KEYPORT – A new special law enforcement officer for the Keyport Police Department has been appointed by the members of the Borough Council.
During a meeting on Sept. 21, council members appointed Robert DiLaurenzio as a Class I special law enforcement officer. DiLaurenzio’s term will conclude on Dec. 31, after which he may be reappointed to the governing body. The position pays $13.60 per hour.
According to a resolution, Class I police officers are authorized to perform routine traffic details, spectator control and other similar duties. All special law enforcement officers are appointed for a one-year term.
The appointment of DiLaurenzio was recommended by Police Chief Shannon Torres and approved by Borough Administrator Jay Delaney, according to the resolution.
In other business, the council members awarded a contract to CME Associates, the borough’s engineering firm, for engineering services related to a water and sanitary sewer system improvement project at Church Street.
The contract awarded to CME Associates is in an amount not to exceed $68,500, according to a resolution.
According to a letter from CME Associates to Delaney, the firm will provide construction phase services in the estimated cost of $58,500, and the preparation of construction plans and bid documents in the estimated cost of $10,000, for the $68,500 total fee estimate.
The firm’s work will include preparing the construction plans for the water and sanitary sewer improvements in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requirements and providing full-time observation of the utility improvements for the anticipated construction time, according to the letter.