Monroe council slated to hold final vote on $3.5M bond measure Monday

BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jun 29, 2018

MONROE – Council members will hold a final vote and public hearing Monday night on a $3.5 million bond ordinance for various capital improvement projects.

The ordinance was introduced at the June 6 public meeting. If approved the bond would cover costs for some smaller necessities such as $8,000 for acquiring new equipment for the Planning and Zoning Office such as chairs and file cabinets to $1.1 million for roadway, sidewalk and curb improvements to various streets.

The proposal also includes $650,000 for improvement projects to Daniel and 10th streets that the state Department of Transportation has pledge $475,000 to help cover the costs. The DOT funding for Daniel and 10th streets were part of $12.5 million Middlesex County towns were awarded earlier this year.

Some of the other items in the bond ordinance include: $350,000 for a traffic signal at Mount Mills and Englishtown roads; $229,000 for police equipment such as an E-Ticketing system, radar equipment, in-car cameras and gasmasks with filters; $250,000 for upgrades to the municipality facility; $435,000 for police facility upgrades; and $200,000 to install a concession stand and ADA-compliant restrooms at Daniel Ryan Park.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1 Municipal Plaza.