’s engineering office.
  • Approved contracts for three appraisal firms, worth $30,000 each, for appraisals of township open space. The contracts were awarded to Sterling DiSanto & Associates of Somerville, Sholk Real Estate Appraisal & Consultation of East Brunswick, and Sockler Realty Services of Hightstown.
  • Approved the purchase of four 2017 Ford F350 pickup trucks with plows, for a total of $114,020, under the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contract . The trucks will be purchased from Ditschman/Flemington Ford in Flemington, which is the only dealership authorized to sell under the contract, according to a memo from Sturgeon.


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