MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Township Committee, at its meeting Tuesday night, approved upgrades for re-aligning sewer pipes, renovating the Community Pool Complex, and other capital changes.

The first to be approved was $100,000 to be provided to re-align the sewer system of some streets. Committee member Gerald Ryan said that in order to make such improvements, the town was “spending more in capital, but less in debt” but also said that they are “under what they’re allowed to spend by state.”

The next ordinance to be approved was $200,000 for the Community Pool Complex and $2,651, 814 for other various capital improvements. Mayor Vic DeLuca said the money to make these changes is a lot to ask of the town, and that “we should be getting more from state and federal.”

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In other business, the committee acknowledged the Arc of Essex County for their help to the 30,000 people in Essex County they serve. DeLuca thanked them for their “compassion and confidence,” and helping some students be included in typical classroom settings.

DeLuca also officially proclaimed March Women’s History month.

Editor's Note: Brett Williams is a student at Kean University and wrote this article for a journalism class.