BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite one vote against from councilman Matthew Moench, the Township Council approved a resolution to authorize an agreement between the township and Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education for hazardous busing.

The cost of the contract is $242,699.

Hazardous busing is used to bring students to schools when they live less than 2 miles from a school, and would therefore not receive regular busing. Hazardous busing is provided to students living off major roads, like Route 22, or other locations where it would be considered too dangerous to walk.

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Council president Howard Norgalis said the busing is also for Bridgewater students who attend parochial schools.

The township and Board of Education, as well as Raritan Borough, have been approving this agreement for years.

The Board of Education is expected to approve it at Tuesday's meeting.

  • The council also approved an ordinance prohibiting parking along certain portions of Jackson Street, except by permit. Residents living along that street had requested this change because workers at Arbor Glen, on the same street, had been parking on the street near the houses, instead of in the employee parking lot at the building.