Hazlet news briefs, Jan. 6


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During the final days of 2020, members of the Hazlet Township Committee completed several items of municipal business.

Final payments totaling $1.8 million were issued for improvements to local roads. Chief Financial Officer Robert Phillips was authorized to make final payments for improvements at Bethany Road and Lynn Boulevard, and at Franciscan Way and Park Avenue.

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According to resolutions, S. Brothers Inc. performed the improvements at Bethany Road and Lynn Boulevard ($1.12 million). The improvements at Franciscan Way and Park Avenue were performed by Lancha Construction ($696,119).

And, committee members passed a resolution to accept the 2019 audit. Under state law, the governing body of every municipality must conduct an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions.

According to a resolution, the 2019 audit contains no recommendations and because no recommendations were made, officials were not required to prepare a corrective action plan.

Also, municipal officials authorized Hazlet to participate in the Defense Logistics Agency Law Enforcement Support Office 1033 Program, which will permit them to request and acquire excess U.S. Department of Defense equipment.

Equipment acquired from the program may include office supplies, computers, electronic equipment, generators, non-military vehicles, traffic and transit signal systems, exercise equipment, farming and moving equipment, medical tools and first aid equipment and supplies, construction materials, respirators and any other supplies or equipment of a non-military nature.

And, a contract has been awarded for the construction of a restroom building at Natco Park, Middle Road. The $137,535 contract was awarded to Precise Construction Inc., Freehold Township. Bids for the job were also received from Montana Construction Inc. ($485,550); Kalogridis Contracting LLC ($225,025); and Whirl Construction ($147,059).

Finally, committee members authorized a shared services agreement with Middletown for animal control services.

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