Aberdeen Township officials adopt bond ordinance for road improvements


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ABERDEEN – The members of the Township Council have adopted a $990,000 bond ordinance to provide funding for road improvements on Autumn Lane in Aberdeen Township.

“Autumn Lane is being added to our 2021 road improvement program as the mayor and council have dedicated [more than] $16 million to road restoration in Aberdeen over the last four years.

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“With the addition of Autumn Lane, Aberdeen is spending approximately $3.8 million this year in road reconstruction and resurfacing,” Public Information Officer John Roman said.

On June 3, the council members adopted a $990,000 bond ordinance to partially fund $1.1 million worth of road improvements for Autumn Lane. A down payment of $110,000 will be paid by the township as required by the Local Bond Law.

“Autumn Lane is in need of reconstruction and repaving. Autumn Lane, as well as Ardmore Lane, Asbury Lane and Iona Place, will be fully reconstructed. The projects are expected to begin as early as this fall.

“The full reconstruction of a road typically includes excavation and pavement reconstruction, the replacement of curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons, as well as storm sewer improvements,” Roman said.

In other business, the council members authorized an agreement with CME Associates for licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) engineering services for the Strathmore Area pump station. The agreement is in the amount not to exceed $49,750.

“Site contamination from historic operations can impact soil, sediment, surface water and ground water in several areas of concern,” Roman said. “Aberdeen Township previously retained LSRP services from CME Associates to direct remedial activates. CME Associates issued a remedial investigation report (RIR) in May 2016 and a Remedial Action Workplan (RAW) in 2019.”

Based on a review of the RIR and the RAW, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requested an additional assessment of potential impacts to ecological receptors, Roman explained.

“The resolution the council passed is authorizing funds to be spent for additional sampling in freshwater wetlands and Mohingson Brook, as well as to update the required ecological risk assessment for the site,” he said.

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