MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It's about to get busy in the Township of Middletown as the Township committee introduced in a $3,671,500 Bond for the Capital Program for 2020.

An introduction at the Township Committee meeting on August 17, is on the agenda.

The capital improvement plan includes items that are not included in the general budget. They are items that have a longer expected useful life, including:

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Paving Holland Road phase 1 this sought after project is estimated at about a million and would be partially offset by a NJDOT Grant of $275,000.

Also on track are park improvements ($244,000) and improvements to Croydon Hall Gym ($275,000)

Public Safety is high on the list as well. The Township Committee plans to buy a new fire truck at about $600,000 and a new ambulance for about $235,000.

The bond ordinance requires two votes. An introduction by simple majority (3 yes votes) on August 17th, followed by a public hearing and second reading a couple weeks later. After at least four (2/3 majority) vote 'yes', it will then be passed and about 20 days later, the money can be invested in contracts for the improvements.

By moving forward now, it is hoped that Holland Road Phase 1 can be out to bid, awarded and paved before winter.