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Bridgewater Approves Resolution for Police Cruiser Purchase, CDBG Applications

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is purchasing a new police cruiser for the department, and has also accepted community development block grant applications from several local non-profit organizations for proposed local projects, according to resolutions passed unanimously at a recent council meeting. 
 
The first resolution approved was to submit a grant application and execute a grant contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for up to $46,014 through the 2017 Highway Safety Fund for the purchase of a fully-equipped black-and-white 2017 Ford Interceptor Sedan all-wheel drive police vehicle, including a laptop computer with case.
 
The second resolution was for applications for the 2018 Somerset County Community Development Block Grant for four non-profit organizations with intended projects within Bridgewater. They include Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties; Visions and Pathways; Middle Earth; The PeopleCare Center, and; Interfaith Hospitality Network.
 
 
The projects themselves were not disclosed.
 
According to their respective websites: CASA advocates for children living in foster care under the jurisdiction of the NJ Family Court; Visions and Pathways is a safe haven for abused, homeless and other disadvantaged youth; Middle Earth provides services to Somerset County teens and adolescents with the goal of making them responsible and productive citizens; Interfaith Hospitality Network empowers homeless families in Somerset County to attain independence; and PeopleCare serves as a community center for groups and agencies across Somerset County.
 
The council also held two public hearings at the meeting, and both ordinances passed unanimously without any public comment. The first permitted the township to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limitations and establish a cap bank for the 2018 calendar year. 
 
The second ordinance allows the township to renew a lease agreement with the Martin Luther King Youth Center of Somerville Manor, Inc., on Prince Rodgers Avenue, at the annual rental of $1 per year.

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