KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following statement from Council President Lawrence Clementi.
One of the less than glamorous aspects of municipal government is making decisions on when to invest in capital projects.
Lately you may have noticed than the price of gas at your local service station has dropped. It also means that the cost of asphalt is dropping. The incentive may be for the Borough in our capital budget to explore whether or not it makes sense to use the surplus to broaden the amount of street repaving that can be accomplished. We need to look into this opportunity.
We recently reached an agreement with the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority as to the amount of inflow and infrastructure that must be completed. These improvements will cut back noticeably the cost that we must make to that authority for their services.
I see the potential investment in our street resurfacing as another example of a long time benefit to the structure of Kenilworth.