BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Police uniforms and sidewalk improvements will be coming to Bridgewater Township, thanks to several resolutions that were unanimously approved by the township council.

The council approved a contract for $97,408 to Atlantic Tactical out of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. The agreement will provide Bridgewater police officers with uniforms, shoes and leather gear.

The council also authorized a pair of change orders for sidewalk improvements in the township.

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The first change order went from $66,000 to $56,358, a decrease of $9,642 or 14.6 percent, and also awarded final payment to AA Berms, LLC out of Belleville. The project will be funded through the township’s 2014 Capital Fund.

The second change order went from $65,230 to $58,499, a decrease of 10.3 percent or $6,730, and also awarded final payment to Al Neto Contractors Inc. out of Bridgewater. The project will also be funded through the township’s 2014 Capital Fund.



The council also unanimously ratified a final action ordinance that approved vacating a rectangular portion of an existing storm drainage easement about 6 feet wide and 157 feet long at 675 John Christian Drive. No one from the audience spoke during the public hearing, although council president Matthew Moench said that notice had been given to residents following the previous council meeting.

Township administrator James Naples said that only one resident had subsequently reached out to the township.

Councilman Allen Kurdyla said he had visited the property, which he added had given him a clear picture of the easement request and had also convinced him to support it, considering the layout of the property



“It’s of benefit to the residents,” said Kurdyla, who added that the effect on drainage and related issues would be minimal.

The council also introduced an ordinance approving the extinguishment of an existing access easement and a sanitary sewer easement for property on North Crossing Blvd. Naples said the matter dated back a while, and was no longer necessary due to a nearby cul de sac.

“We’re just closing it down,” he said.

Moench said he wished to see the impetus of the extinguishment, while councilman Filipe Pedroso wanted a copy of the survey. The public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the council meeting on Aug. 19.