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West Orange Township Council Approves Road Upgrades and New Valley Substation

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

July 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In a fairly low-key township council Public meeting, plans were approved for $990,425 in road improvements and a $352,000 construction contract for the Valley Police Substation.

The 5-0 vote for road improvements, Resolution 137-14, will make improvements to Oak Crest Road, Hickory Road, Beech Road, Amos Street, Ashland Avenue, Wellington Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Oak Ridge Road, Pine Street and Birch Street.

After a presentation by Shauger group regarding Resolution 138-14, which would renovate the Valley Substation at 549 Valley Road, the council voted on its approval 4-1, with Councilman Krakoviak the no vote.

The renovations will provide a new home for the West Orange Police Traffic Department and its vehicles, including motorcyles, and provide the department with an entrance for the public. Krakoviak questioned the cost, particularly the $12,000 for signs, which Shauger group explained would probably be less than half that cost. 

Resolution 139-14 to approve $15,350 for remediation at the Firehouse at 280 Pleasant Valley Way and the old Public Works Garage at 6-8 Lindsley Avenue, was passed 4-1, Krakoviak again voting no.

All other agenda items were unanimously passed, including Resolution 132-14, which provides the Mayor and Town Administrator to execute the Memorandum of Agreement between the township and Local 560, comprised of various township personnel, and all readings on Second and Final Ordinance.

The July 22 council meeting may be viewed in its entirety at . The next scheduled township council meeting will be held on August 12, beginning at 6:30 pm with the Conference Agenda, at town hall located at 66 Main Street.