Capital Budget to Fund Drainage, Paving Projects
New press box for Brick Little League in budget as well
In addition to funding a transition to automated recycling and repairs needed at the township's police firing range, the 2012 capital budget will provide for a number of improvement projects around town.
The budget, which will be considered on second reading at the June 12 council meeting, sets aside $2,216,000 for various road projects, including paving and drainage improvements.
Areas slated for improvements include Hendrickson Avenue, Lakewood Gardens, Bay Harbor Estates and Riviera Estates.
"The potential costs of ignoring problems far outweighs the cost of repairing them," said Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis, adding that the projects are "essential for the community."
In addition to the road projects, the capital budget includes $300,000 for the design of the Colorado Park improvement project, $652,000 for the replacement of Bayside Park bulkheading, $60,000 for the construction of a press box for Brick Little League and $85,000 for replacement of the boiler at the township municipal complex.
The council introduced the capital budget, which totals $8,798,100, last week.