As a courtesy to our SHPOA Members, we’re bringing you this summary of the Stone Harbor Work Session and Council Meeting on June 15, 2021.
The Borough is considering changes to its alert system for floods and other emergencies. During Council’s June 15, 2021 work session, Emergency Management Coordinator Jonathan LaKose said the Borough is looking into new technology which should not replace the existing system. He argued in favor of keeping sirens and audible alerts because they let people know when something bad might happen. The alarm system was used twice this year during flooding events. A resident who lives in a highly flood-prone area said the alarm should have gone off more times.
To sign up for alerts on your devices use these links: https://stoneharboremergency.com/
Regular Council Meeting
Bonding for equipment, pumping station, and land for Public Works buildings
The Council gave preliminary approval to $9.2 million in bonds which include $7 million towards the construction of a pump station at 93rd Street as well as upgrades to pipes and other work.
The ordinance includes $2.4 million to purchase land at 514 N. Wildwood Rood and 504 N. Pershing Avenue in Middle Township for public works buildings.
And it would allocate $276,000 for the purchase of a street sweeper and other equipment.
Bonding for water and sewer system work
Council gave preliminary approval to a $6.7 million bond to cover water and sewer improvements. The bond includes $3.9 million for construction and reconstruction of sanitary sewers around 3rd Avenue; $2 million to upgrade infrastructure at 99th, 101st, 102th, 103rd, 104th, 106th and 108th streets. It also includes $710,000 for a new lift station and force main near 114th Street and other expenses.
For documents from the meeting, please follow this link: https://stoneharbornj.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/June-15-2021.pdf
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