Welsbach Awarded Contract To Build Milltown's New Power Substation, Groundbreaking Held

Milltown Mayor Eric Steeber addresses the group gathered for the groundbreaking of the new power substation along with the Milltown Borough Council. Credits: Rob Rakossy
Credits: Rob Rakossy
Credits: Rob Rakossy
Credits: Rob Rakossy
Credits: Rob Rakossy

MILLTOWN, NJ - After years of effort, wrangling, begging, and pleading, the Milltown Borough Council on September 17 awarded the contract to build the long awaited new electrical substation to Welsbach Electrical Corporation.  Welsbach was selected as the winner over two other bidders after three excellent presentations given to the council during their last scheduled meeting on September 8.

Once the awarding of the contract was completed, planning could commence in earnest on the start of the project, and with great excitement, a ceremonial groundbreaking took place last Friday afternoon, September 26.  The event was hosted by Mayor Steeber, and also featured all of the members of the borough council, members of Welsbach, former members of the council, as well as many township residents. 

During his remarks, Mayor Steeber thanked State Senator Bob Smith, who was instrumental in getting the needed land swap approved by the State Senate last year, along with the Middlesex Country Board of Chosen Freeholders.  In addition to Mayor Steeber, Milltown Borough Council members Randy Farkas and Joseph Pietanza thanked Sen. Smith and the Freeholders, as well as the hard working members of the Substation committee, as well former councilmen George Murray and Richard Ryan.

Members of Welsbach also spoke, voicing their excitement about being selected to be the contractor on the project, and their eagerness to fulfill this long overdue achievement for the borough of Milltown. The work is beginning in earnest this week as the final approvals come back from the DEP, and everyone is optimistic that the official opening of the new substation will happen sometime during the spring of 2015.

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