Council passes two ordinances Tuesday

Measures to improve water systems, capital improvement projects


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  • Members of the Sparta Township Council are pictured at Tuesday's meeting. photo by megan latorre



By Megan LaTorre

— Two ordinances were adopted at the Sparta Township Council bimonthly meeting Tuesday.

Ordinance 14-05, amounting to $1 million, will be put toward various capital improvements projects including work to the Department of Public Works, the police and fire departments, road repairs, and the purchase of IT equipment.

The ordinance was originally introduced at the July 8 meeting.

Some of the work including among the projects are resurfacing to various township roads and drainage repairs. The ordinance also includes $50,000 on equipment for the police and fire departments, respectively, and building and grounds work at the municipal and parks and recreation buildings.

Ordinance 14-06 is a bond ordinance appropriating $598,500 toward improving the township’s water utility systems.

The particulars of these improvements would be for radio read meters, security fencing, improving the water supply and distribution system including upgrading water mains in and around Alpine Trail and Chickadee Terrace, as well as improving other structures.

There was also discussion Tuesday of putting $41,000 that was received from the state to a variety of projects, which include litter control, road side clean up, adding new garbage contains in public spaces such as parks, and consolidating waste.

Other business

One particular issue was brought to the council’s attention by a citizen pertaining to a wall installed on Sussex Mills Road for a landslide, which occurred in 2011.

The citizen said that the wall should be removed now that there were no longer landslides. The council decided to contact the engineer about the wall.

In preparation for the upcoming September storm season, the “Step Into Storm Season” initiative will be kicking off.

The initiative is to get people to think about being better prepared in emergencies and maintaining a strong self-sufficiency during the storm season in the fall.

For updates on the happenings of the Sparta Township Council visit: http://www.spartanj.org.


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