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Council Briefs: Township Approves Roadwork

And the township accepts grants.

What follows is an account of actions taken on Feb. 4 by the Bridgewater Township Council, which, while not breaking news, are still of note.

Township approves change order for road improvement project

The council unanimously approved a resolution to authorize a change order decreasing the cost of the Roadway Improvement Project Oak Street, Sycamore Street to Perry Drive Project.

The project was done by S. Brothers Inc.

Because of a decrease in materials needed, the cost of the project has been lowered from $348,377.90 to $345,311.65.

Council accepts grant for remedial action

The council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Department of Environmental Protection in the amount of $115,525.11.

According to the resolution, the township applied for this grant through the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Municipal Grant Program for work at the new turf field next to the municipal building on Commons Way.

“This is the third payment we have received,” township administrator James Naples said. “We already paid because it was part of construction.”

Councilman Howard Norgalis said the clean-up has already taken place on the site.

Naples said the township has set up a reserve for these funds to pay future debts.

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