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Bridgewater Council Approves Police Vehicle Purchases and More

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a series of resolutions that will bring four new police vehicles to the municipality, while refunding sewer billing for a former business, and also authorizing a change order for a maintenance bond concerning Country Club Road.

The seven resolutions were passed together, as a package, by the five council members in a short meeting Oct. 2.

The first resolution awarded a total of $178,873 to Beyer Ford for the purchase of two 2017 Ford Police SUV Interceptor Black and Whites, plus two 2017 Ford Police All-Wheel Drive Sedan Interceptor Black and Whites. The acquisitions will be funded through the Somerset County Improvement Authority/Somerset Municipal Bank Program.

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Another resolution canceled the 2016 sewer billing for Block 581, Lot 2 in the township for $29,127. It will be replaced with new billing for 2016, for a total of $1,197 covering three units. Township Administrator James Naples said at the council’s work session Sept. 28 that the property was the old Fuddrucker’s restaurant site, which did not operate in 2016, and the resolution was to grant relief. 

The costs were based on prior usage, and all the equipment on site has been removed.

The final resolution concerning finances authorized a change order increase from $155,538 to $157,795 for final payment to Top Line Construction Corp. It authorized the acceptance of the project and the release of a performance guarantee plus the acceptance of a maintenance bond for the Country Club Road Improvement Project, funded through the 2017 Municipal Aid Fund.

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