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Sayreville allots funding for road improvements, police vehicles

SAYREVILLE – The Sayreville Borough Council has introduced a $3 million bond ordinance intended to provide improvements to the borough’s roads.

The bond ordinance was introduced at a council meeting on June 26. A public hearing on the bond ordinance is scheduled for the council’s July 24 meeting in Borough Hall, 167 Main St., beginning at 7 p.m. The council may adopt the bond ordinance that evening.

If adopted, the $3 million will be dedicated toward improvements to Norton Street, N. Ernston Road, Vineyard Avenue, Chevalier Avenue off Oak Street, Charles Street, Haag Street and the Main Street Extension, along with all other necessary or incidental work, materials and appurtenances, according to the bond ordinance.

Additionally, the ordinance authorizes the issuance of $2.85 million in bonds or notes to finance part of the $3 million.

The down payment for the improvements, according to the bond ordinance, will be $150,000. Also included in the cost of the improvements will be an aggregate amount not exceeding $475,000 for interest on said obligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs and other items of expense, according to the ordinance.

In other business, the council passed six individual resolutions authorizing the following purchases:

  • Seven 2017 Police Interceptor utility vehicles from Winner Ford of Cherry Hill – not to exceed $184,548;
  • Emergency lighting and equipment on new police vehicles from East Coast Emergency Lighting of Millstone – not to exceed $97,401;
  • Two 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe police pursuit vehicles from Mall Chevrolet of Cherry Hill – not to exceed $78,846;
  • Two 2017 Ford pick-up trucks from Beyer Ford of Morristown – not to exceed $56,066;
  • 10 Watch Guard in-vehicle cameras from Advanced Electronic Design of North Attelboro, Massachusetts – not to exceed $55,860;
  • One truckload of automated refuse containers from IPL Environmental of Saint Damien, Canada – not to exceed $27,616.

Council President Daniel Buchanan and council members Steven Grillo, Victoria Kilpatrick, Pat Lembo, Ricci Melendez and Mary Novak voted in favor of the purchases.

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