BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township council recently approved several resolutions for more than $300,000 worth of professional engineering, surveying and inspection services.

Those five resolutions were ratified unanimously by the municipal governing body July 6, along with resolutions authorizing the issuance of COVID-19 expansion permits to three local food service establishments.
 
Mayor Matthew Moench said the engineering resolutions are part of a commitment concerning funding for the work.
 

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“We were thrilled to get the money,” he said, while noting that the town has been sitting on some of the funding as far back as 2017.
 
The council first approved an agreement with Pennoni Associates, Inc., out of Philadelphia, to provide engineering and related services for various locations of the 2020 Paving Program Sidewalk ADA Ramp and Inlet Improvement Project. The cost is $60,000, and will be funded through the township’s 2017 capital bond.


 
The council then voted to hire Maser Consulting, P.A., out of Red Bank, for the BWT-7 Roadway Improvement Project on Adams Court, Adams Road, Martin Court and Winslow Drive. The amount is for $61,200, and will be funded through the 2019 capital bond.
 
The third resolution was approved for services for the BWT-8 Roadway Improvement Project (Barrington Road and Sudbury Lane) to Remington and Vernick Engineers II, Inc., out of Haddonfield, for $68,955 and to be funded through the 2019 capital fund.
 
The fourth project resolution was approved for services for the Running Brook Road Improvement Project (entire length) to McMahon Associates, Inc., out of Yardville, for $110,670, funded through the 2019 capital bond.


 
The fifth and final project resolution was approved for Remington and Vernick Engineers II, Inc., out of Haddonfield, for $61,235 that will be funded through the 2017 capital bond. The project will take care of the entire length of the Delaware Drive Improvement Project.
 
“We’re hoping to be done this year,” said deputy township administrator Wells Winegar, with the uncompleted projects targeted to be finished in 2021.
 
The three plenary retail license resolutions dealt with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of New Jersey (“ABC”), allowing certain Bridgewater establishments to re-open and serve patrons in outdoor areas, with the ABC issuing temporary permits known as COVID-19 Expansion of Premises Permits.
 
The issuance of such licenses were authorized by the council to Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food, at 400 Commons Way; Applebee's Grill and Bar, at 640 Promenade Boulevard; and
TGI Fridays, at 395 Route 202/206.
 
“It allows them to move into the great outdoors,” said council president Howard Norgalis, who added he hoped the resolutions will help those businesses.