WEST ORANGE, NJ – Five resolutions were adopted at the West Orange Township Council’s June 26 meeting that authorize the spending of more than $1.5 million on township improvements and new police vehicles.

Costliest among the expenditures was the council’s go-ahead to remove and replace both the artificial turf field and the all-weather running track at the West Orange High School’s stadium. The contract was awarded to Field Turf, and the total cost to renovate both field and track is $737,532, according to the council.

Another resolution authorized a contract for A & J Contractors Group to improve Curtis Avenue and Garfield Avenue. The council approved spending $661,454 on this project.

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More than $74,100 was approved for the improvement and renovation of the West Orange Public Library building. Herbst Musicano was approved as the contractor for this project, which includes improving the building’s plumbing and electrical design services as well as its fire alarm system.

“The improvements to the library building will put it in compliance with American Disabilities Act requirements,” said Lenny LePore, municipal engineer.

In addition, the council approved the purchase of five 2018 police Interceptor SUV’s and one 2018 Ford F-250.

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