MILLSTONE – Municipal officials are seeking $350,000 in state funding to help cover the $850,000 cost of improvements to a Millstone Township road.
On June 17, Township Committee members approved the submission of a grant application and the execution of a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for improvements to Millstone Road between Route 33 and Perrineville Road.
According to the resolution, the total construction estimate for the improvements is $850,000 and the township anticipates receiving $350,000 from the DOT to help cover the cost. Millstone will pay the balance of $500,000 for the improvements, and the administrative and engineering costs.
In other business, the committee passed resolutions authorizing the award of contracts for emergency tree removal.
One tree removal took place on Stillhouse Road, near Crest Circle, on June 2. Timberwolf Tree Service Inc. was awarded an emergency contract in the amount of $2,000 to immediately remove the tree.
A second tree removal took place on Conover Road on June 12. An emergency contract in the amount of $1,200 was awarded to Timberwolf Tree Service Inc. to immediately removal the tree.
Both resolutions stated that the actions were required immediately due to public health, safety and welfare concerns.
And, committee members granted two-year mining permits for sand mining operations at Preston Pit Inc./Preston Pit II (formerly Sahara Sands) and Stavola Realty Company. Both mining permits will be effective through June 30, 2022.
Finally, resolutions were passed appointing Melissa Peerboom as deputy chief financial officer, Lorraine Maher as township tax search officer, and Andrew Clark and Hunter Zimmerman as a full-time Department of Public Works laborers.