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Lower to Bond $8.5M for Infrastructure, Equipment

Lower to Bond $8.5M for Infrastructure, Equipment

By Christopher South

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VILLAS – The Lower Township Council on May 6 introduced two bond ordinances for nearly $8.5 million, for road, drainage and other capital improvements.

Bond Ordinance 2024-03 will appropriate $3.6 million for road and drainage projects. The bond requires a $180,000 down payment, with bonding of $3.42 million. The scope of the project includes Corson Lane, Frances Avenue, Howland Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard from Atlantic to Beach avenues, plus the rehabilitation or replacement of Village Road bulkheads and Delaware Bay outfall extensions and other work related to road and drainage improvements. Road improvements range from sealing to full-depth pavement replacement, as needed, and Americans with Disabilities Act improvements.

Bond Ordinance 1014-04 will appropriate $4.87 million for various capital improvements, including $1.46 million for park improvements; $1.06 million for various public works equipment, including a tub grinder, stake body truck, rear-load trash truck and a pole barn; $651,900 for Police Department equipment, including data collection gear, a security cabinet, cameras, an automatic license plate reader system, electronic speed signage, a trailer, an all-wheel-drive vehicle and two passenger vehicles, and miscellaneous office equipment, and $1.69 million for administration, including replacement of roofs and HVAC systems for various buildings, computer hardware and software and various office equipment and furnishings.

Both ordinances are scheduled for a second reading and adoption on Monday, May 20, at 5 p.m.

Contact the reporter, Christopher South, at csouth@cmcherald.com or 609-886-8600, ext. 128.

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Christopher South is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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