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Township Council Votes To Buy Nearly $300,000 In Equipment, Vehicles

Township Council Votes To Buy Nearly $300,000 In Equipment, Vehicles

Nearly $300,000 in purchases for the police, public works and fire prevention departments were approved December 10 by the Township Council. The council voted to award Atlantic Uniform Company of Belleville a $94,530 contract for the purchase of bullet proof vests for police officers. Kimco USA of Marshall, Illinois was awarded an $84,704.84 contract for […]

Township Looks To Add More Electric Car Charging Stations

Township Looks To Add More Electric Car Charging Stations

The township is adding another electric car charging station to its inventory, with more to come, but the “free ride” now given to electric car owners may end. The Township Council at its November 26 meeting formally accepted a $12,000 grant to install a charging station in Middlebush Park. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said that […]

Dog Park Eyed For Consolata Property

Dog Park Eyed For Consolata Property

The township is considering creating a dog park on part of the former Consolata Missionaries property on Route 27. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker made the revelation at the November 26 Township Council meeting, in response to a suggestion from a resident. David Triggs, a member of the township’s Open Space Advisory Committee, suggested that some […]

Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Senior Softball League Reps Looking For Better Field Conditions

Two representatives of the township’s Senior Softball League were told November 13 that conditions on their playing fields would improve by next season. The word came from Alice Osipowitz, the township’s recreation director, who told the two representatives that a meeting on park playing field conditions had been held recently, and that maintaining those fields […]

Public’s Input Sought For School District Community Rooms At Consolata

Public’s Input Sought For School District Community Rooms At Consolata

Some of the rooms will be ready to use by early next month, but township officials want the public’s input on designing the rest of the public spaces at the Board of Education’s new administrative campus on Route 27. The board acquired the buildings at the former Consolata Mission property through a land swap with […]

Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

The resurfacing and curb ramp work on a section of Amwell Road is scheduled to begin on Oct. 17 and last through Oct. 24. The work entails milling and paving Amwell Road between Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes, and installing ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Amwell intersections of Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes. According to […]

Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Township Council Approves PBA Contracts With 3%, 2% Raises

Members of Franklin Township PBA Local 154 will receive 2 percent and 3 percent salary hikes during the course of new 5-year contracts approved Sept. 25 by the Township Council. The contracts had previously been ratified by the membership of PBA 154 and the PBA 154 Supervisory Officers Association. The contracts are retroactively in effect […]

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

A repaving project on a section of Amwell Road is expected to begin later this month and extend into October. Amwell between DeMott and Cedar Grove lanes will be repaved, and new ADA-compliant traffic and pedestrian signalization will be installed at the Amwell intersections of DeMott and Cedar Grove, said Somerset County engineer Matt Loper. […]

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

Township Looks At Creating ‘Grandparents’ Park’ At Willow Avenue And New Brunswick Road

The township is considering building a “multi-generational” park at the corner of New Brunswick Road and Willow Avenue. The park, also known as a “grandparents’ park,” would be built on about an acre of the 24.63 acres of Green Acres open space the township owns at that corner, Tara Kenyon, the township’s open space consultant, […]

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

End Is Seen For Boil Water Alert South Of Route 518

The end of a temporary boil water alert for nearly 60 properties in the Route 27 area, south of Route 518, could be just weeks away, a state spokesman said on Aug. 28 The 58 properties have been on the boil water alert since July, when issues with the state Department of Transportation’s 10 Mile […]

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