STAFFORD — At the most recent Stafford Township Council meeting on October 1, much information was shared by our leaders. Here are a few topics most notable.

Route 72 Construction

  • Councilman George Williams reported about the recent work stoppage on Route 72 construction.  Williams reported that the engineers documentation left out the gas and electric utilities in the work specifications. This is what caused the work delay.  If you are driving on Route 72 this week, you will notice that work has resumed. Williams said the project is expected to be completed by summer. 

Flooding

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  • Councilman MIchael Pfancook reported from the Public Works that crews have created another spillway on Atlantis Avenue, which should reduce flooding problems in the area of Mermaid Drive and Atlantis. Pfancook also reminded residents to leave the leaves they rake on their properties to avoid clogging up drains to minimize flooding. 

Ocean County Sustainability Hub Meeting

  • Stafford Township will host a meeting of the Ocean County Sustainability Hub on Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Bay Avenue Community Center. The meeting is open to anyone interested in conserving natural resources, recycling laws, and the future of the Green Team in town, according to Environmental Commission member and Green Team member Sharon McKenna. One key objective is to establish more municipal Green Teams throughout the county, she said.

Construction Set to Start on New Morris Boulevard Bridge

  • The Morris Boulevard Bridge will be shut to traffic approximately October 21 to begin construction of the new bridge according to the Ocean County Engineering Department.  The replacement bridge will have a nine foot under clearance and 40 feet total width.  The size will be similar to the bridge on Marsha Drive.