EATONTOWN – Members of the Eatontown Borough Council have awarded a contract for the collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclable materials for the next three years.
During a meeting on Oct. 28, council members awarded the contract to Republic Services of New Jersey, LLC (Marpal Disposal) for solid waste and recyclable materials collection and disposal services.
Marpal Disposal was the only firm to submit a bid for the contract, according to a resolution. The company will receive $2.02 million for solid waste collection and disposal services and $581,380 for recycling services over the next three years. The total contract is for $2.61 million.
In other business, council members authorized a contract with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) for animal control services in the borough.
The MCSPCA, which has its headquarters at 260 Wall St. in the borough, provides the services to Eatontown at a cost of $18,000 annually, according to a resolution.
The initial agreement between Eatontown and the MCSPCA was made in 2018. Through the council’s action, the agreement for animal control services will continue through 2021, after which it may be renewed by the governing body.
And, council members authorized the application and execution of a contract for a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The grant being sought by borough officials will be used for the Eatontown Therapeutic Recreation program, also known as Together One Community (TOC).
According to a resolution, Eatontown is seeking a $15,000 grant from the DCA, with a $3,000 borough match. During 2021, TOC is scheduled to provide seven special events and each event will have a component that is integrated and inclusive of individuals who have a disability.
“This program continues to be a source of pride for Eatontown,” officials wrote in the resolution.
In other action, council members confirmed the appointment of Evan LaValle as a sergeant in the Eatontown First Aid Squad. LaValle’s term will conclude by the end of the year, after which he may be reappointed by the council.
Finally, the council authorized a shared services agreement with the Eatontown Sewerage Authority for the rental of a Vac-Con truck. According to a resolution, the borough will rent the truck and a driver to maintain local storm water sewer systems.