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Marlboro council adopts bond ordinances to fund improvements

MARLBORO – The members of the Marlboro Township Council have adopted three bond ordinances that will fund local improvements during 2022 and 2023.

All three bond ordinances were unanimously adopted by the five council members during a meeting that was held on July 21.

Voting “yes” to adopt each ordinance were Township Council President Juned Qazi, Vice President Antoinette Dinuzzo, Councilwoman Randi Marder, Councilman Michael Milman and Councilman Michael Scalea.

The first bond ordinance that was adopted, No. 2022-007, provides for the completion of general capital improvements and the acquisition of equipment which will be funded with an appropriation of $9.1 million ($8.66 million in bonds or notes and a down payment of $423,368).

According to the ordinance, road and drainage improvements will include improvements to storm water basins; excavation, milling, paving and reconstruction of roads; the sealing of pavement cracks; repairs and/or installation of curbs, curb ramps, sidewalks and driveway aprons; road painting; landscaping and other aesthetic improvements.

Improvements will be made to the management information system and include the acquisition of management information equipment.

The ordinance provides for the acquisition of ambulances, non-passenger vehicles and related equipment for Marlboro’s first aid squads and the police department; the acquisition of a new bucket truck and related equipment; and improvements to the township’s fueling systems.

Improvements will be made to township buildings and grounds, including complex roof and structural repairs and the replacement of chiller pipe and improvements to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Recreational improvements will include the replacement of synthetic turf and crumb rubber, and related equipment. The ordinance will also fund improvements to the Marlboro Police Department communications system, including related equipment.

The second bond ordinance that was adopted, No. 2022-008, provides for the completion of water utility capital improvements which will be funded by the appropriation of $4.5 million in bonds or notes, with no down payment required because the Marlboro’s water utility is self-liquidating.

The ordinance will fund improvements to utility equipment and facilities; water main replacement at various locations, including Wyncrest Road and Brookside Circle, Mockingbird Lane and Peacock Lane, and Nolan Road to Route 97; the acquisition of a pick-up truck with plow.

And, improvements to the septic field at the Harbor Road water treatment plant; improvements to commercial water meters; the acquisition and installation of hydrants, valves and pipes; and the acquisition and installation of computer hardware and software for offices.

The third bond ordinance that was adopted, No. 2022-009, provides for the completion of swim utility capital improvements which will be funded by the appropriation of $236,348 ($224,762 in bonds or notes and a down payment of $11,586).

Marlboro has two swim clubs: the Marlboro Swim Club on Gordons Corner Road, which is also the site of Marlboro Country Park; and the Aquatic Center Swim Club on Vanderburg Road, which is temporarily closed for various reasons, according to municipal officials.

According to the ordinance, the improvements to be undertaken will include the resurfacing of basketball courts at the Marlboro Swim Club and the Aquatic Center Swim Club; the resurfacing of a walkway at Marlboro Country Park; the replacement of awnings; sunbrella equipment and concession stand equipment at the Marlboro Swim Club.

And, the repair and/or replacement of pool tank tiles at the Marlboro Swim Club; improvements to the concrete pool deck at the Marlboro Swim Club; the restoration of green space at the Marlboro Swim Club; and the acquisition of recreational equipment.

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