BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee introduced two ordinances that would appropriate a total of $125,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund to upgrade roads and street lighting in the community.

The first ordinance appropriates $100,000 for the township’s road management plan, including the reconstruction, repair and mitigation of roads, draining and storm water systems around town. 

There are no specific plans yet for the $100,000, which would serve as a "placeholder" for future projects in Bedminster, Public Works Supervisor John Mantz told the committee this week.

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Committeman Doug Stevinson suggested that a project to allay the issues with flooding in the Tuttle Avenue neighborhood might also require engineering "to get rid of some of the water."

"We didn't think we were going to be eligible to submit for that and get DOT funding, so I am lookng at that as a project we're probably going to have to own," Stevinson said. 

The second ordinance appropriates $25,000 from the capital improvement fund for the purchase of new streetlights. The township's current stock of extra replacement streetlights is depleted, and the municipality would upgrade to more energy-efficient LED lights with the funding.

The public hearing for both ordinances is scheduled for June 21 at 7 p.m.