Aberdeen officials will fund municipal improvements

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ABERDEEN – The Township Committee has introduced a $1.71 million bond ordinance which, if adopted, will help to finance $1.9 million worth of water main replacements in Aberdeen Township.

Officials will provide a $190,000 down payment as part of the appropriation. The ordinance was introduced on Sept. 3. A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17. Committee members may adopt the ordinance following the public hearing.

Municipal officials said the improvement being authorized is the replacement of water mains on the east side of Atlantic Avenue from Church Street to 2nd Street.

In other business, committee members introduced an ordinance which, if adopted, will  finance $625,000 in capital, sewer and water improvements.

Officials said $85,000 will come from the capital improvement fund for improvements and maintenance at the Department of Public Works (DPW) yard, including lights, signs, the recycling area and tanks; and improvements to the town hall exterior, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, the parking lot, municipal court and bathrooms.

Committee members said $390,000 will come from the sewer capital improvement fund to replace pumps at various pump stations, and for the acquisition of equipment and machinery for the DPW.

Officials said $150,000 will come from the water capital improvement fund for the acquisition of hydrants, valves and repair parts; the acquisition of equipment for the DPW; and improvements and repairs to the Jersey Avenue water plant.