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Aberdeen council plans for sewer upgrades

ABERDEEN – The Township Council has introduced a $185,000 bond ordinance that will help to fund $417,000 worth of sewer improvements in Aberdeen Township.

The ordinance was introduced April 15. Council members scheduled a public hearing for May 6 and may adopt the ordinance following the public hearing.

The improvements would consist of line rehabilitation and related televising equipment; pump replacement at each pump station; manhole rehabilitation; improvements and upgrades at pump station No. 3; the acquisition of an autodialer; and the acquisition of pump station alarms, according to municipal officials.

Although no down payment is required, officials will pay $232,000 to fund the portion of the improvements that will not be covered by the bond ordinance. Those funds will come from previously adopted budgets, according to the council.

In other business, council members took action to seek state funding that will permit Aberdeen Township police officers to employ body worn cameras for the first time.

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, offers a body worn camera grant program. Police Chief Alan Geyer said officials are applying for funding for the first time.

The grant program is designed to provide eligible law enforcement agencies with state funding to assist in the purchase of body worn cameras, ancillary equipment and storage.

Law enforcement agencies that apply for a grant are expected to be notified by June if they have been selected to receive funding, according to the council members.

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