New Providence Council Addresses Needed Street Repairs, Supports Idle-Free in School Zones

August 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – After a harsh winter and a wet spring, borough motorists can’t help but notice that many roads are in need of immediate attention.

To be sure, the Department of Public works responded quickly to filling pot holes, but more permanent solutions are necessary for many borough roads.

At this week’s Borough Council Meeting, the council approved a resolution to micro-pave eight streets at a cost of $120,000.

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In addition, improvements will be made to Union Avenue thanks to a $50,000 state grant, Councilman Jim Madden said.

Improvements to Central Avenue were recently completed as the council approved two resolutions totaling almost $245,000 to pay for the project. Madden said the borough saved $100,000 by purchasing necessary materials through the Morristown Co-op.

The council rejected all bids for projects to pave an addition to the Municipal Center parking lot and a small plot to add eight parking spaces on the borough owned property located behind Feathers Salon and Avenue Deli.

The projects will be rebid leveraging the borough’s relationship with the Morristown Co-op.

In other actions, the council also approved a resolution supporting Idle-Free New Jersey, which mandates that motorists turn off their engines after 10 seconds in a school zone.

“Not idling your car helps improve the air quality, and is better for the community, your car and your pocketbook,” Councilman Gary Kapner said.

The council also approved a resolution accepting the average of appraisals for Green Acres project acquisitions at 128 and 132 South Street which abut Veterans Park. There are two older homes on the property which will be removed to provide for passive recreation, Councilman Dr. Bob Robinson said.

Apparently when residents attended the free summer concerts at Centennial Park, they bring their appetites with them. At the last concert of the season, members of the New Providence Lions Club prepared and served 1,700 hot dogs, Councilman Armand Galluccio said.

The hot dogs were donated by the Prestige Diner and tubs of ice cream were provided by Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream.

Both Galluccio and Kapner were quick to recognize the efforts of Al Elefante and Jimmy Vardas for their efforts to put together this summer’s concert series.

Many local businesses generously contributed to making this summer a memorable experience. In addition to Prestige Diner, Zita’s and the Lions Club other benefactors include Braunschweiger Jewelers, Creative Wall Coverings and Interiors, Elefante Music and School for the Performing Arts, Lassus Wherley and Associates, Prudential New Jersey Properties Dr. Robert Robinson, DDS, and the New Providence Downtown Improvement District.

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