Sayreville approves funding for roadway repairs

SAYREVILLE – The Sayreville Borough Council has appropriated $3.8 million toward various road paving and reconstruction projects in the borough during the year.

On May 28, the council adopted a bond ordinance providing for the $3.8 million appropriation and authorizing the issuance of $3.4 million in bonds or notes to finance part of the costs. The remaining costs will be covered by a $401,350 grant received or expected to be received by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, according to the bond ordinance.

According to the ordinance, the purpose of the bond ordinance is to provide for paving and reconstruction of all or a portion of various roadways within the borough, including, but not limited to, Allgair Avenue, the Allgair Avenue Parking Lot, various roads within Hercules Village (including, but not limited to, Lena Street, Cheesequake Road, Haig Street, Foch Street, Pershing Avenue and Bailey Place), Church Street, Smullen Street, Oakwood Drive/Sheid Drive, and Ernston Road from the Garden State Parkway to Route 35.

The work on these roads, according to the bond ordinance, will include, but is not limited to, demolition and excavation, milling, paving, resurfacing and reconstruction of the roadways, roadway painting and striping, the repairing and/or removal and installation of sidewalks, driveway aprons, curbing, retaining walls and curb ramps, guardrails, and concrete improvements.

The bonds or notes have a useful life of 15 years, according to the bond ordinance.

In other business, the council passed resolutions awarding a contract not to exceed $44,803 to Tactical Public Safety for radio system and E911 (enhanced 911) maintenance and a contract not to exceed $34,638 to Gramco Business Communications for the purchase and installation of interview room sound and recording equipment at the Public Safety Complex.

Council members also passed resolutions appointing Kristy Bebert as a clerk in the water department and Steve Mozdzen as a sewer repairer in the sewer department, both effective June 1.

Additionally, council members passed a resolution appointing a grant writer in an amount not to exceed $2,000 in order to pursue a grant in the amount of $15,000 to be used for rescue jacks for motor vehicle extrication, through grant sponsor Firehouse Subs.

Finally, the council authorized Borough Engineer Jay Cornell to continue with ongoing remedial action activities as required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the underground storage tank removal at the Crossman Pump Station for a fee not to exceed $22,500.