BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 27, will vote for final adoption, an ordinance allowing restaurants in town to seek approval outdoor dining into April 1, 2021. Currently, these outdoor accommodations are set to expire on Nov. 1, 2020.

The Berkeley Heights Town Council is also slated to accept funds from the county through a resolution on tonight's agenda. The funding comes from the CARES Act. This federal funding is distributed to county governments and is then redistributed to local municipalities for the reimbursement of COVID-19 related costs, according to the resolution. 

The resolution is an amendment where the original amount, not to exceed $300,000, has been increased to not exceed $760,000. The county reimbursement covers cost from March 1 through Dec. 15, says the resolution. 

Residents can view and participate in Tuesday’s meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m., through the online platform zoom. A link is available through the municipal website here. For an agenda of the Tuesday, Oct. 27 meeting and a further preview of items to be addressed by the council, please click here.