WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Town Council gave final approval for a $2.8 million project to replace the Department of Public Works garages and remediate the ground contamination at the site at Wednesday night's meeting.  The Council approved the issuance of bonds to finance the appropriation.

Mayor Paul Sarlo noted that this project was not a “luxury spend,” but had been a project that the town had known about for a quite a while, and had been pushing off each year.  It was also noted that the project will complete the remediation of soil that had been contaminated by two old fuel storage tanks at the site, and the Department of Environmental Protection had been working with the town on the project.

It was also noted that the two garages in question were built in 1922 and 1933, respectively.

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The measure passed by a unanimous vote.

The consent agenda and applications were also passed while there was no new business proposed at the meeting.

The next Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20, at 7 pm