Government

Bridgewater Council Approves Resolutions for Police Purchases, More

c16bc2b07e85e3a6ca3e_Bridgewater_municipal.jpg
c16bc2b07e85e3a6ca3e_Bridgewater_municipal.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council’s ratification of a series of resolutions on Nov. 9 included making budget transfers, securing body armor for police officers and dealing with continuing road improvements. 

All resolutions passed unanimously by vote of the five council members.

The council first authorized budget transfers for fiscal year 2017 appropriations in the amount of $89,082 in the current fund. Township administrator James Naples said that such measures can only be carried out after November, when monies can be moved into areas that are short of funds.

Sign Up for E-News

The council also canceled current appropriations for $68,296. This included the salary for a library vendor, where the county lowered the cost, with other items under discussion, according to the council. 

Naples added that it was for non-cleaning items, such as room set-ups.

The council also approved the purchases of police body armor and bulletproof vests. One resolution allows for a special item of revenue in the 2017 budget for $6,686 for the NJ Body Armor Replacement Fund, while the second appropriates $8,769 for the 2017 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant. 

Naples said that bulletproof vests have a limited shelf life, and needed to be periodically replaced.

In addition to these payments, the council approved the purchase of an emergency pump system from Reiner Pump Systems for the Gilbride Pumping Station. The cost is $43,600, and comes from the 2017 Sewer Operating Fund. 

Naples said he had visited the station 13 years ago, and that a replacement pump had also been procured nine years ago.

“They go through a lot of wear and tear,” he said.

In addition to purchases, the council authorized a change in scope to a professional services contract for additional detail design services for more drainage and a storm water detention system for the Hillcrest Road Improvement Project. The contract price with the firm of Keller and Kirkpatrick, Inc. rose from $64,700 to $77,425, an increase of $12,725.

“This will complete the improvement on Hillcrest Road,” Naples said.

He added that one neighbor had not allowed an easement through their property.

“This will finally resolve it,” he said.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, February 23, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art , Bedminster

Dan Bischoff: Critic As Artist

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, February 23, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

Keepers of the Chroma: An Exhibition Regarding ...

Arts & Entertainment

Raritan Police: Warren Man Arrested for DWI and More in Police Blotter

February 17, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A Warren man was arrested Feb. 1 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle violation, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

Wayne Krause, 68, was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and speeding after being pulled over on Route 22 West.

Krause was processed and released pending a court appearance.

Police made other arrests for ...

Grape Expectations Hosts Wine Tastings

February 23, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Grape Expectations, recognized as the oldest “Make Your Own Wine” establishment in Somerset County, will host wine tastings the next two weekends for those curious about wines made from grapes harvested in South Africa and Chile in South America.

Tastings are scheduled Feb 24, from noon to 4 p.m.; March 2 from 5 p.n. to 9 p.m. and March 3 from noon to 4 ...

Somerville Merchants Endorse Plan to Reduce Parking Lot Fees

February 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough’s controversial parking fees are set to undergo another revision, with hourly parking reduced from 75 to 50 cents in municipal lots 1,2,4 and 6, according to a merchant-driven plan endorsed by Mayor Ellen Brain.

The $1 hourly rate for parking on Main Street will remain the same, according to the mayor.

The hours of enforcement will also be changed to ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...