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Monday March 19, 2018


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Notes from the Township Administrator - November 2017

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops the Township is gearing up for winter weather. The Green Avenue Phase II improvements are nearing completion as is the Sycamore Lane Sidewalk project. Work will continue on the Oxbridge/Riverside Wastewater treatment plant consolidation. The sidewalk/walkway project funded by Somerset County should be completed by the end of December. The State of New Jersey Department of Transportation is continuing the Cruser Brook bridge replacement just south of the municipal building on Rt. 206.

The Department of Public Works is getting snowplows, sanders, and brining equipment ready for winter weather. They have spent a significant amount of time over the last month putting up snow fence, patching potholes; crack sealing pavement, and doing some sidewalk repair. The Township is now responsible for well over one hundred and sixty miles of municipal roadway. The Township is now able to track in real time the status of each snowplow route as each vehicle is equipped to report their location and the status of their plow route. This will help us in focusing our resources more effectively and provide with increased accuracy how quickly roads will be cleared for vehicular traffic.

Code Enforcement continues to be very busy with inspections for the new homes and commercial properties being constructed at Country Club Meadows, as well as renovations and additions being completed on existing homes. Inspections are done to insure proper construction in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code as adopted by the State of New Jersey.

As the end of the year approaches the Township staff has completed the draft budget for 2018 and is preparing for the year end closing of finances. At the same time preparations are being made for annual reorganization of the Township Committee in early January 2018.

Holidays are upon and many of us will be attending family dinners and holiday parties. Please drive safely and if you drink don't drive, have a designated driver. All levels of law enforcement will be focusing on DWI enforcement. Here's wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.

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