Township Council Introduces Ordinances For $12.3 Million For Construction And Equipment


April 12:

All ordinances were approved on second reading.

Ordinances for various capital improvements and equipment purchases were introduced at the March 22 Township Council meeting.

The ordinances total $12,299,316. All of the projects were discussed during the council’s budget hearings earlier in the year.

Included in the ordinances introduced were:

  • A $1,333750 bond ordinance for the restoration of the Philips Road ravine and the purchase of the SCAP building on Lewis Street, on which the council hopes to build a youth center.
  • A $1,552,000 bond ordinance for the road resurfacing program. The 2016 program includes Alcorne Street, Annapolis Street,
    Apgar Drive, Arthur Avenue, Baker Street, Barker Road, Bates Court, Beck Avenue, Beekman Road, Belmont (from Pierce to Campus), Bennington Parkway, Buffa Drive, Burnham Street, Camner (from Berry), Campus Drive, Carmen Street, Central Avenue, Champlain Way, Cheddar Place, Chestnut Circle, Churchill (from Clyde to Veronica), Clifton Street, Club House Road, Coddington (from Annapolis to Wheeler), Cottontail Lane, Dahlia Road, Davidson Avenue (from Pierce to New Brunswick), DeMott Lane (from New Brunswick to Easton), Dennet Road, Derbyshire Lane, Doria Road, Douglas Avenue, Elm Street, Fairfield Road, Farrel Street, Forest Avenue, Gates Road, Gifford Court, Girard (from Arden to Belmar), Grant Street, Grier Road, Hamlet Court, Hill Avenue, Hillcrest (from Hamilton to Berger), Hillcrest (from Berger to Dutton), Hillcrest (from Dutton to Arden), Heller Park Lane, Irvington (from Easton to Dumont), Jefferson Street, Juli Court, Kee Avenue, Kuhn Street, Lafayette (from Vassar to Hamilton), Lake Avenue, Lewis (from Franklin to Baier), Lyndhurst Road, Maher Road, Markham Road, Miller Farm Road, Minetta Street, Montrose Road, Napoleon Court, Newkirk Road, Newton Court, Norfolk Road, Oak Place, Oakbrook Place, Patton Drive, Pershing (from Lewis to Hamilton), Petty Road, Ralph (from Matilda to Dead End), Randolph Road, Regent Street, Renefro Road, Richmond Drive, Rieder Court, Robert C. Keri, Rolling Hills Drive, Rosewood Court, Schevchenko, Sherman Circle, Sinclair Boulevard, Spring Street, Springfield Avenue, Sunny Court, Susan Drive, Sussex Court, Terry, Tripplet Road, Van Cleef, Vanderbilt Avenue, Vassar Street, Veronica Avenue, Viking Avenue, Weston Road, Wheeler (from Berger to Dead End), Wheeler (from Churchill to Hamilton), Wheeler (from Hamilton to Dead End), Willow (from New Brunswick to Dead End), Wilson Road (from Amwell to Smith), Windsor Court and Woodlawn Road, according to the ordinance.
  • A $3,952,750 bond ordinance for the Phase 1 design and construction of Catalpa Park, upgrades of playground equipment at Inman Park and the construction of Arlington Park. The council will also use $203,750 from the Open Space Trust Fund to pay for the work.
  • A $1,020,000 bond ordinance for capital improvements for the township’s Water Utility.
  • An ordinance appropriating $2,852,316 from the capital improvement fund for “two construction vehicles, two Stirling Body Replacements, one Mason dump truck with plow, one Pick-up truck with a plow, one marked police utility vehicle, four marked and unmarked police interceptor utility vehicles, emergency lighting and equipment for police vehicles, 10 Panasonic tough book computers for the police vehicles, and seven mobile radios for the police vehicles; and annual Technology improvements, including but not limited to all data processing components of the annual IT Replacement program, including but not limited to computers, laptops, printers, servers and related hardware and software, Security hardware end of life replacements, replace/upgrade Council Chambers and Recreation’s Community Center and portable audio visual equipment and digital signage, and the installation of new audio visual/teleconferencing equipment Franklin Township In Somerset County
    in Municipal conference rooms; and multi-purpose upgrades to Municipal buildings and equipment, including but not limited to replacement (with trade-in) of the Police Department Glock 9mm firearms and magazines, replacement of the PS Battery System, and five (additional) Radar signs, carpet replacement in the Community Center, Public Safety building (phase 3), and Municipal Building, including the Clerk, Administration and Fire Prevention Departments, Fire Sprinkler Upgrades (phase 2) to the Community Center, HVAC Replacement (phase 1) to the Public Safety Building, Employee locker room improvements in the Public Works (DPW) Building, the DPW Fence repair/replacement (phase 2), and Re-roof the Pole Barn. (3) Also included are the following Township Infrastructure improvements, including but not limited to a significant percentage of the annual Township Road Resurfacing program, BOE-related sidewalk improvements, and dedication of funds towards the Canal Road Guide Rail Replacement (phase 4),” according to the ordinance.
  • An ordinance appropriating $438,000 from the capital improvement fund for the Water Utility for “the annual valve replacement program, the annual hydrant replacement program, automated meter readers and transmitters, (ii) Repave 12 Berry Street Driveway apron; (iii) Purchase of one (1) utility body vehicle with plow; and one (1) pick-up truck with plow, and one (1) utility trailer,” according to the ordinance.
  • An ordinance appropriating $800,000 from the Open Space Trust Fund for “the purchase of park security cameras for 3 parks, AED’s for parks, Bobcat lawn mower, 16’ landscape trailer and 16’ enclosed trailer, and 10 Big Belly Trash enclosures and (ii) improvements to various parks including, but not limited to, the repair and rehabilitation of the basketball courts at Bascum, Rutgers Heights, Nassau & East Millstone Parks; Synthetic Turf Pitch for Westin I, Weston II & Williams Parks; Miscellaneous improvements & ADA Access per Action Plan; Permeable pavers for Middlebush Park (between fields); and a shade structure for Inman Tennis & Pickleball Courts,” according to the ordinance.

The ordinances will receive public hearings and final votes in April.

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