BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently approved several resolutions for the insertion of special revenue items in the 2019 municipal budget, including radon testing kits, Target gift cards and high school mentors.
The first resolution passed by the council at its Oct. 21 meeting was the purchase of $2,000 worth of radon testing kits, to be offered free to township residents, according to township administrator James Naples.
“Radon is a carcinogen,” said council vice president Howard Norgalis.
The second resolution was for $2,000 worth of Target department store gift cards, through the Heroes and Helpers Grant. Naples said the cards were paid for by Target, while the Bridgewater PBA took needy area families to shop at one of the chain’s stores.
The third resolution was for $5,000 for the Youth Services Commission-Newcomers Club, which is for high school students who are new to the Bridgewater area. The club pairs them with age-appropriate mentors, and had last served over 90 students.
“It’s from the freeholders,” said Naples.
Councilwoman Christine Henderson Rose added that it was a competitive grant.
“And we win it,” Naples said.