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Aberdeen council introduces bond ordinance to fund projects

ABERDEEN – Members of the Township Council in Aberdeen Township have introduced a $3.92 million bond ordinance to fund capital improvements throughout the municipality.

During a meeting on April 15, the council introduced a $3.92 million bond ordinance to help fund $4.67 million worth of capital improvements in the community.

A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for May 6. The council may adopt the ordinance following the public hearing.

The improvements will also be funded by a $270,000 grant the township has received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and $480,500 in down payments which have been made available by one or more previously adopted budgets, according to municipal officials.

The improvements to be made include:

• The milling and paving of Cliffwood Avenue from Route 35 to Lenox Road, including curbs and handicap crossings;

• The reconstruction of the entire length of Ardmore Lane, Asbury Lane and Iona Place;

• The milling and paving of Gaston Street, Highfield Road, Gerard Avenue, Sunnybrook Place and other streets;

• The acquisition of a generator for the Department of Public Works building; the acquisition of equipment and maintenance for all parks;

• Improvements to Ross Field, including the replacement of play equipment, the resurfacing of the basketball court, and drainage improvements and stabilization near the basketball court/Cliffwood Avenue;

• Improvements to Midland Park, including the resurfacing of two basketball courts and landscaping upgrades;

• Improvements to Cambridge Park, including stairs, drainage and fencing;

• Heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements at Town Hall exterior and interior, courtroom and bathroom;

• For the Department of Planning and Zoning, the acquisition of data and document management equipment;

• For the Aberdeen Township Police Department, new office space, the acquisition of body armor and records scanning.

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